Model AddOn 2.50 €
As of now, the F3K Glider AddOn is included in the BasicsP Addon package.
This is a pre-configured "BasicsDLG" model with all settings for DLG use, to be used as alternative for the BasicsP "Eglide" model. After unzipping the received files to the SDCard of your Taranis, just restore the "BasicsDLG" model, and long press PAGE to enter the App manager and review and adjust your settings:
- 4 channel receiver servo order (FlapL,FlapR,Elevator,Rudder)
- preset on SF for launch and zoom on release
- flaps on throttle stick, 10% dead band
- autoreturn to normal flight modes when pushing elevator forward while flap stick to zero.
- 3 standard flight modes (cruise, speed and thermal), extendable to 8 and Trim.
- camber settings per flight mode, including elevator trim
- camber fine tune by slider, increase to double, in speed and thermal flight modes
- timer on release of launch switch
- trim mode for easy servo adjustments: pull on SH will reverse flaperons and eliminate offset, facilitating servo neutral, offset and travel trim settings.
Have fun and
First, make sure the servos move in the correct direction, and that the servo for the left flaperon is really controlling the left flaperon, and right the right. This can be done by only connecting one of the servos to the receiver, or by inverting one of the flaperon servos in the 'servo trim' page, and check it's the one corresponding to the correct wing that is reverting.
Next, make sure that you put the trim switch in the down position, triggering trim mode. A repetitive sound will tell you it is in trim mode. If you are in launch or zoom mode, the trim switch is not active. So perhaps you need to return the flaps, and push the elevator stick a little, to get out of launch or zoom mode into trim mode.
In trim mode, by pulling the multiswitch without flaps deployed, the servos will go to their neutral position. In an ideal setup, the flaperons will both be in the middle of their range of possible travel, so actually both will be down for a certain percentage. Now, release the Multi switch, adjust the servo center trims for the left and right flaperons, and pull the Multi switch again, to check that they are as close as possible in the mid range of their travel, and equal to each other.
Next, apply some flaps, and make sure that when applying full flaps, the servos don't bind and the flaps are as low as possible, the full-brakes position. You can do so by adjusting the lower limit of the servo travel in the servo trim page.
Then, with the flaps in the down position, pul the Multi switch again. Both flaperons will now go to their upper position. Again, adjust limits, so that the servos don't bind.
Last thing to do, is to set the proper flaperon offset. Still in trim mode, without flaps deployed, adjust the zero-offset by using the throttle trim buttons while pulling the Multi switch. You will have to check the needed correction without the Multi switch pulled, pull the Multi switch, adjust the offset with the throttle trim buttons and release the Multi switch again. This procedure may sound complicated, but is a safety measure, so that you can even fly the plane in trim mode, if activated by default.
If you don't like this switch only procedure, you can also adjust the offset value in the menu ('servo trim' or 'flaperon' page).
Make sure you set the flaperons to be in the position needed for cruise mode, even if that may mean that the flaperons will not be level with the center wing section. This is needed to have the flaperons move up and down from this cruise position for the speed and thermal flight modes.
Don't forget to return the trim switch.
That's it, basic setup.
Flightmode dependant camber system setup
The camber system is already preset, to be roughly correct. So elevator and camber settings are already set for launch, release, cruis, speed and thermal mode.
Before adjusting them, we suggest to trim your plane for level flight, by adjusting the elevator servo center trim position, and do the final trims with the normal elevator trim buttons.
Then you are ready to adjust the flight mode dependant camber settings:
Put the trim switch in the middle position, to activate the camber trim system. The elevator and throttle trims do not act as model trims anymore, but as adjustments for the camber and elevator for the flightmode that is active.
So, to adjust the elevator preset for launch mode, pull the launch switch and keep it pulled, to adjust it with the elevator trim buttons. Same goes for throttle trim buttons for adjusting camber settings.
To adjust it for release mode, just release the launch switch, and adjust the camber and elevator offsets with the trim buttons.
Push the elevator stick over a little to deactivate the release mode and enter into cruise, speed or thermal mode, and adjust each of these settings at will.
All settings can also be adjusted in the 'camber' page of the custom menu, by using the plus and minus buttons next to the screen. But again, only for the currently active flightmode.
Return the trim switch to the up position, and the trim buttons will regain their normal function, adjusting the general trims for all flightmodes.
Have fun and