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FrSky S6R RX – Wing Setup How To

This page is in response to two comments on my youtube channel:
peteroake channel

Eric/Warren, I hope this is some help to you.

Ill start by saying I am NOT an expert, its just that I have played around with this till I finally got it working the way I expected it to. Do I know if this is the right way – No!       hahahah
But I will say All of my Wings are flying Perfectly using this setup.

My Taranis has the following switch design for using the S6R:
SF = Throttle Cut
SA= Low, Med, High Rates
SB= Up is Stabilize Mode, Middle is OFF, and Down is Auto Level
S1= Pot to control intensity of Stabilize mode (when SB is in up position)

My radio is running Opentx 2.9 the last stable version before the release of Ver3.
I use OpenTx Companion 2.1 and to make things easier here is a link to a compressed copy of my S6R only Wings. You can open this beside your own radio models inside Companion and I believe just drag any one of my models to your radio.
Link: S6R Wings Companion File

This file, if you open any of the models, contains the following info. In case you cant add one of my models to your radio, just create a new and match every page shown here:
(double click to view full screen)

And for the mostImportant Part, the Config File for the RX itself. Here are screenshots of the actual settings for the wing at the top of this page:

 

Some Final Notes:

When in Auto Level, I set SA DOWN – this gives me Max Rates and makes it very easy to control the wing, even with AutoLevel active. Typically, for me, S1 is at about 20%, this seems to be enough for even moderate wind.
You MUST do the final setup of the RX – where you power the model, wait till its initialized, they Briefly press the bind button and MOVE ALL STICKS to their extents. (only needs to be done once)
If you don’t, your servo throw will be too small to successfully control the model.

If you look at my youtube channel at the recent video of the Wing Jet from World models, it is also using this exact setup. And if I did not crash that thing, this must be a good setup! hahahah

Scratch Builds

Have not been posting here in a while, weather is changing and not as many opportunities to fly, so don’t do as much building when I cant maiden (crash) the creations.

Here are a few over the last few weeks:

My rendition of the Balsa Plan called the wot4 or watt4. Scaled the drawing down to 45%. High wing but fully symmetrical so wanted to see what it can do. No rudder servo, 1540kv motor, 7×5 prop.

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FrankenPlane: Wings are from a smashed Katana, elevator from a smashed Bravado, fuse and tail hot cut foam. Powered by a 36series 1500kv motor, should be interesting to see if it will fly!

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Profile plane, modelled after the electrifly 300 – this flew very well!

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Wing Addiction

For the last few weeks I have been totally engrossed with Flying Wings, and have built at least a dozen.

I have been trying different airfoils, from clarkY to fully symmetrical, and have decided the most stable is the ‘clark’ series.

Have tried different designs, sizes and motor changes, all the way up to an 11″ prop on a 800mm wing.  As I like fast wings, the ideal setup for me is a 2200kv, with a 3s 2200 Lipo – a bit heavy for fast elevation changes, but overall fun if you don’t mind crashing into the ground once a day!

Here is a picture of my latest design – hot cut clarkZ airfoil, from dense thick foam, covered in 5mm laminate them wing tape for color. Driven by a 2200 kv & a 6×4 prop, this is my favorite over all design.

As well, the Videos linked below contain some shots of other wings I have built and crashed.

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Combat Wing Build Log

Have been having so much fun with the gremlins & wings, as fun to fly no stress scratchbuilds, that its time to build wings for Combat.

First they have to be Cheap to make, and take little time to build since the expectation is they will be crashed in short order!

I started looking at A. Newtons site, where he hot cuts wings based on the FT mini wing plan. Well, the LAR principle kicked in as I started copying his template, and it just did not:
Look About Right!

I wanted a wing with the CG easier to meet, based on some ZRM motors I have from an old quad, a 3s 1300 pack and enough reinforcement to keep these wings together for a while….

My template,  when the LAR principle kicked in, has a wing span of 735mm, Root chord of 315, Tip chord of 163 and a sweep of 234mm. All this translates to a calculated CG of 145mm.

More to come as I add motors, corroplast fins, etc!

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Finished – coroplast winglets, 2300kv swinging 6×4 prop with blheli matched esc’s.

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WTF Returns….

Since the destruction of planes seems to have become common these last few trips to the field, I have an abundance of left over pieces from smashed planes….

The three contraptions below consist of parts from the following planes I have crashed….
Corsair
Gremlin
Storch
Guinea
Wingnetic
Ugly Stick
Slow Stick

Will they Fly????

Check out the Video of these:

 

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LAR Mini Gremlin

Looking at planks, I came across a site about the Combat Gremlin, and it offshoot, the Mini Gremlin. Its a site that sells a kit that has a foam core wing and plywood fuse.

Since its a retail item, there are no plans, and the most I could find was that it was 30″ wingspan.

Here is my Looks About Right (LAR) version of the plank. Symmetrical hot cut foam wing covered in wing tape, 1400 kv motor turning an 8×6 prop. I find the design strange, in that the fuse sits in a cutout you create it the wing, but the motor thrust line is above the wing. Before adding the rudder wings, I was tempted to built it upside down from  the original design!

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LAR #3 Extended Wing

Building on the previous wing, I added an 9″ center section to permit more equipment mounting area, and to widen the stance of the wing to see if more stability is created. CG for maiden is via the online cg calculator for wings.

I’ve powered this with a blue wonder 1750kv, swinging a fairly mild 7″ prop. It appears to have enough gumption to be able to fly, but I’m not expecting a speed demon. Should be fairly docile.

The wing is hot wire cut out of white styro, with a clarkX airfoil (scaled by 70% for end). Appears very light and cg when using a 3s-850 battery is difficult to set, thus I added the fuse/canopy to give me that few extra mm’s to meet the CG I think it should be at.

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