INSTRUCTION MANUAL 1M23N26602
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
1M23N26602
8J-2.4GHz
8-CHANNEL RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Technical updates and additional programming examples available at: http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq
Entire Contents © 2012
1M23N26602
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Trim....................................................................45
Sub Trim ............................................................46
Servo ..................................................................47
Fail Safe .............................................................48
Flaperon (ACRO Only) .....................................49
Flap Trim (ACRO Only) ....................................51
AIL DIFF (ACRO Only) ...................................52
Elevon (ACRO Only) ........................................53
Ailevator (ACRO Only) ....................................54
V-Tail (ACRO Only)..........................................55
Snap-Roll (ACRO Only) ...................................56
ELE-FLAP (ACRO Only) .................................59
Airbrake (ACRO Only) .....................................60
THR → Needle ..................................................62
THR Delay (ACRO Only) .................................63
THR-Curve (ACRO Only) ................................64
PIT-Curve (ACRO Only) ...................................64
Programmable MIX ...........................................65
Gyro Sens (ACRO Only) ..................................70
Swashplate Types (HELI only) ..........................73
Swash AFR (HELI only) ..................................75
Swash MIX (HELI only) ..................................76
THR MIX (HELI only) .....................................77
Swash Ring (HELI only) ..................................77
Flight Condition<Idle-up,THR-hold> (HELI
only) ...................................................................78
THR Curve (HELI only) ...................................81
PIT Curve (HELI only) .....................................81
REVO.MIX (HELI only) ..................................81
Offset (HELI only)............................................83
Delay (HELI only) ............................................84
HOV-THR (HELI only) ....................................85
HOV-PIT (HELI only) ......................................85
HI/LO-PIT (HELI only)....................................86
Gyro (HELI only) .............................................87
Governor (HELI only) ......................................89
TX Setting .........................................................91
Introduction .............................................................3
Service ......................................................................3
Usage Precautions ...................................................4
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Transmitter controls .............................................10
Transmitter batteries ............................................12
Switch assignment table .......................................13
Receiver and servo connections ...........................14
Charging batteries ...............................................15
Adjusting the length of the control sticks ...........16
Range check the radio ..........................................17
Radio Installation ..................................................18
Link procedure .....................................................21
S.BUS Installation .................................................22
Transmitter displays & buttons ...........................21
Warning & error displays ....................................24
Map of ACRO functions .......................................26
Programming the T8J-2.4GHz Radio .................27
(Common Functions)
Model Select .....................................................27
Model Copy ......................................................27
Model Data Reset...............................................28
Model Name ......................................................29
Parameter ...........................................................30
Model Type ........................................................30
RX select (S-FHSS /FHSS) ...............................31
ATL ....................................................................32
LCD adjustment .................................................32
Battery Type .......................................................33
Model Data Transmission .................................34
Reverse ..............................................................35
End Point ..........................................................36
Idle Down ..........................................................37
Throttle Cut ........................................................38
D/R,EXP ............................................................39
Timer ..................................................................42
AUX CH ............................................................43
Trainer ................................................................44
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing a Futaba® S-FHSS-2.4GHz* 8J series digital proportional R/C system. This system
is extremely versatile and may be used by beginners and pros alike. In order for you to make the best use of
system, please consult the manual, our online Frequently Asked Questions (on the web pages referenced
below), your hobby dealer, or the Futaba Service Center.
*S-FHSS: Super- Futaba Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
Owner’s Manual and Additional Technical Help
This manual has been carefully written to be as helpful to you, the new owner, as possible. There are many
pages of setup procedures and examples. However, it need not be your sole resource of setup guidelines for
your 8J. For example, pages 27-29 include setup instructions for a basic 4-channel airplane. The Frequently
Asked Questions web page referenced below includes this type of step-by-step setup instructions for a
variety of other model types, including multi-engine, complex gear installation, 7-servo aerobatic models,
140 degree CCPM, etc.
http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq
Due to unforeseen changes in production procedures, the information contained in this manual is subject to
change without notice.
Support and Service: It is recommended to have your Futaba equipment serviced annually during your
hobby’s “off season” to ensure safe operation.
IN NORTH AMERICA
Please feel free to contact the Futaba Service Center for assistance in operation, use and programming. Please
be sure to regularly visit the 8J Frequently Asked Questions web site at www.futaba-rc.com/faq/. This page
includes extensive programming, use, set up and safety information on the 8J radio system and is updated
regularly. Any technical updates and US manual corrections will be available on this web page. If you do not
us via email for the most rapid and convenient response.
Don’t have Internet access? Internet access is available at no charge at most public libraries, schools, and
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be printed and saved for future reference, and can be accessed at any hour of the day, night, weekend or
holiday. If you do not wish to access the internet for information, however, don’t worry. Our support teams
are available Monday through Friday 8-5 Central time to assist you.
FOR SERVICE ONLY:
Futaba Service Center
3002 N. Apollo Drive, Suite 1
Please start here for answers to most questions:
Champaign, IL 61822
www.futaba-rc.com/faq/
Phone: 217-398-0007
FACSIMILE: 217-398-7721
www.futaba-rc.com/service.html
PHONE: 217-398-8970 option 2
Email: service@futaba-rc.com
FOR SUPPORT :
OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA
(PROGRAMMING AND USER QUESTIONS)
Please contact your Futaba importer in your region of the world to assist you with any questions, problems or
service needs.
Please recognize that all information in this manual, and all support availability, is based upon the systems
sold in North America only. Products purchased elsewhere may vary. Always contact your region’s support
center for assistance.
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1. This product may be used for model airplane or surface (boat, car, robot) use. It is not intended for use in
any application other than the control of models for hobby and recreational purposes. The product is subject to
regulations of the Ministry of Radio/Telecommunications and is restricted under Japanese law to such purposes.
2. Exportation precautions:
(a) When this product is exported from the country of manufacture, its use is to be approved by the laws
governing the country of destination which govern devices that emit radio frequencies. If this product is then reexported to other countries, it may be subject to restrictions on such export. Prior approval of the appropriate
government authorities may be required. If you have purchased this product from an exporter outside your
country, and not the authorized Futaba distributor in your country, please contact the seller immediately to
determine if such export regulations have been met.
(b) Use of this product with other than models may be restricted by Export and Trade Control Regulations, and
an application for export approval must be submitted. This equipment must not be utilized to operate equipment
other than radio controlled models.
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adjustment, and replacement of parts on this product. Any such changes may void the warranty.
Federal Communications Commission Interference Statement (for U.S.A.)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
--Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
--Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
--Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
--Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION:
To assure continued FCC compliance:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this device could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separation distance of at least 20cm must be
maintained between the antenna of this device and all persons.
This device must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Compliance Information Statement (for U.S.A.)
This device, trade name Futaba Corporation of America, model number R2008SB, complies with part15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
The responsible party of this device compliance is:
Futaba Service Center
3002 N Apollo Drive Suite 1, Champaign, IL 61822 U.S.A.
TEL (217)398-8970 or E-mail: support@futaba-rc.com (Support)
TEL (217)398-0007 or E-mail: service@futaba-rc.com (Service)
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Meaning of Special Markings
Pay special attention to safety where indicated by the following marks:
DANGER - Procedures which may lead to dangerous conditions and cause death/serious injury if not
carried out properly.
WARNING - Procedures which may lead to a dangerous condition or cause death or serious injury
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CAUTION - Procedures where the possibility of serious injury to the user is small, but there is a
danger of injury, or physical damage, if not carried out properly.
= Prohibited
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Warning: Always keep electrical components away from small children.
FLYING SAFETY
WARNING
To ensure the safety of yourself and others, please observe the following precautions:
Have regular maintenance performed. Although your 8J protects the model memories with
non-volatile EEPROM memory (which does not require periodic replacement) and not a battery, the
transmitter still should have regular checkups for wear and tear. We recommend sending your system
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NiCd Battery
Charge the batteries! (See Charging the NiCd batteries, p. 15, for details.) Always recharge the
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your 8J’s built-in timer, and during the session pay attention to the duration of usage.
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battery warning systems, intended only as a precaution, to tell you when to recharge. Always
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chartered clubs across the country. Through any one of them, instructor training programs and insured
newcomer training are available. Contact the AMA at the address or toll-free phone number below.
Academy of Model Aeronautics
5161 East Memorial Drive
Muncie, IN 47302
Tele. (800) 435-9262
Fax (765) 289-4248
or via the Internet at http:\\www.modelaircraft.org
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power lines, tall buildings, or communication facilities as there may be radio interference in their
vicinity.
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mile range, or you may lose control of your aircraft or cause someone else to lose control.
To prevent possible damage to your radio gear, turn the power switches on and off in the proper sequence:
1. Pull throttle stick to idle position, or otherwise disarm your motor/engine.
2. Turn on the transmitter power and allow your transmitter to reach its home screen.
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the proper surface/throttle movements. Then turn the transmitter back on.
6. Start your engine.
7. Complete a full range check (see p. 22).
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motor/engine.
9. Turn off receiver power.
10. Turn off transmitter power.
your engine, or in the case of electric-powered or gasoline-powered models, the engine may unexpectedly
turn on and cause a severe injury.
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wind won't tip it over. If it is knocked over, the throttle stick may be accidentally moved, causing
the engine to speed up. Also, damage to your transmitter may occur.
In order to maintain complete control of your aircraft it is important that it remains visible at all
times. Flying behind large objects such as buildings, grain bins, etc. is not suggested. Doing so may
result in the reduction of the quality of the radio frequency link to the model.
Do not cover/hold the built-in antenna part of T8J-2.4G transmitter by your hand during
" Do not put any conductive plate/sticker on the antenna part. Otherwise, the operating range
may become shorter.
As with all radio frequency transmissions, the strongest area of signal transmission is from the sides
of the transmitter's antenna. As such, the antenna should not be pointed directly at the model. If your
Don’t fly in the rain! Water or moisture may enter the transmitter through the antenna or stick
openings and cause erratic operation or loss of control. If you must fly in wet weather during a
contest, be sure to cover your transmitter with a plastic bag or waterproof barrier. Never fly if
lightning is expected.
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A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO THE 8J SYSTEM
Note that in the text of this manual, beginning at this point, any time we are using a feature’s specialized
name or abbreviation as seen on the screen of the 8J, that name, feature, or abbreviation will be exactly as
seen on the radio’s screen, including capitalization and shown in a DIFFERENT TYPE STYLE for clarity. Any
SWITCH A, VR, or the THROTTLE
STICK, those words will be displayed as they are here.
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helicopter, and other programming functions even with a 4-channel buddy box. (Optional trainer cord
required.)
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used with conventional system servos, etc. in addition to S.BUS system compatible servos and gyros, etc.
Link switch
LED
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Channel 1 output
Channel 7 output
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S.BUS Port
R2008SB
Channel 8 output
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CONTENTS AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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Your 8J system includes the following components:
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(Dual Antenna Diversity)
Power requirement: 4.8V to 7.4V battery or regulated
output from ESC, etc. (*1)
Size: 0.98 x 1.69 x 0.55 in. (24.9 x 42.8 x 14.0 mm)
Weight: 0.34 oz. (9.5g)
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Transmitter T8J
(2-stick, 8-channel, S-FHSS system, Built-in
Dual Antenna Diversity)
Transmitting frequency: 2.4GHz band
Power supply: 4-AA 1.2V Dry Cell batteries; 4.8V
total (sold separately)
or HT5F1700B Ni-MH battery (option)
or FT2F2100B Li-Fe battery (option)
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Be sure that when using ESC's regulated output
the capacity of the ESC must meet your usage
condition.
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The following additional accessories are available from your dealer. Refer to a Futaba catalog for more
information:
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the instructor on a separate transmitter. Note that the 8J transmitter may be connected to another 8J system,
as well as to many other models of Futaba transmitters. The 8J transmitter uses the newer micro (rectangular
type) cord plug. Both new-to-new and new-to-round plug style trainer cords are available.
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torque. However, because of this faster current draw, a 5-cell battery pack of the same mAh rating will last
approximately 3/4 the time of a 4-cell pack.
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TRANSMITTER CONTROLS - AIRPLANE
Built-in Antenna
Carrying Handle
VR
Flap Trim Control
Digital Trim 5
/CH7 Control
This controls CH6, and if flaperon mixing
is activated controls the flap.
SW(C)
Elevator - Flap Mixing or
Airbrake Mixing Switch
SW(B)
Rudder Dual Rate Switch
SW(A)
Elevator Dual Rate
Switch
SW(D)
Aileron Dual Rate Switch
SW(F)
Snap Roll or
Trainer Switch
SW(H)
SW(E)
Landing Gear
Switch
/CH5
SW(G)
Digital Trim 6
/CH8 Control
Rudder
/Throttle
Stick
Elevator
/Aileron
Stick
Power
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Elevator Trim Lever
Throttle
Trim Lever
Aileron Trim Lever
Rudder
Trim Lever
+ Key
− Key
END Key
Jog Key
Power Switch
(Up position: ON)
LCD Panel
Hook
(for optional neckstrap)

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TRANSMITTER CONTROLS - HELI
Built-in Antenna
Carrying Handle
VR
CH8 Knob
Digital Trim 5
SW(C)
Governor Switch/CH7
SW(B)
Rudder Dual Rate Switch
SW(A)
Elevator Dual Rate
Switch
SW(F)
Idle-up 3 Switch
/Gyro/CH5
SW(D)
Aileron Dual Rate Switch
SW(H)
Trainer Switch
SW(E)
SW(G)
Throttle - Hold Switch
Idle-up 1&2
Switch
Digital Trim 6
Throttle/Collective
Pitch & Rudder Stick
Elevator
/Aileron
Stick
Power
LED
Throttle/Collective
Pitch Trim Lever
Elevator Trim Lever
Aileron Trim Lever
Rudder
Trim Lever
+ Key
− Key
END Key
Jog Key
Power Switch
(Up position: ON)
LCD Panel
Hook
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INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL OF THE TRANSMITTER BATTERY
The T8J transmitter is designed to work with either
four (4) AA alkaline dry cell batteries, or HT5F1700B/
FT2F2100B battery pack, both available separately.
The transmitter batteries used are a matter of personal
preference. AA Alkaline batteries are available at any
local hobby shop, grocery store, etc. A battery pack
will need to be purchased from a hobby shop.
Trainer function
connector
push and slide down
Remove the battery BOX if you choose to use the
optional HT5F1700B/FT2F2100B battery pack,
which can be recharged from the transmitter.
And "BATT TYPE" in a PARAMETER is
changed into "5CELL" in the procedure of P.33.
Battery cover
 WARNING
￸ Be careful not to drop the battery.
 Never disconnect the battery connector
from the T8J transmitter after turning off
the power until the screen is completely
blank and the transmitter has shut down
completely.
NOTE: If you need to remove or replace the
transmitter battery, do not pull strongly on the
battery wires to remove it. Insert the connector
straight as shown.
* Internal devices such as memories may be damaged.
* If there is any problem, the message "Backup Error" will
be shown the next time when you turn on the power of
the transmitter. Do not use the transmitter as it is. Send it
to the Futaba Service Center.
 WARNING
 Do not connect any other chargers except
the special charger to this charging
connector.
N O T E : T h i s plug is for charging HT5F1700B.
The other battery cannot be charged.
FT2F2100B is removed from a transmitter, and
charges with an exclusive charger(LBC-4E5).
*If you take out the Ni-MH battery HT5F1700B from the
transmitter, you can use the optional quick charger CR2000 corresponding to Ni-MH battery.
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SWITCH ASSIGNMENT TABLE
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Switch/VR
A or H
SWITCH A
SWITCH B
SWITCH C
SWITCH D
SWITCH E or G*
SWITCH F or H*
SWITCH G or E*
SWITCH H or F*
VR
Airplane (ACRO)
Helicopter (HELI)
elevator dual rate
elevator dual rate
rudder dual rate
rudder dual rate
up = ELE-FLP on
governor
center/down = IDLE-DOWN
down = AIRBRAKE on
aileron dual rate
aileron dual rate
landing gear/ch 5
throttle hold/ch5
snap roll/trainer
trainer/THR-CUT
none
idle-up 1 and 2
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*On the 8JA Mode 2 transmitters, the TOP LEFT SWITCHES are spring-loaded and 2-position; on the 8JA Mode 1, 8JH, those
switches are on the right side. For consistency, the switch position’s designation remains the same (upper left is F, etc), but the
functions are moved to match the switch type.
TO TURN ON THE 8J SYSTEM
First make sure the throttle stick is in the low throttle position.
Push up to turn on.
*If the throttle stick is not in the low position,
you'll have an alarm until the stick is in the low position.
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RECEIVER AND SERVO CONNECTIONS
(Wing Type)
Receiver
Output and
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ACRO
(FLAPERON)
Aircraft (ACRO)
ailerons/aileron-11™
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elevator
throttle
rudder
spare/landing gear/aileron-21,3™
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spare/aileron-21
spare/elevator-24/mixture control
AIL22
FLP12
(CH6)
AIL12
FLP22
(CH1)
ACRO
(FLAP)
AIL21
(CH7)
AIL
(CH1)
AIL11
(CH1)
FLP
(CH6)
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Aileron Differential mode (AILE-DIFF).
Flaperon mode.
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Using Second Aileron option, second aileron servo output is sent to channels 5 and 6. ( AILE-2)
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AILEVATOR (dual elevator) mode.
2
(Tail Type)
(V-TAIL)
(NORMAL)
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(CH2)
Receiver
Output and
Channel
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Helicopter (HELI)
aileron (cyclic roll)
elevator (cyclic pitch)
throttle
rudder
spare/gyro
pitch (collective pitch)
spare/governor
spare/mixture control
(Swash Type)
(Normal linkage type)
H-1:each servo linked
to the swashplate
independently.
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ELE2
RUD1
(CH4)
ELE1
RUD2
(CH2)
(AILVATOR)
ELE2
AIL4
(CH8)
ELE1
AIL3
(CH2)
CHARGING THE BATTERIES (When the rechargeable battery option is used)
Charging Your System’s Batteries
1. Connect the transmitter charging jack and batteries to the transmitter and receiver connectors of the
charger.
2. Plug the charger into a wall socket.
3. Check that the charger LED lights.
Charger
TX: Transmitter charging indicator
RX: Receiver charging indicator
To transmitter charging jack
Receiver battery
According to the description of the battery to be used and its
exclusive charger, please use it after carrying out full charge.
We recommend charging the batteries with the charger
supplied with your system. Note that the use of a fast charger
may damage the batteries by overheating and dramatically
reduce their lifetime.
When HT5F1700B is chosen, HBC-3A (4) is recommended.
When charging FT2F2100B, Please make sure to remove the
battery from the system to charge it. Charger for this battery
is recommended to use LBC-4E5.
Battery Care and Precautions
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and/or receiver battery packs. These are included to serve only as general guidelines, and are not intended
to replace or supersede the information provided by the battery and/or charger manufacturer. For complete
information, please refer to the instructions that are included with the battery pack(s) and/or chargers that
accompany the products purchased.
 Do not allow children to charge battery packs without adult supervision.
 Do not charge battery packs that have been damaged in any way. We strongly suggest frequent inspection
of the battery packs to ensure that no damage has occurred.
 Do not to allow batteries to overheat! If overheated, disconnect the battery from the charger immediately
and allow to cool.
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 Do not deep cycle NiMH batteries as permanent damage could result.
 Never charge batteries on a surface that may become hot, or may be impacted by the heat.
 Immediately end the charging procedure if either the batteries or charger itself become overly hot.
 NiMH cells do not exhibit the “memory effect” like NiCd cells, so little cycling is needed. Store NiMH
packs with some voltage remaining on the cells (refer to battery supplier).
 NiMH cells have a self-discharge rate of approximately 20-25% (compared to 15% for NiCd batteries). It is
important to recharge NiMH batteries immediately prior to use.
 Never connect the battery in reverse. Reverse connection will cause the battery to overheat or will damage
the inside of the charger.
 Do not add an additional charge after charging.
 Never charge with a current exceeding the nominal capacity (lC) of the rechargeable battery.
 If a battery is charged with a current exceeding 1C, the battery will overheat and deteriorate.
 Do not connect two battery packs or more to one output terminal.
 Avoid extremely cold and hot places and the direct sunlight when you charge batteries.
 It is recommended to perform charging within the 10 ~ 30°C (50-85°F) range. Otherwise, it may cause
abnormal charging and overheat.
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ADJUSTING THE IENGTH OF THE CONTROL STICKS
Stick tip A
Locking piece B
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the locking piece B up or down (to lengthen or shorten). When the
length feels comfortable, lock the position by turning locking piece B
counterclockwise.
Stick lever tension adjustment
Aileron
Elevator
Four screws are
removed and rear
case is removed.
Rudder
Stick
Stick
Mode 2 transmitter with rear case removed.
\ % Z  % springs, you’ll have to remove the rear case of the transmitter. First, remove the battery cover on the rear
of the transmitter. Next, unplug the battery wire, and remove the battery from the transmitter. Next, using a
screwdriver, remove the four screws that hold the transmitter’s rear cover in position, and put them in a safe
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Using a small Phillips screwdriver, rotate the adjusting screw for each stick for the desired spring tension.
The tension increases when the adjusting screw is turned clockwise. When you are satisfied with the
spring tensions, reattach the transmitter's rear cover. When the cover is properly in place, reinstall and tighten
the four screws. Reinstall the battery and cover.
+ screw is clockwise.
+ screw is counter-clockwise.
A screw is kept
from coming out
from a line.
Stick tension maximum
Stick tension minimum
※A screw touches a case.
ADJUSTING DISPLAY CONTRAST
To adjust the display contrast, from the home menu press and hold the END BUTTON.
Push the +− KEY while still holding the END BUTTON:
+ KEY to brighten
− KEY to darken the display
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RANGE CHECK THE RADIO
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We have installed a special “Power Down Mode” in the T8J in order to perform an operational ground range
check. During this mode, the RF power is reduced in order to test the operational range of the T8J.
To activate the Power Down Mode and Perform A Range Check:
1) To activate the “Power Down Mode” please hold down the JOG KEY and then turn the transmitter switch
on. A power mode screen comes out. JOG KEY is pushed where Power Down is chosen. When this mode is
active the Purple LED on the Lighting front of the transmitter will provide users with an audible and visual
indication that the transmitter is in the “Power Down Mode”.
Audibly, the transmitter will beep one time every three seconds. Visually, the LCD screen will display
“POWER DOWN MODE”. The words “POWER DOWN MODE” will blink as an additional reminder that
the transmitter is in the “Power Down Mode”.
2) With the “Power Down Mode” activated, walk away from the model while simultaneously operating the
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control.
3) If everything operates correctly, return to the model. Push END KEY and complete power down mode.
Set the transmitter in a safe yet accessible location so it will be within reach after starting the engine. Be
certain the throttle stick is all the way down, and then start the engine. Perform another range check with
your assistant holding the model and the engine running at various speeds.
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servo connections or binding pushrods. Also be certain that the battery has been fully charged.
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1) A "SERVO" is chosen from a menu.
2) JOG KEY is moved to a side and 2 pages is called. Next, JOG KEY is moved down and CH is displayed.
3) CH of the servo which wants to operate is chosen. Then, the + KEY is pressed and it is made ACT.
The servo selected during Power Down Mode operates alone, allowing you to check its operation.
It is during Power Down Mode starting, and if "SERVO TEST" is turned ON, it will move.
*In the Power Down Mode, the throttle servo does not operate. (Slow keeping)
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RADIO INSTALLATION
Follow these guidelines to properly mount the servos, receiver and battery.
$Zalignment tab on the battery, switch and servo connectors is oriented correctly and “keys”
into the corresponding notch in the receiver or connectors before plugging them in. When unplugging
connectors, never pull on the wires. Always pull on the plastic connector instead.
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to extend the length of the servo lead. Additional Futaba extension cords of varying lengths are available
from your hobby dealer. Always use an extension of the proper length. Avoid plugging multiple extensions
together to attain your desired length. If distance is greater than 18” or multiple or high current draw servos
are being used, use Futaba Heavy-Duty servo extensions.
 rubber grommets.
Do not over tighten the screws. No part of the servo casing
should contact the mounting rails, servo tray or any other part
of the airplane/helicopter structure. Otherwise, vibration will be
transmitted to the servo, causing premature wear and/or servo
failure.
Servo
Rubber
grommet
Servo
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grommet
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The numbers indicate how many degrees each arm is “off” from 90 degrees to correct for
minute manufacturing deviations from servo to servo.
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the arm that will be perpendicular to the pushrod when placed on the
servo.
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arms do not bind or contact each other. Also make sure the controls do not require excess force to operate.
If there is an objectionable buzzing sound coming from a servo, there is probably too much resistance in the
control. Find and correct the problem. Even if there is no servo damage, excess battery drain will result.
]mounting plate from the receiver on/off switch as a template for the cutout and screw holes. Mount
the switch on the side of the fuselage opposite the engine exhaust, and where it won’t be inadvertently
turned on or off during handling or storage. Be certain the switch moves without restriction and “snaps”
from ON to OFF, and that the cutout allows full motion of the switch in both directions.
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frame between the switch and switch cover and securely tighten the screws. Different models might require
different installations. If so, please follow the model's instruction manual.
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vibration during flight, provide a slight amount of slack
or extra so that the wire sticks out slightly and fasten it at
suitable points. In addition, periodically check the wire
during daily maintenance.
Margin in the lead wire.
Fasten about 5-10cm
from the servo outlet so
that the lead wire is neat.
IMPORTANT: Since the 2.4GHz have different characteristics than that of the conventional 27MHz and
72MHz frequencies, please read this section carefully to maximize your enjoyment of the 2.4GHz system.
Receiver's Antenna Installation:
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Coaxial cable
Antenna
These receivers incorporate two separate antennas
into their design which enables them to receive *Must be kept as straight as possible.
R2008SB Receiver
the radio frequency transmission at two different
locations.
Futaba's dual antenna diversity then seamlessly selects the best signal reception between these antennas to
ensure that there is no loss of signal.
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1. The two antennas must be kept as straight as possible. Otherwise
it will reduce the effective range.
2. The two antennas should be placed at 90 degrees to each other.
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the antennas away from each other as much as possible.
Larger models can have large metal objects that can attenuate the
RF signal. In this case the antennas should be placed at both sides
of the model. Then the best RF signal condition is obtained at any
3. The antennas must be kept away from conductive materials, such as metal, carbon and fuel tank by at least
a half inch. The coaxial part of the antennas does not need to follow these guidelines, but do not bend it in a
tight radius.
4. Keep the antennas away from the motor, ESC, and other noise sources as much as possible.
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Antenna
Antenna
*The two antennas should be placed at 90 degrees to each other.
*The main purpose of the photo demonstrates how the antenna should be placed.
 †˜! "& ~ vibration, shock, and temperature extremes. For protection, wrap the receiver in foam rubber or other
vibration-absorbing materials. It is also a good idea to waterproof the receiver by placing it in a plastic
bag and securing the open end of the bag with a rubber band before wrapping it with foam rubber. If you
accidentally get moisture or fuel inside the receiver, you may experience intermittent operation or a crash. If
in doubt, return the receiver to our service center for service.
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LINK PROCEDURE (T8J transmitter/R2008SB):
Each transmitter has an individually assigned, unique ID code. In order to start operation, the receiver must
be linked with the ID code of the transmitter with which it is being paired. Once the link is made, the ID
code is stored in the receiver and no further linking is necessary unless the receiver is to be used with another
transmitter. When you purchase additional R2008SB receivers, this procedure is necessary; otherwise the
receiver will not work.
1. Bring the transmitter and the receiver close to each other, within 20 inches (half meter).
2. Turn on the transmitter.
3. Turn on the receiver.
4. Press and hold the Link switch more than two (2) seconds. When the link is complete, the LED in the
receiver changes to solid green. When the ID cannot be read due to the surrounding environment, try
reading it with the transmitter and receiver touched.
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transmitter. In this case, even if the receiver's LED stays solid green, unfortunately the receiver might have
established a link to one of other transmitters. This is very dangerous if you do not notice this situation. In
order to avoid the problem, we strongly recommend you to doublecheck whether your receiver is really
under control by your transmitter by giving the stick input and then checking the servo response.
Please refer the table below for LED status vs
receiver's condition.
LED Indication
Green
Red
Off
Solid
Solid
Off
Receiving signals
Blink
Off
Receiving signals but ID is unmatched
Alternate blink
Status
No signal reception
Unrecoverable error (Memory, etc.)
WARNING
After the linking is done, please cycle receiver power and check if the receiver to be linked is really
under the control by the transmitter to be linked.
Do not perform the linking procedure with motor's main wire connected or with the engine operating as
it may result in serious injury.
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S.BUS INSTALLATION
This set uses the S.BUS system. The wiring is as simplified and clean mounting as possible, even with
models that use a large number of servos. In addition, the wings can be quickly installed to the fuselage
without any erroneous wiring by the use of only one simple wire, even when there are a large number of
servos used.
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Since the S.BUS servo switches the operation mode automatically according to the type of signal (S.BUS signal/PWM signal) from the receiver, if the
connector is inserted or removed while the power is ON, an S.BUS connected servo will be erroneously recognized and may stop.
Please make sure that you use a battery that can deliver enough capacity for the number and kind of
servos used. Alkaline batteries cannot be used.
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TRANSMITTER DISPLAYS & BUTTONS
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Total timer display <TIMER>
Shows the cumulated ON time. (hours:minutes)
Up/down timer display <ST1.ST2>
(minutes:seconds)
Model timer display <MDL>
Shows the cumulated ON time for each model.(hours:minutes)
System timer display <SYS>
Shows the cumulated ON time.(hours:minutes)
Resetting timers:
Select the desired timer with JOG KEY. The timer display
flashes. To reset the timer, press JOG KEY.
Model type
System
ࠉ"S-FHSS" "FHSS"
Output display
Timers
Model number
and name
Throttle trim
display
Battery 4CELL TYP
voltage
5CELL TYP
Elevator trim
display
−key
END
Key
+key
Jog key
Rudder trim
display
Aileron trim
display
JOG KEY:
Control JOG KEY to scroll up/scroll down/scroll left/scroll right and select the option to edit within a
function. When the menu has multiple pages, move the JOG KEY horizontally (left or right).
Press JOG KEY to select the actual function you wish to edit from the menu.
Press JOG KEY and hold one second to confirm major decisions, such as the decision to: select a
different model from memory, copy one model memory over another, trim reset, store channel position
in FailSafe, change model type, reset entire model, condition of a helicopter setup is changed. An on
screen inquiry will ask if you are sure.
Press JOG KEY again to accept the change.
+ KEY:
Press and hold + KEY for one second to open programming menus. It uses for change of a setup, or a
numerical increase. Change of the page of a menu can also be performed.
− KEY:
It is used for change of a setup, or reduction of a number. Change of the page of a menu can also be
performed.
END BUTTON:
Press END BUTTON to return to previous screen. Closes functions back to menus, closes menus to
start-up screen.
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WARNING & ERROR DISPLAYS
An alarm or error indication may appear on the display of your transmitter for a number of reasons, including
when the transmitter power switch is turned on, when the battery voltage is low, and several others. Each
display has a unique sound associated with it, as described below.
LOW BATTERY ERROR: Warning sound: Continuous beep until transmitter is powered off.
The LOW BATTERY warning is displayed when the transmitter battery voltage drops below 4.1V. (5CELL mode
4.9V)
Land your model as soon as possible before loss of control due to a dead
battery.
MIXING ALERT WARNING: Warning sound: Several times of beeps (repeated until problem resolved or
overridden)
The MIXING ALERT warning is displayed to alert you whenever you turn on
the transmitter with any of the mixing switches active. This warning will
disappear when the offending switch or control is deactivated. Switches for
which warnings will be issued at power-up are listed below. Throttle cut,
idle-down, snap roll, airbrake, throttle-stick and condition. If turning a switch OFF does not stop the
mixing warning: When the warning does not stop even when the mixing switch indicated by the
warning display on the screen is turned off, the functions described previously probably use the same
switch and the OFF direction setting is reversed. In short, one of the mixings described above is not in
the OFF state. In this case, reset the warning display by pressing both + / − KEY at the same time.
Next, change one of the switch settings of the duplicated mixings.
*If "ESC mode" is chosen by "THR.CUT", a THR CUT will not start warning.
BACKUP ERROR: Warning sound: Several times of beeps (repeated continuously)
The BACKUP ERROR warning occurs when the transmitter memory is lost for any reason. If this occurs, all of
the data will be reset when the power is turned on again.
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: all programming has been erased
and is not available. Return your transmitter to Futaba for service.
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AIRCRAFT (ACRO) MENU FUNCTIONS
Model Select .....................................................27
Model Copy ......................................................27
Model Data Reset...............................................28
Model Name ......................................................29
Parameter ...........................................................30
Model Type ........................................................30
RX select (S-FHSS /FHSS) ...............................31
ATL ....................................................................32
LCD adjustment .................................................32
Battery Type .......................................................33
Model Date Transmission .................................34
Reverse ..............................................................35
End Point ..........................................................36
Idle Down ..........................................................37
Throttle Cut ........................................................38
D/R, EXP ...........................................................39
Timer ..................................................................42
AUX CH ............................................................43
Trainer ................................................................44
Trim....................................................................45
Sub Trim ............................................................46
Servo ..................................................................47
Fail Safe .............................................................48
Flaperon (ACRO Only) .....................................49
Flap Trim (ACRO Only) ....................................51
AIL DIFF (ACRO Only) ...................................52
Elevon (ACRO Only) ........................................53
Ailevator (ACRO Only) ....................................54
V-Tail (ACRO Only)..........................................55
Snap-Roll (ACRO Only) ...................................56
ELE-FLAP (ACRO Only) .................................59
Airbrake (ACRO Only) .....................................60
THR → Needle .................................................62
THR Delay (ACRO Only) .................................63
THR-Curve (ACRO Only) ................................64
PIT-Curve (ACRO Only) ...................................64
Programmable MIX ...........................................65
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MAP OF ACRO FUNCTIONS
(Startup screen)
To return to the Startup screen,
press the End key.
(Menu 1/3)
To enter the Menu,
press the + key for one second.
( for one second)
(Menu 2/3)
or
ACRO Menu
(Menu 3/3)
or
Press 㸩㸫Key to page up and down through the 3 pages of screens
in each menu. Note that all functions which have more than one page have
a <1/3> indicator in the upper right hand corner to indicate page 1 of 3 or
page 2 of 3 / 3 of 3.
Use Jog Key to highlight function in Menu screen.
Then press the Dial to choose that function.
Jog Key Up/Down
Switch Up
Stick Up
Jog Key Left/Right
Switch at Center
Stick Right
Press Jog Key
Switch Down
Stick Down
Press + Key
Turn VR Right
Stick Left
Press − Key
Turn VR Left
End Selection
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A LOOK AT THE RADIO'S FUNCTIONS STEP BY STEP
MODEL SELECT submenu: includes three functions that manage model memory: MODEL SELECT, MODEL COPY and MODEL
RESET. Since these functions are all related, and are all basic features used with most models, they are together in the
MODEL SELECT submenu.
MODEL SELECT: This function selects which of the 20 model memories in the
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are indicated after its number. (Each model memory may be a different model
type from the other memories.)
NOTE: When you choose a new model in the MODEL SELECT function, if the new
model is set to a different modulation, you must cycle the transmitter power to change
screen to remind you. Please note: You are still transmitting on the other modulation
until you affect this change.
GOAL:
Select Model #3.
STEPS:
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
Open the menu, then open MODEL
SELECT submenu.
if required to
NOTE: This is one of several
functions for which the radio requires Choose Model #3.
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MODEL SELECT.
to 3.
for 1 second.
Sure? displays.
Close.
Confirm proper modulation of new If SFHSS/FHSS model memory.
is set for the other receiver type. Turn the transmitter off/on to change the
modulation.
Where next?
MODEL NAME the model: see p. 29.
Change MODEL TYPE (aircraft, heli): see p. 30.
Change modulation (SFHSS or FHSS): see p. 31.
Utilize servo REVERSE: see p. 35.
Adjust END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up IDLE-DOWN and THR-CUT for throttle management: see p. 37, 38.
MODEL COPY: copies the current model data into another model memory in the transmitter. The name of the model memory
you are copying into is displayed for clarity.
Notes:
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type and modulation. Upon completion, it cannot be recovered.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Copy model 3 into model 5.
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Open the menu, then open MODEL
for 1 second.
SELECT submenu.
if required to MODEL SELECT.
NOTE: This is one of several
functions for which the radio requires Confirm you are currently using the If SELECT does not indicate 3, use MODEL
proper model memory. (Ex: 3)
SELECT, p. 27.
Go to MODEL COPY and choose the
to COPY.
to 5.
model to copy into. (Ex: 5)
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for 1 second.
Sure? displays.
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Where next?
SELECT the copy you just made: see p. 27.
Rename it (it is currently named exactly the same as the model copied): see p. 29.
*Radio will show "complete" and it shows that the copy was completed. Note that if the power switch is turned off prior to completion, the data will
not be copied.
MODEL RESET.
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each model, reset that memory, then go SELECT the next memory, etc.
Note that when you COPY
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The MODEL TYPE function overwrites all data except name and RX MODUL.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Reset model memory 1.
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Confirm you are currently using the “
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proper model memory. (Ex: 1)
number on top left. If it is not correct,
use MODEL SELECT.
N O T E : T h i s i s o n e o f s e v e r a l Open the menu, then open MODEL
for 1 second.
functions for which the radio requires SELECT submenu.
if required to MODEL SELECT.
G o t o MODEL RESET a n d r e s e t t h e
memory.
K
to RESET.
Sure? displays.
for 1 second.
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Close.
Where next?
Now that the memory is reset, name has returned to the default (Ex:
MODEL-0001).
NAME the model: p. 29.
COPY a different model into this memory: p. 27.
SELECT a different model to edit or delete: p. 27.
Change the MODEL TYPE to airplane or helicopter: see p. 30.
Change the receiver modulation [SFHSS or FHSS]: see p. 31.
Utilize servo REVERSE: see p. 35.
Adjust servo travel with END POINT: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
*Radio will show a "complete" and it shows that the reset was completed. Note that if the power switch is turned off prior to completion, the data will
not be reset.
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MODEL NAME/USER NAME:
MODEL NAME assigns a name to the current model memory. By giving each model a name that is immediately recognizable,
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NOTE: When you COPY one model memory over another, everything
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want to do after you COPY a model, change its type, or start from scratch, is rename the new copy to avoid confusion.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
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INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to MODEL NAME.
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to C.
Change the next character. (Ex: O to a)
to a.
(note: lower case is available)
Repeat the prior steps to complete Repeat.
naming the model.
Close.
Where next?
Change the MODEL TYPE to airplane or helicopter: see p. 30.
Change modulation [SFHSS or FHSS]: see p. 31.
Utilize servo REVERSE: see p. 35.
Adjust servo travel with END POINT: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Name USER NAME‘!’
STEPS:
Open MODEL NAME submenu.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to MODEL NAME.
Go to USER NAME and select the first
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to u.
Repeat the prior steps to complete Repeat.
naming the system.
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(HELI)
MODEL TYPE: sets the type of programming used for this model.
The T8J has 20 model memories, which can each support:
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(Each model memory may be set to a different model type.) If your transmitter is a T8JA, the default is ACRO. If it is a
[”ˆHELI(H1).
ACRO is the best choice for most powered airplanes:
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MODEL TYPE
MODEL TYPE
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Select the proper MODEL TYPE for your O p e n t h e m e n u , t h e n o p e n t h e
for 1 second.
model. Ex: ACRO.
PARAMETER submenu.
to PARAMETER.
[NOTE: This is one of several functions Go to MODEL TYPE.
Select proper MODEL TYPE.
Ex: ACRO.
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to TYPE.
to ACROBATIC.
Sure? displays.
for 1 second.
Receiver modulation select (RX): sets the type of modulation transmitted.
The modulation of your receiver will determine whether you utilize S-FHSS or FHSS setting in RX during transmission.
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NOTE: When you change models in MODEL SELECT, if the new model is set to the other modulation type,

to remind you until you do so. See p. 27, MODEL SELECT, for details.
Use R2008SB by S-FHSS mode. Because, FHSS has channel restrictions.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Change model 1 from S-FHSS to FHSS.
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Confirm you are currently using the “
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proper model memory (Ex: 1)
number on top left and the modulation
on top right. If it is not the correct
model, use MODEL SELECT, p. 27.
Open the menu, then open PARAMETER
submenu.
for 1 second.
Go to RX and change setting.
to RX.
to PARAMETER.
to FHSS.
cycle power Cycle power.
Where next?
Cycle power.
Now that the model is in the proper modulation, the T8J should communicate
Change MODEL TYPE to airplane/helicopter: see p. 30.
Set F/S settings for when 2.4G receiver sees interference: see p. 48.
Utilize servo REVERSE: see p. 35.
Adjust servo travel with END POINT: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
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Adjustable travel limit (ATL_& Z # TRIM LEVER (THROTTLE TRIM) effective only at low throttle,
disabling the trim at high throttle. This prevents pushrod jamming due to idling trim changes. This function defaults to ON.
If you are not using channel 3 for throttle, you may want trim operation the same as on all other channels. To do so, set ATL
to OFF. If you need the ATL!Z!
THR-REV setting. Note
that this affects all models in the radio, not just the model you are currently editing. THR-REV, see p. 92.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Change ATL from ON to OFF for battling Open the menu, then open PARAMETER
for 1 second.
! Z !Z submenu.
to PARAMETER.
channel 3 uses.
Go to ATL and Change. (Ex: to OFF)
to ATL.
to OFF.
Close.
Where next?
Set up ELEVONZY™;K²&{#
Set up IDLE-DOWN and THR-CUT%#YZ&#–
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Utilize servo REVERSE: see p. 35.
Adjust servo travel with END POINT: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential(D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
LCD screen adjustment (CONTRAST/BACK-LIT/LIT-TIME/LIT-ADJS):
Adjustability:
The following LCD screen adjustments are possible.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Change CONTRAST from 0 to +2.
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Open the menu, then open PARAMETER
for 1 second.
submenu.
to PARAMETER.
Go to CONTRAST and change setting.
(Ex: +2)
Close.
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to CONTRAST.
to +2.
Home screen display mode selection (HOME-DSP): selects the display item in the home screen.
USER NAME mode
USER NAME: displays USER NAME in the home screen. (default)
The default USER NAME!«!«&`Š
DT5/DT6: displays the current DT5 and DT6 position in the home screen.
THR/PIT: displays the current throttle and pitch position in the home screen. (HELI
only)
DT5/DT6 mode
THR/PIT mode
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Change the display mode from USER Open the menu, then open PARAMETER
for 1 second.
submenu.
NAME to THR/PIT.
to PARAMETER.
Go to HOME-DSP and change setting.
(Ex: THR/PIT)
to HOME-DSP.
to THR/PIT.
Close.
Transmitter battery type (BATT TYP), LED adjustment (MAIN-LED/JOG-LED):
Adjustability:
The following transmitter adjustments are possible.
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BATT TYPE: chooses the battery type (5CELL/4CELL). The T8J transmitter offers a programmable low voltage alarm that warns
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from low battery alarm to stopping of the system will become extremely short.
BUZ-TONE: chooses the Buzzer tone (1:low ∼ 100:high).
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Change BATT TYPE from 4CELL to 5CELL. Open the menu, then open PARAMETER
for 1 second.
submenu.
to PARAMETER.
Go to BATT TYPE and change setting.
(Ex: 5CELL)
to BATT TYPE.
to 5CELL.
Close.
Model data transmission (MDL-TRANS): Transmission of model data is possible with T8J transmitters. Data transfer is
performed on radio.
The present model is MDL-TRANS with each transmitter. As for a receiving side, the present model data is rewritten.
*T8J does not carry out normal operation during data transfer.
Always check servo direction prior to every flight as an additional
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
MDL-TRANS is performed.
STEPS:
Open MDL-TRANS function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to MDL-TRANS.
The transmitting side is turned on.
Data is transmitted.
Data Trans is for 10 seconds.
Select TRANSFER or RECEIVE.
to Execute.
for 1 second .
T8J of a receiving side is set to RECEIVE,
and the same procedure is followed.
The completion of transmission
→ "Complete"
Transmission failure
→ "Failure"
Close.
Where next?
SELECT a different model to edit or delete: p. 27.
NAME the model: p. 29.
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MDL-TRANS
[ T8J of the transmits side ]
1. The data of a model to send is called by MDL-SEL.
2. MODE of MDL-TRANS is set to TRANSFER .
3. Execute .
[ T8J of the receives side ]
*It receives for 10 seconds.
1. The clear model is called by MDL-SEL.
2. MODE of MDL-TRANS is set to RECEIVE .
3. Execute .
Servo reversing (REVERSE): changes the direction an individual servo responds to a CONTROL STICK motion.
KK‰$!SWASH AFR (p. 75) before reversing any servos.
With the exception of CCPM helicopters, always complete your servo reversing prior to any other programming.
When using ACRO functions that control multiple servos, such as FLAPERON or V-TAIL, it may be confusing to determine
whether the servo needs to be reversed or a setting in the function needs to
be reversed. Refer to the instructions for each specialized function for further
details.
Always check servo direction prior to every flight as an additional
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;Z€THR-REV: see p.92. This change affects all models in the radio.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Reverse the direction of the elevator Open REVERSE function.
servo.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to REVERSE.
Choose proper channel and set
direction. (Ex: ELE REV)
to ELE.
for 1 second.
Sure? displays.
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Close.
Where next?
Adjust servo travel with END POINT: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential(D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
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Set up trainer functions: see p. 44.
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End Point of servo travel adjustment ( END POINT ): the most flexible version of travel adjustment available. It
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directions. Again, for CCPM helicopters, be sure to see SWASH AFR (see p. 75) prior to adjusting end points.
Adjustability:
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spoilers.
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END POINT adjusts only the individual servo. It will have no effect on any other servo that is operated in conjunction with
this servo via mix or preset programming such as FLAPERON, AILEVATOR, etc. This is so that each individual servo can be
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pitch, in SWASH AFR.
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utilizing END POINT. The higher the END POINT setting, the better position accuracy and the more servo power available
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time).
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Decrease the flap servo throw in the Open END POINT function.
for 1 second.
{ ³ to END POINT.
K Z
to FLP.
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to 5%.*
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to 85%.*
Close.
Where next?
Go to SERVO
&‡–
Set up IDLE-DOWN and THR-CUT to slow/cut the engine: see p. 37.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential(D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
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Set up trainer functions: see p. 44.
Set up twin aileron servos: see p. 52.
Set up twin elevator servos: see p. 54.
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Engine idle management: IDLE-DOWN and THR-CUT&ZTHROTTLE TRIM to provide
a simple, consistent means of engine operation. No more fussing with getting trim in just the right spot for landings or
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Important note: The IDLE-DOWN function is not normally used when starting the
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warns that IDLE-DOWN is on when the transmitter is turned on. Be sure to turn off
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second simultaneously.
This may be assigned to any switch/position. Some modelers accidentally assign IDLE-DOWN to one side of a switch
and THR-CUT‘
’~IDLE-DOWN is set to SWITCH C
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center for slower maneuvers/landing, and down to cut the engine. If you assign IDLE-DOWN or THR-CUTY
loaded TRAINER SWITCH F (8JA) or H^[”ˆ_
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Decrease the throttle setting to idle Open IDLE-DOWN function.
with the flip of a switch for spins and
landings.
Activate the function.
With THROTTLE STICK at idle, adjust
the rate until engine idles as desired.*
Optional: change switch assignment.
Choose desired switch and position.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to IDLE-DOWN.
to MIX.
to OFF.
THROTTLE STICK.
to RATE.
as desired.
until engine idles
to SW.
to desired SWITCH.
to POSI.
to desired position.
Close.
Where next?
THR-CUT: see p. 38.
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•|Y`|³;;THROTTLE STICK to idle. Adjust the IDLE-DOWN
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Throttle cut (THR-CUT): provides an easy way to stop the engine by flipping a switch (with THROTTLE STICK at
_
Z HELI, there is an
additional setting, THR-HOLD. See p. 78.
§
! NULL to avoid
accidentally assigning it to a switch, which might result in an unintentional dead
Z‰&IDLE-DOWN and THR-CUT on p. 37.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Decrease the throttle setting (at idle) to Open THR-CUT function.
for 1 second.
to THR-CUT.
(Note that you MUST assign a switch.
Activate
the
function.
Choose
desired
to MIX.
to OFF.
The default is NULL . We recommend
SWITCH C in the down position, with switch, and the position which activates
to SW.
to SwC.
IDLE-DOWN programmed to SWITCH C the function.
to POSI.
to DOWN.
in the center and down positions.)
With THROTTLE STICK at idle, adjust
SwC to down position.
the rate until the engine consistently
THROTTLE STICK.
! Z to RATE.
until shuts off.
binding.*
Close.
Where next?
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
Set up TRAINER functions: see p. 44.
Set up twin aileron servos: see p. 52.
Set up twin elevator servos: see p. 54.
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Throttle cut in the case of ESC use (THR-CUT): Sudden rotation may be carried out when releasing it using THR-CHT in
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releases.
MODE is changed ESC from NOR.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
MODE is changed ESC from NOR.
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STEPS:
Open THR-CUT function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to THR-CUT.
MODE is changed ESC from NOR.
to MODE.
ˆ†
|³
to THR.
to ESC.
THROTTLE STICK.
for 1 second.
Close.
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Dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): assigns adjusted rates and exponential.
Dual/Triple Rates: ™ ! ‹
rates affect the control listed, such as aileron, not just a single (ex: channel 1)
„
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required to hold the model inverted, the model now has equal travel available from level upright or level inverted.)
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^„HELI type
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our example below.
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Special note for conditions: The helicopter programming offers you the choice of Cond. This option allows you to have
# ˜… available.
Simply change the switch choice to Cond and then:
^ˆ…‚_JOG KEY to toggle through the 5 conditions while setting the rates.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Set up dual rates and exponential in a Open D/R,EXP.
HELI model.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to D/R,EXP.
Choose channel.
to desired channel.
K
to No.
Set rate and exponential (Ex: high rate
±Š{³|³„_
to D/R.
Go to 2nd switch position and set rate
and exponential.
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to 95%.
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0% EXP.
to No.
to DN.
Repeat above.
to No.
to CT.
Repeat above.
to SW.
to COND.
Repeat steps above to adjust for each
condition.
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to UP.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Set up aileron triple rates on SWITCH Open D/R,EXP function.
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aerobatics) and exponential settings of Choose the channel to change
|³µ•{³Y‡|³(Ex: aileron is already selected)
ACRO model.
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exponential so it has a very linear, ^…„&±–{³_
normal feel. This slow roll rate has
positive exponential (the opposite of
what most people normally use), which
Z  Z Move SWITCH to 2nd rate position and
feel the same around center in the set this particular rate.
normal and low rates, but still gives a ^…„&±`{³_
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INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to D/R,EXP.
to desired channel.
to SW.
to SwC.
to D/R.
C to up position.
AILERON STICK.
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AILERON STICK.
–{³
C to center position.
AILERON STICK.
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`{³
C to down position.
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very high distance of travel nearly twice & '()!* % AILERON STICK.
that of the normal rate. Therefore, using +"#$,%-./012
AILERON STICK.
a very high negative exponential setting
softens how the servos respond around ;€EXP.
to EXP.
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C to up position.
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for a more comfortable feel.
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EXP reads 0.
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C to down position.
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’ C to center position.
switch. To do so, simply set up rates
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for all 3 controls and assign all 3 to the
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Close.
Where next?
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Set up TRAINER functions: see p. 44.
Adjust the sensitivity of the trims: see p. 45.
Set up twin aileron servos: see p. 52.
Set up twin elevator servos: see p. 54.
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TIMER submenu ^ _& Z „
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below 0.
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(PWR-SW).
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
;
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Open TIMER function.
for 1 second.
being controlled by THROTTLE
to TIMER.
STICK'Z
to 10 (<TMR2>).
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!Go to <TMR2>.
correlate with fuel/battery usage.
Adjust time to 4 min. 30 sec., count
to 4.
to 00 (<TMR2>).
down.
to 30.
Assign to THROTTLE STICK and set
trigger point.
to ON-SW (<TMR2>).
to ST-THR.
to NULL.
to ↑ ^· is the timer ON.)
THROTTLE STICK to desired
^…„&•™‡Z_
for 1 second to set.
Close.
Where next?
Adjust END POINTs&#—
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Set up TRAINER functions: see p. 44.
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Auxiliary channel function (AUX-CH_&!
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Adjustability:
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!SWITCH (A-H), TRIM LEVER (DT5
and DT6), or KNOB [VR].
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!
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channels for 2 rudder servos.)
 GYRO SENSE, GOVERNOR, and THR-NEEDLE functions are activated, AUX-CH
settings of related channels become invalid automatically.
Related channels:
GYRO SENSE (ACRO/HELI): ch. 5, 7, or 8: see p. 64 and p. 87
GOVERNOR (HELI): ch. 7, or ch. 7 and 8: see p. 89.
THR-NEEDLE (ACRO/HELI): ch. 8: see p. 62.
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!
^Z
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!
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Assign flaps to the digital trim [DT5] Open AUX-CH function.
for 1 second.
and set channel 7 to NULL in preparation
to AUX-CH.
Z
^
to Ch 6.
Z
!!Choose the channel to change. (ex: ch.
6.)
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„_
Change primary control. (ex: to digital
trim [DT5].)
to DT5.
Repeat as needed. (ex: ch. 7 to NULL.)
to Ch 7.
to NULL.
Close.
Where next?
Programmable mixes: see p. 65.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
Adjust SUB-TRIM of auxiliary channel to adjust center SWITCH position:
see p. 46.
Adjust END POINTs (sets end points of travel even when using a switch):
see p. 36.
WARNING
higher rank
Priority
low rank
The priority of AUX
Don't assign two or more functions to one channel.
Priority may be given to a higher rank function and
a low rank function may be canceled.
CH5
PIT
CH6
FLAP TRIM
FLAPERON
VR
CH7
AIL-DIFF
GYRO
DT5
GYRO
SW-G
ACRO
CH8
AILVATOR
CH5
GYRO
CH6
PIT
CH7
GYRO
HELI
CH8 ELE2
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PIT
THR→NEEDL
GYRO
DT6
SW-F
GOVERNOR
THR→NEEDL
GYRO
SW-C
GOVERNOR
VR
TRAINER: for training novice pilots with optional trainer cord connecting 2 transmitters. The instructor has several levels of
controllability.
Adjustability:
NOR: When the TRAINER SWITCH is ON, the channel set to this mode can
be controlled by the student. The set channel is controlled according to any
§
FNC: When the TRAINER SWITCH is ON, the channel set to this mode can
be controlled by the student, controlled according to any mixing set at the
§
MIX: When the TRAINER SWITCH is ON, the channel set to this mode can be controlled by both the student and the
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6
OFF: The channel set to this mode cannot be controlled by the student even when the TRAINER SWITCH is ON. The set
channel is controlled by the instructor only, even when the TRAINER SWITCH is ON.
;"Kˆ&!YSWITCH F (8JA) or H^[”ˆ_Œ!
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the optional trainer cord (for 8J series, sold separately) into the trainer connection on each transmitter, and follow the
guidelines below.
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; and use NOR Z Z Then, allow the student radio to fully fly
the model.
] NOR m o d e , s e t l o w e r t h r o w s ,
different exponentials, even different
auxiliary channel settings on the student
radio (if it has these features).
 aileron may be set to the NOR or FNC mode,
“ controlled by the instructor.
Precautions:
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PPM.
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regardless of the modulation mode.
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type transmitter).
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Other functions, such as IDLE-DOWN and THR-CUT, which have been
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your function assignments prior to utilizing the TRAINER function.
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TRAINER function is deactivated in
the current model for safety reasons.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Turn on the TRAINER system and set up Open TRAINER function.
for 1 second.
so student has: fully functional control
to TRAINER.
of aileron and elevator to support
to OFF.
FL APERON a n d AILEVATOR ¨ Activate TRAINER.
control of rudder to allow lowered Choose desired channel(s) and proper
past AIL and ELE^“²_
¨ training type(s).
to THR,
to OFF.
(with the instructor for safety).
to RUD,
to NOR.
Close.
Where next?
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP) on student 8J: see p.39.
Reset trims on student 8J: see p.45.
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TRIM submenu: resets and adjust effectiveness of digital trims.
The 8J has digital trims which are different from conventional mechanical trim
sliders. Each TRIM LEVERY…
TRIM LEVER is pressed, the trim is changed a selected amount. When you
hold the TRIM LEVER, the trim speed increases. The current trim position is
graphically displayed on the start up screen. The TRIM submenu includes two
functions that are used to manage the trim options.
HELI models only: OFFSET is available in the idle ups. If OFFSET is inhibited, adjustment of the TRIM LEVERS will adjust
OFFSET is active, then moving the trims within any one condition will affect only that
condition. See OFFSET, p. 83.
Trim reset (RESET): electronically centers the trims to their default values. Note that the SUB-TRIM settings and the trim
STEP rate are not reset by this command.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Reset trims to neutral after having Open TRIM submenu.
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INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to TRIM.
Reset trims to neutral.
for 1 second.
Beep sounds.
Close.
Where next?
Adjust SUB-TRIMs: see p.46.
Adjust trim rate (STEP): see below.
Adjust END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
Trim step (STEP): changes the rate at which the trim moves when the TRIM LEVER is activated. It may be set from 1 to
40 units, depending on the characteristics of the aircraft. Most ordinary aircraft do well at about 2 to 10 units. Generally
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Double the sensitivity (larger step) of Open TRIM submenu and choose the
for 1 second.
the AILERON TRIM LEVERS for STEP you wish to change. (Ex: aileron)
to TRIM.
a first flight of an aerobatic model to
to AIL.
to 8.
Adjust the size of the step.
(Ex: incr. to 8)
Repeat as desired for other channels.
to ELEV.
Repeat as needed.
Close.
Where next?
Adjust sub trims: see p. 46.
Adjust END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
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to new setting.
SUB-TRIM&
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the default being no SUB-TRIM.
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Z SUB-TRIM values as small as
possible. Larger SUB-TRIM § restricted on one side.
The recommended procedure is as follows:

¨
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SUB-TRIM
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
% § SUB-TRIM until Open SUB-TRIM.
for 1 second.
its center exactly matches the aileron
to SUB-TRIM.
§Z
Choose the channel to adjust, and adjust
to FLP
the values until the surfaces match. (Ex:
as needed.
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Repeat the other channel values.
as needed.
Close.
Where next?
Adjust trim steps: see p. 45.
Adjust END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential(D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
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to each channel,
SERVO display and cycle submenu:§•Y[
The servo submenu includes two features:
Real-time bar-graph display to demonstrate exactly what commands the
transmitter is sending to the servos. (This can be particularly handy in setting
up models with complicated mixing functions, because the results of each
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!
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Adjustability:
Kservos to be cycled.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
˜ C o m p l e t e d e s i r e d p r o g r a m m i n g See AUX-CH for details. (p. 43.)
6 from VR Z! Yfunction. (Ex: in AUX-CH, move ch. 6 to
SWITCH C.
SWITCH C)
Open the SERVO function.
for 1 second.
to SERVO.
Move each control to see the operation.
(Ex: SWITCH C in all positions)
Cycle the channel 6 servo.
Prepare servos to be cycled.
C to center position.
Note change in position of ch. 6 servo.
Plug in servos. POWER ON.
Open the servo cycle function.
to GRAF>.
Set up cycle mode. (Ex: JMP mode)
to TYPE.
Choose channels to be cycled. (Ex: ch. 6)
to CH6.
Cycle the channel 6 servo.
to TEST.
End cycling and close.
Where next?
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
Set up desired programmable mixes: see p. 65.
Set up dual aileron servos: see p. 52.
Set up dual elevator servos: see p. 54.
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to JMP.
to ACT.
FailSafe (loss of clean signal and low receiver battery) submenu (F/S): sets responses in case of loss of signal or low Rx
battery.
FailSafe (F/S): instructs a 2.4G receiver what to do in the event radio interference is received.
Adjustability:
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!^FHSS mode: ch2 only)
NOR (normal) setting holds the servo in its last commanded position.
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F/S also applies to the Battery F/S (see below).
Œ“…& § F/S also applies to the Battery F/S (see
below)
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 F/S setting is used in certain competitions to prevent the aircraft from flying away and doing potential damage
elsewhere. Conversely, the F/S
!Z
long enough to regain control.
K
NOR!
§
;^ACRO_
from and recover from the radio interference and minimize damage if crashed.
NOR is typically the safest choice.
"
§Z“F/S function for safety reasons.
Updating F/S Settings: If you specify a F/S;
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F/S
Z!
move to the settings that you chose.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
K;
Open F/S function.
for 1 second.
[ ^ Z
to F/S.
switch) to a preset position.
Choose Channel to change. (ex: Ch. 8)
to Ch 8.
N O T E : T h i s i s o n e o f s e v e r a l Set and fail safe command.
that controls channel 8 to desired
functions for which the radio requires
OFF position.
for 1 second to store.
Repeat as desired.
Close.
Where next?
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Adjust END POINTs to gain proper F/S responses if needed: see p. 36.
Adjust SUB-TRIM to gain proper F/S responses if needed: see p. 46.
Battery FailSafe (F/S): a second battery low warning feature (separate from the transmitter low voltage warning). When
!!!„
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to a predetermined position. When the Battery F/S
^§
position) or a preset position. You should immediately land. You may temporarily reset the Battery F/S function by moving
the THROTTLE STICK to idle. You will have about 30 seconds of throttle control before the battery function reactivates.
Adjustability:
NOR F/S setting for throttle results in Battery F/S going to the servo position reached by moving THROTTLE STICK to
the bottom with TRIM LEVER¨
F/S position setting for throttle results in Battery F/S also going to the same throttle servo position as the regular F/S.
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Aircraft wing types (ACRO):
There are 3 basic wing types in aircraft models:
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This is the default setup and requires no specialized wing programming.
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ELEVON.
Twin Aileron Servos (with a tail) (ACRO): Many current generation models use two aileron servos, plugged into two
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Options:
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‰FLAP-TRIM%
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‚Kˆ—AIRBRAKE. (see p. 61).
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You will need to choose either of FLAPERON or AIL-DIFF
§
Z FLAPERON
` AIL-DIFF is probably
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Œ“…& “ Y ^FLAPERON, AIL-DIFF, and ELEVON) can be used at a time. All three
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Deactivate FLAPERON so that AIL-DIFF or Open the FLAPERON function.
ELEVON can be activated.
Deactivate the function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to FLAPERON.
to MIX.
Close function.
Where next?
Set up AILE-DIFF (see p. 52) or ELEVON (see p. 53).
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to INH.
Using FLAPERON (ACRO):
The FLAPERON mixing function uses one servo on each of the two ailerons,
! raise/lower simultaneously. Of course, aileron function (moving in opposite
directions) is also performed.
Once FLAPERON
Kˆ—««^ ELEVATOR-FLAP mixing), the radio commands both
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feature is also available (see FLAP-TRIM_ % ! YY ™END POINT and SUB-TRIM both still adjust each servo individually.
Adjustability:
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ZZ
FLAP-TRIMY
—
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AIRBRAKE
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ELEVATOR-FLAP
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FLAP-TRIM is activated.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Activate twin aileron servos, FLAPERON. Open the FLAPERON function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
*
to FLAPERON.
•|³ to MIX.
to ACT.
travel (aileron differential) within the Activate the function.
programming.
(Decrease
right
FLAPERON
Optional: adjust the up/down travel
to AIL1.
AILERON
Š|³ 9 &+"#$ ;01STICK.
§Š|³_
2
to 90%.
%!{|³
to AIL2.
AILERON
of aileron travel available.
STICK.
to 90%.
$ < 6 & &+"#$&
travel to 50%2
Close menu.
Where next?
to FLP2.
to +50³
to FLP1.
to -50³
Set FLAP-TRIM: see p. 51.
Set up AIRBRAKE mix: see p. 61.
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* If you receive an error message that OTHER WING MIXING "ON", you must deactivate AIL-DIFF or ELEVON.
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Using FLAP-TRIM (ACRO)
FLAP-TRIM
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^Œ&FLAP-TRIM is made active with AILDIFF, it will not have any effect. The ONLY function that allows control of the
AIL-DIFF AIRBRAKE.) Most modelers use
AIRBRAKE
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movement of a switch.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Add FLAP-TRIM §Open the FLAP-TRIM function.
for 1 second.
!
to FLAP-TRIM.
at any time during the flight,with a
maximum travel of 5%The function is automatically activated with FLAPERON¨ travel is 0.
travel set in FLAPERON.
Adjust the travel available to the
Kˆ—DIAL.
(Ex: 5%).
to +5%.
Close menu.
Where next?
%§SUB-TRIMs: see p. 46 and END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up AIRBRAKE mix: see p. 61 and ELE-FLAP mix: see p. 59.
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Using Aileron Differential (AILE-DIFF)(ACRO):
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! ^_ Kˆ— AILE-DIFF controlling proper aileron
` Kˆ• Kˆ–  !
Z AILE-DIFF, except if using AIRBRAKE (Note
Z FLAP-TRIM active while using AILE-DIFF, it will not have
any effect. ONLY AIRBRAKE controls the ailerons as flaps in the AILE-DIFF
_
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Activate twin aileron servos using AIL- Open the AIL-DIFF function.
for 1 second.
DIFF.
*
to AIL-DIFF.
Note that the function defaults to no
to MIX.
to ACT.
difference in down travel vs. up travel. Activate the function.
If you want differential travel, simply Optional: adjust the up/down travel
to AIL1.
AILERON
%^…„&Š|³_
separately for the two servos.
STICK.
(Ex: adjust to 90%.)
to 90%.
to AIL2.
STICK.
AILERON
to 90%.
Close menu.
Where next?
%§SUB-TRIMs: see p. 46 and END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up AIRBRAKE mix: see p. 61.
Set up ELE-FLAP
„^
Kˆ—_&{Š
Set up SNAP-ROLL&{—
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*If you receive an error message that OTHER WING MIXING "ON", you must deactivate ELEVON or FLAPERON.
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Aircraft tail types (ACRO):
There are 4 basic tail types in aircraft models:
;
$^
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‹…$`AILVATOR p. 54.
Y
$`ELEVON. p. 53.
V-TAIL. Model uses 2 surfaces, at an angle, together to create yaw and pitch control. see V-TAIL. p. 55.
Œ&“Y^AILEVATOR, V-TAIL, and ELEVON) can be used at a time. The radio provides a
OTHER WING
MIXING "ON" will display.
Using ELEVON(ACRO_& ! functions, using two servos, one on each elevon. The aileron/elevator responses of each servo can be adjusted

Z
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Adjustability:
†Kˆ•Kˆ`
%!
%!
travel.
NOTE: If ELEVON is active, you cannot activate FLAPERON, AILE-DIFF, or AILEVATOR. An error message OTHER WING MIXING
"ON" displays and you must deactivate the last function to activate ELEVON.
Œ“…&~
Z
the AILERON and ELEVATOR STICKS are moved at the same time the controls may bind or run out of travel.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Activate ELEVON.
Open the ELEVON function.
Adjust aileron down travel to 90% of up
travel, creating aileron differential.
Activate the function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to ELEVON.
to MIX.
*
to ACT.
Optional: adjust the up/down travel
to AIL1.
&
STICK.
(Ex: down to 90%2
to 90%.
AILERON
to AIL2.
STICK.
AILERON
to 90%.
Optional: adjust the elevator travel of
&+"#$
&&&
to 98%, left to 105%2
to ELE2.
to 98³
to ELE1.
to 105³
Close menu.
Where next?
%§SUB-TRIMs: see p. 46 and END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential(D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
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Dual Elevator Servos (with a rudder) (AILEVATOR) (ACRO): Many models use two elevator servos, plugged in separate
^ELEVON˜Y
V-TAIL, p. 55.)
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! % § travel.
… ! `
surfaces.
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%
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Adjustability:
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Kˆ[!
‹§
!REVERSE or the set percentages may be reversed here.
…%!^!_
“ ^ 50% _ ! ™ ;
AIL3 and 4 to 0 disables this feature. Note: if you want this, but controlled with a switch, set AIL3 and 4 to 0 here, and use
2 mixes . AIL-to-ELEV and AIL-to-AUX2^Z™
_
the assigned switch is on.
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The AILEVATOR mixing function uses one servo on each of the two elevators, and combines the elevator function with the
aileron function (unless aileron travel is set to 0_
another in conjunction with the ailerons.
Once AILEVATOR is activated, unless you zero out the aileron values (see below), any time you move your ailerons or any
^ †]‹‹…†Y‚…†“Œ „_ ! servos to also operate as ailerons. To deactivate this action, simply set the 2 aileron travel settings to 0 in the AILEVATOR
Z
!
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Z
!
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Activate twin elevator servos.
Open the AILEVATOR function.
for 1 second.
‹ YYY
to AILEVATOR.
ailerons portion of this function.
Activate the function.
to MIX.
Œ& ‹ §Optional: adjust up/down travel when
to AIL3.
geometry, you may need to reverse one +"#$02
to AIL4.
servo or set a negative percentage here.
Optional: adjust total elevator travel
to ELE2.
&+"#$
&&
to ELE1.
travel to 98%, left to 96%2
to ACT.
to 0%.
to 0%.
to 98%.
to 96%.
Close menu.
Where next?
%§SUB-TRIMs: see p. 46 and END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up AIRBRAKE mix: see p. 61.
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Using V-TAIL (ACRO):
V-TAIL „ Y ! functions are combined for the two tail surfaces. Both elevator and rudder travel
can be adjusted independently on each surface.
NOTE: If V-TAIL is active, you cannot activate ELEVON or AILEVATOR functions. If one of these functions is active, an error
message will be displayed and you must deactivate the last function prior to activating V-TAIL.
NOTE& ~ Z Z Z
!‹
travel until no binding occurs.
Adjustability:
†Kˆ`Kˆ‡
%!
† ! ^ RUD1 and 2 to 0. Next, use two programmable
mixes, RUD-ELE and RUD-RUD, setting different percentages for up and down. These are your new rudder travels. Trim off
€;PROG.MIX, p. 65.)
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Activate V-TAIL.
STEPS:
Open the V-TAIL function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to V-TAIL.
Adjust left elevator servo to 95% travel
Activate the function.
§
to MIX.
to ACT.
optional: adjust the travels separately
to ELE1.
to 95%.
9 & & +"#$ Repeat as necessary for other servos.
left to 95%2
Close menu.
Where next?
Adjust END POINTs: see p. 36 and SUB-TRIMs: see p. 46.
Set up dual/triple rates and exponential(D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
Set up ELE-FLAP mix: see p. 59.
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!SNAP-ROLL) (ACRO):
 „ ! the same input every time. It also removes the need to change dual rates on the
3 channels prior to performing a snap, as SNAP-ROLLZ
the same position, regardless of dual rates, inputs held during the snap, etc.
Œ&…Kƒ
;
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others snap on elevator alone. Most models snap most precisely with a combination of all 3 surfaces. Additionally, rate of
speed and acceleration when using the snap switch will affect how the model snaps.
Adjustability:
Travel: Adjust the amount of elevator, aileron and rudder travel automatically applied.
3$Y•`|µ•`|#‹100% of range of all 3 channels.
-
$ Up to 4 separate snaps may be set up, one for each of the 4 direction choices (up/right, down/right, up/left,
down/left). Each snap is fully adjustable regarding travels and direction on each of the 3 channels.
Note: ‘]‰’ ‘]’ ‘]‰’  ‘‹’‘‹“"Œ’
outside snaps.
R/U = Right positive
R/D = Right negative
L/U = Left positive
L/D = Left negative snap roll

`^DIRC-SW1/2) to change snap directions is fully adjustable and optional. If you wish to have
only one snap, leave the switches as NULL. (If assigned, SW1 = up/down, SW2 = left/right.)
K&
!
„
;"Kˆ]™‹;"Kˆ
" ^;"Kˆ ‹“"Œ_ ;"Kˆ  & ^_¨!^™_
not an up (positive/inside) snap.
~
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;;^SAFE-MODE): a safety may be set up on your landing gear SWITCH, preventing accidental snap rolls while
the landing gear is down. The safety switch is turned on and off with the landing gear SWITCH.
CH5+/CH5-& ;"Kˆ this feature is changed to ON position (CH5+ or CH5-). Snap rolls will not be commanded even if the snap roll
SWITCH is turned on with the gear SWITCH in this position. When the landing gear SWITCH is moved to the
opposite position, snap rolls may be commanded.
FREE: the safety mechanism is completely turned off. Snaps can be commanded regardless of the gear SWITCH
POSITION.
Note: The location of the safety switch always follows channel 5. If channel 5 is reassigned to switch C, for
example, switch C is now the safety. If channel 5 is nulled, the safety function will not be available.
;&SNAP-ROLL is automatically disabled when the trainer function is activated.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Activate SNAP-ROLL. Adjust aileron to Open the SNAP-ROLL function.
for 1 second.
105% ,elevator travel to 95% , rudder
to SNAP-ROLL.
travel to 120% in the right/up snap.
to MIX.
to OFF or ON.
Activate SAFE-MODE so snaps cannot be Activate the function.
performed when gear is down.
Adjust the travels as needed. (Ex:
to AIL.
to 105%.
aileron to 105%, elevator to 95%, rudder
to ELE.
to 95%.
Adjust rudder travel in the left/down to 120%.)
snap to 105%.
to RUD.
to 120%.
E or G up.
to SAFE-MODE
+$ & Optional: Activate SAFE-MODE5"#$
when
SWITCH
E
+IJF2
G
+IJ*2
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to CH-.
# . HH 4
snap switch.
&-100%2 deactivated when that switch is in the
Notice MIX reading is still OFF.
E or G down.
Notice MIX reading changes to ON.
$ F
K
K
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down snap and adjust rudder to 105%2
to SW1.
to SwA.
to SW2.
to SwB.
SwA down SwB down.
Repeat steps above to set percentages.
Close menu.
Where next?
Set up programmable mixes: see p. 65.
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MIXES: 44&
Mixes are special programs within the radio that command one or more channels to act together with input from only one
ZZ!
There are a variety of types of mixes.
Types:
Linear:$
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„„
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FLAPERON"Z
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„„
{|³
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Offset: An OFFSET
„
„"
„^_
servo is moved to a set percentage of its range. An example of this is AIRBRAKE
Curve: Curve mixes are mostly used in helicopters, but may also be used in airplanes and gliders. An example is
THROTTLE-NEEDLE „ Y € „ moved. (see p. 62.)
‹&‹
„
Z
THROTTLE DELAY (simulates turbine engines, p. 63) and the elevator delay in AIRBRAKE are two examples of this (see p. 61).
DELAY in HELI (see p. 84) is another example that slows the servo movement to the trim settings for the other conditions.
…€
„
™
to use. Additionally, the 8J ACRO
!‡`Y
!
„^HELI provides 4
`_
„
‚€ZZ„
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the importance of mixes.
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„%_D/R,EXP, p. 39.
IDLE-DOWN and THR-CUT are two OFFSETY
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to move toward idle an additional set percentage to help close the carburetor.
ELE-TO-FLAP „ Y
„ model loop even tighter than it can on elevator alone. (see p. 59.)
THROTTLE-NEEDLE
„
„^ZPROG.MIX 5 to 6_Y^—`_
THROTTLE DELAY
„Y
„Kˆ#^—#_
Œ„ § Y Z Y
„ ^
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ELEV-FLAP mixing (ACRO):
ELEV-FLAP
„Y
„§
„
Z
ELEVATOR STICK is moved. It is most
Z
^_
Adjustability:
Rate& Y•||³ ^ _ µ•|| ^ _ µ{|³
^Y when the ELEVATOR STICK is pulled
to provide full up elevator.)
'
: fully assignable. (SwA to H)
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Activate ELEV-FLAP mixing. Adjust flap Open the ELEV-FLAP function.
travel to 0%
(push) and 45% flaps with positive
Activate the function.
elevator.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to ELEV-FLAP.
to MIX.
Adjust the travels as needed.
(Ex: 0%,to 45%.)
to ACT.
to RATE.
ELEVATOR STICK.
to
ELEVATOR STICK.
to
0%.
45%.
Close menu.
Where next?
%§!^FLAPERON): see p. 50.
Set up AIRBRAKE^™!_&—•
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AIRBRAKE mixing (ACRO):
AIL1
FLP
ELE
AIL2
‚Z FLAPERON and AILEVATOR, AIRBRAKE
Y
„
done for you within the radio. AIRBRAKE ^_ ^ _ ^ _ ^_
Z

FLAP-ELEVATOR mixing
together.
Adjustability:
Activation: Proportional by moving the THROTTLE STICK!
'
$ Mix SWITCH is selectable.
LINR(Linear/Inversely proportional to THROTTLE STICK): provides a proportional increase in amount of AIRBRAKE
action as THROTTLE STICK is lowered and assigned switch is on. Provides gradually more AIRBRAKE as you slow
! Z AIRBRAKE begins, gradually increasing to the same setting as the
THROTTLE STICK is lowered.
OFST(Offset): Provides AIRBRAKE
Y
Y%
-
&\
§ AIRBRAKE is activated by setting the
delay (delay-ELEV_
™™
end point together.
Channels controlled&…^_^_
! AIRBRAKE, including set to 0 to
have no effect.
&FLAPERON, ELEVON and AIL-DIFF functions are inhibited, then AIL1 and AIL2 settings will have no
effect.
FLAPERON!%Kˆ•
Kˆ—
AIL-DIFFKˆ•Kˆ–
!%
Œ
! AIRBRAKE, and the elevator motion is set to maintain trim when
the ailerons rise. Different amounts may be set for each aileron to correct for torque reactions and other unique
characteristics of the model.
Be sure you understand what dropping ailerons will do when in AIRBRAKE. Along with creating an enormous amount
^!_«Y«Z
encourages tip stalling. If you are using this for aerobatic performance and not "sudden stops", consider raising the
!
S Twin elevator servos:
AILEVATOR is active, the AIL1 and AIL2 settings still only affect FLAPERON or AIL-DIFF servos, NOT the elevator servos.
(they would have the AIL3 and AIL4 settings.)
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Activate AIRBRAKE on a FLAPERON . K
FLAPERON is active.
model. Adjust the flaperon travel to Open the AIRBRAKE function.
75%,with negative elevator (push) of
25%.
Activate the function.
INPUTS:
see FLAPERON instructions.
for 1 second.
to AIRBRAKE.
Switch C in up position.
to MIX.
to OFF.
SW selection.
A position is turned ON by down with a
center.
to SW.
to SWC.
Adjust the travels as needed.
(Ex:Ailerons each 75%, Elevator -25%.)
to AIL1.
to 75%.
to ELEV.
to -25%.
to FLAP.
to 75%.
to DOWN.
“ & Z elevator servo responds.
YELEV.
Optional: change the mixing from full
amount upon switch to proportional to
the THROTTLE STICK§ „
idle.
to MODE.
to CT&DN.
to 25%.
to LINR (0%).
to 0%.
THROTTLE STICK to desired
point.
for 1 sec, until beeps
(display changes if new setting is different from prior
setting).
Close menu.
Where next?
%§!^FLAPERON): see p. 50.
Set up ELE-FLAP mixing: see p. 59.
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THROTTLE-NEEDLE mixing (ACRO/HELI):
(ACRO)
(HELI)
THROTTLE-NEEDLEY
„
Y
„^Kˆ[_
THROTTLE STICK inputs for perfect engine tuning at all throttle settings. This function is particularly popular with
%
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Adjustability:
Y%
„
Y
„
Kˆ[

~!Kˆ[!
AILEVATOR.
^ACC) function (ACRO only) helps the engine compensate for sudden, large amounts of throttle input by
Z
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%
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on rapid throttle input.
;!^HELI_
Y•`
!Y#
! MIX
¨„& >NOR¨!„&
(ID1/2). Note that you can edit the mix for a different condition without being in that condition, to allow editing without
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the > and not the one in parentheses.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Activate THROTTLE-NEEDLE mixing. Open the THROTTLE-NEEDLE function.
for 1 second.
Adjust the points as follows to resolve
to THROTTLE-NEEDLE.
a slight lean midrange problem:
Activate the function.
to MIX.
to ACT.
1: 40%
HELI only. Select the condition to edit.
to CND.
to NOR or (I12/ID3]
2: 45%
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the
travels
as
needed
to
match
3: 65%
ACROY
THR Stick
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4: 55%
HELIY
JOG KEY
to each of the 5 points, then adjusting
5: 40%
the percentage at that point until the
to P-1.
to 40%.
engine is properly tuned.
to P-2.
to 45%.
to P-3.
to 65%.
to P-4.
to 55%.
to P-5.
to 40%.
ACRO $ #
@ACC
to ACC.
HELI only: set curves for other
conditions.
to condition name.
as needed.
to next condition to edit.
Repeat above steps as needed.
Close menu.
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Where next?
Set up THROTTLE DELAY
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Set up programmable mixes, for example, AILERON-to-RUDDER: see p. 65.
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The THR-DELAY function is used to slow the response of the throttle servo to
simulate the slow response of a turbine engine. A 40% delay setting corresponds
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STEPS:
Activate THR-DELAY YOpen the THR-DELAY function.
!Y Slow the servo response by one second.
Activate the function.
Adjust the RATE to match the desired
servo speed. (Ex: 40%.)
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to THR-DELAY.
to MIX.
to RATE.
to ACT.
to 40%.
Close menu.
Where next?
Set up THROTTLE-NEEDLE mixing: see p. 62.
%€END POINT: see p. 36.
Adjust throttle exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
Set up AILEVATOR: see p. 54.
Set up programmable mixes, for example, RUDDER-AILERON: see p. 65.
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Throttle curve (THR-CURVE)(ACRO):
This function adjusts the throttle operation curve for optimum engine response
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NOTE: If the throttle EXP function is activated, you cannot use THR-CURVE
function simultaneously.
Adjustability:
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Adjust throttle curve until engine idles Open the THR-CURVE function.
reliably.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to THR-CURVE.
Activate the function.
to MIX.
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Switch E in up position.
to ON.
to point 1 (P-1).
throttle servo position.
to desired
Repeat above steps.
Adjust the next switch position.
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Repeat above steps.
to SW.
to desired switch.
Close.
Pit curve (PIT-CURVE)(ACRO):
This function is an object for the variable pitch propellers of an airplane.
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Adjustability:
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Adjust pit curve until engine idles .
STEPS:
Open the PIT-CURVE function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to PIT-CURVE.
Activate the function.
to MIX.
% •Y{ position.
Switch E in up position.
to ON.
to point 1 (P-1).
Pit position.
to desired
Repeat above steps.
Adjust the next switch position.
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Repeat above steps.
to SW.
to desired switch.
LINEAR PROGRAMMABLE MIXES (PROG.MIX1-4):
Your 8J contains four separate linear programmable mixes. (Note that P.Mixing
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On/off choices:
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the mix to be ON`##YSWITCH.
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THR: Turned on/off by THROTTLE STICK movement. Trigger point/direction are selectable. Ex: OFSYY^_
mix to open gear doors at idle, which is only active if throttle is below half.
MASTER
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TRIM
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RATE
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100%
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Set up a FLAP-ELEV mix:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Open an unused programmable mix.
for 1 second.
(Ex: use P.MIX3Y
to P.MIX1-6.
ON when SWITCH C is in the down for FLAP-ELEVATOR.)
to 3
position.
Activate the function.
to MIX.
to ON.
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Choose master and slave channels.
already FLP
up (spoilers),
(Ex: no need to change MASTER/SLAVE.)
already ELE
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to MASTER .
to desired
move down,
choice.
VR'4&
+> & TRIM is not Set TRIM as needed.
(Ex: leave TRIM not available.)
2
Assign SWITCH and position.
(Ex: change to C, DOWN.)
to SW.
to POSI.
Optional: set switch to THR to activate
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to SW.
to C.
to DOWN.
to THR.
to POSI.
THROTTLE STICK to desired
point.
for 1 second to set.
Optional: set switch position to NULL
C # & 4
THR
to POSI.
Set rates. (Ex: Lo=0%ˆ±5%.)
to RATE.
to NULL.
VR past center. Leave at 0%.
VR past center.
Set OFFST, if needed. (Ex: 0.)
to 5%.
to OFFST. Leave at 0%.
Close menu.
Where next?
Adjust servo END POINTs: see p. 36.
Setup dual/triple rates and exponential (D/R,EXP): see p. 39.
Set up additional programmable mixes, ex: RUDDERYAILERON: see p. 65.
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AIL-RUD (ACRO): Coordinate turns by applying rudder automatically with aileron input. All model types.
ELEV-PIT (HELI) mix: compensate for the loss of lift of tilting the model.
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CURVE PROGRAMMABLE MIXES (PROG.MIX5-6):
\[”€ ACRO/HELI programs contain two separate curve programmable mixes. There are a variety of reasons you might
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curve mix is the THROTTLE-NEEDLE%!{%
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at 5 points along its RPM range.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Set up a RUDD-ELEV curve mix on a Open an unused curve programmable
for 1 second.
model that pitches down severely at mix. (Ex: use PROG.MIX6 since it is
to P.MIX1-6.
full rudder and not at all with minimal YRUDDER-ELEV.)
to 6.
rudder input, and pitches worse on right
rudder than left:
Activate the function.
to MIX.
P-1: 25%
P-2: 8%
P-3: 0%
P-4: 10%
P-5: 28%
ON when SWITCH C is down.
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elevator would be retrimmed when the
mix is active and no rudder input is
given.)
Choose master and slave channels.
(Ex: do not change MAS or SLV).
already RUDD
already ELEV
Assign SWITCH and position.
(Ex: change to C, DOWN.)
to SW.
Optional: set switch to THR to activate
mix with THROTTLE STICK. (See
above for details.)
to SW.
to POSI.
to C.
to DOWN.
to THR.
to POSI.
THROTTLE STICK to desired
point.
for 1 second to set.
Optional: set switch position to NULL
C # & 4
THR
to POSI.
; Z (Ex: listed at left.)
to P-1.
Adjust servo END POINTs: see p. 36.
Set up AILEVATOR: see p. 54.
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to NULL.
to 25%.
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to ON.
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STEPS:
INPUTS:
Set up a GYA gyro setting.
Open and activate the GYRO SENSE
for 1 second.
function.
to GYRO SENSE.
Activate the function.
to MIX.
Change channel assignment. Ex: select
CH5/CH7/CH8.
Change gyro type. Ex: select GY.
to CH.
Optional: change switch assignment.
Ex: select E.
to SW.
Adjust gyro rates as needed. (Ex: UP
to NOR70%, CNTR to 0% (off), DOWN to
AVC70% as starting points.)
to UP / CNTR / DOWN.
Close menu.
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to type.
to ON.
to CH5/CH7/CH8.
to GY.
to E.
to rate .to
NOR70%/ 0% /
AVC70%.("+" for AVC "-" for NOR)
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Z
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Pneumatic (air driven) retracts use a standard servo to control an air valve which directs air into or out of the retract units,
moving the gear up or down. Pneumatics are easier to install but require added maintenance of the air system.
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HELICOPTER (HELI) MODEL FUNCTIONS
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Table of contents and reference info for helicopters . 72
Model Select .....................................................27
Model Copy ......................................................27
Model Data Reset...............................................28
Model Name ......................................................29
Parameter ...........................................................30
Model Type ........................................................30
†¼;^;Yˆ;;™ˆ;;_...............................31
ATL ....................................................................32
LCD adjustment .................................................32
Battery Type .......................................................33
Model Date Transmission .................................34
Reverse ..............................................................35
End Point ..........................................................36
Idle Down ..........................................................37
Throttle Cut ........................................................38
‹™†…¼‰ ............................................................39
Timer ..................................................................42
]¼Kˆ ............................................................43
Trainer ................................................................44
Trim....................................................................45
Sub Trim ............................................................46
Servo ..................................................................47
; .............................................................48
Œ$¼ .........................................62
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;^ˆ…‚_ ..........................73
;†^ˆ…‚_ ..................................75
;$¼^ˆ…‚_ ..................................76
ˆ†$¼^ˆ…‚_ .....................................77
;†^ˆ…‚_ ..................................77
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ˆ†K^ˆ…‚_ ...................................81
‰K^ˆ…‚_ .....................................81
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‹^ˆ…‚_ ............................................84
ˆ“˜Yˆ†^ˆ…‚_ ....................................85
ˆ“˜Y‰^ˆ…‚_ ......................................85
ˆ™‚“Y‰^ˆ…‚_....................................86
ƒ^ˆ…‚_ .............................................87
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HELI-SPECIFIC MENU FUNCTIONS
MODEL TYPE: This function of the PARAMETER submenu is used to select the type of model programming to be used. Before
MODEL TYPE!
is an 8JA, the default is ACRO[”ˆHELI(H-1).
HELICOPTER SWASHPLATE TYPES:
The 8J radios support 8 basic swashplate setups, including "single servo" (H-1Y
_–
of CCPM (cyclic and collective pitch mixing). A "single servo" swashplate uses one servo for each axis: aileron, elevator
^ _ KK‰$ ' ! Z 3 axes of motion. There are 7 basic CCPM types, displayed below. CCPM has several advantages, the most obvious of
which is far less mechanical complexity to properly move the swashplate of the helicopter. Additionally, several servos
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well as the precision and centering.
Please note that some helicopters are type HR3 or HN3„!•[|„
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you will still use that swashplate type, but also use SWASH AFR to adjust the functions as needed until it operates properly.
Additionally, different angles of CCPM may also be created utilizing the fully assignable programmable mixes. (See our
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function (SWASH AFR_§^REVERSE). See SWASH AFR for details.
Swashplate Types
(Normal linkage type)
H-1:each servo linked
to the swashplate
independently.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Change the MODEL TYPE and SWASH Confirm you are currently using the “
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# on top left.
TYPE of model #3 from aircraft to 120 proper model memory. (example: 3)
KK‰$`Z
If it is not the correct model (example:3),
unison for collective pitch and aileron
see MODEL SELECT.
[HELI(HR3)].
Open PARAMETER submenu.
for 1 second.
to PARAMETER.
Select proper TYPE.
(HELICOPTER)
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to TYPE.
to HELICOPTER.
Are you sure? displays.
Change to the desired SWASH TYPE
^„
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for 1 second.
1
to SWASH.
to HR3.
for 1 second.
Are you sure? displays.
Close.
Where next?
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If a single servo is not operating properly, REVERSE: see p. 35.
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If unsure see SWASH AFR.
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completion, the model type will not be changed.
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SWASH AFR (not in SWH1):
Swashplate function rate settings (SWASH AFR) reduce/increase/reverse the rate
(travel) of the aileron, elevator (except H-2 ) and collective pitch functions,
adjusting or reversing the motion of all servos involved in that function, only
when using that function. Since these types utilize multiple servos together to
%§ REVERSE or END POINT would not
properly correct the travel of any one control. Since H-1 uses one servo for each
†H-1.
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choices left—the whole function needs to be reversed, or the servo(s) not shared with aileron need to be reversed.
‚ Z ! direction in which the collective operates (reverse the whole function). In our example, HR3 is 180 degrees off from the
K!Z
!Z¨!K
collective pitch rate, however, from +50% to -50%, will reverse the collective pitch without affecting the aileron action.
HR3 Swash Type
AILERON STICK.
ELEVATOR STICK.
RUDDER STICK.
THROTTLE STICK.
CHECKING FOR PROPER MOTION ON AN HR3 SWASHPLATE
PROPER MOTION
WRONG MOTION
HOW TO FIX
Swashplate tilts right.
Swashplate tilts left.
Reverse AIL setting in SWASH
to -50%.
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up.
REVERSE.
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down.
REVERSE.
S w a s h p l a t e m o v e s t h e Reverse ELE setting in SWASH.
¨ !Z opposite.
(ex: +50 to -50)
moves up.
Entire swashplate moves up. K`
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REVERSE.
The leading edges of tail Blades rotated right.
REVERSE the rudder servo.
blades rotate left.
Entire Swashplate lifts.
Swashplate lowers.
Reverse PIT setting in SWASH.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Adjust the travel of the collective pitch Open SWASH AFR function.
from +50% to -23%, reversing the travel
of all 3 servos and decreasing their
travel in collective pitch only, on an Adjust PIT travel to -23%.
HR3 SWASH TYPE.
Close the menu.
Where next?
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to SWASH AFR.
to PIT.
to -23%.
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Z
%
§END POINT: see p. 36.
Set up the normal condition: (THR-CURV/NOR, PIT-CURV/NOR, REVO./NORM):
see p. 78.
Set up D/R,EXP: see p. 39.
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Swash Mixing (SWH MIX):
This function can be set for each flight condition, and is used to correct the
tendency of the model to change when the rotor is tilted by aileron, elevator,
and rudder controls.
Adjustability:
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
When the right roll is carried out, an Open SWH MIX function.
elevator is down and an adjustment is
needed.
Activate the function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to SWH MIX.
to 2/2 page to
ON.
Adjust the rate.
Ex: IDL1^‚…‚…_Y•|³
Repeat as needed.
Close the menu.
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to 1/2 page
AIL → ELE, ↓ / →
to IDL1
to -10%.
to
Throttle Mixing (THROTTLE MIX):
This function can be set for each flight condition, and is used to correct the
tendency of the model to change altitude when the rotor is tilted by aileron,
elevator, and rudder controls.
Adjustability:
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Correct the tendency of the model to Open THROTTLE MIX function.
change altitude.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to THROTTLE MIX.
Activate the function.
to MIX
Adjust the rate.
Ex: IDL1^‚ˆ_•|³
Repeat as needed.
to IDL1
to ON.
to AIL → THR
to
10%.
Close the menu.
Where next?
HI/LOW-PIT : see p. 86.
GOVERNOR set up: see p. 89.
Swash Ring (SWASH RING_&
„
 Z
by simultaneous operation of the ailerons and elevators. It is effective in 3D
aerobatics which use a large amount of travel.
Adjustability:
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compounded.
; ! the ailerons and elevators is limited within the
circle(SWASH RING rate).
Aileron operation
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:

ZOpen SWASH RING function.
by simultaneous operation of the
ailerons and elevators, set the limit
Activate the function.
point where swash throw stops.
Adjust the rate.
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tilt by simultaneous operation of the
Close the menu.
ailerons and elevators
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to SWASH RING.
to MIX
to RATE
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to ON.
to 90%.
Setting up the Normal Flight Condition:Œ
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collective pitch curves are adjusted to provide consistent engine RPM despite the increase/decrease in collective pitch of
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As the 2 curves and revo. mixing are all interrelated.
Note that the normal throttle, pitch and revo curves are all available. These may also be updated later in the menu with the
‡¯Y•^IDL1_Y`^IDL2_Y#^IDL3), plus throttle hold (HOLD)].
Note: The throttle and pitch curves for the normal condition are always on. They cannot be inhibited. The other four
Y[`[|
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% # % € †‰$ THROTTLE STICK midpoint, the desired
position for hovering. The other 4 points are then adjusted to create the desired idle and maximum engine speed, and a
Y!
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normal collective pitch curve is adjusted to match the throttle curve, providing the best vertical performance at a constant
‰Y#!µ{µ[µ•|!
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the bottom in a hurry.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Set up Normal Flight Condition Open the THR-CURV/NOR function.
Throttle/Collective Pitch Curves and %^…„&5%.)
Revo.
Base point: Adjust base point of throttle
curve until engine idles reliably on the Open the PIT-CURV/NOR function.
ground. Adjust base point of collective %^…„&8%.)
Y‡ blade pitch. Apply throttle until the Open the REVO. /NORM function.
¿€ Z%Adjust the high point. (Ex: 4%.)
base point of REVO. until model does not
rotate its nose at all.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
*& $ Adjust collective pitch Adjust THR-CURV/NOR.
curve to +5 degrees. Ease heli into a Adjust PIT-CURV/NOR.
hover. Land/shut engine off. Adjust
Adjust REVO. /NORM.
throttle curves and rudder trim. Repeat
until model hovers smoothly at half
throttle. Rapidly apply throttle from 1/4
•™`Z% REVO. until the nose
does not change heading.
Repeat above as needed.
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Adjust PIT-CURV/NOR.
throttle up rapidly. If engine bogs,
Adjust REVO. /NORM.
increase the throttle curve. If engine
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hover. Adjust REVO. until the nose does
not change heading.
Repeat above as needed.
Where next?
to THR-CURV/NOR.
to POINT-1.
to 5%.
to PIT-CURV/NOR.
to POINT-1.
to 8%.
to REVO. /NORM.
to MIX.
to HIGH.
to ON.
to 4%.
Repeat above as needed.
Repeat above as needed.
Repeat above as needed.
Repeat above as needed.
GYRO function: see p. 87.
Adjust HOV-THR and HOV-PIT if needed: see p. 85.
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GOVERNOR function: see p. 89.
D/R,EXP: see p. 39.
THROTTLE CUT:
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idle). You must move the THROTTLE STICK!Z!!
the THROTTLE-CUT function can be reset, to avoid sudden engine acceleration.
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THR-HOLD: This function holds the engine in the idling position and disengages it from the THROTTLE STICK when
SWITCH E^[”ˆ_ƒ^[”_
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Prior to setting up THR-HOLDZZ!
is opened fully at high throttle. Then, use the digital trim to adjust the engine
idle position. To have THR- HOLD maintain idle, move the THROTTLE STICK to

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the offset value until the servo does not move. To lower the engine idle speed,
or if you want to shut the engine off, input a higher negative number.
Adjustability:
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Adjustable in the CONDITION SELECT (THR-HOLD item).
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is available for THR-HOLD.
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Y‡°to +10°to +12°, is automatically activated with THR-HOLD.
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available for THR-HOLD.
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in the desired positions before trying to start the engine. (We recommend starting your engine in throttle hold for safety
reasons.)
X$ Gyro programming includes an option to have a separate gyro setting for each condition, including THR-HOLD.
This avoids the potential problem of the user being in the wrong gyro setting when going to THR-HOLD, resulting in an
improper rudder offset and the model pirouetting.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
Set up throttle hold.
STEPS:
Open THR-HOLD function.
INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to THR-HOLD.
Determine desired throttle position of Activate the function.
the idling engine, turn on THR-HOLD, and Set desired engine position.
adjust percentage as required to reach
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the desired running point.
Where next?
to MIX.
to RATE.
to OFF.
to desired percent.
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GYRO setup: see p. 87.
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Mixing(TH-CURVE, PIT-CURVE, REVO. MIX_Y&–[
D/R,EXP: see p. 39.
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THR-CURVE and PIT-CURVE&{Y'!
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a separate collective pitch curve is available for throttle hold. Sample curves are displayed in the appropriate setup types (ex:
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of the condition whose curve is being edited. (Example: see curve displays below. Note that the normal condition is
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for one second. Then select to desired condition and press the +− KEY .
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throttle curves activates these conditions.
REVO. MIX: This mix adds opposite rudder input to counteract the changes in torque when the speed and collective pitch of
the blades is changed.
Adjustability:
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that condition is activated in the programming (i.e. THROTTLE HOLD or THR-CURVE.)
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certain maneuvers more easily. Lastly, the gyro and dual rate functions may be set to provide separate rates per condition
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The necessary elevator offset varies with model geometry, so it must be determined by noting collective pitch changes at
high speed. The rudder offset is affected by both revo. mixing and trim lever movement while in the offset function.
Adjustability:
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! CONDITION SELECT option that creates/
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display in the Startup screen.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
Set up separate trims for each of the Open the OFFSET function.
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INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to OFFSET.
% Y ` Activate the function.
correct for torque at high speeds.
Change switch setting to Cond.
to MIX.
to OFF or ON.
already Cond.
(No need to change SW.)
Select IDL2.
to No .
second to IDL2.
Adjust trim settings as needed.
(Ex:rudder to +8%.)
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to RUDD.
to IDL2 . or
for 1
to +8%.
E ^  [ ” ˆ _ G ( T 8 J A ) f r o m
NORMAL to IDL2KZ
changes.
DELAY: see p. 84.
THR-HOLD: see p. 80.
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DELAY: The Delay function provides a smooth transition between the trim positions whenever OFFSET, REVO. MIXING, or
THROTTLE HOLD functions are turned on and off.
Adjustability:
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new position...quite a long time.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
Set up a delay on all channels to ease Open the DELAY function.
for 1 second.
to DELAY.
to another so there are no "hard jumps."
Adjust AILE response as needed. (Ex:
to +8%.
aileron to +8%.)
Repeat for other channels.
Close menus and confirm slowed
transitions.
Where next?
to ELEV. Repeat step above.
E ^  [ ” ˆ _ G ( T 8 J A ) f r o m
NORMAL to IDL2 KZ move gradually to new positions.
THR-HOLD: see p. 80.
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HOVERING ADJUSTMENTS (HOV-THR and HOV-PIT):
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curves for ideal setup.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
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for 1 second.
adjustments. Remember these affect
to HOV-PIT.
only the hovering (normal) condition.
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to MIX.
to ON
Adjust throttle and collective pitch &
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curves until the model hovers nicely. In &
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curves near hover point independently
with HOV-THR and HOV-PITZ!
Store the current dial settings prior to
to RATE.
or
VR to setting.
selecting another model.
to store.
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or
VR to center.
Close.
Open the HOV-PIT function.
to HOV-PIT.
Store the current dial settings prior to
selecting another model.
to RATE.
or
VR to setting.
for one second to store.
or
VR to center.
Close.
Where next?
THR-HOLD: see p. 80.
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D/R,EXP: see p. 39.
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HIGH/LOW PITCH (HI/LO-PIT):

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for multiple models.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
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1 condition.
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INPUTS:
for 1 second.
to HI/LO-PIT.
A function is turned on.
to ADJ.
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to NORM.
or
Set the rate. (Ex: 80%)
to IDL1.
for 1 second to IDL1.
to HI-PIT.
to 80%.
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PIT-CURVE: see p. 81.
HOV-PIT: see p. 85.
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to +DT5 or -DT5.
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GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
;Y™˜K;Open and activate the GYRO SENSE
for 1 second.
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to GYRO SENSE.
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to MIX.
to ON.
up 3 and normal.
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to TYP.
to GY.
to SW.
to Cond.
Adjust gyro rates as needed.
(Ex: NORM, IDL3 to NOR 50%. IDL1 and 2
to AVC 50% as starting points.)
to NORM.
to IDL1.
Repeat.
Close the function.
Where next?
GOVERNOR: see p. 89.
D/R,EXP: see p. 39.
DELAY: see p. 84.
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to NOR 50%.
to AVC 50%.
GOVERNORS:
GV-1 connections
Magnetic sensor
Throttle servo
Control amp
Mixture servo
Connected only when
fuel mixture function
used.
Throttle
channel
Speed setting channel
Connected when speed set from
transmitter
Governor ON/OFF / Mixture trim channel
Connected when the governor is turned on and off
from transmitter and when mixture trim function is
used, or when mixture curve data is sent from transmitter to governor
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*If the speed value rises when the cut switch is activated, reverse the “DIR’
UP to DOWN or vice versa.
GOAL of EXAMPLE:
STEPS:
INPUTS:
; ƒ ˜Y • O p e n a n d a c t i v a t e t h e GOVERNOR
for 1 second.
b o t h c h a n n e l s i n t o t h e r e c e i v e r function.
to GOVERNOR.
and switch between the governor
Activate
the
function.
to MIX.
to CH7.
settings automatically when changing
conditions. Consider setting the battery $ @ YMIX
to CH7.
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to MODE.
Adjust governor speed settings per
switch position or condition as needed.
(Ex: defaults are fine.) Allows head
speed adjustment from transmitter.
to each Cond position.
to Cond.
or
as needed.
to next Cond position. Repeat.
Close the function.
Where next?
GYRO: see p. 87.
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Adjust elevator/aileron response to fit your flying style: see D/R,EXP and END
POINT/SWASH AFR: p. 39, 36, 75.
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mechanism will have to be moved as well. This can be
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Usually, this calibration is unnecessary.
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The call of a setting screen
① Simultaneously
depress the
+ and − keys, and then turn
on the power.
+
② It
is down about €|‚
KEY. It chooses STK-
③ €|‚ƒ„
is pushed.
ADJ > NEXT
−
calibration
① ;Z • ‡ !
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ADJ > NEUT
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4
3
2
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③ Z and €|‚ ƒ„ is
pushed.
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THR-REV setting
① Simultaneously
depress the
+ and − keys, and then turn
on the power.
+
② It
is down about €|‚
KEY. It chooses THRREV > NOR
−
③ K Œ“† †…˜
by +− KEY.
It completes with the
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■ LANGUAGE
The language displayed can be chosen from seven languages.
THR-REV setting
① Simultaneously
depress the
+ and − keys, and then turn
on the power.
+
② It
is down about €|‚
KEY. It chooses LANGUAGE > English
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in language by
+− KEY.
It completes with the
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