Venom VR3T Manual

Venom VR3T Manual
ST. TRIM
Power
Switch
AUX Channel
Steering
Antenna
Wheel
VEN-8178
Thank you for purchasing the Venom VR3T, a 3-Channel
Computerized FM Radio featuring 3rd Channel Mixing
and 15 Model Memory. The radio also has been
designed with Programmable Steering Dual Rate with a
thumb switch so you can adjust the steering sensitivity
on-the-fly. With the freedom of 3rd Channel mixing, The
VR3T has so many high-end features you won’t need to
look anywhere else for a transmitter.
Crystal (Tx)
NAVIGATION
KEYS
TH. Trim
TH. Trigger
TH. HOLD
ST. D/R
Battery Box
NAVIGATION KEYS
NOTE: Make sure the polarity of the 8 AA Alkaline
batteries are correct when they are put into the
transmitter.
1.0 STEERING TRIM
In order for these settings to be programed into the VR3T the following steps must be followed.
1) All model components must be connected correctly. Starting with the receiver, servos, and power supply.
2) The steering and throttle trims on the VR3T are set at neutral.
3) Always make sure to turn on the transmitter first before turning on the receiver.
4) Make sure the transmitters antenna is completely extended for best input results.
SETTING THE STEERING TRIM
Use the external trim button located above the Steering Wheel to make fine adjustments while driving your
model. During assembly of a new model or a repair use the Sub Trim feature; see 1.4 TRIM (SUB TRIM), to
center the servo. Use the external trim button for small adjustments when operating a model.
SETTING THE THROTTLE TRIM
Use the external trim button located under the Steering Wheel to make fine adjustments while driving your
model. During assembly of a new model or a repair use the Sub Trim feature; see 1.4 TRIM (SUB TRIM), to
center the servo. Use the external trim button for small adjustments when operating a model.
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1.1 MAIN SCREEN
After the VR3T has performed a system check when turned on the MAIN SCREEN will appear. This screen
displays important information about the battery voltage, settings and the model selected.
Represents a fully charged battery. this will start at 11.0 or higher depending
on the type of AA battery that is being used to power the transmitter (Alkaline/
Rechargeable NIMH). NOTE: When the battery has dropped below 8.4v an
alarm will sound.
Displays the current Steering Dual Rate value (see 1.3 - ST D/R Steering Dual Rate)
Displays the TH HOLD status as ON or OFF
(see 2.4 SYSTEM/HOLD (TH. HOLD)
Displays the transmitting mode
(see 2.1 SYSTEM / MOD (MODULATION)
The current position of the steering and throttle trims setting are displayed.
PROGRAMMING MODE
To enter programming mode from the Main Screen press the ENTER button on the transmitter. To save and
exit from the sub menu press EXIT.
1.2 FUNCTION / EPA (END POINT ADJUSTMENT)
End Point Adjustment (EPA) - Used to set the maximum travel of the desired function from 0-120%. Can be
used to set both directions of travel (fwd/bk & lft/rt) to adjust the overall range of movement or value. Can be
used in conjunction with Dual Rate (see also Dual Rate)
1) Press ENTER to see the FUNCTION MENU
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the EPA box and
press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a value
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION
MENU, press EXIT again to return to the
Main Screen
NOTE: When using an electronic speed control
(ESC) set the Throttle EPA values to 120%. This
will allow the ESC to calibrate itself to the VR3T
and make the response and feel of the throttle as
smooth as possible.
LEFT
BACK
RIGHT
FWD
SERVO
TERMS: F-FORWARD, B-BACK, ST-STEERING, TH-THROTTLE, AUX-AUXILLIARY
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1.3 FUNCTION / ST D/R (STEERING DUAL RATE)
ST D/R - Steering Dual Rate (ST D/R) - Creates two overall steering travel presets. Set the primary value
POS0 to an equal or lesser percentage of the steering EPA. Set the secondary value POS1 to a lower percentage than the primary value POS0. Use the ST D/R button on the grip of the transmitter to select between the
two preset values. Example, if the EPA steering value is 100% then set POS0 to 100% (or less) and set POS1
to 80%. When the ST D/R button is pressed the steering travel value changes between 100% and 80% This
allows you to change the amount of steering while driving.
1) Press ENTER to see the FUNCTION MENU
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the D/R box and
press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION
MENU, press EXIT again to return to the Main
Screen
LEFT
BACK
RIGHT
FWD
SERVO
TERMS: POS- POSITION
1.4 FUNCTION / TRIM (SUB TRIM)
The SUB TRIM feature allows for a function to be adjusted in 1% increments from the center of travel point
which is 0%. Use this to make small adjustments and to center a servo during assembly. While driving, using
the external TRIM BUTTONS for Steering (ST) and Throttle (TH)
1) Press ENTER to see the FUNCTION MENU
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the TRIM box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to the
Main Screen
TERMS: ST-STEERING, TH-THROTTLE.
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1.5 FUNCTION / REV (REVERSE)
REV - REVERSE (REV) - used to reverse the direction of movement or action by a servo or speed control.
1) Press ENTER to see the FUNCTION MENU
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the REV box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to the
Main Screen
TERMS: F-FORWARD, B-BACK, ST-STEERING, TH-THROTTLE, AUX-AUXILLIARY
1.6 FUNCTION / MDL (MODEL)
MDL - MODEL (MDL) - used to choose 1 of 15 models; name and copy them as needed.
SEL - SELECT
1) Press ENTER to access the model memory
2) Use the +/- KEYS to choose a model profile
3) Press ENTER to save your selection
4) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to
the Main Screen
EDT - EDIT
SEL - SELECT
1) Press ENTER to access the model profile
2) Use the +/- KEYS to type a new name for the profile
3) Press
to save your selection
4) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to
the Main Screen
CPY - COPY
EDT-EDIT
CPY - COPY
1) Press ENTER to access the model profile
2) Use the +/- KEYS to choose a model profile to copy onto another selected profile
3) Press ENTER to save your selection
4) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to
the Main Screen
TERMS: F-FORWARD, B-BACK, ST-STEERING, TH-THROTTLE, AUX-AUXILLIARY
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1.7 FUNCTION / ST.C (STEERING CENTER)
ST.C - STEERING CENTER (ST.C) - allows for two modes of operation, Linear (default)
and Exponential. Use the linear mode for most applications. Adjust the high and low
points and observe the function in use on the graph. Use the exponential mode to reduce
the sensitivity around the center of the command. This helps make a twitchy function
seem more calm, helping prevent an over-reaction. Can also be used to speed up a
function.
1) Press ENTER to see the FUNCTION MENU
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the ST.C box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to the
Main Screen
- Negative expo will slow down the steering function
- Positive expo will speed up the the steering function
TERMS: LINE-LINEAR, EXP-EXPONENTIAL, M-MODE, L-LOW, H-HIGH, R-RATE
1.8 FUNCTION / TH.C (THROTTLE CENTER)
TH.C - THROTTLE CENTER (TH.C) - allows for two modes of operation, Linear (default)
and Exponential. Use the linear mode for most applications. Adjust the high and low
points and observe the function in use on the graph. Use the exponential mode to reduce
the sensitivity around the center of the command. This helps make a twitchy function
seem more calm, helping prevent an over-reaction. Can also be used to speed up a
function.
1) Press ENTER to see the FUNCTION MENU
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the TH.C box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to the
Main Screen
- Negative expo will slow down the throttle function
- Positive expo will speed up the the throttle function
TERMS: LINE-LINEAR, EXP-EXPONENTIAL, M-MODE, L-LOW, H-HIGH, R-RATE
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1.9 FUNCTION / SYSTEM
SYS - SYSTEM (SYS) - select to enter the SYSTEM SUB MENU
1) Press ENTER to see the FUNCTION MENU
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the SYS box
3) Press ENTER to access the second programming menu SUB MENU B
4) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to the
Main Screen
2.0 SYSTEM / MOD (MODULATION)
MOD - MODULATION (MOD) - select this function to change the frequency modulation of the VR3T from
PPM to PCM.
1) View the SUB MENU B (see 1.9 SYSTEM SUB MENU B)
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the MOD box and press ENTER
4) Use the +/- KEYS to select a setting
5) Press EXIT to save and return to FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to return to the
Main Screen
NOTE: PPM IS THE FACTORY DEFAULT; THIS WILL CORRESPOND WITH THE
TRANSMITTERS RECEIVER. IN ORDER FOR THE PCM SETTINGS TO WORK THE
TRANSMITTER WILL NEED A PCM RECEIVER.
TERMS: EN-ENABLE
2.1 SYSTEM / B-MIX ( BRAKE MIXING )
B-MIX - BRAKE MIXING (B-MIX) - when using a secondary brake system set the BRAKE MIX value to a
percentage of the Throttle Braking EPA. Entering a higher value will shift the strength of the braking force
to the secondary brake system. This is also known as Brake Bias. This function can be used in conjunction
with the TH TRIM button and TH EPA to fine tune the power and balance of the overall braking system.
1) View the SUB MENU B (see 1.9 SYSTEM SUB MENU B)
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the B-MIX box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to SYSTEM MENU, press EXIT to return to the
FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to Main Screen.
TERMS: EN-ENABLE
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2.2 SYSTEM / MIX ( MIXING )
MIX - MIXING - used to mix between functions for greater control of the model.
1) View the SUB MENU B (see 1.9 SYSTEM SUB MENU B)
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the MIX box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to SYSTEM MENU, press EXIT to return to the
FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to Main Screen.
TERMS: EN-ENABLE, ST-STEERING, TH-THROTTLE, AUX-AUXILLIARY,
2.3 SYSTEM / HOLD ( TH. HOLD )
HOLD - THROTTLE HOLD (TH. HOLD) - allows the Throttle Servo to be set to a
percentage of the total travel range. This is an alternative to using the motors choke
when starting up the model. This function locks out the normal use of the Throttle until
the TH. HOLD button on the transmitter is pushed again. Do not set this value very high
to prevent a run away vehicle.
1) View the SUB MENU B (see 1.9 SYSTEM SUB MENU B)
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the HOLD box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to SYSTEM MENU, press EXIT to return to the
FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to Main Screen.
To use this setting while running the model press
the TH. HOLD button located on the right side
of the transmitter grip once. Doing so will enable
the TH. TRIGGER and put the throttle at the set
value. To release the TH. HOLD press it once
more giving full function to the TH.TRIGGER.
LOCATED ON THE RIGHT
SIDE OF THE TRANSMITTER
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SERVO
2.4 SYSTEM / F/S (FAIL-SAFE)
F/S - FAIL SAFE (F/S) - Fail Safe feature for use with PCM receivers only. If a loss of signal should occur the
receiver will adjust the steering or throttle or both to a preset value. Use an external fail safe unit if a PCM
receiver is not in use.
1) View the SUB MENU B (see 1.9 SYSTEM SUB MENU B)
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the F/S box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to select a setting
4) Use the +/- KEYS to change the value
5) Press EXIT to save and return to SYSTEM MENU, press EXIT to return to the
FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to Main Screen.
TERMS: EN-ENABLE, TH-THROTTLE, ST-STEERING,
2.5 SYSTEM / RESET
RESET - Select to reset the entire memory of the VR3T. All settings will be reset to default values.
1) View the SUB MENU B (see 1.9 SYSTEM SUB MENU B)
2) Use the +/- KEYS to highlight the RESET box and press ENTER
3) Press ENTER to reset the VR3T transmitter memory
5) Press EXIT to save and return to SYSTEM MENU, press EXIT to return to the
FUNCTION MENU, press EXIT again to Main Screen.
2.6 TRANSMITTER & RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS
TRANSMITTER
MODEL: VEN-8178 VR3T 3 CHANNEL TRANSMITTER
SPECIFICATIONS: COMPUTERIZED LCD
CODE FORMAT: PPM/PCM
CHANNELS: 3
FREQUENCY: 27mhz
DC: 9.6V, < 200mA
MEASUREMENTS: 230* 175* 75mm (Package meas.)
NET WEIGHT: 560g with 8 AA Batteries
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Venom PPM/FM 4 Channel Receiver:
1) Channel 1: throttle servo, ESC,
2) Channel 2: steering servo, ESC
3) Channel 3: Servo, ESC, Optional
4) Channel 4: Battery (Power Supply)
NOTES
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SYSTEM MENU
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Venom™ warrants this product to be free of material and workmanship defects when new. If a component
is defective or was not correctly made, Venom™ will, at its sole discretion, repair or replace it free of charge
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for replacement parts and technical support or contact Venom™ Customer Service at 800.705.0620 or
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