I have tried the Futaba phone line and sent email which bounced. Here
is the problem. I have a twin and have the 9C programmed so that
switch C is used to control the two throttle servos. When C is
centered, the throttle stick controls both servos. When down, the left
servo is under control the right is idle, when up, the opposite
occurs. That is the way its supposed to work, very cool. The probelm
is I can's get the thrpottle kill switch to work for both engines.It
only will control channel 3. I know there must be some way of mixing
this but I can't figure it out and Futaba was no help at all.
Particularly when yoiu go to their site and click on "contact us" and
Finally reached Futaba and found an expert. The mix is so exotic that
even he had to reason it out. There is nothing written on how to do
it. It works and I have to right down all the seetings so I can
That really says something about Futaba, to me. That the radio has enough
flexibility to program something that was never intended, and that someone
was smart enough to figure out what to do to make it work.
Consider posting the mix, here. Come up with a new subject line so that
someone in the future doing a search for your problem might be able to find
it in the archives.
| > Finally reached Futaba and found an expert. The mix is so exotic that
| > even he had to reason it out. There is nothing written on how to do
| > it. It works and I have to right down all the seetings so I can
| > duplicate again.
| That really says something about Futaba, to me.
Really, it says more about the 9C than Futaba in general, though it
does tell us that Futaba can offer great support once you find the
| That the radio has enough flexibility to program something that was
| never intended, and that someone was smart enough to figure out what
| to do to make it work.
... and yet it took an expert quite a bit of time to work it out, and
it used most of his available mixes.
Who makes the most programmable computer radios? Multiplex, IMHO, at
least among what I've used. My Evo 9 programs _very_ differently than
my 9C, but once you figure it out you realize that it can pretty much
do anything you need. About the only thing that I think it can't do
is separate the trim adjustments from their sticks.
Most of the other radios give you some built-in mixes and they work
nicely, and you get a few more free-form mixes that aren't as
powerful, at least not individually. Multiplex gives you templates
for various types of planes, but they also give you access to all the
`internal' functions used to build those templates and you can also
reassign controls around and such. It's alien at first, but very
powerful once you figure it out.
The downside with my Evo 9 is that certain changes change your
template rather than your model itself, so changing one plane could
change other planes as well. Granted, it warns you before you do
this, and in practice it's rarely a problem, but it's still a pretty
I don't know about the Profi models, but I hear they're generally even
more powerful than the Evo.
I haven't tried the fancier radios, like Futaba 14MZ or JR 9303, so I
can't really comment too much on them, but they seem to in general
work like the 9C -- you get some predefined mixes, and then a bunch of
free mixes. But at least I assume that changes to one model don't
change another model, ever ...