Posts by ogg2000

    Yes now I see the option on door sequencer - (RTFM...)

    Here are the prog mix photos anyway. SF is the gear switch - you can choose what position activates the mix. Flap channel is for nosegear - just one function that was unused. Subtrim on flap channel used to centre the nose wheel

    If you are using Futaba you can achieve this with a progarm mix in the TX. Nose steering channel is slaved to rudder and inhibited when the gear switch is thrown to gear up position.

    I'm not sure the Mercury could do it, but Richard will confirm - seems complicated even if possible but simple in the TX

    I have this set up in a 14SG and 18SZ if you want a photo of the setup. No sequencing but the Mercury uses a single channel/switch to control all outputs for gear and door actuators.

    Hello ,

    I've done some more tests.

    Set up: Google pixel 2 XL Android 10, Bluecomm iOS, Powerbox Royal. Royal updated to v20 using BlueCom and current iOS App (using someone else's phone...)


    Power up Royal with Bluecom connected - set Royal to PC control

    Successful pairing phone and Bluecom

    Connect Bluecom to phone - successful, phone reports connected on BT set up screen

    Start up Powerbox App

    App reports cannot find Powerbox device - pressing OK terminates

    Restart app - loads main screen and hangs permanently

    Hope this helps - I have screen shots if it will help.



    Ok thanks for the help, I'll get some more structured results later today.

    It seems related to connecting to the Bluecomm, but exactly what state the BT connection is in is hard to work out.

    Pixel 2xl on latest Android updates

    But it specifically asks for location and phone and contacts. Not all apps do this. I understand the need for storage and BT.

    However it's not starting properly even with all the odd permissions granted. I've removed and reinstalled. I just have the rotating ring.

    This Android app seems to have some odd or rather excessive permissions... Why does it need access to location and the telephone?

    In any case it hangs on start up on my Pixel2 even if I grant all requested permissions

    The gain figures imply to me that the GPS speed sensor isn't being used.

    In my view this is a must have. Without it you can't get the effective low speed gain you need for good stability. It's a great feature!

    There are no SBus or other serial outputs on the Mercury. Mercury outputs are PWM.

    The Royal and Champion have Powerbus serial outputs which you can use with PowerBus to Bus units to connect to Sbus servos.

    My advice: why not try it it and decide for yourself. After all there's a switch to let you decide which mode to fly in.

    The PowerBox iGyro gives a very natural feel in any mode - it's the best I've used and why they are in all my models. The GPS speed regulated gain is a fantastic feature, and I suspect, is much more reliable that an airspeed pitot sensor - the GPS wont get dirty.

    There are two things to watch out for :

    1. If you let the speed drop to zero in hold/attitude assist, funny things happen as the speed picks up, e.g. a stall turn. No big deal, it sorts itself out.

    2. If you have hold/attitude assist on the rudder and attempt a turn (without rudder) the tail drags. This is why the manual says to have a mode with just rate on the rudder.

    Its easy to get used to switching modes in flight, but it is one more thing to check at take off, so you don't have unexpected flying characteristics e.g. hold on rudder - it might surprise you when you turn after gaining flying speed.