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X9D Plus launch-switch & Frickmann F3K program tweak


StraightEdge
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StraightEdge

Would be grateful for a bit of help with the following questions:

Momentary Launch Switch/Button

I have a 2018  X9D Plus, which lacks the push button on the left shoulder as per the latest version.  Aside from simply swapping the F-switch with the spring-loaded H-switch from the other side (and re-allocating etc), is there a better method for sorting out the momentary launch thing?  Is there an aftermarket button that's easy to install in place of the F-switch?

Ending Zoom Phase

The Frickmann program is set up so that full forward on the pitch-stick ends zoom phase, but I sometimes find that a shallow or gentle launch doesn't require full down-elevator.  Is there a straightforward way to change this to a timer (and set the time I'm happy with)?  On my old Spektrum (which was what I was using the last time I flew DLG)  there was a 2sec timer from release of launch-button to end of zoom... and for the time being I'd like to retain this until I'm properly back in practice again!

Thx

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you can also blip the flaps or change the flight mode to end the zoom phase.      I'd rather have some control over the process rather than a timer.

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StraightEdge

Thanks for that Cirrus.

Order will take a few weeks, so I'll temporarily de-solder the spring-loaded lever from the other side and solder that on  -  the switches on mine don't have the wee plug.

Good advice re manually ending zoom phase  -  I think its been the need to remember to flick the current non-springy switch back that's been confounding my launches.... too much to think about in too little time!

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Paul Gleeson

If you send me your OTX file, I can add a timer for you.

I like having to timer, just in case I don't need to make any inputs to the zoom settings i I'm trying to push up wind after the launch

For me zoom = speed + a little bit of elevator trim.

 

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StraightEdge

Thanks for the offer Paul, with the spring-loaded switch swapped to the left I should be okay without the timer - at least I'll try it for now... when the weather improves that is!

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Neil Harrison

Just to add in to the conversation.

I have a 3 position switch for launch, spring load for launch, middle position for zoom and then push away for cruise....I just prefer this on a switch rather than inputting a stick movement..

Each to their own 😉

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StraightEdge

Good question.  Just ordered the push-button type from AliExpress... which might only arrive for the end of Lockdown in the summer....!?!

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