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Title: Spectrum dx6i
Post by: davidsg1a on September 04, 2010, 01:17:15 AM
Hello everybody, iv got a spectrum dx6i its a 6 channel and im using 4 channels for twin motors, rudder and bow thruster. Was just wandering if there was anyway of been able to use the other two channels to opperate a winch, or is there any mods I can do to the set so i can opperate a winch? Most greatfull if anyone can help, im not very good with the electric side of things.


David
Title: Re: Spectrum dx6i
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on September 04, 2010, 02:58:34 AM
Yes, left flaps switch

Left Gear switch

Here a slightly nutty diagram to run the thing, (and maybe a fire monitor pump)
I worked this up for someones Tito Neri, running on a Dx6, to run their bow thruster and fire monitors.
The four joystick channels ran the throttles and steering on each schotttel drive.

 :-)

Just substitute Winch for Bow Thruster

Push the gear switch forward, and power is supplied to the bow thruster(winch).
Flip the flap switch to change the thruster direction. Pull back on both switches to turn all off.

To operate, the pump, the flaps switch was pushed forward while the gear switch was back.
Pull back on both switches to turn all off.

 ok2

Title: Re: Spectrum dx6i
Post by: davidsg1a on September 04, 2010, 11:23:40 AM
Thanks for the post umi_ryuzuki, what kind of switches would be the best to use?
Title: Re: Spectrum dx6i
Post by: brianc on September 04, 2010, 01:52:18 PM
Now thats pretty neat Umi  :-)) :-))
I might just use this myself,if you don`t mind? %)
Title: Re: Spectrum dx6i
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 04, 2010, 03:36:39 PM
This system uses standard microswitches.
Just ensure that the rating of the nisroswitch exceeds the max current draw.

Bob