How to setup transmitter and perform function assignment

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This page is a translated version of the page MBPlus AttitudeControl-HowToSetupTX and the translation is 100% complete.


Setting up a separate switch channel for AttitudeControl

In this example we use a Futaba T14SG with R7008SB SBus receiver. The procedure is basically the same on all types of transmitter systems. For this type of application it is mandatory to use a system with singleline receiver output like SBus, SRXL, SPPM or Spektrum remote satellite signal.

Using a Standard type receiver assigning channels and using a separate switch channel for AtittudeControl is NOT applicable as here you can only connect 5 channels to Microbeast and the channel assignment is fixed to the receiver output wires!






After the basic transmitter setup is done we have to choose the receiver type and assign the functions by choosing the default channel assignment for our SBus system. Before doing so make sure the receiver is properly bound to the transmitter and the receiver is sending a serial line signal on the appropriate output (in our case we have to setup the receiver so it is sending a SBus signal on the output 8/SB by setting the receiver to "Mode B", see receiver manual).



Note you must go through the complete receiver setup menu until you reach the menu end (all Menu LEDs flashing). Otherwise your settings will not be stored.



Now power off and on again. MICROBEAST PLUS will perform initialization sequence. When the init is finished perform basic setup procedure (if not already done). When the heli is ready to fly open Parameter menu by briefly pushing the button while in operation mode and directly go to menu point L by skipping the other menu points pushing the button repeatedly. At menu point L choose your desired AttitudeControl mode and save it by again pushing the button briefly. If using a AttitudeControl mode with collective pitch input you may change the pitch at menu point M. When out of the Parameter menu check if AttitudeControl reacts correctly when flipping your AttitudeControl switch.


Don't forget: AttitudeControl gain and status will only be shown each time after the gain changes which is the case when flipping the switch. After 8 seconds the Menu LED will go off and the Status LED color changes back to blue or purple showing the tail gyro mode.



Setting up AttitudeControl using the gyro gain channel

Especially when using a transmitter with 6 channels only or when using a receiver with "Standard" 5-wire layout the channel for adjusting tail gyro gain (channel 5) can also be used to activate/deactivate AttitudeControl. Here instead of toggling the tail gyro between "Normal-Rate" and "HeadingLock" mode you activate the AttitudeControl when changing the direction of gyro channel. The tail gyro can only be operated in "HeadingLock" mode. When adjusting the throw in the direction where AttitudeControl is OFF, this will change the tail gyro gain. When adjusting the servo throw of the gain channel in the direction where AttitudeControl is ON, this will change the gain of AttitudeControl.


To setup MICROBEAST PLUS for this kind of operation you must perform the function assignment in receiver setup menu manually as by default it is intended that a separate channel is used for AttitudeControl.



In Receiver setup menu we choose the correct receiver type (in this example we use a Spektrum remote satellite in combination with a Spektrum DX6 transmitter) and assign the transmitter channels to the functions by moving the appropriate control sticks on the transmitter.






Note you must go through the complete receiver setup menu until you reach the menu end (all Menu LEDs flashing). Otherwise your settings will not be stored.



Power off and on again. MICROBEAST PLUS will perform initialization sequence. When the init is finished perform basic setup procedure (if not already done). When the heli is ready to fly open Parameter menu by briefly pushing the button while in operation mode and directly go to menu point L by skipping the other menu points pushing the button repeatedly. At menu point L choose your desired AttitudeControl mode and save it by again pushing the button briefly. If using a AttitudeControl mode with collective pitch input you may change the pitch at menu point M. When out of the Parameter menu check if AttitudeControl reacts correctly when flipping your AttitudeControl switch.


Don't forget: AttitudeControl gain and status will only be shown each time after the gain changes which is the case when flipping the switch. After 8 seconds the Menu LED will go off and the Status LED color changes back to blue showing the tail gyro mode.