How To setup SAFE in your Transmitter

by SpaceWalker1992 | January 5, 2015 | (0) Posted in How To

The new DX6 from Spektrum is a wonderfully built, solid, high quality computer radio. The box and packaging it comes in is nice. it has a matt finish, and can be used to store and transport your DX6. THe gimbals on the radio are 4 bearing gimbals. I used 3 other Radios before, all were small and playstation looking, so this is a big difference, and a good one, too. I bought mine with a 6 channel receiver for USD $219.99 from my local hobby shop. It us

es 2.4 GHz Spead spektrum technology, and as such, I use it with my New UM Carbon Cub S with SAFE.(Sorry for upsidedown pic, took from a phone, so Orientation is a problem.)

  I will demonstrate the comuter radio functions while I show how to set up the UM Carbon Cub S. First, when you turn on the radio, start by pushing down on the scroll wheel.

this will open up the menu.then scroll down by moving the scroll wheel to the right, to the System Setup, 2nd option from the bottom.

then push in on the scroll wheel to "Click". It will ask if you want to continue.

DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU ARE BOUND TO A PLANE THAT IS RUNNING! Now scroll to about the middle, and find model utilities. click that and scroll to "add a new model". Go back and scroll to the top. click "Model Select" and find the new plane, which is labeled "Acro" by default.

select that. Now go back and to model type. here you can select if your model is an airplane, Heli, or unpowered glider. next got to "Model Name" and then use the scroll wheel and enter the name.

when you are done, Go to "Aircraft type". adjust the wing type to your needs, and tail type to your needs. Now, since My aircraft has SAFE built in, it is stuck in intermediate mode. Lets put SAFE on a switch, or switch D is what I like to use. It is nice they label the switches so there isn't any confusion as to what switch you assigned to do something. for this we go to "Servo Setup" on the main Menu.

Reverse Aux1. Go back to System Setup and then channel Assign.scroll to the "next" in the corner, and then Assign the switches you want.

Aux 1 is your Auto level switch, So I like to put that in my button, or I. For gear, use any 3 position switch. I like to use the "D" Switch, because That isnt a switch I can very easily bump around. There are so many things you can do with this Radio. It is worth all the money it costed, and It will serve for a good 4-6 years to come, especially for a beginner-ish like me. The radio is worth it. THanks for reading!

I would like to thank dad for sponsoring this review! (He let me get it, I paid for a chunk of it.how

COMMENTS

sailorJohn on January 8, 2015
I like mine as well, bought it directly from Horizon with free shipping and one receiver for less. But they need to change the way menu is organized . System setup is at the bottom of the menu which requires a lot of scrolling and in the process of adjusting it is easy to jump out of the setup then you have to scroll back again . I haven't tested it yet but I expect that with a receiver with fail safe could cause an electric plane to go wide open if the throttle was reversed as when you enter system setup the transmitter shuts off the output signal.It happened with Futaba's when adding a "Anylink" module.
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SpaceWalker1992 on January 8, 2015
Ouch! that's rough. it is a different 2.4 ghz protocol, and as such it handles it differently on the board, So no reason for it to. I think they put the system setup where it is to prevent accidental messing up while exploring. I would like it to be further up, as well. if they put out a release that would make use of the back button to go back, rather than adding the redundant "menu" button. Hope that anylink works out well for ya!
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CodyW on January 8, 2015
Is it possible to setup SAFE with a turnigy 9x flashed with er9x?
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SpaceWalker1992 on January 8, 2015
It seems like it might, but I don't have that transmitter so I wouldn't know, however, I am sure you could find a tutorial or even a file for it to put on the transmitter. Do try, let me know if it works! :)
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thegrizz1 on January 8, 2015
just the info i was looking for..well done Space
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SpaceWalker1992 on January 8, 2015
Thank you! When I first got the radio, I had a hard time finding tutorials on this, so I decided this couldn't hurt.
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georgeda1 on March 27, 2015
Had a very difficult time trying to set up my DX6 to SAFE you made it simple. Very helpful, thank you.
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How To setup SAFE in your Transmitter