Spektrum Flaperon Setup - Full Tutorial

by FliteTest | March 6, 2019 | (8) Posted in How To

Here's how to program flapperons on your Spektrum transmitter, including speed and multi-angled options. 

Adding flapperons to some appropriate models can be a great way to add a little more dynamic ability to an airplane's capabilities. If you don't have dedicated flaps, not a problem! You can simply deflect your ailerons down whilst retaining most of your roll authority. Here's how you set up flapperons on a Spektrum transmitter. 


Gear

Today we’re going to be using a Spektrum DX9 and an FT Scout available on the Flite Test Store. You can use any model with large ailerons. We wouldn't recommend this for scale warbirds, jets and airplanes like that, but many of our FT designs work just fine. If you're unsure, ask someone on the Flite Test Forum. 


Process

1. Go into System Setup Menu


2Click 'Aircraft Type'.


3. Set ‘Wing’ from ‘Normal’ to ‘ Flaperon'.


4. Go back to the function list. You should find a newly available page called 'Flap System’. Click on it.


5. Select the transmitter switch you want to operate your flaps with.


6. You can adjust throws of the flaps by changing the numbers referring to each position of the switch. You can also change the speed of the flap movement.


We hope this tutorial was helpful to you. If you would recommend it, hit that like button! 


Article by James Whomsley

Editor of FliteTest.com

Contact: james@flitetest.com

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/projectairaviation 



COMMENTS

rblubaugh on March 6, 2019
This is well and good for those who have a DX9, but about those who have a DX6, or DX 6i or DX8 or other DX transmitter? You seem to be leaving them out in the cold.

Bob
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Gryf on March 7, 2019
Just a guess, but it looks like this works through the Aileron channel, so you might be okay with it. I had the same question, since I use a DX6 myself. I want to try this when I have a chance.
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Slowjo on December 13, 2019
works on my DX6e
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esandel9 on March 8, 2019
The process is still the same. I have done it multiple times

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bajamrbill on March 23, 2019
How does that work on a dx6i?
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esandel9 on March 8, 2019
The process is still the same. I have done it multiple times

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Gryf on March 7, 2019
Now that I’ve had another look at the photos above, it appears that you need to have your ailerons on two servos, vs. one servo with a Y-connector. But again, I have yet to try this setup so I don’t know for sure.
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Gryf on March 7, 2019
By the way, I’m not sure why James used the Scout for his illustration, as it doesn’t have ailerons... ;-)
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winglet on March 7, 2019
The Scout doesn't have ailerons? Nine does. Looks like the one in the picture does too. Flaperon setup is about the same with the DX6 I'm using and I assume the 8. DXI6i could be different.
Thank you. Very useful little article. I just set my newest Scout up this way.

by the way, yes. It takes two servos. No Y connector.
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rblubaugh on March 7, 2019
Thanks for the replies.

Bob
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Spektrum Flaperon Setup - Full Tutorial