How to setup the mode switch mixing for Turnigy 9x with ER9x
First thanks to Olivier whose post in my Futaba tute helped me get my head around ER9x mixing.
I am an AC2 user so there may be some APM differences I have missed.
This tutorial was created using eePe v247 and ER9x r349.
I am going to assume that if you have managed to load ER9x, then you must be familiar with eePe and basic ER9x programming.
We will be using the 3 position flight mode switch and the 2 AIL D/R switch in this example to be able to get all six flight modes for the APM/AC2. We are aiming to get pulse widths of 1165, 1295, 1425, 1555, 1685, and 1815. Remember that 1815 will put APM into hardware manual because it uses the ch8 input, so you may as well assign manual mode to that position when you setup your chosen flight modes in CLI.
Use the PWM test in CLI to read the pulse width numbers for ch5 on AC2 and ch8 on APM. The pulse-width readout is now conveniently located on the Radio Calibration page of the Planner. I have used a servo programmer here as it is convenient for photos.
You can use eePe to setup initial mixing but Remember to backup your eeprom first.
Please don't just blindly copy my values as your radio may produce different pulse widths. The Turnigy is not as accurate as my 12fg and the pulse values seem to vary slightly every time I cycle power. Hey, it's a $55 radio :)
1. Clear any flight mode mixing you may already have, otherwise you will go round in circles chasing numbers due to the switch interaction. I wasted many hours by trying to jump straight into mixing.
2. Start with end points at +- 100 and subtrim 0 on ch5.
3. Setup these mixes on ch5. Don’t get overly concerned about the numbers for ID0 & ID2, they just get us in the ballpark.
4. Put the flight mode switch in position 1. Adjust the weight of the ID1 mix to get a pulse of 1490. This is the key to not chasing your tail later, it is also not the normal centre pulse width but is right in the middle of the range we are trying to setup.
5. Leave flight mode in position 1 and put AIL D/R switch in position 0. Add the mix shown here (make sure it is !AIL) and adjust the weight to get a 1425 pulse.
6. Leave flight mode in position 1 and put AIL D/R switch in position 1. Add the mix shown here (make sure it is AIL) and adjust the weight to get a 1555 pulse.
7. Put the flight mode switch in position N and AIL D/R in position 0. Adjust the ID0 weight to get an 1165 pulse.
8. Put the flight mode switch in position 2 and AIL D/R in position 1. Adjust the ID2 weight to get an 1815 pulse.
9. That’s it. If you flick through all 6 combinations, it should be pretty close to what the APM/AC2 expects to see. I ended up with 1165, 1298, 1423, 1556, 1681 and 1813.