The APM WIKI has a good page to describe the setup of the Radio for switching the Mode with the RC toggle switches.
However, there was no help on how to setup the T8FG. It's not rocket science, but took a bit of try and error to set it up.
I thought I document this here so it can be linked into the WIKI along with the other Radio guides for the benefit of my own short term memory deficiencies as well as to make this easier for anybody else with the same radio.
Here a quick guide for that Radio to save yourself the time to play around with something more exciting:
We will use two toggle switches. In my case I used "SE" as the main switch which also controls the radio channel 5.
This switch has three positions. To be able to select 6 positions we need a second switch. I used "SF", which is a two position toggle. so 3 x 2 will allow you to set all 6 modes.
- To get the right min/max PWM output we first need to set the Endpoint of channel 5 "SE":
Linkage Menu (LNK) > END POINT > Move to Channel 5 and adjust to have a low of 67 and 72 for your channel.
Your display will show: "5 AUX1 135 67 72 135"
- To be able to add in the second switch "SF" we need to add a Program Mix which will influence the first channel "SE".
Model menu (MDL) > PROG. MIX > Choose any, I choose 1 as it was empty.
On the first page change the x and y Offsets (OFFS) to +25 each.
Continue scrolling to the second page and set ACT to ON. In the next field, set your second switch. "SF" in my case.
Set the "MASTER" to SF and the "SLAVE" to "AUX1" or whatever your Channel 5 is called (Default of the radio would be "GEAR"). You can ignore the LINK setting which should not be selectable anyway.
So the whole page reads:
#1 ACT OFF SF
SLAVE AUX OFF
That's it!You now can control all 6 modes with your T8FG.
You can test the settings in the ACM/APM setup and test menu:
In CLI Mode: setup > modes
Pos 0: LOITER
Pos 1: RTL
Pos 2: ALT_HOLD
Pos 3: AUTO
Pos 4: STABILIZE
Pos 5: SIMPLE