Configure 6 flight modes for Futaba T7CP

I bought a cheap RC Futaba T7CP on ebay, but I spent 3 days in order to understand the right configurations of switches to enable 6 flight modes.
Here, my solution. Hope useful for the community.
(I used some hints from other blogs)

1. I used SWE and SWA. SWE is a 3-position switch. while SWA is on the left and it is a 2-position switch

2. You have to set End Point, SubTrim and RT in MIX. First, set the ENDPOINT for CH5 to be 50%(UP) and 52%(DOWN). You can tune the values until the pwm value(see point 5.) are right.

3. Then, set the SUBTRIM for the GEAR (CH5) to be 100%

4. Configure a P-MIX ( I used P-MIX1) to be without offset, and with the following rates: 24% and 60% (You can switch between the rates by using the 2-position switch)

5. Exit (END button) and check the pwm values in CLI->test->pwm.

6. Configure you radio in CLI->setup->modes

 

NOTE: Maybe, in order to not mess the radio setup, you have first to setup radio channel: CLI->setup->radio

I attach some pictures for sake of clarity.

Regards to everyone

 

1. First set the endpoint for Rudder (CH5)

2.Then adjust the GEAR of CH5

4.Finally, set the mixing program.  I choose P-MIX1

5.Set the Master and Salve Channels (I used for Master CH7 and for slave CH5). Set the 2 rates : you can switch between one and the other by toggle the A switch

 


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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 13, 2011 at 7:34am
Thanks! I've added that to the list of 6-mode tutorials in the manual:
http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/APMModes
Comment by Brett Horton on June 13, 2011 at 7:44am

Need to clarify the P-Mix settings

 

Comment by giu on June 13, 2011 at 8:11am
Right, Brett. I will back to you tonight!
Comment by Brett Horton on June 13, 2011 at 8:20am
Thanks for your work!
Comment by Nosepo on June 14, 2011 at 2:33am
Thanks good job.
Comment by Ferran on June 14, 2011 at 4:56am

Hello, for the switch assignements, did you use the default settings? Switch E controls CH5 and switch A activates or deactivates P-MIX 1. Am I right?

Can you put some more screen to see the values you set up for the P-Mix?

 

Thank you for your work.

Comment by Nosepo on June 14, 2011 at 6:49am
Imm a really Noob, please post more pics step by step, thanks.
Comment by Nosepo on June 17, 2011 at 4:53am
Thanks for the new pictures...
Comment by Assaf Weiss on June 19, 2011 at 12:36pm

How do I configure the P-mix to be without offset??

Thanks.

Comment by Assaf Weiss on June 19, 2011 at 1:06pm

Hi,  found out regarding the offset.

But I have another problem.

I configured 6 modes in the CLI.

But when I get back to the flight data, under status, the "mode" field doesnt correspond to the modes I configured in the CLI (I am connected via USB) which one of them is the correct indication of the mode?

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