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Aura 5 Lite aileron reversing

Brian B

Elite member
#1
I'm almost completed my Aura 5 setup with a DSMX SPM4650 satellite in an FT Spitfire controlled with a DX6e. Setup was going ok, bound, throws & expo adjusted, etc..., but one glitch that seems easy to address in Configuration software I just can't figure out. Have not flown yet. All controls in flight mode 1 looks good, including roll direction. But in flight mode 2 (6 axis) or flight mode 3, the controller functions the ailerons in the reversed direction, so it would certainly crash once enabled. It is not a problem that can be fixed by holding the stick to the right for 6 seconds, which would correct the autoleveling function, but my transmitter controls would then be reversed. Thanks.
 
#2
I would just reverse the aileron on the radio. It should be in servo setup I think. There should be a YouTube video about reversing channels for spectrum radios.
 

Bricks

Master member
#3
If the ailerons are working correctly when not in stabilization mode then it needs to be changed in the Aura. That`s all I know from working with other stabilizers.
 

Brian B

Elite member
#4
I'll collect screenshots, reset the Aura, start over, and if that works I'll compare the new vs old settings and see if I can isolate what might have done this, and report findings. Thanks.
 

Brian B

Elite member
#5
Tried resetting the Aura, but doesn't seem like settings were cleared. Still trying. Any company reps reply in these forums?
 

dap35

Well-known member
#6
If the controls work correctly, but the problem is with the 'corrrection' that stabilization applies, I would check the orientation of the Aura5.
 

Brian B

Elite member
#7
I think I finally got it. Turns out two negatives do make a positive. I reversed the aileron servos on both the transmitter and in the Aura configuration, and it is now in sync. Thanks for the tips all.
 

dap35

Well-known member
#8
Double check that your rudder works as expected. The first time I flew, my rudder correction was reversed and it was a scary flight. I started testing by holding the plane in front of me and rotate in a chair, left and right to verify that the rudder (in 3-axis mode) was working to counter my movement.
 

Brian B

Elite member
#9
Thanks. I've seen that rudder issue has surfaced more than once for others, and once or twice I thought I saw it do something funny, but can't recreate. First flight I'll set rudder throws very small, since I'm more comfortable with bank&yank, scared I'll accidentally throttle the motor up&down when using the rudder. Still working on my coordination, since I just started flying after a 30 year hiatus!
 

dap35

Well-known member
#10
Thanks. I've seen that rudder issue has surfaced more than once for others, and once or twice I thought I saw it do something funny, but can't recreate. First flight I'll set rudder throws very small, since I'm more comfortable with bank&yank, scared I'll accidentally throttle the motor up&down when using the rudder. Still working on my coordination, since I just started flying after a 30 year hiatus!
Rudder throws are much more tolerant than ailerons IMO, and they come in handy on take off and landing.
 

dap35

Well-known member
#13
Finally a real world example of using algebraic concepts that I can show my kids and say, "look see... you can use this in the real world!"
A few years ago, I went in to speak to middle school kids about the importance of math and science. During the talk to one class, I asked the students "How do you know if you get the right answer when you are using a calculator?" - The response was "Duh, I press the Equal sign"... Sigh. I then went on to talk about the importance of understanding if an answer made sense.
 
#14
Very newbie question -
Please guys, off-topic, I'll be receiving my 1st Aura soon. I generally understand what it does and how to use it, but what specifically is a satellite receiver? Is it something I'll need to get? Can't I use a regular receiver?
 

whackflyer

Master member
#15
Very newbie question -
Please guys, off-topic, I'll be receiving my 1st Aura soon. I generally understand what it does and how to use it, but what specifically is a satellite receiver? Is it something I'll need to get? Can't I use a regular receiver?
A satellite is a secondary receiver you can plug into a regular receiver and locate somewhere else in the plane. Mostly used by bigger scale planes that need more redundant signal or the standard receiver is in a non optimal place and has interference.
 

dap35

Well-known member
#16
Very newbie question -
Please guys, off-topic, I'll be receiving my 1st Aura soon. I generally understand what it does and how to use it, but what specifically is a satellite receiver? Is it something I'll need to get? Can't I use a regular receiver?
It depends on the brand of Transmitter/Reciever that you use. The key is that the Aura5 uses a a serial connection from the reciever. This is how the Aura gets the control commands (ie throttle, rudder, aileron, elevator...).
If you are using Spectrum radios, then you need a satellite rx. Futaba and other TX/RX systems, have more options.

Take a look at the Aura Wiki :==> http://wiki.flexinnovations.com/wiki/Aura/GeneralConnections
 
#17
It depends on the brand of Transmitter/Reciever that you use. The key is that the Aura5 uses a a serial connection from the reciever. This is how the Aura gets the control commands (ie throttle, rudder, aileron, elevator...).
If you are using Spectrum radios, then you need a satellite rx. Futaba and other TX/RX systems, have more options.

Take a look at the Aura Wiki :==> http://wiki.flexinnovations.com/wiki/Aura/GeneralConnections
Wait a minute -
For all the "plug and play" joy that FT expresses about this Aura, and for how often I see them so happy about Spektrum radios, you mean to tell me they got a newbie interested in the hobby and he went out and bought a DX6e, and a couple planes later he bought an Aura, and he can't use the two together?

I have the regular Spektrum AR620 6-Ch that comes with the radio, and I have an OrangeRx R610V2 Lite coming in the mail.
 

dap35

Well-known member
#18
Wait a minute -
For all the "plug and play" joy that FT expresses about this Aura, and for how often I see them so happy about Spektrum radios, you mean to tell me they got a newbie interested in the hobby and he went out and bought a DX6e, and a couple planes later he bought an Aura, and he can't use the two together?

I have the regular Spektrum AR620 6-Ch that comes with the radio, and I have an OrangeRx R610V2 Lite coming in the mail.
Not all receivers have the correct output to connect. I think the video's are pretty clear about using a satellite rx.
Its not like anyone has just one plane and one rx, right? I have several Aura's, the launch mode for hand launching is amazing, and for a beginner like me, they make flying enjoyable. Yes, I need to rely less on the 6-axis mode.
 
#19
Thx for the input. I've only needed one Tx and one Rx for all the different planes I've had so far. That's what velcro's for.
I really don't like the idea of needing a new radio to do this.
There is such a thing as a receiver with stabilization included.
Having trouble figuring out my options here.