Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to adjust the servo throws from a Deltang Rx102 receiver

I have recently had a few requests asking how to adjust the servo outputs from the Deltang Rx102 receiver. The instructions for this on the Deltang website can, on first sight, appear to be daunting but, hopefully, the video shown below and the instructions which follow will make the processes involved a lot easier to understand.

I would strongly urge you to watch the video first as it puts the written information into context.

Contents


Binding the receiver to a transmitter

To check the results of your adjustments as you make them, you need to make sure the receiver is bound to a transmitter.
  1. Turn off the transmitter and the receiver
  2. Place the large black bind plug on signal pins 5 and 7 (see photo)
  3. Turn on the receiver
  4. The LED on the receiver should flash rapidly
  5. Hold down the Bind Button on the transmitter
  6. With the Bind Button held down, turn on the transmitter
  7. Release the Bind Button
  8. The LEDs on the transmitter and receiver should flash in unison
  9. When the LEDs stop flashing and remain on steadily, the receiver has been bound to the transmitter and can be controlled by it
  10. If the LEDs do not flash in unison, turn the receiver and the transmitter off, change the position of the receiver and transmitter and return to step 3 above

Stage 1 - Selecting which output pin you want to adjust

Before you can make changes to the servo outputs, you need to tell the receiver which output pin you want to adjust. You can make changes to Pins 1, 2 and 3. If you want to make changes to the outputs on other pins see below.
1. Turn off the receiver and the transmitter
2a. To adjust the servo output from Pin1:
      Connect the small red bin plug to signal pins 4 and 5 (see photo)

2b. To adjust the servo output from Pin 2:
      Connect the small red bind plug to signal pins 5 and 6 (see photo)
2c. To adjust the servo output from Pin 3:
      Connect the small red bind plug to signal pins 6 and 7 (see photo)
  1. Turn on the receiver
  2. The LED on the receiver should flash once every half second
  3. Remove the bind plug
  4. Turn on the transmitter to which the receiver has been bound (see above)
  5. Attach a servo to the Pin you have selected for adjustment
  6. The servo and any changes you make to its operation can now be tested using the transmitter 

Stage 2 - Adjusting the outputs

Once you have selected the output pin you want to adjust (as in Stage 1 above) you can now start making adjustments to that output.

Reversing the direction of turn

To reverse the direction in which the servo moves
  1. Connect the large black bind plug so that Signal Pin 4 (on the top row) is linked to Negative Pin 4 (on the bottom row) - see photo on the right
  2. Remove the bind plug
  3. The servo should now turn in the opposite direction when being controlled by the transmitter
To restore the direction in which the servo revolves
  1. Connect the small red bind plug so that Signal Pin 4 (on the top row) is linked to Positive Pin 4 (on the middle row) - see photo on the right
  2. Remove the bind plug
  3. The servo should now turn in the normal direction when being controlled by the transmitter

Moving the neutral mid point

The neutral position of the servo (ie the mid-point) can be adjusted by up to 32 steps each way.

To move the neutral position Up:
  1. Use the transmitter to move the servo arm so that it is in the neutral (mid point) position
  2. Connect the large black bind plug to Signal Pin 6 and Negative Pin 6 (see photo)
  3. The arm of the servo should now start moving in small steps (the direction will depend on which direction the receiver has been set to move the servo (see above)
  4. When the servo arm reaches what you would like the neutral (mid point) position to be, remove the bind plug
  5. If the servo arm move in the wrong direction, remove the bind plug and see the instructions below for moving the neutral position Down
 To move the neutral (mid point) position Down:
  1. Use the transmitter to move the servo arm so that it is in the neutral (mid point) position
  2. Connect the small red bind plug to Signal Pin 6 and Positive Pin 6 (see photo)
  3. The arm of the servo should now start moving in small steps (the direction will depend on which direction the receiver has been set to move the servo (see above)
  4. When the servo arm reaches what you would like the neutral (mid point) position to be, remove the bind plug
  5. If the servo arm moves in the wrong direction, remove the bind plug and see the instructions above for moving the neutral position Up

Adjusting the high side throw

The direction of the high side throws will be dependent on whether or not you have reversed the rotation of the servo. The best way to find out whether you need to adjust the high or low side throws is to experiment. High (and low) side throws can be adjusted by 16 steps either way. The LED will flash once a second for each step changed. It remains on for 3 seconds when it reaches the middle position and stays on solidly when it reaches the end of the adjustment range.

To increase the high side throws:
  1. Set up which pin you are intending to change as in Stage 1 above
  2. Connect the large black bind plug to Signal Pin 7 and Negative Pin 7 (as in the photo)
  3. The LED will flash once per second to show each step increased (3 seconds when it reaches the mid position and on solidly when it reaches the end of the range)
  4. Remove the bind plug when you decide the adjustment is sufficient
  5. Test the effect of the change by using the transmitter to move a servo attached to the relevant output pin
  6. If necessary repeat step 2 above (or decrease the throw as below)
To decrease the high side throw:
  1. Set up which pin you are intending to change as in Stage 1 above
  2. Connect the small red bind plug to Signal Pin 7 and Positive Pin 7 (as in the photo)
  3. The LED will flash once per second to show each step decreased (3 seconds when it reaches the mid position and on solidly when it reaches the end of the range)
  4. Remove the bind plug when you decide the adjustment is sufficient
  5. Test the effect of the change by using the transmitter to move a servo attached to the relevant output pin
  6. If necessary repeat step 2 above (or increase the throw as above)

Adjusting the low side throw

To increase the low side throw:
  1. Set up which pin you are intending to change as in Stage 1 above
  2. Connect the large black bind plug to Signal Pin 5 and Negative Pin 5 (as in the photo)
  3. The LED will flash once per second to show each step increased (3 seconds when it reaches the mid position and on solidly when it reaches the end of the range)
  4. Remove the bind plug when you decide the adjustment is sufficient
  5. Test the effect of the change by using the transmitter to move a servo attached to the relevant output pin
  6. If necessary repeat step 2 above (or decrease the throw as below)
To decrease the low side throw:
  1. Set up which pin you are intending to change as in Stage 1 above
  2. Connect the small red bind plug to Signal Pin 5 and Positive Pin 5 (as in the photo)
  3. The LED will flash once per second to show each step decreased (3 seconds when it reaches the mid position and on solidly when it reaches the end of the range)
  4. Remove the bind plug when you decide the adjustment is sufficient
  5. Test the effect of the change by using the transmitter to move a servo attached to the relevant output pin
  6. If necessary repeat step 2 above (or increase the throw as above)
 When you have made all the required adjustments, turn off the receiver. When it is turned on again, it will remember all the newly adjusted settings.

Adjusting the throws for other Channels

The procedures above can only be used to adjust the outputs on Pins 1, 2 and 3 (Channels 1, 4 and 3) but you might want to adjust the throws for channels outputted from pins 4, 5, 6 and 7. This can be done, but you need to reprogram the receiver using a Prog3 or Prog4 Programma module (available from Deltang stockists).

To make changes to the throw from other output channels:
  1. Use a Prog3 or Prog4 module to re-assign the channel which you want to change to Pin 1, 2 or 3 (see How to program Deltang receivers)
  2. Make the adjustments to the throws as shown above
  3. When you are happy with the adjustments, turn off the receiver
  4. Use a Prog 3 or Prog 4 module to assign the adjusted channel to the required Pin
  5. The adjustments made to the required Channel will be remembered when it is assigned to another Pin



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