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Archer SR6 Self Check Issues

John Keogh
(@johnk)
New Member

I have discovered that during the  self-check , unlike the SXR’s you also have to operate any switch or sliders assigned to servo channel outputs set to AUX.  EG On the SR6 if CH5 and CH6 are set to AUX then unlike the S6R where signals from the transmitter are passed through without intervention, here, if the switches are not operated during the self-check blue flashing LED period, there will be no output forwarded by the SR6 receiver to devices attached to these channels.

 

Hence I have further revised my proposed alternative text:

 

Steps (Different from the SXR/R9 STAB 0TA A/RB series)

 

  • Turn on the transmitter and ensure that AIL (CH1). ELE (CH2). RUD (CH4 ) and if assigned AIL 2(CH5) and ELE (CH6)  are in the neutral position.

 

  • Power on the model and start the SR6 self- check. Ensure the auto level angle of the gyro and the neutral position of gimbal. Please do not touch/move the model until self-check finishes or it may corrupt the calibration settings created during the procedure.

 

  • Move the three-position switch assigned to channel 12 three times as fast as you can (within 1 second up. down)*. The BLUE LED will come on.  After 8 to 9 seconds the Blue LED will flash, NOW immediately move the sticks AND ANY SWITCHES assigned to CH1-CH6 (except the throttle) fully from left to right / up / down and through each switch position. Complete this action before the blue LED stops flashing (you have 7 – 8 seconds)**  the corresponding part of the model will move. At last, the BLUE LED will turn off and the corresponding parts on the  model will move automatically,  indicating the self-check has completed.  The SR6 will save the zero points of the gyro. auto level angle. gimbal neutral position and servo channels limits

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  • Move the sticks/ and switches assigned to CH1-CH6 (except the CH related to the throttle) and check the channel output limits, ensuring that the signal outputs of SR6 will not damage the corresponding parts on the model.

 

* If this is done too slowly the SR6 may not enter the self-check mode.

 

**Failure to complete the control stick movements before the flashing blue LED goes out will result in there being no output from the channels associated with the uncompleted stick and switch movements.   If this is the case, repeat the self-test process and ensure all the stick and switch movements are completed before the flashing blue LED goes out (Unlike the S6R, channels set to AUX are not ignored.   E.G if you have flaps on CH5 assigned to switch SC, there will be no output to the flap servos if switch SC is not operated whilst the LED is flashing blue!

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 10/01/2021 2:54 pm
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Cliff
(@cliff)
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Thanks for this John.

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Posted : 18/01/2021 8:41 am
Martin
(@bluewing58)
Active Member

This is quite a feat on my Horus X10 Express, I have flaps and arming switch along with the gain switch. You have to be quick.

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Posted : 25/07/2021 8:48 pm
James Darby
(@jamesdmd)
New Member

Hi all,

i hope you can help as i am ready to jump on this bloody Archer SR6 receiver.

I am having the problem of getting it to go in the blue led self test mode.

I have searched online and tried everything people have suggested but no joy.

Throttle is set at -100, mode switch on channel 10 is working, gain slider is working, reciever is in cannel range 1-16.

On the output page (X20s) channel 12 is showing as moving between -100%, 0, 100% when I move the 3-position switch.

Ive tried re-binding the reciever and everything else I can think of but still no joy.

I cant flick the switch any faster to get it into self check mode.

Please can anyone help.

Cheers.

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Posted : 22/11/2021 12:40 am
Mike Heley
(@mikeheley)
Active Member

Check you are binding in 16 channel mode. I had a similar problem with my Horus X12. The OpenTx monitor screen showed correct channel 12 behaviour, but it wasn't transmitted to the receiver as I had selected 8 channels. Took me days to find it!

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Posted : 22/11/2021 7:51 am
Rich bago
(@richbago)
Admin Admin
Posted by: @jamesdmd

Hi all,

i hope you can help as i am ready to jump on this bloody Archer SR6 receiver.

I am having the problem of getting it to go in the blue led self test mode.

I have searched online and tried everything people have suggested but no joy.

Throttle is set at -100, mode switch on channel 10 is working, gain slider is working, reciever is in cannel range 1-16.

On the output page (X20s) channel 12 is showing as moving between -100%, 0, 100% when I move the 3-position switch.

Ive tried re-binding the reciever and everything else I can think of but still no joy.

I cant flick the switch any faster to get it into self check mode.

Please can anyone help.

Cheers.

First thing is to check your throttle channel is set to the same channel as default if it isnt move the stick assigned to channel 3 over to what would be zero. 

Also on the X20 it is not easy to move a three position switch fast enough to trigger the self check so we set the values up on the three position switch function on a two posi

tion switch instead 

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Posted : 22/11/2021 9:52 am
Barry Cole
(@barrycole)
Member Admin

I have not tried the ACCESS receiver yet, but on the ACCST ones I aways use this curve to switch CH12, to get into self test.

Self Test Curve

 

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Posted : 23/11/2021 9:04 am
James Darby
(@jamesdmd)
New Member

Thanks for the advice to all those who replied. I've just spent the evening setting up the SR6 and am glad to say it all seems to work ok. Flight test to follow hopefully soon.

After speaking with Richard on the phone he gave me a few tips which has worked perfectly.

Here is the setup on the X20S to hopefully help others out.

1: Set throttle to -100%

2: Make sure receiver is bound to channels 1-16

3: Set channel 12 on the momentary switch (SH) to Normal not Inverted

4: In the output screen for channel 12 set Min to 0% and Max to 100%

5: The momentary switch in default position should show 1500us and when switched show 2012us on the output screen

6: Put the model on a level surface and raise the tail if its a tail dragger so it sits as it would in straight and level flight

7: Flick the momentary switch several time until the blue light comes on

8: Once the blue light is on wait and don't touch anything

9: When blue light starts to flash move the sticks/switches through thier complete range that are connected to channels 1-6 except the throttle (make sure you have set the Max/Min limits on the control surfaces before you do this)

10: Release the sticks and wait for the blue light to go solid then the control surfaces should all move and then blue light goes out.

11: Check to make sure the control surfaces are all responding correctly to the movements, some may need to be reversed in the SR6 settings on the radio if they are moving the wrong way.

I hope this helps anyone else who is struggling with setting these up.

IMG 2193
IMG 2195
IMG 2196

 

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Posted : 24/11/2021 2:13 am
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