Rx61 - Programming v611


PRODUCT: Rx61

1. PROGRAMMING APPROACH:

Settings in the Rx can be changed using a joystick Tx or a suitable programing device (Tx20, Prog1, Prog3, Prog4). All use the structure in the table below. One output or feature (ie: one row in the table) is programmed at a time. Each change usually comprises a 5 number sequence. Numbers from the first two columns usually select the output and the other three change its characteristics. [KEYWORDS] provide links to more detailed descriptions of each feature.

Outputs are usually controlled by channels. Each knob or switch on the Tx controls one channel. Outputs like motor and servos are used in a proportional manner. This allows very fine control, usually 512 or 1024 step resolution. Channels controlling outputs that switch on/off usually divide the channel into 2 or 3 positions: low, center and high. Menu 12 and 13 allows one channel to have up to 12 positions to control more things.


2. PROGRAMMING OPTIONS:

Level 1

Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Information

Menu 1
Motor

Output number: Output type: Channel number: Other:  
1 1 = H1 1 = Center off
(1ch, half each way)
[M-TYPE-1]

1-18 = Channel Forward and Reverse with one control
(-100% < 0 > +100%)
(eg: 1,1,1,1 = Menu1, H1, Center off, Ch1)

1 1 = H1 2 = Low off
(2ch: speed + direction)
[M-TYPE-2]

1-18 = Channel
Throttle
1-18 = Channel
Direction
One control for Throttle (0 ~ 100%)
Second control for Direction
(eg: 1,1,2,1,3 = H1, Low off, Ch1 Throttle, Ch3 Direction)

1 1 = H1 3 = Not used

1 1 = H1 4 = Start power
(0-100%)
[M-MIN]

0-10 = Tens (x10)
(0-flash = 0)
0-9 = Ones (x1)
(0-flash = 0)
Minimum power level
(0% for full power range)
(eg: 1,1,4,2,5 = H1, Min power, 25%)

1 1 = H1 5 = Max power
(0-100%)
[M-MAX]

0-10 = Tens (x10)
(0-flash = 0)
0-9 = Ones (x1)
(0-flash = 0)
Maximum power level
(100% for full power range)

1 1 = H1 6 = Motor Reverse
[M-REV]

1 = Normal
2 = Reversed
3 * Normal (no toggle)
4 = Reversed (no toggle)

Options 1/2 allow motor direction to be toggled if throttle is at max at startup
Options 3/4 do not

1 1 = H1

7 = PWM Frequency
[M-PWM]
1 = 16 kHz
2 = 8 kHz
3 = 2 kHz
4 = 500 Hz
5 = 120 Hz

(eg: 1,1,7,1 = H1, 16kHz)

1 1 = H1
8 = Soft start / Inertia
[M-SOFT]
1 = immediate
2 = 0.25s
3 = 0.5s
4 = 1s
5 = 2s
6 = 4s
7 = 8s

Speed of throttle change (0-100% durations):
(eg: 1,1,8,4 = H1, 1s inertia)

(1=immediate/no inertia from v611-2)


Menu 2
Servo,
Brake,
Reverse,
Indicator
Pad number: Output type: Channel number: Other:
2 1-8 = P1-P8

1 = Servo (normal)
[SERVO-1]

1-18 = Channel 1 = normal speed
2-6 = slow motion

Servo on any pad
Full throw from full stick movement
(eg: 2,4,1,5,1 = P4, Normal servo operation with Ch5)
(eg: 2,4,1,5,6 = P4, Slowest servo movement with Ch5)

2 1-8 = P1-P8

2 = Servo (offset)
[SERVO-2]

1-18 = Channel 1 = low/right stick
2 = high/left stick

Servo on any pad
Full throw from half stick movement
2 1-8 = P1-P8

3 = Servo (toggle)
[SERVO-3]

1-18 = Channel 1 = 60% throw
2 = 70% throw
3 = 80% throw
4 = 90% throw
5 = 100% throw
6 = 110% throw
7 = 120% throw

Servo toggles each time Channel is low
This allows operation with a pushbutton


2 1 = 1st Ch 4 = Servo (mixed)
2-channel mix
[SERVO-4a]

1-18 = Primary Ch 1 = 25% mix
2 = 50% mix
3 = 75% mix
4 = 100% mix

P1/P2 used as a pair
Primary channel and Mix%
2 2 = 2nd Ch 4 = Servo (mixed)
2-channel mix
[SERVO-4b]

1-18 = Secondary Ch 1 = not reversed
2 = reversed

Part of above
2nd channel makes one output more and the other less
1st Ch must be configured before 2nd Ch


2 1-8 = P1-P8

5 = Brake or Reverse led
[BR-REV]

1 = H1

1 = Brake
2 = Reverse
One H output controls brake/reverse light
(eg: 2,3,5,1,1 = P3 using H1 channel for Brake)
(eg: 2,4,5,1,2 = P4 using H1 channel for Reverse)

Brake 'ON time' is adjustable (see [BRAKE] below)

2 1-8 = P1-P8

6 = Left indicator led
7 = Right indicator led
8 = Flashing led (0.5s)
[FLASH]

1-18 = Activating Ch
(switch/lever on a car)
1-18 = Steering Ch
(steering wheel on a car)
1 'activating' channel controls 3 outputs

Menu 3
Led, On/Off,
Serial,
Automation
Pad number: Output type: Channel number: Switch Action:
3 1-8 = P1-P8

1 = On/Off led
(momentary)
[MOM]

1-18 = Channel Idle low (0v):
1 = Ch low 3v
2 = Ch mid 3v
3 = Ch high 3v
Idle high (3v):
4 = Ch low 0v
5 = Ch mid 0v
6 = Ch high 0v

1 channel controls 1-3 outputs
'Momentary' = non-latching
(eg: 3,4,1,5,1 = P4, On only when Ch5 is low)
(eg: 3,6,1,5,3 = P6, On only when Ch5 is high)

3 1-8 = P1-P8

2 = On/Off led
(latching)
[LATCH-1]

1-18 = Channel Start low (0v):
1 = Ch low toggle
2 = Ch high toggle
Start high (3v):
3 = Ch low toggle
4 = Ch high toggle

1 channel controls 1-2 outputs
Each move toggles on/off
(eg: 3,4,2,5,1 = P4, Start off, toggle when Ch5 is low)
(eg: 3,6,2,5,2 = P6, Start off, toggle when Ch5 is high)

3 1-8 = P1-P8

3 = On/Off led
(latching)
[LATCH-2]

1-18 = Channel Channel 'high':
1 = >2s toggle
2 = <2s toggle
Channel 'low':
3 = >2s toggle
4 = <2s toggle

1 channel controls 1-4 outputs
On/off based on time from center
Outputs start low (0v)

Directional lights




3 1-8 = P1-P8

4 = Directional lights
[DIR-LIGHT-1]

1 = Front
2 = Rear

1 = H1
(controlling motor)

Enable any number of directional lights
(other control settings below)
(eg: 3,1,4,1,1 = P1, Front, H1 direction)
(eg: 3,2,4,2,1 = P2, Rear, H1 direction)

3 1

5 = Control settings
[DIR-LIGHT-2]

0 = Auto
1-18 = Channel

Controlled with a channel:
Latch (toggle)
1 = Ch low
2 = Ch high
Momentary
3 = Ch high on
(mid/low off)

Common settings for all Directional lights
Channel is used to switch feature on/off remotely
(eg: 3,1,5,0 = Auto, always on)
(eg: 3,1,5,5,1 = Switch feature on/off with Ch5)


Serial
3 1-8 = P1-P8

6 = SumPPM / CPPM
[SUM]

1 = Idle high
2 = Idle low

1 = Normal
2 = +RSSI pulse

RSSI pulse: 0.9-2.1ms = 0-31 signal strength
3 5 = P5 only 7 = Serial data
[SERIAL]


Baud rate:
1 = 125k
2 = 250k
3 = 500k

1 = High byte first
2 = Low byte first
Channel data, Volts, RSSI
Pad P5 only

Automation
3 1-8 = P1-P8

8 = Buffer Stop
[BUFFER1]

Time to stop:
1-6 = 1-6 seconds
Reactivate trigger:
1-6 = 10-60s
(time to 'back out')

ONE pad can detect external trigger to control H1
Action: Slow to a stop
Close throttle to rearm (manual).

3 1-8 = P1-P8

9 = Stop & Reverse
[BUFFER2]

Time to stop:
1-6 = 1-6 seconds

Fixed pause time:
1-6 =
4,8,15,30,45,60s
Random pause time:
7 = 4-8s
8 = 8-15s
9 = 15-30s
10 = 30-45s
11 = 45-60s

ONE pad can detect external trigger to control H1
Action: Stop-Pause-Reverse (auto).

3 1-8 = P1-P8

10 = Station stop and continue
[BUFFER3]

Time to stop:
1-6 = 1-6 seconds

Pause time:
As above
ONE pad can detect external trigger to control H1
Action: Stop-Pause-Continue (auto).


Menu 4
Not used


Menu 5
Not used



Menu 6
Infrared

Pad number: Output type: Channel Position
6 0 = IR2 address High digit:
0-6 = Tens (x10)
(0-flash = 0)
Low digit:
0-9 = Ones (x1)
(0-flash = 0)

6 1-8 = P1-P8

IR type [IR]
1 = IR1 Manual
2 = IR2 Static Addr
3 = IR3 Dynamic Addr
4 = IR4 Voltage
5 = IR4 + IR1
6 = IR4 + IR1 + IR2
7 = IR4 + IR1 + IR3

IR1 (Trigger channel)
IR3 (Address channel)
1-18 = Channel
IR1 (Trigger position)
1 = 'low' on
2 = 'high' on
IR1 = Manual triggering
IR2 = Continuous static address
IR3 = Continuous dynamic address
IR4 = Continuous battery voltage

Menu 7
Other

Item: Options:
7 1 = LED2
[LED2]

1 = LED2 Disabled
2 = LED2 Enabled
3 = LED2 (not cruise control)

1-8 = P1-P8

Any pad driving an Led
Option 3 = enabled, but not after Tx switched off

7 2 = LVC
[LVC]

1 = LVC Disabled
2 = LVC Auto
3 = LVC Manual

Manual threshold (volts):
2-12 = 2-12v
Manual threshold (+tenths):
0-9 = 0.1-0.9v
2-flash = LVC enabled, auto threshold
3-flash = LVC enabled, manual threshold

7 3 = Sleep
[SLEEP]

Time before Sleep:
1-6 = 1-6 hours
7 = Never

LVC Sleep:
1 = No
2 = Yes (5 minutes)

Inactivity timeout (1-6 hours)
LVC sleep is triggered by Low Voltage Cut (if enabled)

7 4 = Failsafe / Cruise Control
[FAIL]

Time to stop after signal loss:
1-4 = 1-4s
5 = Sleep time

Time to kill outputs after signal loss
Use 'Sleep time' for 'cruise control'
with transmitter switched off
7 5 = Emergency Stop
[STOP]

1 = Disabled
2 = Ch 'low' stop
3 = Ch 'high' stop

1-18 = Channel

Time to stop:
1-6 = 1-6s
Manual trigger over radio
Quicker trigger than failsafe
(eg: 7,5,2,3,6 enabled using Ch3 low with 6s decell.)
7 6 = Arming
[ARM]

0 = Disabled
1-4 = Enabled using H1-H4

Arming based on 'off' position of one H output
(eg: 7,6,1 enabled using H1)

7 7 = Brake ON time
[BR-ON]

1-6 = 1-6s
Brake light on after stopping
7 8 = Not used

7 9 = Battery Voltage flashes
[BATT-V]

1 = Disabled
2 = Enabled on Rx led
3 = Enabled on Pad also

Channel:
0 = Multi-1 control
1-18 = Channel
Pad:
1-8 = P1-P8

Flash battery voltage (volts and tenths)
On any Pad driving an Led.
When Channel is made Low
(eg: 7,9,3,5,1 enabled on P1 triggered with Ch5)

7 10 = Led idle state
[LED-HILO]

1 = Normal
2 = Inverted
Applies to Battery Voltage, LED2, Latch-2, Brake, Reverse, Indicators, Directional Lights
Normal = OFF is Low (0v)
Inverted = OFF is High (3v)
(from v611-5)


Menu 8
Selecta

Option:
8 1 = Enable
[SELECTA]

Selecta Mode [S-OPTION]
1 = Disabled
2 = Selecta
3 = Selecta+TxChange

1-18 = Channel
(normally Ch2)
Time between Rx changes
[S-DELAY]
1 = Instant
2 = 0.5s
3 * 1s
4 = 1.5s
5 = 2s

Mode 2: Selecta only:
- Same Tx for all switch positions

Mode 3: Selecta+TxChange:
- Same or different Tx for each position

8
2 = Action when deselected
[S-STOP-GO]

1 = stop
2 = continue
'Stop' forces throttle closed
'Continue' allows throttle open or closed
Throttle always closes with Tx change


Menu 9
Reset, Bind

9 1 = Not used

9 2 = Change variant

Variant:
1 = Rx61-1
2 = Rx61-2
3 = Rx61-3
4 = Rx61-4
5 = Rx61-5
6 = Rx61-6
7 = Rx61-22

Board:
1 = Rx only

1 = No change
2 = CHANGE (YES)

Resets all outputs to factory settings
Used to change variant

9 3 = Reset
(current variant)
[RESET]

1 = No reset
2 = RESET (YES)
3 = RESET+BIND (YES)

Resets all outputs to factory settings
Does not change variant/board
(eg: 9,3,2 = perform reset but preserve Bind settings)
(eg: 9,3,3 = also reset Bind settings)


Normal Bind
9 4 = Binding

1 * Auto
2 = DSM2 Air
3 = DSMX Air
4 = DSM2 Surface
[DSMVER]

1 * Auto Bind
2 = Manual Bind
[BIND-0]
1 * Up to 12Ch
2 = Up to 14Ch
3 = Up to 18Ch (X-Plus)
[XPLUS]

Core settings for binding
Manual Bind uses pads P4 and P5

Binding is normally done with a transmitter
Binding can be done with Prog4 (below)


Prog4 Bind

9 5 = GUID
[BIND-1]

Profile
0-15 = Tx0-Tx15

GUID[0]
0-255

GUID[1]
0-255

'Profile' starts with current Tx number
Tx1-Tx12 match Selecta channel switch positions
Tx0 and Tx13 are 'below' and 'above' Selecta positions
Tx14 is used for PROG1/2/3/4 programming
Tx15 is most recent 'normal bind' with a Tx

9 6 = CRC
[BIND-2]

Profile
0-15 = Tx0-Tx15


CRC[0]
0-255

CRC[1]
0-255

9 7 = CHANNELS
[BIND-3]

Profile
0-15 = Tx0-Tx15

Tx Channels
3-18 = Channels

Resolution
1 * 10bit
2 = 11bit
3 = 12bit

DSM2 Surface = 3 channels only
- (DX3/DX4S=3ch)
DSM2/DSMX Air = Never less than 7 channels
- (MLP4/DX4e/DX5/DX6/DX7=7ch)
9 8 = PROTOCOL
[BIND-4]

Profile
0-15 = Tx0-Tx15

Protocol
1 * DSM2 Air
2 = DSMX Air
3 = DSM2 Surface


Menu 10
Many-to-One Mix

10 1 = Output
[MMIX]

1 = Disabled
2 = Enabled
1-8 = P1-P8
(Output pad)
1-18 =
Number of inputs
Only one output should be enabled
Output produces a servo pulse

10 2 = Inputs

1-18 = Input 1-18
(Input number)
1-18 =
Channel number
(for this input)

Number of inputs must be set first (above)
Each input can use any channel number
All inputs have equal priority/effect

10 3 = Delay

0-9 = Overrun duration
(0=none, 9=max)

0-9 = Decay speed
(0=immediate, 9=slowest)

Stretch/hold output when inputs are reduced.
Overrun/Decay settings 3s-4s max each


Menu 11
Not used


Menu 12
Multi-position
channels

(from v611-3)

Multi-position channels:
Multi-1 channel can control 1-36 outputs/actions
Selecta channel can control 2 outputs/actions

Approach 1: 12-way switch + 2 trigger buttons
Switch positions can trigger direct or be 'menu'
Approach 2: 1-12 pushbuttons
Each position directly triggers actions

Examples

12 1 = MULTI-1
2 = SELECTA
1 = Setup
[MULTI-0A]

Channel:
0 = Disabled
1-18 = Channel

MULTI-1 default Ch7
SELECTA default Ch2

Fumble time:
1 = 0.1s
2 = 0.2s
3 = 0.4s
4 * 0.8s
5 = 1.6s
6 = 3.2s

Ch0 disables feature without changing other settings

Main switch has adjustable debounce time
('fumble time')

T1 and T2 buttons have fixed debounce time
(0.1s after main switch settles)

12 1 = MULTI-1
2 = SELECTA
2 = Learn
[MULTI-0B]

Not available
1 = Use current switch positions (no change)
2 = Learn switch positions (replace existing)

'Learn switch positions':
Default values are for a 12-way switch
Any number of switch positions (1-12)
Trigger buttons T1/T2 are not learned
Move channel to its lowest position (1)
Move up through all positions to memorise them
Led flashes show learned position numbers (1-12)
Switch Rx off with channel in highest (eg: 12)

12 1-8 = P1-P8

3 = Switch only
4 = Switch+T1
5 = Switch+T2
[MULTI-1]

1-12 = Switch position
Output (momentary)
1 = Idle low
2 = Idle high

Output toggle (latch)
3 = Start low
4 = Start high

2 = switch directly controls outputs
3 = switch is 'menu' and T1 triggers
4 = switch is 'menu' and T2 triggers

Any combination of switching is allowed
Outputs are 'on' or 'toggled' when selected

(eg: 13,1,3,7,1 = P1, switch executes at pos7, mom)
(ie: while Switch is in Pos7, P1 is on)

(eg: 13,3,5,8,4 = P3, T2 executes from pos8, toggle)
(ie: Switch to Pos8, press T2, state of P3 toggles)

12 1-8 = P1-P8

4 = T3
5 = T4
[MULTI-2]

13
Output (momentary)
1 = Idle low
2 = Idle high

Output toggle (latch)
3 = Start low
4 = Start high

Selecta channel can control two outputs
T3 channel low, T4 channel high

Menu 13
Actions

(from v611-3)


Trigger


Action


Menu 13 assigns 'actions' to a multi-position channel
This allows settings to be changed from the transmitter
Actions which change settings are saved automatically
Prog4 is needed to program this menu

13

1-12 = Switch position

3 = Switch only
4 = Switch+T1
5 = Switch+T2
[MULTI-1]

0-255 = Action

0-255 = Option

Assign actions to Multi-1 channel
1 channel can control 12x3=36 actions
Menu 12 defines the channel using 'Multi-1'

13

13

4 = T3
5 = T4
[MULTI-2]

0-255 = Action

0-255 = Option

Assign actions to Selecta channel
Selecta channel can control two actions
T3 channel low, T4 channel high


Outputs on/off

Leds
External sound card


Use Menu 12


Trigger

0 = No action
1 = Emergency stop
2 = eSwitch off (Rx62)
3 = Battery volt display*

0 = No option
0
0
0

'0' disables action/no option
(eg: 13,12,2,1 = Pos12, Stop)

* Battery Volt channel must be set to '0' (Menu 7)



10 = Complex flash*

1-2 = Pattern

* Complex Flash channel must be set to '0' (Menu 5)
(eg: 13,9,3,10,1 = Pos9+T1, Pattern1)
(eg: 13,9,4,10,2 = Pos9+T2, Pattern2)


Motor control

50 = Low/Center off toggle*

1-4 = H output

*'Low off' assumes Direction switch is available and set correctly (Ch3)
(eg: 13,3,2,50,1 = Pos3, H1)



51 = Normal/Reverse toggle

1-4 = H output

(eg: 13,4,2,51,1 = Pos4, H1)



52 = Min power-
53 = Min power+

54 = Max power-
55 = Max power+

1-4 = H output
1-4 = H output

1-4 = H output
1-4 = H output

Step size of change is 2%
Press and release for each change
(eg: 13,2,3,52,1 = Pos2+T1, Min-, H1)
(eg: 13,2,4,53,1 = Pos2+T2, Min+, H1)



56 = Inertia-
57 = Inertia+

1-4 = H output
1-4 = H output

Inertia effect doubles/halves with each step
(eg: 13,3,3,52,1 = Pos3+T1, Faster, H1)
(eg: 13,3,4,53,1 = Pos3+T2, Slower, H1)



3. PROGRAMMING WITH STANDARD TRANSMITTER:


Channels

Channels

Step 3

Step 4

Steps 5-9

Options are organised into menus usually relating to a type of output.
Level 1 and 2 usually select the output number (eg: 2-flash for 'P' then 4-flash for 'P4').
You select a row in the table above and make up to 5 choices, one for each level.

Invoke programming mode:
1. Switch Transmitter on.
2. Ch3 (Elevator) should be normal, not reversed.
3. Hold left/right sticks (Ch2/4) in towards middle of Tx (use rubber band if necessary).
4. Switch Receiver on and wait for the Led to flicker very fast.
5. Center all sticks.

Make choices:
6. The led flashes the setting for the first 'Level' (eg: 1-flash = Motor output 'H').
7. Yes = push the Ch3 (Elevator) stick forward (to top of Tx) to accept this option and advance to next Level.
8. No = pull the Ch3 (Elevator) stick back (to bottom of Tx) to see next option for same Level.
9. Continue through all Levels until Led comes on solid.

Settings are saved automatically at the end so switch off at any time to abort.
Say 'yes' to every item to just see what is currently set.

Changing 'P2' from Ch4 to Ch5.
Level 1: 3-flash = P
Level 2: 2-flash = P2
Level 3: 1-flash = Servo
Level 4: 5-flash = Ch5


4. DX3:

1. Use full 'brake' to make receiver enter programming mode on startup.
2. Use 3-position Aux channel to make yes/no choices.

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