Flying with a Spektrum radio

Flying with a Spektrum on the aeroflyRC

You have 3 different possibilities to connect a Spektrum radio to the aeroflyRC.

You can use the trainer plug for a wired connection to the PC or you can use one of your Spektrum receiver for wireless flying.

Option #1: Flying via the trainer plug

With the interface set #3031037 you can connect your Spektrum radio to the aerofly via the 3.5 mm trainer plug.

The advantages of this solution are:

  • The HF module is off. You`ll fly directly via the trainer plug.
  • You can use up to 12 channels for many special functions.
  • The transmitter switches on automatically in trainer mode when you plug in the adapter.
  • The set includes the USB interface and all required adapters.
  • Please note that some Spektrum systems no longer have a 3.5 mm trainer socket (e.g. NX-6 or NX-8). In that case option #3 is recommended)

Option #2: PPM sum signal up to 12 channels

Using a patch cable you can connect the PPM output e.g. of the Spektrum receiver AR7700-X to the IKARUS-USB interface set #3031020.

The advantages of this solution are:

  • The AR7700-X outputs his channels via the PPM signal. You therefore have channels available for soecial functions like retracts or flaps.
  • The receiver is supplied with power via the USB interface.
  • The set contains the interface and the patch cable.


Option #3: Flying wireless with any Spektrum receiver

You can connect any 2.4 GHz receiver with at least 4 channels to the IKARUS RC SimConnector in the “Single Channel Mode”. Also one of your Spektrum receivers. This solution transmits between 4 and max. 8 channels.

With 4 channels you can already fly throttle, elevator, rudder, aileron and all powered models, gliders, jets, helicopters and drones.

Optionally, you can also operate your Spektrum receiver in S.Bus (DSM2 or DSMX) mode and then transmit all channels provided by the receiver to the RC SimConnector via a single patch cable.

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Basic settings on the Spektrum radio

Your Spektrum radio offers many options for programming a RC model. In order to fly with a Spektrum on the aeroflyRC a memory only with few basic settings is recommended. You only need these settings to start with aeroflyRC.

  • Bind the receiver to the sender.
  • Open the Spektrum menu and create a new model memory.
  • Assign a name such as “aeroflyRC”.
  • Select as model type a simple powered model, even if you want to fly gliders or helicopters on the aeroflyRC. Leave any selection for Delta and V-tail mixers “off”.
  • If you want to control more functions such as landing gear and flaps via the radio, you can also setup additional channels. The assignment to the functions will be done later in the aeroflyRC.

With this basic setting you can now continue with the calibration in aeroflyRC.

Launch the aeroflyRC and click in the main menu under “Controller” on “Search for a new controller”. Afterwards you should get the interface and the detected channel number reported and follow the further instructions for calibration. If you have any issues, please follow this interface test.

You will then find all details on the professional setting menu in the aeroflyRC manuals.

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