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  • 9CAP super / 9CAF super9CHP super / 9CHF super

    9CP super9 CHANNEL RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM

    INSTRUCTION MANUAL

    Technical updates and additional programming examples available at: http://www.futaba-rc.com/faq/faq-9c.htmlEntire Contents Copyright 2004

    1M23N09617

  • 2TABLE OF CONTENTSTHROTTLE-NEEDLE ................................................. 58THROTTLE DELAY ................................................... 59Linear, Prog. mixes 1-5 ......................................... 60Curve, Prog. mixes 6-7 .......................................... 63GYA gyro mixing (GYRO SENSE) .......................... 65

    Other Equipment ....................................................... 66GLIDER (GLID1FLAP/2FLAP/2FL-C) FUNCTIONS ..... 67

    Table of contents ........................................................ 67Getting Started with a Basic 4-CH Glider ................. 68GLIDER-SPECIFIC BASIC MENU FUNCTIONS ... 70

    Model type (PARAMETERS submenu).................... 70GLIDER-SPECIFIC ADVANCE MENU FUNCTIONS ....... 71

    BUTTERFLY ........................................................ 71,76FLAP-AILE (GLID2FLAP only) ................................. 72AILE-FLAP (GLID2FLAP/2FL-C only) ...................... 72START OFS (Launch/Start Setup) (GLID1FLAP/2FLAPonly) ...................................................................... 73SPEED OFS (Minimum Drag Setup) (GLID1FLAP/2FLAP only) ........................................................... 74OFFSETS (Additional flight conditions) (GLID2FL-Conly) ...................................................................... 75Channel 3s function selection (SW/MODE ) .......... 77

    HELICOPTER (SW) FUNCTIONS.......................... 78Table of contents and reference info for helicopters . 78Getting Started with a Basic Helicopter .................... 79HELI-SPECIFIC BASIC MENU FUNCTIONS ........ 82

    MODEL TYPE (PARAMETERS submenu) ................. 83SWASH AFR (swashplate surface direction and travelcorrection) (not in SWH1) ...................................... 84SWASH-THR (swash to throttle mixing) (not inSWH1) .................................................................... 85Setting up the Normal Flight Condition ................ 86THR-CUT (specialized settings for helicopter specificmodels) .................................................................. 87

    HELI-SPECIFIC ADVANCE MENU FUNCTIONS ... 88THROTTLE HOLD .................................................... 88THR-CURVE, PIT-CURVE and REVO ......................... 89Idle-ups .................................................................. 90Trims/offset ........................................................... 91Delay ..................................................................... 92Hovering setups ..................................................... 93High/low pitch ....................................................... 94Gyros and governors ............................................. 95

    Glossary ....................................................................... 100

    INTRODUCTION ........................................................... 3Additional Technical Help, Support and Service ........ 3Application, Export and Modification ......................... 4Meaning of Special Markings ..................................... 5Safety Precautions (do not operate without reading) .. 5Introduction to the 9C super ........................................ 7Contents and Technical Specifications ........................ 9Accessories ................................................................ 10Transmitter Controls &Switch Identification/Assignments ............................ 11Charging the Ni-Cd Batteries .................................... 14Stick Adjustments ...................................................... 15Adjusting display contrast ......................................... 15Changing mode.......................................................... 15CAMPac data conversion (9C to 9C super) .............. 15Radio Installation & Range Checking ....................... 16Aircraft Frequencies .................................................. 17Transmitter Displays and Buttons ............................. 18Warning and Error Displays ...................................... 19

    AIRPLANE (ACRO) FUNCTIONS ............................... 20Map of Functions ....................................................... 21Quick Guide to Setting up a 4-channel Airplane ....... 22

    ACRO BASIC MENU FUNCTIONS ............................... 25MODEL Submenu: MODEL SELECT, COPY and NAME 25PARAMETER Submenu: TYPE, MODUL, ATL, AIL2,& RESET ..................................................................... 28Servo REVERSE .......................................................... 31END POINT ................................................................. 32Idle Management: IDLE DOWN and THR-CUT ............ 33Dual/Triple Rates and Exponential (D/R, EXP) .......... 35TIMER Submenu ......................................................... 38Auxiliary Channel assignments and CH9 reverse (AUX-CH) ............................................................................. 39TRAINER ..................................................................... 40TRIM and SUB-TRIM ................................................... 41SERVO Display ........................................................... 42Fail Safe and Battery FailSafe (F/S) .......................... 43

    ACRO ADVANCE MENU FUNCTIONS .......................... 44Wing types ................................................................. 44

    FLAPERON .............................................................. 45FLAP TRIM ............................................................. 46Aileron Differential (AIL-DIFF) .............................. 47Using a 5-channel receiver: AIL-2 ......................... 48ELEVON (see tail types) .......................................... 49

    Tail types ................................................................... 49ELEVON .................................................................. 49Twin Elevator Servos (AILEVATOR) ....................... 50V-TAIL ..................................................................... 51

    SNAP ROLL ................................................................. 52Mixes: definitions and types ...................................... 54

    ELEV-FLAP .............................................................. 55AIRBRAKE/BUTTERFLY (crow) ............................... 56Airbrake switch selection (SW SELECT) ................ 56

    Note that in the text of this manual, beginning at this point,any time we are using a features specialized name orabbreviation, as seen on the screen of the 9C super, thatname, feature, or abbreviation will be exactly as seen onthe radios screen, including capitalization and shown ina DIFFERENT TYPE STYLE for clarity. Any time we men-tion a specific control on the radio itself, such as movingSWITCH A, KNOB VR(B), or the THROTTLE STICK, thosewords will be displayed as they are here.

  • 3INTRODUCTION

    Thank you for purchasing a Futaba 9C super series digital proportional R/C system. This system is extremely versatileand may be used by beginners and pros alike. In order for you to make the best use of your system and to fly safely, pleaseread this manual carefully. If you have any difficulties while using your system, please consult the manual, our onlineFrequently Asked Questions (on the web pages referenced below), your hobby dealer, or the Futaba Service Center.

    Owners Manual and Additional Technical HelpThis manual has been carefully written to be as helpful to you, the new owner, as possible. There are many pages of setupprocedures and examples. However, it need not be your sole resource of setup guidelines for your 9C super. For example,pages 22-24 include setup instructions for a basic 4-channel airplane. The Frequently Asked Questions web page refer-enced below includes this type of step-by-step setup instructions for a variety of other model types, including multi-engine, complex gear installation, 7-servo aerobatic models, 140 degree CCPM, etc.

    Due to unforeseen changes in production procedures, the information contained in this manual is subject to change withoutnotice.

    Support and Service: It is recommended to have your Futaba equipment serviced annually during your hobbys offseason to ensure safe operation.

    IN NORTH AMERICA

    Please feel free to contact the Futaba Service Center for assistance in operation, use and programming. Please be sure toregularly visit the 9C super Frequently Asked Questions web site at www.futaba-rc.com\faq\faq-9c.html. This page in-cludes extensive programming, use, set up and safety information on the 9C super radio system and is updated regularly.Any technical updates and US manual corrections will be available on this web page. If you do not find the answers to yourquestions there, please see the end of our F.A.Q. area for information on contacting us via email for the most rapid andconvenient response.

    Dont have Internet access? Internet access is available at no charge at most public libraries, schools, and other publicresources. We find internet support to be a fabulous reference for many modelers as items can be printed and saved forfuture reference, and can be accessed at any hour of the day, night, weekend or holiday. If you do not wish to access theinternet for information, however, dont worry. Our support teams are available Monday through Friday 8-5 Central timeto assist you.

    FOR SERVICE ONLY:Futaba Service Center

    3002 N. Apollo Drive, Suite 1Champaign, IL 61822Phone: 217-398-0007

    www.hobbyservices.com

    FOR SUPPORT :(PROGRAMMING AND USER QUESTIONS)

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