The Spektrum DX6i can be used with RealFlight. To do this, please follow the easy steps below and you will enjoy controlling your RealFlight airplanes, including functions like smoke and flaps control.
Note: This tutorial is aimed at setting up the RealFlight and the DX6i for Airplanes. If you would like to setup a different slot on your DX6i for helicopters, please follow the helicopter setup tutorial.
To connect your DX6i to RealFlight, simply plug-in the cable that came in the RealFlight box into the back of the RealFlight controller (square connector) and connect it to the back of your DX6i (headphone like connector).
Please note, do not turn on your DX6i. Once you plug in the cable in the back, it should turn on automatically.
For convenience, create a new model on your DX6i. To do this, use "Model Select" in the "Adjust List" and select an unused model (I used model #9).
Set the model type to ACRO:
Name it something like "G4 Plane" in the "Model Name" screen.
Set the servo reversing like this:
Back in the "Adjust List", maximize all end-points in the "Travel Adj." menu:
Finally, set the flap percentages to your liking. For planes with flaps (like the stock Cescna 182), these percentages work as expected. The flap switch toggles this up and down. If unsure, set both to 100% (up and down).
All done on the DX6i!
After our transmitter is setup, we turn our attention to RealFlight. Launch the application and select "Interlink Elite Transmitter 6 channel" from the "Controller -> Select Controller" menu.
Then select "Channel mapping" and set as following:
You can now try taking a plane for a spin. The gear switch toggles smoke and the flap switch operates the flaps for planes that support them.
Your DX6i is now all setup and ready to control airplanes in RealFlight G4.