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Old 04-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Programing DX8 on PC

I just bought a DX8 the other day and after several hours of programming for all my helis I found myself wondering why there isn't a PC based programing interface. The SPM files are extremely simple, sure doesn't seem like it would be much of a hardship to whip up an interface. You could manage all your different models and even keep version histories in case you liked a setting you made 3 versions ago.

For that matter, it seems pretty ridiculous that it doesn't have a USB interface. Hello 1997!

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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I agree but i think someone else than spektrum will have to stand up and see this project as a challange
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=405259

Just slightly down the page from this thread...

Project is currently view-only, but editing is on the wishlist.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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Usually I absolutely love Horizon Hobby products but it's a pretty poor showing when someone takes it upon themselves to do something to fill such an obvious gap. The level of effort that HH would have to undertake to put something like this out is incredibly small.

At the end of the day I'll just shut up and be happy with the fact that the DX8 is a great radio and forget about the OBVIOUS upgrades that could be done to make it better.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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I have to disagree on that in part. Their purpose for model export is for backup and for sharing between the same radio type.

Start editing it outside the radio and you introduce so many unknowns. And open up so many more problems for support.

I think they did us a favor by making the files straight forward enough to easily understand so the community could pick it up and running with it without needing extra development or support.
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I can see your point but the same could possibly be said for FBL controllers and other programmable devices. Some of them have PC based programming interfaces which gives the user the option to use scenario based programming rather than tweaking individual parameters. It would certainly make the programming a lot more accessible to people with less experience (or less interest) with programming.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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I can see your point but the same could possibly be said for FBL controllers and other programmable devices. Some of them have PC based programming interfaces which gives the user the option to use scenario based programming rather than tweaking individual parameters. It would certainly make the programming a lot more accessible to people with less experience (or less interest) with programming.
So you think the radio should be able to program itself based upon a scenario instead of the specific parameters? So the ppl with less experience or desire wouldnt have to think? Is there some function in the radio that you cant do easily without a PC program to interface with it?
Im kind of at a loss as to what it is you are expecting.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:36 PM   #8
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Dx8 is my first TX but I will say with that scroll wheel it is practically point and click like a PC. It's pretty easy to navigate and change parameters.
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