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Old 12-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #41 (permalink)
Bob O
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Here is a quick guide to preparing the DataPod for use with the Vortex VX1.

From the spartan-rc website:

"As production runs of the DataPod and Vortex don't coincide it is highly probable that you will need to update built-in software of your DataPod before you can use it with the Vortex. Often this also needs to be done after updating the firmware of your Vortex."

Visit THIS page to locate and download the Vortex Editor App. for DataPod. Once you have downloaded the Editor file, run it on your PC and you will see the following window. Notice how it says "DataPod: Not found" and the "Start Update" button will be greyed out.

At this point you will use a standard USB Mini-B cable to connect the DataPod to your computer. Be sure to press and hold the "S" button on the top of the DataPod while connecting the cable. The DataPod will receive power through the USB cable, and you will see that the previous window now shows "DataPod: Connected" and the "Start Update" button will be active. There will also be some information about your DataPod displayed in the upper right portion of the window.

Now you will click the "Start Update" button and the Editor file will update the DataPod with the latest software/firmware to make it compatible with the Vortex. You will notice a progress bar in the window that shows the status of the update. Also, if you happen to observe the LCD display on the DataPod during the update, you will notice some activity there as well. Once finished, a message will display "Update completed successfully. Disconnect and power off." At this point all that is left to do is to disconnect the USB cable.

Your DataPod should now be ready for use with the Vortex VX1 or VX1n.

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Last edited by Bob O; 04-01-2014 at 12:18 PM.. Reason: include VX1n in description
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