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Old 01-23-2020, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 230s V2 - can't get out of stability mode

I have been flying my 230s V2 with a DX8 Gen 2. I setup the model as per the instructions and settings chart.

When I switch from flight mode 0 (normal) to flight mode 1 (switch B on the DX8), I have a change in collective behavior (throttle goes up to a constant value and altitude is controlled by positive and negative pitch. That seems OK.

But, my cyclic controls don't seem to change. It feels like I am still in stability mode, yet I think I should be in "intermediate" mode where the bank is not limited and the model doesn't return to horizontal when I release the stick. correct ?

What am I missing in the setup ?


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Old 01-23-2020, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Make sure Aux 2 (Channel 7) isn't set at -100. That can keep it in SAFE/Stability mode.
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Make sure Aux 2 (Channel 7) isn't set at -100. That can keep it in SAFE/Stability mode.
Interesting. from the "monitor" feature on my DX8, it looks like auX 2 and aux 3 are connected to the "R Knob". the knob (dial) was set so that those values were at -29 when I few this AM. Should I set the knob so the values are "0" ? Maybe I should just inhibit Aux 2 ?
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Interesting. from the "monitor" feature on my DX8, it looks like auX 2 and aux 3 are connected to the "R Knob". the knob (dial) was set so that those values were at -29 when I few this AM. Should I set the knob so the values are "0" ? Maybe I should just inhibit Aux 2 ?
Normally the value should be +100. I believe if it goes negative it will activate SAFE/Stability. It's something HH said they would be removing from the firmware but haven't. You can try disabling it and see if at 0 it let's the flight mode change using only the Gear (Channel 5) value.

I believe we have found your issue. Others have had this same thing happen.
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Normally the value should be +100. I believe if it goes negative it will activate SAFE/Stability. It's something HH said they would be removing from the firmware but haven't. You can try disabling it and see if at 0 it let's the flight mode change using only the Gear (Channel 5) value.

I believe we have found your issue. Others have had this same thing happen.
Thanks, I would have never thought of that. I'll just try cranking the "R" knob all the way first (before power up of the heli) and set it to "100" that way. I'll try to disable also. Once I get a card reader for my laptop, I'm going to see what E-flight sets it to in their setup file you can download.
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Sounds like a plan . On my DX9 when the button is pressed it (Ch. 7) goes from +100 to -100 while channel 5 goes to +150.

The Gear (Ch. 5) should be as follows:

+150 SAFE/Rescue
+100 Stability Mode
0 - Agility Mode
-100 - 3D Mode
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Sounds like a plan . On my DX9 when the button is pressed it (Ch. 7) goes from +100 to -100 while channel 5 goes to +150.

The Gear (Ch. 5) should be as follows:

+150 SAFE/Rescue
+100 Stability Mode
0 - Agility Mode
-100 - 3D Mode
It looks like the gear (ch. 5) outputs the numbers for the modes correctly but safe/rescue button does change it. I think that's just because I didn't put in the mix function for that.
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I think that's just because I didn't put in the mix function for that.
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