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Old 10-06-2013, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We have had some sticky requests - here are some bundled together - post any more suggestions and I'll link them in this post:

350 QX Settings

Brushless Gimbal Install

Balancing Motors and Props

Manuals & Bulletins from Blade Support
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think this is a good one as well..
https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=568969
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Check your battery connectors.

I had one come loose from the factory installed connector.
Solder joint simply broke.

As amazing as the technology in this thing might be .....
They don't fly very well with no power!
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Top tip is to read the manual, the box manual is a short quickstart guide, the full manual is downloadable from Horizon website at this link - most of the issues people have are covered in the manual, especially the setups list and trouble shooting section.

You can download DX8 model file from Spektrum community website, I think it would take as long to download/copy to SD/import as setting manually (its only 3 settings from a clear model), but might be easier for some people. DX8 setup and bind video under 4 minutes:

[ame]http://youtu.be/2ApgwnJaTGE[/ame]

Setup, bind and arming procedure for DX6i radio, just under 4 minutes,

[ame]http://youtu.be/Tv1s9G04M5s[/ame]
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We snap tied 12" carbon fiber rods to the landing gear. Helps stabilize the copter when landing in grass
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My best tip:

Don't trust the manual! There are some statements made that are completely wrong especially to do with the calibration procedures.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My best tip:

Don't trust the manual! There are some statements made that are completely wrong especially to do with the calibration procedures.
Uncalled for. Keep your bitterness out of the stickied tip threads.
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Uncalled for. Keep your bitterness out of the stickied tip threads.
Amen!
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It is true though isn't it? Regardless of my reasons for putting it here.

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Old 11-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It is true though isn't it? Regardless of my reasons for putting it here.

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Because you found an inconsistency in the manual does not mean you should give a broad warning to all newcomers looking for tips and advice of "don't trust the manual." I'm sorry you're having a difficult time with your quad and HH support but this is not the thread for it.
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Because you found an inconsistency in the manual does not mean you should give a broad warning to all newcomers looking for tips and advice of "don't trust the manual." I'm sorry you're having a difficult time with your quad and HH support but this is not the thread for it.
Whoa whoa whoa! I didn't go into a huge ranting diatribe here - I made a simple statement that would have saved me a LOT of frustration had I known or it been made clear. I was succinct and the statement is true. I mentioned nothing in that post of the wider issues that have arisen.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I've about had enough of your episode. Stop stinking up every thread with your endless whining. Get over it, move on.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My best tip:

Don't trust the manual! There are some statements made that are completely wrong especially to do with the calibration procedures.
To all readers of this sticky: The post be referenced above completely false. The calibration procedures documented in the manual are exactly correct. The above was stated because if you hit RTH while in calibration mode, the props will stop.

The manual is the best source of accurate information.

So, the more useful 'tip' that should have been posted in it's place should have stated:

Do not hit RTH while in calibration mode.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Please post helpful tips in here and clean up all unnecessary topics out even mine


added to the topics

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=578264 gimbal how to....
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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We have determined many of the stock prop failures were due to locktite coming in contact with the prop resulting in a chemical reaction. We tested our theory and it was 100%. Redrocket hobby is aware of this, however Horizon was not.

Moral of the story, do not get any locktite on these plastic blades.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So, the more useful 'tip' that should have been posted in it's place should have stated:

Do not hit RTH while in calibration mode.
OK I'm a heli guy looking at getting a 350QX seen as I have a 450X and batteries are swopable.

What is this RTH you speak of?
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OK I'm a heli guy looking at getting a 350QX seen as I have a 450X and batteries are swopable.

What is this RTH you speak of?
The "Return To Home" feature of the 350QX that uses GPS to land itself.
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The "Return To Home" feature of the 350QX that uses GPS to land itself.
Thanks, now it makes sence.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #19 (permalink)
 

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This test shows the 350 QX with and without the GoPro attached.
350 QX: Return to Home accuracy test (4 min 48 sec)
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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These are observations from a first time flyer, well not now. I have been thru a lot of charges.

Here is an episode I went thru after a crash, when it went whacky on me.
It keep indicating the pressure sensor/altimeter needed calibrating.
We tried several out of the freezer until one worked.
Until I got home!

Timing was just right and the USPS left me a package with a main control board inside.
Stuck that in and now any of the ones I tried work, without doing the freezer trick.

So apparently the board was not using the data somehow. Maybe a loose connection.

Process of elimination.

Another thing, the esc sockets on the esc boards where the control wire goes is very delicate. I now hold the socket with forceps and use narrow ones to pull on the plug not the wires. Otherwise you may pull the socket off the board. Had someone try to fix one, DOA!
One of those really tight connections for power to the esc pulled out at the bullet. I can see it was crimped but no solder. That caused me some hard to find issues so I bought replacements and slowly went to each one and replaced until I found that.
Despite being careful in the process of changing things around I have had esc wire that connects to the main board break at the solder joint.
Newer ones have a plastic separator for those wires but it is not a socket and plug on the ones I have.

I may be one of the exceptions but obviously this tiny stuff was not intended to be disassembled repeatedly, or crashed, lol

I really enjoy mine and as some may know went to a different frame since at the time I could not get another body.
I actually bought another and cannibalized it but now have enough parts to get it going, I hope.

I had one spare motor wire fall off in the package. No solder.

I also "think" that when my DX6i gets below 5.6 volts I have issues controlling the quad.
I don't use the rechargeable ones anymore. I use penlight at 1.5 volts it gets up to 6.8 and since then have not had any issues with that.

May just be my experience with this but not a real scientific conclusion, just things to think about.
Hope it helps someone.
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