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Old 12-20-2013, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Magic Cube (MTC-01) and Spektrum

I looked a bit on this forum but didn't see anything on this. So pardon me if I'm posting something that's been said before.

I got my son a Master CP for Christmas, but since he already has a Spectrum DX7, I bought the bind and fly version from Xheli. I also bought a "Magic Cube MTC-01" that is intended to work with older Walkera transmitters. But I read on Hobby King's site that it works with Spektrum (and others) too. So I decided to chance it.

It all came, and of course I had to try it before putting it under the tree. Powering up with the magic cube is a bit funky. You don't even turn the transmitter on. When you plug it into the trainer port, the radio comes on. And you plug in the heli battery first. But it worked! My only problem was that the gyro didn't have any gain. I figured out that tail gyro gain had to be placed on the aux2 channel instead of the gear channel as Spektrum does it. Once i put the gain on aux2, she flew great.

Again, I'm not sure if this is common knowledge, so thought I'd share.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah.. good to know! Thanks for posting!
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi there, I am posting in this thread just to explain my case.
I started in the rc helis world through Walkera. Now I feel I can go one step further, and instead of keeping my small Devo6 or buying a bigger and better Devo radio, I wanted to try a Spektrum DX8 and try Align, for an example. But before that, I feel the need of complicating my life and flying my Walkera helis with this new DX8, so I get used to it, and so I face another passionate problem to solve.

About the damned Walkera MTC-01 Magic Cube, it is true that works with a Spektrum tx, but it has very poor range, and the battery is too small. And what is more, Walkera wants to sell their radios and does not offer us a good link module like the anylink i.a.e., neither let us the chance to easily improve the Magic Cube, as they ridiculously encrypt its code...

I have been doing research in several forums on how to get more transmitting range, how to power it up from a different source, even how to get the code and make a new magic cube with different hardware, etc.
So there are lots of good ideas out there, but the fact is that nobody has tried it, or at least I haven't found anybody who has got it.

And you know, I just wanted to fly my Walkera fleet with my brand new DX8 before moving to better stuff. And I wanted to fly with all the guarantee.
So, given the fact that I am not an electronics expert anymore (my field is mechanics), modding the magic cube is going to be my long term project. I will try and learn, and I will let you know.

But then suddenly, I have come up with a good cheap solution for my will to fly my MasterCP and my V450D01v2 with the DX8!! (be 'pious' please...): The name is buddy boxing!

I am working on it and it looks really promising: I am ruling my walkeras with the DX8 being the slave, and my Devo6 (with last 100mw updated software and transmitting module also updated) being the master. The only difference with a regular buddy box is the master is flying with the student radio, and there is no switching between roles.

I know it's total nerdy, but I am very happy. My silent master buddy acts as a satellite transmitter, and 'he' gives me full battery and full range control with the walkera's receivers. Besides, I have full control of the four sticks movements in my DX8, plus pitch, throttle cut, dual rates, stunt modes and gyro values.

How about that Walkera guys??
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