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Old 11-05-2014, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Horizon Hobby,
you sold me a blade 180cfx(thank you) to fly with my 6CH TX.it flys great and I love it BUT why didn't you tell me that I cant do servo setup with my 6CH TX!! WHY WHY WHY!!
What are my options now....

Buy a better TX (YOU HAVING A LAUGH)

Wait for the new firmware??,sounds good BUT I will have to buy some kind of HH data cable,thanks for that!

Don't you think you should have made this clear on the box??

So,whats the answer HH?


PS the 180cfx is bloody good!!
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Hello Horizon Hobby,
you sold me a blade 180cfx(thank you) to fly with my 6CH TX.it flys great and I love it BUT why didn't you tell me that I cant do servo setup with my 6CH TX!! WHY WHY WHY!!
What are my options now....

Buy a better TX (YOU HAVING A LAUGH)

Wait for the new firmware??,sounds good BUT I will have to buy some kind of HH data cable,thanks for that!

Don't you think you should have made this clear on the box??

So,whats the answer HH?


PS the 180cfx is bloody good!!
Its funny, but I was going to buy a DX6 on Black Friday. Guess that is out of the picture now. I fly JR DMSS and don't want to switch over 100%, but I would have bought the DX6. Back to the drawing board.
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putting the servo setup on the low end of the gyro channel should be an option, no one flies in rate mode.

Spirit fbl uses that method i believe.
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There's a solution coming soon for 6 channel users.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Brian,
Is it gonna cost more money??

Cheers
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This is the cable you will need to purchase to do the update. Unless HH is going to send them out free.


http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...rodID=SPMA3065
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Hi Brian,
Is it gonna cost more money??

Cheers
The update will not cost anything, but you will need this cable:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...rface-spma3065
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You can always center your servos mechanically
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The update will not cost anything, but you will need this cable:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...rface-spma3065
I've now got to buy a data cable,your pulling my leg.....
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I've now got to buy a data cable,your pulling my leg.....
I imagine when they tell us the "tail kick" requires a firmware upgrade to fix, they will tell us to buy that cable as well, lol.
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You can always center your servos mechanically
You can only get so close mechanically before you need to adjust electronically, unless you are very luck with your servos and all the splines allow the arms to be fitted at exactly 90 degrees.
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The update will not cost anything, but you will need this cable:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...rface-spma3065
So you bring out a new heli knowing it can't do servo setup with 6CH,say nothing! Wait till we find out,and then say we a have a fix "new free firmware,oh but you need to buy this data cable!"
That's a bit naughty HH

Oh Brian,can you pop round and tell my Mrs that I've got to spend more money on heli's! You wait till you see her little face......run Brian run!!!!!!!
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You get the servos mechanically as close to 90 deg as possible, then adjust your links so that your swash is perfectly level.

The true goal is to have a perfectly level swash which can be achieved.
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There's a solution coming soon for 6 channel users.
Thanks for the reply Brian, I appreciate that you are unsure when you will be able to release a firmware update for the AR6335, but can you give us any indication of a time scale?

Are we talking a Week, a Month...........?

Also, is it likely that any future Airware update will allow full access to the Advanced PID menu on a DX8?

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So you bring out a new heli knowing it can't do servo setup with 6CH,say nothing! Wait till we find out,and then say we a have a fix "new free firmware,oh but you need to buy this data cable!"

That's a bit naughty HH



Oh Brian,can you pop round and tell my Mrs that I've got to spend more money on heli's! You wait till you see her little face......run Brian run!!!!!!!

Brian is trying to help people here. A little respect please.
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It is a bit naughty of HH to release a product without all the details! As is with anything you buy.
And I was making fun about "run Brian run" which I hope made him laugh?
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It is a bit naughty of HH to release a product without all the details! As is with anything you buy.
And I was making fun about "run Brian run" which I hope made him laugh?
yes, that was funny. Good thing she's far away in the UK

I understand it's frustrating. If you can talk your local dealer into doing the update for you, it won't cost you a thing.
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Come on give them a break. They have given us a great little for a very reasonable price, my Trex 250 cost me a lot more than this little bird. I can't think of anything I have been involved in that did not have incidential costs, tennis, golf, computers. IMO this is like complaining about a restruant charging you for your drink.

HH has the best customer support of any company I have done business with. They give us a quality product at a reasonable cost - yes many of us upgrade various parts some we feel out of necessity and others for bling. My flying partner has beem flying his 130 since day one with all stock parts, I upgraded various parts but saw no real differance in how each flew. Keeping prices low requires them to use less than top shelf items How many of us get everything perfect on the first round. Not me.

I, for one, would like to thank them for a job well done.
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yes, that was funny. Good thing she's far away in the UK

I understand it's frustrating. If you can talk your local dealer into doing the update for you, it won't cost you a thing.
Yup especially if its a one time flash. No reason to own the cable really. Blade should consider a "FBL trade in" program for flashing for those without a convenient club or LHS.
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So the gyro can be updated that's good, hopefully some new features come from time to time, that will really keep things fresh.

I hope Blade has plans to make a PC interface? Brian? I see James in the vid says the current interfaces don't work, but sort of goes out of his way to avoid saying if one is being worked on for the heli application or not. Maybe to avoid the sure to come "is it ready yet" posts by the thousands, or maybe because there are no plans?

Can you comment on this Brian?
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