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HelicopterRadio - Spektrum DSM › DX-8 programming help- switchglo pro/revmax
02-19-2011 07:30 PM  6 years agoPost 1
HeliNerd

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Navarre, FL

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Tried posting this in the spektrum forum.. I need a hand with this if possible

Could someone post their settings for making the switchglo and Revmax work with the dx-8... While switching over from the 9303 tonight I had a ton of differences. Most notable was a serious amount of negative pitch now for some reason, and the switchglo beeps on and off. I can set it to shut off using atv's on the gear switch, but no matter what it will not give the constant sound like before. the manual is no help...

The revmax will not even show any lights past the initial startup. Set atv's for AUX3 to 0 and 100, governor inh, throttle trim all the way down, flip the switch while turning on, and nothing. Just blank.

So far I am not impressed with the dx-8 and swapped everything back over to the 9303. The menu's are going to be alot to get used to.

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02-19-2011 08:34 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Supertoyz

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Colchester, VT

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I did the same thing, my 9303 died this summer so I bought a DX8 to get by while the 9303 was away being repaired. It took me awhile to get used to it but once you figure it out it's not too bad. I spent a long time getting all of my models setup correctly. When I got the 9303 back it's memory had been cleared so I've not yet had the ambition to reprogram it. Being able to backup the DX8's memory is one if it's best features.

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02-19-2011 08:37 PM  6 years agoPost 3
HeliNerd

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Navarre, FL

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Any guidance on the revax and or switchglo settings???

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02-19-2011 09:01 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Ronald Thomas

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Gainesville, Fl, USA

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Switchglow and DX-8

I got this fro jrb600N

Ron. I plug the switchglo into Aux 2 on my full size vbar and set aux2 to channel 7 in the software. It will share the Gov channel.

Then mix Thr=>Aux 2 in you Tx for Norm flight mode only (DX8). Set rate to -125%,0 and offset to -100%. On my old 9303 I did it with curves 100,0,0,0 (I think). The idea is to get it to come on only at the lowest possible throttle setting.

The switchglo will come on at startup and when you raise and lower the throttle stick in norm. It cannot come on in any other flight mode. (assuming they have no low values)

Because you have this mix in Norm flight mode you will NOT be able to use the Gov in Norm flight mode, but works fine in 1,2. I set 1 and 2 to "Gov on" in the software and Norm and hold to "throttle curves".

You only have to check to be sure the throttle stick is fully down and that you hear the beep and you are good to go.
Joe

***Works perfectly *****

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02-19-2011 10:26 PM  6 years agoPost 5
HeliNerd

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Anybody for the revmax settings? Honestly, I expected way less confusion and better software with this thing. Really makes me regret not getting the 9503.

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02-20-2011 04:26 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Supertoyz

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Colchester, VT

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I've got a Throttle Jockey and Switchglo on my Raptor but I don't recall how I set it up. I remember the TJ being tough because it wanted to be setup using a two way switch which was tough since pretty much all switches on the DX8 are three position. I'll look at it and see if I can figure it out again

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02-20-2011 04:37 AM  6 years agoPost 7
HeliNerd

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Navarre, FL

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Sounds good, If you don't mind advise on your ATV's and mixes to get these 2 things to work.

Do you use the "GOV" menu? I disabled it until I can just get the setup lights to come on, then I will set headspeeds.

Also, I got the switchglow to beep- but it is not steady, just beeps on and off or off altogether. I checked, both plugs in my viperhead work fine on a manual glow power. Switched it back over to the JR921 RX and 9303, and it works as advertised. Maybe it's related to the 3 position switch?

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02-20-2011 03:28 PM  6 years agoPost 8
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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For setup I disabled the gov mode also. Setup the Aux2 channel to be -100, 0, 100 on the switch. Make sure the throttle is setup very near 100% on the end points. Make sure the idle trim is all the way down. Then I was able to get the TJ to go into calibration mode. I did have to play with all the settings a bit to figure it all out.

BTW here is how I got the sensor to work with the telemetry and the TJ

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02-20-2011 08:15 PM  6 years agoPost 9
HeliNerd

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Navarre, FL

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Thanks laughingstill and jchenck! I gave up on the switchglo until something wierd happened. Somehow the rx lost it's bind while i was unplugging and moving around some wiring. Rebound the RX, and all of a sudden the switchglo started beeping solid, and the TJ works like a charm. Set it up on the GOV menu, ensured it went off in HOLD, comes on above 25% throttle. So it seems a re-bind was all I needed.

However- the fact it lost the bind scares me. Range check is good. Now to order the RPM sensor wire and solder into the TJ sensor. Thanks for that too!

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02-21-2011 02:22 AM  6 years agoPost 10
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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The real secret for me was figuring out that I don't need or want to hook up the power leads on the tap to the TM1000. Just need to hook up the signal wire. The TM1000 is getting the power from the RX and so is the governor.

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