Okay, watched Mr Mels vids and set up my Jive / Vbar equipped Trex 500 FBL...Here's the story...Sorry it's long, but I feel I need to provide some details.
Had a minor crash because the antenna in my transmitter was not connected to the board (yes, did not do a range check..DOH).. Heli drifted low level about 1' off the ground for about 100-200 feet and tipped over.. Upon reaching the heli, the motor was running and the main gear was missing teeth so the motor just spun...
We bound my receiver to another person's radio to rule out the heli's onboard equipment after the crash...
After repairing the heli, and rebinding my radio, the motor was doing some odd things acting erratic and cutting out followed by the jive's LED blinking 8 times.. I thought perhaps I damaged the motor (Hyperion 3026-1600).. I hooked up my ATOM 500 motor and it behaved erratic as well (although no cutting out).. So...I reprogram the Jive (mode 1 and 4) again per Mr Mel's video...It took about 4 attempts to get the Jive set..??? (after setting mode 1 and 4, I put the throttle at half stick so that it could be lowered to see where the jive was going to arm, but the motor would arm and run instantly when the battery was connected.. I finally get the Jive set up and now everything runs normal.. Motor operates normal, and jive is no longer flashing>>>>
Any idea's as to what is going on or what may have happened? Could the process of binding someone else's transmitter caused the the Jive's settings to be upset?
R. Patel, International Captain, ConocoPhillips