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HelicopterFlybarless Rotor Head SystemsTT GT5 › thunder tiger GT5 can't be upgraded?
09-01-2012 09:31 PM  5 years agoPost 1
BrianApp

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I have seen some posts suggesting that the thunder tiger GT5 can't be flash upgraded. If you want the latest firmware you have to buy a whole new unit instead of just flashing.

For those of you who actually have the GT5 is this actually the case?

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09-01-2012 09:46 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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You can't update GT5 or the GT5.1.

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09-02-2012 01:58 AM  5 years agoPost 3
NitroAl

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What do you wan't to flash it for? If you can't get it to fly the way you like, the problem is not the G-T5! I have yet to see it confirmed by a Thundertiger.TW rep that the 5.1 can not be updated but I really don't care.
Not all updates are infact upgrades, even VBar has at times gone backwards in going forwards!

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09-02-2012 02:14 AM  5 years agoPost 4
Ronald Thomas

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Not all updates are infact upgrades, even VBar has at times gone backwards in going forwards
What are you talking about???

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09-02-2012 03:11 AM  5 years agoPost 5
BrianApp

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If this is true that is a major mistake by thunder tiger. How many good FBL controllers do you know that are running V1.0? I think vbar is on 3 beast is on 3 Futaba is on 1.3 but they are hard at work on a update.

Can you at least send it in to be flashed for a small fee?

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09-02-2012 03:23 AM  5 years agoPost 6
WessCo

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After sending an email to Hobbicoo, I didn't feel like they satisfied my complaint. They in turn told me to send an email to Thunder Tiger. Did that and here's they're response:

Allow us to clarify something here with this mail. It is true that the GT5 can not be upgraded to GT5.1. However, there is no need to upgrade the GT5 unless you are using the Spectrum satellite system. The only difference between the GT5 and GT5.1 is that we add functions to GT5.1 in order to support Spectrum satellite better. Except this, nothing is different.

Best regards, Customer Service Thunder Tiger Corp.

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09-02-2012 03:27 AM  5 years agoPost 7
BrianApp

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That is BS. FBL software is an art and takes time to perfect. As I said name one good FBL controller that is currently running version 1 that has been out for more than a year. They dropped the ball on this one.

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09-02-2012 03:39 AM  5 years agoPost 8
WessCo

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Mine flies fine and would hate to upgrade it, with a chance of messing something ...

Does your GT5 perform badly?

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09-02-2012 07:05 AM  5 years agoPost 9
NitroAl

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Thanks WessCo! We need a "thankyou for this useful post" Button!

BrianApp. Have you taken into consideration that the G-T5 is a re-packaged & updated AC3X? If you can out fly the AC3X I want to see it!

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09-02-2012 12:30 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Engin21

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http://www.thundertiger-europe-foru...d&threadID=4505

For the ones that can read and understand German
"ah... und auch das normale GT5 wird man schon updaten können...

Beste Grüße

Jörk Hennek
Thunder Tiger Europe GmbH
PR Manager
Customer Service Manager
Team Manager "
Translated it means:
Even the 'normal' GT5 is possible to upgrade, when needed.
*
He didn't say when

To work here, you shouldn't be crazy, it just helps

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09-03-2012 05:16 AM  5 years agoPost 11
BrianApp

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It is not a matter of out flying it. A few years from now when 5.7 is out and everyone is saying how great it is you may be wishing you could do an upgrade.

I guess you can do an upgrade anyway so it doesn't matter. I think every FBL is upgradeable so obviously the industry knows how valuable and certain upgrades are.

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09-03-2012 12:36 PM  5 years agoPost 12
WessCo

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Do you really think that in the next few years you won't buy anything at all?

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