Okay, so I just upgraded my trusty Trex700 Nitro Pro from FB to FBL and I'm now using DMSS xBus converted from DSM2. I am running the Vortex VX1n unit due to how much like it on my Forza700E.
Anyways, I am having some issues getting the built in gov to work. In fact, I'm not even sure it is working at all. ( the Vortex and the Spartan RPM Sensor are brand new.) When I spool up, it really feels like the heli is running off of the throttle curves and not the governor. It might be the RPM sensor, but other gov units have a test phase to verify the sensor is working properly...apparently, the Vortex does not. I can't seem to find any help for the gov setup online. Bert glances over it very quickly in his videos and the Spartan page doesn't say much either...gov setups are usually very simple, but this one has been kicking my butt for a couple of weeks now. I am missing something?
Here are my questions:
1. Is there a test screen for the RPM sensor so I can rule it out as the problem?
2. Where does the Vortex Gov "lock-in" and can I change it in data pod? (Other unit such as the TJ-Pro kick in at around 25% stick.) The vortex never felt like it locked into any head speed on my test flights.
3. I broke a couple of teeth off of my stock front TT gear on my last test flight and could only find a M1 replacement set which is completely different. I ended up having to replace all of the drive train gears to match.
The main gear went from 164T to 115T, the pinion gear went from 20T to 14T, the auto rotation tail gear went from 150T to 104T. My old ratio was 8.2:1:4.54 (E:M:T). Anyone know the new ratio? I know the formula but, I'm too lazy to do the math
4. Can I use an external gov with the Vortex when connected via xbus? I thought I could because I have my ESC throttle running through the main rx so I can use the ESC gov with no problems on my Forza700. It is running the same rx setup as the Trex700. Since I can't confirm that the Vortex gov is working, I decided to reinstall my original gov the similar on the Forza, but there is no signal or power to the throttle servo when plugged directly to the rx, but it is giving power when I connect an old TJ Revmax to the same channel....even then, power is only passed through the Revmax (the SET and SENS lights illuminate), but still nothing to the servo when I plug it into the Revmax. What's even more weird is I'm trying to use an Align gov that I just flew before this upgrade. It get does not seem to get any power when I plug it in the same way.
I am running the XG14. Xbus, mode B. I have the Gov channel set to active and linked to my flight mode switch.
I double checked all the pins, the throttle servo is good. What am I missing here? If it sounds confusing...it probably isn't. I just have a lot of options going through my head and probably relating well in this post. So, just ask and I'll try and explain it better for you.
I'm hoping someone else has already solved this issue and can help.