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12-20-2015 08:38 PM  24 months agoPost 1
jplot

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I have been away from helis for several years and am already having problems with getting my beat up old 500 to bind? Just got two new batteries but I am not even sure I am bringing up the correct program.

My main question is can you bind with just one relay attached and plugged into the reciever?????

My reciever and other lights come on but when i turn the TX on while holding that rear left button towards me, all i get is the screen says Bining but it never gets done.

Any help or guidelines would be apprerciated. Thanks.

jplot

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12-20-2015 09:45 PM  24 months agoPost 2
wrongler

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You need bind plug in the bind port of the receiver.
Not sure what a relay is????

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12-20-2015 10:06 PM  24 months agoPost 3
dkshema

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Servo - not relay.

Binding. You need to use a Bind Plug:

and it needs to be plugged into the correct socket on your receiver. I don't recall which receiver you have, but here is a picture of an AR600.

If you look closely, the left-most socket is labeled "Bind/Data" and this is the socket into which you will install the bind plug. Take a close look at your receiver for the port identified as the "bind" port. That's where the plug goes.

Your speed control will plug into the THROttle output of the receiver.

Insert the bind plug into your receiver. Plug in your heli battery, the LED in the RX should begin flashing to tell you the RX is in bind mode.

Use your DX6i bind procedure as you have been doing, it should link up fairly fast. Keep the transmitter a foot or two away from the RX while doing this process.

When binding, keep your throttle stick all the way low (this will be the default position for throttle if your receiver goes into fail-safe during flight).

When binding is complete, REMOVE the bind plug from your receiver. Turn off power at the RX and the TX. You're done with binding.

No, you don't need to have ANY servos plugged in to bind the RX to the TX.

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12-20-2015 11:02 PM  24 months agoPost 4
Heli_Splatter

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When you finish the radio setup, you need to do a second bind. Anytime you make big radio changes you should rebind.

Changing servo reversing, end points or subtrim, I rebind the radio to the receiver. You need to read the receiver manual to learn about all of the possibilities. Not every receiver implements all the features.

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12-23-2015 12:59 AM  24 months agoPost 5
jplot

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BINDING PROBLEMS ON ALIGN 500

SORRY TO BE SO LATE GETTING BACK YOU PEOPLE WHO WERE NICE ENOUGH TO TRY TO HELP ME WITH MY BINDING PROBLEMS.

THIS EVENING,THE 22ND OF DEC. 2015 I ONCE AGAIN ATTACHED MY PROBLEMS WITH BINDING. I NOW HAVE TWO 23 VOLT NEW BATTERIES
SO I AM NOW IN BETTER SHAPE THEN I HAD BEEN.

I HAVE REMEMBERED TO USE THE JUMPER CABLE FOR BINDING.

I PLUGGED IN THE BINDING JUMPER AND TURNED ON THE TX WHILE HOLDING FORWARD ON THE TOGGLE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE TX.

THE UNIT SEEMED TO INDICATE THAT THE BINDING HAD TAKEN PLACE.

TO PROVE TO MYSELF THAT IT HAD HAPPENED I SLIGHTLY MOVED THE MOTOR CONTROL AND THE BLADELESS HELI STARTED TO SPIN AND THE TAIL ROTOR ALSO SPUN.

BUT WHEN I TRIED TO ACTIVATE THE TWO SEROS THAT I HAD CNONNECTED NOTHING HAPPENED.

APPARENTLY I MAY HAVE SOME LOOSE CONNECTIONS, BUT I WILL PRESS ON.

jplot1

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12-23-2015 01:36 AM  24 months agoPost 6
dkshema

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If the receiver responds to your transmitter inputs, then it is bound.

Your servo problem may be as simple as having the connectors plugged in backwards.

Can you tell me which receiver model you have. Can you attach some pictures of the receiver and servo installation?

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12-23-2015 03:58 AM  24 months agoPost 7
dkshema

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We seem to be back where you were on August 17, 2012, as there is a thread here on RunRyder in which you state:
I just installed a new align motor controler but am having troubles getting things to work, and my memory is hazy on all this stuff. Perhaps I am just too old to fly helis?

No instruction of any kind came with this controler. I had forgotten all about binding and just went ahead turned on the tx and connect the hot wires. Everything sounded right and the various lights came on but when I tried the various controls I found the tail working properly but none of the others worked at all. Do I need to do some majical thing to get things going.

I suddenly remembered the binding thing, but when I tried that the light on receiver just keep blinking and nothing much happens.

Any help will be appreciated.
So way way back in 2012, you were having similar trouble.

Please tell me what receiver model you are using, and what servo models you are using. I will make certain you have them properly plugged into the receiver, and that you have your transmitter correctly set up.

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12-23-2015 04:32 AM  24 months agoPost 8
mr dan

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1st off. What receiver are we talking about here?
2nd
When you installed the bind plug you need to power up the receiver first, then look to see if the light flashes, if the receiver has a satellite, that too will flash rapidly. Next with the receiver powered and rapidly flashing, hold the bind button on the back of the transmitter and turn on the tx, wait for the receiver to go solid the release the button, pull the bind plug and power off the receiver, then the tx.
Turn on the tx, power up the rx and you should be good to go.

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12-23-2015 05:35 PM  24 months agoPost 9
dkshema

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I believe he is properly bound. There seem to be other issues at play, here.

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12-23-2015 08:12 PM  24 months agoPost 10
getsuyoubi

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After binding you have to remove the bind plug. Made that mistake myself a couple of times...

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