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09-18-2016 12:46 AM  14 months agoPost 1
motorhead540

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eaglecreek,oregon ​ - USA

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FBL Newbie ... Been in rc for quite awhile but have never built and flown a FBL heli only FB and my big planes .

Well getting more and more away from nitro so I am doing a Trex 600 with a DFC head and a IKON .

Where do I get a programming cable and what cable do I need ??

It started in raining here this morning so I have the helicopter assembled be nice to be able to start working on the controls ...

wife says if i'm going to be an addict at least its to a heli

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09-18-2016 02:45 AM  14 months agoPost 2
co_rotorhead

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If you bought the iKON new, it should have come with a USB cable that plugs into your PC/laptop and the iKON. If not, you just a need a common male A to micro b (5-pin) USB cable.

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09-18-2016 03:26 PM  14 months agoPost 3
motorhead540

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Thanks for the reply just wanted to be sure it did not required a special cable or box for some sort of language interaction between the computer and the IKON unit . I got my IKON unit used from another flyer who was downsizing his fleet ...

wife says if i'm going to be an addict at least its to a heli

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09-27-2016 08:00 PM  13 months agoPost 4
ticedoff8

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You need to download the latest MSH PC setup application from the download site.
http://update.mshbrain.com/Software/BRAINSTALLER.msi
It only runs on Windows.

MSH makes both the Brain and the iKON - they are identical except for the case.
So, don't get hung up when you see "Brain" or "iKON".
They also have the Brain / iKON 2 now.
The only real difference between the 1 and the 2 is the 2 has logging and a faster processor.

There is only one setup application for all MSH products

Install the PC application first
Do not open it yet.

Make sure you have a battery connected to the iKON - it does not get power from the the USB cable.

Power on the iKON and attach the USB cable
Make sure your PC is attached to the Internet.
Then, launch the setup application.

Then, it will prompt you to download the latest software for the iKON (2.0.026) and then it will flash the iKON with that latest software

Once the iKON is flashed, close the setup application, disconnect the USB and power off the iKON.

Now, mount it on the heli. I would not attach the servos to it yet.
Power on the iKON, attach the USB cable and open the setup application.

There are step-by-step instructions that you follow one screen at a time.
Follow those exactly and you will be in good shape.

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