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10-22-2016 03:08 AM  11 months agoPost 1
mcfast

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Does anybody have a setup for the Blade 230S and a DX7 first gen?

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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10-22-2016 04:08 AM  11 months agoPost 2
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To the best of my knowledge, and from prior conversation with a Horizon specialist, the DX7 Gen 1 will not work with the 230S.

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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10-22-2016 10:28 AM  11 months agoPost 3
mcfast

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Its funny it works with the DX6i Gen 1, but not the DX7 Gen 1, I am going to try it anyway and see what I can do.

Thanks

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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10-22-2016 01:26 PM  11 months agoPost 4
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I'm sorry that I don't still have my DX-7. I am sure that it can be done. Hopefully this post of mine can help: Blade 230s with JR X9303 and other transmitters not in the manual The main difference is that the mixes are defined differently.

I have a friend with a DX-7 and I could try to set it up, but that will be next Tuesday. Hopefully you can figure it out before then.

Phil Heavin

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10-22-2016 02:24 PM  11 months agoPost 5
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The issue is with the bail-out functions. They are programmed into the AR7210BX and are looking for certain switch assignments. The original DX7 does not allow that degree of assignment and programming flexibility.

Yes, you can fly a 230S with an original DX7, but you loose the panic-bail out function. I do repairs at a LHS and have had customers bring in their 230S/DX7 for programming. I've spent a lot of time on the phone and with numerous E-mails back and forth. Maybe someone has a work-around and for sure, as good as the Horizon techs may be, they don't know everything and can be wrong at times.

Gerry Cullan,
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10-22-2016 04:37 PM  11 months agoPost 6
pH7

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No, it isn't really looking for a specific switch, it is looking for specific values all on channel 5, as documented in my post referred to above.

The problem with the bail out on a DX-7 will be the same as with my X9302, there isn't a spring return switch that can be programmed. The bail out mode will need to be on a switch, like gear and will need to be returned to the off position manually instead of just releasing it. There isn't any difference between bail out and the switch used to enter the programming modes, so what I said for bail out (not on spring return) is also true for programming modes. Where the manual says "release" the trainer switch you will need to return it to off yourself.

Phil Heavin

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10-26-2016 03:56 AM  11 months agoPost 7
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I was successful in setting up an original DX7. The post of how to do it is: Blade 230s with original DX7 and other transmitters not in the manual

Phil Heavin

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10-26-2016 04:40 AM  11 months agoPost 8
mcfast

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Great ! Thank you a lot !

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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10-26-2016 10:11 PM  11 months agoPost 9
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Well I think I have a problem with my radio, the pitch curve is not working right, in NORM all OK, in ST-1 all OK, but in ST-2 the servos hardly move,
both ST-1 and ST-2 pitch curve is 0 to 100 weird !

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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10-27-2016 01:05 AM  11 months agoPost 10
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Hi mcfast

I realized after I got home that I didn't really test fly and try all 3 flight modes - the weather was cold and windy and my friend need his Tx to fly his own Heli. So it is possible that I have the flight modes backwards, so maybe ST-2 might be the Stability mode and Norm the Agility mode. Look at the Gear channel on the monitor screen and tell me whether it is +100 or -100 in Normal flight mode. It should be +100 in Normal and -100 in ST-2

Phil Heavin

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10-27-2016 01:28 AM  11 months agoPost 11
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In Normal it is all the way to right 100% and in ST-2 all the way to the left 100%.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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10-27-2016 03:42 AM  11 months agoPost 12
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That sounds right, it my be next Tuesday before I can test further.

Phil Heavin

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10-27-2016 02:01 PM  11 months agoPost 13
mcfast

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When I say the servos hardly move, I mean only when I, apply collective pitch.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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10-27-2016 04:37 PM  11 months agoPost 14
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I just tried my 230s with my Tx and I don't notice any difference in servo movement on the bench when moving pitch between ST-1 an ST-2. It might be worth looking at the monitor screen at the pitch channel while moving the stick in each flight mode. Or simpler, watch the monitor, hold max pitch flip between ST-1 and ST-2. Do the same with minimum pitch. The pitch channel should not jump when toggling the switch.

Another thing with the monitor screen - Watch the Gear channel output. With the gear switch pos 0 (up) The gear channel should be +100 in Normal flight mode, 0 in ST-1 and -100 in ST-2. With the gear switch in pos 1 (down) the gear channel should be maximum positive in all flight modes.

I just realized that there isn't really numbers associated with the monitor screen. The numbers I used above assumed that 0 is the center of the bar on the monitor screen and that +100, and -100 are the first tick marks in from the end on each bar. The gear switch should make the monitor bar go full right (125? 150?).

Phil Heavin

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10-27-2016 06:48 PM  11 months agoPost 15
mcfast

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I all ready check all of that and everything works exactly like you say, that is why I think it is my radio, because I get hardly any collective pitch in ST-2.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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10-28-2016 02:18 AM  11 months agoPost 16
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That is why I suggested looking at the monitor to see if the pitch channel is the same in ST-1 and ST-2 at max stick. If it is, then it could be that the 230s isn't actually going into agility mode when the switch is in ST-2.

Phil Heavin

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10-28-2016 02:43 AM  11 months agoPost 17
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Everything in monitor works perfect but, not on the hell, I can fly it in NORM and ST-1.

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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10-29-2016 08:51 PM  10 months agoPost 18
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Well it is not the radio !

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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11-01-2016 10:38 PM  10 months agoPost 19
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Just came back from the field, even more confused. With the programming I described, the 3 modes - Stability, Intermediate, Agility seem to be reversed. I tried reversing that mix and it did not seem to fix the problem. I then rechecked my X9303 and that programming does not appear to be exactly correct and not the same as the DX-7 even though the monitor looks like it is the same. At this point, I need a lot more time with a DX-7 than I can get just borrowing a few minutes from my friend in the middle of his flying time. With the weather we have, I may not get to it now until Spring. If I do manage to learn more I will post it here.

Phil Heavin

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11-02-2016 03:52 AM  10 months agoPost 20
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OK

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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