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HelicopterFlybarless Rotor Head SystemsBrain iKon › iKon mini will not connect to PC ?
12-07-2016 11:11 PM  6 months agoPost 1
meowguy

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My iKon mini which did connect to the PC to allow me to program it, now will not connect at all. Any ideas on this?

I have requested an RMA from HeliDirect but thought I would just check in here to see if anyone else had this happen and what they did.

Thanks, as always, Jim.

"Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground." J. Taylor

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12-08-2016 12:58 PM  6 months agoPost 2
meowguy

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Ok, here is the deal with the Mini. It will not connect to the PC with the USB cable if you are powering the Mini with the ESC. The Mini will connect just using the USB cable for power. If you want full control of all functions while in setup, you can plug a receiver battery into an open slot (NOT 456) on the Mini. Make sure you are in Throttle Hold mode or the blades will spin on throttle up.

I do appreciate the help I get here on RR. But I do love it when after beating my brains out for a day or two I actually solve my own mystery.

This begs another question? If I use the BlueTooth adapter for the Mini, will I have to use the ESC battery to power it up, and will that work? Or will I have to use a receiver battery anyway? More mysteries.

"Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground." J. Taylor

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12-08-2016 01:51 PM  6 months agoPost 3
ICUR1-2

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If I use the BlueTooth adapter for the Mini, will I have to use the ESC battery to power it up, and will that work? Or will I have to use a receiver battery anyway?
once the unit has been set-up it is fairly safe to use the esc BEC with bluetooth.

For my safety I keep a spare BEC and use it on the throttle channel any time I have to do something to the fbl unit, I just don't trust electrics like I do nitro.

spending time, paying attention

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