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04-15-2017 01:57 PM  6 months agoPost 1
coolingfan

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I have a beastx plus that I purchased from dealer that was going out of business. I was such a great buy, i couldn't pass up. Its been sitting on my bench for about 4 months, because I didn't have anything to put it in.

I recently acquired a Trex 700n from another friend of mine. It was set up a flybar and I converted it to flybarless.

I am using a Futaba 14sg Radio with 7008SB receiver In step G , where you do the cyclic centering. The manual says to switch to each servo by using the rudder stick and then use the elevator stick to change the position of the servo. On the beastx the elevator stick doesn't change anything. If I move the throttle stick the servo will change position. I have other models with older beastx installed on them and they work according to manual. Is there possibly something in the programming, channel assignment of beastx that could be causing this? Need some help on this. Any Ideas?

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04-15-2017 02:42 PM  6 months agoPost 2
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Definitely odd behavior.

Given, its not your first one with same radio but below things I would check.

If the radio has a servo monitor screen, are the stick movements correct to the channel output?

If Tx has no such screen, an alternative is to bind an older beastx to this same model bank and see if odd behaviour transfer.

Have you tried a new model (memory bank) in radio?

Not being familiar with Rx used, is it programmable? If so, something else to check.

Does the FBL unit respond to stick movements correctly once set up is completed?

Does the gyros correct swash as expected?

Ultimately and if in doubt, send it in for repairs.

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04-15-2017 04:40 PM  6 months agoPost 3
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I have a older beastx that upgraded from 2.0 to 3.0 and installed it on the model with same receiver and radio and it works accordingly to the manual.

I wonder if I go ahead and set the next step h where you set the swash mix. My setup would be 120 degree. I don't know this will solve this issue , but worth trying. I also upgraded it to 4.2 This made no difference.

Where would I send it for warranty repair if I can't get it to work correctly?

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04-16-2017 09:25 AM  6 months agoPost 4
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Update! I hooked it up to the studio x software interface and flash it again and was looking at the setup data on all the parameters and everything looks ok. I went ahead and sent an email on the beastx website to see if they have any suggestions for this.

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04-16-2017 12:02 PM  6 months agoPost 5
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Mode 1 or Mode 2?

Make sure you have the correct mode in your transmitter then select a new model in the transmitter ansd start over and initialize the R7008SB.

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04-16-2017 02:21 PM  6 months agoPost 6
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Well I could try that, Mode 2 is what it is set as default. I not sure createing a new model with make any difference. Since without changing anything in radio or receiver and older beastx with ver 3 works with no problems. But Ill give it a go. Tried almost everything else. I spent a good week racking my brain on this. Good thing I work in the electronic industry or I probably would have given up already.

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04-16-2017 02:35 PM  6 months agoPost 7
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I just looking at the manuals for the R7008sb and R6303sb and they differ. Wonder if the R7008sb may not be the best application for the beastx plus. I have a older Sbus receiver may try that first. probably something simple like that.

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04-17-2017 11:45 AM  6 months agoPost 8
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Microbeast PLUS, Futaba 14SG, R7008SB

I have three helis with this setup, all are faultless. A 700X, 550L and 500L. I mentioned mode because the Futaba has the option for mode 1 or 2. I mentioned to try a new model because it happened to me already where I tried everything but for some reason, couldn't get the thing to setup correctly. I set up a new model. Nothing. Then I deleted the old model before setting up a new model. That's when everything turned out fine. Be sure to delete any old models you are not using before you create a new model. Be sure to setup your transmitter correctly before you bind (link) the 14SG to the R7008SB. This is the critical step because certain changes to the Tx settings after binding (linking) and initializing are not carried over to the Rx.

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04-17-2017 06:39 PM  6 months agoPost 9
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Now that makes better sense when you word it like that. I do have a update on problem. I just hooked up a standard receiver to beastx plus. R6008hs receiver. And it all working correctly. Weird. At least I know now that it's not something with the beastx plus. I will now try what you have suggestion IYOY Thank you for getting back and clarifying your original post. I just new someone had be there. Thanks again. I keep you updated.

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04-17-2017 07:12 PM  6 months agoPost 10
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Update Well just deleted the model and created a new model. Set all functions to correct mode. Went back into the beast to switch from standard receiver back to Futaba Sbus. Can't get beast to switch from standard to sbus now. Starting to think that there is a problem with the beastx plus or maybe the receiver is just defective. Wish I had another Sbus receiver to try. It shouldn't be this complicated to get connected. I guess I will wait on response from beastx tech response. Could go a head and use it in standard receiver. But if it won't switch back to sbus then, can I trust it not to fail in flight? Going to connect it up to my laptop and see what I switch it to Sbus. My patience is getting thin. ARRH!!!!

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04-17-2017 08:22 PM  6 months agoPost 11
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SBUS manual set up

Below a video for micro beast but should be same for yours

Watch at YouTube

Another option is to RESET beastx to defaults.

Power beastx and let it initialize.

Press and hold set button where LED letter A will start flashing and then stay SOLID ON. Release set button.

Press and hold set button again until you get a rapid flash of all letters (happens fast twice) the release.

Reset complete.

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04-17-2017 08:58 PM  6 months agoPost 12
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If you linked in standard then switched over to SBus, you would have to first delete the standard model memory and re link in SBus before proceeding with the Microbeast setup menus.

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04-18-2017 02:22 PM  6 months agoPost 13
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I'll give all that a try today. Thanks guys for all your help. Doing a reset on the beast is something I been thinking about, but couldn't remember how to. Thanks pistol_pete.

Yesterday, after getting it to work on a standard receiver gave me hope. But since trying to switching back to SBUS I can't get it to link to the receiver. Just keeps searching. When you hold down the set button on the beast and power on. continuing to hold set button, A lights and then release after 2 sec and appears to be locked on standard receiver. Then pressing the set button again for 2 sec it will switch to different receiver and finally I end of on flashing red for Futaba Sbus. And pressing set button quickly to save choice. Then power off. If power back up holding set button, its appears like it is still in standard receiver mode. No lights are lit. On another beastx I have it always lights of with the red light flashing, indicating it is in Sbus mode. it is at ver 3 and new beaxtplus is at ver 4 Don't know if that makes any difference or not. When I hook it up to studio X software it shows it is on SBus mode. But like I said earlier I can't get it to link to the R7008SB receiver. I even deleted the model and created a new one and relinked the receiver to the transmitter according to the receiver and transmitter instructions. Still won't lock on the beastx. Today and going to go and pull a different sbus receiver off one of my other helis. I believe i have either a 6203 or 6303. I only run Sbus that should be a easy choice. This the first time I have use a R7008sb receiver. Thanks again. Ill keep you updated

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04-18-2017 04:30 PM  6 months agoPost 14
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Well I give up. I did a factory reset like suggested. Hook up to studio X software to see what defaulted and it was showing it was set to futaba sbus still. Change it to the standard receiver and close the program. Reopened the program and as still showing it was on standard receiver. Hooked up power to beastx PLus and preceeded to change it to Futaba Sbus, but it won't stay and keeps defaulted back to standard receiver. Then if you hook up to studio x it shows it is set to sbus, but wont link with receiver. If i take a totally different beastx and with out changing any settings in the transmitter using the sbus R7008sb receiver it connects right away. There has got to be a problem internally in the beastxplus. I havent heard from the beastx support so far. I think I look and see if they have a contact # for US support. And try giving them a call and see what they can help.

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04-18-2017 04:44 PM  6 months agoPost 15
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I just check my email no word from beastx in Germany. So I have sent them another email on different email account. Does any one know it there is a US contact I can call or email for help?

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04-18-2017 07:57 PM  6 months agoPost 16
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Gave Horizon hobby a call. Basically they said without a receipt it would be 30.00 plus parts and shipping. I purchased it i believe 6 months a go. Not very good at retaining receipts. Down fall of mine. Got to work on keeping receipts. Since the dealer is no longer in business, probably no way to contact him for a duplicate receipt. Wonder if anyone knows how to contact Ron Lund. I know he is retired. Didn't give much for it. Guess it goes in the trash can. Lots of choices out there for flybarless controllers these days. I have heard good things about IKON2 might give that controller a go.Thanks for everyone help on this . peace out!

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04-19-2017 02:03 AM  6 months agoPost 17
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Figure out the Futaba not the Microbeast

I believe your problem lies within the configuration of the 14SG and how it communicates with the R7008SB. I don't remember exactly which menu page but there are settings you need to do before you link. One of those is the FASST or FASSTest. Read the manual of the 14SG and you will probably figure it out. Sorry I don't have my gear in front of me so I can't figure it out now.

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04-19-2017 01:20 PM  6 months agoPost 18
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There is nothing left to figure out. With the beastx plus stand alone. It won't even switch to Futaba sbus from standard receiver mode mode now. Its not even connected or link during receiver setup.

I traded a friend for his Ikon. Don't even have the unit now. Thanks for your help.

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