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08-02-2007 10:48 AM  13 years ago
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DX7 channels reversed?
Maybe it is too late in the day!
I just went through the intitial setup with the DX7 and doing the basic control movement test found that my Throttle stick is where my Elevator stick should be and my Elevator is where my Throttle is...
I'm using the AR6000 receiver and all the servos connections are in their correct positions and tried moving them around to see if I did have them in the wrong spots and this isn't the problem.
Checked off everything in the setup list as I went and not seeing if I did anything wrong.

Does anyone have any insights that will embarrass me with it's simplicity! Or do I really have a problem?
Thanks.
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08-02-2007 11:28 AM  13 years ago
giaffa

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I think you have a Mode I instead of a Mode II Radio.>>> Doing it inverted is better! <<<
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08-02-2007 12:26 PM  13 years ago
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If the sticks are correct then the software in the radio is set to mode one.

That, I believe, is where you have to turn the radio on holding a button or two down to get into the correct menu to fix it.

You want to set it to mode two.

If the actual throttle stick (non spring loaded to center) is on the right then you have some parts swapping to do.
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08-02-2007 02:00 PM  13 years ago
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It's not that simple on the DX7, you have to send it to horizon to change the software.Nick Crego

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08-02-2007 09:25 PM  13 years ago
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Hi giaffa, I have a question about Brasil for you!
Thanks for the info about my problem with the DX7. I saw that you are in Brasil and I am on my way to Rio De Janeiro after I fix the boat,(we stopped at Vitoria for repairs.)
Would you know of any good hobby shops in Rio De Janeiro at all? I should be there in about 3 days. Then we are headed down to Argentina.
Also, how do you like your Evo 50? I'm looking for a heli for AP and heard that the Evo 50 was very stabile.
Obrigado
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08-02-2007 10:24 PM  13 years ago
giaffa

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Hi Seablade,
I'm from São Paulo so I don't know any hobby-shop in Rio.
But to be honest with you, I don't think you will find any RC stuff competitively priced here in Brazil. For heli parts and radio stuff you can expect to pay 120% more than what you would pay in USA. For exemple a DX7 set in US is around US$330,00. In Brazil is like R$1350,00 or some US$710,00.
I liked my EVO50 a lot but I dont have it anymore (updated my profile)Its a very stable plataform fo AP.
Obrigado,
Affonso
>>> Doing it inverted is better! <<<
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08-03-2007 12:07 AM  13 years ago
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Mode 1, Mode 2 ouch!
I am not finding a menu that offers me the choice of switching between Modes...this could be a very big problem
The box that the DX7 came in specified Helicopter on it, so I think I need to email Horizon and find some more info about it.
Fortunately I happen to have a DX6 as well. Since I'm away from the hobby shops and usually in remote areas, knowing the way I crash sometimes I stocked up on parts including a spare radio in case there was the inevitable water damage...I might as well start selling parts!
I'm trying to see why the left side throttle stick has the ability to be controlling the elevator. I thought throttle was throttle and elevator was elevator on all radios.

Affonso, thanks for the info about the hobby shops. The economies are very different! I'm just looking for the small stuff like battery connectors and the like.

Thank you all for your help on this.
Regards,
Steve
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08-03-2007 03:30 AM  13 years ago
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Email to Spectrum
I emailed Spectrum and post their reply when I receive it.
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08-03-2007 10:41 AM  13 years ago
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The DX7 is available in 4 basic types,

Heli in Mode 1 & Mode 2
Fixed Wing in Mode 1 & Mode 2

While either TX can select Heli & Aircarft modes in the system menu, some of the toggle switchs will be in the wrong place.

And yes, you cannot change Modes via software unfortunately :-(
Flying, crashing & having a ball.
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08-03-2007 06:46 PM  13 years ago
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Hobby shops in Rio
Hi Seablade,
Would you know of any good hobby shops in Rio De Janeiro at all?
There are a few hobby shops in Rio. The best-stocked one is Big Field Hobby, with a good online e-commerce site (http://www.bfhobby.com.br). They are in Barra da Tijuca (or simply Barra) neighborhood, just a couple of minutes away from one of the cities RC clubs (this one is heli only).

Hobbylandia is a very traditional (but scarcely stocked in terms of R/C) shop in downtown Rio (Av. Rio Branco 156, at the mall's 2nd floor).

There are a few other shops in the city, but those are the most famous ones.

Hope this helps,
Bruno.
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08-03-2007 10:32 PM  13 years ago
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Spectrums reply...
Well I heard back from the tech support and while I give Spectrum credit for a fairly quick response I'll be negative in saying they didn't answer my question about how you can tell a Mode 1 apart from a Mode 2 unit. Basically, I think they had a standard answer for this problem.

Here is the reply:

Dear Sir,
Unfortunately switching the “Mode” of the radio requires it to be opened and the gimbals to be changed. Go ahead and send the radio into our service department. They will look it over and see what they need to do to get you taken care of. If you send the radio in, send it to:

Horizon Service
Attn: Spektrum Service
4105 Fieldstone Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822

Make sure you include a note explaining what problems you are having with the radio and if possible, a copy of the receipt from when you purchased it.

Hope this information is helpful for you,

Steve
Product Support Team Member
Horizon Hobby Distributors
4105 Fieldstone Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822
877-504-0233
productsupport@horizonhobby.com
------------------------------------

So, I guess my DX7 is for sale, in Brasil or Argentina.
The reality is I'm outside America where I bought it.
I have to ship it through US Customs to get it back to "service" and then it has to come back through US Customs to leave the country as it is a piece of "electronics" and it will have to go through Customs in the country where I will be and I will most likely have to pay taxes on it!
IF and this is a very big "IF", I do not know where I will be whenever they finish modifying the gimbals this will be months before I see it again!

I'm just thinking how foolish I felt spending the money for an extra radio, it seemed like a waste of money and now glad I did.

I do not think I'll be buying another Spectrum Tx because where I bought the radio they guys at the hobby shop were fairly knowledgable people and should have known about this problem. They had no clue and this falls back to Spectrum for not letting word out that there is this difference and it is not marked on the box at all.
I'll buy the receivers as the technology is what you really need and it's a "must have" product, but looks like I'll be getting a JR Tx from somewhere.
Okay, enough disgruntlement from me.
Thanks to all who replied with info about the problem.

Steve M.
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08-03-2007 10:44 PM  13 years ago
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Thank You Bruno!
Good timing as I'm looking for a new radio!
If I get back to work and finish repairing the stabilizers tonight we will probably leave tomorrow for Rio. I will definitely look them up on the website.
Just for the people following the thread, I need more channels on the
Tx to do AP work. The DX6 will not do this for me with only 6 channels.
Thanks again Bruno.
Steve
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08-04-2007 03:13 PM  13 years ago
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I think you are being a little hard on both the local hobby shop and Spektrum. Each country has a mode that is in common use and customers and shop owners don't even think about it. Here in the US, shops will almost exclusively order Mode 2, they won't even have the stock numbers for Mode 1 in their order system. Customers walk into the shop expecting Mode 2 and walk out with what they expected. No one even thought to ask the question or look at the model number.

Where you bought the Mode 1 Tx everyone (except you) just assumed Mode 1 and assumed no discussion was necessary. You just assumed (incorrectly) Mode 2, but if you didn't ask the question specifically, I can't see that anyone is at fault.

Now, if you told them that you wanted Mode 2 and they sold you a Mode 1, then the local hobby shop is at fault. Spektrum just shipped the units that the hobby shop ordered, so I don't see that they are to blame in any case.
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