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10-12-2012 11:48 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Charlie R

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I am setting up a mini vbar with 2 Spektrum satellites .
Leds in satellites glow steady until I move sticks on radio for 20 seconds then they both start blinking ,this happens even no servo horns on servos (no load): Any idea what I am doing wrong Low voltage ?
Radio is Spektrum DX7s
Heli is 500 Align
servos are Align DS515M
Thanks Charlie R

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10-12-2012 11:51 PM  6 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Blinking satellites usually means a power interuption or lost contact with the TX. Was the TX turned off and then back on with the power still connected to the RX?

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10-13-2012 12:16 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Charlie R

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No .

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10-13-2012 01:52 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Futura SE

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You have a power issue. Blink sats means the voltage dropped below 3.9v or you turn TX off then back on without doing the same on the model.

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10-13-2012 02:43 AM  6 years agoPost 5
rcflyerheli

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If you are running in DSMX mode, the sats don't blink on turning off the TX due to active channel swapping.

The reason DSM2 blink, as the RX sees that it is on the same 2 channels after the TX is turned off then on or the RX is powered down (battery change) and then back up without turning off the TX and then turning it back on.

I would agree you definitely have some power problems. How are you powering the Mini and servos?

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10-13-2012 02:55 AM  6 years agoPost 6
dw12

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I have had the satellites blink when my Tx is very close to the heli while I arm the Vbar.
When I arm with the Tx further away,no blinks.(JR11x)

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10-14-2012 02:15 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Charlie R

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dw12
You were correct If the transmitter is 3' or further away led burn solid but if next to heli and move stick they blink .I might not have ever thought of that !
Thanks Charlie

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10-14-2012 07:29 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Barry Janzen

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I tried this on my heli..... Hoped it would help. Sorry to say no :-(

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10-15-2012 07:31 PM  6 years agoPost 9
helitroll

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Blinking sats
Try replacing the satellite wire connectors.

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10-15-2012 08:05 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Stephen Born

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Check the wire leads to the connectors to both the satellites and to the V-Bar. They could be frayed or loose. Just a thought.

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02-13-2013 05:17 PM  5 years agoPost 11
niyot

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did you ever figure this out!!

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