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01-13-2013 01:11 PM  7 years ago
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chuck1073

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Why upgrade BX to Version 3 firmware?
I'm in the process of converting my Raptor 50 to FBL with an Outrage head and AR7200BX. The RX was purchased used and although the seller thought it had been flashed to V.3, the unit tells me it's V.2 on start-up.

Grabbing the USB interface and flashing the unit wouldn't be a big deal but I thought I'd ask here: Is it really necessary? Will I gain much from the new firmware? I'm still pretty much a novice flyer doing circuits around the field...no inverted flight yet.
Trex 700N - Raptor 50 FBL - B450FBL - 130X - mCPxBL - AMA #998104
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01-13-2013 01:43 PM  7 years ago
Simmer

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From my experience you prob should update it. Dont have to but a firmware update is to fix bugs and add capabilities. Might b you dont use the "potential" new capabilities, but it wont hurt to do it. (As long as the early testers found no issues.)
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01-13-2013 02:50 PM  7 years ago
fdztec

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I would also advise updating it, especially seeing you have not set it up yet. I like the FB 'feel' parameter option G that the v3 software gives you.
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01-13-2013 03:01 PM  7 years ago
nappyroots2182

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where is the list of the new features?
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01-13-2013 05:31 PM  7 years ago
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01-13-2013 10:45 PM  7 years ago
FloridaHeli

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BeastX Software NOT Compatable with Spektrum AR7200BX
Do NOT use BeastX software on the Spektrum AR7200BX. It is NOT COMPATABLE!!!!!

If you read the AR7200BX manual it states this in it. ONLY get updates from Horizon Hobby. When I contacted Horizon about 18 months ago I was told there was not update yet and not to use the BeastX web site downloads for the AR7200BX

If you do Horizon might not honor any warranty if/when it fails.

Why update? is there a problem? If so, contact Horizon and get advise from the manufacturer, Spektrum or their representative, Horizon.

Good luck. Hope you did not use the Beast download...
This hobby is WAY too expensive!!
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01-13-2013 11:09 PM  7 years ago
chuck1073

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I've done nothing yet. Thanks Floridaheli for the heads-up. I did download the two BeastX utilities, but haven't picked up the USB interface. I'll check out Horizons site regarding updates.Trex 700N - Raptor 50 FBL - B450FBL - 130X - mCPxBL - AMA #998104
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01-13-2013 11:34 PM  7 years ago
FloridaHeli

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Spektrum AR7200BX does have electronic phasing
Phasing is available thru the PC interface. Details on getting the interface are HERE.
This hobby is WAY too expensive!!
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04-08-2013 09:38 PM  7 years ago
munkey nuts

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how can i tell which version i have. ive bought one second hand and i believe the manual is different between versions.

gaz
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