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03-11-2014 08:58 PM  4 years agoPost 1
Kelly Fairbanks

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I have downloaded the newest update and still can not figure out how to make it vibrate when the timer is done ! Am I missing something ?

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03-12-2014 01:15 AM  4 years agoPost 2
Kelly Fairbanks

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Never mind their is now a second page on the timer and their is how it is turned on .

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03-12-2014 03:55 PM  4 years agoPost 3
kcordell

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Not sure I like the vibration alarms. First time trying it on the bench, knew it was coming and still almost dropped the radio.

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03-12-2014 04:13 PM  4 years agoPost 4
Four Stroker

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How do you feel about voice telemetry ?

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03-12-2014 05:18 PM  4 years agoPost 5
Ace Dude

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I've used the vibrating timer on my 18MZ and got used to it. It took a little getting used to, but I've found it to be an excellent backup to the audible alarm.

  

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03-12-2014 05:35 PM  4 years agoPost 6
rexxigpilot

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Not sure I like the vibration alarms. First time trying it on the bench, knew it was coming and still almost dropped the radio.
I had the same experience after getting a Spektrum DX8. I got used to using a vibrating alarm very quickly. I also use a neck strap so there was never a chance of dropping the TX when surprised by the vibrating alarm.

I wouldn't even think of not using the vibrating alarm in my 18MZ. Now the voice alarms, I really don't need them for flying a helicopter since there are only two or three conditions that would set off the alarm in my setup - flight condition hold and timer (using telemetry for low voltage, a third alarm is created). I guess telemetry alarms are the best use for voice alarms in a helicopter.

On airplanes where various conditions could exist such as dual rates for various control surfaces, flaps, idle down, multiple flight conditions for various maneuvers, etc., the use of voice alarms are very valuable.

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03-12-2014 05:54 PM  4 years agoPost 7
Four Stroker

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At my field you can't hear voice or beeps due to the noise - unless you have an earphone. But then I like to hear the other noise as it gets close to me ! You know, so I can get out of the way.

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03-13-2014 05:13 AM  4 years agoPost 8
Kelly Fairbanks

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Now after using it a bit I love it I can crank the music now and not worry about not hearing the alarm !!

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03-18-2014 02:42 AM  4 years agoPost 9
4cyclic

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I also wanted to activate the vibration alarm on the timer and going to page 2, pushing the different vib modes 1,2,3 or 4 does not do anything and the audible alarm is still active. Anything else at play here ?

I have the 2.1-2.0 update.

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03-21-2014 05:31 PM  4 years agoPost 10
mjburberry

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Atlanta, GA

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Latest update is 2.4 - Encoder 2.0... You might want to try that.

I have asked this on other forums, but wanted to see if you guys are experiencing a constant noise from the speaker? Not buzzing or RF feedback... It's almost like the volume is full on the speaker constantly. Not sure how else to explain it. Noticeable in a quiet environment.

By the responses I have heard, this seems to be normal... But wanted to check in here.

Mark

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03-21-2014 05:41 PM  4 years agoPost 11
Ace Dude

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The most recent version is 2.4.1 which is the same as version 2.4.0, but has a small telemetry bug fix.

  

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03-21-2014 06:08 PM  4 years agoPost 12
mjburberry

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Atlanta, GA

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Is this an official update? I do not see it on the Futaba site... But found it at Ripmax.

Thanks

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03-21-2014 06:31 PM  4 years agoPost 13
Ace Dude

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I don't believe Ripmax would be providing it if it wasn't official.

  

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03-21-2014 06:34 PM  4 years agoPost 14
mjburberry

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Official for the America based models I meant. I guess the US Futaba site is outdated.

Downloaded it and installed.

Thanks!

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