Help!!!! I thought I understand trainer setups, but apparently I donâ€™t. I need some help on trying to set up a buddy box for a friendâ€™s DX18 so I can fly it with my DX18 or DX9. His TX is on mode 2 and I fly on mode 1, so without being able to use the trainer system, I canâ€™t fly his heli.
The problem that I get is that when using the trainer cord with his TX set up as â€œProgrammable Masterâ€ or â€œPilot Link Masterâ€, I get different outputs on the master TX monitor page when it has trainer button engaged. These differences drive the 3GX/APS controller nuts when trainer is engaged.
I have tried everything from setting up a new model in Acro, or Heli and leaving everything to default, to setting up a new model in Heli and manually setting the slave programming to the exact same values on everything as is the master, to setting up a new model and doing a file copy for the model. In every case, the output is the same. If I look at each TXâ€™s monitor page with the trainer cord connected but not having the trainer button engaged, the monitor values are identical between the two transmitters, but then when I engage the trainer button, the master TX values change.
Iâ€™ve talked with HH at length on this issue, and their response was the trainer cord was bad, so they sent me a new one, but I get the exact same response on the operation.
I have tried setting up my DX9 as a master and using the buddy cord to use my DX18 as the slave and vice versa, and I get the same results. HOWEVER, when I use the wireless buddy box function on my DX9 as master and bind it to my DX18 slave, I do get identical values. I just donâ€™t want to have to go through the entire DIR setup on the 3GX to use my DX9 to fly it. I thought that is what the trainer function was all about. Also, according to the manual on the DX18 the inhibit setting doesnâ€™t really inhibit the trainer function, but rather just makes it necessary to set up both transmitters with identical programming, but in real life, inhibit does as Webster indicates it should and inhibits the trainer function.
If someone has ideas or has gone through this process, please let me know.
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