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#1 vhoward1122 Jan 01, 2012 08:39 PM

Hook up of nano like a single line rx
I have a beastx fbl unit on my heli. I know which port on the beastx to plug the single cable for a single line rx. When you put the nano into PPM mode to use it as a single line rx, which channel should the cable be plugged into?

#2 JimDrew Jan 03, 2012 03:38 PM

The Beast-X can accept either positive or negative going PPM. So, once you have put the Nano into PPM output mode, you can then use any of the 6 outputs as a PPM signal.

#3 vhoward1122 Jan 03, 2012 06:46 PM

OK. Thanks.

#4 3ddd Feb 01, 2012 08:38 PM

ok so i just bought a beast for mine,thru the funky 3gx in a box,,what port do you plug into on the beast

#5 vhoward1122 Feb 01, 2012 10:45 PM

On page 22 of the manual, it states that the line from the rx is connected to the "elev/DI1" port. The section on connecting the single line rx's starts on page 18.
Manual. You will need a PDF reader.

#6 3ddd Feb 02, 2012 08:52 PM

thanks i can read up on it while it is shipping

#7 3ddd Feb 02, 2012 08:58 PM

dang just looked at it ,,that was too easy,,glad i thru that stupid no working 3gx out,,gonna be way happier with the beast i think

#8 _Peter Feb 02, 2012 10:16 PM


Originally Posted by 3ddd (Post 20623299)
,,gonna be way happier with the beast i think

Can guarantee that !!!!

#9 3ddd Feb 06, 2012 09:33 PM

ok so here i go again,do you have to use custom channel set up in the beastx or can you use one already in it'

i am really regretting buying this dam heli,it has been nothin but a pos from the start

#10 JimDrew Feb 07, 2012 02:00 PM

Channels 1-xx from the transmitter are output in the order that the transmitter normally uses. What transmitter are you using?

#11 3ddd Feb 07, 2012 07:56 PM

futaba 9 c,,,,did you have to go thru the custom channel stuff in the beastx or did one of the preset work for you,,i got it all working good just had to use regular servo pulse or what ever it is haha

#12 JimDrew Feb 08, 2012 09:38 AM

We used a JR radio. I think the Beast-X is expecting channels in a certain order by default and you have to change the mapping of the Nano to output them in the order that is required. Futaba and JR radios use different outputs for channels 1-3:


Channel 1 - Throttle
Channel 2 - Aileron
Channel 3 - Elevator


Channel 1 - Aileron
Channel 2 - Elevator
Channel 3 - Throttle

Channel 4 seems to be rudder on all systems. Channels 5-XX are all different (usually GEAR, followed by the AUX channels).

#13 3ddd Feb 08, 2012 08:00 PM

well anyways i flew it today,very stable i like the beastx alot,,never flown a heli before accept on a simi and got three very nice easy flights on it today,,so i am happy

#14 JimDrew Feb 08, 2012 09:01 PM


#15 vhoward1122 Feb 25, 2012 06:20 PM

OK. I tried putting one of my nanos into ppm data stream mode. I followed the instructions and it won't work. After going through the master rx binding proceedure, the led on the rx is off. Before powering off, to put the rx into ppm mode, you need to put the bind plug back into the bind port on the rx and the led is supposed to come on. Mine don't do that. The led stays off. I bought all my nanos 5 to 7 months ago. Shouldn't those have come with firmware 1.7?

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