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#1 Bart10 Oct 21, 2012 11:46 AM

Minima 6- questions
 
Hello!
Can somebody tell me, what is real weight of Minima 6E or Minima 6T with cover and without it? It's very important for me. Please help.

#2 A.T. Oct 21, 2012 01:54 PM

Hitec Minima - Weight with and without case
 
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Originally Posted by Bart10 (Post 23061018)
Hello!
Can somebody tell me, what is real weight of Minima 6E or Minima 6T with cover and without it? It's very important for me. Please help.

. Optima Receivers - Light Weight. Optima_6 LITE Transceiver, Minima 6E, 6T & 6L Lite Micro Receivers...
.. Minima are compatible only with Spectra Module V3.01 or higher. Caseless Weights for 6 & 7ch Optima Transceivers.
extract:
"Minima 6E/6T Micro Receivers. ("E"nd and "T"op connectors as pictured below). these weigh 6g with the case and 4g without."

Alan T.
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

#3 Bart10 Oct 21, 2012 02:29 PM

Thank You very much.

#4 Bart10 Oct 23, 2012 10:03 AM

I have a new question. What is a range od Minima 6?

#5 A.T. Oct 23, 2012 01:15 PM

Optima 6, 7 & 9 Transceivers & Minima Receiver - Operating Range
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bart10 (Post 23078410)
I have a new question. What is a range od Minima 6?

Same as an Optima transceiver as just answered to furtherest range last night on another forum, quote:

"Furtherest reported to date has been over 3 miles over ground (5km+), so allow further in the air as outlined under.
. Optima RX - Installation RX, BODA Antenna FAQ, Volts & Range Test.
extract:
. Optima Transceivers - Operating Range
includes:
"11Dec10 added:
Range of Aurora Telemetry System with standard Antenna:
The Hitec AFHSS 2.4Ghz system on the ground has been tested to 3 miles+
so at 5280' per mile, that's over 15000' which is well beyond visual range.- Mike."

ex Hitec USA Support Forum Sticky:
Aurora 9, AFHSS Spectra Modules, Optima Transceivers, Minima Receivers
& Telemetry
- FAQ & Undocumented Features
- Mixes, Setups, Tips. {Individual Links often updated}


Alan T.
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

#6 Bart10 Oct 23, 2012 02:15 PM

Thx for reply but I can't find info about Minima's (not Optima) range (?).

#7 Woodstock 1 Oct 23, 2012 02:18 PM

Same as Optima.

#8 A.T. Oct 23, 2012 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bart10 (Post 23080349)
Thx for reply but I can't find info about Minima's (not Optima) range (?).

As in post #5:
"Same as an Optima transceiver as just answered to furtherest range last night on another forum,"
Read "Minima" in place of "Optima", relating to range, within the linked post.

Alan T.

#9 Bart10 Oct 23, 2012 03:09 PM

Oh, yeah. Now, I can see. Thank You very much.

#10 Bart10 Nov 01, 2012 03:44 PM

I received my Minima on Monday (unfortunately it's secon hand one). Today, I connected battery to this RX and I looked that LEDs blinked, motor didn't seem beeps and my cheap servos were jump about every second (one tooth per second).
Second problem is that I have wanted to try, what happen when I turn off my TX. Probably nothing has happened but when I have turned on the TX again, rudder's servo moved a little. After that I have set a fail safe and now everything is OK (when I turn on TX [for test, of course], servos don't move). Is this normal? Where was the problem? I use cheap (blue) servos.

Note: I have done more tests but before I had done it, I had changed an aileron's trimmer. When I have turned off my TX first time, aileron's servo has moved a little after a few second, as ussually. But in senond time (probably second, I'm not sure), the aileron's servo has moved immediately after turning off the transmitter and when I have turned it on again, servo has gotten a big, fast movement. Where are problems?

#11 MikeMayberry Nov 02, 2012 06:19 PM

It sounds like the BEC is not providing enough power.

Mike

#12 Bart10 Nov 03, 2012 12:24 AM

Thx for reply but BEC can't be broken. I had used it before I got the Minima and everything had been normal. I remembered that Minima probably showed both blue and red LED on a moment, when servo got a big, fast movement. As I said before, these strange situations happened when I turned on or off my TX. How can I reset my Minima 6 or what can help me?

#13 A.T. Nov 03, 2012 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Bart10 (Post 23170034)
Thx for reply but BEC can't be broken. I had used it before I got the Minima and everything had been normal. I remembered that Minima probably showed both blue and red LED on a moment, when servo got a big, fast movement. As I said before, these strange situations happened when I turned on or off my TX. How can I reset my Minima 6 or what can help me?

Mike is quite right in that many ESC/BEC do fail under the demands of poor quality servos as provided previously:
. Electronic Speed Control - Why BEC and LVC cause most EP RX problems.
Low cost servo are such because they use low cost (= high drain) motors to keep price down:
. Servo - FAQ : Which servo to buy - Peak Servo Current Test Results.

With regard to rebinding your Minima, refer to the brief instructions and pictures at:
. Hitec AFHSS ID-Setup (Bind) Latest Spectra Module V3.01(0) & Transceiver V2.02(0)

Also as previously advised, it is best to disconnect any ESC/BEC and use a separate fully charged
5 cell NiMH/NiCD pack or 4 cell battery holder with 4 new Alkaline cells.
This avoids the many problems of poor performing BEC during ID-Setup, especially those you are
using in the low power lightweight ESC range.

Alan T.
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

#14 Bart10 Nov 03, 2012 03:32 AM

So these problems are quite normal?

#15 A.T. Nov 03, 2012 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Bart10 (Post 23170499)
So these problems are quite normal?

Depends upon your definition of normal.
Have responded to your many similar posts and PM resulting from your acknowledged use of poor batteries and accessories.
Problems with all RC systems arise when users do not follow instructions nor check that batteries
are fully charged and mix equipment (e.g. servo) with other brand items.

Another Q & A example in past few days:
Faulty 3A BEC could not handle two servo
Minima Jittery servo "YOU ARE CORRECT"!
"I made the tests, disconnected one servo and the other one moved properly and answered my commands.
Connect the other and disconnected the other one and, perfect, right response, no problem" - Faulty ESC/BEC.

typical response from Futaba:
Other Brand Compatibility
"If a piece of non-Futaba equipment does not work with a Futaba receiver, it is up to the maker of the non-Futaba equipment
to make changes needed if they want their equipment to be compatible.
There are too many different types of non-Futaba accessories for Futaba to be able to test and check for compatibility."


If you follow the procedure in post #13 without ESC/BEC & servo connected then a good link should be made and servo tested as in example quoted.

Alan T.


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