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Old May 14, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Black Widow FBL Controller

Anyone heard of this? http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showa...1726&stc=1used it? looked at it? read about it?
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Old May 14, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Reading up on this, it will operate all the way down to 3.5 volts. Can we say NO BROWN OUTS? I am going to try and set this one up on the trex INSTEAD of the 3gx. What happened to me I have read happens ALOT! red light flashing after going bezerk! No way am I going to waste another bird on the 3gx. My Walkera RX 2702 after 30 flights has given me no problems what so ever. 6 or 7 flights on my trex 500 with teh 3gx? REBUILD!
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Old May 14, 2012, 11:40 PM
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where did you get it from?
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Old May 15, 2012, 07:15 AM
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I bought it new off a guy from the classifieds and came with two gt-9 gyros as well.
All this talk about brown outs with the 3gx is crazy. My trex is align, all the servos are align, motor and esc/bec is align. You would figure that if they are all align THEY ALL SHOULD WORK TOGETHER WITH NO ISSUES!
Here is the site for the black widow FBL Controller. I am going to be using it and give the FBL another try. It works so sweet on my storm 450 using the rx2702v and never even once had an issue with over 20 to 30 flights. 6 or 7 flights with the 3gx?
the 3GX has a DUMB THUMB built into the software!
Sorry for ranting. Here is the site for the BW FBL
https://www.scaleflying.com/Black-Wi...SB_p_2600.html
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Old May 15, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Looks a nice system... but you have to join the Chaos lounge in order to buy one

How odd!
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Old May 15, 2012, 11:15 PM
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It would be helpfull to know who manufactures this unit!:
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Old May 16, 2012, 01:44 AM
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It would be helpfull to know who manufactures this unit!:
PhoenixTech I beleive not managed to find out much more tho
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Old May 16, 2012, 01:56 AM
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I remembered and thought Black Window flybarless controller was sold by RC Aerodyne before. fbl controller use robird software to program but not sure as robird web site no update info.
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Old May 16, 2012, 06:47 AM
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YEP! I found out and read up on the Black Widow and robird software. I was just released only weeks ago from what I understand. Going to try it and see how it goes. SO guess I am going to be the Guinea pig.
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Old May 16, 2012, 11:04 AM
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YEP! I found out and read up on the Black Widow and robird software. I was just released only weeks ago from what I understand. Going to try it and see how it goes. SO guess I am going to be the Guinea pig.


Good luck Wos, please keep us posted
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Old May 16, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Will Do.
The align trex 500 stock ESC does not have a high output BEC in it. Something like 3 amps is all it is capable of doing with 5 amp burst. I am going to get another BEC external that will do somewhere around 5 to 10 amps to be on the safe side. I am certain is why the 3gx rebooted or reset causing the issues on the trex 500.
Kind of a whimpy ESC/BEC in my opinion. I think Align should state that in using the 3gx with a seperate receiver and higher capacity digital servos a seperate BEC should be used. It was flying fine just putten around until I did a power climb out and all the servos problably maxed out the current draw from the BEC not leaving any for the receiver or 3GX. Just a guess.
WHat the Heck? Everything align and you would think that it should a;ll work being all from the same company
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I bought it new off a guy from the classifieds and came with two gt-9 gyros as well.
All this talk about brown outs with the 3gx is crazy. My trex is align, all the servos are align, motor and esc/bec is align. You would figure that if they are all align THEY ALL SHOULD WORK TOGETHER WITH NO ISSUES!
Here is the site for the black widow FBL Controller. I am going to be using it and give the FBL another try. It works so sweet on my storm 450 using the rx2702v and never even once had an issue with over 20 to 30 flights. 6 or 7 flights with the 3gx?
the 3GX has a DUMB THUMB built into the software!
Sorry for ranting. Here is the site for the BW FBL
https://www.scaleflying.com/Black-Wi...SB_p_2600.html
Just a FYI, this is indeed a great unit but please keep in mind that you'll need to be a member at the ChaosLounge to be able to purchase it as you will see with the link provided by WOS. Thanks.....
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Old May 30, 2012, 12:27 AM
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Hummm....looks like my favorite 3 axis gyro on my heli at the moment..
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Old May 30, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Hummm....looks like my favorite 3 axis gyro on my heli at the moment..
It also looks like my only FBL unit. That is because it probably is...
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