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Old Aug 05, 2010, 01:01 PM
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Aurora 9 slider center detent ?

Just got my radio, and am frustrated that the sliders don't line up mechanically and electronically. When I slide the sliders there is a physical detent, which does NOT line up with the electronic graph center of the function I'm setting up.....the beep that tells where the center is is alligned with the graphic/electronic center, but it's pretty hard to stop on a beep!

Is this a known issue? Perhaps on the fix-it list?
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Old Aug 05, 2010, 04:52 PM
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This is a calibration issue. It's been discussed in the past in the Aurora thread in the general section. To get the beep/detent/graph lined up correctly we would need to recalibrate the channels.
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Old Aug 05, 2010, 07:55 PM
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When I had the radio open to re-locate the momentary switch I saw that there was a metal strap on the sliders....it looked kind of like the tension/ratchet adjustment on the throttle stick. However I did not pay it more attention.

Before I open up the radio again I will ask....is it be possible to reverse, flip or otherwise modify the metal strap to eliminate the detent without making the slider floppy? Given a choice, I think I would prefer a smooth movement to a "false" detent.

Thanks again......this Hi-Tec forum is AWESOME!!
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 09:14 AM
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There is no adjustment but you may be able to slide a small piece of fuel tubing or heat shrink over the leg that contacts the detents in the slider to soften their feel. If you remove the clip or bend the leg then the slider will just flop around so some tension is needed on it.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 11:28 PM
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I realize that this thread is extremely old, however I've just noticed that my A9 also suffers from the miscalibrated slide switch detent issue. Can I calibrate the radio on my own or must it go back to Hitec? I tried searching for more information on this issue here but was not successful so apologies for the zombie thread.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 01:28 AM
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I realize that this thread is extremely old, however I've just noticed that my A9 also suffers from the miscalibrated slide switch detent issue.
Can I calibrate the radio on my own or must it go back to Hitec?
I tried searching for more information on this issue here but was not successful so apologies for the zombie thread.
Recalibration is within the service menu, entering which is not recommended as in RC GRoups Post #17527
and highlighted on my webpage where several service menu for old Tx are listed under sub section:
"Transmitter - FAQ - Additions, Adjustments, Mode Change, Clonepacs & Repairs." quote
"Service Menu - CAUTION: Unauthorised Entry and/or TX alterations Invalidate Warranty & Rights/Remedies under
Consumer Guarantees Act at least in NZ, irrespective of brand & may cause soft/firmware conflicts or "brick" your TX.."


Having highlighted above, at least one user has tried and published relative information online:
Calibrate Sliders - Post #17537 also with the very clear caution
"You know you can brick your radio with this.... "
If you must experiment, back up models first and try at your own risk, as could be an expensive exercise.

Recommend contact your service centre direct by email:
Hitec Warranty & Service - homepage.
Note: Hitec USA only services North/South America and Canada.
"Hitec USA customer service department is available Monday through Friday*
from 7am- 4:30 pm Pacific time. Reach us at 858.748.8440 or
service@hitecrcd.com any time you have a question"
If you are from a country that is outside North and South America, please contact the
Hitec distributor in your country for service.

Alan T.
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Thank you for the links Alan. They were most helpful. I followed the instructions to recalibrate the sliders by entering the gimbals menu and all seems to be OK now.
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