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Old Feb 04, 2016, 05:22 PM
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 05:32 PM
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Its OK my son , everything in this life is a sin . That's why we get such a good turn out on Sundaysj ! . cheers
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 09:52 PM
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No need for money . bank transfer , paypal will do just fine . Money is so yesterday . Cheers
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 10:02 PM
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Old Feb 04, 2016, 10:18 PM
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 04:47 PM
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Hi - would appreciate some advice here.

Had Aurora A9 with 2 Optima 6 lite RX for several years and have worked flawlessly with my electric models (3 cell lipo connected via SPC).

Just given transmitter and receiver to my relative who flys only IC. He has a 2 meter glider which has 3 channels. Uses 3 micro servos (2 X HS81 and 1 X HS82MG). He uses a 4 cell AAA NiMH pack (no room for anything larger).

We didnt use SPC port but connected his battery to the RX battery channel, bound the transmitter to the optima 6 lite in normal mode. Red light on TX and red light on RX module. All good and RX voltage reported as 5.8V. Spent some time setting the servo throws and subtrims. After around 15 mins of playing the transmitter module started beeping and the module showed both the RED light and BLUE light on all the time. RX module still showed a red light. Still had control. Turning off the power to RX module stopped the beeping but the RED and BLUE lights were still on the Spectra module.

After doing some research it looks like this is the Spectra module reporting low voltage. The module is supposed to auto detect a 4 cell pack is use for RX module and set limit to 4.5 V yet the module alarm was going off at 5.5v (we did not have an alarm set for the transmitter).

I used the HPP-22 progammer and set a custom voltage for the SPECTRA module to be 4.5V.
Everything now seems OK and no more module beeps and RED + BLUE lights.

I've obviously never had this issue using 11v LIPO packs with my electric set up. But moving to IC and the smaller 4 cell AAA receiver pack it was getting autodetected as 5 cell and a 5.5v cut off rather than 4 cell and 4.5v cut off.

So am I right in my assessment? Have I done the correct thing in manually setting the module cut off to 4.5V? Is this too low or OK? Is it correct that the module will show RED and BLUE led's and a beeping sound when low voltage detected and lights stay on even after disconnecting power to receiver? Is the beeping and light change indeed due to low voltage?

thanks
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 10:41 AM
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You were seeing the module warning you about low voltage, re-programming it with the HPP-22 should have solved it. It is supposed to automatically detect rx pack voltage but it's possible it maybe mis-set it to the 6.0v/5 cell pack voltage. If you manually set the voltage warning with the HPP-22 it will not auto detect.
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 11:01 AM
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The Spectra 2.4 modules are identical between the A9 and Optic 6 so they will interchange. It's not so scary back there, the switches are simple to work with. All you need to do is remove the switch nut, pop the switch out (it may have a bit of glue on it to help keep it in place), transfer the brass shim to the new switch, solder the leads in place, and re-assemble. Takes all of ~5-10 minutes to do.
Thanks again for the encouragement and offering the switch - it was a simple fix!
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 05:45 PM
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You were seeing the module warning you about low voltage, re-programming it with the HPP-22 should have solved it. It is supposed to automatically detect rx pack voltage but it's possible it maybe mis-set it to the 6.0v/5 cell pack voltage. If you manually set the voltage warning with the HPP-22 it will not auto detect.

thanks - yes looks like I've sorted it. Fingers crossed for his maiden with it.
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 08:25 PM
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Awesome.

Just found this thread of A9'ers. Had my Aurora 9 for over 5 years. Bought it just as I was leaving the hobby. But I'm back and are just now startin to use it since January! I'm glad to hear all the issues are gone.
Just learned that the SPC port is a great thing! Havent yet used it, but will next week!

Awesome!
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Old Feb 26, 2016, 09:14 PM
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FreddyC,

Funny, I thought I was reading a post I never wrote! I also bought my Aurora 9 when they 1st came out but never used it. I got busy with work while finishing my degree and raising my kids. I'm done with school and I'm ready to jump back into RC. Thanks for sharing, I don't feel so bad being out of it so long myself now.

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It's a great radio. For the money it can't be beat imo. of course there are those that want all kinds of NEW features that my complain about it. Personally, I don't need a color screen or 6,000 model memory..... This radio is extremely easy to use and has NEVER failed me. What else do I need?
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