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Old Aug 09, 2014, 01:46 PM
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New SYMA X1 no go

SYMA X1 is my first step into RC. I think I followed all instructions. Charged the battery...put it in the unit...got the flashing red light...put new batteries in controller...turns on...has light and sounds...BUT...when I move the controls NOTHING happens.
Where did I go wrong?
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old Aug 09, 2014, 03:08 PM
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perhaps it is a binding issue?
you may have better luck asking in the heli area: http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electric-helis-217/
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Old Aug 09, 2014, 08:18 PM
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Binding

All rotors seem to turn freely. I'll try the heli forum. Thanks
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 11:35 AM
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In this particular machine the battery is plugged in THEN the radio is turned on to bind. Was this done in that order?

mw (X1 owner too)
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 05:36 PM
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Binding

This may show what a rookie I am. But, when you say "bind", do you mean the rotors or motors may be stuck?

Yes, I have installed the battery first, before turning the controller on.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 08:07 AM
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You have to do a procedure that "binds" your receiver and transmitter together as a pair. There should be instructions on how to do it with your radio. Usually you have to be within a certain distance range between receiver and transmitter. Some have a binding plug to put into the receiver. All makers do it a little differently.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 10:40 AM
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To bind:
Plug the battery into the quad. While the led is flashing fast on the quad, turn on the transmitter.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Isn't that what I said?

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Old Aug 11, 2014, 06:12 PM
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Yes Mark, it is exactly what you said . However, when you said

"In this particular machine the battery is plugged in THEN the radio is turned on to bind"

I thought the OP might think that the battery you were referring to was the transmitter batteries. He said he was a total newbie. Just trying to eliminate any confusion. Sorry if I stepped on your toes!
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 01:09 AM
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Ah. Ok. Thought I was crackin' up there fer a minute!

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Binding

Thanks everyone. Now I know what binding is. And, it appears that was the problem. I just kept trying it. After the 3rd or 4th recharge, and multiple tries....all of a sudden, it worked. So surprised, it hit the ceiling.
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Old Today, 01:51 PM
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BTW, whenever you are setting up your radio/ESC system, always take the prop(s) off. Too late on this advice it seems.
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