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Old Sep 22, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Did I mention that this heli rocks?
Lol
Na I got to disagree mine is very stable but it may rock after I have bashed it around a bit

Yes its a very impressive little heli - will take of couple of days to fine tune but flys excellent out of the box.

PS Tom did not find any auto setup as was implied in the Vid - but its real easy to setup.

Regards David
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 08:07 AM
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i set my th-hold switch at -15% so if i crash i flip the switch and it kills the throttle....BUT when i did this it works when the switch is flipped but when i return the switch to normal position the motor will not shut off it spins at a slow pace.....not sure why its doing this......one thing i did do is set a fixed ID and i love it, no long wait to bind up....turn on plug in battery and its ready to go.....
I have the same thing happening using the Wow suggested -5% throttle, so it looks like I am going to try really increasing the negative to hold off the throttle in TH. Perhaps this is a minor ESC bug or calibration issue... we will see. As long as it doesn't actually spool up, I think I can live with it.

As to the fixed code, glad you tried that out for us -- I have both of my 4f200s set up that way, and my other 2702v equipped helis as well, and I *love* the super fast bind and the security that the fixed code provides!
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 08:59 AM
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I plan on buying the 2801pro BNF the first of the month. Will the charger for the 4#3b and CB100 work with the battery on this? I have converted them to minideans and before I do it to the genius I want to make sure it works. If so I will put the orginal plug back on one of the chargers.
Thanks, Ron
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 09:08 AM
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I plan on buying the 2801pro BNF the first of the month. Will the charger for the 4#3b and CB100 work with the battery on this? I have converted them to minideans and before I do it to the genius I want to make sure it works. If so I will put the orginal plug back on one of the chargers.
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Yes, it is the same charger.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 09:14 AM
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I plan on buying the 2801pro BNF the first of the month. Will the charger for the 4#3b and CB100 work with the battery on this? I have converted them to minideans and before I do it to the genius I want to make sure it works. If so I will put the orginal plug back on one of the chargers.
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No need to change a charger back over just make a Deans to Walkera adapter for now till you change the Genius to micro Deans..
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Possible Throttle hold fix!

I posted a possible throttle hold fix on the "alert" thread. Works for me, at least!

Woot!

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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post19389059
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 09:59 AM
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No need to change a charger back over just make a Deans to Walkera adapter for now till you change the Genius to micro Deans..
I thought about that too, but I figure the less solder joints and connectors the better the conductivity. I have an Imax B6 that I use for charging all my batteries. Don't even use the old chargers anymore.
I've been following all you posts way back to the begining of the CB100 thread. Must say you've given me quite a few a laughs.
I'm retired also and turn 60 next month. The Genius is a gift to myself. Have lots of time to play with my "toys".
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 10:08 AM
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I thought about that too, but I figure the less solder joints and connectors the better the conductivity. I have an Imax B6 that I use for charging all my batteries. Don't even use the old chargers anymore.
I've been following all you posts way back to the begining of the CB100 thread. Must say you've given me quite a few a laughs.
I'm retired also and turn 60 next month. The Genius is a gift to myself. Have lots of time to play with my "toys".
I don't think it will be a problem with charging.. Unless your soldering skills are really bad the Deans will not cause much if any drop and even if they did it would only be another 30 seconds on the charger..

I have both adapters for my Acccell 6 chargers and I kept a stock Walkera charger just for charging a new heli for it's first test flight before I change it over to the micro Deans..

I often wonder now where I ever found the spare time to go to work... Seems I'm always busy now..
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Genius parts on RC711

Some Genius parts appeared on RC711.com:
http://www.rc711.com/shop/walkera-ge...66_60_263.html
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 11:00 AM
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Scott, I agree with you 1,000%!
What a PITA it is to work through the Devo 7 menu. I am still trying to figure things out and I have been at it most of the day... I am making progress though.


Tom
So the guy who puts up stickies about setting on several TXs finds this one a PITA and spends the day figuring it out. This will be my first programmable TX EVER! I'm NEVER going to figure it out.

Hope you put up a comprehensive guide for the DEVIL 7, Tom.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Some Genius parts appeared on RC711.com:
http://www.rc711.com/shop/walkera-ge...66_60_263.html
Cool! Thanks for the tip, esp since (this is not a dig, just a fact!) Wow either doesn't have them yet, or (more likely?) just has not updated the applicable parts of their website yet.

So far, no need for it, but good to know it's there if I do!
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 11:21 AM
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its real easy to setup.

Regards David
Yeah right! Must be why the Dv 7 is now referred to as the Devil 7. Mine should be in tomorrow or the next day and I'm scared. I think I'll have bad dreams tonight.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 11:45 AM
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By the way, the battery for the Blade CX series of helis makes a perfect tx battery for the Devo 6. 2s lipo 800 mah with the proper connector and fits great in the battery compartment. Got mine for about 10$ at my lhs.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 11:47 AM
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I am still sitting on the Devo 6 / Devo 7 fence. You guys are quickly talking me out of the 7...

But Walkera could step in at any time and provide a new interface for download, right? Sounds like they should.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 11:57 AM
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John, one limitation of the user interface is the display itself. It's a crude text-based display that's only capable of showing two rows of 5 characters. That's a hardware limitation that no software update can fix.

The Devo 7 does seem like a capable transmitter and it's not actually that hard to program. The interface just leaves a lot to be desired, which makes it a frustrating process, especially while you're first learning it.
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