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Old Nov 03, 2013, 08:05 AM
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I'll wait until Banggood stock them, postage from the U.S is a ripoff
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Hi C,
It will bind, but for $40 you would be able to get the Tx and X4 both at other stores like $33 @ Banggood, or $36 @ TMart.
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 08:55 AM
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One of the pins in the quad-end of the usb cable has disappeared into the housing and I cant charge it now. Debating if I want to try the warranty or just break the plug open and fix it myself.

Be careful with the plug, it's not nearly as durable as the quad!

Edit: debate is over... plug is mangled, quad is charging. Couldn't resist
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 12:01 PM
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It does make me wonder though what the binding process would be with the X4 TX and also if the tiny TX with this would bind with the X4?
The binding process is simple... just turn on the Proto X, then turn on the Tx. They link up almost immediately.

And, yep, you can fly the X4 with the tiny Proto X Tx.



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Yes, but as already said, that is way too expensive... you could get an entire X4 and Tx, or just the Tx, for much less:

http://www.banggood.com/Hubsan-X4-H1...6-p-89080.html



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Finally, out of curiosity - I wanted to see if proto x would bind with my X4 TX and amazingly it; BEEPED at the bind cycle and was able to fly it more comfortably...
So there you go folks, try it!!
Welcome to the thread... we've been talking about that for several pages now.
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 12:26 PM
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It is very twitchy.
But it's so cool anyway!!
As others have mentioned, extending the "sticks" on the stock TX tones down the twitchiness quite a bit. I use the X4 TX most of the time, but the little guy is a handy pocket TX on the go.

The stock thingies are press fit so they pop right off. I used the top half of some spare Futaba/Spektrum 3M x 0.5 thread alloy sticks. With a little care, you can "tap" the stock sticks with the alloy extensions, allowing the latter to screw on and off.

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Old Nov 03, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Picked up mine today at greathobbies.com atht e local hobby shop.
This thing is so amazingly tiny. One of the employees was playing with it when I got in the store.
Here are a few shots. I have yet to fly it.









Here is my mod for the sticks.

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Old Nov 03, 2013, 03:09 PM
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You can get a transmitter here in the us
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190879960146...84.m1423.l2649
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Hi guys,

I thought I'd share what I do to power my Proto X.

Thankfully, Estes included a socket to plug the battery in, instead of just doing a direct solder of the battery leads to the board, hey

I've been flying with all these different size batteries from the stocker (100mah) to a 120mah to 160mah to even the big 200mah onboard for almost a week now. Since I can easily externally charge the batteries (with my Blade Nano Celectra chargers), I always can have a battery ready to fly... couldn't stand that fly for 5 mins and then wait for a charge 25 mins to fly again

I also recommend (like others have) using the X4 TX because it just flys/controls sooo much better.







Check out the vid I made of flying @ the Mall...

IMG 2883 (1 min 4 sec)
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 06:00 PM
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Good use for the "antenna" from my Hubsan X4
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 06:25 PM
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you could go through the escalator and exit from the top storey. pity what not one flip
what kind of battery is there on board?
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 06:36 PM
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So because I hadn't seen it written down, if anyone comes to this thread wondering about forcing the gyro calibration, this is the process:

Bind your transmitter to the protoX as usual. Then give it full right rudder at zero throttle. Waggle the aileron left and right and keep repeating until the blue eyes blink.

Setting it up on my Devo was painless. I copied my v911 config, changed the radio to Hubsan4 and bound it. Aside from some "quirkiness" in my v911 config where all of the channels were reversed in the mixer and not in the input selection (so far as I can tell, none of them are reversed on the protoX), it bound up and flies perfectly, although it wants more trim than I'd expect. Now I need a straightforward non-fiddling flight to see when the LVC starts to complain - I swear the lights start blinking after 2 minutes.

(Edited: Lights start to blink at 3:20, but it has tons of grunt until my 4 minute standard "micro" timer goes off on my transmitter. Hrm....)
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Transmitter.........

For those that have the stock transmitter and the X4 transmitter.

A lot of times the circuit boards for lower level electronics are the same as the higher level boards. They just don't have all the components on them............


Can the stock transmitter be made into a X4 equivalent transmitter by just adding a few components?

Looks like there's a place for yaw trim on the outside of the stock transmitter. Can you just add momentary contact buttons to the circuit board?

And maybe other features that the X4 transmitter has might be able to be added too.......
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Check out the vid I made of flying @ the Mall...

http://youtu.be/RtW3IApLCmE
Say, I know that mall!
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 07:30 PM
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you could go through the escalator and exit from the top storey. pity what not one flip
what kind of battery is there on board?
I was probably using the Venom 120mah in the vid. It's a good compromise for weight vs. power.

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Say, I know that mall!
Living where you do, I'll bet you've been there.
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Old Nov 03, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Hi guys,

I thought I'd share what I do to power my Proto X.

Thankfully, Estes included a socket to plug the battery in, instead of just doing a direct solder of the battery leads to the board, hey

I've been flying with all these different size batteries from the stocker (100mah) to a 120mah to 160mah to even the big 200mah onboard for almost a week now. Since I can easily externally charge the batteries (with my Blade Nano Celectra chargers), I always can have a battery ready to fly... couldn't stand that fly for 5 mins and then wait for a charge 25 mins to fly again

I also recommend (like others have) using the X4 TX because it just flys/controls sooo much better.







Check out the vid I made of flying @ the Mall...

http://youtu.be/RtW3IApLCmE
The guard didn't seem to care, so I guess you work there, or are known there. I used to work security at a university, and we would have shut something like you were doing down. Not that I wouldn't have asked the guy where he got it after I did, but...
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