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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Merry Christmas!
Ha, thanks! All the best to the best guys here! Whooooooot!

Shoot, looks like I am going to have to build another OlliW gyromixer for a friend of mine. I haven't done one with the new computer program he wrote yet.......I also may need some of your incredible Skytec parts for it also Sven.

And Sven, Send me something to do a brushless mod on my friend.... I owe you one! LMH
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:26 AM
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It would seem as if the Svenster has bypassed our simple coax heli's and is flying on a much higher level. I envy guys who have gone steps higher while some, like me, are at a much lower, yet simpler, level of flying. Happy flying no matter what or where you fly!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:21 AM
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I believe in saying what you feel. I am not a politicaly correct sort of fella. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:00 PM
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I've had a great year of coaxial flying thanks to you fellas sharing by posting your thoughts, ideas, fixes, upgrades, etc., all which have helped and contributed in some way.
Thanks very much Merry Christmas and may your holidays be joyful.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 06:26 AM
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No Response to Throttle

I have two mCX2 helis, a Tandem Rescue, two CX3 helis, and just purchased a new CX2. I'm pretty new at all of this but I'm pretty sure I've got a problem with my CX2.

I just took my CX2 out for the first time. I bound it to my DX6i but the LED on the EFLH1023 stays a solid red. The servos work correctly but the motors won't spin up when I give it throttle. I read a forum suggestion about setting the throttle trim all of the way down so I tried that and it didn't help. I replaced the AR6100e with a spare I have, rebound it, and it still won't respond to the throttle. Following another forum suggestion, I tested both motors by bypassing the EFLH1023 and connecting a "AA" battery to the JST connector. They both spin up so the motors themselves appear to be good.

Is there anything else I can try or do I have a bad EFLH1023?

-Steve

NEW DEVELOPMENT: I took apart the EFLH1023 Control Unit and the pot labeled "PROPORTIONAL" is completely destroyed. There is nothing but a cavity where the adjustment screw should be. I attached a picture I took of it.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Holy cow, Batman!! That's a new one.
The throttle stick has to be all the way down to bind. The throttle on mine is set for 125%. All the rest are at normal settings except the gyro and that's because I have a brushless set up with an external gyro.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Steve, with the "prop" pot looking like that, I doubt very much you'll get it to bind. I'd call Horizon Hobby and explain your situation. You "must" have your sales receipt before they'll do anything for you. Attach the pic and send it via email if they require it. IMHO, HH is very good to deal with. I got a bad EFLH1024 that I bought at another vendor and HH replaced it for me. Make sure you get on their "call back" system as this is much better. Many times they will get back within 20 minutes.

Good luck,
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Unfortunately, once I saw the pot, I figured it was shot.

When bound properly, should the LED on the EFLH1023 be solid green? Mine is solid red. Both of my CX3s have a different control unit (EFLH2001) but when they are bound, the LED is solid green.

Thanks.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Yes, you are correct, it should be solid green. Are you using the DX6i when flying the CX3's? If so, I don't believe it's the tx settings, so I'm leaning more toward the control unit. Do you have a stock Eflite tx you can try binding the CX2 to?
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:45 AM
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My 1024 is solid green in the front and solid orange in the back. You do know between battery changes the TX MUST be shut down and re-started before another battery goes in. At least that's how my 1024 is.

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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Hmm, for sure the previous owner was having problems in this area also as evidenced by the abuse.

I wonder. Can you take your throttle endpoints down below 0 on your Dx6i and try it again. Such as below -10. Your controller might not be seeing a low enough throttle sig. One of the good things you can do with a programmable tx.

And once this works, if it works. We can bypass the proportion with your progammable tx also. But this gets complicated. My concern is even if you get this to throttle up the prop needs to be correct to make this flyable.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Yes, I'm using a DX6i. I dropped the throttle trim all of the way down and tried to rebind. No luck - I still get the solid red LED and no throttle response. I agree that I don't believe the transmitter is the issue.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:28 PM
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I definitely have to replace the 3-in-1. Since I already have two CX3s that have the EFLH2001, I'm looking for opinions...

Should I replace the bad 3-in-1 in the CX2 with the stock EFLH1023 or should I get the EFLH2001?
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:13 PM
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I definitely have to replace the 3-in-1. Since I already have two CX3s that have the EFLH2001, I'm looking for opinions...

Should I replace the bad 3-in-1 in the CX2 with the stock EFLH1023 or should I get the EFLH2001?
If it were me, I would go with the EFLH1023 since it is less money. I myself don't need a head holding gyro on a coaxial helicopter. Single rotor helicopters they are nice to have, but a coaxial when using the mixer to regulate the 2 motors I don't believe it's necessary. (that's just my opinion) I have the EFLH1024 in both my CX helicopters, which is the same as the EFLH1023 only with a receiver built in. (4 in 1) I have never had any issue with the tail not holding that I couldn't control with the gyro gain on the control unit.
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