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Old Jul 05, 2010, 05:06 AM
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Graupnerīs iFS Service is more than excellent ...

I really agree with that: The service is more than excellent.

I also bought the iFS System on the basis that it is field flashable (no need to wait for equipment coming back or being lost on the postal way). A second reason has been the existance of a bi-directional (command acknoledge and telemetry in the future). All Graupner iFS equipment I have originally bought or sent in (in case it did not have a flashable CPU) was field-flashable (or replacement given without a hassle) in the end, thanks to the really excellent Graupner iFS Service.

I never did regret my first decision making to go for iFS/XPS. At this time, only Futaba and Spectrum DSM2 (apart from Corona and Asssan, which are not really very sophisticated) existed on the market. And even now, after a bunch of new additional vendors came in, I am still very happy with my initial decision making.

Wheather the system uses DSS or FHSS has been less important to me during my desicion making, as long as it works reliable enough (also for bigger and more expensive model airplanes). But it surely FHSS has some advantages over DSS, especially in case of other DSS 2.4 equipment in the same airplane (third party telemetry or video).

Some guys might not be happy or feel comfty with how Jim did it, but you should never underestimate the time/efforts needed to develop such a sophisticated 2.4 GHz system like XPS/iFS. Well done, Jim (seriously).
I am a happy iFS user so far and am curious about upoming new iFS/XPS hardware (just got my Nano-E receiver - WOW ! - makes me even more happy)
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Old Aug 09, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Firmware update for Nano receivers! We now have the ability to bind as slaves. So, you can bind multiple Nanos together now.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Firmware update for Nano receivers! We now have the ability to bind as slaves. So, you can bind multiple Nanos together now.
That's great, Jim..... that's what I like about you and company..... you listen to what the customer wants and then you provide whenever possible !
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Hi Jim

Is it "only" the capability to make the nano work as a slave,
thatīs been changed in the new 1.4, or has something else
changed as well.

Don`t misunderstand me, a nano slave, is a great option.

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Old Aug 10, 2010, 01:34 PM
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That's great, Jim..... that's what I like about you and company..... you listen to what the customer wants and then you provide whenever possible !
couldn't say it better
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 04:09 PM
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All of the udpates since v1.0 are also included. Most of these are internal changes, but v1.3 introduced the reboot indicator. So, if your receiver reboots due to power loss the LED flashes slowly to let you know.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 05:52 PM
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Hi

Ah ok, I allready have the 1.3 firmware in my nano reciever,
witch is mounted in a Trex450 pro, allmost completly surrounded
by the carbon fiber frames.

But I still get 164 feet in the range test (reduced transmitting strenght)
and that is when the reciever antenna is pointing straight towards the transmitter, it`s a very nice product you and your crew made.


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Old Aug 10, 2010, 08:36 PM
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Yes, we are discovering that our testing prior to FCC testing isn't a fluke. The Nanos have better range than our full range receivers. They are more prone ot problems with mounting though due to their size.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 03:22 AM
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Yes, we are discovering that our testing prior to FCC testing isn't a fluke. The Nanos have better range than our full range receivers. They are more prone ot problems with mounting though due to their size.
How about a little after market plastic case for the Nano, nice and sturdy and mountable where weight isn't too much of an issue. Something we could just drop the Nano into. Just a thought.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 05:46 AM
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How about a little after market plastic case for the Nano, nice and sturdy and mountable where weight isn't too much of an issue. Something we could just drop the Nano into. Just a thought.
That would be a nice thing

Meanwhile I use some shink tubing

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Old Aug 11, 2010, 06:24 AM
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For me the tubing is a better idea than a hard case if you need protection. (For the receiver, that is.) The case than has to be made for both the Nano-E and Nano-T where the tubing is "one fit all".
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 12:23 AM
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Older receivers??

Hello there

I am writing from finland, so please for give me if my english is nor so good. But, anyway. I bought a JR radio from my friend. The radio has XPS tx module and two receivers. Now I like to order more receivers. I do not know what is the firmware version. Previous owner do not know How old those gears are.

1. So do I have to update all the tx module and those two reveicers?
2. Where I can order those reveicers? (From the XPS -web pages?)

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Kamppi
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 10:21 AM
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The only way to know what version firmware you have is by using our XDP (or Graupner's version).

You don't ever "need" to update firmware. We have added many new features since v3.0 was released.

We do not sell to Europe. You would need to purchase receivers from Graupner.
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Fantastic news about having a slave nano.. One or 2 more channels will be nice.. So, with my 2 nanos I can slave one to another?

Without the color changing leds, how do you slave a nano to a master nano? I cant find it in the manuals..

Thanks
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 10:39 PM
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After putting the receiver into binding mode, you insert the jumper again and the LED will then turn solid (slave mode). You can do this as many times as you want for each slave receiver. The last receiver must be left in normal binding mode (flashing fast LED). When you then put the transmitter into binding mode, all of the receivers will bind to the transmitter and all of their LEDs will turn off. Power everything off and then back on... you have a master and as many slaves as you like.
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