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Posted by VicT | Jan 30, 2018 @ 10:44 AM | 2,537 Views
I ordered my tx from Brian (owner of Phils Hobby shop) in St Pete in Dec 2017. On Fri Jan 19 they called me and I picked her up for a cost of $586 including tax (just a charge cable, no case or receiver). Horizon’s online cost was $599.

Charge was about 50% so I charged it overnight and on Sat she was 99% charged. Orange raindrops (Boot up indication) took about 2 minutes then black screen then the Spektrum Airware took about 10 seconds.

Under System Settings I went to Product Information and pressed the REGISTER TRANSMITTER block. I filled out all the info using my old account user name and password. I received a confirmation that the TX was registered. It took a few days before I was able to see the radio on the My Spektrum site along with all the past transmitters that are registered.

I called up Horizon Tech Used the TX to update with the help of phone tech support. I asked for the Brittish voice and the talked me thru downloading and installing the software. I chose the female Brittish English and its a little better than the DX9 Brittish female English. Tech talked me thru updating the apps and there was no problem. I lost 1 test model so learned to back up models into hard drive or SD card before doing updates. (Although on 1/30/18 I did not lose my test AT6 model after a new Airware update!
Had trouble setting the local clock but finally figured it out. Emailed pics of Lonnies AT6 Texan and picked this from “Gallery”

On 1/29 from reading RCGroups I...Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | Jan 30, 2018 @ 10:29 AM | 3,201 Views
I ordered my tx from Brian (owner of Phils Hobby shop) in St Pete in Dec 2017. On Fri Jan 19 they called me and I picked her up for a cost of $586 including tax (just a charge cable, no case or receiver). Horizon’s online cost was $599.

Charge was about 50% so I charged it overnight and on Sat she was 99% charged. Orange raindrops (Boot up indication) took about 2 minutes then black screen then the Spektrum Airware took about 10 seconds.

Under System Settings I went to Product Information and pressed the REGISTER TRANSMITTER block. I filled out all the info using my old account user name and password. I received a confirmation that the TX was registered. It took a few days before I was able to see the radio on the My Spektrum site along with all the past transmitters that are registered.

I called up Horizon Tech Used the TX to update with the help of phone tech support. I asked for the Brittish voice and the talked me thru downloading and installing the software. I chose the female Brittish English and its a little better than the DX9 Brittish female English. Tech talked me thru updating the apps and there was no problem. I lost 1 test model so learned to back up models into hard drive or SD card before doing updates. (Although on 1/30/18 I did not lose my test AT6 model after a new Airware update!
Had trouble setting the local clock but finally figured it out. Emailed pics of Lonnies AT6 Texan and picked this from “Gallery”

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Posted by VicT | Jan 18, 2018 @ 11:33 PM | 2,532 Views
Fellow club flyer has about 1 yr experience with his Apprentice and has recently switched from the DX5 to a DX6 Gen 2 TX.

So without any experience with programming the DX6 for flaps or SAFE Select On/Off he asked me to help him out.

From past experience with another club members Commander I thought it would be maybe and hour effort. However it turned into 3 hours! Here’s why:

The Commander manual does not explain how to assign a switch (and a channel) to turn SAFE (Self Level) On/Off. The Apprentice uses 3 modes that are Beginner, Intermediate, and Experienced set up on a 3 position B switch. The Commander manual is of no help and the. DX6 manual is not much better.

The Commander manual does not explain how to assign audio to the SAFE/Self Level switch, nor does it explain audio settings for flaps, dual rates, throttle cut, or time remaining. The DX 6 manual is not much help. Here is what I did:

Since new Commander owner never switched out of Apprentice he wanted to know how to switch to the new Commander model. First I showed him to press the two left buttons (Clear and Back) to jump from the Apprentice main display to the Model Select menu. At the bottom you pick new model and start from the top and work down. Now the Commander manual on page 4 shows this wing type and flaps settings. There is no guidance on how to set up a SAFE/Self Level switch so here is what I did:

Go to Channel Assignment and set B switch to operate the...Continue Reading
Posted by VicT | Jan 09, 2018 @ 04:31 PM | 2,604 Views
This was second flight with Lonny Walkers AT and first with wireless buddy box. So both TX have same settings. Flights of 7 min with mostly 50-60 % power with high was 20%. Wattmeter indicated 35 A and 350 watts on stock prop and 40 amp ESC.

SPARKS RWY 9-27 asfault Jan 9, 2018