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Jun 24, 2011, 10:52 PM
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I think you are simply stating that the manual Has wrong pics. This is correct. There are two manuals floating around. You don't need to use the sticks for settings. Just the trims. But also you shouldnt need to touch either. They are by default set correctly. If you hold trainer and push the aileron trim right, that is normal setting. The other way is France mode. The other one is elevator trim which should be using dsmx.
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Jun 24, 2011, 10:55 PM
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Ah sorry. You should be using dsm2. Hold trainer, hold elevator trim up, turn on. Should do the trick.
Jun 24, 2011, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Gst13xp
Ah sorry. You should be using dsm2. Hold trainer, hold elevator trim up, turn on. Should do the trick.
No. You were right the first time. There is no need to do anything, as the transmitter is already compatible in its default state with both DSMX and DSM2.

From the manual:

DSMX technology can be turned on and off with this
transmitter. The default is for DSMX technology to be turned
on. When it is on, the transmitter will bind to standard
DSM2 receivers and DSMX receivers. The only time DSMX
technology must be turned off is to bind to high-speed
11ms 2048 DSM2 receivers.

I think the manual is unnecessarily confusing in giving too much prominence to a feature that 99% of people don't even need to know about. It should be in fine print under a heading like "Using the DX5e with high-speed 11ms 2048 DSM2 receivers."
Jun 25, 2011, 09:34 AM
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The manual I have is dtd 12/20/10 and, if fact, as you can see on page 6 it makes no sense. I agree this is needless info but my problem is that there are other places in this manual that make no sense. Now that I know there is an updated manual, I'll download it. Unfortunately, as a newbie you don't know what can be ignored and what will knock you out of the air. Thanks
Jun 27, 2011, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by andykunz
one of them is the "brick my radio" command. Be careful that you don't find it.

Aug 09, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Let's not forget that the DX5e is really a computer TX so there are probably programming functions and hidden functions that we aren't supposed to know about. Things like mode swap, DR, expo changes, there may even be a stick calibration routine hidden in there. Also wouldn't surprise me if there were test pads or a connector that gave you a serial terminal output so that you could see what you are adjusting. Are they still using ATMega series AVR processors or did they switch to Cypress for everything?
Aug 09, 2011, 01:37 PM
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This topic does not only apply to DX5e but most of there other radios as well.
Nov 20, 2011, 05:10 PM
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If you switch on with the aileron trim right the radio goes into expo mode. I wonder what happens if you switch on with other trims set ? has anyone had a play ?

Nov 29, 2011, 06:48 AM
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i got my dx5e a few years ago. still using atmel atmega8 chips.

and, what do you mean, 'clears all controls?"

EDIT: and there is a 6th reversing sw hidden beneath the front cover. nver noiced it. changes mode 1 to mode 2, or visca versa.

2ND EDIT: OH, NOW I ....sorry. now i see what it does. recalibrates the pot position and travel. usefull to know, if the pots ever die, thoe 12k are hard to find. u could just swap any in and re calabrate......... you said there were two unaccounted for?
channel 5 and 6 jsut have 2 wires, i am assuming a simple sw to ground, the AVR's have a hard time with positive singnals in. i am wondering if you could attach pots to channel 5 and 6, run a + from the batt, and recalabrate, and get full, real servo outputs on those channel...........but i guess that would be a big secert they dont watn you to know. i mean, if that were ture, why would i ever buy a DX6i?

just tried it, and can confirm that the left rudder, trainer sw and power on does clear. his sequence is correct, except for one bit. on my dx5e, throttle and rudder left stic, was full up and left 1st, then full down and right, 2nd. i used the other 4 beeps for the four points on the right stick, as i only had haft movement. might this be related to the position of the mode switching sw?
Last edited by nemoskull; Nov 29, 2011 at 07:13 AM.
Jan 19, 2013, 04:48 PM
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I checked the trainer and ch5 switches, and they do not connect to ADC inputs on the ATMEGA88 chip. That means we can not replace the switches to pots. But that can mean that we can reprogram the ATMEGA chip. Anyone?
Last edited by Narancs; Jan 19, 2013 at 05:39 PM.
Jan 19, 2013, 05:00 PM
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You should also have check the date of this thread. After a year plus I'm sure he has moved on.
Jan 20, 2013, 12:28 AM
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i never check if thye atmega8 is unlocked. there are lock bits, as well as reset disable settings, but i never tried to read the code off the chip.
Jan 20, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Push a button and see what happens --
Appears to be a popular pastime.

Honda has some procedures which are also crazymakers - How to reset maintenance light - how to reset radio- how to set garage door opener - of various types .
never tried the various "what ifs"-on the DX5 .
Jan 20, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Narancs
I checked the trainer and ch5 switches, and they do not connect to ADC inputs on the ATMEGA88 chip. That means we can not replace the switches to pots. But that can mean that we can reprogram the ATMEGA chip. Anyone?
On virtually no modern radio you can simply replace a switch with a pot. They are programmed to work digital, even if you connect a pot.
Also, you can bet that all the lock fuses of the microcontrollers are burnt. Noone can afford to have the software read out this easy.

You have to write your radio software from the scratch.
Jan 25, 2013, 04:07 PM
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an idea ive been tossing around im my head is to feed an PWM signal to the ch 5 switch. on/off/on/off. if its slow enough for the AVR to read (250us starting?) but still faster than the servo can respond it might work.

you might just end up frezseeing the servo, i dont really know. it would depend on how the servo reacts to quicly changing signal. this might work better on an analog servo.

edit: if this did work, you would also end up constanyl moving ur servo, they might burn out or live a short life

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