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Mar 08, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Do you or anybody else know if this software can be used on all gyro,s zyx-s and zyx, the only reference I can find is for the zyx-s
So have they stopped supporting the zyx? Or has anybody just flashed all their gyro,s with the new software?
This 4.0 software contains 2 images, one for zyx and one for zyx-s.
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Mar 08, 2013, 11:09 AM
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I got the v4.0 software from online, the link before.. I extracted it and opened the folder but I don't have the zyx40_en.exe program to run the software..
Can you do a print screen to show what files are in the zyx4.0 folder ?
Mar 08, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Can you do a print screen to show what files are in the zyx4.0 folder ?
Found it

It was NOT there before, but that works for me



Dan
Mar 08, 2013, 11:12 AM
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...still can't get it connected though.. LOL
Mar 08, 2013, 11:13 AM
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This 4.0 software contains 2 images, one for zyx and one for zyx-s.
Thanks for the prompt reply..
Mar 08, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Looks like they've added a governor function to the v4 firmware. There's also a new "Burst Coefficient" which is explained as "enhance the response speed of the stick" (referring to cyclic control).
Mar 08, 2013, 11:42 AM
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I just updated both zyx and zyx-s to v4.0 using the zyx40_en.exe. Very straight forward and had no connection problem.
Mar 08, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Looks like they've added a governor function to the v4 firmware. There's also a new "Burst Coefficient" which is explained as "enhance the response speed of the stick" (referring to cyclic control).
Yeah, Governor mode is nice to have but we need a extension module (zyx20) for this feature to work.

In the zyx4.0EN folder, there are update instructions for zyx and zyx-s in doc and pdf formats. In zyx-s update instruction, it shows the pins out to connect a rpm sensor, dual s-bus and the detail explanation of setting up governor mode using the extended module (zyx20). So, zyx-s Governor mode may be similar to Skookum and vbar.
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Mar 08, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Any point in running gov mode on the gyro when you can have it through the esc?
Wouldn't it just consume cpu cycles uselessly?
Mar 08, 2013, 12:28 PM
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From what I saw in Helifreak.com, people prefer gyro governor than ESC governor. Gyro governor is active and ESC governor is passive. ESC just concentrates on motor speed while gyro will take both heli condition and motor speed into account to maintain the head speed.
Mar 08, 2013, 01:05 PM
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First test flight with ZYX firmware 4.0


Hi guys,

I've recently upgraded one of my CX-ZYX frankengyros to firmware 4.0 and took it for a short test flight in the driveway. Overall impression is that the differences in flight behavior are subtle:

- piro compensation seems to be a bit better. I was able to get about 4 full piros before needing any correction input on cyclic. For some reason my 450 seems to piro much more level CW (5-6 full revs before correction) than CCW (4 full revs before correction).
- without changing anything since v3.5, I'm getting a faint (high-gain) wobble on cyclic roll after the upgrade.
- cyclic feel seems a bit crisper and more connected.
- collective feel unchanged (still vague).

I'm planning a trip to the field later today to do some more testing, including the looking into whether they solved the pitch-up tendency in FFF. Stay tuned for more...
Mar 08, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Omg omg omg, so excited about the new firmware I really like to see if piros are truly improved. Even adding a gov function, NICE..... Tarot is putting out some superb work.

I might just test it on my night heli this evening....
Mar 08, 2013, 02:00 PM
Take my money already
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I downloaded it too but it said i already installed it . So I guess I had the new software all along
Mar 08, 2013, 03:09 PM
as much as I can
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The official v4.0 firmware binary is different from the v4.0 that Tarot sent me. I flashed it and... the violent servos came back! So, I'm back to the customized v4.0 now.
That's a real pity. Did you advise Tarot that your special firmware also fixed my servo kick and lockout problem with the Align DS410M. If they know there are more issues of this, then they might add it to the official release.
Mar 08, 2013, 03:12 PM
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The fw v4 fix the single sat binding with dx8?


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