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Mar 17, 2012, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Marco67
Cool thanks Rob!
I try now to update the board (just for test it), and when i click over "Updgrate" (LOL) i see "Device Initiali".... and nothing other...
I've the board connected only to the usb port, no rx/esc/bec...
Marco, check my recent posts.. My Rabbit was delivered from GLB with firmware version 1.102 and this is exactly what happens to me when trying to upgrade. Everyone else seems to have 1.101 or earlier.

Is this a bug or intended function of 1.102? cmpang, can you address this with developers? What's different in 1.102?
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Mar 17, 2012, 04:45 PM
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I am flying my rabbit with a Hitec Aurora 9 radio, and in the Gui under reciever channel area, I cannot get any values to show, I push the display data button, but it shows nothing, I suspect this may also be causing my next problem in that when I check any of the boxes on the right of the Gui for hight lock, auto stability, head lock, and I unplug the usb cable, plug it back in and restart the Gui, the boxes are not checked???? other than that I had a very successful first few flights with the rabbit today
Mar 17, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by KnimRod
Marco, check my recent posts.. My Rabbit was delivered from GLB with firmware version 1.102 and this is exactly what happens to me when trying to upgrade. Everyone else seems to have 1.101 or earlier.

Is this a bug or intended function of 1.102? cmpang, can you address this with developers? What's different in 1.102?
Thanks Rob! Ok, i waiting info from cmpang and the dev team, very poor support for this board and orrible windows interface... the only good thing is that it seems to fly well, but it is too little!
About manual 1.2 in chinese: you find inside the zip you linked me!
You can copy and paste all the chinese text inside the pdf and use a good translator... i try now and work fine!

Marco - AC Dev Team
Last edited by Marco67; Mar 17, 2012 at 05:00 PM.
Mar 17, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Translated with Google from manual 1.2:

Firmware upgrade:

First click on "select the upgrade file" button in the dialog box, select the appropriate upgrade file (if the file is the wrong choice will be given prompt, you need to re-select), and then point to the right of the "upgrade" button. start the firmware upgrade, and will display the firmware upgrade process. (The upgrade process, please do not interrupt the upgrade process, otherwise, the original firmware and new firmware will make the flight control were impaired.)
Mar 17, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Marco67
Cool thanks Rob!
I try now to update the board (just for test it), and when i click over "Updgrate" (LOL) i see "Device Initiali".... and nothing other...
I've the board connected only to the usb port, no rx/esc/bec...
Show us a screen shot of your settings and maybe we can help when we see it.
Mar 17, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Smoked rabbit


Bought an Ideafly with Rabbit controller. NO instructions with it. Plugged battery in without connecting balancing plug. Beeps, lights, etc. Then I plugged in balance plug and poof. Luckily I unplugged very quickly, but not before smoking something.



When all else fails, google the instructions - then read them.

I think it was insulation only on one wire of the balance tap. Everything else appears to be uncooked... what are the chances?

Mar 17, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by robone
Why don't you post it here so we can all benefit, maybe.
Cause its already posted here, its the one Cmpang posted with the gps firmware.
Mar 17, 2012, 05:47 PM
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this one https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1289
Mar 17, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenpilot
Bought an Ideafly with Rabbit controller. NO instructions with it. Plugged battery in without connecting balancing plug. Beeps, lights, etc. Then I plugged in balance plug and poof. Luckily I unplugged very quickly, but not before smoking something.



When all else fails, google the instructions - then read them.

I think it was insulation only on one wire of the balance tap. Everything else appears to be uncooked... what are the chances?

When I got my IFly-4/Rabbit, I checked the balance wires. The cable was backwards as delivered. Good thing I checked. Check everything!
Mar 17, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by KnimRod
When I got my IFly-4/Rabbit, I checked the balance wires. The cable was backwards as delivered. Good thing I checked. Check everything!
Did you have instructions with yours? Also what exactly is channel 0? I have lots of work ahead to determine whether or not I bricked it.

That's good advice to check everything. Will do from here on in.
Mar 17, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenpilot
Did you have instructions with yours? Also what exactly is channel 0? I have lots of work ahead to determine whether or not I bricked it.

That's good advice to check everything. Will do from here on in.
No instructions with the Quad at all... I used the english instructions found earlier in this thread. I would recommend reading this thread from beginning to end. Everything you need to know to get your quad flying is here.
Mar 17, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenpilot
Bought an Ideafly with Rabbit controller. NO instructions with it. Plugged battery in without connecting balancing plug. Beeps, lights, etc. Then I plugged in balance plug and poof. Luckily I unplugged very quickly, but not before smoking something.



When all else fails, google the instructions - then read them.

I think it was insulation only on one wire of the balance tap. Everything else appears to be uncooked... what are the chances?

Dont worry a few months ago when I started using the rabbit same happened to me, blue lead went into flames. Since that that board has changed 3 frames and is actually sitting in my big ConHexo, fortunately no damage was taken to the board.

Now ive got 3 boards and did not use the balance plug on any of them
Mar 17, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Today I tried PTZ stability and YES, leaving channel 7 free of switches and assigning a pot to that channel Ive got both PTZ stability and manual control over the gimbal.

It would be nice to have the possibility of assigning another pot to channel 8 and have full manual control.
Mar 17, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by apejovic
It would be nice to have the possibility of assigning another pot to channel 8 and have full manual control.
MultiWii does that, but I guess now you have to depend on your closed-sores Chinese overlords to deliver features you want, instead of adding them yourself.
Zing!
Mar 17, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Here's my quad with everything unchecked except that I have height hold H checked and on Ch 7. My receiver Ch 7 runs into Ch7 of the Rabbit. I'm pretty happy with the way it flies.
The funny thing is that if you have height hold engaged and fly it over something that makes it rise above 6 feet or so, it stays there because it reverts from Sonar to Baro.
Rabbit height hold. (6 min 54 sec)


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