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Apr 03, 2012, 10:47 AM
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great stuff guys, as for anti virus Windows 7 on it' own does quit well at anti virus and does not cause issues with the GCS... so long are genearlly you are not doing silly things with your computer

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Apr 03, 2012, 12:18 PM
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That's why I bought a cheap laptop


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Originally Posted by aeromodellers

My advice... if you want to run GCS, dont install any antivirus/antispyware softwre... this will compromise on system security, but i guess feiyutech has to release upgrades to address this issue. Till that time I am totally vulnerable....

Take this advice only at your own risk...
That's one of the reasons why I bought a cheap HP 2000 laptop for $425 and I use it only for the GCS software .In addition my new laptop can operate on the battery for more than 4 hours which is great for the field and also I have upgraded from Vista to Windows 7.
If a Trojan or virus gets in my new Laptop and mucks it up , then it's no big deal.
I can just wipe my hard drive clean and reinstall windows if things go extremely
bad.
Apr 03, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by saabguyspg
great stuff guys, as for anti virus Windows 7 on it' own does quit well at anti virus and does not cause issues with the GCS... so long are genearlly you are not doing silly things with your computer

Steve
I have a company provided laptop... Had a symantec corporate edition on it. Earlier it was working fine... But off lately it starting messing wid my gcs. So uninstalled it... Not sure if other antivirus programs behave the same way or different.... It did not allow me to intall rhe gcs... After removing the symantec everything is cool...
Apr 03, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Did nyone try upgrading to 1.20 wid my instructions? Just curious....
Apr 03, 2012, 01:40 PM
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aero, that's the exact way I have always done it with all FY products and never had an issue...

but no sorry I have not done it yet. I will try and get it done tonight.

thanks for the point form list I will add a link to your post on page #1

steve
Apr 03, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Thanks Steve. Appreciate that...

Cheers...
Apr 03, 2012, 02:52 PM
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I run avast anti virus and haven't had a problem yet although I've only used it 3 times
Apr 03, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Firmware update question: I just received the FY31AP and read the note about firmware 1.20. Do I have to first apply the older firmware versions: 1.10 and 1.12 BEFORE updating with the latest 1.20 ? Or can I simply install 1.20?

Thanks,
Mike
Apr 03, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Aeromodellers - Sorry, another question. You say to disconnect the RED wire from the USB/TTL cable (I got from BEVRC) but the firmware PDF named: Firmware upgrade procedure.pdf - Step 7. does not say to disconnect. it says:

STEP 7: Plug the Serial connector to the controller module [-,+, UART] port.
Please ensure the polarity of your wires is correct. The RED wire is “+”. Wrongly connecting the polarity will damage your controller module.

Why disconnect?
Apr 03, 2012, 03:38 PM
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You should be able to go directly to 1.2



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Originally Posted by uavrat
Firmware update question: I just received the FY31AP and read the note about firmware 1.20. Do I have to first apply the older firmware versions: 1.10 and 1.12 BEFORE updating with the latest 1.20 ? Or can I simply install 1.20?

Thanks,
Mike
Apr 03, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Disconecting here ensures you don't overdraw the USB port for power

That being said I have done it both ways but aero is correct to be on the safe side you can disconnect this

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Originally Posted by uavrat
Aeromodellers - Sorry, another question. You say to disconnect the RED wire from the USB/TTL cable (I got from BEVRC) but the firmware PDF named: Firmware upgrade procedure.pdf - Step 7. does not say to disconnect. it says:

STEP 7: Plug the Serial connector to the controller module [-,+, UART] port.
Please ensure the polarity of your wires is correct. The RED wire is “+”. Wrongly connecting the polarity will damage your controller module.

Why disconnect?
Apr 03, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Thanks guys, appreciate the quick reply. I really don't want to fry something.

When is it OK to leave the red wire connected in the USB/TTL cable?
Apr 03, 2012, 04:33 PM
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usually you don't... it's all really just good practice in order to ensure you don't wreck your usb power supply
Apr 03, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by biggles uk
I run avast anti virus and haven't had a problem yet although I've only used it 3 times

I didn't have this problem when I was using my old Laptop running on Vista but when I switched over to my new Laptop running Windows 7 then all of a sudden it was "Set the dogs loose and get the chopper up " on Anti Virus threats and Trojan threats and having to shut it all down in order to get the GCS to work .
Apr 04, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by uavrat
When is it OK to leave the red wire connected in the USB/TTL cable?
If you do not have any servos or rc receiver plugged into the module, you may leave the red wire attached.

But life ain't that simple... Once you install the module, it is very irritating to remove all connections everytime just to upgrade the module, so it is advised to remove only the red wire from the usb cable and power the 31AP through BEC.

But like Steve said, it is a good practice to remove the red cable and power your module through a separate BEC for the safety of the USB port and the AP


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