Hoten-X with DEVO 7E losing connection
I have a Hoten-X, got it for Christmas this year. It is my first quad. It came RTF with the DEVO 7E radio. I have been flying for several weeks with no problems. Went out yesterday to practice my quad flying skills, and noticed that it is dropping the connection to my radio if I get further than about 100 feet away from it. The problem is intermittent, and happens at different points of a flight. It has happened while powering up and in mid flight. It does seem to hold connection, once it drops and reconnects. Example, I bind up, fly, lose connection, reconnect and it is fine after that for that flight. From there it will fly like normal, with expected range. I haven't crashed it yet, knock on wood, most of the time it is sitting on the ground when it loses connection. It has happened once while in the air, as I ran closer to it, it re-connected and was back under control. I've tested it at different physical locations to rule out any interference, no difference. I have inspected the receiver for anything that looks out of place, everything looks normal.
My connection process is this:
I connect battery to Hoten-X.(Lights flash)
I power on the DEVO 7E (Hoten lights go steady, then flash)
Radio and Hoten both beep and connect, after about 10 seconds
Lights on Hoten go steady on, with the slightest of flickering on the rear lights
EDIT: I know it is losing connection, because the DEVO 7E is beeping at me and the bind lights are flashing again on the quad; I have that sensor enabled on the radio. I am also NOT using the telemetry functions with the Hoten-X. (I have heard that it shortens flight times considerably.)
Last edited by Johnny NoPants; Jan 25, 2013 at 09:07 AM.
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