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Jul 14, 2019, 03:13 PM
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So, it works now?
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Jul 15, 2019, 05:00 PM
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Hi Jim, yes all work fine. Just missed that bit (annoyingly ) but thankfully didn't cause any hickups
Jul 15, 2019, 11:03 PM
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Great, that's good news!
Jul 20, 2019, 07:39 AM
Will

Slow Flashing LED


Thought I'd post up a recent experience that might help others with the X10+ V2.

After a few flights the other day, I put a fresh battery into my Edge and hooked everything up for another flight. The board LED began flashing green about once per second. It has two XPS RFU receivers in it -- both had a red LED lit up on them instead of the normal green color. The control surfaces were working, but a slow blinking light? Hmm, never seen this before. Tried unplugging the power lead and plugging it back in, but the LED would just go back into the slow flashing. Did this half a dozen times, but every time the LED would be solid for a second or two then start flashing again. Decided to put the plane away until I could figure it out.

When I got home I looked through the forum and saw this was indicating the receivers had rebooted after connecting them. So I emailed Jim about it, wondering if maybe the X10+ needed to be re-flashed. He said since both receivers had red LED's and the X10+ was flashing like this, it likely means the power to the X10+ is getting interrupted and I should check the power leads to it. So I checked continuity on the leads and found the positive wire had problems when I moved it. So I removed them, re-soldered new wires on and reconnected everything. All looks good now -- receiver LEDs are green and the X10+ stays solid green now. Man, am I glad I didn't fly it like that!

So a word to the wise: if the LED on the X10+ isn't solid and green, it's a good idea to troubleshoot and fix it before taking off.

Thanks Jim!
Jul 20, 2019, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerWill
Thought I'd post up a recent experience that might help others with the X10+ V2.

After a few flights the other day, I put a fresh battery into my Edge and hooked everything up for another flight. The board LED began flashing green about once per second. It has two XPS RFU receivers in it -- both had a red LED lit up on them instead of the normal green color. The control surfaces were working, but a slow blinking light? Hmm, never seen this before. Tried unplugging the power lead and plugging it back in, but the LED would just go back into the slow flashing. Did this half a dozen times, but every time the LED would be solid for a second or two then start flashing again. Decided to put the plane away until I could figure it out.

When I got home I looked through the forum and saw this was indicating the receivers had rebooted after connecting them. So I emailed Jim about it, wondering if maybe the X10+ needed to be re-flashed. He said since both receivers had red LED's and the X10+ was flashing like this, it likely means the power to the X10+ is getting interrupted and I should check the power leads to it. So I checked continuity on the leads and found the positive wire had problems when I moved it. So I removed them, re-soldered new wires on and reconnected everything. All looks good now -- receiver LEDs are green and the X10+ stays solid green now. Man, am I glad I didn't fly it like that!

So a word to the wise: if the LED on the X10+ isn't solid and green, it's a good idea to troubleshoot and fix it before taking off.

Thanks Jim!
Wise choice and thanks for the heads up.....


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