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Under Construction: EYE One Xtreme Tips, Tricks, How To's, & More...

Under Construction....

Due to the massive size of the Xtreme thread and information being strewn across multiple threads I have created this thread for the sake of keeping helpful info all in one place. The thread is broken down into 7 categories:

#2 Before First Flight/Pre-Flight Checklist
#3 How To's
#4 Tips/Tricks
#5 FPV setups/Camera Mounting
#6 Customizing/ Aftermarket Accessories
#7 Trouble Shooting
#8 Updates

Please note if you catch anything I might miss or see something you feel should be added please direct me via post or PM. The goal here is to keep this thread completely on target for what it's designed to be. If you want to have discussions then here is the main RC Logger thread: RC EYE One Xtreme Thread And you can find other threads on the Xtreme under the mini multirotor section as well.

Links to the Xtreme User Manual:
English Manual
German Manual

Also there is a very complete listing of FAQ's you may find helpful here: Xtreme FAQ's

Now let's dig into the good stuff...
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Before your first flight of the Xtreme it is important that you check it over to ensure there are no issues that would cause problems once you begin flight. Also it's good practice to make a habit of checking over these things on regular basis.

Please make a habit before each flight to do a gyro reset.

Pre-flight Checklist

-Ensure props are in correct orientation.
(There are clockwise and counter-clockwise props in use on multirotors. Please verify that they are on correctly)

-Check to make sure the finger screws that hold the props in place are tightened down.
(Don't overtighten them, but they should feel snug and well seated. You can quickly get a feel for the amount of tension you should feel when tightening them down)

- Ensure there is a rubber washer between each prop and the finger screw

-Check to ensure motor mount screw/nut are locked down securely.

-Make sure the screws that hold the flight control board are tightened down (not over tightened but should feel snug while still allowing the rubber to act as a dampener

-Do a complete inspection over the entire unit looking for any damaged components.
(Important things to check: carefully inspect the motor mounts, props, board and wiring)

-Make sure the AAA batteries in your transmitter (controller) are fresh.

-Fully charge the lipo battery of your quad before flying.

-Perform a gyro reset before each flight (More info attached in post #2).

Now you should be ready to fly. Follow the manual for more detailed instructions regarding your first flights.
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Next up...

How-To Section

Section 1- Perform Resets

Gyro Reset
-For the best flight experience make a habit of resetting your gyro before each flight. Directions are as follows and can be found in the user manual.

Stock Transmitter Reset
RC Logger Xtreme Stock Transmitter Reset (4 min 11 sec)

Section 2- How to Replace Your Flight Controller Board

A few things to mention:
-Make sure to have something to store your parts in as you remove them
-Pay attention when removing the flight controller board. Below it there are rubber dampeners at each corner on top of the post where the screws hold down the flight controller.
-Also note the plastic bind button is now just sitting in place. If you turn the frame over it will fall out. Please be aware so you don't lose it.

Here is a great video made by Adam that will walk you through the process.
RC EYE ONE Xtreme Flight Controller replacement tutorial Revised (11 min 55 sec)

Section 3- Transmitter configurations(PPM Receiver)

This video explains how a PPM setup works. Although some things might be a little different based on your radio and due to firmware changes on the OneLink it gives a great overview and understanding of how the setup works.
RC EYE One XTREME, PPM option explained [12102013] (13 min 31 sec)

PPM Rx setup with DX6i (Spektrum)
Here is a layout showing the DX6i menu settings:

PPM for Futaba FASSTusing a FrSky TFR4-B receiver.

Futaba with sBus to PPM rx setup explained
XTREME Futaba SBUS to PPM EXPLAINED [1st March 2014] (22 min 42 sec)

Model Files for those using a Devo 7e w/ Deviation firmware:

Section 4- Transmitter Configurations (OneLink)

How to do a firmware update along with the learning/binding process on a Futaba transmitter
RC Logger OneLINK Tutorial: Firmware Update, Learn Mode, Bind Mode (8 min 55 sec)

OneLink setup/learning process on a DX6i
RC EYE One Xtreme - OneLink setup tutorial for Spektrum Transmitters (9 min 16 sec)

Section 5- Camera Tray Mount and Removal
RC EYE One Xtreme; Camera tray/mount installation and removal. [13102013] (0 min 49 sec)
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Tips/Tricks Section

Front LED leads Insulation
Be reminded that the front LED leads are bare therefore anything touching across the two points conductively could cause a surge that could damage your board. It's quick and easy to pull the LED out and add something to cover the leads from this happening. You can use really anything. Heat shrink, drinking straw, electrical tape etc. Definitely perform this if you intend to install your receiver up front where it could come in contact with both leads at the same time.

Here's a pic of the leads being protected using just a piece of drinking straw:

Canopy Placement
It is important that you place the canopy on with the black square of foam on the inside at the rear of the quad. This piece covers the barometric pressure sensor and ensures that it works properly. Please see pic for correct placement.

PPM Receiver installation locations:

Below are some pics showing different locations PPM Receivers have been installed. Please remember to have your ground, power & signal wire in the correct order for connecting to the Xtreme.

Lemon Receiver DSM2:

Futaba Receiver with FrSky Converter

Lengthening the Sticks of Your Stock Transmitter
Some have felt that the stock controller might have a better feel with longer sticks. Due to some of these ideas requiring multiple steps instead I have attached the original post so you can see a full how to.
Real Gimbal Sticks Mod: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=9207
Lengthened Gimbal Mod 2: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=284
Glued Pop Rivet: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=4131
Vinyl Stick Mod: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=6643
Old Game Controller Mod: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=8012

Another option if you like the pads but would prefer them to be a taller is purchasing gaming controller extenders by a company called Kontrol Freek. Here is there website: www.kontrolfreek.com

Inward Facing Landing Gear
This option removes some of the stress that could be placed on the arms/mainframe during the impact of a crash. This option will only work with the stock shorter landing gear and will be more prone to tip over on landing, but still a tip worth sharing.
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First Person View Setups (FPV)

Full Setups Including Wireless Video Transmission

By Roomie. Original post here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ostcount=11840

By djadub. Original post : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ostcount=11859

By Chris.Z. Original post : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=9831

By xian1925. Original post: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=6755
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Aftermarket Accessories

This section is dedicated to products that are available as addition to the stock configuration.

RC Logger Products:

Xtreme aluminum motor mounts: Link Coming Soon
Xtreme Travel Case: http://www.rclogger.com/RC-EYE/Spare...reme-Case.html
RC EYE OneStation Lipo Charger: http://www.rclogger.com/RC-EYE/Spare...neStation.html
Xtreme Aerial Kit: http://www.rclogger.com/RC-EYE/Spare...erial-Kit.html
Red Canopy: http://www.rclogger.com/RC-EYE/Spare...anopy-Red.html
RC EYE OneCam 5.8 GHz FPV Kit: http://www.rclogger.com/RC-EYE/Spare...z-FPV-Kit.html
Xtreme carbon fiber arms: http://www.rclogger.com/RC-EYE/Spare...bon-Fiber.html

Phoenix Flight Gear Frames/Accessories From RC-Drones.

RC-Drones has an array of aftermarket frames (the one pictured above is one of them) and parts for the RC EYE One Xtreme. I would post them individually but there are so many options I am just linking the page that has all of the frames/accessories available: http://www.rc-drones.com/Xtreme-Fram...ies_c_126.html

Also If you're not a DIY person they offer fully built ready to fly custom setups for the Xtreme. You can find those here: http://www.rc-drones.com/Xtreme-RTF-ARF_c_128.html
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One more just in case.
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Jlcamp7 excellent thread! I was on the fence between 200qx and the extreme, this is a great thread and provides all the necessary info for the extreme and successful flights without having to read thru hundreds of posts! Thanks for the hard work!
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Hey what? cmon where is it all??

I have a P1, maybe soon 4 minis and want something just as a park flyer, heard these are good, $130 RTF with brushless? No brainer...

EDIT, Hey JL, excellent stuff, going to be good reading, well done

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Quads and FPV it's not a crime
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