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Feb 08, 2017, 03:26 PM
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X24 Integrated Flight Control System


The X24 Integrated Flight Control System (X24-IFCS) is now available. This product was formerly known as the X24 Channel Expander. Due to the fact that X24 does so much more than a simple Channel Expander, we have redefined the product.

You can download the X24 manual here.

The latest updater (v1.5) is available here.

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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR X24's FIRMWARE:
  • Make sure you have downloaded and installed the XDP software package located here. Make sure that you run the installer in ADMINISTRATOR mode!
  • Download the latest X24 updater (see above).
  • Disconnect all batteries from the X24.
  • Plug the cable from your Serial Link into the X24's MATCH power port (this will turn on the X24).
  • Put your X24 into "Computer Mode" by going to the SYSTEM menu and selecting Computer Mode.
  • Launch the X24 updater program (in ADMINISTRATOR mode), and click on Find Device.
  • Now click on Flash Device.
  • When the flash is complete, remove the power from the X24.

After successfully updating the X24, apply power to it and go to the SYSTEM menu and select RESET DEFAULTS. The v1.4 upgrade requires that you reset everything back to factory defaults. The X24 will not function properly if you skip this step!! The v1.5 upgrade requires the reset if you are upgrading from v1.3 or ealier.
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Feb 08, 2017, 03:26 PM
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After a long delay (due to the testing requirements of the current matching feature), we have finally released the X24 for sale!
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Feb 08, 2017, 03:26 PM
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Feb 09, 2017, 02:17 PM
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awesome news!... a week after my birthday, but I will strive to forgive
Feb 12, 2017, 09:14 PM
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If Purchased at the AMA Ontario Convention


Jim, the new product sent out to the pre-orders also include those customers who purchased the X24 Channel Expander at the January AMA convention? My buddy and I were starting to wonder if we were going to need to turn back in our business cards to you? Good to hear they are coming out. You had told us you were waiting on the plastic from overseas.


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Feb 13, 2017, 08:43 AM
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Yes, all of the pre-orders from the AMA have now shipped out. There was an issue discovered with some servos working with automatic current matching, and I am working on this. Since everyone who pre-ordered also has a Serial Link we went ahead and shipped these out. Firmware updates will be released to add back in the auto-match support and some new features, like "balance" for like surfaces that are not connected together.
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Mar 11, 2017, 10:54 AM
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Ok, just an update. I delayed the release of the X24 due to an issue with the AutoMatch feature when using a few brands of servos that have an incredibly high refresh rate - like 333Hz servos used for some big applications and tail rotor servos for helis.

During this time, I also re-designed how the user does the AutoMatch, and the manual is now complete with these changes. You can get the latest manual here:

http://www.xtremepowersystems.net/data/X24_manual.pdf

I am busy doing testing of the various servos which takes time, but I expect to finally be able to release this product shortly. Thanks for your patience!

Note: once released there will be an updater program for flashing the exiting X24's that are out there
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Mar 13, 2017, 02:16 PM
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Does this device have SBUS serial data output as an option?
Mar 13, 2017, 05:55 PM
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No. It's possible of course to do virtually any type of I/O with this product. Why would you need SBUS output?
Mar 14, 2017, 01:58 PM
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I want to run some or all SBUS/SBUS2 servos serially. But still have the multi receiver redundancy, I find that part very important.
Mar 14, 2017, 05:04 PM
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You do realize that that servo connectors are only good for 5A of current? That's technically not even enough for a single modern high-torque servo. When you start running multiple servos from the same SBUS port, you are dividing the power available by the number of servos. It really doesn't work, and it's the entire reason why the X24 exists. You would be far better off running all of the servos from the X24, even if you needed long extensions to do it. They would be all individually powered correctly, and have individual failsafe control.

I will look at what would be needed to add a pass-thru for the selected protocol, but I would highly suggest not using this for anything more than a retract valve servo or something else that uses extremely low current.
Apr 28, 2017, 09:20 AM
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Probably should mention.....you can now "Add To Cart"! ...
Apr 28, 2017, 03:53 PM
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Ordered mine yesterday
Apr 28, 2017, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by FBY002
Ordered mine yesterday
Since you're in Tx. & I'm in Mi., you will probably get yours first.......please keep us posted! ....
Apr 29, 2017, 12:19 PM
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Will do, I have a 96 inch Extra 260 with two servos per aileron with a ZDZ 80 I was going to use a Booma AR IM22 channel matcher on now going to use the X24. It will be a little while before I get to it, I have two airplanes in front of it that neither need the X24, both will most likely get the XPS 10+. The original set-up did not use any channel matcher, just 4 hours per wing with a couple of amp meters monitoring the servo current to get the mechnicial linkages close enough that they didn't fight each other too bad. Really looking forward to trying the X24 out.


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