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Sep 26, 2002, 12:13 PM
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Need help setting up Phoenix 35 BL controller


Hey guys,
When I plug in the batter the servos and everything work fine but I'm getting a rapid flash from the controller and it won't go into setup mode. Can anyone make any suggestions?
-Stephen
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Sep 26, 2002, 10:52 PM
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Stephen,

Not enough information...

1. When you plug a battery in with the controller connected to a motor and a receiver with servos attached while your transmitter is turned on, do the servos move ok before it arms and does it arm ok and run the motor? If this is not so, you need to make this happen first.

2. If the answer to the above is yes, what exactly happens at each step of the enter programming sequence.

Greg in Minneapolis
Sep 27, 2002, 09:11 AM
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Hey Greg,
Thanks for your response. The servos and radio are working fine(running off of the BEC of course) but the controller will not allow me to enter the programming mode. When I connect power I just get a rapid flash from the controller and nothing else. I have tried switching the servo reversing on the throttle but it has not helped.
-Stephen
Sep 27, 2002, 09:56 AM
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But Stephen, can you run the motor when it is all connected? You didn't say if you can or not... and as stated in the instructions, you need to be able to do that before trying to enter programming mode.

Greg
Sep 27, 2002, 12:08 PM
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Sorry, didn't read your previous post close enough. The motor will not run when connected.
Sep 27, 2002, 05:24 PM
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Ok. Thanks.

I have to admit that I'm finding this a bit frustrating. We can't help you debug a problem unless you tell us what's going on. You need to describe what you tried and what the response was step by step... otherwise we have no way to offer any useful input.

I also question how well you've read the instructions. Section 8.1 says to verify normal operation of the controller before trying to enter programming mode... did you do this?

So section 3.0 of the Phoenix-35 instructions describe how to initialize the controller and section 5.0 describe how to troubleshoot it when it is not working. Go through those steps, observe what happens, and then if it doesn't work, tell us what happened.

I'm not trying to dump on you or anything, but I'm probably one of the few people on this list who has spent some time with a Phoenix-35 in a heli... I'd like to help you, but can't given what you've said. Give us more info and we can help you out.

Greg in Minneapolis
Sep 28, 2002, 12:29 PM
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Hey Greg,
No need to be frustrated any further. Fitz got me pointed in the right direction. I had the ATV on my radio set wrong. I'm all set up now.
-Stephen
Sep 29, 2002, 12:21 AM
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Stephen,

You're happy, I'm happy!

What heli you using it on? I've tried mine on a 10 cell Kalt Whisper and on a 10 cell cut-down Eco (to about Whisper/Voyager size). It worked ok on the Whisper, but I had one under-voltage/over temp (dunno which, really) cutout on my cut-down Eco which is a somewhat heavier heli than the Whisper with a more powerful motor setup... I'd wait for the higher-current Phoenix's for an Voyager/Eco setup... maybe even for a HP EP Concept. It'd be good in a Corona, however.

Later!

Greg in Minneapolis
Sep 29, 2002, 12:35 AM
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Stephen,

Oops... you don't have to answer that now... I just read your thread talking about your Corona BL setup. Sounds like it's working really well for you. Congrats!

Greg in Minneapolis
Sep 30, 2002, 03:01 AM
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I was just thinking the same thing, Fitz was just a tad faster!!
Sep 30, 2002, 01:31 PM
No "R" !!!!!!!
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Fred, Ijust got lucky.
Sep 30, 2002, 10:40 PM
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That was my thought too, but I hate to offer a suggestion or solution without knowing enough to be sure that I'm actually providing value... too darned methodical for my own good!

Later!

Greg in Minneapolis
Oct 01, 2002, 07:38 PM
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Hey, as long as it works !