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Known Service Issues

HORIZON HOBBY SERVICE DATABASE


On this website you will find important information regarding your Spektrum, Hobbyzone, Blade, Parkzone, E-flite, Hangar 9 and other Horizon Hobby product.

Products to be repaired at charge can be sent to us directly and do not need an RMA number. Warranty repairs need to be sent to us via your supplier or hobby shop because they need to follow the RMA procedure.

If you have any questions or problems regarding our products or have any other problems or questions please use our ticket system .

It is our aim for you to have a positive customer experience with our products. We are happy to take care of you and look forward to your message.

Sincerely, the Horizon Hobby Team


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UPDATES & KNOWN SERVICE ISSUES (CHRONOLOGICALLY)



Updating the DX6R to Raceware 2.0

You can find a detailed step by step manual for updating your DX6R to Raceware 2.0 by following this Link: DX6R software update . Should you run into any problems our support team will be happy to assist you.






Spektrum DX20 RC transmitter without the letters CM or TX at the end of the PID-number

Problem: RC transmitters with these PID numbers do not meet the Horizon Hobby quality standards.

Finding the PID number: The sticker with the PID number is located at the front of the battery compartment next to the SD card slot.

Required steps:remove the following from the transmitter before returning it:

  • SD card
  • Transmitter battery
  • Neck strap
  • All accessories you may have added after buying the transmitter (stick extensions, cell phone holder, etc.)
Horizon Hobby rejects any and all liability or guarantee caused by failure to comply with the issued bulletin. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any further questions please contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.







SPMAR9130T/SPMAR12300T/SPMAR20300T PowerSafe™ Telemetry Receiver: Crash Problems

Defect description: There is a chance that problems, which can lead to a crash, can occur under certain circumstances.

Required Steps: Please do not use these receivers under any circumstances. Please contact your seller where you purchased the receiver or return it to Horizon Hobby Europe.

Please stop using the receiver immediately and contact the Horizon Hobby technical service at +44-127 929 7061 or info@horizonhobby.de.

Horizon Hobby rejects any and all liability or guarantee caused by failure to comply with the issued bulletin. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.







CGO03-Camera in Blade Chroma and Yuneec Q500 Quadcopter: Required Software Update

Required Software Update: Required software update to achieve EU conformity: Horizon Hobby kindly asks all customers who have this camera in use to follow the link below and to install the software update to ensure the EU conformity of the system.

Link: https://www.yuneec.com/de_DE/support/downloads/typhoon-4k-de.html

Please scroll to „Camera CGO3 Firmware (EU) V2.4“ and install the update.

Horizon Hobby rejects any and all liability or guarantee caused by failure to comply with the issued bulletin. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any further questions please contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.







Serial Satellite Receiver SPM4649T: Voltage problems

Problem: Horizon Hobby has been informed that the voltage of the Spektrum SPM4649T serial satellite receiver may not exceed 7,5 Volt.

Required steps: Please be sure to only use the Spektrum SPM4649T serial satellite receiver in the range of 4-7.5 Volt.

If you have any further questions please contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.







Dynamite® 40A Brushed WP Electronic Speed Control (DYNS2201) in the following ECX® 1:10 2WD LiPo Vehicles: ECX03130T1, ECX03130T2, ECX03131T1, ECX03131T2, ECX03133T1, ECX03133T2 und ECX03154.

Defect description: Horizon Hobby has become aware of the fact, that under certain circumstances the Dynamite® WP 40A Brushed Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) can heat up considerably and this can lead to smoke or even fire. This may lead to material damages and even personal injuries.

Required steps: Please immediately stop using the product and follow the necessary steps for exchanging the unit. Please read the manual (see attachment) completely.

Manual for exchange: dyns2201-anleitung-austausch.pdf

If you have any further questions please contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.







DX6R: Sleep Mode

Problem: Closing the RaceWare application or opening/switching to another application without reopening the RaceWare app will lead to a power down of the HF module into sleep mode if no input is given on the touch screen. The HF signal is then turned off.

Required steps: Always keep the RaceWare app on and shown on the display while driving to prevent the HF module from going into sleep-mode.

THE HF SIGNAL IS GUARANTEED AS LONG AS THE RACEWARE APP IS ACTIVE AND SHOWN ON THE DISPLAY.

TIPP: The Sleep Mode can manually be set from 15 seconds to “never”.

To edit these settings, in the menu navigate to "Settings" > "Display" > "Sleep". If you are using other apps like the calculator or Adobe Acrobat Reader while driving we recommend setting the sleep mode to “never”.

In addition, the HF module will always stay on if the Wi-Fi is active, even if the Transmitter is not logged into a Wi-Fi.

Horizon Hobby rejects any and all liability or guarantee caused by failure to comply with the issued bulletin. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any further questions please contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.







Focal™ FPV Wireless Headset (SPMVR2500): Product recall

Problem description: Horizon Hobby has become aware of a malfunction in the Focal Wireless Headset. Under certain circumstances the headset can bind with a Spektrum receiver through the automatic binding function and take over the channels 6 and 7. If the receiver is used in an aircraft these channels are used to control the motor. This can lead to an unintentional activation of the motor. This may lead to material damages and even personal injuries.

Please read the attachment: focal-fpv-wireless-headset-rueckruf.pdf

If you have any further questions please contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.







Chroma: Addendum to the manual

You can find the addendum to the manual here: 52812-blh-chroma-anleitung.pdf

If you have any further questions please contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.







P3 Revolution 60cc ARF (HAN4630): Quality issues

Note: Quality issues with the Hagar 9 P3 Revolution 60cc ARF (HAN4630).

Horizon Hobby has become aware of some quality issues with some Hangar 9 P3 Evolution 60cc ARF models. These products do not meet the Horizon Hobby and Hangar 9 quality standards.

Our review of the affected kits has shown problems in the fuselage, cowling and axles.

We have temporarily discontinued this product until all components comply with our high quality standards.

Should you have bought this product, please contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.







Celectra Ultra Micro-4 (EFLC1105): Product recall of this charger

Defect description: There is a possibility, that this charger will not charge batteries correctly which can lead to material damage, fire and personal injury.

Required steps: Please stop using the charger immediately and contact our technical service by calling +44-127 929 7061 or send us an email to info@horizonhobby.de.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Horizon Hobby rejects any and all liability or guarantee caused by failure to comply with the product recall.







C-Go2: Software update for improved HF-performance.

To update the camera with the new firmware, please follow the following steps:
  1. Save the file to an EMPTY SD-card.
  2. Place the SD-card into the CGO2 camera.
  3. Turn on the 350QX.
  4. As soon as the LED at the front of the camera stops blinking the update is complete Turn the 350QX off, remove the SD card and format or delete it.
Downloads:
  • Manual: cgo2-camera-software-upgrade-instructions.pdf
  • Firmware: cgo2gb_2.3.00_4608x3456_fps50_firmware.zip (NOTE: Please unzip the file after download)








  • DX6G2 (SPMR6700): loose battery

    The battery in the DX6G2 can come loose under certain circumstances. The reason is a slightly too short foam cushion which should secure the battery against sliding out.

    To fix this problem please extend the foam cushion (see picture):



    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and hope to have helped you with this bulletin.







    SU29 (PKZ8050): Change in the programming of the DX7S

    See attachment: korrektur-programmierung-dx7s-su29.pdf







    GB200: Brushless Gimbal

    Using the Blade GB299 camera gimbal with the original Blade 350 QX (BLH7800/BLH7880) or Blade 350 QX firmware version 2.0 (BLH7800A/BLH7880A).

    See attachment: 46796-blh-gb200-gimbal-firmware-bulletin-de.pdf







    Spektrum AR636-/AR6335-Change Log

    See attachment: spektrum-ar63636-update.pdf







    350QX: Important customer information

    Exchange of the power plug on the power supply unit of the Blade 350 QX V2 AP charger.

    See attachment: 350qx-kundeninformationen.pdf







    Voice alerts on Spektrum DX6, DX9, DX18G2, D18 (t)

    See attachment: sprachausgabe-spektruk-dx.pdf







    350QX V2: Connecting the Gimbal BLH7910

    See attachment: anschluss-gimbal-blh7910-blade-350qx-v2.pdf







    200QX: Addendum to the programming of the transmitter for the BNF model

    The mode settings and the motor off functions in the section “Transmitter Settings” of the included manual (45313) with the 200QX are not correct.

    See attachment: blh-200qx-setup-addendum-multi.pdf







    200SRX: Addendum to the manual

    Addendum to the manual for the Blade 200SRX (BLH2000 / BLH2080

    See attachment: 200srx-ergaenzung-bedienungsanleitung.pdf







    New AirWare Versions

    Spektrum™ AirWare™ Change Log

    Changes since 18.04.2014
    • DX6 Version 1.01
    • DX9 Version 1.06
    • DX10t Version 1.08
    • DX18 Version 1.07
    • DX18G2 Version 1.02
    • DX18QQ Version 1.04
    New features and improvements:

    An AS3X gain monitor has been introduced for use with the AR636, AR6335 and similar receivers. If the AS3X function has been activated in the telemetry menu you can activate the gain status in real-time using the trimmer (roller on the DX6).

    Please be advised, that this function will change the configuration of your transmitter in the following ways:
    • The F-mode switch switches between configured AS3X values. If you are using this switch for another function, please relocate it to another switch.
    • The mix 16 (DX10T or higher) will be used for gain control.
    • The selected channel will be used for the control. If you want to change the channel you have to reassign the old channel again.
    • AS3X gain monitor has been added to the function list.
    • When using the DX6 you can adjust the gain values using the roller if you are in the AS3X menu. If you are using a larger transmitter you can change the values using the trim sliders.
    Corrections:
    • In heli mode the governor trim works without error now.
    • The servo travel problem when using a second yaw/elevator servo on the swash plate with four servos has been solved.
    • The translation has been improved in various languages.
    • When using a trimmer in the 2- or 3 position mode the trims were used for flight mode trimming. Now they are active in the joint common mode.
    • The Settings for the trim step tone are controlled in the switch sound selection menu.
    • The heli- and governor trim settings now work flawlessly.
    • The X-Plus channels are transmitted correctly in wireless trainer mode.
    • If a transmitted was configured as a wireless master and should now act as a wired slave this did not work. This problem was solved (only affects DX6, DX9, DX18G2).
    • In wireless trainer mode the X-Plus menu was activated on override.
    • Updating very old versions could lead to a system error.


    Changes since 19.02.2014
    • DX9 version 1.05
    • DX10t version 1.07
    • DX18 version 1.06
    • DX18QQ version 1.03
    New features & improvements:
    • When using a swash plate with reversed channels it is not necessary to reverse the servo travel anymore.
    • When editing text, characters can now be inserted or deleted. The option for “insert” is shown with the >+< and the option for “delete” is shown with the >-< character.
    • The automatic zoom function will display the mix curve in a tenfold magnification if it fits the display.
    • Defined values can now be assigned to the flight mode switch. This can be done in the “digital switch settings” menu. All switches can be redefined but this function is primarily thought for multicopter models.
    • The flight mode can now be used as a mixer or channel input. The values in the menu “Settings Digital Switch” are then used like analogue inputs.
    • Powering off the transmitter does not reset the width of the vario graph.
    • Telemetry alarms are deactivated while editing the telemetry display.
    • The motor function for gliders has been improved.
    • The import/export functionality between all transmitter types (except DX7s/DX8) has been improved
    • Transfer of sound files has been improved (only DX9).
    • Cancellation of the sound file transfer has been improved. (You still have to switch off the transmitter after cancellation (only DX9)).
    Corrections:
    • Models saved above slot 50 can now bind flawlessly.
    • Improved translation in all languages
    • The models picture is now exported as well
    • Improved import and export for many features like combo switch, sub-fm-settings, timers and watches and telemetry functions
    • The mixer for a six aileron wing now works flawlessly.
    • The trainer status notification via voice output now works flawlessly
    • Gyro-/Gov-Trims have been reactivated in the heli mode
    • The name editor for the flight modes has been reactivated
    • The telemetry log switch can now be assigned flawlessly
    • The 10%-limit in “curve mixes” has been removed
    • The e-ring function has been deactivated for swashplates without the e-ring function.
    • The warnings for channels which are controlled by switches has been improved.
    • The flaps mixer can activate a mixer for all channels under certain circumstances.
    Audio changes (DX9 only):
    • Improved support for Sky Zone and Fatshark-headtracker
    • Sound file transfer has been improved significantly
    • Switching from the vario display to warning tones has been corrected








    200SRX: Programming the DX6i

    The 200SRX multicopter can be programmed into the dx6i in the following ways:







    350QX: Upgrade information for resellers

    Dear resellers,

    This is an information regarding the Blade 350QX.

    What is going to happen with our customers 350QX? The answer is very simple: We will be offering an optional software update to version 2.0.

    This upgrade improves the GPS performance and accuracy of the compass sensor. The start procedure is simplified noticeably and the copter receives an additional flight mode. Customers using a DX4 and DX5 must give up the agility mode. The agility mode will only be available starting with the DX6i.

    The modification done by our service includes the modification of the charger to fit the cigarette lighter socket. The GPS sensor is moved. This modification probably cannot be done by every customer by himself.

    We will be offering this service to our end users for 49,99 Euros including P&P and it will include the soft- and hardware modification.

    We will be offering a service video on our YouTube channel.

    All these measures will be available by the end of April.

    Sincerely

    The Horizon Hobby Team







    350QX: Customer Information

    Dear Blade 350QX customer,

    Please find two copper strips in the bag with the manual describing the new functions of the Blade 350 QX. These are not to be used with the Blade 350 QX. The copper tape is optional if you plan on using an action cam on your Blade 350 QX. We have noticed in the field, that there are action cams that cause considerable interference if used in Wi-Fi mode. This is not a problem of the Blade 350 QX but a problem of the camera and has to do with the diffusion of quality in the production process of these cameras. It is important to shield the Blade 350 QX from this interference. We advise you to stick the copper tape on the rear and top of the camera to do so. If you are using the camera in a water tight casing, you can simply put the stripes between the camera and the casing instead of sticking it onto the camera. Doing this increases the shielding and operating safety of your system.

    Sincerely ,
    The Horizon Hobby Development Team







    DX10t: Airware

    Version 1.06
    20. February 2014

    Changes since Version 1.05

    Attention: This version requires that you save all models onto the SD card before updating the system!

    Summary of the update
    This update gives the DX10T all the great possibilities that have been reserved for the DX18 up to now. We have compiled a list of changes but it is possible, that some features are missing in this list die to the large amount of changes we have made.

    One of the biggest advantages of this update is that all AirWare transmitters from DX9 upwards can now exchange memory data. The natural differences between the various systems (switch allocation, limitations of the transmitter) have to be considered. For that reason it is very important if you exchange model files between the different formats, it is essential that you check all switch assignments to ensure that your radio format properly selects the functions you desire. This step is over and above the normal checks that you would perform when importing a model configuration file.

    This enables AirWare pilots with a tray transmitter to benefit from the experience of pilots of hand held transmitters and vice versa. The DX18 manual is very helpful for learning the new functions. You can download it here: http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/SPM18000-Manual_DE.pdf.

    Another huge advantage of this Update is the new menu in five languages in all AirWare transmitters which can be downloaded in one file.

    The required steps for the update and the complete change log can be found below.


    Version 1.05D
    25. July 2013

    NOTICE: This version requires that you previously installed version 1.05 (30 January 2013) or 1.05C onto your radio.

    Improvements: Enhancements to improve RF performance

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
    Verify that your radio is currently at version 1.05. or 1.05C. If it is not, download and install version 1.05 (30 January 2013) first. Note that you need to export all your models prior to installing version 1.05.

    Once your radio is confirmed to be at version 1.05 or 1.05C, install version 1.05D. Upon completion of the update, go to the Serial Number screen (use NEXT several times from System Settings). Highlight the version number and click the roller. This will display the versions of several components. Verify that the RF PID is now displayed as ET.

    If you had to install version 1.05, now you may import your models again. You will need to re-bind them.

    NOTE: Do not revert to older versions after installing version 1.05D or higher!


    Version 1.05c
    05. June 2013

    NOTICE: This version requires that you previously installed version 1.05 (30 January 2013) onto your radio.

    New Features & Improvements:
    • Enhancements to improve RF performance
    • Automatically disables France mode as it is no longer necessary.
    Corrections: Properly display RF PID code on the version detail screen

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
    Verify that your radio is currently at version 1.05. If it is not, download and install version 1.05 (30 January 2013) first. Note that you need to export all your models prior to installing version 1.05.

    Once your radio is confirmed to be at version 1.05, install version 1.05C. Upon completion of the update, go to the Serial Number screen (use NEXT several times from system settings). Highlight the version number and click the roller. This will display the versions of several components. Verify that the RF PID is now properly displayed as EA.

    If you had to install version 1.05, now you may import your models again. You will need to re-bind them.

    NOTE: Do not revert to older versions after installing version 1.05C or higher!


    Version 1.05
    30 January 2013

    New Features & Improvements:
    • In a V tail model, if the Aileron > Rudder mix is used, the V-Tail Differential setting is now fully supported.
    • Reduced exporting for some unused mixes to improve interchangeability.
    • Added Version Info screen by clicking version on Serial Number screen.
    • Enabled 2-pos switches (E-H, L-N) as options for CLEAR/BACK/Auto-Trim inputs. This enables access to these functions on radios with no momentary inputs (that is, the user has installed SPMA3012). Note that CLEAR and BACK are disabled on the CLEAR/BACK/Auto-Trim setup screen. If CLEAR is active (black dot shown) then other keystrokes can be inhibited.
    • When changing Trainer mode, settings for Master/Slave channels are always preserved.
    • The default telemetry filename is changed to be based on the model name in the same way as it is for saving the SPM files. The name may be edited, and is retained through power cycles. It is not exported/imported.
    • Added “Distance to Model” feature for GPS. This calculates the distance from the starting point (“Home”) to the model, and the bearing from Home to the model. It does not include altitude in the calculation. Home may also be reset to the current position by pressing CLEAR on the GPS Status screen. It can also generate a max distance warning to help prevent flying too far away. Distance alarms may be set in 30m increments (about 98 ft.).
    • The JetCat sensor now may generate alarms on various items reported by the ECU.
    Corrections:
    • Enabled UMX telemetry display (AR6400’s with DSMX provide Flight Log data but not receiver voltage)
    • Correctly display data from SPMA9590 current sensor.
    • Correctly display screen for SPMA9584 JetCat telemetry configuration.
    • Several minor translation changes.
    • Corrected a display area for GPS altitude at high altitudes.
    NOTE: Do not revert to older versions after installing version 1.02B or higher!


    Version 1.04C
    October 2012

    Enhancements: Range performance enhancements.

    Open Issues: When the V-tail is slaved to an Aileron > Rudder mix, the V-Tail Differential setting is ignored. NOTE: Do not revert to older versions after installing version 1.02B or higher!


    Version 1.04
    August 2012

    Corrections:
    • Corrected display of sailplane graphic on main sailplane and model copy screens
    • Corrected lock-up issue when used in trainer mode.
    • Corrected change to US region caused by version 1.03 installation. Other system-level fields could have been changed as well.
    • Corrected helicopter curve mixing
    Open Issues: When the V-tail is slaved to an Aileron > Rudder mix, the V-Tail Differential setting is ignored.

    NOTE: Do not revert to older versions after installing version 1.02B or higher!


    Dear Spektrum customer,

    On Friday, 3rd of August, we released the new AirWare 1.03 for the Spektrum DX10t and the new AirWare 1.01for the Spektrum DX18. It has come to our attention, that Transmitters that have not been on the most recent software version switch to the US transmission power after the update to AirWare 1.03 or 1.01.

    This issue was resolved on the 7th of August and all following updates are not affected. Spektrum pilots, whose transmitter has switched to US transmission power do not need to send the transmitter to our service. We will be releasing a file today with which you can adjust the transmission power back to EU standards yourself.

    Unfortunately there is another flaw in the software concerning the trainer system. When activating the trainer mode, the transmitter can occasionally go into „hold“ mode. This can be resolved by powering the system down and back up. We will be releasing a revised version of the AirWare 1.03 and 1.01 shortly to solve this problem.

    We still recommend updating your system to AirWare 1.03 or 1.01. because the update significantly improves the HF modules emission. You can resolve the trainer issue with another update in the coming days.

    We would like to apologize for the inconvenience and want to assure you, that we are always doing our best to give you the ideal solutions for your transmitter.

    Sincerely,
    The Horizon Hobby Team







    DX18QQ: Update

    Dear Spektrum customer,

    The Spektrum team is happy to announce the new AirWare Version 1.02. for the DX18QQ. You can find the update file by following this link. Die Update-Datei steht hier zum Download bereit.

    Spektrum™ DX18QQ AirWare™
    Change log


    Version 1.02
    20. February 2014

    NOTICE This version requires that you export all models prior to applying the update. This is necessary in order to support additional features in the system.

    Update Summary
    One of the major bonuses of this update is that now all the Spektrum™ AirWare™ radios DX9 and higher can share configuration files much better. The limitations are that the handheld radios do not have the same input switch capabilities that the trays have, and that the tray radio and handheld have different position counts for many switches. For that reason it is very important if you exchange model files between the different formats, it is essential that you check all switch assignments to ensure that your radio format properly selects the functions you desire. This step is over and above the normal checks that you would perform when importing a model configuration file between tray/handheld radios.


    Version 1.01D
    25. July 2013

    Notice: This Version requires Version 1.01 (dating 8th April 2013) to be installed on the system prior to updating. Your system must have Version 1.01 or 1.01C installed.

    Correction: improvement of the connection reliability

    Important information
    Please make sure that your transmitter has the software version 1.01 or 1.01C installed. If this is not the case, please download and install this version dated 8th of April 2013. Please note, that all models must be exported to the SD card before updating.

    After you have updated your System to 1.01 or 1.01C please install Version 1.01D.

    When you are done installing Ver. 1.01 or 1.01C you can install Ver. 1.01D. When you are done with the installation, navigate to the system settings menu and scroll to the version number and press the roll button
    br> You will now see the version numbers of the various components. Please check, that the RF-PID is shown as ET.

    Should you have updated to 1.01 before updating to 1.01D you have to import your models again and bind them to the transmitter.

    Note: Please do not install older versions after upgrading to Ver. 1.01!


    Version 1.01C
    05. June 2013

    NOTICE: This version requires that you previously installed version 1.01 (8 April) into your radio.

    New Features & Improvements:
    • Enhancements to improve RF performance
    • Automatically disables France mode as it is no longer necessary. Corrections
    • Properly display RF PID code on the version detail screen
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
    Verify that your radio is currently at version 1.01. If it is not, download and install version 1.01 (8 April 2013) first. Note that you need to export all your models prior to installing version 1.01.

    Once your radio is confirmed to be at version 1.01, install version 1.01C. Upon completion of the update, go to the Serial Number screen (use NEXT several times from System Settings). Highlight the version number and click the roller. This will display the versions of several components. Verify that the RF PID is now properly displayed as EA.

    If you had to install version 1.01, now you may import your models again. You will need to re-bind them.



    NOTE: Do not revert to older versions after installing version 1.04C or higher!


    Version 1.01
    08. April 2013

    NOTICE: This version requires that you export all models prior to applying the update. This is necessary in order to support additional features in the telemetry system.

    New Features & Improvements:
    • Added Version Info screen by clicking version on Serial Number screen.
    • Added direct switch selection for toggle switches. When editing a “Switch” field, just wiggle the desired toggle switch to select it. This only works for toggle switches, not stick switches.
    • All 5 languages are in a single download.
    • When changing Trainer mode, settings for Master/Slave channels are always preserved.
    • The default telemetry filename is changed to be based on the model name in the same way as it is for saving the SPM files. The name may be edited, and is retained through power cycles. It is not exported/imported.
    • Added “Distance to Model” feature for GPS. This calculates the distance from the starting point (“Home”) to the model, and the bearing from Home to the model. It does not include altitude in the calculation. Home may also be reset to the current position by pressing CLEAR on the GPS Status screen. It can also generate a max distance warning to help prevent flying too far away. Distance alarms may be set in 30m increments (about 98 ft.).
    • The JetCat sensor now may generate alarms on various items reported by the ECU.
    • Added third Gyro function in Acro mode.
    Corrections:
    • Enabled UMX telemetry display (AR6400’s with DSMX provide Flight Log data but not receiver voltage).
    • Correctly display data from SPMA9590 current sensor.
    • Corrected a display area for GPS altitude at high altitudes.
    • In Sailplane mode, when exporting a model with functions set on Flight Modes B1 to B5, various items were not exported including FM-specific trims, and DR/Expo settings. These export correctly now.
    • If a sequencer is paused, it will now retain its previous A logical switch position. If paused on power-up, the position is indeterminate but will be in range 0-4. Do not start up with sequencer control switches in “pause” position.
    • When using a switch with more than three positions (Flight Mode or Sequencer, typically) to control flaps, the display shows appropriate titles for each line, Pos or FM.
    • In Heli mode, D/R and Expo are now properly mapped per flight mode.
    • In Acro Gyro, the curve settings are no longer erased when moving from the opening Gyro screen to the Gyro curve edit screen. They are only erased when changing the gyro type between Acro and Heli.








    DX18: Update

    Dear Spektrum Customer,

    The Spektrum Team is very happy to provide you with the AirWare Version 1.05 for your DX18. You can download the Update file here: http://www.spektrumrc.com/MyAccount/Login.aspx .

    Spektrum™ DX18 AirWare™: Changelog


    Version 1.05
    20. February 2014

    NOTICE: This version requires that you export all models prior to applying the update.

    Summary of the Update
    One of the most important features of this update is the fact, that all Spektrum AirWare Transmitters from the DX9 upwards can now share configuration files much better. The limitations are that the handheld radios do not have the same input switch capabilities that the trays have, and that the tray radio and handheld have different position counts for many switches. For that reason it is very important if you exchange model files between the different formats, it is essential that you check all switch assignments to ensure that your radio format properly selects the functions you desire. This step is over and above the normal checks that you would perform when importing a model configuration file between tray/handheld radios.

    Summary of the Update
    Before starting the update, Export All models to the SD card. Make sure you have a good copy of them; all models in the radio will be erased. The installation make take several minutes to complete. Please be patient while the update is applied. You will see the scroll bar move back and forth several times, eventually landing you at a screen. Which screen depends on the previous version of code in your radio.


    Version 1.04D
    25. July 2013

    Note: This version requires version 1.04 (8th April 2013) to be installed on your transmitter. The transmitter needs to be on version 1.04 or 1.04C before installing ver. 1.04D.

    Correction: Enhancements to improve RF performance

    Important Information
    Please check that your transmitter has version 1.04 or 1.04C installed! If this is not the case, please download and install this version first! Please remember to export all your models onto the CD Card before making the update.

    After you have successfully updated your transmitter to ver. 1.04 or 1.04C you can install 1.04D. Upon completion of the update, go to the Serial Number screen (use NEXT several times from System Settings). Highlight the version number and click the roller. This will display the versions of several components. Verify that the RF-PID is now properly displayed as ET.

    If you had to install version 1.04, now you may import your models again. You will need to re-bind them.

    NOTE: Do not revert to older versions after installing this update!


    Version 1.04C
    05. June 2013

    NOTICE: This version requires that you previously installed version 1.04 (8 April) into your radio.

    New Features & Improvements
    • Enhancements to improve RF performance
    • Automatically disables France mode as it is no longer necessary. Corrections.
    • Properly display RF PID code on the version detail screen


    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
    Verify that your radio is currently at version 1.04. If it is not, download and install version 1.04 (8 April 2013) first. Note that you need to export all your models prior to installing version 1.04.

    Once your radio is confirmed to be at version 1.04, install version 1.04C. Upon completion of the update, go to the Serial Number screen (use NEXT several times from System Settings). Highlight the version number and click the roller. This will display the versions of several components. Verify that the RF PID is now properly displayed as EA.

    If you had to install version 1.04, now you may import your models again. You will need to re-bind them.

    NOTE: Do not revert to older versions after installing version 1.04C or higher!


    Version 1.04
    08. April 2013

    NOTICE: This version requires that you export all models prior to applying the update. This is necessary in order to support additional features in the telemetry system.

    New Features & Improvements:
    • Added direct access to System menu from the Function menu.
    • Added direct switch selection for toggle switches. When editing a “Switch” field, just wiggle the desired toggle switch to select it. This only works for toggle switches, not stick switches.
    • All 5 languages are in a single download.
    • Reduced exporting for some unused mixes to improve interchangeability.
    • Added Version Info screen by clicking version on Serial Number screen.
    • When changing Trainer mode, settings for Master/Slave channels are always preserved.
    • The default telemetry filename is changed to be based on the model name in the same way as it is for saving the SPM files. The name may be edited, and is retained through power cycles. It is not exported/imported.
    • Added “Distance to Model” feature for GPS. This calculates the distance from the starting point (“Home”) to the model, and the bearing from Home to the model. It does not include altitude in the calculation. Home may also be reset to the current position by pressing CLEAR on the GPS Status screen. It can also generate a max distance warning to help prevent flying too far away. Distance alarms may be set in 30m increments (about 98 ft.).
    • The JetCat sensor now may generate alarms on various items reported by the ECU.
    • Disable telemetry alarms while in Pre-flight mode. If alarms occur during the Pre-flight, they will be activated immediately upon completion of the checklist.
    • Added third Gyro function in Acro mode.
    Corrections:
    • Enabled UMX telemetry display (AR6400’s with DSMX provide Flight Log data but not receiver voltage).
    • Correctly display data from SPMA9590 current sensor.
    • Corrected a display area for GPS altitude at high altitudes.
    • Corrected an issue which could cause a slight oscillation of the rudder channel when expo was set to unrealistically high values and the stick deflected to extreme positions.
    • In Sailplane mode, when exporting a model with functions set on Flight Modes B1 to B5, various items were not exported including FM-specific trims, and DR/Expo settings. These export correctly now.
    • If a sequencer is paused, it will now retain its previous A logical switch position. If paused on power-up, the position is indeterminate but will be in range 0-4. Do not start up with sequencer control switches in “pause” position.
    • When using a switch with more than three positions (Flight Mode or Sequencer, typically) to control flaps, the display shows appropriate titles for each line, Pos or FM.
    • In Heli mode, D/R and Expo are now properly mapped per flight mode.
    • In Acro Gyro, the curve settings are no longer erased when moving from the opening Gyro screen to the Gyro curve edit screen. They are only erased when changing the gyro type between Acro and Heli.

    Version 1.03
    08. October 2012

    New Features & Improvements:
    • In a V tail model, if the Aileron > Rudder mix is used, the V-Tail Differential setting is now fully supported.
    • Reduced exporting for some unused mixes to improve interchangeability.
    • Improved RF binding performance
    Corrections:
    • Properly display the top L/R trimmer status in heli mode
    • Improved French and Italian translations
    • Properly count Sailplane flight modes in custom setup

    Version 1.02
    13.August 2012

    Corrections:
    • Corrected lock-up issue when used in trainer mode.
    • Corrected change to US region caused by version 1.01 installation. Other system-level fields could have been changed as well.
    • Corrected helicopter curve mixing.
    Open Issues: When the V-tail is slaved to an Aileron > Rudder mix, the V-Tail Differential setting is ignored.


    Version 1.01
    03. August 2012

    New Features & Improvements:
    • Enabled telemetry sensor for GPS, JetCat, and High Current (Amps).
    • Enabled access to more switches as telemetry log starters.
    • Enabled French and Italian languages. Note that these are two separate downloads (English/German/French or English/Italian).
    • Improved interchange with DX10t-created SPM files .
    Corrections:
    • Visiting the Sailplane Type screen would reset any channel mapping in the model. Channel mapping is now correctly changed only when the wing, tail type, or motor type is changed.
    • In Sailplane mode, channel mapping could be un-done when reloading a model for certain configurations.
    • Master-mode trainer was inactive unless the user went off Switch I (default) and returned.
    • Flap System in Acro mode did not properly support analog input devices to control the flaps, nor did the L/R trimmers work properly.
    • Model export would put in a record for GPS even if no GPS device was enabled. When later imported, this would show a bogus GPS entry in the telemetry list.
    Open Issues: When the V-tail is slaved to an Aileron > Rudder mix, the V-Tail Differential setting is ignored.


    Version 1.00
    20. May 2012

    This is the initial release of the DX18 AirWare software. This version will turn off the registration reminder screen that will show during power-down and some power-up cycles.

    Thank you for purchasing the Spektrum DX18 transmitter!

    The Spektrum Team







    DX9: Airware

    Spektrum DX9 AirWare Changelog

    Version 1.04 – Änderungen zu Version 1.03
    19.02.2014

    New Features & Improvements
    • When setting the trainer mode, the settings for each channel now are set to the default source when a new mode is selected. Always be sure to verify trainer operation when changing settings. • Full support for the Spektrum Vario SPM9589.
    Corrections:
    • When using wired trainer, channel 9 is now forced to the Master/Instructor radio. When using wireless trainer, this is not the case.
    • Improved translations in all languages.
    • PowerBox telemetry warnings now show text for the fault.
    • Added blinking boxes around Acro/Sail trim settings that were missing them.
    • Changing the sailplane icon does not reset servo information any more.
    • User-defined warning settings would be changed during import due to an error in the exported file. Be sure to verify Warning settings when importing a model.
    Audio Changes:
    • GPS speed is now reported at proper value rather than 10X
    • Report GForce sensor more correctly in scaling and for negative values
    • Receiver voltage alarms are now spoken
    • Frame and Hold alarms are now spoken

    Version 1.03 – Changes from Version 1.02
    14.01.2014

    New Features & Improvements:
    • The user is able to select an image for the model. From the Aircraft Type screen select NEXT to access the feature.
    • Changed default Timer settings from Voice to Tone. This will only take effect as you create new models.
    • Flow across Flight Mode editing screens is now consistent between Acro and Sailplane and more intuitive.
    Corrections:
    • Removed limitation on Idle Up 3 (Heli) and Flight Mode 5 (Acro) in models.
    • Improved voice warning reports of telemetry items
    Audio Changes:
    • PowerBox status reports are now speak the correct values for capacity. They were previous 1/100th of the correct value.
    • GPS reports both Distance and Heading as separate options available on the switches.
    • Voice may report status of GPS altitude and speed when barometric sensors are not installed. Note that they are status-only, not alarms, so you will need to use a switch to activate the spoken status report.

    Important Software Update DX9
    17.12.2013

    The new DX9 software version 1.02 is now available for download. This update improves the functionality of the transmitter and corrects small software problems.

    We would like to emphasize, that there is no need for concern regarding the current software version. We do however strongly recommend that all Spektrum users always use the latest software version on their transmitter. The Spektrum developer team is continuously working on improving the functionality and capabilities of our products. With the possibility of doing updates with a SD card you as a customer can profit from these improvements.

    Changelog Version 1.01

    New Features & Improvements:
    • Added spoken telemetry warning reports for more devices.
    • The BACK button is now enabled while downloading a sound file, allowing the process to be aborted. Note that you will lose spoken sounds if you do this, but most clicks and beeps will still function.
    • Does not show hidden Mac files and directories in file lists.
    • Added ability to create mixes to channels which were moved using the Channel Assignment feature.
    Corrections:
    • Imported DX18 files will now operate all mixes properly.
    • Model warnings now import/export correctly.
    • Pressing CLEAR on the transmitter low voltage alarm setpoint will now select the appropriate low voltage based on battery type.
    • Prevents lock-ups when using Export All when “Unusable Models” were listed.
    • Improved translations in several languages.
    • Fixed import of Flight Mode sound options
    • Lock-ups during import, export and turning on to “blank screen” have been fixed.
    • Import errors which corrupted the Flight Mode table have been fixed. These could also cause lock-ups in certain situations.
    • Corrected position of receiver voltage display on status screen.
    • Removed limitation that could occur when manually creating models right at the 100-model point.
    • Corrected export error that made the DX9 unable to import files it created (released in 1.01A)
    Audio Changes:
    • Added many new voice items, in particular related to multi-copters and photo/video
    • Trainer status changes are now reported when not in Master Override mode. • Spoken and Tone inactivity alarm reports now function properly with vibrator.
    • Intermittent “Bind Failed” speech after proper binds is now corrected.
    • Airspeed and current are now reported using the correct units and value.
    • Reduced default volume for each category to 50% based on customer feedback. Maximum volume can be increased by using System Settings second screen.
    • Corrected speaking of numbers for French.
    • PowerBox status reports are now speak the correct values.
    • Improved speech and sounds for several languages. Please download the updated sound files from this link: DX9audio
    • Expired timer volume now works off configured value.


    Changelog Version 1.01A: Changes from Version 1.01
    2013-Sept-30

    Corrections
    • When exporting a model using version 1.01, the exported file could not be directly imported into a DX9. This has been corrected.


    Changelog Version 1.01: Changes from Version 1.00

    New Features & Improvements
    • Added second timer
    • Added detailed sound configuration screens for Binding, Timer, Trainer, and miscellaneous sounds.
    • Added LCD contrast calibration on the Raw I/O screen. If your screen contrast after the installation is not correct, hold down CLEAR and BACK as you power up the radio. Adjust contrast with the roller until the LCD shows a good image. Click the roller to save the setting. The normal System Setting contrast adjustment may still be used if you prefer.
    Corrections
    • Improved sound functionality for all languages
    • Improved translations in all languages
    • Trainer now properly engages with all switches automatically.
    • Wireless Trainer now speaks properly when not on the Main Screen.
    Audio Changes
    • Added Dutch as a spoken language option.
    • Improved speech and sounds for all languages. Please download the updated sound files from this link: DX9audio
    • Corrected speaking of numbers for several languages.







    350QX Wi-Fi-Cameras

    Problem: Cameras which use the 2,4GHz transmission technology use the same frequency as 2.4GHz Transmitters do. This can lead to a restriction of the available frequency bands which leads to interference of the transmitter signals, the gps system or the on-board compass. This can lead to personal or material damage. See attachment.

    Attachment: blh-350-wx-wifi-bulletin-de.pdf







    350QX Propeller

    Product: Propellers of the Blade 350 QX (BLH7800, BLH7880), which are not marked with a “B“.

    Problem description: A small amount of Propeller failures on the Blade 350QX quadcopter.

    Next steps: If your Blade 350QX shows problems with the propellers, please take the following correctional steps. Horizon Hobby offers replacement propellers and screws free of charge. We will be shipping them by October.

    Correction:
    1. Please contact the Horizon Hobby technical service per email at info@horizonhobby.de or +49-40-30061950 for replacement propellers and screws.
    2. Remove the battery from your Quadcopter.
    3. Using a 2mm Allen key, remove the Allen screws from the propellers and remove the propellers from the quadcopter.
    4. Dispose of the old propellers and screws. DO NOT USE AGAIN!
    5. Replace the propellers with the replacement ones, checking the correct orientation (motor one clockwise, motor 2 counter clockwise, motor 3 clockwise and motor 4 counter clockwise).
    6. Fasten the new propellers marked „B“ on the prop hubs with the new Allen screws.
    Please note that the screws have already been equipped with thread lock. No extra fluid thread lock is needed!

    Download: blh-350-qx-propeller-bulletin-en.pdf (Englisch)







    PRODUCT RECALL: Tail Rotor Blade Grip of Blade 500-Size Helicopters

    Product: Tail Rotor Blade Grip of Blade 500 X BNF (BLH4080), Blade 500 3D RTF (BLH1800, BLH1800M1) and Blade 500 3D BNF Basic (BLH1850) with serial numbers beginning with A 2130312 or higher.

    Defect Issue: This product recall addresses the tail rotor blade grips that secure the tail rotor blades to the tail rotor hub. There is a possibility these grips may fail, causing the grips to separate from the hub. The separation of the grips from the hub during flight will cause a product failure, and may result in damage to property and injury.

    What To Do: Examine your product. If the tail rotor grips match the defective ones pictured below on left, perform the corrective action below. These grips will be replaced by Horizon Hobby at no charge. If the tail rotor grips match those pictured on the right, no action is necessary and you can continue to use your product.

    For a detailed description of the Problem, please download the PDF in the link below.

    Please contact the Horizon Hobby technical service per email at info@horizonhobby.de or +49-40-30061950 for replacement blade grips.

    Should you have any further questions, please contact the Horizon Hobby technical service. Horizon Hobby rejects any and all liability or guarantee caused by failure to comply with the issued bulletin. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

    Attachment: blh-500x-rueckruf-rotorblatthalter.pdf







    DX9: Error in the manual

    The mode description of the trim tabs in the description of the functions on page 51 (chapter 9)
    The correct description can be found below.

    9. Elevator trim (Mode 2,4)
    Throttle trim (Mode 1,3)

    10. Aileron trim (mode 1,2)
    Rudder trim (mode 3,4)


    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.







    DX8: Programming the Carbon Cub

    This is an example for programming a model into the DX8 using the Carbon Cub. Obviously the preferred switch assignment can vary from pilot to pilot.

    For operations from water the elevator push rod should be attached on the innermost hole of the control horn.

    Landing the Carbon Cub with full flaps requires a lot of attention as the Carob Cub loses speed very fast. It is best to land the Carbon Cub with the motor running above idle.

    Switch allocation:

    Dual Rate = two rates (Aileron-Rudder-Elevator) 3 x Dual rate switches

    Gear switch = full flaps without mixing down elevator

    Mix Hold switch = Rudder mixed with aileron

    Flap Gyro switch = two flap positions. Position 1: Start/Position 2:Land/ Flaps deflect with 1,4 sec. speed.

    Elevator is mixed with throttle.

    Have fun with your Carbon Cub

    Download: 01CARBON.SPM







    DX8: Sailplane software update

    The new free and intuitive sailplane software add-on has been released and it expands the capabilities of your DX8 with an impressive software suite surrounding the RC sailplane world. For all details and the manual, please visit the Spektrum community at spektrumrc.com where you can also download the software. You can find further information and a listing of the new features here.

    Sailpane Add On SAILPLANE FUNCTIONS:
    • 4 flight modes
    • 4 wing types: 1 Aileron, 2 Aileron, 2 Aileron + 1 Flap, 2 Aileron + 2 Flap
    • 3 tail types: Normal, V-Tail A, V-Tail B
    • Motor control assignment
    • Camber system
    • Camber presets
    • Flap-to-elevator curve mix
    • Aileron-to-flap mix
    • Aileron-to-rudder mix
    • Elevator-to-flap mix
    • 2 free programmable mixes
    • Independent aileron trim per flight mode
    The add-on can be obtained from http://community.spektrumrc.com. We wish all current and future DX8 owners a lot of fun with the new software.







    DX8: Update

    The update files can be obtained here (please register beforehand): https://www.spektrumrc.com/MyAccount/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fMyAccount%2fDefault.aspx

    The downloaded update only works for the registered DX8 and no other transmitter.

    Please download the update file and save it to the SD card. Do not rename the file! Put the SD Card into the slot on the DX8 and switch on the transmitter. The display will show the Spektrum logo and a progress bar underneath it which shows the progress of the update. When the update is complete, the transmitter switches to the normal menu.

    All settings remain stored in the transmitter.

    You only need to install the most recent Update. It includes the previous updates!


    DX8 Spektrum™ AirWare™: Version 3.01
    2014 Feb 19

    Software Features:
    • Enabled support for LiIon transmitter battery as an option on the System Settings screen.
    • Enabled support for V-Tail B (electronically swapped ruddervator servos).
    • Added access to the System menu directly from the Function menu.
    • Added the ability to reverse Flap System controls for analog-style inputs (Knob, Left and Right Trimmers).
    • Updated telemetry to include the GPS Distance calculation found in our higher radios.
    • GPS supports a “home” altitude. This cannot be used to generate an alarm at this time, but it does make it easier to understand altitude above ground level. At the GPS status screen, press CLEAR to set the altitude to 0. This will also set the “home” position for the Distance calculation.
    • Telemetry “Settings” menu has new option to auto-populate the list of sensors reporting from the model at the current time.
    • Telemetry filename now defaults to the model name. It is NOT retained through a power-cycle or when changing the model.
    • Hidden Apple Mac files and directories are not listed in the SD menu screens.
    • The telemetry menu has been added to the Function list.
    • The Spektrum Vario Sensor SPM9589 may be used to report altitude data. The radio does NOT support the vario functionality, only the altitude reported by the vario sensor.
    • In der Funktionsliste wurde nun das Telemetriemenü hinzugefügt.
    • Sailplane mode supports the trainer button as a Flight Mode switch option.
    Software Correction: In Sailplane mode, the camber system now properly supports a smooth trim change on elevator between different flight modes.


    DX8 Spektrum™ AirWare™: Version 3.00
    08.04.2013

    Software Features:
    • Added full function support for sailplanes (Model Type Sailplane) Sailplane features include:
      • 4 Flight Modes- can be assigned to any 2 switches:
        • Launch
        • Cruise
        • Speed
        • Thermal
      • Sailplane Types- 4 wing types available:
        • Normal 1 servo aileron- RES and basic sailplanes
        • 2 servo ailerons- Discuss Launch and Slopes Soaring sailplanes
        • 2 ailerons 1 flaps- Sailplanes with one flap servo
        • 2 ailerons 2 flaps- Full Function Competition and Scale sailplanes
      • Tail Types- 3 tail types available
        • Normal
        • V-Tail A
        • V-Tail B
    • Motor: Supports motor function on throttle stick, push button or programmable switches including flight mode.
    • Camber System: Full trailing edge camber can be adjusted in flight via throttle stick or knob. Different camber values are available in each flight mode (4). Brake/ Crow is available per flight mode.
    • Camber Preset: 4 camber presets available (1 for each flight mode) for flaps, ailerons and elevator.
    • Flap to Elevator Curve mix: A flap to elevator curve mix can be assigned to a flight mode or switch. Four curves are available.
    • Aileron to Flap Mix: Aileron to Flap mix allows up to four mix values that can be selected via flight modes or switches.
    • Aileron to Rudder Mix: Aileron to Rudder mix allows up to four mix values that can be selected via flight modes or switches.
    • Elevator to Flap Mix: Includes offset for snap flap mixing. Four mix values are available
    • Six Free Programmable Mixes
    • Four Aileron Differential Settings: Selectable in each flight mode or via a programmable switch.
    • Four Flap Differential Settings: Selectable in each flight mode or via a programmable switch.
    • Elevator Trim per Flight Mode: Allows active independent elevator trimming per flight mode
    • Software Corrections
    • No changes to Airplane or Helicopter modes.

    Version 2.06
    24 September 2012

    Software Feature: Automatically corrects sub-trim and travel for models created in version 2.04 and earlier after prompting the user. This is functional both for models already in your radio, and for any you import from an SD card. You should always verify operation of a model when making any updates prior to flying it.

    Software Corrections:
    • P-Link Master Trainer mode was using trainer data for channels GEAR and higher.
    • When a channel is reversed the endpoint adjustment worked on the opposite side from what was expected
    • Improved French translations.
    • Added SD log file indicator to main screens
    NOTE: This change affects sub-trim and travel of existing models and ones you will import. You should double-check sub-trims and travel on any reversed control surfaces in both airplanes and helicopters when using models created in version 2.04 and earlier.


    Version 2.05
    13 August 2012

    Software Features:
    • Added support for GPS and High Current telemetry sensors
    • Enabled up to 32-pole motors for the brushless RPM sensor
    • Enabled SD telemetry log file
    • Enabled ability to configure inactivity timer
    • Enabled backlight configurability (Auto/On/Off)
    • Enabled dimming control of the orange Spektrum LED for night flying
    • Adjusted vibe motor RPM to be less aggressive
    Software Corrections
    • Fixed bug that could reset the radio when scrolling through Mix options.
    • Corrected L/R trimmer ‘forgetting’ assignment after power cycle.
    • Improved translations in French and Italian screens.
    • Corrected export of flap configuration.
    • Corrected over-travel of flaps that could result in reversed operation at extreme deployments
    • Corrected switch change on Acro throttle cut screen when going from the initial switch selection to the edit page.
    • Corrected timer to work properly in Throttle Out mode when using reversed throttle channel.
    • Corrected end-point adjustability when Trainer is used as an input to a channel.
    • Corrected trainer normal Master mode so that it doesn’t modify controls from the slave. In previous versions it could reverse channels vs. what was expected.
    NOTE: This change affects sub-trim and travel of existing models and ones you will import. You may need to adjust sub-trims and travel on all control surfaces in both airplanes and helicopters.


    Version 2.04

    Software Features:
    • Added G-Force telemetry support.
    • Added “Knob” to calibration screen so users know the status as they calibrate it. The knob neutral point was not being updated during calibration. We also corrected the criteria for centering on the sticks to improve functionality in some radios.
    • The Switch Select page more accurately reflects the current switch assignment. If a wing or tail type uses a channel that a switch is on, the switch setting is changed to INH. It remains INH until manually reassigned.
    • When a model is copied, the bind information for the copied model is now erased. This will allow the user to see that the model is not bound, as it will not show DSM2 or DSMX on the main screen.
    • Calibration for mode changes uses the same screen as when a user manually selects calibration. This means that mode change cal requires the user to move both sticks in a + format (not like an O, X, L, or T), as well as rotate and centre the knob.
    Software Corrections:
    • Translations – Improve/Correct translation of some terms for some German Helicopter screens. Corrected Italian translation “Alettoni”.
    • Calibration – when calibrating, the knob “neutral point” was not being updated.
    • Flap System – The elevon flap system bug has been corrected. The flaps now work smoothly and move correctly for the given speed values.
    • Channel Assignments – Scrolling through the wing and tail types does not change gear or aux channel assignments until the wing or tail type is actually selected.

    Version 2.03

    Software Features:
    • Changed Monitor screen to improve perceptibility of changes in stick and trim resolution.
    • Added new wing type Elevon B. This mode is used if control horn or servo positions don’t allow correct throw directions. Eliminates need to swap elevator and aileron servo leads. Also required with some trainer systems like the DX6i.
    • When editing the timer configuration, any changes will cause the timer to be reset.
    • After reversing the throttle channel, the screen changes to show a reminder to rebind at low throttle for safety.
    • To improve the ease of adjusting travel limits for complex servo functions (swash, V-tail, etc.), the Servo Setup screens now are tracking servo outputs directly.
    • To avoid confusion when binding, we changed the Bind screen to show actual 11ms/22ms bind info instead of what the receiver is capable of doing.
    • Enabled adjustment of the telemetry receiver voltage display bar. Adjusting the low and high set points (high is NOT an alarm) you are adjusting the scaling of the bar graph for Rx Voltage.
    • When importing a model, a confirmation screen now appears to warn about possibility over-writing the wrong model.
    • Changed telemetry menu and capabilities to enable access to future sensors.
    • Users are now able to calibrate the knob and both stick in both axes. This is done by selecting NEXT several times from the System Setup menu. Move the sticks in a “+” format, NOT in an X or O. It is important not to push the sticks to the corners.
    Software Corrections:
    • Flap/Elevator Smoothness – Elevator compensation travel was not smooth when there was significant trim on the elevator channel.
    • Flap Overdrive – Initial flap movement could sometimes cause flaps to jump to one extreme of travel before moving to correct setting.
    • Telemetry - Changed scaling for telemetry alarms Altitude & Airspeed. Fixed ‘hidden status’ screens when using models created in older versions.
    • Translations – Improve/Correct translation of some terms for German, Spanish and Italian modes, particularly on the Timer and Telemetry screens.
    Version 2.02

    Software Upgrades: Changed Monitor screen to improve perceptibility of changes in stick and trim resolution.

    NOTE: Version 2.02 is a Factory only version.


    Version 2.01

    Software Corrections:
    • Language translations corrected in telemetry and helicopter screens.
    • Timer screen allows access to change throttle stick position.
    • Telemetry screens for PowerBox and other sensors are not shown when the Display control is set to Inhibit.
    • A model file that has the timer set to Inhibit can now be imported correctly.
    • Flap system output positions are updated immediately as changes are made.

    Software Upgrade Version 2.00
    • DSMX is enabled.
    • DSMX/DSM2 bind mode is now shown on the main screen immediately to the right of the Spektrum logo.
    • DSMX/DSM2 mode selectable on the Frame Rate screen. Note that a DSMX receiver is necessary for DSMX operation.
    • Added support for new Telemetry sensors Airspeed, Altitude, and PowerBox.
    • Receiver Voltage is now shown on the Min/Max screen.
    • Telemetry menu is now a scrolling list, to improve ease of use as the number of possible sensors increases.
    • When setting the Flight Pack Voltage alarms, you can easily set the alarm points based upon LiPo cell count, then tweak them to your preference.
    • The low-level SD interface is updated to improve compatibility with PC’s.
    • Mix and Gear switches can now be used in mixing functions to have the active position either 0 or 1. These are named Mix-0/Mix-1 and Gear-0/Gear-1. The “1” option is the same as the old Mix or Gear option, as the mix function was previously active in position 1.
    • The Timer Setup screen now hides information which is not related to the selected timer mode.
    • In Elevon wing types, the Flap System is enabled, providing the flap function on Aux 1 and enabling proper elevator compensation. In this mode, the Aux1 channel would typically be used either as a drag brake or a spoiler.
    • The Serial Number screen now includes an EXPORT function to make it simpler to enter the serial number when registering a new radio.
    Software Corrections:
    • Mix Switch – The Mix Switch was sometimes treated as a 3-position switch.
    • Mode-Change Recalibration – When changing between Mode 1 and Mode 2, the throttle and elevator sticks were calibrated to different tolerances than during factory calibration.
    • Telemetry Alarming – Corrected problem with multiple alarms on main voltage sensor inter-acting with one another.

    Version 1.04

    Software Upgrades:
    • Trim Centre Pause – When adjusting the trims through centre, the pause was lengthened to allow the centre position to be more easily accessed.
    • Knob Centre Tone – When adjusting the knob, it generates a “centre trim” tone as it rotates through centre.
    • LiPo Battery Verification – Attempting to change the battery type in the Extra Settings screen from NiMH to LiPo will not be allowed until a LiPo battery is installed. This prevents the user from mistakenly selecting the LiPo battery voltage cut-off with a NiMh battery installed.
    • Frame Rate Defaults to 22ms- The Frame Rate now defaults to 22ms rather than 11ms. This prevents analog servo compatibility issues in the default mode.
    • AirWare Auto-Update – To guard against inadvertently downgrading the radios AirWare, after installing version 1.04 or higher the system will rename the update file to prevent it from auto-loading in the future.
    • Start-up Screen – The start-up is changed so that no inaccurate “No RF Link” warning is displayed.
    Software Corrections:
    • Heli Mode Trainer Button – if the Trainer button was assigned to a channel in the Switch Select screen, the channel was inactive.
    • Flap Trim – When a Flaperon wing type was selected and the right or left trimmer was assigned to flap trim, the trim was mixed as ailerons instead of flaps. It was also not possible to deactivate flap trim once selected.
    • Acro Throttle Curve – Pressing the CLEAR button could allow the displayed throttle curve to not match the values entered numerically.
    • German Timer – The prompts for the German-mode throttle-based timer controls were renamed so as to be more intuitive.

    Version 1.03
    Software Upgrades:
    • Heli Servo Travel Adjust – In heli mode, it is now easier to set up the swash endpoints using the Servo Travel screen. The travel limit box remains on the last value that was highlight by the stick position. Centering the stick and pressing clear returns to highlighting both values.
    • Enhanced Telemetry Status Screen – A new “All-in-One” telemetry screen displays Timer, RPM, Battery Volts, Temperature, Rx Volts, Frame Losses, and Holds.
    • Telemetry Auto-Display – An Auto option in the Telemetry Settings screen will automatically advance from the main screen to the above Enhanced Telemetry screen when the timer is activated and telemetry data is available. The roller can then be used to access any of the telemetry or main screens.
    • SD File Navigation – On the SD file navigation screen the BACK button now operates the same as selecting the file.
    Software Corrections:
    • Heli Mode Mix Issue – In the previous version, mixing to certain channels would cause no travel.
    • Differential issue- In airplane mode when any dual aileron wing type was selected and a mix was created with the left aileron as a slave (crow mixing) adding differential could cause servo output errors on the aileron channels.
    • Model Save Corruption – If there was an error while exporting a model, it could go undetected and unreported until reading the file back in.
    • Heli Bind Issue – If a model had Expo enabled on all throttle and pitch curves, it would not bind. This is corrected.

    Version 1.02

    Software Corrections:
    • Heli Mode Model Memory Issue – In previous software versions, changing the channel in the Gyro or Governor screens from the default setting to any other channel would cause the model memory to default to Model #1.
    • Heli Mode Limited Trim – Throttle Trim didn’t work below ½ trim.
    • Direct Model Access 10-Second Timer – In some instances, the 10-second time-out function for direct model access was applied to other screens after Direct Model Access was used.
    • Improved Flap Switch Selection – In Airplane mode, flap switch selection could be in conflict in the Flap System Screen and in the Switch Select Screen. In version 1.02, the flap switch selection is in the Flap System Screen.
    • Centre Trim Position Mark – Version 1.02 locates a trim tick-mark next to the trim graph at center trim, allowing convenient reference when the cursor is near center.

    Version 1.01

    Software Upgrades:
    • “Throttle Out” timer activation – In the timer screen, Throttle Out has been added to the timer start options. When selected this mode uses the throttle servo output position to activate the timer rather than the throttle stick position. This is ideal for electric helicopter use as the timer can be paused when the output throttle position is at idle even though the stick may not be at low stick (like during an autorotation) plus the timer won’t turn off when doing full negative pitch manoeuvres in stunt mode. MIX and GEAR switches have also been added to the list of available timer switches.
    • Throttle Reverse Confirmation – In the servo setup screen, when reversing the throttle servo, a confirmation screen is now displayed requiring a second step (confirmation) before servo output is reversed.
    • SD Card - improved support for low-capacity cards.
    Software Corrections:
    • Throttle Curve Switch (airplane mode only) - the user-selected switch in the Throttle Curve screen in airplane mode only was always assigned to the Flight Mode switch. This function is now corrected.
    • Multi-Mixes with a Common Slave Channel - if a user had two or more mixes programmed to the same output channel, only the higher-numbered mix would be active.
    • Mix Trim-Include – In some mixes trim include was assigned to the wrong trimmer in certain circumstances.
    • Internal Timer – In the timer screen the internal timer for each model was not accurately calculated.
    • Trim Steps - When trim step sizes were changed in the Trim Setup screen, values higher than 6 would cause the trim range to decrease.
    • Shifting Screen - When selecting NiMH vs. LiPo battery, the bottom half of the screen would shift up or down 1 line.
    • Translation Errors - in French, Italian, and Spanish, the "Model Selection" menu option was named "Special Features" and not translated.
    • RPM Telemetry - The displayed value for the RPM was unstable when using the brushless motor sensor. Also a phantom RPM was sometimes displayed when dashed lines should have been displayed (no recent RPM reading). A filter was added to stabilize the RPM readings.
    • BNF File Import - properly supports multiple languages now.
    • Servo Travel Adjust- When editing Servo Travel Adjust, pressing CLEAR would cause the channel reverse to be defaulted to normal.








    DX10t: Programming examples for the DX10 and DX18

    Download: dx10t-programmiervorschlaege.pdf







    Hawker Hurricane (EFL2980): Centre of Gravity

    There is a change to the centre of gravity (CG) stated in the manual of the Hawker Hurricane 25e. The CG stated at 64mm-76mm in the manual is not correct.

    The correct centre of gravity is located at 64mm-76mm from the leading edge of the wing at the wing root.

    The easiest way to locate the proper centre of gravity is to look for the right angles on the top of the wing (see picture). The aircraft should balance in this area without many changes.







    UMX Gee Bee (EFLU4580): Overcurrent protection (OCP)

    During production of the E-flite UMX Gee Bee, small tolerances of components have led to some Gee Bee models hitting the Over Current Protection (OCP) during the first initial run of a fully charged battery. When this happens, the motor will shut off as programmed to protect the electronics from an over-current condition. The servos will not stop working and you will still have control of the plane. This only happens when the battery is at a fully charged state and will not happen in the course of an entire flight. To reset the motor, the throttle needs to be cycled back to low power.

    After the motor has been run for a few seconds and the voltage of the battery has come down, the system will not hit OCP.

    Throttle the model up to full power on the ground and let it run for 10-15 seconds. If the model hits OCP and the motor shuts down, cycle the throttle and run the motor again near full power for at least 10 more seconds. This will bring the battery voltage down low enough to prevent hitting OCP during the flight.

    Horizon is working to find a long-term solution as soon as possible.