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Old 03-01-2011, 11:45 PM
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There is a bug in the DX8 firmware and an Horizon tech recommended the following procedure as a work around. Horizon said they would have to do a major re-write and this is how it works now.

If you have a negative valve in the Swash Mix (i.e. Pit: -60)

Swash Type to 120
Swash Plate
AilL: +60
Ele: +60
Pit: -60

& you want to adjust the Travel. You have to put your stick in the opposite position, make the adjustment, bring the stick back and see if the adjustment is where you want it. Yes this is a pain in the butt, but at least we can make an adjustment, especially if you are checking for swash binding. i.e. making an adjustment to the max positive collective pitch.... you need to move the stick to the min negative position, make the adjustment, bring the stick back to the positive position and see if it is enough.

Btw the monitor will not move as you make the adjustment but it will show up when you move the stick back into the position you are working on.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:43 PM
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May 25, 2011
Spektrum and JR DSMX Transmitter Bulletin

DSMX transmitters operating in DSM2 mode

The Spektrum Team has been investigating sporadic reports from DSMX transmitter owners using their products in DSM2 mode. We have discovered that in some rare instances, DSMX equipped transmitters with the Product ID (PID) within this bulletin, may have a backwards compatibility issue that could cause a "hold" with the following superseded DSM2 receivers: AR500, AR6100, AR6100E, AR6110, AR6110E, AR6200 and AR6300.

Note: This bulletin does not apply to DSM2 ONLY transmitters.

If you have a DSMX transmitter with one of the following PIDs, please complete the Transmitter Service Request Form to receive a prepaid shipping label to send your transmitter to Horizon Hobby for a free firmware update.

Click HERE to complete the Transmitter Service Request Form.
Horizon will pay for ground shipping within the United States and Canada.
If you purchased your product outside the US and Canada, contact your local retailer or distributor. A list of International distributors may be found HERE.
If you have further questions in the United States, please call Horizon Hobby Product Support at 877-504-0233.
The PID is located in the battery compartment of your transmitter.



DX6i/DX5e/DX4e:
PID: HS010, HS011, HH011, HT011, HT012, HE012, HE101, HA101, HA102, HA103, HA104, HA105

Transmitters with affected PIDs may be found in the following products:

Blade mCP X RTF (BLH3500), E-flite Apprentice 15e RTF (EFL2725), Hangar 9 Alpha 40 DSM2 RTF (HAN4400), Hobbyzone Super Cub DSM RTF (HBZ7400), ParkZone Radian RTF (PKZ4700), ParkZone P-51D BL DSM RTF (PKZ2200), ParkZone F4U Corsair RTF (PKZ4600), Phoenix R/C Pro Simulator 3.0 with DX5e (RTM30R5510/RTM30R55101).

DX8:
PID: HS008, HS009, HH009, HH010, HT010, HE010, HE011, HA011, HA012, HA101, HO102, HO103, HO104, HO105

DX7:
PID: HA103, HA104, HA105

JRP9503:
PID: TM101, TM102, TM103, TM104, TM105

JRP9303:
PID: TM101, TM102, TM103, TM104, TM105

We apologize for this inconvenience. Horizon disclaims all liability and warranties for any consumer failing to act upon this product bulletin. Always check your transmitter and equipment prior to each flight.

Spektrum DX8 Gimbal Bulletin:

Spektrum Product Development has been investigating reports from DX8 transmitter customers experiencing servo movements inconsistent with corresponding transmitter stick input.

As a precautionary measure, Horizon Hobby would like DX8 customers to perform the Monitor Test to examine Gimbal controls over the entire range of each axis of input. Expected results for the Monitor Test should show smooth tracking with corresponding stick input. If the Monitor "jumps", hesitates, or is seen in a channel other than what is being tested, please follow the Monitor Test instructions below to test DX8 Gimbal movement:

Monitor Test:

Step 1: Turn on power switch. Ensure left stick position (throttle) is low and Flap/Gyro switch is in position 0 or all the way up.

Step 2: Press the roller to enter the Function List menu.



Step 3: Using the roller, scroll to the bottom of the Function List menu and depress roller to select Monitor function.



Step 4: Note the position of the Aileron (AIL) and Rudder (RUD) positions. Ensure all trims are centered and sub-trims are zero before continuing to Step 5.



Step 5: Move the Throttle (Left side) and Elevator (Right side) gimbals up and down being very careful not to touch the control sticks. While moving the gimbals up and down, note the AIL and RUD positions on the Monitor.

ONLY touch the Gimbal on the outer frame where shown, being very careful not to move the stick as this will falsify the test.






Step 6: If the percentage for the Aileron or Rudder changes by more than 3%, follow the instructions for sending your DX8 transmitter in for inspection.

DX8 Transmitter Service Request:

Click HERE to complete the Transmitter Service Request Form.
Horizon will pay for ground shipping within the United States and Canada.
If you purchased your product outside the US and Canada, contact your local retailer or distributor. A list of International distributors may be found HERE.
If you have further questions in the United States, please call Horizon Hobby Product Support at 877-504-0233.
We apologize for this inconvenience. Horizon disclaims all liability and warranties for any consumer failing to act upon this product bulletin. Always check your transmitter and equipment prior to each flight.



© 2011 Horizon Hobby.
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DSM2 and DSMX are trademarks of Horizon Hobby, Inc. JR is a trademark of Horizon Hobby, Inc., registered in the U.S.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:59 AM
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Version 2.03 BETA

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 setpoints (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.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:03 AM
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Version 2.04

11-17-2011

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 center 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.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:14 AM
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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
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:17 AM
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Version 2.06

24 September 2012

Software Features

• 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 logfile 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
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:14 PM
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SPEKTRUM™ DX8 AIRWARE™ VERSION 3.00 08 APRIL 2013

Your DX8 already has some of the most powerful airplane and helicopter programming of any transmitter in its class. Now, with a free software update, you can add this impressive suite of sailplane functions too!

• 4 Flight Modes
• 4 Wing Types
• 3 Tail Types
• Motor Control Assignment
• Camber System
• Camber Preset
• Flap-to-Elevator Curve Mix
• Aileron-to-Flap Mix
• Aileron-to-Rudder Mix
• Elevator-to-Flap Mix
• 6 User-Defined Mixes
• 4 Aileron Differential Settings
• 4 Flap Differential Settings
• Independent Elevator Trim for Each Flight Mode
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