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Andy Palmer26/09/2018 13:11:50
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Although the Multiplex website can be viewed in English sadly the forum can't, but Chrome does a reasonable job of translating it. Max Z is quite right, many of the people on the forum will answer English questions.

Capt Kremen, a couple of our members are using Gyro 3s so might be able to help if you get stuck

Capt Kremen26/09/2018 14:05:16
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Thanks Andy, Frank et al., appreciate your MPX inputs as always. Google auto translations are sometimes quite 'interesting' though!

Surely it is not beyond the capabilities of a leading manufacturer to offer their instruction translations to several local native speakers in the intended other countries of use. This prior to printing or putting them up on their web site. They can then adjust regional translations into better formats, making a better and more easily read text. It needs to be in a comprehensive format too where needed. Why not pick half-a-dozen users in the countries e.g. France, UK, Spain etc. They should be from ALL levels, not just IT, manual writer or model flier experts, see how they get on, what information or way of explanation would improve the original manufacturers texts(?)

Yes, I have (eventually), achieved the results I required but why the head scratching needed re-reading literal translations??? I'm sure we've all encountered the quaint 'Chinglish' ones found in many ARTFs!

I appreciate once you've done it a few times, it's usually straightforward and easy but so often manual/instruction writers of all manner of equipment, do not test their output on novice end users before going to print. What's obvious to the expert ain't necessary to a newbie e.g. jargon and prior knowledge. In days past those classic car maintenance manuals often featured simple one liners such as 'Remove clutch assembly' ... Mmmm yes but that needs a little elaboration on 'How to' ... Any manual authors out there care to expand?

Andy Palmer26/09/2018 14:49:49
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I think it's only the Technical Forum that's not available in English isn't it, and I imagine that would be difficult to do as lots of people (mostly German) contribute. All the manuals and downloads are available in several languages as far as I know but the Cockpit SX manual is certainly very basic. There is more info in the latest online manual than there was when they first came out but I'm sure the lack of detail means there are lots of things possible with the tx that many of us don't know about. My early Royal Evo and the previous Cockpit (the C2) came with very thorough printed manuals but I suppose it's the problem of costs that prevented something similar with the C3.

Frank Skilbeck26/09/2018 20:26:06
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Plus the fact that with every update they become outdated and previously you had the manual and that was about it, now you've got the internet and technical forums etc.

And yes I've used the MPX technical forum quite a bit, sometimes takes several goes at typing a question to get it translated right!, but I've always had quick responses and over the weekend I discovered a bug in the new Wingstabi Easy Control set up program (it was in German not English), it was fixed the very same weekend.

Edited By Frank Skilbeck on 26/09/2018 20:28:48

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