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Stearman6506/11/2018 15:46:06
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Posted by Denis Watkins on 06/11/2018 14:12:59:

Stick centering on the DX8e is done from the front with a small screwdriver Eric

There are small access holes bottom right of the stick

And mode change is a doddle too

In fairness, there are many Tx and many features for one guy to learn

Tell the lad not to send it back

Hi Dennis It was the D8X that had the problem, not the D8XE.

Eric.

Edited By Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 15:52:12

Tim Ballinger06/11/2018 15:48:08
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I’ve never had to centre the sticks on a brand new (or old) radio. Is that a Spectrum feature ?

Tim

Stearman6506/11/2018 15:51:14
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Posted by Tim Ballinger on 06/11/2018 15:48:08:

I’ve never had to centre the sticks on a brand new (or old) radio. Is that a Spectrum feature ?

Tim

The other stick was fine, I think it was probably a Friday afternoon set that slipped through?devil

Denis Watkins06/11/2018 16:22:54
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Posted by Tim Ballinger on 06/11/2018 15:48:08:

I’ve never had to centre the sticks on a brand new (or old) radio. Is that a Spectrum feature ?

Tim

No lads, it is not a fault

Someone must have altered the Mode on this one

As you put the Motor control on either side, altering the mode,you then put the opposite stick back to spring centre

It is fairly easy just to miss centre by eye, and reference should then be made to the markings

The motor stick is then left with no centre springing as it is left free to go to idle

Denis Watkins06/11/2018 16:32:04
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It is a shame to condemn products too easily

The last DX8 mode change I did for a colleague, was at the the field, on his car rearcparcel shelf

And was about 5 or 6 minutes to do, without rushing

Don't let these tasks affect our judgement

We complain of no model shops, we need to buy

Tim Ballinger06/11/2018 17:12:54
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Eric,

I have both a Hitec Flash 7 and a Horus 10. Very pleased with both and you would be very welcome to have a play if you wanted but I suspect Gloucestershire is a bit far away for you. Offer is there if you come this way though.

I fly mode 1 btw and these days always have to change from mode 2 as that is how most leave the factory. As Dennis says it is an easy task so I would not let it influence your selection. Never had the stick cantering issue though😀

Tim

Stearman6506/11/2018 17:31:47
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Posted by Denis Watkins on 06/11/2018 16:32:04:

It is a shame to condemn products too easily

The last DX8 mode change I did for a colleague, was at the the field, on his car rearcparcel shelf

And was about 5 or 6 minutes to do, without rushing

Don't let these tasks affect our judgement

We complain of no model shops, we need to buy

Hi Denis

I don't know how long ago you changed the stick mode on the DX8,? The one I say is the latest version which has a different aerial & carrying handle. If it had a chrome metal handle, it's an earlier version. Whether the sticks have changed between versions, I don't know. The one I saw in WM was the latest, all black, with a rubberised finish. We couldn't find the stick change mode on the latest DX8 on YouTube, but the DX6 looks identical, so that was the video we watched in WM. I've dug it out from YouTube & it can be seen here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt1WH5HaIRc
Regards Eric

Edited By Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 17:32:32

Stearman6506/11/2018 17:45:47
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Posted by Tim Ballinger on 06/11/2018 17:12:54:

Eric,

I have both a Hitec Flash 7 and a Horus 10. Very pleased with both and you would be very welcome to have a play if you wanted but I suspect Gloucestershire is a bit far away for you. Offer is there if you come this way though.

I fly mode 1 btw and these days always have to change from mode 2 as that is how most leave the factory. As Dennis says it is an easy task so I would not let it influence your selection. Never had the stick cantering issue though😀

Tim

Hi Tim

Thanks for the offer, but you are a bit too far away, I'm in Merseyside. I think Dennis was referring the the Spektrum not the Hitec when he mentioned changing one over in the field. Take a look at the YouTube video I've linked on my last post, it's a 6 not an 8 but they looked identical in the shop.

 

Regards Eric.

 

Edited By Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 17:46:12

Steve J06/11/2018 17:48:06
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Posted by Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 17:31:47:

We couldn't find the stick change mode on the latest DX8 on YouTube

Perhaps it would have been better to have simply looked in the manual...

Steve

Stearman6506/11/2018 17:57:31
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Posted by Steve J on 06/11/2018 17:48:06:

Posted by Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 17:31:47:

We couldn't find the stick change mode on the latest DX8 on YouTube

Perhaps it would have been better to have simply looked in the manual...

Steve

Steve, no i couldn't but the DX6 is identical & the one I watched, this is the link. BTW, I've just emailed LOGIC RC the distributor to see if they can provide a mode 1 transmitter.

Eric.

**LINK**

Steve J06/11/2018 18:01:16
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Posted by Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 17:57:31:

no i couldn't

DX8G2, page 7.

Dave Hess06/11/2018 18:21:24
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Posted by Steve J on 06/11/2018 14:50:49:

Posted by Dave Hess on 06/11/2018 13:37:43:

check your Spektrum to the UK agent - if you can find one!

Logic RC are the Spektrum agent and, from what I have heard, the old standards of customer care are back.

Steve

Here's my experience with trying to get the stupid thing repaired: Somebody on this forum told me Al's Hobbies were the agents, so I rang them. They were very polite and helpful in telling me that they were no longer the agents, and the guy gave me the number of the new agents - probably Logic.

I immediately rang Logic at around 2:15PM on a weekday. A guy answered the phone and said that he doesn't deal with repairs. The guy that does is out to lunch. I asked when he would be back. he said that he couldn't say, so I asked whether he would be able to get him to call me back within an hour because I was going out. No problem. So we have the main agents of a premium brand depending on one guy to fix all their stuff, when he's not on his prolonged lunch-breaks.

As you guessed, I didn't get a call back within the hour, but I did get one later when I was driving; however, I was still able to talk to the guy on my hands-free. After initial chit-chat, I was just about to explain what I wanted when he cut me off for whatever reason. It was after 5:00 PM, so maybe he looked at his watch and saw that it was home-time. I never heard from him again.

Since then, I've been happily using my Jumper JP12, which only cost £80, and it can do everything and more that the Spektrum can do, so since then my DX7S is languishing in its box behind the Sofa and I can't find a justification to go through more hassle to bring it out from there. My lengthy internet research has come up with something like £6 each way to ship it to and from the repairer, £40 to test and inspect it and around £100 for a new RF board. That's £152. For that I can get a Flysky Nirvana N14, which is a hundred times better.

Maybe some time later I'll make a project on how to hack it to use a multi-protocol module. If anyone has already done that, please let me know.

Frank Skilbeck06/11/2018 18:28:24
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Re mode changes, reminds me of when I bought my first Multiplex set, a 35mhz Cockpit Sx, I ordered it over the phone and then rang back in a panic a bit later as I hadn't specified the mode, told not to worry as it's easy to change. First time I'd come across a set where you could swap modes by turning a couple adjusters without opening the case.

Stearman6506/11/2018 18:32:10
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Posted by Steve J on 06/11/2018 17:48:06:

Posted by Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 17:31:47:

We couldn't find the stick change mode on the latest DX8 on YouTube

Perhaps it would have been better to have simply looked in the manual...

Steve

I can see this is getting personal now.I've read the manual, all it contains for mode cange is the ratchet & stick tension adjustment, it does not, I repeat does not refer to changing the throttle stick from the left hand side to the right hand side. I've emailed Logic RC to ask them so lets wait for what they say?

Stearman6506/11/2018 18:34:31
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Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 06/11/2018 18:28:24:

Re mode changes, reminds me of when I bought my first Multiplex set, a 35mhz Cockpit Sx, I ordered it over the phone and then rang back in a panic a bit later as I hadn't specified the mode, told not to worry as it's easy to change. First time I'd come across a set where you could swap modes by turning a couple adjusters without opening the case.

Frank

Take a look at the Spectrum DX8E

Really simple, lets hope they introduce it across the range.

Regs Eric

Frank Skilbeck06/11/2018 18:37:33
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Eric, once you've adjusted the sticks it's in the programming where you specify the operating mode, this then makes the trims and everything work correctly.

Denis Watkins06/11/2018 18:41:53
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Posted by Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 18:32:10:
Posted by Steve J on 06/11/2018 17:48:06:

Posted by Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 17:31:47:

We couldn't find the stick change mode on the latest DX8 on YouTube

Perhaps it would have been better to have simply looked in the manual...

Steve

I can see this is getting personal now.I've read the manual, all it contains for mode cange is the ratchet & stick tension adjustment, it does not, I repeat does not refer to changing the throttle stick from the left hand side to the right hand side. I've emailed Logic RC to ask them so lets wait for what they say?

Apologies guys, but we have to straighten this out

The sticks are set manually, to centre stick spring ailerons

And no centre, full travel on the throttle, all done with screws

The next bit, Mode, is set electronically in the settings, to put the motor on the motor channel etc etc

Martin Harris06/11/2018 18:42:49
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I think what you're looking for Eric, is on P.46

Stearman6506/11/2018 22:17:55
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Posted by Martin Harris on 06/11/2018 18:42:49:

I think what you're looking for Eric, is on P.46

Hi Martin, you should watch the video, it can't be done without taking the back off & moving the stick travel spacers.

Regs Eric.

Stearman6506/11/2018 22:30:41
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Posted by Eric Shepherd on 06/11/2018 22:17:55:
Posted by Martin Harris on 06/11/2018 18:42:49:

I think what you're looking for Eric, is on P.46

Hi Martin, you should watch the video, it can't be done without taking the back off & moving the stick travel spacers.

Regs Eric.

In case there is some confusion with the Spektrum models I handled today. The one with the faulty stick & difficulty converting to mode 1 is here. Scroll down the page for the manual PDF.

**LINK**

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