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siehe auch: /!\ ToDo: hier gibt es noch etwas zu tun /!\ ToDo: this is a work in progress section
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In the Mikrokopter-Shop you can buy the '''Spektrum DX7 2.4GHz-Radio (Mode2)''' which is a Digital 2.4GHz handheld Radio Controller. It uses spread spectrum technology which means that you do not need a Quartz or dedicated frequency for either Receiver or Controller. It runs in the popular 2.4GHz Band just like Wireless LAN and Bluetooth. In the Mikrokopter-Shop you can buy the '''Spektrum DX7 2.4GHz-Radio (Mode2)''' which is a Digital 2.4GHz hand-held Transmitter with Receiver. It uses spread spectrum technology which means you don't need a Quartz or a dedicated frequency for either Transmitter or Receiver. It runs in the popular 2.4GHz Band just like Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.
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= Mode 2 =
R/C Receivers come in different Modes, 1 or 2, all that mode 2 means is that the Gas gauge is on the left hand side by default. You can always manually switch at a later time. The special thing with the Gas gauge is that it will not return into its original position on springs.
= Mode 1/2 =
R/C Transmitters come in different Modes, 1 or 2. This defines on what side the Throttle Stick is by default
You can always manually swap modes at a later time by opening your Transmitter. Check the manual first as it involves removing springs etc...

== Throttle ==
You will notice that one of the 2 sticks will not return into its original position, that is your Throttle.

== Mode 1 ==
In mode 1 the Throttle stick is on the right hand side by default.

== Mode 2 ==
In mode 2 the Throttle stick is on the left hand side by default.
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 * Remote inc. pre-mounted Antenna
 * Battery Remote (1500mAh NiMH)
 * Transmitter inc. pre-mounted Antenna
 * Transmitter Battery (1500mAh NiMH)
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 * some Cables  * Bind-Plug
 * On/Off switch
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With the help of this Sat-Receiver it is the only thing you need to put on your Mikrokopter With the help of this small additional Satellite Receiver it will be the only thing you need to Remote Control your Mikrokopter.
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Like with Bluetooth you need to pair your remote to the receiver. Once you are paired you will not interfere with anyone else who flies around you. Other 2.4GHz devices should not interfere either.
To pair your remote that there is a bypass jumper
Like with Bluetooth you need to pair your Transmitter to the receiver. Once you are paired you will not interfere with anyone else who flies around you. Other 2.4GHz devices should not interfere either. (no guarantee when flying next to a Microwave oven)
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 * Zusammenstecken von Hauptempfänger und Satellitenempfänger (hat nichts mit GPS zu tun, gemeint ist der 2. Diversity Empfänger)
 * Nun müssen die PINs Signal und Masse miteinander verbunden werden, um den Binding-Modus zu wählen. Das geht mit dem mitgelieferten Kurzschlussjumper oder so wie im Bild:
To pair your Transmitter you need to use the Bind-Plug (shortens Ground and PPM)

 * On your Transmitter select the correct "air-vehicle" or leave it to Heli (default), doesn't really matter anyway
 * Connect the main receiver and the Satellite receiver together
 * Put your receiver into "bind-mode" use the bind jumper (check the manual for more accurate details) see picture:
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 * Jetzt schließt man 4,8V an den Empfänger an, Plus auf Rot und Minus auf das zusammengedrehte Adernpaar. Beide Empfänger blinken jetzt schnell.
 * Anschließend stellt man im Sender das passende Modell ein, ich habe einfach wie im Auslieferungszustand das Modell 1 (Heli) ausgewählt.
 * Jetzt den Sender ausschalten und den Gasknüppel auf 0 stellen (Knüppel nach hinten ziehen)! Nun den Sender umdrehen und den Bind-Knopf beim anschließenden Einschalten gedrückt halten.
 * Nach ca. 5-10 Sekunden leuchten beide LED der Empfänger dauerhaft.
 * FERTIG
 * Oder, ihr macht es nach Anleitung, welche bestimmt dem Sender beigelegt war. :-)
 * Connect 4.8V onto the receiver, Positive to Red and Negative (Ground) to the bind jumper. Both receivers should pulse orange.
 * Make sure your Transmitter is switched off and that the throttle is set to 0 (pull the lever towards you)
 * On the back of the Transmitter, press the bind Button and keep it pressed while you switch your Transmitter on
 * After 5-10 seconds the LED's on your receivers will stay on, your paired
 * alternatively check the manual that came with the Transmitter for the correct bind-mode wiring
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== Sichern der Binding-Taste ==
Die Binding-Taste des Senders sollte so gesichert werden, dass sie später nicht versehentlich betätigt werden kann.
/!\ Achtung: Wenn man den Sender z.B. in das Contest-Pult von Graupner steckt, ist die Taste immer gedrückt. Das muss verhindert werden! Am einfachsten geht das mit aufgeklebtem Schaumstoff:
== Secure the Bind-Button ==
You should put two small foam pads next to the Bind Button so it does not get pressed by accident.
/!\ Attention: If you put your Transmitter into the Contest-Tray from Graupner, the Bind Button will be pressed down constantly! The easiest way to avoid this is put foam pads next to the Bind-Button:
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== Anschluss des Satellitenempfängers an die FlightCtrl ==
Leider gibt es für diesen Empfänger '''keine''' vorbereitete Stiftleiste auf der FlightCtrl. Aber da es sich nur um 3 Drähte handelt, ist die Implementierung recht einfach.
 * '''Sie brauchen nur den Sat-Emfänger''', ohne Hauptteil (wo man die Servos anschließen kann).
 * Das Kabel für den Satelliten-Empfänger muss dazu zerschnitten werden
 * Bei FC V1.3 sieht das so aus:
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== Connecting the Satellite Receiver to the FlightCtrl ==
There are no dedicated pins for this receiver nevertheless it is very easy to connect it to the FlightCtrl.

 * '''You only need the small Sat-Receiver''', without the Main part (the part where you connect the servos, stash it away)
 * Cut off the connector of the Sat-Receiver (only on ONE end!)

=== Connection to FC-V1.3 ===
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 * Anschluss zu FC-ME === Connection to FC-ME ===
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/!\ ToDo: hier gibt es noch etwas zu tun = Setup the DX7 for the use with the MikroKopter =

== Set Type to "ACRO" ==
A new DX7 is set to HELI by default. We need the ACRO type, because we don't want the heli-mixers.

'''how to:'''
 * press 'Down' & 'Select' simultaniously and switch on the DX7
 * press 'UP' two time to get into menu "TYPE SELECT"
 * use 'ADJUST' to set the type to "ACRO"
 * confirm with 'CLEAR'
 * switch off the DX7
/!\ See page 20 in the spektrum guide

== use AUX2 'Hover Throttle' as poti ==
The tipp-switches on the right side can be used as poti (for excample for camera angle). Therefore the mode of AUX2 must be set to "ROCKER"

'''how to:'''
 * press 'Down' & 'Select' simultaniously and switch on the DX7
 * press 'DOWN' three times to get into menu "INPUT SELECT"
 * use 'ADJUST' to set AUX2 to "ROCKER"
 * switch off the DX7
/!\ See page 38 in the spektrum guide
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Fragen, Anregungen und Kritik an: DH3JHZ (at) googlemail.com Questions, Thoughts or Enhancements to:

 steve (at) localhost.lu (in English, German or French)
OR
 DH3JHZ (at) googlemail.com (German only?)

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/!\ ToDo: this is a work in progress section

TableOfContents

About

In the Mikrokopter-Shop you can buy the Spektrum DX7 2.4GHz-Radio (Mode2) which is a Digital 2.4GHz hand-held Transmitter with Receiver. It uses spread spectrum technology which means you don't need a Quartz or a dedicated frequency for either Transmitter or Receiver. It runs in the popular 2.4GHz Band just like Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.

Mode 1/2

R/C Transmitters come in different Modes, 1 or 2. This defines on what side the Throttle Stick is by default You can always manually swap modes at a later time by opening your Transmitter. Check the manual first as it involves removing springs etc...

Throttle

You will notice that one of the 2 sticks will not return into its original position, that is your Throttle.

Mode 1

In mode 1 the Throttle stick is on the right hand side by default.

Mode 2

In mode 2 the Throttle stick is on the left hand side by default.

Box Contents

ImageLink(http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35124,http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php/v/tech/IMG_2881.JPG.html)

In the Box you will find:

  • Transmitter inc. pre-mounted Antenna
  • Transmitter Battery (1500mAh NiMH)
  • AR6200 Receiver
  • additional Diversity-Satellite receiver
  • Bind-Plug
  • On/Off switch

Satellite Receiver

With the help of this small additional Satellite Receiver it will be the only thing you need to Remote Control your Mikrokopter.

ImageLink(http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35127,http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php/v/tech/IMG_2883.JPG.html)

Preparation

Pairing/Binding

Like with Bluetooth you need to pair your Transmitter to the receiver. Once you are paired you will not interfere with anyone else who flies around you. Other 2.4GHz devices should not interfere either. (no guarantee when flying next to a Microwave oven)

To pair your Transmitter you need to use the Bind-Plug (shortens Ground and PPM)

  • On your Transmitter select the correct "air-vehicle" or leave it to Heli (default), doesn't really matter anyway
  • Connect the main receiver and the Satellite receiver together
  • Put your receiver into "bind-mode" use the bind jumper (check the manual for more accurate details) see picture:

ImageLink(http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35539,http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php/v/tech/IMG_2922.JPG.html)

  • Connect 4.8V onto the receiver, Positive to Red and Negative (Ground) to the bind jumper. Both receivers should pulse orange.
  • Make sure your Transmitter is switched off and that the throttle is set to 0 (pull the lever towards you)
  • On the back of the Transmitter, press the bind Button and keep it pressed while you switch your Transmitter on
  • After 5-10 seconds the LED's on your receivers will stay on, your paired
  • alternatively check the manual that came with the Transmitter for the correct bind-mode wiring

Secure the Bind-Button

You should put two small foam pads next to the Bind Button so it does not get pressed by accident. /!\ Attention: If you put your Transmitter into the Contest-Tray from Graupner, the Bind Button will be pressed down constantly! The easiest way to avoid this is put foam pads next to the Bind-Button:

ImageLink(http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=41906,http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php/v/tech/bind.jpg.html)

Connecting the Satellite Receiver to the FlightCtrl

There are no dedicated pins for this receiver nevertheless it is very easy to connect it to the FlightCtrl.

  • You only need the small Sat-Receiver, without the Main part (the part where you connect the servos, stash it away)

  • Cut off the connector of the Sat-Receiver (only on ONE end!)

Connection to FC-V1.3

ImageLink(http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=35541,http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php/v/tech/IMG_2923.JPG.html)

Connection to FC-ME

ImageLink(http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=34218,http://gallery.mikrokopter.de/main.php/v/tech/FC_ME_with_Spektrum.jpg.html)

Setup the DX7 for the use with the MikroKopter

Set Type to "ACRO"

A new DX7 is set to HELI by default. We need the ACRO type, because we don't want the heli-mixers.

how to:

  • press 'Down' & 'Select' simultaniously and switch on the DX7

  • press 'UP' two time to get into menu "TYPE SELECT"
  • use 'ADJUST' to set the type to "ACRO"
  • confirm with 'CLEAR'
  • switch off the DX7

/!\ See page 20 in the spektrum guide

use AUX2 'Hover Throttle' as poti

The tipp-switches on the right side can be used as poti (for excample for camera angle). Therefore the mode of AUX2 must be set to "ROCKER"

how to:

  • press 'Down' & 'Select' simultaniously and switch on the DX7

  • press 'DOWN' three times to get into menu "INPUT SELECT"
  • use 'ADJUST' to set AUX2 to "ROCKER"
  • switch off the DX7

/!\ See page 38 in the spektrum guide

Impressum

Questions, Thoughts or Enhancements to:

  • steve (at) localhost.lu (in English, German or French)

OR

  • DH3JHZ (at) googlemail.com (German only?)

BR