Problems with Spektrum DX6i

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Problems with Spektrum DX6i

by robinrcr » Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:52 pm

Hi,

My name is Robin and am new to this forum, although I have been a member for a little but was just interested in the various topics.
I have been flying a Venom Night Ranger 2 with a stock transmitter for a while and have had reasonable success with it so my wife treated me to a Blade 400 with the DX6i. Overawed was my initial impression after running it up the 1st time. When I tried to trim the helicopter I noticed that the rudder trim would only go to the left and would'nt move right at all. It is currently at the extreme left and won't trim back to the right. I have checked the trim button in the transmitter itself and it is not broken.
If anyone has any ideas it would be most appreciated.

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by Bugster » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:36 pm

Hi Robin and welcome to the forum. Image

Not quite sure whether I've understood your DX6i problem but I have heard of trim buttons on these breaking which means they don't work. Apparently an easy fix for you to do plus the importers Horizon Hobby are very helpful. I'd give them a call and ask their advice :)
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by randalsh » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:55 pm

Welcome Robin.
The Blade 400 is a great heli. Any probs are usually easily solved.
Does the rudder behave if you move the control rod from the servo by hand? And does it move freely? The servo arm should be at 90 degrees to the boom.
What happens to the tail if you disconnect the 3 wires from the ESC and just use the left stick?
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by zeberdy1 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:37 pm

hi robin,
had the same thing happen to me turned out to a not uncommon fault, mine got fixed under guarentee no probs, I think if you search around the forum the is a post that will tell you how to repair, (small piece of plastic on the trim lever thats broke needs fixing and bracing)
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by robinrcr » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:16 am

Hi

Thankyou all for your speedy replies, I have looked inside the transmitter at the offending switch and the plastic component is intact. I shall give Horizon hobby a call today to so what they suggest.
I have a copy of the Blade profile on the TX so i selected that and noticed the rudder trim position was in the middle position where it should be. It will move to the left but not to the right.
I'll let you know the outcome of my chat with HH.

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Robin

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by robinrcr » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:31 am

Just to let you know, I posted off the DX6i last Tues afternoon and got it back Friday morning. HH had changed a faulty micro switch which was why the rudder trim would only work one way.

A very speedy service

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by Bugster » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:43 am

Brilliant service - I've never heard anything bad about HH customer service - only good reports ;)
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by robinrcr » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:19 am

Hi all

I just had to have another micro switch replaced on my DX6i, it was the throttle trim this time. HH turned it around in 3 days, their service could'nt get get any quicker.
Talking of the throttle I noticed last night that I seem to be losing slack on the stick. I mean with the throttle fully closed the rotors are still turning slowly under power. I have not touched any throttle settings in the TX either. Would a low TX battery do this!!

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by randalsh » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:08 am

No, I wouldn't think a low batt would do that.

Are you sure you didn't have a touch of throttle on when you initialised?
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by robinrcr » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:57 am

Randalsh

I did'nt think of that, I normally check that it is back before I connect. it was the 2nd battery and I did'nt had the problem with the 1st one.
I shall check.
Thank you for your prompt reply

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