Sir Torc's Quest for the Holy Quad

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Torc the Sinister, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    **Taking a page out of the Book of @Spork**

    Got my QX7 today, walked through the initial set-up guide, wasn't sure it was correctly done and reset it back to the factory settings. I then tried to go back into the bootloader (proper trims pressed to the center, short press on the power) and I here the speaker crackle but nothing more happens

    I've googled and not finding a solution.

    Help!
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2018
  2. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    Fixed it
     
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  3. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Took me a minute to figure out a similar problem with the boot loader too.

    FYI: I only get the speaker crackle when my antenna is folded down - although you've probably figured that out by now too.

    Get any FPV Freerider time in?
     
  4. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    O...M...Fing...G!

    I have hosed the bootloader, bricked it twice, flashed so much I think it thinks it's the Flash. I had to dl a program to install the right USB bootloader driver, had the poop scared out if me with the default beep I just factory reset it, formatted the SD and walked back through before work. Now I need to download a different SD Contents file to correct the SD error.......it's back up and running though. My computer skills saved the day me thinks.

    I did get it set up for FR and tinkered for a few mins after the first attempt.
     
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  5. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Yeah, it's definitely a learning experience. Hopefully, the remainder goes smoother and you get some sim time in.
     
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  6. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    I am hoping so. I'm down to one set of props for the CX and the weather is going to be unpleasant for the next week or so.

    I am trying out Real Drone Simulator as well. It has emax drones, which I plan to get their Babyhawk in the future, so it might be a good one to try out....if I can get past the lobby in game.
     
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  7. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Nice. I've got my eye on the Babyhawk as well. Don't think Ive heard of RDS before - I'll have to check that out later.
     
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  8. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    Do a Google search for drone simulators. The first link should be for best Sims for 2018.

    Looks like they have many sponsors from the community, BuddyRC, Emax, etc.
     
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  9. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    My tech support skills are being put to the test.

    Switches didn't get assigned, so when I tried to set inputs, the switch's were not listing or responding to toggling them.

    Figured out how to assign them function and add them to the model settings.
     
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  10. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    It's like watching a re-run, lol.
    The cool thing about those hard-learned lessons (we hope) is they won't soon be forgotten.
     
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  11. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Looks cool, I'll download that and check it out later tonight.
     
  12. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    Today's lesson

    When getting the SD version issue, try a different version, even if it says it's looking for another version.
     
  13. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    Picked up an Apache case from Harbor Freight.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    So that sorted out the error?
     
  15. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    Yea. No idea why, tho the error still comes up. Scared me when I heard the welcome voice, wasn't expecting it.

    On another good note with Freerider, I was able to pull off an entire lap on the Meadows map hitting every gate without crashing!
     
  16. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Awesome! Glad you figured it out. I must have done the same without realizing it. I was flailing at that point and too frustrated to take notes.

    And that's great on the Freerider, you are a better pilot than me. I think I could fly thru one gate without crashing in my first couple days.

    If you are into bling, I have 6 of these gold-colored switch things left over - they came in a 12 pack and I can't see myself getting another radio. PM me an address if you want them, and I'll drop them in the mail.

    IMG_1094.jpg
     
  17. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    Now that I have my SD card issue resolved, for the most part, I have been able to add the Amber sound pack and assign sounds to the global settings.

    Being a Tron fan, I have scoured the interwebs for sound bytes from the movie and cartoon (Tron: Uprising) and have applied them with success but with a few things learned;

    1. Customs sounds cannot have a name longer than 6 characters
    2. That the startup .wav used is not tada.wav but the hello.wav found in the System folder. I renamed the existing .wav to hello_old, copied the desired .wav into the folder and renamed hello.wav.

    Start-up: Gem:"Mirroring complete. Disc activated and synchronized. Proceed to games." (http://goo.gl/p8K6m)
    Arming: lightcycle activation (http://goo.gl/PTO25) might change that to Security Drone:"Games." (http://goo.gl/z3OnA)
    Disarm: Clu:"End of line, man!" (http://goo.gl/aoTE3), might change it to Security Drone:"Rectify." (http://goo.gl/1orfy)

    Currently working on more Tron related .wavs as I comb through YouTube.

    Update: I found the mother load! http://tron.popapostle.com
     
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  18. Spork

    Spork There is no spoon

    Nice. I love that you can do that with this radio.
     
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  19. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    Tried my hand at making a custom splash screen that took me a bit to work it out and settle on a good first. I also flipped the arming switch to share the sounds I added.

     
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  20. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister Finally in the ranks of the brushless!

    Getting some Sims in.

     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018
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