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Old 06-13-2012, 12:49 AM   #61
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Just received a new DX8 to supplement my 14mz.

The inactivity timer and vib alert is annoying! Anyway to disable it thru the software???

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Best I can suggest is send it as a suggestion for future upgrades to Horizon. hats what I did. If enough of us ask for it you never know....

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:38 AM   #62
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Inactivity timer ? What's that ? What's it for ?

Why do I get the feeling I missed something in the manual.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #63
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Inactivity timer is when you have radio on an no inputs are made for a set amount of time, radio will then vibrate and beep until u move a switch or knob on the unit.

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #64
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Just received a new DX8 to supplement my 14mz.

The inactivity timer and vib alert is annoying! Anyway to disable it thru the software???

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Michael
It's so if you forget to turn it off it will beep beep letting u know that ur radio still on. Doesn't inactivity timer give u a wake up call by reading it?
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:29 AM   #65
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Hello!

I just wonder if it is possible too turn off the sound on the DX8 when programing-
My wife woud lowe it :-)


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I would also like to know this?

If you can turn off the programming beeps then i will rush out and buy one tomorrow!

My wife Hates those beeps!

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #66
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Hi guy's

I just purchased a DX8, and it is the first time that I am using a gyro menu, I was always using end points. so below 50% I was in rate mode and above 50% I was in heading lock.

With the gyro menu I can't see when I am in rate or lock mode?


I thing I am missing something here!!!!
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #67
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Unlike some other radios with gyro menu gains that range from 0% to 100%, the DX8 has a -100% to 100% range. In general, -100% to 0% is Rate Mode, and 0% to 100% is HH mode.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #68
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Thanks a lot johnahamelv that make sens

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:53 PM   #69
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Hi Bob,

Once again, than you so much for your work you put into this. I must ask though, if you are still planning on finishing this informative series?

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:34 AM   #70
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Easy quiestion (I think I know the answer)

Do I have to download all the beta versions for the DX8 software? Or just the lastest?

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:38 AM   #71
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Just download and install the latest version.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:43 PM   #72
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have had my DX8 since March 2012, couldn't get any help as how to get into rate mode and then about Aug 15 I made the discovery on my own. Wasn't a member of Helifreak then, wish I had been. There is so much in the manual that is not described and HH replies to emails is poor. I finally called in to get this info, of course after I mad the discovery just for verification. Thanks for the videos.

I often fly just outside my garage door, when I put my heli away I more often than not forget to turn off the Tx and usually just after I close the overhead door and begin wag away I hear the Tx start hollering at me. So I don't complain too much when I'm setting a heli and the Tx start yelling, as it beats not having a charge when I do want to fly.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #73
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have had my DX8 since March 2012, couldn't get any help as how to get into rate mode and then about Aug 15 I made the discovery on my own. Wasn't a member of Helifreak then, wish I had been.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #74
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Just want to know how I can get the how videos on here, ie...the DX8 and setting up electronics for Trex 700N.

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:24 AM   #75
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #76
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I am thinking about up grading my radio to the DX8 but reading a log of negative stuff about the radio it self.
What do you think of yours?
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:13 PM   #77
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I am thinking about up grading my radio to the DX8 but reading a log of negative stuff about the radio it self.
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For a modestly price unit, the DX8 offers a fairly sophisticated firmware with free updates with ever expanding telemetry capabilities. Many agree that Horizon Hobby offers exceptional customer service. There were initial issues with the gimbals and centering issues, but HH offered to fix all the affected units, and new units do not suffer from such problems. The DX8 has been successful enough for dedicated cheaper aftermarket Lipo batteries alternatives. I have not heard of a modern gyro or FBL unit that is not compatible with DSMX. Compared to similarly priced transmitters, it seems to be a Ford vs Chevy type of argument.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:05 AM   #78
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I am thinking about up grading my radio to the DX8 but reading a log of negative stuff about the radio it self.
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buy it. I love mine. Have had zero problems. Easily replaced the antenna this weekend due to my own fault.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #79
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I think it's a great radio. I enjoy mine alot. Holds a great charge to, in three months I've charged mine twice, on the stock battery.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #80
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Kudos to you Bob..I just recieved a dx8 a few days ago. And your videos were a huge help.
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