The manual is embedded in the build instructions for the various Align kits. This appears to come out of the manual. At least its identical to. i have just ordered an Align 3gx flybarless control unit but i can’t find any instructions online anywhere as i like to usually download and print. Align 3Gx flybarless setup problem Electric Heli Talk. Registered User Without the 3Gx module in place, with servos connected directly to.

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Remember Me Forgot Password? Align 3Gx flybarless setup problem. Feb 04, I built my T-Rex during the week, and got a receiver for it yesterday, but I’m now having a problem setting up the flybarless system. Manuzl realise I’m going to probably have to modify the throttle curves and pitch curves later for thebut at least it’s a starting point.

When I connect everything up to the 3Gx module, using a receiver battery, and putting it into DIR mode, the swash servo that’s in channel 6 behaves erratically.

I also noticed that adjusting the sub-trim for channel 6 in my transmitter didn’t have any effect on the servo; doing the same for channel 1 I could see and feel channel majual servo arm moving slightly.

At first I thought I had a bad servo, but when I reconnected everything directly to the receiver it worked fine, so I’m thinking it must be the 3Gx unit.

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My servos are Align DS Anything else I should try, please, before telling the vendor that the unit’s bad? 21 a CD and some computer connections came with it, but the manual says nothing about needing to use these for first-time setup.

I personally would set it up using the newest software on aligns manuql Version 1. If that doesnt work call the vendor. You mean algin the 3Gx unit has to be programmed first, using the supplied CD and USB connection, before it will work properly?

That’s a apign awkward for, if I read the CD correctly, I have to do that with the alig installed in the heli, which means bringing the whole thing to my PC because I don’t have a laptop like they show in the CD.

I thought it would work straight out of the box. Each heli and setup is different. You need to pick servo aign before even connecting the servos or you manul the potential to damage them. Def hook up power to the unit, get a usb extension cable and hook it to your pc and it almost walks you through the setup process.


Feb 05, Others have confirmed to me that they’ve set up their 3Gx without using a PC, so I think mine must be faulty.

Anyway, I’ll hook it up to my PC tomorrow and, hopefully, the setup program will either fix the anomoly I’m seeing, or confirm that it’s a fault. Alugn you cant update the firmware with your transmitter lol. Feb 07, I spoke to the UK 2.11 today about my problem, and after a while we alig that it seemed like the channel 6 servo was behaving as if it had a curve programmed to it. He was getting a bit defensive, suggesting I had some kind of mix in my transmitter, but I kept reminding him it behaved normally when connected direct to my receiver.

Anyway, after talking a while, with the manual in front of me, it dawned on me that there’s an error in the manual; on page 21 it shows the 3Gx connection to a Futaba RFS receiver, which is what mine is, as being red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple in that order, from channel 1 to 6. After I swapped the yellow and purple wires, the servos behaved as they should. Even when I reported back what I’d done, and the result, he still didn’t want to believe the manual was wrong, saying that you can assign things to different channels in my 10C transmitter, so throttle could be channel 6 Anyway, I’ve gone through all the setup routine now, and it just remains to a extend the 3Gx connections so I can put my receiver in a sensible location, b trim all the servo connections so there’s no loose wires hanging around, and c connect the ESC.

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I wonder if US or other versions of the manual have the same incorrect 3bx. The caution at or near the bottom of the page tell you that you may to re-map the channels 3 to PIT instead of to THRO and therefore the manual is not incorrect.

Maybe our manuals are different: In mine the section on RFS connection middle of page only says, “Care should be taken to ensure proper wire color to channel connection. In the next section, for S.


To get purple to channel 3 and yellow to channel 6 I have to cross the wires over and they’re out of sequence in the normal electronics colour coding convention. I know I might have figured that was wrong earlier, but I’m new to fbl and was concentrating on getting the colours exactly in the order shown in the manual.

We are reading from the same manual. It just the way Align assigned channels in the 3GX unit versus the way Futaba assigned channels in its rx and S-bus. Feb 08, Originally Posted by 3ddd.

Abenn did you set your end points and travel on the 3GX? If not this will effect the travel of the servos You also have to make sure you have the proper servos Originally Posted by skizziks. Aug 14, It is totally un helpful to every body to 21. statements of the form “When you have done this as many times as I have you will know that you disregard the manual Well done eban I didn’t spot the mistake and the problem nearly brought my very short experiment with FBL to an untimely end.

My supplier even supplied me with another 3GX to try and of course that didn’t solve the problem. Return to Electric Heli Talk. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Align 3Gx flybarless setup problem I built my T-Rex during the week, mnual got a receiver for it yesterday, but I’m now having a problem setting up the flybarless system.

Sign up now to remove ads between posts. Problem solved — the manual is wrong!! Originally Posted by 3ddd i just found out the manual for mine was printed wrong,if you are using futaba it shows the yellow wire going to channel 3 and the purple wire going to 6,they are backwards and need to be switched,but i think this only applies to standard futaba channel mapping.

Originally Posted by skizziks Abenn did you set your end points and travel on the 3GX? Aug 19, Microbeast or 3GX for Flybarless setup. Jul 25, Jul 20, Jul 15, Jul 06,