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Old 08-24-2011, 10:17 AM
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Got a Losi LST XXL with the DX3s radio set, when I turn it on it shows CAL VR in the top right corner, and STC on the left side a couple of lines down. No buttons work except the Timer button, which results in same message but after the STC it says 518 OK, then on the next line it says STL. Pushing it again results in the same plus it says at the bottom ERROR:, then on the last line RESET3.2. Any ideas? It is not under warranty, so sending it in to Spektrum is out of the question....

Any ideas? I can't find any master reset in the manual and it isn't even bound to the receiver yet.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:51 PM
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Got a Losi LST XXL with the DX3s radio set, when I turn it on it shows CAL VR in the top right corner, and STC on the left side a couple of lines down. No buttons work except the Timer button, which results in same message but after the STC it says 518 OK, then on the next line it says STL. Pushing it again results in the same plus it says at the bottom ERROR:, then on the last line RESET3.2. Any ideas? It is not under warranty, so sending it in to Spektrum is out of the question....

Any ideas? I can't find any master reset in the manual and it isn't even bound to the receiver yet.
You may want to call Horizon anyway and ask their tech dept. about the error messages. Sounds to me like the firmware is screwed up and might need to be reprogrammed. Refusing to send the radio in for service right off the bat isnt IMO the right attitude to have. Call them first - Horizon is a pleasure to deal with and they can better explain whats wrong and if needing service, how much it should cost to repair. I definitely would look into it as it is a nice radio and rather spendy to replace. (I bought my DX3S kit for $230 which was a major chunk of change for me to cough up but worth every penny IMO.) I looked through my DX3S manuals and I dont see any mention of any error codes so calling Horizon is the option I suggest unless someone else has any input on the subject.
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Good call on 1QwkSport2.5r's part! Quote- "Sounds to me like the firmware is screwed up and might need to be reprogrammed. "

Well, I bit the bullet and shipped it to Spektrum for repair. They had gotten back to my email stating that it had lost its programming and was easily fixed but only if I shipped it in- no home repair possible. Their repair cost is reasonable too - $30/hr, minimum charge a half hour. So here's fingers crossed....
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Not too impressed.... when I contacted them, it was "send it in and we can easily fix it" but now that they have it, it's 13 day wait until they fix it. I live in frikkin Winnipeg - 13 days is the total snow free season for me! Ok, I exaggerate but if they have a 2 week wait they should have said so.

I reserve judgement until they actually fix and charge me to fix their defective radio but so far Horizon Hobbies gets "thumbs down" from me....

But on another note, I discovered Jenny_RCSport on eBay and have every possible replacement part I might need not just for restoring my XXL, but for any possible bashing damage I might do. I figured out how much this truck had been used - three tanks are missing from the fuel jug, and the cylinder and piston look like new so I'd say.... three runs. Man, the more I work on it, the more I realize this is THE BEAST of the RC monster truck world. I thought my Terra Crusher was big, but this thing is overkill!
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