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Old 01-21-2019, 01:06 PM
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Hi All,
Does anyone know how to get an old 14 MZ update, v1.31? I believe you need this to run the T14MZUtility.exe program?

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Old 01-22-2019, 01:56 AM
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Why not go to the Ripmax software page and update to the latest known version ......
Ripmax - Futaba Upgrade T14MZ Transmitter

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Old 01-22-2019, 02:40 AM
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Hi Modtron,
Its fine now, I've managed to source the update

I want to change from mode 1 to 2. You have to mechanically swap things around inside the tx, but you also have to do a software change to call RHS stick elevator, LHS stick throttle. This is because the throw of the throttle stick is normally reduced by end stops to something like 80% throw. When you change the modes around you have to recalibrate the RHS (now elevator) to accept 100% stick throw and viceversa. Otherwise after 80% elevator you will get no further signal to the servo.

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Keith, be careful, as I seam to remember that there is also a resistor on the main PCB that needs to be swapped over to accomplish the change from Mode 1 to Mode 2.

Best to give Jim a call at the Futaba Service centre at Ripmax (0208 282 7500) - he will be able to confirm this.


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Hi Modtron,

Just checked with Jim and its fine; the resistor related more to the 9ZAP and some14MZ's where they changed stick pots from "blue coloured" to "white coloured". All I'm doing with the mode change is transferring a ratchet and adjusting software to facilitate the mode change, so nothing electrical in any case.

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