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Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

Old 03-14-2005, 09:47 AM
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Default Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

Just wondering.
Old 03-14-2005, 02:31 PM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

It is still being worked on.
Old 03-17-2005, 09:56 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

What are the current limitations on programming for these servos until you correct the issues?
Old 04-14-2005, 08:46 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

1 month bump.
Old 04-14-2005, 08:58 AM
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ORIGINAL: P-51B

1 month bump.
No sense in bumping the thread since Hitec appears to be ignoring it. They even let the question in their own forums die with no status.
Old 04-14-2005, 10:19 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

There are no program limitations known at this time, less the deviation from programmed parameters. I have provided this information in detail many times to date. The v1.04 revision digitals can be used once programmed, they have proven to work without issue and or any reliability shortcomings.

Hitec USA is expecting a programmer update within a few weeks which will address the noted deviation/offset ONLY... Once we have the update in the USA, some local testing and review will be initiated and immediately thereafter the programmer updates will be made available to all, free of charge.

Customers without programmers may return their servos to Hitec USA for reprogramming.
Old 04-14-2005, 10:42 AM
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ORIGINAL: mglavin

There are no program limitations known at this time, less the deviation from programmed parameters. I have provided this information in detail many times to date. The v1.04 revision digitals can be used once programmed, they have proven to work without issue and or any reliability shortcomings.

Hitec USA is expecting a programmer update within a few weeks which will address the noted deviation/offset ONLY... Once we have the update in the USA, some local testing and review will be initiated and immediately thereafter the programmer updates will be made available to all, free of charge.

Customers without programmers may return their servos to Hitec USA for reprogramming.
Though, I review these forums extensively, I do not remember inputs from you on this subject that speaks to my question -- certainly not in this particular thread. Until P-51B bumped it there was no response to my question at all. I see you removed my post about this thread being ignored by Hitec -- how would you interpret no response a month after asking the question.

As far as my question: I'm sorry, just call me super dense because it still doesn't seem to have been answered. Maybe this will help -- I'll repeat my question a little differently:

What programming function can or can't be done on a version 1.04 servo (it now appears that the 5995 servo is not the only one) using the 1.03 programmer? (This is the gist of my question "What are the current limitation on programming for these servos....") What happens if I inadvertently reset the servo using the current programmer, etc....?
Old 04-14-2005, 03:35 PM
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Known problems realized of the programmer and the V1.04 revision digitals are specifically a linear deviation from programmed neutral and end-point parameters. Or simply; the neutral and end-point programmed set-points will be realized at approximately two degrees off-set in one direction across the full sweep of the servos travel arc.

The deviation is a semi-permanent programmed attribute.

While this may seem like a big problem, it’s not. The deviation is easily worked out or away when programming the servo to match the model and TX in use. The same methodology and or iteration programming is exercised, you simply allow for the deviation as you work through the programming.
Old 04-14-2005, 05:39 PM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

Hi Michael,

When the programmer update is released how is it downloaded to the programmer .. or is this something we are going to have to send our programmer in for ??

Mark (DP)
Old 04-14-2005, 06:12 PM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

One way or another it it's going to cost us I'm sure.
I bet they sell a USB adapter so we can download and install it ourselves.
Old 04-14-2005, 06:30 PM
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You must return the programmer to Hitec USA at your expense for the update. Estimated return shipping cost born by the end-user is about $4.00 to via USPS Priorty Mail. Hitec will check it out, flash it and return it at their expense.

Nothing is in the works for user upgrades at this time.
Old 04-14-2005, 06:41 PM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

Can't complain about that. Thanks.
Old 04-15-2005, 04:53 PM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

Anybody have the address to Hitec USA. I would like to send mine in to be checked out before I put it on my 2K machine.

Richard
Old 04-15-2005, 07:31 PM
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:11 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

2 month bump.
Old 07-27-2005, 10:51 PM
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4 month bump
Old 07-28-2005, 01:12 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

BUMPING is against RCU policy....

Whats the reasoning behind the bump?
Old 07-28-2005, 07:08 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

I guess he is wondering if Hitec has come out with updated software for their programmer to allow programming of the 5995/55 without worrying about the 3 degree endpoint deviation.
Old 07-28-2005, 09:49 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

As was discussed above this is/was a problem specifically with all v1.04 revision digital servos that were re-programmed with previous versions of software and a Hitec Hand Held Programmer. And yes it was addressed with a program modification to the Hitec Hand Held Programmer. As discussed above the user must return their programmer to Hitec Service for the free update. No changes were effected to the servos in this regard. The programmer update provides nothing more than a code string to remedy the 2-3 degree offset of the v1.04 digitals. No other program changes or updates were made. All previous Hitec digitals can be updated by the user with the updated Hand Held Programmer.
Old 07-28-2005, 10:43 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

Thanks. I think P-51 and I missed the thread where you stated that the software update was ready. On 4-14 you stated
Hitec USA is expecting a programmer update within a few weeks which will address the noted deviation/offset ONLY... Once we have the update in the USA, some local testing and review will be initiated and immediately thereafter the programmer updates will be made available to all, free of charge.
That was the last we heard anything hence the "bump" . Thanks for clearing that up. I will get mine in the mail immediately.
Old 07-28-2005, 11:02 AM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

Near the top of the Hitec Forum there is a "sticky" announcement in this regard dated 5/16/05.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2980835/tm.htm

While were at it owners of revision v1.04 digitals that use Futaba PCM RX's that would like to use a single channel source and wye can have their servos hardware updated to alleviate the need for a buffered, boosted or amplified wye. Simply return the servos to Hitec Service for the free update...
Old 07-28-2005, 08:06 PM
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Default RE: Has the 5995 programming issue been resolved?

MGlavin, I didn't to offend or anything, Crash is correct, I guess I missed the update.

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