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Recognition of Futaba 18MZ

Old 04-30-2014, 01:15 AM
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Hi,

I used to used Aerofly Pro Deluxe a few years back but now my 8yr old has been bitten by the bug I thought it only fair to download the latest version for him to practice on.

So, last night I downloaded Aerofly 7 from the AppStore on our Mac.

I now own the Futaba 18MZ so tried to use the lead I used for my 14MZ but could not get it to detect the transmitter.

I'm not sure if the old lead from aerofly pro works with Aerofly 7 or if I can use the 18MZ?? I seem to remember I had to remove the RF module from the 14MZ and put it in PPM mode. Are there equivalent steps to take on the 18MZ??

Attached is a pic of the lead I am using.

Any help gratefully received as I have a very excited/disappointed 8yr old
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:10 AM
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I am using the 14mz with RC7. You need to plug in the FM module and set the 14mz to 8-channel PPM modulation. The other two modulations available are the 12-channel PPM (N1.3) and 12-channel PPM (N1.5). The N represents the PPM pulse width. I think the 8-channel PPM is using N1.0 by default, which is the standard PPM modulation that is compatible with the usb interface. I am not familiar with the 18mz, but please check the PPM modulation as well.

Your cables will work with RC7.
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Hi Mike

Thanks but I am using an 18MZ. There is no ability to plug in/remove a module or set the TX to PPM mode.

My mention of the 14MZ was what I used to use before I sold it for the 18MZ....

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The 18mz is a dedicated 2.4GHz radio. I believe the output from the trainer port is in PPM. You should disable the trainer mode in the radio.

When was the last time you used your cable, and was it working? Sometimes there could be issues with the cable.
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Hi Mike

Sorry, bit lost. If the trainer port is in PPM, why should I disable the trainer mode in the radio? Don't we need a PPM output??

Re the lead - it was a while ago but has only been sat in the draw for a year.

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The trainer port output is in PPM mode when the trainer mode is disabled. If the trainer mode is activated, the signal from the trainer port is not compatible with the usb interface.

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