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Hitec Optic6 TX won't bind...Please help!

Old 08-17-2011, 06:40 PM
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Default Hitec Optic6 TX won't bind...Please help!

Hi...........I hope some of you Hitec gurus out there can help me with a problem on my Hitec Optic6 TX.....................

I have a Optic6 TX on channel 20 that works great with my H9 Ultra Stick 40. I bought a Hitec Spectra module for it with two Optima 7 receivers. I removed the ch 20 module from the TX & installed the spectra module & antenna.

Now here is my problem......It won't bind! It looks like it tries to bind as all of the servos then jump all over the place. If I move one TX stick, all servos get the jitters but don't work. Then I tried the other Optima7 receiver & two different Optima6 receivers & none of them work. It's not the receivers.

I also have a NIB Optic6 TX that came as a 2.4 gig from the factory. IT WORKS GREAT! The NIB TX binds to all the above receivers, but the converted one from ch 20 TX does not.

OK..............I removed the TX module from the new TX & installed it in the TX that don't bind. That new module does not work in the older TX either. I then took the Spectra module & antenna from the older ch 20 TX & installed it in the NIB TX & it works (binds) fine. Geeeeese..............

My finding is that it's not either new Spectra 2.4 TX modules......the one that came in the new Optic6 TX, or the one that came with two receivers that I bought for the ch 20 TX. It's not the receivers either as the new TX with either Spectra module works with all of them.

It's not my binding procedure either as I can bind the new TX to all receivers but not the older TX.

It has to be the older ch 20 Transmitter that I converted to 2.4, but why?

Sorry if the above is confusing but wanted to give all of the things that I tried.

Anybody? What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for any ideas............

Tcat
Old 08-17-2011, 07:35 PM
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I believe the tx has to be in ppm mode. Any chance you have it in pcm?
Old 08-17-2011, 07:37 PM
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Double post, sorry. Thats what i get for trying to post from my not so smart phone


Old 08-18-2011, 02:13 AM
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ORIGINAL: Tcat1000 Hi...........I hope some of you Hitec gurus out there can help me with a problem on my Hitec Optic6 TX.....................
I have a Optic6 TX on channel 20 that works great with my H9 Ultra Stick 40. I bought a Hitec Spectra module for it with two Optima 7 receivers. I removed the ch 20 module from the TX & installed the spectra module & antenna. Now here is my problem......It won't bind! It looks like it tries to bind as all of the servos then jump all over the place. If I move one TX stick, all servos get the jitters but don't work. Then I tried the other Optima7 receiver & two different Optima6 receivers & none of them work. It's not the receivers.
I also have a NIB Optic6 TX that came as a 2.4 gig from the factory. IT WORKS GREAT! The NIB TX binds to all the above receivers, but the converted one from ch 20 TX does not.
OK..............I removed the TX module from the new TX & installed it in the TX that don't bind. That new module does not work in the older TX either. I then took the Spectra module & antenna from the older ch 20 TX & installed it in the NIB TX & it works (binds) fine. Geeeeese..............
My finding is that it's not either new Spectra 2.4 TX modules......the one that came in the new Optic6 TX, or the one that came with two receivers that I bought for the ch 20 TX. It's not the receivers either as the new TX with either Spectra module works with all of them.
It's not my binding procedure either as I can bind the new TX to all receivers but not the older TX.
It has to be the older ch 20 Transmitter that I converted to 2.4, but why?
Sorry if the above is confusing but wanted to give all of the things that I tried.
Anybody? What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for any ideas............Tcat
As in post #2, ensure old Optic 6 is set to PPM andshift "N"

Further information available under Hitec USA Support Forum Sticky:
AFHSSSpectra Modules & Optima Transceivers

Hitec Optic 6 & Optic Sport - Manuals, Tutorial & Comparison Charts
might also have other information which will assist with your Optic TX.

Alan T.
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links
Old 08-18-2011, 03:46 AM
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Default RE: Hitec Optic6 TX won't bind...Please help!

OK guys..............You nailed it spot on!

I feel like a dummy for not knowing this. I had it set to "QPCM" as that was what my ch 20 receiver was in my Ultra Stick. I just didn't think that it made any difference because of leaving 72 & changing to 2.4

I looked through the supplied info sheets & no where did I find this info. Maybe I missed it.

After reading replies I went & changed it to "PPM" , did the re-bind & VIOLA! Works great with all my old settings intact.

I spent over two hours last evening working on this issue before finally giving up. Took me less than 30 seconds this morning to fix it!

THANKS VERY MUCH GUYS!

Tcat


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