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Old 06-25-2011, 05:37 AM   #1
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WARNING 2.4GHz AFHSS System locks out when used with an optical kill switch.

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WARNING 2.4GHz AFHSS System locks out when used with an optical kill switch.

Just came across this warning, don't know how much exposure it's had, but it looks pretty important if you're flying Gas.

Here's the link:

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Re: WARNING 2.4GHz AFHSS System locks out when used with an optical kill switch.

4 month old news, but thanks for posting it anyway Mike. It was actually myself and another guy who discovered this issue well over 4 months ago over at the FG thread. We've been reporting test results back to Hitec since that time. 4 weeks ago, Hitec has since confirmed the issue and posted a service bulletin after enouigh people confirmed the issue. The fix of channel reversal on the opti-kill channel works perfectly however. I have well over 100 flights since I applied this "fix" issue free. Check out the FG thread for more info if you're concerned.

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Old 06-25-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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Re: WARNING 2.4GHz AFHSS System locks out when used with an optical kill switch.

a few weeks ago i hit my oto kill on final landing as i the idle wouldent go down and when i hit it the plane just browned out and pancaked and it never dawned on me that it was that but im using spektrum dsm2
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Thanks for the heads up.

It is the first I have heard of this.
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