Basic functionality

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Due to a plugin-based architecture StudioX is compatible with many different devices. At the moment there are plugins available for the following devices:

The plugins provide the following functionality*:

  • administration
  • configuration
  • updating
  • backup and restore

*The range of functions can vary.

Connecting a BEASTX device

All BEASTX devices come with a serial communication port which typically is marked with the letters SYS. Connect the servo wire coming from your USB interface to this port. Make sure to connect the wire in correct polarity on both sides! When using a USB2SYS / SPEKTRUM SPMA3030 interface you have to power the device with a separate power supply, i.e. receiver battery or BEC of the helicopter. It will not be powered from the USB interface.

When using the RX2SIM in emulation mode as USB2SYS interface to connect your BEASTX device to the computer the device will be powered from the USB port. Anyhow, this will only work when there are no servos or receiver connected to your MICROBEAST / AR7xxxBX! Otherwise the power of the USB port will not be sufficient to supply all consumers. In this case you have to power the device from the receiver battery as well. But here when using more than 6 Volts (i. e. using a 2s Lipo battery as receiver power supply) you must disconnect the red wire (plus pole) from the servo wire going to the interface. Otherwise you will damage the RX2SIM and/or USB port of your computer!

Connecting the RX2SIM Multi-Sim Adapter

The RX2SIM either can be used as USB2SYS interface emulator to connect your BEASTX device (MICROBEAST / SPEKTRUM AR7xxxBX) to StudioX but you can also directly connect the RX2SIM to StudioX and control it as Stand-Alone device. For this you push and hold the button on the RX2SIM before and while connecting it to the computer so it will start in booloader mode (also see RX2SIM manual). Then in StudioX the RX2SIM Plugin will be opened as soon as StudioX recognizes the RX2SIM.

freakware Network Account

A freakware Network user account is mandatory to use functions like online manuals and firmware updates. You can create your own account very easily by opening the freakware Network connector dialog by clicking the fw button:


From there open the Create New Account tab, and use your eMail address as login and select a secure password:


A confirmation mail will be sent to this address. Once your account is confirmed, you can log in using the Login tab.

The address you provide will also be used to recover your password or get in touch with you if needed, i.e. when urgent firmware updates are required.

Therefore we strongly recommend to use a real address and not a one-time email provider.

If you don't get the confirmation mail please check your account's SPAM folder. As this is an automatic email it is likely that some mail providers consider the mail as spam mail.

Registering Devices

The access to freakware Network Common Data, like manuals, is available for everyone who is logged in.

But to access Custom Data like firmware update you need to register your device, what means you permanently link the device to your user account.

If you connect your device, you should see something like this (as an example we will use a Microbeast Plus here):


Click the "Register Device" button to link your device to your freakware Network account.

After this the message should be gone, and the "Update Firmware" tab should offer you something.

Updating Devices

A firmware with the status "available" can be requested, and will be generated server-sided on the fly.

Once done the status will show "done" and you can update to this firmware.

All firmware available currently are tested and stable. Feel free to update!

If you don't see anything in the list, then you haven't registered this device yet. Please check accordingly.


Have a look at the product overview page to see which are the latest firmwares at the moment: