Basic functionality

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1. Download and installation

2. Basic functionality

3. Firmware update

BEASTX flybarless system

When connection to your BEASTX device is established wait until the data is loaded from the device and initialization sequence is finished. At first the system will calibrate to the radio system, Menu LEDs H to N will cycle up and down at the device (MICROBEAST PLUS/AR7210BX) and you can read "Radio init" in the opening overview screen. During this time do not move the sticks on your radio as the system is learning the stick mid positions. In the second step the device checks if the sensors are working correctly and learns the sensor rest positions. Here Menu LEDs A to G will cycle up and down (MICROBEAST PLUS/AR7210BX) and you can read "Sensor init" in the opening overview screen. During this time do not move the helicopter. When initialization is completed the Status LED will change to blue or purple color indicating the current gyro mode and you can read the gyro gain and mode in the app. If you can't get through the initialization sequence either because LEDs A-G or LEDs H-N don't stop cycling please read the FAQ and do the CONTROL SETUP first.

BLE2SYS Configuration

When using an iOS or Android smartphone/tablet you can configure the BLE2SYS device by tapping the BLE2SYS button on top of the main window. This will open a configuration screen (or you will be asked to enter the pin code for the bluetooth device first). Also you can configure your BLE2SYS by the help of a PC/mac. In this case you have to connect the BLE2SYS to a USB2SYS computer interface using a Y-harness and powering with a receiver battery over the second line (as shown earlier). Then just click "Connect" and open the com port as you would connect to a BEASTX gyro.

There are several options you can change for the BLE2SYS bluetooth interface:

Device Name

You can set a custom device name (maximum length 11 digits) by changing the name in the line on top of the screen, i. e. by entering the name of your helicopter. Then this name will be the bluetooth identifier. Please note when chaging the name you may have to restart the StudioX app as well as the BLE2SYS device in order to see the new name in the main window.

Automatic deactivation

Never ever fly your helicopter when the bluetooth device is active! The bluetooth signal is sent on the 2.4GHz band and may interfer with your radio signal. For your convenience you can set an automatic deactivation timeout here, so the device will power off automatically after the given amount of time when no connection is requested. So you can leave the module plugged into your BEASTX device when flying the helicopter and when not using the app. When you set the timeout to 0 the device will be active all time.

Warning.png Warning: When you deactivate the timeout never leave your BLE2SYS connected when flying your helicopter! This can lead to radio signal loss and cause severe injury or damage!

Change pin code

If necessary you can change the pin code for connecting to the BLE2SYS. We highly recommend to do this as the default pin "1111" is known to everyone, so it may be very likely that some moron tries to fool you and connects to your device when on the flying field or even when you intend to fly!

Firmware update

When you are using a computer (PC/mac) to configure your BLE2SYS, you will additionaly see a "Firmware Update" button. So obviously when you click that button you will be able to upload latest firmware updates to your BLE2YS interface (if necessary). The update procedure is not different to any other BEASTX device and is described in the section firmware update.