G-RX8 – Redundancy & Variometer

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Receiver & Sensor

Description

  • Has a built in variometer sensor
  • Has redundancy capability where a second receiver may be connected

Setup

Binding 2 Receivers (Redundancy)

For the second receiver use any receiver with an SBUS out.

  1. Turn on the Tx
  2. Press MENU
    Scroll down and select an empty model line
  3. Press ENTER
  4. Select Create model
    Press ENTER
  5. Follow the model wizard
    This may or may not show up depending on the SD Card contents
    Without the wizard a basic fixed wing model is created
  6. A model is created
  7. Press PAGE
    The model SETUP Screen is displayed
  8. Scroll down to Internal RF
    Mode D16 & Ch. Range CH1-16 is usually selected by default
    The RxNum may be changed if desired but not required
  9. Select [Bnd]
  10. Press ENTER
  11. Select Ch1-8 Telem OFF
  12. Press ENTER
    A beeping will be heard indicating that the Tx is in bind mode
  13. Press the Bind button on the second receiver (the one that is not the G-RX8)
  14. Power the receiver
    The Green LED should stay on indicating a successful bind
  15. Release the Bind button
  16. Remove power from the receiver
  17. Press EXIT on the transmitter
  18. Keep the receiver number the same
  19. Press ENTER
  20. Select Ch1-8 Telem ON
  21. Press ENTER
    A beeping will be heard indicating that the Tx is in bind mode
  22. Press the Bind button on the second receiver (the one that is not the G-RX8)
  23. Power the receiver
    The Green LED should stay on indicating a successful bind
  24. Release the Bind button
  25. Remove power from the receiver
  26. Press EXIT on the transmitter
  27. Connect the SBUS out from the second receiver to the SBUS in of the G-RX8
  28. Power the G-RX8
  29. Both receiver should have a green light indicating that they are both bound to the transmitter.

Variometer

  1. Start with the main view on the transmitter and the G-RX8 powered on and connected to the transmitter
  2. Press MENU
  3. Long Press PAGE twice
    Or Press PAGE repeatedly till the TELEMETRY screen is displayed
  4. Scroll down and select Discover new sensors
  5. Press ENTER
  6. Wait for the variometer (VSpd) to appear on the screen
  7. Select Stop discovery
  8. Press ENTER
  9. Scroll down to Vario Source
    Press ENTER
  10. Select VSpd
    Press ENTER
  11. You may optionally configure the range and centre dead band
    More…
  12. Long Press PAGE twice
    Or Press PAGE repeatedly till the SPECIAL FUNCTIONS screen is displayed
  13. Select an empty line
  14. Press ENTER
  15. Select a switch and position
    This controls when the variometer sounds will be heard
  16. Press ENTER
  17. Select Overr.
    Press ENTER
  18. Scroll till Vario is selected
    Press ENTER
  19. When the G-RX8 is moved up and down different tones will be heard if the selected switch is in the selected position.
  20. More variometer sound settings are on the RADIO SETUP screen
    More…