Hi , I've had a total of 4 Ikon2 units and have had the sensor error "154 Vertical Sensor out of range" on 2 of them. This affects the accellerometers and makes rescue and self level unusable and hazardous. Only fix is return the unit.
I'm wondering if this occurs very often or if I have been unlucky 50% of the time. I'm at a crossroads as to whether or not I can continue to trust Ikon2. I bought 3 so I could update and standardize my fleet. The first time it occurred I was advised to send it back, so I did and got a refund. Bought another, the replacement came from a completely different supplier and country.
First a bit about me I'm experienced in FBL systems and model building, I have successfully set up a Bavarian Demon 3sx with a reliable rescue on 2 heli's. I have used V-bar, Ace GT5.1, Beastx etc. I enjoy the set up and take my time and read all info panels and manuals, forums etc. I'm a Industrial Electrician and have worked a few years in service too. So I blamed myself first and checked what I had done methodically before blaming the unit.
Flying wise I'm nothing special, basic big air and a bit of inverted figure 8's. I don't get a lot of time to fly with 3 kids but I spend a lot of time tuning and building late at night. I was advised to make sure I completed all steps properly and in order which I did and confirmed.
I've doubled checked my set up on the Ikon2 and I'm very confident it's not a setting, all servos in the correct port and swash selections confirmed. I also have the 2 units without sensor errors flying beautifully with a perfect functioning rescue. This is the reason I'm unsure how to proceed. I love it on 2 heli's and every practice rescue is smooth. Ikon2 is my preferred unit to roll out as it has the best software and is feature packed for its price, as well as flies as good as or better than anything else.
The first unit let me know it was faulty by going from a up right stable hover to flipping inverted and climbing. A bit of a wow did that really happen moment but free of drama as I was up high. Tried it twice and it happened both times. At home plugged into PC and vertical sensor 154 error had filled the log. Happens even on bench test from there. So it went back. Heli logs also confirmed no vibrations 10 to 20% at the very most and only a few of them over the flights.
Faulty unit number 2 no faults during set up so I planned to fly a few batteries then check vibe logs before enabling rescue. 2 batteries flew nicely. Plugged in battery 3 and I got 12 swash pumps so back home for diagnostics. The log showed nothing but sensor 154 errors. No crashes on these helicopters or units. As this error occurs even on the bench without motor running etc I think I'm right in concluding Vibration and set up are out of the equation.
In a nut shell I like Ikon2 features and price so I want to use them, I can't afford multiple Demon Axon units but I completely trust Demon accellerometers in regards to rescue. So am I a unlucky case with Ikon2 or do I need to look elsewhere for a reliable rescue.
I don't want to bag out the manufacturer as my research pointed to it being the best, I just hope the indicators point to a rare fixable event so I can be reassured to trust the 2 remaining and continue to purchase more.
Thanks for any input you can provide me