Q. How do I update my transmitter?
A.To update the transmitter you will need to have the HPP-22 PC programmer, a Windows based PC, and the free Hitec HPP-22 PC software. Instructions for downloading and installing our software can be found here: Insert hyperlink for software and the upgrade manual.pdf here
Once the software is installed, start the program and connect the HPP-22 to your PC. From the menu select transmitter and in the drop down box select Aurora. This will take you to transmitter connection page. At the bottom of this page is a box that says Upgrade Mode, click on the box. Now follow the instruction on the screen to finish the update process.
Q. How do I link my receiver to my transmitter?
A. Before beginning the process, make sure that you have fully charged receiver and transmitter batteries. Next, hold the LINK button on the transmitter module down and turn on the transmitter. While still holding the button, press YES to transmit. Please note that is best to hold the link button down with the provided stylus or small tipped utensil like a ballpoint pen or tooth pick. Once the transmitter is powered up, let go of the button. You should now see a blinking red light on the module.
Hold the LINK button down on the receiver and give it power. Once powered on, release the button. The transmitter module should now have a blinking blue light and a solid red. This indicates that the receiver and transmitter are linked. Cycle power and test the link.
Q. When I powered up, the screen remained blank. What do I do?
A.This may sometimes happen with LCD screens. Simply turn off the transmitter and wait 5 seconds before turning it back on.
Q. What other manufacturers 2.4GHz receivers will work with my Aurora?
A.Unfortunately, only Hitec receivers will work with the Aurora. The compatible receivers are the Minima and Optima series.
Q. How do I transfer my model setup to another Aurora?
A.There are two ways of doing this. One is to use the HPP-22, and store the model data to your PC. The second is to use an authentic Hitec trainer cable between two Auroras.
Using the HPP-22 programmer:
To save and upload from the PC, open the HPP-22 software on your computer and connect the HPP-22. Select transmitter from the menu, and then select Aurora as the target in the drop down menu. Once the next screen appears, connect the transmitter to the HPP-22 via the trainer plug and turn the transmitter on. The Data save and upload screen should now appear. Make sure the model you wish to transfer is selected and then click on Data Save: Radio to PC to save the model into a PC directory of your choosing. Once saved, back out to the main menu of the software and turn the transmitter off.
Connect the new Aurora as described previously, and work through the screens until you are at the data save and upload screen. Now click on Data Load: PC to Radio and select the previously saved model to upload to the transmitter.
Using the authentic Hitec trainer cable:
Connect the cable to both transmitters. Turn on the Aurora containing the desired model. In the lower right hand corner of the transmitter screen a box stating Multi-I/O will appear. Pressing the box will bring up another selection. Press DataTran and select the model to transfer. Press the send button and yes to transmit. Now turn on the receiving Aurora and press Multi-I/O. Select DataTran and then select new. Press yes to receive data. The file will now be transferred between the transmitters. Note that you can overwrite a model on the receiving transmitter by selecting the model and pressing receive.
Q. What trainer cord do I need?
A.Hitec provide two training lead accessory packs: #58320 TRAINER CABLE (between 6 cell transmitter battery systems) [Do Not Attempt to substitute/use a standard stereo cable as the Hitec cable plugs are cross wired] #58321 TRAINER CABLE FULL PACKAGE (#58320 + Slave DIN + Master DIN) - For use between a 6 cell transmitter battery system and 8 cell transmitter battery system. (NB: All transmitters used as a Slave, must have their own power supply, i.e. a battery pack installed, refer instructions.)
Q. How many timers does the Aurora have?
A.There are a total of three timers. Two can be assigned to count either up or down and assigned to be activated via a switch or the throttle stick. The third timer is an overall timer to show how long the radio has been powered up. Reset this after charging the batteries so you can track the runtime of the radio and estimate how long until you will need to recharge.
Q. Can I use a LiPo battery in the Aurora?
A.2S LiPo battery packs are compatible with the Aurora. After installing the LiPo pack, go into SYS.MGMT (page2/2), press the battery button and select LiPo. The default 6.6V cut off voltage is adequate to prevent the battery from being damaged if the radio is accidentally left powered on.
Q. I hear an occasional beeping when I'm flying, what is this?
A.If the beeping is a series of three beeps then this is the low battery warning coming from the module. Other beeps can be the timer which beeps every one minute and then once ever second at the 20 second mark and then twice every second for the last 10 seconds. The two sliders also have a beep at the center so if you bump them from time to time you may here a random beep.
Q. Can I set the low voltage alarm for different models?
A.Starting with V1.07 firmware you have the ability to set a custom low voltage warning for each model. When used in conjunction with the SPC connector by tapping power from the main flight battery in an electric model you can fly until the warning goes off with no worry of losing power unexpectedly.
Q. When programming, I see a "C" in some of the menus, what is this?
A.The "C" stands for "Combined" which means that the settings will stay the same throughout the flight conditions. In some cases you no want this to occur. To change this to “S”, or separate, press the "C" button.
Q. How would I use flight conditions?
A. These are used to make quick changes to multiple things like mixes, D/R, Expo etc… It's also a good idea to assign flight conditions to the same switches that you have assigned for a specific mix to prevent interaction between mixes to prevent from overdriving the servos in case each mix affects the same control surface.
Q. Is there a neck strap balancer available?
A.The part number for the balancer is #55843.