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How to bind the Mini Remote [Serious]

The 2.4GHz Mini Remote is my favorite transmitter for esk8.

(buy from US)(buy from UK)(buy from UK)

To bind a receiver with a transmitter, you can follow the steps in this excellent video from @torqueboards

I’d like to add that there is a failsafe trigger position (the throttle value used if signal is lost briefly). To set this, you leave the receiver and transmitter on after releasing the bind button – at that moment you set all the controls to the “failsafe” position you want them in if signal is lost. The moment you remove the bind key, the failsafe position is recorded for both channels. Then turn everything off and back on. You should be rocking and rolling.

One of the many reasons I like it so much is because it’s extremely easy to use one transmitter with more than one receiver.

So, to review, with one transmitter and one or more receivers,

  • Ensure everything is off.
  • Insert the bind plug(s) into Channel 4 on all receivers.
  • Power on all receivers.
  • Hold the “bind button” on the transmitter.
  • Turn the transmitter on, wait a few seconds for bind to happen, then release bind button.
  • Put the trigger and wheel where you want them for failsafe. In most cases, this means turning the white fine-adjust knobs to center and not touching the wheel or trigger. Remove all bind keys to set failsafe.
  • Turn the transmitter and receiver(s) off.
  • Verify it works.

Then, one of the possible next steps would be setting up Ackmaniac firmware on a VESC, or some other form of ESC setting and calibration.

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Good that you mentioned how to set the failsafe!
Something which is not so easy to find information about.

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Man, whats going on with @b264. First a build thread…now a tutorial…You must have had a good v-day ehhh??

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excellent tutorial! :slight_smile:

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@b264 this is great, nice work!!!

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my fav too i cant ride with nano lol

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two years and exactly 0 issues with this remote.

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Where the hell are your avatars?

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do i gotta pay to get an avatar?

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Yes, x1 set of direct drives, as soon as I get them I’ll unlock you avatar controls :smiley:

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@mmaner I flagged your post for greatness. :muscle:

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ROFL, that’s good stuff :smiley:

I’m pretending to troubleshoot the issue. I should have a meaningless and implausible explanation that lays the blame squarely on your shoulders in a few hours.

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@longhairedboy WHERE MY AVATAR! SLACKER! :sleeping::sleeping_bed:

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I have to assume it was a service outage on the third party letter avatar service discourse is proxying. Seems to be working this morning.

I blame @torqueboards for the outage. He was probably hoarding all of the avatars for resale later.

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I’d like to add that when you use the Mini Remote, the power switch on the transmitter is the weakest link in the system so BE EASY when you turn it on and off for a long lifetime. Don’t caveman the switch on and off because it will break.

Follow this advice, and the Mini Remote will offer you years of rock-solid performance.

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Some extra advice is just buy 10 mini remotes from aliexpress and carry all 10 with you every time you go to the toilet or make love. Cheap, works every time and if you smash it you just pull another one out.

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Nah, that’s not necessary. You will need to get some mace though as a mandatory Mini Remote accessory, because you will need something to keep all the girls at bay once you become the esk8 hunk in all their fantasies.

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This is the correct orientation

This is not the correct orientation

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Its 2019, stop judging :slight_smile:

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