"No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by Michael » 17 Apr 2018 11:23

... and maybe a virus program blocks the access to the USB device ... ?

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by superhero » 17 Apr 2018 11:28

Tried that edit, no luck.

Also tried the older version available for download, didn't work there either.

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by superhero » 17 Apr 2018 11:31

Disabled anti virus, no difference.

This is pretty annoying haha

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by Michael » 17 Apr 2018 11:34

... and quite unusual ...

HELI-X checks for the USB controller during startup and does not look for connections coming later. Thus it is important that the USB controller is ready during startup, and a loose connection might be a problem. Did you try another USB port?

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by superhero » 17 Apr 2018 11:44

I rebooted, connected my transmitter to a new USB port, made sure it is working, started heli-x.

no controller found

Working with other sims no problems (CRRC, RCDeskPilot, ClearView)

:x

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by superhero » 17 Apr 2018 11:51

Reset to factory settings and had a look at the terminal.

It creates a few directories and there are some entires that are off perhaps:

Directory c:/heli-x7/files/lists created
Couldn't find tag "WindowSettings" in file

and

c:/heli-x7/files/application/applicationsettings.xml
Couldn't find tag "InfoWindow" in file

and

c:/heli-x7/files/application/applicationsettings.xml
Couldn't find tag "ChatWindow in file

and

c:/heli-x7/files/application/applicationsettings.xml
Couldn't find tag "TerminalWindow" in file


Is it possible java is having trouble writing to the configuration file (applicationsettings.xml?)?

*edit*

Just had a look, and there is no applicationsettings.xml file to write to. There is a NewsSettings.xml file in that directory.

Also another line:
c:/heli-x7/files/application/applicationsettings.xml
no joystick found

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by superhero » 17 Apr 2018 12:07

I was able to get the various .xml files to show up in the \files\Application directory. Still no controller.

Should the \controller directory have anything in it?

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by Michael » 17 Apr 2018 14:29

This looks correct. The controller directory is used as soon as a controller is found. Thus, it is correct that it is empty.

HELI-X looks for a device of type "Joystick". Maybe, the interface tells Windows that the device is of another type.

But I do not have a solution from here.

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Re: "No controller found" when using FrSky QX7S

Post by superhero » 18 Apr 2018 00:25

I am pretty sure it is listed as a gamepad in Windows. However, other people have had no problems getting their tx to work with heli-x, so I don't think that's it. Also I would suspect the developers would not so narrowly define what controller the software can use. Gamepads are perfectly legitimate (and undervalued/underestimated/misunderstood) ways of practicing RC flight and I can't imagine the devs would disallow that in heli-x.

I have checked with 4 different simluators now and my tx is working perfectly with them. No fiddling, it just works plug n' play. I think it's gotta be something in the heli-x software, especially considering it is built on Java.

Hopefully someone else can chime in with some suggestions or I'll have to buy AccuRC or something else even though I really wanted heli-x.

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