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I am upgrading my firmware. Can I use my old profiles?

Published on December 12, 2015 in sections Software

With minor firmware changes, often the Helix will work fine with the old profiles.  However, with some firmware updates, using old profiles can result in a completely unusable Helix.  Using profiles from firmware version 2.43 b6 after upgrading to a 2.55/2.56 firmware version will result in your Helix being unusable.  There are three options for […]

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What are the differences between 2.56 b2 and 2.43 b6? Is it worth the upgrade?

Published on December 11, 2015 in sections Letus Helix, Software

There are a couple of dozen changes between these two firmware/GUI versions.  If you use the SimpleBGC GUI, you will actually notice a few more tabs of controls that are now available on 2.56 b2.  While unusually advanced users might be interested in several of these, the important changes come down to a few additions in 2.56 b2: […]

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How do I get default profiles for my Helix?

Published on December 3, 2015 in sections Downloads, Letus Helix, Software

Default profiles may be needed if the profiles being used get messed up on your Helix.  A list of available default profiles is available below.  Note that in each case, the file included provides all five profiles in it.  Refer to the profile installation article for instructions on how to get these profiles onto your […]

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Are there any manuals for the Helix or Helix Jr.?

Published on November 30, 2015 in sections Downloads, Letus Helix, Manuals

A manual for the Helix Junior and Helix are available using the links below.  These are great manuals if you are just getting started and want an overview that will give you the basics quickly. Helix Junior Manual Standard Helix Manual There are manuals available for the SimpleBGC GUI as well.  These are very detailed manuals […]

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How to bind an RC Radio to the Helix (satellite receiver)

Published on November 25, 2015 in sections Hardware, Letus Helix

This article applies only to Helixes with the Spektrum satellite receiver (installed starting in November 2015).  If you have the AR6100e RC receiver (installed in Helixes prior to November 2015), you should refer to the article for that receiver.  Note that all Helixes with the satellite receiver should have a sticker in the battery compartment […]

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What is the latest version of Helix firmware that is recommended by Letus?

Published on November 25, 2015 in sections Software

The most recent version of Helix firmware that we recommend for non-encoded Helixes is version 2.56 b2.  Note that the 2.55 b9 firmware version has been pre-loaded on several Helixes.  There is a bug in the 2.55 b9 GUI, so we recommend using the 2.56 b2 GUI (available here), even if you are using the […]

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Can the C100 be used on a Helix Jr.?

Published on November 25, 2015 in sections Hardware, Helix Jr.

The Helix Jr. was initially designed for DSLRs, but we’re finding that some users, with a little work, are extending this range of cameras significantly.  Here’s the story of one user and the way he customized his setup to make his C100 work with his Helix Jr.: http://alaskavideoshooter.com/canon-c100-and-letus-helix-jr-photos/

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How to balance a GH4 on the Helix Jr.

Published on November 15, 2015 in sections Hardware, Videos

This video on balancing applies to any smaller camera using the Helix Jr. base plate.

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How do I use the Letus Helix iOS app to change settings on my Helix

Published on November 15, 2015 in sections Letus Helix App, Software, Videos

The video below shows how to use the Letus Helix app (version 1.3.3) to change the settings on the Helix/Helix Jr.

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