Friday, 2 December 2016

Horus/OpenTx: how to flash your RF firmware

In this post, I'll describe the method I use for flashing RF firmware on the Horus. Note that the method only applies to tx's with OpenTx. If you're using FrTx then the RF module is flashed automatically when you update the operating system.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Horus sailplane setups

After a number of RF firmware updates, including a fix for the 'random failsafe' issue, it looks like FrSky's flagship transmitter is at last starting to fulfill expectations. I think we can expect to see many more Horus's appearing on the field/slope, especially when OpenTx 2.2 is officially released. In anticipation of this I've ported over my sport/competition setups to the new transmitter.

Monday, 7 November 2016

F3J setup v.3.0 with KAPOW!

The latest version of my 6-servo F3J setup features a 'Kapow' mode (specially for TD competitions), and a quicker setup procedure. The new setup runs under OpenTx 2.1 or higher. There are separate packages for Taranis and Horus.

Friday, 21 October 2016

F3F setup v.4.1 with PUMP mode

Following hard on the heels of v 4.0, I've just released a further update of my F3F Setup for the FrSky Taranis. The new version 4.1 features an optional Pump mode.

Friday, 30 September 2016

F3F setup v.4.0 with quicker config

Version 4.0 of F3F setup for Taranis is now available. Enhancements are aimed at getting your 6-servo F3F ship into the air as quickly as possible. So if you want the mixing without the fiddling, this is the version for you!

[Update 20 October 2016: version 4.1 is imminent, featuring a new Pump mode.]

Monday, 5 September 2016

Using OpenTx to help manage LiFe rx batteries

Eneloops are well-proven and reliable power sources, and until now I've used them exclusively on all my F3F models. However, my Needle 115 is equipped with high voltage servos, and it made sense to go for a 2S LiPo or LiFe. After some thought, I settled on a Vapex 1600 LiFe pack, as it was easiest to fit. LiFe's are also less prone to catch fire.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

The Horus has landed

The long awaited FrSky Horus is finally on sale, and it appears that the production version incorporates some improvements over the prototype, one of which I've had for some months for beta testing.