Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Preparing your setups for OpenTx 2.2 RC10

The latest builds of OpenTx 2.2 are finally able to import older .eepes and convert them to OpenTx 2.2 format. Even better, Taranis templates can be re-targeted to the Horus - that's great news for those wishing to migrate their setups to the new transmitter.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Taranis-to-Horus translation using OpenTx 2.2 N361

N361 is the first OpenTx release to support transfer of model data from Companion to the Horus. My first attempt at running it ran into problems with the backlight (see previous post), but a simple workaround has sorted this, so let testing commence!

Saturday, 28 January 2017

OpenTx 2.2 N361 / Horus - care needed!

Firmware releases are like wine, some qualify as vintage releases, and some pass quickly into memory. It's early days, but N361 is certainly a milestone: it's the first OpenTx build to support data transfer from Companion to Horus. And it will automatically convert setups designed for the Taranis.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

E-Soar Plus v2, with integral timer, faster setup

It's just over a year now since I published my E-Soar Plus template for full house electric sailplanes. Since then it's been adopted by a number of pilots for both sport and F5J competition. However there's always room for improvement; a few pilots have asked for a flight timer. Also I wanted to reduce the time to calibrate the servos and adjust the mixers. The result is E-Soar Plus version 2.0Let's take a quick tour...

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Taranis X9E: FM7 bug and workaround

A user of my F3J setup recently reported an odd issue with his Taranis X9E: there was no voice confirmation when switching into a particular flight mode. My initial thoughts were that it was an errant sound file.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Horus/OpenTx: how to flash your RF firmware

In this post, I'll describe a method for flashing the RF firmware on a Horus transmitter running OpenTx.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Sailplane setups now available for Horus

After a number of RF firmware updates, FrSky's flagship transmitter is finally starting to fulfill the high expectations of FrSky fans. I think we can expect to see many more Horus's appearing on the field/slope shortly, and it'll get a further boost when OpenTx 2.2 is officially released. In anticipation of this I've ported over my F3F, F3JE-Soar and E-Soar Plus templates to the new transmitter. These have been tested under OpenTx 2.2 RC7.