Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Getting inside the Horus

The Horus is a sweet piece of kit, and becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately my production unit arrived with a faulty gimbal - one axis was double-centring and the right end point was inconsistent. After sending a video of the issue to FrSky, I received a replacement under warranty, so today I cracked open the transmitter to do the swap.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Preparing your setups for OpenTx 2.2 RC10

The OpenTx developers have been making great progress with 2.2. The latest build is able to open .eepes created in OpenTx 2.1, and convert them to OpenTx 2.2 format. Even better, they can be re-targeted to the Horus - great news for those wishing to migrate their setups to the new transmitter.

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

How to flash RF firmware on Horus running OpenTx

In this post, I'll describe a simple method for flashing the RF firmware on a Horus transmitter running OpenTx. The SD card is not altered in any way.

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.

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.