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.

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.