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by pchristy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: openTx
Topic: Switch warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Switch warnings

Hi Mike, I'm not quite with you. Perhaps I wasn't clear enough. I'm talking about the "switch on" warnings you get when you first power up the Tx - or switch models. As far as I can see, the only way to change these is to put the switches in the desired position and do a long "enter" whilst on the r...
by pchristy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: openTx
Topic: Switch warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Switch warnings

OK, this is a bit of an unusual one - and may end up as a feature request if it can't be done already! Is it possible to set a warning when a switch is NOT in a specific position? I have a couple of electric helis - one very large - and I use SF as a "throttle hold" to prevent an accidental startup ...
by pchristy
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: New X10S firmware?
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: New X10S firmware?

Bingo! It worked! <HUGE sigh of relief!>

Many thanks! I'd got into the habit of updating my X9D from the SD card, so remembering all the steps to do it from companion - especially when there seems to be a new option in FrOS - was making me doubly cautious!

Cheers,

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Pete
by pchristy
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: New X10S firmware?
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: New X10S firmware?

Thanks for the prompt reply! As this is a brand new radio, I'm taking the warnings about "bricking" it quite seriously, so forgive me for being very cautious here! The procedure seems to contradict both the documentation I have (Dec 4 2017) and the youtube guides! Can you please confirm: 1) Plug in ...
by pchristy
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: New X10S firmware?
Replies: 4
Views: 767

New X10S firmware?

Not sure if this is the right section for this question, but here goes anyway! I've just treated myself to an X10s as an upgrade from my trusty (and very early) X9D. I want to install OpenTx, but it looks as if FrSky have changed their firmware, as it does not behave as expected. The version I have ...
by pchristy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Update: I think I now have a setup that meets my requirements. The idle speed is no longer affected by changes to the throttle curve, and I seem to have the full range of functions normally expected. I'm attaching a copy of my file, all comments gratefully received! I'll get around to writing up a f...
by pchristy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

OK, I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel! I had mistakenly applied the input to the "pitch" mixer (ch6) to be "Thr" instead of "Ptch". Once I corrected that, things started to behave more rationally! I've still got a bit of fiddling to do, but I think I now have a solution in sight. A ne...
by pchristy
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Hm! That's what I tried doing, but it seems to carry the throttle curve (1) over into the pitch channel as well. Mind you, I hadn't applied any curve to the pitch channel. I was expecting it to just go from -100 to +100 as I moved the throttle stick, but instead it followed the throttle curve. I wil...
by pchristy
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Kilrah: I've been playing around with your idea on the companion simulator, but I can't get it to work properly. The problem is that the throttle stick on the transmitter serves two functions on a helicopter - throttle and collective pitch - each of which requires a different curve. If I apply a thr...
by pchristy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Kilrah: Thanks for your input! I must admit that it never occurred to me to apply the curves at the input stage. I was under the impression that adjustments for throw of any kind were best done in the mixers. I will give that a try! Yes, you are right, you can check the idle by checking the channel ...
by pchristy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Thanks Mike! Much appreciated! You can clearly see where I was coming from, and my concerns!

It was the unexpectedness of having the throttle curve affect the idle, when the option for "throttle trim - idle-only" was selected!

Cheers,

--
Pete
by pchristy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Hi Mike, and thanks for your input! I suspected that not many of the devs fly i/c helis, which is why I tried to describe the issue in detail! With JR now seemingly withdrawing from the model market - and with most UK heli flyers using JR - I can see a few more FrSky sets being sold to i/c heli flye...
by pchristy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

OK, I'm attaching both a full backup of the radio, and separately the model in question (HeliBoy).

(I had to zip them before I could attach them)

Enjoy! ;)

--
Pete
by pchristy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Hmm, if you are applying a curve, you are changing the values of the channel for a given position of the stick.. I believe the trims are applied to the stick, before you apply the curve. So, yes, if you change the curve to accelerate the engine, you will have to decrease the trim to keep the idle a...
by pchristy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Re: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Joao, Both already done! I already had a "kill switch" programmed - but didn't have enough hands to reach it quickly! One was hanging on to the rotor-head, the other trying to chuck the starter away! It was quickest and easiest to pull the fuel line! I also already had the "Trim Idle Only" option ch...
by pchristy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!
Replies: 18
Views: 2627

Throttle trim - potentially dangerous!

Sorry for the subject header, but I gave myself quite a fright recently due to an unexpected behaviour of the throttle trim function! My transmitter is an original X9D and using OpenTx-2.1.9 For the first time, I've been setting up an i/c powered helicopter on the Taranis. I don't know how familiar ...
by pchristy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Cross trims?
Replies: 13
Views: 3201

Re: Cross trims?

thebriars0: Thanks for that! I must have a closer look.... Re: my request for an option to cross trims by default. I think this could be a useful option - just like we have the option to change the channel order (mine is TAER, rather than the default). Just because the option is there doesn't mean y...
by pchristy
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Cross trims?
Replies: 13
Views: 3201

Re: Cross trims?

Yes, my Ace MicroPro (1995!) has the instant trim feature - you can even vary the slew rate. I thought the Taranis had it, but I'm not sure where its hidden! My problem occurred on the first flight of a new model. I subsequently discovered that the instructions gave the wrong location for the CofG -...
by pchristy
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Cross trims?
Replies: 13
Views: 3201

Re: Cross trims?

Thanks! Took me a while to find it, but you're right! Its there!

But is there anyway of setting so that cross trims are the default, rather than having to program it separately for each model? You don't want the trims varying depending on which model you select....!

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Pete
by pchristy
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Cross trims?
Replies: 13
Views: 3201

Cross trims?

I recently managed to switch off my Taranis in flight, whilst desperately trying to reach the elevator trim for a wildly out-of-trim model! My own stupid fault, but easily done! My old Ace MicroPro transmitter has the trims crossed ie: Aileron trim where you would expect the rudder trim and elevator...
by pchristy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Aileron stick bug ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: Aileron stick bug ?

Good point! I had to sort out a Taranis for a mate on Friday - he was only getting travel on one side of the stick. He had inadvertently set up a mix on one side only which subtracted the movement from itself! Don't ask me how he managed that, but clearing the mix solved the problem!

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Pete
by pchristy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Aileron stick bug ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: Aileron stick bug ?

+1 for the calibration!

Taranis stick calibration

Remember to do the knobs and sliders as well as the sticks!

Once done, you shouldn't need to touch it again unless you physically move or change any of the internal pots.

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Pete
by pchristy
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: EU-LBT Firmware problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: EU-LBT Firmware problem

Yes, it sounds as if something in the S-Port has failed, preventing it from flashing. It might be something simple, like a failed solder joint around the connector somewhere. Mechanical problems are generally more likely than electronic ones these days, but its impossible to diagnose further without...
by pchristy
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: EU-LBT Firmware problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: EU-LBT Firmware problem

Sounds like the X6R is bricked. I'm not aware of any way of recovering from this - you've tried everything I would have tried! Since your method worked OK with everything else, it wouldn't appear to be anything you've done. Assuming its out of warranty, there are a couple of possibilities, assuming ...
by pchristy
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Frsky - Europe needs the D8 protocol and D-Recievers
Replies: 59
Views: 12024

Re: Frsky - Europe needs the D8 protocol and D-Recievers

So, does this mean that the D8 Mode is also LBT - and if not why is it available on the Tx Module firmware? No, it is not LBT, nor does any transmission *have* to be LBT to be EU compliant. BUT, if it is not LBT (or equivalent), then it is restricted to a 10% Media Utilisation Factor - ie: it can o...
by pchristy
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Frsky - Europe needs the D8 protocol and D-Recievers
Replies: 59
Views: 12024

Re: Frsky - Europe needs the D8 protocol and D-Recievers

Bernd: If the transmitter was manufactured (note: *manufactured* - not sold or bought) before January 2015, then it is perfectly legal to use D8 and LR-mode even if you have installed the LBT firmware. If it was *manufactured* after January 2015, then you are only supposed to use EU compliant firmwa...
by pchristy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Frsky - Europe needs the D8 protocol and D-Recievers
Replies: 59
Views: 12024

Re: Frsky - Europe needs the D8 protocol and D-Recievers

I still have my Grundig Variophon/Varioton set in full working order (1965). I still have my Bonner Digimite-8, in working order (1967). Furthermore, both are still legal to use. I'm not sure about the Digimite, which might fail on spurious emissions, but I believe the Grundig set would still pass t...
by pchristy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Copying from X9E to X9D
Replies: 1
Views: 1359

Re: Copying from X9E to X9D

Well, I finally got this to work! I'm not sure what I did wrong on my previous attempts, but copying it from one eepe file to the other, then manually fixing any errors seemed to do it. When I started trying at first, I used the individual model backup file (.bin). That certainly didn't work. I trie...
by pchristy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Copying from X9E to X9D
Replies: 1
Views: 1359

Copying from X9E to X9D

Not sure if this is the right place for this question, so please bear with me! I have a model set up on a Taranis X9E (OpenTx 2.1.6) which I would like to copy to an X9D (OpenTx 2.1.7). Is there a way to achieve this without having to re-enter every setting manually? I've been trying to do this in C...
by pchristy
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Frsky - Europe needs the D8 protocol and D-Recievers
Replies: 59
Views: 12024

Re: Frsky - Europe needs the D8 protocol and D-Recievers

I have recently installed the LBT firmware on both an X9E and an X9D. Both systems retained D8 and LR modes after flashing. The new firmware shows a significant improvement in the robustness of the signal, as it is no longer constrained by the 10% "Media Utilisation Factor" that applies to non-adapt...

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