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by Philipp
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: openTx
Topic: Standard serial protocol to external module
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

Re: Standard serial protocol to external module

good question! But how would you explain to your insurance that your plane with an certified receiver controlled by an certified RF module or even a certified Radio came down and hit somebody / something because of a bug in the (awesome!!) opensource firmware you flashed on it or because of a bad so...
by Philipp
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

Sounds good!
If you like to upload some photos of it please do so, usually its the first thing people look at when they want to build one themselves.
by Philipp
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Taranis and DSM2 mods
Replies: 252
Views: 66541

Re: Taranis and DSM2 mods

I'd like to have that, too. But to be honest, I don't need it. It is nice to have in case something doesn't work, but under normal use I rarely look at the back of my Taranis. :D I did not fix the humming and buzzing issue on my Taranis though, so this gives me an audible indication if the module is...
by Philipp
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: openTx
Topic: Standard serial protocol to external module
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

Re: Standard serial protocol to external module

Ah sure, I remember someone writing about bi-directional S.PORT telemetry in context to multirotor configuration I believe. I guess you implemented the update protocol in er9x? I did not stumble upon it in openTX :D Great to know that you already did a lot of what is discussed in this thread in some...
by Philipp
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: openTx
Topic: Standard serial protocol to external module
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

Re: Standard serial protocol to external module

SPI is not available in the module bay due to the limited amount of signal pins and the hardware limitations, in case of the Taranis the inverter on pin 5 for example. But as Mike already said, the DSM protocol already uses a serial protocol on pin 2 (-> TX) and S.PORT is basically an inverted seria...
by Philipp
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: openTx
Topic: Standard serial protocol to external module
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

Re: Standard serial protocol to external module

I agree with you that a somewhat standardized open protocol (e.g. openRF, openJR....) would give developers of open source modules like the openLRSng or this one http://www.deviationtx.com/forum/7-development/3154-single-board-universal-module the opportunity to settle on a powerful standard for com...
by Philipp
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

Awesome, happy flying!
Don't forget to do a rangetest first, though. ;)
by Philipp
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: TARANIS - battery
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: TARANIS - battery

I changed the supplied 800mAh regular Self Discharge NiMh battery for a 3s 1800mAh LiFe battery (Zippy, HobbyKing). I am very happy with this battery, it fits the bay perfect and lasts forever, however as Mike said you have to take it out for every charge. If my Taranis came equipped with the newer ...
by Philipp
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Other Electronic Projects
Topic: Finishing up servo controller and I need a small favor...
Replies: 2
Views: 2519

Re: Finishing up servo controller and I need a small favor..

A) What would you put in/on this servo controller based on your experience/desires: The useful applications for this kind of controller are quite limited I think, but if I'd need one, probably for a beefy Hexabot (needs at least 18 servos!) with an BeagleBone, RaspberryPi or Intel based controller....
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: Orange DSM Module Photos
Replies: 80
Views: 27905

Re: Orange DSM Module Photos

I don't know if it is that important, I just don't want to miss it. I am sure Hobbyking/HextronicLtd/OrangeRX is violating some patents in some aspect, but I am really not that interested in this. Spektrum / Horizon Hobby could easily kill them by offering their lowest-end parkflyer receivers at pri...
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: Newbie questions

To check the contents of the internal SD card and to get your firmware version you have to enter the 'RADIO SETUP' menu by long pressing the 'MENU' button. Scroll through the pages with the 'PAGE' button, you are looking for the 'SD-HC CARD' menu and the 'SYSTEM INFO' (or similar) menu.
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

Sure, your Taranis could be the problem. Without another known good JR module or alternatively a scope / logic analyzer you won't be able to tell though, you would have to measure the PPM pin in the module bay of your taranis. You could flash your 9XR with openTX and give it a go, but rather than in...
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: taranis wont turn on
Replies: 104
Views: 35872

Re: taranis wont turn on

Thank you very much, Mike!
This would be well received by all the Taranis modders and everyone who wants to help in diagnosing problems like the ones described in this thread.

Philipp
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

I was hoping your problems were related to the firmware bug everyone else was affected by. Keep it up, next step is probably to try both RF modules in your DX5e I guess. The problem with building modules like these is the amount of variables that are responsible for its correct function. If just one...
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

I can live with having to pull the trims to enter the bootloader in exchange for an unbrickable DFU bootloader as a safetynet in case I screw something up ;)
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: taranis wont turn on
Replies: 104
Views: 35872

Re: taranis wont turn on

Might be offtopic but not irrelevant: Are there any schematics of the Taranis publicly available? I guess you have one because of your work with FrSky and openTX, Mike. Is this covered by any NDAs or could you share it with us?
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

This is what I like to do, too. Mikes Bootloader is awesome for this! I rename each firmware file after download through companion from opentx-taranis-lua-en.bin to 2.0.11-opentx-taranis-lua-en.bin for example. I keep the firmwares directory of Companion and the FIRMWARES directory on the SD card of...
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Taranis and DSM2 mods
Replies: 252
Views: 66541

Re: Taranis and DSM2 mods

I can confirm that the most recent 2.0.11 works, too. (opentx-taranis-lua-en.bin)
I did not try anything between 2.0.5 and 2.0.11 though.
For details please see attached picture.
Thank you very much for resolving this issue!

Philipp
by Philipp
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

Just download the most recent firmware. There was indeed a bug regarding DSM2 and DSMX in firmware versions above 2.0.7. This should be adressed now, thanks to Bertrand.
by Philipp
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

KAL, that's the topic I linked to 5 posts above :D Good on you for spotting it as well, though! :) Some multimeters have a capacitance mode, but this is usually found on meters costing 30$ or more. You can check if one of the caps is shorted though. But since you measured stable 3.3V on the PCB the ...
by Philipp
Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

I do not think ripping the components of is necessary, you might try to rework the solderjoints without pulling everything apart. If you have a multimeter you can measure your component values in circuit, just unplug the PCB from your Taranis and the RF module from your PCB.
by Philipp
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: Orange DSM Module Photos
Replies: 80
Views: 27905

Re: Orange DSM Module Photos

I did not think of model match being patented by Horizon Hobby. You're right, by enabling this feature for Hobbykings module you would support them in violating a patent.Horizon as the original patent holder would propably get upset about this. I would like to see Horizon / Spektrum to sell their RF...
by Philipp
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

Try an older release, maybe 2.0.5 to eliminate this as a cause of failure. See this post: viewtopic.php?f=97&t=3579&start=180#p86424
by Philipp
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: Orange DSM Module Photos
Replies: 80
Views: 27905

Re: Orange DSM Module Photos

Any updates on the OrangeRX DSMX module prototype that you can share with us, Mike? :) I am especially interested in the new "better" protocol and telemetry. Given the amount of problems people trying to build their own Spektrum module have, and their main motivation being model match, it is time fo...
by Philipp
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

I am on firmware 2.0.5, but I am not aware of any DSM related bugs in 2.0.8. I am running out of Ideas too, assuming both modules and your taranis are good there has to be a problem with your PCB. You might want to check for bad solder joints, misoriented parts or wrong component values. I would res...
by Philipp
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: SBUS Trainer input
Replies: 51
Views: 13607

Re: SBUS Trainer input

I am going to integrate a R615X in my diy DM9 spektrum module, thats why I do not want to sacrifice pin 1 for binding. ;) That's just my personal use case though, others might appreciate binding via pin 1. This could be useful for the plug and play modules Aloft seems to be interested in making. I d...
by Philipp
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: SBUS Trainer input
Replies: 51
Views: 13607

Re: SBUS Trainer input

I personally think using pin 5 is too complicated and does not go well with the idea of keeping this plug and play. Pin 1 should work without additional circuitry, however one would lose the PPM output which limits you to using the internal module. Therefore it might be the best option to use a push...
by Philipp
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: SBUS Trainer input
Replies: 51
Views: 13607

Re: SBUS Trainer input

Would this interfere with the function of the internal XJT module? Pin 5 is used for the SMART Port, right? Wouldn't the internal module pull this pin low while receiving telemetry, or are there separate inputs for that?
by Philipp
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: SBUS Trainer input
Replies: 51
Views: 13607

Re: SBUS Trainer input

This sounds awesome! How much effort would it be to implement a binding procedure for CPPM capable receivers? I am thinking of the OrangeRX R615X in particular (http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__46632__OrangeRx_R615X_DSM2_DSMX_Compatible_6Ch_2_4GHz_Receiver_w_CPPM.html). Bind Mode is entered by...
by Philipp
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 75028

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

I believe LP45 is only used for the low power 3-pin RF modules used in the small controller style remotes often bundled with eflite, Parkzone or Blade models, called LP4DSM or similar. Definitely not the right mode for your DX5e module. For your receivers DSM2 should work, even if they are DSMX capa...

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