New direction for er9x....

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New direction for er9x....

Post by erazz » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:58 pm

Hello all,

V2 has been discussed for some time now. Secretly, Mike and I have been working on it to make it the best FW since, well, ever!
All the hard work has come to fruition and I think this is the time to tell you what the future of er9x holds....

We've had lot's of issues that seem to stem from er9x's not being too user friendly. That's the first area tackled. We've been hard at work simplifyung the interface and making it easier for the average/new user to use and understand. Instead 7 different FW versions, from V2 and on there will only be one FW version.

Also, the large number of screens and options was addressed as we figured that this was one of the reasons for confusion. We have managed to reduce the screen count to 5 (including setup and configuration screens). There might be some options missing but the overall effect is to make the FW much easier to use.

On other changes I have now set the following channel mapping:
CH1 AIL
CH2 ELE
CH3 THR
CH4 RUD
CH5..8 Mixer of your choice.
CH9..CH16 Preset template.

This has allowed me to simplify the mixer menu tremendously and replace all those cryptic lines with nice large icons. I'm sure you'll like it and it will give cre8tiveleo a lot to do as far as designing system menus. The simplification also freed up a lot of program space se now we have room for all those icons as well. :)

While er9x V1 will still be available from the repositories, eePe is set to automatically update your software. We feel that having differing versions will be detrimental to the community.

Other options that are removed in favor of simplification are:
1) Limits - all limits are set to -125%..125%. This gives the full range of motion. Reduction in movement can be achieved through the Expo/DR menu.
2) The Expo/DR menu was removed as it was not being used.
3) The radio will from now on support only DSM2 since this is the lions share of the use now.
4) The DSM protocol is space and CPU intensive so we will have to reduce the number of mixers to 4. Again, the simplification of the mixer menu makes this possible.
5) Custom/SW switches are no longer needed.
6) The templates menu will be expanded to include a full-house glider with ailerons and flaps.
7) Since the original FW does helis really well, the heli menu is removed. We feel that it's much easier to flash the original FW to use with helis.
8) The haptic options were removed. We like the silence.
9) There are now 2 options for the spash screen, a single image showing the letters "F", "U", "T", "B", and "A". And the other one will have 4 vertical bars.

We've been showing the FW to a couple of the resident users to get their opinions:
cr8tiveleo seems to like the icons. Bertrand would like to point out that open9x will probably follow suit. Skynorth has pointed out that the B1 board can probably now run two instances concurrently and Rob is quoted saying "WTF!, I mean really, WTFF!".

I am sure you will all be thrilled by the capabilities and ease of the new system. The full version will be on the code page tonight.
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Re: New direction for er9x....

Post by Crucial » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:07 pm

:lol:

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Post by jhsa » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:08 pm

Well, I read half of it and started to write a reply, and it was not going to be very nice.. but then don't know why, I decided to go back and read everything..
WTF man, do you want to give us an heart attack?? who the hell is gonna buy your Pipo 32 if you kill everybody here??
I think I need a full beer crate now :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by MikeB » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:09 pm

You forgot to mention some of the icons are model specific, so there is only EEPROM space for one model. This saved us needing the model select screen.
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Post by SR71 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:12 pm

Good April fool 8-)


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Post by erazz » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:13 pm

Right,
Thanks for catching that!
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Post by jhsa » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:15 pm

I do like the last part lol.. Priceless :mrgreen:
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Post by cre8tiveleo » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:15 pm

Bwwwwwwahahahaaa.
Nice one.

Happy 1st!

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Post by GrootWitbaas » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:37 pm

I read until about this point ....
erazz wrote:Hello all,
.....
Other options that are removed in favor of simplification are:
1) Limits - all limits are set to -125%..125%. This gives the full range of motion. Reduction in movement can be achieved through the Expo/DR menu.
2) The Expo/DR menu was removed as it was not being used.
.....
Then I looked at the date and realized.....

Nice can't wait.
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Post by PaulT » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:40 pm

I am just no good at this 4/1 c**p.

Limits now being done through Expo/Dr but Expo/Dr removed????? :o

No specific heli support????? :shock:

Back to the OEM FW????? :?

I just installed the Smartieboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil: :x :twisted:

My heart was in good shape, until I read this.

You guys are just Cruel! :lol:

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Post by Kilrah » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:52 pm

GrootWitbaas wrote:I read until about this point ....
erazz wrote:Hello all,
.....
Other options that are removed in favor of simplification are:
1) Limits - all limits are set to -125%..125%. This gives the full range of motion. Reduction in movement can be achieved through the Expo/DR menu.
2) The Expo/DR menu was removed as it was not being used.
.....
Same, this looked strange,but I thought it could be a copy/paste error or something...
erazz wrote: 3) The radio will from now on support only DSM2 since this is the lions share of the use now.
That however was too much :D

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Post by erazz » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:07 pm

:)

I gotta admit that I was smiling and laughing like crazy when I wrote this.
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Re: New direction for er9x....

Post by kevbo37 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:22 pm

I like the new ideas! V1 was too perfect and powerful. Let me just adjust my 9X with a sledge hammer and it will work the same with any firmware.

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New direction for er9x....

Post by Rob Thomson » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:25 pm

I think you should do a thread list all your past April fools! Didn't you do one that showed a fpv screen on the 9x?


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Post by erazz » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:02 pm

hehehe, I don't think that was me then...
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Post by mago » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:59 pm

You lazy men!

Open9x people today managed to "blend" two 9x motherboards to get a brand new radio capable of double processing power, infinite mixing, less-than-1ms latency and more!!

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Post by wheelspinner20 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:44 am

nice large icons
That part made me chuckle.... given some recent whining. I had a long snarky post for smacks other thread... but then I decided it wasnt worth re-sparking a silly debate.

Love the humor.

There has been some good ones out there today.!

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Post by Lenop » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:18 pm

I just read the post and almost got an heart attack! Then I saw the date... .
Even it's the 2nd now, you still got me fooled! Cruel!

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Post by PeterV » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:56 pm

LOL.... I was freaking out too !!!
I thought I must be going insane, because I was missing the logic of doing all the mentioned stuff - apparently going backwards, but surely it must have been going forwards?
Phew.... seems I am not as insane as I was worried about!

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Post by Scott Page » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:37 am

Was weeping openly until I got to the splash screens -- then I figured out that I'd just been had.

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Post by erazz » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:24 pm

You guys are just too easy :D
I can't wait till next year!
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Post by jhsa » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:24 pm

:mrgreen: or maybe we'll get you :mrgreen: you just wait..
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