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Re: New openTX features

Post by bertrand35 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:52 pm

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Re: New openTX features

Post by sirzepp » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:13 pm

So as I understand the direction... We can pay for a subscription for firmware compile and burn in c9x or we can compile code for free and install at the command line? Is the plan also to limit model editing in c9x unless we subscribe? This seems reasonable...

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Re: New openTX features

Post by bobferguson » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:21 am

bertrand35 wrote:People are asking us why we stopped development. We didn't ... have a look to the PDF attached. These features are ready, but we want to find an agreement with FrSky before commiting and releasing anything new.

The success of the Taranis radio gives us far too much work (private emails, issues, enhancement requests, etc.) and we cannot continue working for free. Moreover it has increased traffic on the compilation server, with binaries larger than old 9x radios. This has forced us to upgrade connection and has increased our costs. Donations do not even cover server and connection costs so we indeed hope in an agreement with FrSky.

We have requested a very small percent of the "Taranis Plus" and "Horus" sales (the same percent requested by SimonK for the closed FW on delta receivers), while we would continue working for free on Taranis. This has to be accepted by FrSky, we are waiting for an answer middle of this week.

Failing to do so, we will need to find different funding methodologies: maybe something like lifetime subscription for accessing the compilation server, a cheap amount... but something that will warrant openTX to survive... we are open to any ideas!

Bertrand on behalf of openTX team.
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Re: New openTX features

Post by nigelsheffield » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:19 am

Last I heard was frsky are gonna give an amount of money to the development team for each taranis plus sold so should mean it's all sorted now and we can stop worrying.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by Kilrah » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:41 am

Details are still being worked out but it sounds good. Development continues and most of the above features are already implemented and committed in openTx, but more time is needed to adapt C9X.

A few new features that are added on top of that:

[all]
- Switch warming can be turned on/off individually for each switch, aka "don't cares"
- FAS offset compensation (+/-1.5A)

[ARM boards]
- Store mAh count on power off for those "partial battery" flights

[Taranis]
- Ability to store pot positions that need to be set on model load (like the switch warnings). One can choose which pot(s) to check, and whether positions are set manually or are stored on power off.
- Ability to automatically show model notes on model load (aka display checklist).
- DSM protocol for the DX4/5 mod
- Persistent radio usage timer


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Re: New openTX features

Post by jhsa » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:41 am

That one with storing the pot values would also fit in the 9x with other processors, right? :) :D

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Re: New openTX features

Post by Kilrah » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:57 am

Well yes and no, it's a bit of a pain as it would need 3 different implementations.

9x needs a different UI because of the screen, then within this you'd need 2 different feature sets as sky9x can use the functinality as is, but with stock auto wouldn't be possible.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by jhsa » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:40 am

Kilrah wrote:Well yes and no, it's a bit of a pain as it would need 3 different implementations.
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And since when was that a problem for the opentx team? :mrgreen:

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Re: New openTX features

Post by MattyB » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:11 am

Pleased to see these issues seem to be being resolved, but I would still like to some some form of direct payment model from users to the team to augment any funds from FrSky; as far as I am concerned I am getting a Ferrari for free at present, so I have no issue with ponying up a few Euros for an annual C9X subscription (or whatever other model makes the most sense). Keep up the fantastic work!

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Re: New openTX features

Post by tilmanb » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:52 am

If or when that c9x subscription model is introduced then all previous donors will be considered.
Just head to http://openrcforums.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ur_support and decide who deserves your hard earned coin and set up a monthly paypal donation.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by Delucs » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:51 am

Will the usb joystick function only enable the TX to be used as a joystick or can a joystick also be plugged in the TX to be used for some channels (i.e. Camera gimbal control)?
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Re: New openTX features

Post by Kilrah » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:59 pm

TX used as joystick. The radio does not have the hardware needed to power a device.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by Delucs » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:17 pm

Couldn't that not easily be solved by injecting external power to the USB?


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Re: New openTX features

Post by Kilrah » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:47 pm

Yes, but it's not plug and play. And the software support is a whole other thing that is much more complicated than what has been done for using the radio as joystick. Most of today's joysticks don't comply to a standard anymore and require a specific custom driver.
If you feel like coding it, feel free to go ahead ;)

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Re: New openTX features

Post by LTMNO » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:03 pm

Hello, is there any development on Gimbal Upgrade Support? Reverse Directions for Ch 1-4?
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Re: New openTX features

Post by LTMNO » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:05 pm

Hello, is there any development on Gimbal Upgrade Support? Reverse Directions for Ch 1-4?
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Re: New openTX features

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Re: New openTX features

Post by LTMNO » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:06 am

Apologies. Yes that is the request. M128 T9x Taranis Gimbals.


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Re: New openTX features

Post by Humblebumble » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:31 pm

I am with you 100% ;)
I will spread the word!
I am hopeful for a rapid conclusion.

I've read for the last 2 months
all you have posted and (you tube)'d.
I await my Taranis delivery
next week, without you there would be
NO Taranis.
Without you there would be NO sales
of the Taranis, at least I (ordinary man) would
NOT be able to or comprehend or have faith in myself to
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Re: New openTX features

Post by DarKHawK » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:51 am

Kilrah wrote:TX used as joystick. The radio does not have the hardware needed to power a device.
That's wierd it powers my uhf module and fpv glasses just fine. A joystick would require less power.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by Kilrah » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:46 am

For OTG the device needs to have the capability to supply power through the USB port to power the OTG device i.e. switch the usb power line between input and output, and there is no circuitry for that. The pin that would be needed to detect cable type and switch USB mode between device and OTG accordingly is also not present.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by 4refr0nt » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:20 am

Hi!
I'm develop small feature er9x-812 fork for displaying MavLink data on er9x telemetry screen #5 via FrSky protocol.
Please see my project and, may be, you want merge this features to openTX.
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Re: New openTX features

Post by LTMNO » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:09 pm

4refr0nt wrote:Hi!
I'm develop small feature er9x-812 fork for displaying MavLink data on er9x telemetry screen #5 via FrSky protocol.
Please see my project and, may be, you want merge this features to openTX.
Tnx!
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Great project, can it support SPORT or SBUS?
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Re: New openTX features

Post by 4refr0nt » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:49 pm

LTMNO wrote:Great project, can it support SPORT or SBUS?
Not yet. I down't have TX module with SPORT or SBUS. May be another people make this.
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Re: New openTX features

Post by skiner » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:19 pm

4refr0nt wrote:Hi!
I'm develop small feature er9x-812 fork for displaying MavLink data on er9x telemetry screen #5 via FrSky protocol.
Please see my project and, may be, you want merge this features to openTX.
Tnx!
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It is a great feature. I hope we will see support for OpenTX and Turnigy9x or Taranis.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by dmoody101321 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:24 am

HI guys,
What kind of costs are you needing to cover on lets say a monthly or annual amount? Maybe we the users could do this for you since we all use your stuff.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by csquared » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:27 pm

I hope this is a good place for these questions.
I am running a Taranis X9D Opentx-x9d 2.2.0 (85863358)
I am using a Banggood Multiprotocol Module (stm32).
I am working to add the Corona V1 receivers to the Module.
When I select protocol PPM I see two timing numbers.
The first is the PPM stream cycle time.
What is the second number??
How do I select the proper numbers??

When I select protocol MULT, CUSTOM there are two options 0 0.
The first is the custom protocol number, what is the second number??

Is there some documentation on these protocol options?
The people working on the Multiprotocol Module don't seem to know
some of the details of the opentx side of these protocol setups.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by MikeB » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:26 pm

Probably because some are using ersky9x, which uses a text file for the protocol names. This means you can modify it yourself, or download an updated version and so not need to wait fo the firmware to be updated when the module adds a new protocol.

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Re: New openTX features

Post by csquared » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:44 pm

Yes, most of them seem to be using ersky9x.
Opentx is able to read all the Multimodule protocals and display them as options
so I assume someone on the opentx side knows the meaning of the options??

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Re: New openTX features

Post by jtaylor » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:15 pm

csquared wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:27 pm
I hope this is a good place for these questions.
I am running a Taranis X9D Opentx-x9d 2.2.0 (85863358)
I am using a Banggood Multiprotocol Module (stm32).
I am working to add the Corona V1 receivers to the Module.
When I select protocol PPM I see two timing numbers.
The first is the PPM stream cycle time.
What is the second number??
How do I select the proper numbers??

When I select protocol MULT, CUSTOM there are two options 0 0.
The first is the custom protocol number, what is the second number??

Is there some documentation on these protocol options?
The people working on the Multiprotocol Module don't seem to know
some of the details of the opentx side of these protocol setups.
The second number is the ppm delay (the stop time between pulses). The defaults of 22.5ms and 300us should be fine for standard 8 channel frames. If you need a non standard frame I would hope the module vendor would tell you.

For multi. custom the first number is the protocol and the second number is the sub-protocol.

For Corona: per https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpos ... ount=11025
New protocol Corona number 37 - only available on Multi for now
Sub protocol COR_V1 (number 0) for Corona FSS V1 Receivers -> not fully tested yet, waiting for feedback
Sub protocol COR_V2 (number 1) for Corona DSSS V2 Receivers (CR4D, CR6D and CR8D) -> fully tested and working

I'm a little confused by your asking about ppm and multi custom in the same post. Custom doesn't work with PPM, with ppm you have to select the protocol with the switch on the module (assuming the module has one). To use custom and select the protocol from the transmitter you should be using protocol "multi".

Edit: And just because you see a protocol on the transmitter or can set it in custom doesn't necessarily mean it is in the module. For openTX if you define MULTI_STATUS in _Config.h multi status on the transmitter will show if the module has the protocol or not.

Jim

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