Sunday, 6 February 2022

RadioMaster Zorro review: pushing the boundaries

RadioMaster have a new baby transmitter. It's called the Zorro. It's full featured, can run OpenTX and EdgeTX, and is available with a choice of RF modules. 

In this review I'll investigate its suitability for DLG, Electric and sailplane flying. So read on and find out if the Zorro is for you! 

But first, spoiler alert: the Zorro has replaced my Taranis X9D for DLG. Yes, I like it!

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Supertrim - a better interface for trimming crow brakes

In this article, I describe an improved user interface for trimming out crow brakes, specifically the crow compensation. It uses the standard features of OpenTX - no Lua script is required.

Saturday, 25 December 2021

The best font for your CAA Operator ID

If there's one aspect of the UK drone laws which is particularly grating, it's the requirement to display your operator id on every model. To add insult to injury, it's now a whopping 19 characters!

There is something we can do though: make the actual label as small as possible...

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

RadioMaster AG01 CNC gimbal - is it worth it?

The AG01 is a new, high-quality CNC gimbal for the TX16S transmitter. As it happens, the TX16S is my go-to radio for F3F slope racing, and I was very interested to try these new units.

In this review I check out a pair of AG01s, both on the bench and while flying. I also compare it with the original gimbals. And I'll be asking if it's worth the price.

Monday, 12 April 2021

A template for DLG, and a channel changer script

With summer just around the corner, I've just added a brand new setup to my family of OpenTX templates. It’s called, simply, 'DLG', and it’s intended for 4-servo discus launch gliders like the Blaster, Snipe, Vortex etc.  Read on and find out if DLG is the right solution for you...!

Friday, 11 December 2020

RadioMaster TX12 - mini marvel or... ?

Looking for a compact and inexpensive radio which runs OpenTX? Well here's something to put on your shortlist - it's the new TX12 from Radiomaster, and it's possibly the smallest and cheapest OpenTX transmitter on the market.

I've been playing - and flying - with a pre-production unit for the last couple of weeks. Read on and find out if this little baby is for you...

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Hands on review: FrSky X9 Lite

The FrSky X9 Lite is a compact, lightweight transmitter running OpenTX. It's also FrSky's cheapest transmitter at around £70. 

The price may be tempting - but how good is the transmitter, and who is it for? In this review, we're going to find out!