Friday, 21 October 2011

Designing a transmitter setup for F3F

[updated 5 May 2019]

F3F presents an interesting challenge in terms of programming your transmitter. On the one hand, it must be simple to operate in the heat of competition. On the other hand, it should be possible to adjust lots of 'stuff' whilst flying the model, to aid setting up. Experience has convinced me that these are two critical - and sometimes conflicting - requirements.

Since I started flying F3F in the early 2000's, I've used a number of transmitters including a Futaba FF7 Super, MPX 3030, MPX 4000, MPX Royal Evo, MPX Cockpit SX, Futaba 12FG and - in the last 5 years - a transmitter using the OpenTx open source operating system. My goal has been to push each transmitter to its limits to achieve these goals.