Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Porting an F3F setup from the Multiplex 4000 to OpenTx

Most of us are familiar with open-source software, whether it's operating systems, office suites or any of the thousands of other programs. But open-source firmware for R/C transmitters? It may sound a little strange in a world of commercial R/C systems. Well it exists... and it's called 'OpenTx'.

And very soon you're going to hear a lot more about it, as FrSky have adopted OpenTx as the operating system for their forthcoming Taranis.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

FrSky Taranis - spiritual successor to the Multiplex 4000?

There's been a lot of interest in the FrSky Taranis recently, judging by the traffic on RC Groups. In fact it must be one of the most eagerly anticipated R/C system in recent years.

The reasons are not hard to find. First, the projected price is just $175 / £139.99 (Tx only), yet it offers the kind of capabilities you'd expect to see in a high end set. It's sure going to ruffle a few feathers over at Futaba and JR, not to mention the boys at Bretten-Gölshausen!