Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Sailplane setups now available for Horus

After a number of RF firmware updates, FrSky's flagship transmitter is finally starting to fulfill the high expectations of FrSky fans. I think we can expect to see many more Horus's appearing on the field/slope shortly, and it'll get a further boost when OpenTx 2.2 is officially released. In anticipation of this I've ported over my F3F, F3JE-Soar and E-Soar Plus templates to the new transmitter.

Monday, 7 November 2016

F3J setup v.3.0 with KAPOW!

I've just released a new version of my F3J setup. Version 3.0 offers an optional 'Kapow' mode, and a quicker setup procedure. It supports OpenTx 2.1 or higher, and there are separate packages for the Taranis and Horus. In this post, I'll describe the various changes.

Friday, 21 October 2016

F3F setup v.4.1 with PUMP mode

Following hard on the heels of v 4.0, I've just released a further update of my F3F Setup for the FrSky Taranis. The new version 4.1 features an optional Pump mode.

Friday, 30 September 2016

F3F setup v.4.0 with quicker config

Version 4.0 of F3F setup for Taranis is now available. Enhancements are aimed at getting your 6-servo F3F ship into the air as quickly as possible. So if you want the mixing without the fiddling, this is the version for you!

[Update 20 October 2016: version 4.1 is imminent, featuring a new Pump mode.]

Monday, 5 September 2016

Using OpenTx to help manage LiFe rx batteries

Until now, I've always used Eneloop NiMH cells for my F3F models, and I've found them to be very reliable. However my new Needle 115 forced a change in habit, as I equipped it with HV servos for which Lithium batteries are better suited.

After some thought, I settled on a Vapex 1600 2S LiFe pack. These cells are less prone to catch fire than LiPo's, and this particular pack fits well in the Needle.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

The Horus has landed

The long awaited FrSky Horus is finally on sale, and it appears that the production version incorporates some improvements over the prototype, one of which I've had for some months for beta testing.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

E-flite setups and ALES limiter

It's been a while since I released my E-Soar setup and since then many users from around the world have downloaded the setup. Thanks to all of you who provided feedback.

Version 1.1 is now almost ready for release with some refinements:

Monday, 1 February 2016

Migrating setups from Taranis X9D to X9E

The Taranis X9E contains a superset of the X9D's controls, and in theory any setup designed for the X9D will also run on the X9E. In practice, setups which use LS or RS will need modification.

In this post I'll explain the background, and the fix. Or you can jump straight to 'Fix'.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Horus prototype - some photos

I've just received a prototype of the FrSky Horus X12S for testing and evaluation. - some photos here. (All pics published with prior permission of FrSky.)


Sunday, 10 January 2016

EU, non-EU/World and EU-LBT - module firmware demystified

[last updated 9 April 2017]

The latest ETSI directive EN 300 328 V1.8.1 has, I think it's fair to say, caused a certain amount of confusion amongst Taranis users. Many pilots are unsure whether they should upgrade their firmware, or how to do so. FrSky's fumbling firmware releases haven't helped matters, either.

The purpose of this post is to try and shed some light, and to answer common questions such as: