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Member postings for Chris Bott - Moderator

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Thread: DH84 Dragon
04/02/2018 16:43:07
Thanks Percy. No the Rapide is not for me I already have enough pointy wings ta.

Chris I can only encourage the drawing up of the plans. It would certainly go straight in near the top of my to do list.
04/02/2018 13:41:24
Hi Chris I'm loving this so far. I'd love to do one myself one day if plans were ever available.

On the photos, if you make sure the cursor is in the place that you want the next photo and then do the insert, they should end up in the order you intend.
Thread: Open tx Horus
06/01/2018 23:07:51
Stu don't let other folks problems put you off.


As long as you made sure that you had the correct Tx and options selected BEFORE you downloaded the new version from the web, it will have downloaded the correct version.

Use companion to back up your models, then you have those saved.

As others have said, with the Horus switched off, plug in the USB cable. If you hear the USB connection sound you're good to go.

Oh and once installed you will get a message about incorrect SD card contents, so that will need sorting out too.



Thread: Spektrum module for Taranis
05/01/2018 22:55:09
The advantages of using the Spektrum RF module are outlined in the first post in this thread (from 2014!)

But the Orange module does at least accept PPM as it's input.
05/01/2018 22:04:35
Hi David and welcome to the forum.

I believe that the Spektrum RF module requires a proprietary data stream to drive it, not PPM. This would include the bind command when necessary.

OpenTx generates the correct data when a Spektrum module is selected.
Unfortunately I've no idea where you'd find details of the required signal, though.
Thread: Christmas Caption Competition!
24/12/2017 09:35:06
If you drill a hole through your transmitter, you can check properly that your aircraft is in line of sight.
Thread: hello
21/12/2017 23:42:33
Hi Richard and welcome to both the forum and a rekindled addiction. I hope you understand there's no escape?
Thread: starting to build from plans
29/11/2017 21:44:49
Hi Daniel and welcome to the forum.

It sounds like you're well and truly hooked, just like the rest of us.
Thread: Unknown Bipe - does anyone recognise it ?
15/11/2017 01:56:45
Onetenor, to the left of any of Mark's posts, under his name, click on the "5 photos" link.
Thread: Am i being thick - probably!
06/11/2017 19:19:42

Mike is the transmitter set to Mode1 and maybe you need it on Mode2?

Thread: Horus TX battery
04/11/2017 10:03:30
Ron the steady green is an indication that charging is taking place. When the LED goes off, the battery is full.

It sounds like you are not leaving it until the LED goes off?
Thread: my new full range 16 channel Rx is a bit big!
21/10/2017 12:28:07
I can vouch for Mike's decoder, it works well. As do a number of different commercial units available.

In this application though, flight1 is using this much like a Spektrum satellite Rx. His main Rx has 8 servo ports and also a "redundancy" port. With this tiny Rx connected to the redundancy port.

I believe that the tiny one is also designed to plug straight into a quad flight controller with a single cable. A much neater solution than using individual channel cables.
Thread: Prop Fixing
13/10/2017 18:15:27
David you need to increase the friction between the rear of the prop hub and the front face of the prop driver.

I've managed to do this sometimes just by scoring the surface of the prop hub by rubbing a flat file across it.

If this doesn't work, I've also had success by glueing a disk of sandpaper to one of the surfaces.
Thread: Loss of radio connection on third flight.
10/10/2017 08:13:36
Another possibility that I can think of is maybe the failsafe had been activated, but had inadvertently been set to full throttle. If so, an RF failure from the Tx would cause the seen symptoms.
10/10/2017 08:10:04
If the motor stayed on full throttle and failsafe had been checked beforehand that it cut the motor, then I'd suggest that the Rx continued to receive a signal and that the ESC was working as commanded by the Rx.

This then suggests a Tx fault. As if the stick positions were not getting through to the RF stage but the RF kept transmitting.
Thread: What has happened to Traplet?
08/10/2017 20:50:00
Just try the word Traplet in the search box above.

There's plenty of threads already on exactly this subject.
Thread: Plumbing help
03/10/2017 22:29:53

FB3 Did the flow reduce when the new tap was installed, or has it got worse since?

When we moved into a new place the kitchen tap flow was really low. We had a header tank in the loft of the bungalow so the head was only about 3 metres.

Have a look at this. . ***LINK***

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 03/10/2017 22:35:09

Thread: Log In Problems
28/09/2017 20:45:01
Bob go to "Settings"
(top left) then "My account"
Thread: September 2017 Lipometer
24/09/2017 17:59:11
The RCM&E unit measures lipo current and constantly calculates mAh used.

You pre-set a particular value and when that value is reached it lights a very bright LED that's mounted on the model. It's that simple.
Thread: 2 position flaps
19/09/2017 18:08:34
I'd go for 3 position flaps.
I'd set a switch to give a very standard -100-0-+100.
Then set the linkage mechanically so 0 (servo centre) is half flap.
Next wind the endpoints down low before powering everything on.
Finally wind each endpoint back up to set flaps up and flaps down positions.
One mix, no curves.
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