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Thread: Multiple servo quick connector
21/09/2017 21:01:22

Came across this tonight, its all about the different types of crimp connectors:


Thread: FrSky X10 - Taranis replacement?
21/09/2017 20:56:06
Posted by Andy Meade on 25/07/2017 09:38:53:

I use one (cant remember the make - it was from Germany though) with my Horus - love it. Makes double-handed launches a breeze on the slope yes


I know what it looks like, but this is not the forum to be explicit. devil

Thread: Multiple servo quick connector
21/09/2017 16:51:55

There are no shrouds, at least I've never found them. Make sure the male pins (female are the sockets) are the receiver side and all will be well. Where I have used these I tend to glue the male housing inside the model, so its not a problem. The only problem you might find is that it is perfectly possible to reverse the connections. I always leave at least one male pin out and glue up the corresponding hole in the other housing.

Thread: OpenTx - Questions and Problems
19/09/2017 21:10:57

Just had a look at OpenTX, and if you are using the calculated voltage of the lowest cell, it does not give you the option to work to 2 decimal places only one. Horus safely tucked away in workshop down garden at the moment so cannot go and check for you.

Another option is to set up a verbal warning if the lowest cell drops below a certain value using a logical switch and then a special function. This is really useful to give an early warning of a failing battery, far better than measuring IR as it generally triggers on full battery load. From memory I use 3.4v for low battery warning and 3.2v for critical battery warning.

Thread: im not sure what to make of this
19/09/2017 15:22:14

Hmmm, stand in front of it, then fiddle with the props while the whole thing is live.

Still nice while it lasted ....

Thread: 2 position flaps
19/09/2017 15:17:02

Should work on both, however the Companion is easier to see everything at once. Much easier to get used to Companion first, and then the tx menu system becomes much easier. Compare typing the model name in the Companion to tediously selecting letter by letter on the tx.

19/09/2017 11:49:13
Posted by Mike Blandford on 18/09/2017 19:26:26:
Posted by Andy48 on 18/09/2017 16:51:14:

See "Getting Started" section page 22, where an example of a switch is being used. This is easier than programming a curve, . . .

I'd disagree that putting three mixer lines in is "easier" than a single mix with a single curve.


Might be OK for you and me, but the OP is still learning how to program switches never mind having to cope with curves at this stage.

Thread: OpenTx - Questions and Problems
19/09/2017 11:47:23

Best bet is to upgrade to 2.2 and load the 2.2 sound files. There was a significant change in the sound files from 2.1 to 2.2 in that the maximum filename length was reduced from 7 characters to 6. Thus if you have any models calling up sound files with 7 characters they will need to be changed.

I use the play value for battery monitoring and it does work fine with the decimal points.

Thread: 2 position flaps
18/09/2017 16:56:55

That's the method I suggested above.

18/09/2017 16:51:14

See "Getting Started" section page 22, where an example of a switch is being used. This is easier than programming a curve, and simply adjust the MAX weights appropriate to your needs. i.e. Max weight 100% (flaps up), Max weight 60% (down 20%) and then Max weight -100%.

Simpler still set one of the sliders for flaps.


Thread: Now I didn't know that
18/09/2017 16:41:52
Posted by Simon Chaddock on 18/09/2017 11:37:58:

"TX should be at neutral setting too which makes sense"


I have several ESCs that will not arm (just gives rapid beeps) unless the throttle is fully closed and the trim is set to minimum low.

If you initialise the ESC first with throttle trim either disabled or centred, then this will not happen.

Thread: Should I cut my fuz?
18/09/2017 11:22:38

I'll agree with Geoff. Fit an arming plug anyway - as the new BMFA handbook advises.

Thread: Now I didn't know that
18/09/2017 11:20:29

Also the Futaba has a slightly different centre position to the Spektrum and Taranis.

Thread: FrSky Taranis - user chat
18/09/2017 11:17:56

My thoughts would be the failsafe. I've had this problem with the stabilised receivers as the throttle moves to channel 3 and I forgot to change the failsafe.

My advice would be to use the Companion, this is the easiest, and IMHO the most foolproof way to set the failsafes. You can do this before you bind the receiver.

Thread: Measuring thrust angle?
15/09/2017 14:36:47
Posted by Tony Kenny on 15/09/2017 13:43:28:

What's the plural of axis? axes? or just axis?



pronounced axease

Edited By Andy48 on 15/09/2017 14:37:23

Thread: Multiple servo quick connector
14/09/2017 21:46:56

All the current servo makes use either the JR housings or the Futaba ones.

I haven't a single plane that uses either actual Futaba or JR servos, and I've never had a problem with connections. What about the pins on the receivers you use? They're all standard these days, nothing special just 2.54 pin spacing used in loads of applications.

Edited By Andy48 on 14/09/2017 21:50:04

Thread: TTSAutomate won't preview phrases
14/09/2017 21:28:35

You are right, Ivona is no longer available. It turns out that Amazon have taken Ivona over. If you select Amazon as the provider and scroll down, you will find Amy is still residing there. wink

Thread: Multiple servo quick connector
14/09/2017 21:18:24

The ones in your photo could be from any era in the past and any make. The Dupont housings I mentioned above are identical to the JR and Futaba servo plug housings except they do not have the chamfered corner of the JR or the small shoulder of the Futaba housing.

14/09/2017 16:31:10
Posted by Allan Bennett on 14/09/2017 12:12:56:

I'm not sure that sliding the pins out of a standard servo plug and then inserting them into one of these multi-way connectors is a good idea, for they may be a slightly different shape and size, so not connect properly with the tangs that are supposed to hold them in place.

They are exactly the same.

14/09/2017 11:59:47

An easier way is simply to buy larger housings for the plugs and sockets, a normal servo uses a 3 way DuPont housing, but they can be obtained in up to 12 way. A kit on Banggood costs under £5 and provides a whole range of housings and crimps. (If you google dupont kit on ebay the same kit can be found).  For most of the connections simply remove from the 3 pin housing and put into the 12 pin housing. However, I would suggest doubling up on one of the positive or negative leads so that you leave a spare pin. On the socket side simply blank off one pin with a dab of epoxy, and leave the corresponding male pin out. This will ensure the plug cannot be connected wrong way round. Such a plug will be far more secure with 11 pins holding it together not just 3.


Edited By Andy48 on 14/09/2017 12:03:12

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