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Thread: Taranis x9d plus Transmitter
26/05/2017 15:02:14

I think you need to go back to the drawing board and read the instructions that come with the receiver carefully. Its not easy to describe the full setup and program on a forum like this. Also it is impossible to understand how you've programmed your transmitter without seeing a printout of the code. There are quite a few pitfalls along the way.

I don't understand why you are worried about using the computer program. Which computer program?

24/05/2017 20:08:45

Wait and see. cheeky

Edited By Andy48 on 24/05/2017 20:11:26

24/05/2017 17:42:22

You not only need to program the channels in OpenTX, but also change to 16 channels on the OpenTX model setup page. It normally defaults to 8 channels. Screenshot below shows the Companion settings for the internal radio.

Read next month's RCM&E. wink

s6r opentx.jpg



Edited By Andy48 on 24/05/2017 17:44:53

Thread: ESC or Motor issue? Pulsing, stuttering?
23/05/2017 21:49:01
Posted by will -0 on 23/05/2017 15:08:42:

Hi, make sure you're using fresh electricity as leaving it in the wires over the winter can make it absorb water. Have you tried replacing the solder?

This has to be a wind-up, surely!

22/05/2017 15:42:13

For a start, the OP said it was running on 4S.

Motor or ESC don't have to be that hot if the current draw is so much that after a short time the battery voltage drops below the set limit on the ESC.

22/05/2017 10:04:56

That's a very low capacity battery for a motor that can draw 70amps. Equivalent to 25C, and if its drawing more than 70 amps ..... Even a 45C capacity battery may struggle on that given the variance between stated C rating and actual performance. Could be dropping the voltage too much and causing the ESC failsafe to kick in. Could also be ESC timing.

1. Set up ESC carefully checking all the settings.

2. Use a wattmeter.

Thread: How do they do it for the money?
21/05/2017 19:08:01
Posted by Donald Fry on 20/05/2017 16:29:03:

In my day 13 year old stuff.

You were really doing stuff like this at 13?????? Note that these logs are not just using base 10. This BTW is one of the easier "A" level questions.


20/05/2017 14:54:06

Posted by Geoff Sleath on 20/05/2017 10:57:00:

I wonder if logs and indices are still taught at school? Useful stuff for understanding things other than just using old fashioned tables.

First year "A" level stuff.

Thread: FrSky, DJT/X8R Binding problem
17/05/2017 16:41:31

Oops, sorry, that reference was for updating OpenTX. To update the internal module, see the "How to" section pages 3-5.

Edited By Andy48 on 17/05/2017 17:03:34

Thread: changing lipo connectors
16/05/2017 10:17:41
Posted by Sparks on 16/05/2017 08:42:52:

... and when you twist the wire ends, don't forget to use gloves or tissue. You don't want all that grease on your fingers getting on your nicely cleaned wires.

Completely unnecessary, the heat and the flux soon gets rid of any residual oil/grease.

Thread: FrSky, DJT/X8R Binding problem
15/05/2017 19:55:22

See here:


Page 9 of "Reference Section 1 The Basics" goes through updating the firmware.

15/05/2017 14:38:10

Pretty sure it won't bind with the EU receiver in D16 mode, and there's no new firmware available.

As I said above its far simpler to update the Taranis firmware to the EU version, and use the internal module. Then any new receivers bought will bind without having to do anything more.

15/05/2017 13:09:11

You need to use the internal module and make sure you have the EU firmware installed on your transmitter.

Thread: Teesside Model Flying Club Airshow 2017
15/05/2017 10:10:32

2017 airshow a5 poster.jpg

65 pilots attending, a number of trade stands also coming.

Thread: Ebay sellers...
14/05/2017 18:48:04

I have to agree! lol. There is a limit to what can/ought to be repaired.

14/05/2017 16:04:04
Posted by Peter Miller on 14/05/2017 11:53:15:

A club member has just asked whether it would be worth looking at this.

It is only 15 miles away.

I told him that it wasn't worth the cost of the petrol but t is a good laugh.

Look at the sellers other items. The Veco engine is a total wreck.

Remind me, who was it who wrote that rather neat article, "Don't bin it, fix it"? smile p

Thread: Piano wire
11/05/2017 15:18:43

Sorry David, you've got this one all wrong. The were always called Barn Owls. It was only when they started nesting in newly invented large farmers sheds that they decided to call these farmers sheds barns. wink

Thread: Which resistor for anti-spark wiring circuit?
06/05/2017 13:13:21
For electric flight you don't really need an anti spark device. All my models have an arming plug and its never been a problem.
Thread: Women say the funniest things!
04/05/2017 21:25:48
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 04/05/2017 18:38:08:

A couple od weeks ago my other half told me over the phone that: "The garden hedge you ordered has arrived in the post"

Somewhat confused (but definitely not admitting to it!) I arrived home to find a small package containing the Garmin Edge GPS unit I had indeed recently ordered! laugh


..or maybe its time to get tested for hearing aids.cheeky

Thread: S6R receivers
01/05/2017 11:00:45

A small tip: Whilst you might not use the auto level, (and it has its dangers!!!), it is very useful for a ground test of the stabiliser functions. With basic stabilisation, when you move the plane on the ground, the servos respond then move back to normal so it is difficult to check direction. With auto level when you tilt the plane, the servos move and stay in the opposite direction. The movement is greater too.

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