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Member postings for Andy48

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Thread: Giveaway to a good home
21/07/2017 19:09:50

Why not look on the BMFA website and find the nearest club to you, and take the lot down to the club for their use.

Thread: Outputs not what I expected From Taranis
21/07/2017 19:02:56


When you say you get exactly what you expect on the simulator, do you get the servos going from -100 to +100, or does it just go from/to 0?

Thread: Man on the moon. Really?
21/07/2017 09:25:55

Why is everyone saying that the moon landings have nothing to do with model flying? Model rocketry is every bit a part of model flying, and is recognised by the BMFA and CAA as such.

18/07/2017 15:21:34

I remember back in the 70's when I started programming, moon lander programs were all the rage, and they didn't involve a great deal of programming.

18/07/2017 14:06:53
Posted by Martin McIntosh on 17/07/2017 21:41:23:

I was expecting a response but not quite this much! You really need to be old enough to have watched it live as it supposedly happened.

I did watch it live on a TV in the student's Union at Uni. Don't see how this changes anything.

Thread: Cosford this weekend
17/07/2017 15:49:06

Have to say, it was a really good couple of days, great flying and some beautiful planes. Campground booking was excellent Dave.

My only gripe was the elsan point. By Sunday lunchtime it was gross.

Thread: Man on the moon. Really?
17/07/2017 12:00:02

Funnily enough I've just finished reading a book by Gene Kranz who was a NASA Flight Director for many of the early missions. Actually the software did have lots of bugs in it and caused a number of problems. However, other problems were caused by not fully understanding the mechanics and mathematics of space flight itself.

Thread: Cosford this weekend
16/07/2017 22:09:18

Nah! they run on either 240v mains, 12v (not for long though!) or gas. We managed in our caravan without a genny all weekend.

Thread: Caption this...!
14/07/2017 19:44:01
It's behind you....
Thread: Open tx Horus
16/06/2017 22:24:55

Flow charts are in this documentation:


This documentation is for OpenTX 2.1, but this is very similar to 2.2. An updated version of the docs will be produced for 2.2 when it is finished.

Check out Reference Section 3 Part 1 pages 31 to 33 for the flow charts, though the Getting Started section may help more initially.

Thread: FrSky, DJT/X8R Binding problem
13/06/2017 14:32:44

TBH no in my case. This fix seems to be for interference generated within the plane by ignition systems where the Rx does not recover but locks out.

It is still beta firmware. No doubt as soon as FrSky is sure they've cured this problem they will release it as the latest version. I'm all electric, and not having had any problems prefer to wait until the final version.


Edited By Andy48 on 13/06/2017 14:40:21

Thread: North East sloping
12/06/2017 15:38:45

He said Newcastle.

Thread: FrSky, DJT/X8R Binding problem
11/06/2017 20:49:03

Iawnski, as has already been pointed out, its all in the documentation referred to above. The firmware for the X8r hasn't changed since June 2015.

You also need to update the bootloader to 2.1.9, again described in the documentation.

Thread: S6R receivers
04/06/2017 13:29:07

Receiver needs to be powered up.

Thread: Teesside Model Flying Club Airshow 2017
03/06/2017 20:50:36

Some missed a good day today. Lovely flying weather. Tomorrow not quite as good with a few showers, but still looking very promising.

teesside airshow 2.jpgteesside airshow.jpg

Thread: What a Joke!!
03/06/2017 20:44:16

Teesside Model Air show is run by the club, though many LMA pilots attend:

teesside airshow.jpg

Thread: Taranis x9d plus Transmitter
03/06/2017 20:35:32

July 2017 RCME is out now with a review of the S6R and some programming details. However, a key screenshot has been truncated. If you have a look at the July 2017 RCME topic, I have reproduced it in full.

Thread: July 2017 Issue
03/06/2017 20:31:01

The latest mag dropped through my door today. There's a problem with my review of the FrSky S6R stabilised receiver. Figure 2 has been cropped so an important element is missed.

For the two people who might have been interested, Figure 2 is reproduced in full below:

s8r config tool 5.jpg

Our editor young Ashers is super to work with and sends proofs out for us to check before publication. However, for some reason the pictures are always blurred and I tend not to look at them too carefully. Sorry folks! crying

Thread: What a Joke!!
03/06/2017 20:17:56

Should have been at the Teesside Model Show. Great range of aircraft, many from LMA sadly few helis though. The one chap with a heli who did turn up gave a spectacular performance. Unbelievable! Swapmeet is doing well.

Weather fantastic with light winds and a great crowd. smiley Only £5 for adults, children free. Good catering, coffee £1.50 for example, which is reasonable these days.

You'll hopefully be able to look at some pictures in RCME later on, Alex Whittaker came for the day.

Thread: Frsky/Taranis
02/06/2017 09:57:05
Posted by David Ovenden on 01/06/2017 20:26:09:


In my neck of the woods people are moving away from Taranis due to incompatibility issues (continual updates and beta version launches that need fixes) and the tedious need to program everything before it works as you hope. Great if you like computing, but not if you want "plug and play".

Obviously others have very different and wholly valid views on Frsky and Taranis. Not trying to put the brand down, just pointing out that there are different experiences. Seems to be a "marmite" situation. You love it or you don't!

The only incompatibility issue was the EU regulation which affected most radio manufacturers. Unlike Spektrum where DSM2 was no longer supported, both the transmitter and existing receivers could easily be updated. Once done, problem solved. New receivers work without any updating.

Neither do you need to program everything before it works, for a basic plane use the wizard, job done in less than 5 minutes. I don't know any transmitter where you could simply bind and fly any new plane without changing some settings on the transmitter.

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