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New FrSky EU firmware - an unwelcome surprise

Taranis and X series receivers.

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Frank Skilbeck20/02/2016 17:23:51
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Posted by Peter Christy on 20/02/2016 16:38:49:

To be fair to FrSky, they are trying to keep up with an ever changing regulatory regime.

It doesn't seem to have presented as much as a challenge to other manufacturers though.

Peter Christy20/02/2016 17:25:57
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Well, maybe they just haven't bothered "fine-tuning" their systems to take maximum advantage of what the regulations allow! wink



MattyB23/02/2016 21:56:18
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Posted by Sean Cull on 20/02/2016 14:30:38:

The distributers like T9 are going to be overwhelmed with people wanting modules flashed if the recent poor performance by FRSky is not improved upon, How many versions of the "new" firmware have there been now ?

And if we the comsumers have to pay for this it will be another dent in FRSkys' reputation. I now longer recommend them to friends - even the geeky ones.

Indeed. And if this unconfirmed rumour is true, then updates are also now also actively prevented for all new RXs moving forward. Short term I suppose we can all move to LBT, but what if there is another regs change in future and no compliant firmware can be downloaded or applied to RXs and TXs by the end user? Do the dealers have the capacity to handle the number of TXs and RXs they will need to upgrade? And will buyers have the stomach for such a business model?


Edited By MattyB on 23/02/2016 22:06:16

Yoda23/03/2016 20:23:41
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Hello all. In the middle of last year I brought the Taranis Plus and upgraded to Open TX 2.0.17 and have two rx to use on my models. I'm buying another model and would like to use the Taranis Plus (TP) as my radio gear. I was going to buy a new rx from T9 and noticed that it is now sold as LBT compliant. After looking through the forums here am I correct in thinking that if I want to use my TP I'm going to have to 'upgrade' my TP and old rx's software / hardware to version 2.1.7? And will I be able to do that as MattyB hints at?

Whilst I like new technology and the option to be flexible I have struggled with the Open TX but with perseverance done what I need to. So reading other threads about flashing tx and rx has left me a bit bemused but I'll get there. I don't want to go charging in and find I 'brick' my equipment. any advice or pointers to other threads would be VERY welcome.

GONZO23/03/2016 20:42:47
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I think your confusing the Tx opperating system, OpenTx, which runs the channels, mixing, expo, rates etc with the RF module and Rx RF software (pre and post EU changes on the 1/1/15). If you purchased your Tx middle last year, 2015, then everthing should be compatible when buying new now.

Tony Richardson23/03/2016 21:11:40
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Excuse my ignorance but what does LBT stand for? I am keeping an eye on this as things are changing this side of the pond too.

Kevin Fairgrieve23/03/2016 22:15:45
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Listen Before Talk.

Basically the TX will not transmit till it finds 2 clear channels. Well that is my understanding any way.


Bob Cotsford23/03/2016 22:30:24
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Tony, Kevin, my understanding is that the transmitter checks after each hop that the channel is clear before transmitting, if it's not clear it carries on hopping until it finds a clear channel. FrSky uses frequency hopping across a large number of channels not just two channels which was the Spektrum DSM way of doing things, Hence if it occasionally misses a frame because that channel hop was in use you won't notice it.

John Privett23/03/2016 22:34:26
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Bob, you've just saved me a bit of typing. I was about to say much the same thing!

Tony Richardson23/03/2016 22:34:37
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Ok thanks guys. Listen before talk something politicians would do well to remembercheeky

John Privett23/03/2016 22:37:17
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Tony, I don't know about your lot, but I don't think that concept could ever be adopted here! wink 2

Bob Cotsford23/03/2016 22:38:51
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Much too low a signal to noise ratio!laugh

Tony Richardson23/03/2016 23:01:11
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Hmmmm sounds like same muck different pile, and with that I won't deviate from the original topic anymoredevil

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