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Brian Dorricott 1

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  1. Thanks Denis it's a start but I need a bit more detail and there appear to be a few slight changes i.e the canopy is a different shape . If no pictures I'll just have to guess it when I get the cowl and wing back on and dry fit parts until its right .
  2. Sorry just thought on does the motor have and right thrust or down ? I've no idea on that .
  3. You know how it is somethings niggling you at the field in my case the flaps on my Phase 5e would not come down the same on both sides so after faffing for 1/2 hour or so to hell with it flaps up don't bother with them sort em out later . Nice chuck from a friend and immediately something is seriously wrong , brain chips in and says elevators reversed but fingers are not responding to inputs - nice muddy earth is waiting . Folding prop motor and cowl all well buried in ground no spade so left there . On inspection everything gone to 2 inches behind where motor mount would be , various cracks in sheeting but nothing thin cyano couldnt fix . I have ordered a new cowl to get the shape at the nose but am needing some detailed pictures of the inside of battery compartment with wing on and off so I can get it right . Some bits are missing like the wing bolt section and I'm not sure what shape it is , also around the motor mount . Any pictures of the inside will do , I could order a new fuselage but no one has one in stock and the model came from a much missed flying chum so don't want to bin it . In my defence before anyone says did you not check directions before flight yes I did but was fooled by the all moving elevator and didn't notice the Radio had reversed the elevator , very odd trying to put opposite elevator in . Thanks in anticipation .
  4. Earlybird just goes to show with the Internet lots of information most of it out of date !
  5. Finally got to bottom of the problem . I thought because Frsky website said 1.1.1 was the latest version i believed it ( like a lemon) so off to Github and 1.1.4 is much later version which gives me the " SELF CHECK" mode in SxR . Now it reliably goes into blue light mode and allows calibration - eureka . I could not for the life of me get the switch method to work no matter how fast or slow you toggled , think its been removed from the TX. It will do me i now feel safe ( pun intended ) cheers for suggestions everyone and people who messaged me direct much appreciated .
  6. No 1-16 channels I know it won't work unless the extra channels are enabled . Also checked the throttle is at -100% and the latest firmware is on the TX and the RX and transmit module is also up to date also the switch centre crossover set 0mS . Done these loads of times with S6R and RM TX16S and never had a problem except with this pesky little blighter and the X10 Express . Tomorrow might put an S6R on the X10 Express and see what happens for an exercise .
  7. Update for anyone following apparently there is a self test button in the menus somewhere but for the life of me I can't find it . A lot of reports that people can't get the SR6 receivers to start the self test . Maybe I need an updated SR6 lua script or whatever its called in Ethos .
  8. Funny thing Graeme I put in a S6R after the SR6 ( damn confusing names) problem and that went straight in after toggling the switch so not the TX settings then . As an aside Accst D16 stabalised - S6R Access stablised -SR6 Frsky why such similar model numbers - very confusing !
  9. No Denis it doesn't after pressing the F/S , no blue light tried that.
  10. I have a Access SR6 receiver and I cannot get it into the mode where the blue light flashes and you can calibrate the sticks etc . I have set the switch middle position delay to 0ms as that's a known problem and made sure nothing is reversed on the switches but no joy , I've gone from toggling at a slow rate to toggling like a fiddlers elbow but nothing gets the blue light on . I've even tried pushing the bind button while on even that does not do it . I only have one Access TX so can't eliminate that but it's an upto date X10 Express and the receiver is the latest firmware as well . The receiver actually works OK as a stabilised receiver but I don't like missing out a step that's in the procedure . So if anyone has an idea what I've missed please speak up as I have had to fit an old S6R to keep flying ,bit of a backward step really .
  11. Even simpler charged no elastic band , discharged elastic band .
  12. As discussed above I find EdgeTX perfect spot on for the TX16S .
  13. I got the dongle working by running the setup program on the disk and selecting Phoenix . Could not get the Realflight to load off the disk as my antivirus really didn't like it .
  14. GrumpyGnome was that the version off the supplied disk ? I have the downloaded version which I tried the dongle with and no luck , the disk itself is faulty .
  15. Hi all, Now that Phoenix the simulator is no more and all the files are available for download free of charge does anyone know if the 22 in 1 Chinese dongle actually works with Phoenix ? I bought one when I lost my genuine dongle and it didn't work and I could not read the supplied CD ( faulty) at all. My dongle turned up ( under my nose all the time) so didn't try it again . Has anyone on here actually got it to work ? As usual thanks for replies .
  16. Sorry not making myself clear , I can read the SD card either via a card reader or by going into bootloader that is not a problem , reading or seeing the internal flash is the problem . After much googling and a read on github I managed to update the Ethos version from 1.0.9 to 1.0.19 by placing the firmware.bin in the sdcard root and running bootloader , read it and flashed it to radio - success . Now how do I get OpenTX on it using that method because the OTX bootloader will be wrong I think . Any ideas anyone ?
  17. Sorry Kevin if there's no internal flash where is the radio upgraded because the X10 works without an SD card . Every you tube update video shows a flash plus sd card contents . Are there any forums where I could ask my question ? I was looking for someone on here with a X10 Express running Ethos to plug in a USB cable and confirm what happens regards what appears . I know the procedure with X7 and the RM Tx16 for upgrading but this without seeing firmware is a bit of a pain .
  18. I got one of the above delivered today and after playing with it for a while decided I would like to backup the Ethos operating system before maybe putting on OTX later . I took the supplied USB cable plugged into the Win10 PC and found straight away that it didn't find a driver for the device but did appear as an X10 joystick . Odd I tried another PC and again it appeared as a X10 joystick but not a port so someone suggested try it in bootloader mode which I did and this time I could see the SD card contents but not the internal flash contents . Am I missing something obvious ? Lots of you tube vids show the USB lead being plugged in and the internal flash and SD card contents being visible but not on this one . I have even tried a WIN7 PC but no change and tried several different USB leads but again no change . With it showing joystick not USB I looked for a switch in Ethos like the one in OTX where the option is "ask" but there is nothing that I can find . Anyone shed any light on it for me , I am thinking of sending it back at the moment as I can't get anywhere with it . All replies gratefully received even if I'm an idiot and missed the obvious.
  19. Thanks Dad_flyer that went right over my head on first read ! Maybe I should read and read again until it enters my addled brain but that's the sort of thing I was thinking of . On the Frsky sensors they became an absolute doddle when i discovered the configurator program so easy to use , wonder if some clever type fancies writing one for Spectrum ? Cheers P.S anymore info about Spectrum ? Put the E back into RCM&E .
  20. Hi all, I had great success with the magazine article and forum comments putting together Frsky telemetry modules and adding GPS which wasn't covered in the original article , they work brilliantly without costing too much and have even knocked a couple out for Graupner users at the club . I am now hooked on telemetry- current, vario and GPS sometimes voltage but have a lot of Spectrum models that need the same treatment but cannot find much info on homebrew Spectrum sensors using Arduino boards , anyone got a link or have done it themselves and wants to share ? I see that Spectrum uses a hub TM1000 ? and all the sensors plug into that , I imagine it's not hugely different to FRSKY setup and could be replicated using an Arduino . Does anyone have any links to working code ? Thanks
  21. I googled until blue in the face and that didn't come up , would prefer -u but can live with -b adjust as necessary. Thanks
  22. Sorry to ask again but has anyone got a spare hall effect sensor for this project as they seem unavailable everywhere ACS758 LCB-50u or 100u . Alternatively is there a substitute that could be used ? Bit stuck now for the current sensor Banggood do something but they are all -100b or 50b bi-directional ones that dont measure down very low . heres hoping someone has a spare in the bits box . Cheers
  23. For info that's a MK1 ( no flaps ) , MK2 had flaps and 3 was totally different .
  24. Yes I had to move the throttle servo about a bit , usual thing as 2 strokers are side operated and Saito are rear linkage but nothing insurmountable . Still love the setup of Boomerang and Saito just right for me plenty of umph but not too much to make it a hassle to fly .
  25. Hi all Thanks Chris B for pointer to original magazine article that's all up and running on breadboard except the current sensor seems to out of stock everywhere but I have tested the port with a varying voltage and it will work but need calibrating . Anyone got a spare ASC758LCB they could sell ( RS out of stock ) ? Using the configurator I built the GPS version to log location, height and speed again on breadboard to the RM TX16S SD card and that all worked really well all I need now is something to plot the .csv log onto as i'm not keen on Google Earth which works but is a faff , preferably free alternative to Google that I can plot the flight path on ? For those interested in technical aspects I built the GPS and voltage/current circuits on Arduino Nanos with a Neo 6M for the GPS ( only 4 wires and a resistor) and for the voltage/current/pressure with a BMP180 and the voltage resistors on Veroboard . When its all tested and calibrated I will heat shrink it for protection . If anyone is interested I can email .ino file and a connection instruction but it is all in the description .h file for OpenXsensor anyway . For those interested in this topic there is a nice standalone circuit using an Arduino that writes to an SD card instead for those who don't have telemetry on there radio gear . I think for larger models the CAA may demand some form of logging soon but lets see.
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