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Thread: OpenTx - what is the fuss really about?
11/10/2016 18:16:53
There was never any secret about the fact that Taranis used OpenTx, and I suggest many people have sucessfully gone over to it. A significant number of them are on here - and the drone world is full of them where it is very much the Tx of choice!

Also I might point out that while I use Taranis this thread isn't about the Tx as such - its about the software OpenTx - which as you say is available of other transmitters.


I've been using Taranis/Open TX/Companion for about two years and think it's the bees knees.

How about a survey to find out what percentage of forumites are using this system versus Futaba, Specky et al?


Thread: How do you make the DECISION.
04/10/2016 17:36:26
Posted by Basa on 04/10/2016 10:50:51:

I find it easy to make a decision just ask the wife , the answer is always No!

As all of my aircraft cost £50 or less devil my wife has never objected, provided she has a similar amount for clothes etc.,


Thread: BMFA Website?
02/10/2016 12:22:11
Posted by Gordon Tarling on 02/10/2016 11:32:44:

Trying to access the BMFA website this morning and my anti-virus tells me the website certificate has been revoked and won't let me get to the site. Has someone forgotten to renew their certificate, or is it my system somehow?

Looks like it, but if you remove the s from https then you can still view the ads:-

Edited By Eagle 899 on 02/10/2016 12:28:50

Thread: reccomend me a printer please
16/09/2016 19:13:43

For a long time now I have bought my ink cartridges from **LINK**

Currently I can get 5 sets of cartridges for £13.99 delivered!

Never had an issue with them.

Thread: Taranis voice
16/09/2016 17:11:28

Nice one, just tried it yes

Thread: reccomend me a printer please
16/09/2016 14:21:09

Epson, I've had several over the years without problems.

Current one (SX425W) is a printer/scanner/copier, cost about £50 five years ago and I use non OEM inks which are cheap too.


Thread: Crossover EP glider/sailplane
30/08/2016 13:02:49

HK Phoenix 2000 is worth a look; flies well.



Thread: Holiday repairs
29/07/2016 13:19:15
Posted by Phil 9 on 29/07/2016 12:10:46:

knocking the top off the mound in an over full portaloo so you can sit downcrying 2

+1 Cosford a couple of weeks ago angry

Thread: rc plane crash - 68% pitts challenger robbie skipton at raf cosford
18/07/2016 17:35:56

Saw his displays on Saturday and Sunday but I'm pleased that I missed the accident flight.

I saw Robbie on Saturday and asked him where the blue monster pilot was that used to be in the cockpit.
He told me that he took it out as it weighed three pounds.....see what happens without a pilot!

Seriously though, crying shame to total a super aircraft. I hope Robbie and his dad build another.

Thread: Look out for Stolen Models
14/07/2016 12:31:45

All going to Cosford should be aware of this: **LINK**

Just in case!

Thread: Which taranis?
19/06/2016 20:32:46
Posted by David perry 1 on 19/06/2016 20:15:39:

So tomorrow I need to make a phone call and order a tranny and rx and the vario unit...ouch.


But a very small ouch and, comparatively, a very big WOW yes

Thread: HELP! Ryobi 4st engine problem.
15/06/2016 10:37:15

I had the same problem with my hedge trimmer (not Ryobi). It turned out that the carb had become slightly loose and was allowing excess air in. Refitted the carb using threadloc, problem solved. HTH


Edited By Eagle 899 on 15/06/2016 10:37:47

Thread: Overheating Lipo on charging
27/05/2016 16:47:43

Keep an eye on the BMFA ads....I bought an iCharger 306B for £70 last year; excellent charger with temp sensor.

Thread: Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
09/05/2016 15:53:12

It didn't float, it was on the sea bed in shallow water and it was carried out to the ship on a pontoon which you can see beneath the aircraft as it's being lifted aboard by crane on to the flight deck.

We moved it below deck to storage in the hangar and cannibalised parts from it for the rest of the commission, then it went for repair.


Edited By Eagle 899 on 09/05/2016 16:04:09

08/05/2016 19:15:13

Further to my last and as it was too windy to fly today, I had a look through my archives and found the following piece of history about cab 131:-

Lt. Cdr. Bob McCulloch RN. Commanding Officer 899 Squadron. January 1967 wrote:-

In retrospect one amusing event occurred at RAF Gan. Whilst using Gan as the diversion one of the Vixens had to divert to the airfield. The pilot F/O Lewis RAF (another development at that time) on finding that one of his wheel brakes unserviceable, and remembering his airfield briefing, asked for the "barrier" to be raised. On being told that this had been done he landed but could see no barrier, there followed a series of "where is it", "its up" etc before the aircraft gently rolled into the sea at the end of the runway. The irate Wing Commander Flying was more than a little taken aback to find two RAF officers climbing out of the Vixen and an irate John Lewis asking where hell was the barrier; the RAF "barrier" was in fact an arrestor wire! So much for interservice co-operation, the RAF later changed the name to hook wire.



I was one of the lads on the flight deck looking down; please note that the crew were RAF on exchange wink


07/05/2016 20:05:58

Nice photos and I see that they have one of my squadron aircraft, 131, which I worked on fifty years ago on the Eagle smiley Shep

Thread: Was it Aldi or Lidl
28/04/2016 17:04:53
Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 28/04/2016 17:00:56:

Although it's not sold as a garden sprayer I imagine this timber sprayer from Aldi would do the job LINK

I use one of those for timber and weed control, does both well.

Thread: FrSky Taranis - user chat
27/04/2016 12:29:09

In the MIxes tab at the bottom you'll see options for delay and up/down

Double click on the switch you're using.

Or if you're doing it on the Tx go to MIXER then hold down Ent on the u/c switch for edit options.

Edited By Eagle 899 on 27/04/2016 12:30:20

Edited By Eagle 899 on 27/04/2016 12:35:28

Thread: Open TX 2.1.8 Sound Problem
15/04/2016 11:57:41

2.0.17....................RTFM mea culpa.

All good now, thanks Andy

14/04/2016 19:49:59

I upgraded my T+ to 2.1.8 today. The telemetry is different (thanks Andy48), but other than that it was simple enough, except the voltage sound reporting.

The Sensor and T+ both read 4.10v for the lowest cell, but the voice warning reports 4.6 volts!

Any pointers please people?


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