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Thread: Open TX 2.1.8 Sound Problem
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?


Thread: Jimmy Stewart Was One Of Us
12/04/2016 18:26:30

And Dave Morgan from ELO is a commercial pilot and flying instructor.

Thread: Taranis Failsafe
12/04/2016 18:17:51
Posted by Andy48 on 11/04/2016 17:27:07:
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 11/04/2016 17:02:43:

Andy, which version are you running? I've just looked in 2.0.19 and I can't see a 'set failsafe' special function.

This is in 2.1.7

Sooner or later you will need to upgrade to this, as 2.0 is no longer being updated. However, you need to be aware it does affect any telemetry setup you have, and you will need to re-programme that.

Edited By Andy48 on 11/04/2016 17:28:38

Andy, I too need to upgrade to 2.1.7

Is it solely the telemetry part that needs re-programming? Shep

Edited By Eagle 899 on 12/04/2016 18:18:15

Thread: Removing glue left behind by masking tape, from glazing
24/03/2016 20:23:32

Also CPC Label Remover, very good but test first!

Thread: Switching power supply
20/03/2016 13:46:47

Up and running, a 47 Amp 12v power supply for £14.95 delivered free, excellent yes


20/03/2016 12:09:17

Thanks John and Matty, I'll get the soldering iron warmed up smiley


19/03/2016 13:13:58
Posted by Geoff Sleath on 10/03/2016 16:08:06:

This is the type of power supply you need. They're quite cheap, or were when I bought mine, but are capable of supplying several chargers form the 12volt 47 amp output. They need a few links to be made but it's all laid out by PDR who knows what he's talking about.


My Proliant server PSU arrived this morning but Geoff's Link above has ceased working!

Anyone got details of the pins to short please?


Edited By Eagle 899 on 19/03/2016 13:14:20

Thread: Parkflyer33
18/03/2016 12:37:49
Posted by Fredrum on 18/03/2016 11:03:10:

Incidentally, I find shrink film quite expensive. In keeping with the ‘fast & cheap’ ethos of this build, any advice on alternative coverings would be most welcome.

Try HK film, it's very good and cheap yes

Thread: Greenacres MAC in Phoenix RC Simulator
18/03/2016 12:26:34
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 18/03/2016 12:00:25:

Looks like it's updating to v5, that shows how often I run itsmiley

And it will upgrade to 5.5 too................all for free yes

18/03/2016 12:23:57
Posted by Jim Mchugh on 18/03/2016 12:19:49:


Do you find that the field flies OK...?

We did do some beta testing on Wednesday night...

I just did some circuits with a Fun Cub and it was fine Jim.

PS Reminded me of when I used to fly bungee launched gliders there back in the early eighties smiley

18/03/2016 11:43:15


In Phoenix 5.5 the extracted site is place in: C:\Program Files (x86)\PhoenixRC\resources\environments   
Then it will be in the Flying site list in the prog.


Edited By Eagle 899 on 18/03/2016 11:46:55

18/03/2016 11:15:02

Downloaded and installed....................Nice one yes


Thread: Save UK Air Cadet Gliding Petition
16/03/2016 20:25:39

Signed and shared (ex 1340 Squadron)

Thread: 'Automatic' Windows 10 Upgrade ?
11/03/2016 14:59:23
Posted by Dave Bran on 11/03/2016 14:47:05:

I am running two pc's side by side, one on 7, the other on 10. While 10 seems quite OK, there is absolutely nothing emerged so far as to why I should be at all keen to allow the 7 to 10 "upgrade" to take place.

So was I, I let my laptop upgrade from 8.1 to 10 a few months ago and it's been fine.

My desktop upgraded from 7 to 10, without my intentional input, two days ago. It's also fine and faster than it was.

Time will tell; I have a few weeks to decide in or out! I've already decided on the other in or out no


10/03/2016 16:50:39

Thanks Andy; I'm not ready for the men in white coats yet then laugh I must admit I just deleted the regular blue upgrade notes that kept popping up on my screen as I got fed up reading them.

Definitely an upgrade as I was on Windows 7 until last night. W10 does appear faster though.


Edited By Eagle 899 on 10/03/2016 16:54:25

10/03/2016 16:15:37

Last night I went to check my email etc., and my Desktop PC was in the middle of a Windows 10 installation. I was sure I hadn't instigated it and I watched as it slowly completed the upgrade.

The PC is running fine with W10, so far, but I'm still bemused as to how it happened.

This morning a friend of mine phoned me in a panic as his laptop was doing the same! So it wasn't me then, I thought.
Anyone else had this happen or am I losing the plot frown Shep

Thread: I confess to serious error
10/02/2016 10:41:43
Posted by Brian Spearing on 09/02/2016 21:55:26:

Reversed ailerons can affect full-size too. That's what killed Roy Chadwick, designer of the Lancaster.

I wonder how many similar accidents have happened.

Also happened on a Hawk at Valley a few years ago after maintenance.

Thread: Air Cadets ( ATC)
09/02/2016 10:54:25

1340 Rhyl Squadron; Great times gliding at Sealand, Chippies at Shawbury. Intended to join RAF but then decided on the Fleet Air Arm! We had several flat tops in those days smiley

Thread: Which radio 2016
05/02/2016 11:55:38

It's almost perfect... no wait! It is perfect...yes

Edited By Eagle 899 on 05/02/2016 11:56:59

Thread: Nostalgia aint what it used to be........
04/02/2016 19:27:08
Posted by Peter Miller on 04/02/2016 18:08:02:
Posted by Dave Hopkin on 04/02/2016 15:46:57:
PPeter there is a standard "Dangers of Thunderflashes" demo they do (or did anyway) to terrify recruits - battle bowler body minus the spider and headband, pull the igniter and pop the tin hat over it - KABOOM - tin hat goes about 60ft in the air - powerful things them.....

They used to throw the damn things at us when we were on the assault course during RN training; still got tinnitus to this day!

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