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Thread: Updated my Taranis to 2.1.0
31/03/2020 17:01:38

I was indeed encouraged Bob. As I mainly use older V8 and X series RX I thought that I would give it a go.

I do use a couple of S series but they are very much staying on my X12S.

I am keeping up to date with the thread over on RCGroups, there is a lot of information on there that goes way above my ability, but I am grateful for those who are able to test and sort the issue`s out.

31/03/2020 14:15:10

So today I bit the bullet and updated my Taranis to Firmware version 2.1.0

 

Now my taranis is quite an old one with a production date of B01 UK T9 27-06-2014. So batch 1 UK version sold by T9.
I have heard story`s that a few older models were not updating, so took things slow and steady.

First thing I did was to update the TX to Open TX 2.3.7 the latest version. I usually do that a few days after any release just to let any issue`s come to light.

So downloaded the new Firmware from the Frsky website along with the frk file for the sole model I have on my Taranis. I use this pretty much only with my trainer and my BNF models using a home made Spektrum module. If it all went pear shaped then it would be no great loss. I could just transfer the module to one of my two Horus X12S.

So with both files transferred to the SD card time to go.
First off the 2.1.0 upgrade.
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I chose to use the FCC version for my experiment`s I will change it to LBT further in.

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That went well.

Next onto the RX. I use the pins in the module bay to update the firmware on my RX so the lead connected to TX and RX the correct file was selected for the upgrade.

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And there you have it.

No fuss no drama. and no problems either.

There was no need to rebind, (but I did) and all model settings were transferred. I will now add a few sensors for testing as this was an area where the earlier 2.0.1 version fell down.

 

If you choose to do it then take your time and check each step.

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 31/03/2020 14:15:30

Thread: Malta
29/03/2020 17:57:21

Same here Ken.

Just trying to sort out the farce that are Ryan Air.

We were due out early June.

Thread: FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX
24/03/2020 06:23:32
Posted by Andy48 on 23/03/2020 22:21:02:
Posted by Kevin Fairgrieve on 23/03/2020 21:49:19:
Posted by Gary Manuel on 23/03/2020 21:31:44:

Me too.

Wonder why they added SPort on X10 then removed it on X12. It's not a big deal on X12 apart from having to remove the external module in order to update receivers. They don't need updating very often fortunately.

The X12 came before the X10 so I would say it was a design decision.
I have used the X12 to update a few Rx and no issue to remove a module if fitted.

There is an issue if you plug the wrong lead in, or connect it to the wrong pins. Pretty much foolproof if you use an Sport lead.

Agreed. I have a special servo lead made up which I keep with my TX and have marked the module bay pins accordingly.
An sport port on the X12 would be nice, but we can only deal with what we have.

23/03/2020 21:49:19
Posted by Gary Manuel on 23/03/2020 21:31:44:

Me too.

Wonder why they added SPort on X10 then removed it on X12. It's not a big deal on X12 apart from having to remove the external module in order to update receivers. They don't need updating very often fortunately.

The X12 came before the X10 so I would say it was a design decision.
I have used the X12 to update a few Rx and no issue to remove a module if fitted.

17/03/2020 07:05:15

https://hobby4life.nl/?page_id=24

 

Please note this is for X10 and X12 only.

 

I am holding off still on doing any "upgrade" other than to the latest Open TX 2.3.5

 

Kev

 

 

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 17/03/2020 07:09:07

Thread: Forum members' new models: Let's see them.
01/03/2020 21:27:05

I have not flown since early January!!

Maiden still to happen, just fell wrong with a Job change and this really poor weather.

Next on the list is the toowah!!

Kev

01/03/2020 20:43:17

oowah too!!!

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Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 01/03/2020 20:44:28

Thread: Fantasy Formula 1
10/02/2020 19:10:42

I guess I can just be in it to make up the numbers again.wink

Kev

Thread: Show Us Your 3D Prints
02/02/2020 16:10:23

Well worth doing.
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A good weight saving there.

02/02/2020 11:14:04

Nose cone was printed with PLA. Weight 8.4g. Hollow no infill. I think I may try one in vase mode in Cura at some point. The foam nose was removed from the Radjet and weighed in at 3.5g.

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The above nose will one day go onto my BNIB Radjet.

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I do like to keep a spare of some models....smile d

Kev

02/02/2020 09:40:01

Thought I had posted before, but maybe not.

Nose for my Skyangel l-39
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Nose for my Radjet 800

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A couple of Jet Pipes for my Rafalroo.

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Pilots various.

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Wing incidence meter`s.

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Balsa triangle maker.

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Imax B6 stand.

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All from Thigiverse.

Kev

Thread: X10 Horus update
25/01/2020 17:23:52

Not a dumb question,

Yes it is supported, just select it from the drop down list in companion under settings/settings/radio type. Same firmware at the X10

Kev

Thread: FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX
16/01/2020 18:58:38
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 16/01/2020 18:50:47:

Thanks for the heads up Kev.

First of all, if I don't do this then my gear isn't going to stop working.

Second, it's very nice of them to tell us it needs doing, but have they instructed us how? Are files available for non FrOS users or do we have to go through the process of converting back to FrOS and then back to our favourite system again?

The cynic in me wonders whether this is an update just to stop cloned receivers working?

Edited By Chris Bott - Moderator on 16/01/2020 18:51:23

Agreed. At the moment I am going to do nothing!!!

Wait and see is my moto.

16/01/2020 18:32:08

FrSky Major Update for most TX and RX

With 3 TX and over 50 Rx this is not going to be a five minute job.

Kev

Thread: TN Hunter Plus
09/01/2020 21:07:35

Check the December 2019 magazine. David Ashby mentioned it in his column.

 

It is in the 2019 Special issue page 116.

 

I used the very same method to make a canopy for my Mini Jazz. See here.

HTH

 

Kev

 

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 09/01/2020 21:12:00

Thread: Sandbox
09/01/2020 06:54:12
Posted by John Privett on 08/01/2020 20:49:41:

Yep - works for me Kev - whether I'm logged-in to my Google account or not. I deliberately checked on a browser (Edge) that I never log-in to Google with (because I rarely use Edge!)

Thank you John.

Exactly what I wanted to hear.

08/01/2020 20:41:57
Posted by Dave Cunnington on 08/01/2020 18:41:48:

Yes, a nice sharp picture

Rgds DC

Thank you Dave.

Just testing for the Summer flying season to come.

08/01/2020 18:20:46

Test..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1MWcpVF3E4Tq2eCv6

Please can you see this image if you click the link?

 

TIA.

 

Kev

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 08/01/2020 18:22:58

Thread: Lightweight foam pilots, any suppliers?
07/01/2020 21:15:09

If you know any one with a 3D printer any pilot bust can be scaled up or down to suit.

They weigh next to nothing. You do need a steady hand when painting the smaller ones.

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Kev

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