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Thread: Spektrum module for Taranis
27/05/2016 13:38:35

The only difference with my setup is that I 3D printed a carrying handle for the TX (replacing the metal one) and used the DX4 TX aerial embedded in it so the TX doesn't look like a porcupine!

This did mean drilling a hole for the aerial to pass through the module housing and another near one of the screw holes for the handle fixing. This allowed the aerial wire to go internally, up the handle and along inside the top horizontal portion for the business end (the handle is in two pieces with a front and back which screw together to allow the aerial to be fitted in it).

also added a small rectangular LED in the handle so it is visible from the front.

If anyone's interested, I can send them the handle design.

27/05/2016 13:24:24
Posted by WolstonFlyer on 27/05/2016 08:39:28:
I have the sam DX5e module and it works perfectly. Have you set the Internary RF module to off and enabled the external module slot and set it to DSMX ?

Yes, Internal off, External set to DSM2 - DSMX

Press Bind, = flashing + beeping

Receiver powered up with bind jumper

No sign of binding. The receiver does bind to my DX8 so the RX is good.

Just updated from 2.1.7 to 2.1.8 to see if changed things. Still no go!

Any other ideas?

Is there a way of checking that there is some RF output from the module?

There is a signal on the diode input to it and the 3.3v is Ok.

All suggestions gratefully received.

26/05/2016 23:57:44

Hi Gary,

Got the same problem. Mine won't bind with any DMX receiver.

Have checked the receivers which will bind with a DX8. So the receivers are OK.

Trying an AR400 receiver using DSM2 - DSMX setting on the Taranis plus.

Anyone know if there has been a change in the TX firmware that could be causing this issue?

Thread: Laser cut parts. What about the black bits?
21/04/2014 00:00:28

Just came across this topic and here is some info for what it's worth.

My experience in lasers is gained from my business (manufacturing laser machines). We get lots of samples to be cut for potential customers looking to buy a machine. Some of these (relevant to this forum) are working with papers, card, balsa, ply etc.

The laser setup being used by the kitting company will have a significant difference on the 'black' result. Worst case = black as soot. best case is honey brown (both using CO2 laser).

As for the laser cutting process, to get the lighter result, the setup will cost somewhat more for the initial purchase of the laser machine, and a little more expensive running cost per hour. It may be that the attraction of the low purchase cost of Chinese lasers is a more attractive solution for the often under capitalised areas of our hobby. People buying these lasers, either direct from China or from importers, are unlikely to get a high level of specialist advice, support and knowledge; and extremely unlikely to have the opportunity to get relevant material samples cut before buying the machine.

The more contamination there is between parts being glued, the more likely it will be to have some degree of detriment to the strength of the joint. Generally, the affect will be less with lower viscosity glues as these will 'wick' through the degraded surface layer, carbonised layers and dust will just become a filler within the joint. As long as you allow for this in the quantity and type of glue used, satisfactory joint strength can be achieved.

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