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Thread: FrSky Taranis with 4 in 1 module
26/01/2021 20:47:23
Posted by MattyB on 26/01/2021 16:09:28:
Posted by Outrunner on 26/01/2021 15:41:43:

I have cracked and ordered a TX16 too, for me the SE version as I'd rather have the slightly increased range than the larger number of protocols. I don;t really need anew TX per se, but having just got into indoor FPV quads (Tiny Whoops) I jsut can't get on with flying them mode 1 (which is how I fly fixed wing models). As I have only had a single TX since buying my original X9D Taranis this is my first new radiop for about 8 years...

Quite a bargain at just over £80, interesting to see how you get on with it. Why do want increased range for indoor flying?


26/01/2021 15:41:43

Thank you MattyB. I have been following RobK's thread but as we were coming in coming in from different angles I started another thread for my own question. Although I changed my mind and also decided to go Radiomaster too. Mine should arrive later this week.

I watched the Open Tx 2.0 and beyond last night, very informative. I will watch more of the series tonight.



26/01/2021 15:21:35

Decision made. I've ordered a Radiomaster 16S with hall effect gimbals. In the end I decided to take the lower cost route into open Tx withe the Radiomaster. I convinced myself that if Open Tx didn't work out for me I haven't spent several hundred pounds of a shiny Horus. I had chat with Mike at HobbyRC who sells both Frsky and Radiomaster advised me that the Radiomaster was the best for my purposes.

I also wanted to order a Frsky G-RX8 receiver with a built in vario but they are out of stock, hopefully should be here in a couple of weeks.

Thank you all for your help and comments they been very helpful. I will report back later with an update to how I get on.

Now I have to download Open Tx companion and start learning open Tx. Wish me luck.


26/01/2021 10:02:47

Thank again everyone for your comments, they are much appreciated.

Brian, I live near Cambridge, nowhere near Crawley.

Still undecided, I could still order a Radiomaster for a low cost way to test the Open Tx water. Then I could get a X9D SE 2019 that has the hall effect gimbals. I do like the Horus but I'm worried that it's might be a little too heavy to hand hold comfortably, again I would really like to try before I buy. Also the Horus will be stretching my budget but I'm willing to stretch it if that's the one I decide I need.

I'm going to look at the Radiomaster Tx16 again as it's such a bargain price.

Thanks again


25/01/2021 22:49:26
Posted by Brian Lambert on 25/01/2021 21:53:54:

Outrunner Could I ask why the taranus instead of the Radiomaster TX16?

Brian, good question, not sure how well I can answer it. The TX16 looks great value for money and it has the built in multiprotocol module. In an ideal world I world go into my model and compare the different radios, but as you that is not going to happen with Covid 19 and the lack of local model shops.

So I have to rely on You Tube and forums like this and the message I get is the TX16 is good but does not have the build quality of my present Hitec Aurora or FrSky. FrSky have a lot of users out there and spare parts and upgrade seem to be easy to find.

There are other maybe minor points but at the end of the day I think I prefer the Taranis/Horus. I like value for money but I don't object paying more for good quality. I'm not saying the TX16 is not good quality but I think the Taranis suits my needs better.

Thank you all for your comments, keep them coming.

I just need to decide Taranis or Horus...

25/01/2021 21:11:55
Posted by David Hall 9 on 25/01/2021 20:27:07:
Posted by Outrunner on 25/01/2021 13:02:09:

David. Thank you for your input, nice to hear someone else is successfully using a similar setup to what I'm thinking of.

Hitec telemetry receivers don't give a RSSI value but they give me a constant readout of flight pack voltage (I only fly electric) also I have a Vario connected to one receiver so I hope that will work.

I've just about made the decision to go and order a Taranis, so there could be a lot more questions...

Thank you all


Please let us know if you do get a Taranis. I'd be interested if it will operate valid telemetry without an RSSI input.

Edited By David Hall 9 on 25/01/2021 20:28:41

David, I will let you know how I get on with telemetry when I get a Hitec receiver bound to the transmitter.

I've decided with the help of this forum (thanks guys) to go down the FrSky/4 in 1 module route but I'm debating with myself if I should order a Taranis or Horus 10........decisions decisions.


25/01/2021 13:02:09

David. Thank you for your input, nice to hear someone else is successfully using a similar setup to what I'm thinking of.

Hitec telemetry receivers don't give a RSSI value but they give me a constant readout of flight pack voltage (I only fly electric) also I have a Vario connected to one receiver so I hope that will work.

I've just about made the decision to go and order a Taranis, so there could be a lot more questions...

Thank you all


25/01/2021 11:44:05

Hi Gary

Sounds good. Do you also get telemetry data via the module?

Many thanks.


25/01/2021 09:26:44

Hello,I have a Hitec Aurora 9 for about 10 years now and love the system, but as we know Hitec have stopped making transmitters and I'm thinking of future proofing myself. I will need a couple of new receivers this year and I'm reluctant to by any more Hitec receivers in case my Aurora dies and I have nothing to use them with.

I also have a few Spektrum receivers that I use on a Spektrum DX6i g1, works perfectly.

I've considered a Radiomaster TX16 but from what I've read I don't think it's up quite the build quality and "feel" of my Aurora. I would like to go to a shop and look at one but that's not an option at the moment.

So, what I'm thinking of is a Taranis XD9 Plus 2019 fitted with a 4 in 1 module. When I buy new receivers I will buy FrSky but use the module so that I can keep my existing receivers.

My question is can I switch between receivers easily when switching over to a different model or do I have to dive into the programming to switch between Hitec and FrSky?

I understand I will have to learn open Tx but with lockdown I have plenty of time!

T9 have the Taranis X9 Plus 2019 complete with an R8 Archer Pro for £186 (plus battery) so quite a cost effective way to get started

Any thoughts if this is a good plan?


Thread: Precedent T180
18/01/2021 16:40:58
Posted by Robin Colbourne on 18/01/2021 15:59:31:

Precedent T180 on Ebay: Unbuilt T180 kit

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 18/01/2021 16:00:24

Decent starting price too.


Thread: Flying with Spectacles
09/01/2021 22:09:54

Hi Nigel. I've been wearing varifocals for a few years now. They are a bit weird at first but persevere for a while and you get used to them. They are much better than bi-focals or even worse faffing about swapping glasses.

Most opticians will replace them if you really can't get on with them, so give them a try you will never give them back.


Thread: What did Santa bring ?
26/12/2020 16:54:46

AngelWings Pug DLG smiley


Thread: Alternatives to Litespan?
29/11/2020 19:48:53

Tissue over Mylar. Better than Litespan, better shrinkage and lighter than doped tissue. I put the tissue on with the cheapest water based varnish I can find, don't think it will be fuel proof though, just finish with your favourite fuel proofer if you need to use an oily engine.


Edited By Outrunner on 29/11/2020 19:49:40

Thread: platform migration plans, a 'heads-up' for everyone
11/11/2020 21:12:48

Can you get rid of the double post habit of this forum!

10/11/2020 20:01:45

Make it easier to post pictures and pictures the right way up.

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
05/11/2020 12:04:53
Posted by Martian on 04/11/2020 20:30:32:

I,m laying claim to Tall in the Saddle and original Tuskegee red tail

Hi Martian

One of my favourites too, I photographed her at Old Warden, October 2016

p51 tall in the saddle.jpg

Thread: Plan protection film
01/10/2020 09:45:35

I use the backing from covering film. It's "free"


Thread: Tissue over Doculam covering for undercambered wings
20/07/2020 22:12:49

I tissued over doculam earlier this year when I refurbished my Junior 60. I brushed on thinned Balsaloc along all the ribs, leading and trailing edges. Stuck perfectly even after shrinking.


Thread: Junior 60 Cowl
24/06/2020 20:20:22

Hi SW here's my take on electrifying a J60. When I first built the model about 25 years ago it was powered by a OS26 FS, then I converted it to electric with a geared brushed motor and Ni-cads but it was a pain to remove the wing and swap batteries. So after languishing in the loft for many years I updated it this year to brushless motor and lipo batteries. The 1500ma pack slides in just behind the motor and the top of the cowl is held with a couple of cowl pegs and magnets. Flys a dream.




Thread: British Nats in the 60s
13/06/2020 21:39:54

Thanks for sharing Peter, great film. Bit scary though, lots of people dodging aeroplanes! Taking off towards a crowd seemed to be order of the day and the pylon racing looked like it was around the crowd! Interesting stuff.


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