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Thread: Who wants a Warbird Replics Hurricane?
28/01/2017 10:55:09

Thats good, 13 Hurricanes along with all the BF110's should keep Richard busy for a little while.

Thread: Binding and updating
25/01/2017 16:54:08

Posted by MattyB on 25/01/2017 13:42:55:

Yes, that sounds like the right file - to be absolutely certain, here is where you download it from the FrSky site.

Assuming you have got he right file the issue must be the method you are using. Are you sure you chose the right file from the Firmwares folder, and that you chose "Flash internal module"? from the menu?

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the link. I downloaded the the file, loaded in onto SD card and updated the Tx. This time it all went ok.( perhaps it was different to mine). Anyway tried my X8D receivers non would bind. tried the troublesome X6D - wouldn't bind. Downloaded the X8D-LBT software and wrote it to both X8R's - both bound with no problems(guess they were previously on int version.

Loaded same software onto X6R, tried to bind -Failed

Conclusion Tx now on current EU LBT s/w along with 2 X8R's

1 X6R stuffed

Tested my old D8RII's - still working fine.

What do you think?

24/01/2017 21:44:32

Sorry, forgot to show the file extension. It does end with .frk

24/01/2017 21:14:58

Posted by MattyB on 23/01/2017 11:50:47:

Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 23/01/2017 00:00:21:
If it were me, I'd probably bite the bullet and resign myself to flashing TX and all Rxs to a known version. EU-LBT probably, to ensure any new receivers would work.

Yes, you are probably right - long term that is the most efficient way to go, especially as it does not sound like Graham has that many RXs. Now he is on OpenTX 2.1 he can do this relatively straightforwardly from the TX itself.

Graham, based on the above I would say you have two distinct problems here that we can tackle quite separately:

  1. Possible faulty RX - Either find someone locally to you who can try binding it, or send it to one of us and we will test it for you.
  2. Getting your TX and all receivers to a single, known version of RF firmware - This might take a little more time sort term, but will pay back long term as you will never have to play with any new receivers you buy; they will just work out of the box. My suggestion would be that you flash your internal TX module and just one of the currently working X series receivers to EU LBT firmware, then verify you can bind it. Assuming that works (and there is no reason it should not), you then need to flash all of your other working RXs to EU LBT by the same method. Again follow the FrSky instructions carefully and tips in this thread and it should work fine.

Edited By MattyB on 23/01/2017 11:51:36


I'm sorry, it's me again. Is this the file for the RF firmware.If it is than i'm sorry to report that it fails half way through installing.Error message is Firmware update error .

23/01/2017 11:50:15
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 23/01/2017 11:08:59:

Graham did say way back that this is an early Taranis so it's almost certain to have started on ROW XJT firmware. It's quite possibly a faulty Rx, but without another Tx of known status there's no way of knowing.

Graham, what area do you live in or have I missed that in a previous post? Maybe there's someone nearby who could help, failing that would you be prepared to post it to one of us to test?

edit - just gone back and found out that Graham is in West Sussex, bit of a trawl to pop round to me in Brum!

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 23/01/2017 11:13:39

Yes it is definitely an early Tx. I think that the Receiver in question is new.

I am very happy to send my Rx away.

When I retired, I did treat myself to a rather nice Jeti system as I was having quite a few problems with the Taranis

(The problem that everybody is kindly trying to sort out for me).

Due to the cost of receivers I was going to use the Taranis for hack models.

22/01/2017 20:47:11

Yes, I have also been binding some of my other receivers X8R , D8r and both are binding ok

22/01/2017 20:40:03

Hi Chris, I am almost at the end with this one.

Have tried your suggestion - alas still blinking red after trying to bind.

There can't be many more things to try.

22/01/2017 20:08:59
Posted by MattyB on 21/01/2017 01:01:58:
Posted by Graham Russell on 20/01/2017 21:07:03:

I have tried downloading any of the other files but each time i try to copy it to the sd card interiors saying

The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “X8RX6R_eu_150602.frk” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36

Any Ideas

How are you doing the transfer? I always use the USB cable and it is 100% reliable. Ail and rudder trims to centre and switch on simultaneously, then connect via USB and the SD should appear as a removable drive.

Hi Matt

I am writing it directly onto the SD card.

I have downloaded the file from Chris (thank you) and written it to the X6R .The bad news is that it will still not bind.

I don't blame you all if your'e losing patience with this problem. Think that I should forget this Rx as I have a couple of other receivers to use.

thanks once again to all

Thread: Who wants a Warbird Replics Hurricane?
22/01/2017 10:41:02
Posted by Glynn on 20/01/2017 14:17:39:
Let me introduce myself to this thread.
I'm Glynn and I produce the vinyl graphics for Richards WarbirdReplicas aircraft.
I am a model flyer, currently making a one off Chipmunk from a set of foam wings Richard had in his loft. What it will have is a Custom set of Decals,as you guy's know Richard will go the extra mile to ensure you chap's get the model you want and so will I. So I can produce a set of decals of an individual aircraft to make your Hurricane unique. All I need is pictures of the aircraft or pointers to it on the internet and I will do the rest. You can contact me through the web site or PM me on here.

Will this also apply to the bf 110?

Thread: Binding and updating
20/01/2017 21:07:03

I have tried downloading any of the other files but each time i try to copy it to the sd card interiors saying

The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “X8RX6R_eu_150602.frk” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36

Any Ideas

19/01/2017 20:42:44

sorry it's me again

I unpacked the file and put it into FIRMWARES on the SD card

Ran the write to Rx. All seemed to go ok.

Tried to bind it - won't bind. Red led just flashes.

19/01/2017 17:43:44

Mode 1 or Mode 2

Mac or Windows

Similar type arguments.

Me - Mode 1 and Mac.

I guess we can't all be rightsmiley

19/01/2017 15:36:06

It's ok Chris, just found an unpacking app in the Apple app store

19/01/2017 15:25:18

Hi Chris,

I did make the cable as per your pictures. i think that the problem is the file. Hadn't realised that it needed unpacking, Would appreciate your help. what software do I need to unpack it with?

19/01/2017 14:41:49

I have made up the correct lead for the tx - rx link.

I have downloaded the file for my X6R (X8R_150115.rar) and put it onto the sd card-FIRMWARES Lib.

Go onto correct page on taranis, select the correct file press enter and nothing happens.

Do I need to power up the rx with an external battery?


17/01/2017 21:47:47

Thanks Matt,

Too tired tonight, will study it tomorrow. thanks for your help. I'll let you know how I got on.


17/01/2017 20:49:48
Posted by MattyB on 17/01/2017 14:08:52:
Posted by Graham Russell on 17/01/2017 10:15:25:

Morning all,

A darkened room was certainly needed. Spent some time on Sunday going through some of my receivers and also getting reaqainted with the Taranis. So far I have only 1 rx that won't bind - X6R. I guess that this one needs a change of firmware.

Is that X6R newly bought, or an older one? If it's the latter that means you are already on LBT and all you need to do moving forward is update that one RX; after that all new ones you buy moving fwd should work. If it's the former you will have to decide whether you want to update all your older RXs and the Transmitter to EU LBT as a one time hit, or update each new RX you buy from now on to Int'l before you use it.

I cannot remember when I bought he X6R

Now your starting to confuse me about updating. How do I know if I have EU LBT (is it the EU setting on the download options)

Do i need to change to it..

17/01/2017 10:20:44

Have also spent time on another thread sorting out a new warbird kit.

An me110. My 1st twin

17/01/2017 10:15:25

Morning all,

A darkened room was certainly needed. Spent some time on Sunday going through some of my receivers and also getting reaqainted with the Taranis. So far I have only 1 rx that won't bind - X6R. I guess that this one needs a change of firmware.


Thread: Who wants a Warbird Replics Hurricane?
15/01/2017 12:11:14
Posted by Jon Harper - Laser Engines on 15/01/2017 10:53:36:
Posted by Graham Russell on 15/01/2017 10:00:32:

I am withdrawing my interest in the Hurricane (my favourite) and have gone with the ME110. Hard decision but I have recently bought the Mk9 Spitfire. This will be my 1st ever twin( in 40+ years of modelling.

Twins are different but not difficult. once the kits are in hand we will get a thread going with setup tips etc. will yours make a noise?

Hi Jon,

Mine is going to be electric. Are you going for one, and if you are I look forward to the thread.

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