Here is a list of all the postings Andy48 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Safety plug|
I have some very long battery leads in my Puppeteer, it hasn't done any harm so far despite all the doom mongers. The safety plug is actually the steering yoke in the cockpit. Not a very good photo I'm afraid, but you can get the idea.
|Thread: FrSky X10 - Taranis replacement?|
Tis a small world. I did not take the ICL job (they were on rocky ground then). Instead I went to work with Farnell Instruments (the components people today, then they also had a manufacturing division) as a development/production engineer building power supplies and electronic instrumentation. I did build some special power supplies for ICL though. I stayed there a few years before going into something more rewarding, and eventually back into computers.
Nah! No excuse. I was offered a job commissioning mainframes with ICL, and my first and only IT course (as a participant) was on mainframes with punch cards.
Bob and I both used different themes. Anyway the Companion screen is customisable so you can move menus about.
Bob, beat you to it! I suspect he has tried to find it without loading a model file first. Then you don't see the option to edit radio settings.
Geoff. If you find the USB difficult, simply take the SD card out of the Horus, and plug it directly into your computer, then you can access everything there through OpenTX in the same way you could using the USB lead.
Load the Companion and your models then simply follow the instructions/screenshots on section 4 page 2 of the documentation:
Section 4 of my documentation.
Whatever settings were on FrOS will have no effect on OpenTX.
I( suspect you do not have the volume turned up in settings:
Check both speaker volume and Wav volume.
Also you can use S2 pot as a volume control in Global Functions instead of MAX.
All these sort of things are covered in the OpenTX documentation referred to above. It covers flashing all the tx, and flashing receivers from the tx.
Yes X10 with internal, and X12 with internal. On the X12S you can have both internal and external on together, on the X10 you can have either the two internal or single external but not both on together. (OpenTX indicates otherwise at the moment, this is incorrect.)
Can't make your link work, but the instructions for installing OpenTX are in my documentation. It is essentially the same as the one I think you are linking to. It depends whether you like videos or prefer written instructions.
|Thread: Dangers of methanol|
Chair legs, table legs, workbench legs. Yes, we've plenty!
|Thread: FrSky X10 - Taranis replacement?|
BTW, on a range check the X10 seems somewhat better than the X12 with the internal aerial. Checking the actual flight logs (on the same plane) it would appear considerably better. Anyone want to buy a used 12S?
Edited By Andy48 on 21/03/2018 13:31:04
Yup. Those are the ones. They will have to be updated later in the year when OpenTX 2.2.2 is released. This has a few major improvements such as a Bootloader (yipee!) and a few other goodies. But while the devs are distracted by another transmitter to add to the range, progress on 2.2.2 has been very slow.
D8 option is available in OpenTX, unclick the EU checkbox before installing.
Its a simple job to update the X and S series receivers to EU LBT using the transmitter.
It seems like you are making life very difficult trying to stay away from EU firmware.
Agreed. I have found some of the videos of really terrible quality, and many OpenTX videos are often well out of date.
I can assure you that the docs I referred to above were written by a fixed wing flyer (of dubious ability I might add ).
Now that is brilliant. Been wondering about that. Far better than the silly little yellow plastic cap!
Yes its a third joystick, and programmable in the same way as the main joysticks. I think its main use would be for pan and tilt for an onboard camera. Perhaps more use with a drone.
Try Hobbyking they had some X10S (briefly!!) in the UK for £300.
The SD cards on the Horus are micro SD cards. No real problem to use the computer to copy from one to the other.
This documentation now covers the X10 and OpenTX. The most comprehensive documentation on OpenTX, and even covers installing OpenTX on the X10:
|Thread: Rule of thumb - motor weight v power capability|
The voltage rating makes a huge difference. A 4S battery will give a third more power than a 3S battery provided the motor is capable of taking 4S voltage.
Frankly the weight of the motor is of little concern.Compare the examples above to a Turnigy SK3 3532. That weighs 134g and has a power of 616watts. That's all with the same brand and type of motor. Go to a Turnigy G3 motor, 870kv with a wattage (peak) of 650, and that weighs 193g. There is just no sound correlation between weight and power, especially across brands.
I have a simple test rig (which cost less than a tenner to build) on which I can test a motor/ESC/battery/propeller combination and measure the static thrust as well as current consumption at various throttle settings. My own rule of thumb is simple, so long as the static thrust is at least equal to the actual weight of the plane, it will be more than powerful enough for most flying. I can check the current and consumption to see everything is well within working tolerances. Once its all tested and set up, it simply drops into the model with no further setting up and away I go.
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