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Caveman23/04/2018 15:41:07
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We had a discussion yesterday about the availability of a checklist function for the Taranis, either to check the status of a model before flight, or as a memory aid to the functionality of the switches etc. for a particular model.

I attempted to set up a checklist for my CAP20L as an example this afternoon.

To this end I watched a video on YouTube and it all appeared to be fairly simple.

The video suggested that for every model there would be an entry in the MODELS directory of the SD card. But, when I looked at the contents of my SD card this is not the case!

These are the models as they appear on the tx screen

taranis models list 3.jpg

This is them downloaded into Companion

taranis models list 2.jpg

i.e. one and the same. However this is the contents of the SD card

taranis models list 1.jpg

My Easyglider, Super Cub and MicroCub appear as individual models, but none of the others do!

I don't have a Slow Stick,I think this must be a deleted model.

Does anyone know what's going on?

Cheers GDB

PS The CAP_20L txt file is for that model and does indeed display, even though the model doesn't!

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator23/04/2018 23:04:48
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This is much easier than you think!

Basically just write the *.txt file for the check list - respecting the limitations on line length and number of lines. Save that in the MODELS directory of the SD card with exactly the name of the model. So, if the model is called "Tiger Moth" then the file must be "Tiger Moth.txt"

Tick the checklists option on the setup page for that model on Companion and then away you go!


Caveman23/04/2018 23:23:03
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Thanks for your reply BEB.

I have actually managed to get it to work. The CAP_20L.txt file in the last photo above is the checklist for my CAP and it works perfectly.

However, while I have separate model definition entries for some models, Easyglider, Microcub and Supercub, these are only 3 models out of more than 12 I have created.

So why is there not a file for my Magnatilla, or CAP for example?

There doesn't seem to be any consistency!!

I realise that as long as I can create a checklist which is recognised it really doesn't matter, I'd just like to know why it's like it is....


Andy4824/04/2018 10:03:09
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I would suggest you update to OpenTX 2.2. The text files feature has been significantly improved in this version. Full set of documentation for 2.2 here, including how to set up text files.


MattyB24/04/2018 14:59:06
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...or just create audio files that read out the checklist to you. I don't have a long winded checklist, but I do have it remind me by stating "Remember pre-flight checks" each time I arm the throttle - that's enough to give me the nudge. It's saved models on at least two occasions (both times I found horns that had worked themselves loose on the previous flight).

Edited By MattyB on 24/04/2018 14:59:42

Caveman25/04/2018 11:14:32
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BEB, Andy & Matty, many thanks for your replies.

Quite right! You've given me the incentive and I must drag myself into the 21st Century and update to OpenTx 2.2.

I'll do it , hopefully, this weekend.

If I encounter any problems, I'll be back!

Cheers GDB

Caveman25/04/2018 16:36:01
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223 photos

Aha! No golf today due to thunderstorms and rain, so, I'm now onto OpenTx 2.2.1

I copied all the images and sounds from the 'old' SD card as the 2.2V0013 didn't come with many sounds and no images.

Happy bunny now.

Might investigate the Amber sounds pack later.

Thanks for your help, GDB

Andy4825/04/2018 18:10:49
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Check the "Model Setup" screen on the Companion, and now it allows you to copy and edit the Checklist file. Thus it always saves it in the format for the model.

If you check out my docs in the link above, its explained in section 9 "How To" pages 9 and 10.

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