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Dave Bran06/02/2014 14:06:41
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Posted by Frank Skilbeck on 06/02/2014 12:59:01:

Would only make sense if you had more than 5 FAAST Rx's otherwise it would be better just to replace them with the telemetry enabled FrSky receivers.

Well, that's good then as I have more than 60!!

That module can be bought for under £100 in he UK, significantly less if buying abroad but there you are, it's RIPMAX.

(I told you not to set me off.................)

Andy Butler20/02/2014 13:26:30
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I've had my Taranis for about three months now and I'm finally getting to grips with it. One modification I made was to change the blue backlight LEDs to white. There's a post here on how it's done. I have to say it looks great, I really was not a fan of the blue. I did get a spare display from T9 to do it on so if failed, I would still have a display. It;s damn fiddly to do but so worth it in the end. If you have to heat your soldering iron on a gas ring, I wouldn't recommend it.

J V R23/02/2014 10:56:16
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I've had my Taranis for 2 weeks now and have been setting up models indoors with a few RX's and servo's and learning how to navigate my way around. I want to set up the instant trim function but can not see how to do this , can some one explain how it's done.

Chris Bott - Moderator23/02/2014 11:23:06
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Hi JVR

Instant trim is a Custom Function.

Go into custom functions, choose a switch that you wish to use for instant trim, select Instant Trim as the function and make sure the ON checkbox is checked.

It works really well, up to the limits of trim available.
I'd suggest unchecking the ON box once the model is trimmed, because it's pretty useful at "untrimming" the model too if the switch is hit inadvertently.

Bob Cotsford23/02/2014 11:35:09
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I've just suffered the infamous 'loose buttons' on my Taranis. What happens is that you press, say, 'enter' and the button pops back inside the case along with the page up and page down buttons. Apparently it's only an issue on very early production where the moulded 'tree' that the buttons are hung from comes adrift because the plastic welded pips supposed to secure it to the case aren't.

Welded that is.

Simple 15 minute job, case back off, unplug the lower board and remove 5 screws holding it in the case, push the tree back on it's pins with a drop of CA to secure. Leave 5 minutes for fumes from the CA to dissipate (you don't want them confined with your electronics!) then assemble in reverse order. While the back is off, tweak the spring tension.

I've just taken possession of a BlackHorse Macchi MC200 with inner and outer doors on the retractable u/c, I think the mixer slow and delay features will be very useful to set up sequenced doorswink

J V R23/02/2014 11:38:16
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Thanks Chris, custom functions is a section that I have not ventured in to yet, mainly due to the fact that I don't really understand what they are used for. Just waiting for some decent weather to try out the new radio now...........

Chris Bott - Moderator23/02/2014 12:12:24
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Glad it was easy to put right Bob, and that they seem to have corrected the issue as soon as they became aware.

Keep us posted about the door sequencing, that sounds interesting.

JVR you'll enjoy the custom functions area, just have a look through the list available. "Play track" and "play value" are fun. e.g. set Play Track to say "High rates" and assign it to the same switch you use to select high servo throws. Play value will speak the value from a telemetry sensor. Set it to do it at timed intervals, or only when you flick a switch.

A CF that I've just found is "Volume" - yes, you can assign one of the knobs (or indeed a switch) to control the speaker volume!

Chuck Plains23/02/2014 12:13:08
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BoltRC??

 

I'm not yet a Taranis user but, despite buying 6 Hitec receivers in the last year or so, I will most likely end up with this new FRSKY tx as my main controller.

So, what about the online shop BoltRC? A shop that seems to have been set up purely to sell the Taranis (£125 TX only) and it's ancilliaries, even though they show links for plenty of other stock every link shows zero stock.

Hmm, their prices are not too far away from T9's. So I'll probably shop there in stead.

Edited By Chuck Plains on 23/02/2014 12:13:59

Bob Cotsford23/02/2014 12:20:20
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If you check in 'about us' at the bottom of the page, BoltRC are in Australia so p&p may not be as good as ordering from Richard at T9.

Other useful custom function is Safety Chx - you can set the throttle channel (eg SafetyCh3) on a switch with -100 to give a throttle lock safety switch. There's also a template for a sticky throttle lock that will only enable throttle if the throttle is closed first. Useful when connecting e-flite batteries and carrying to the filghtline maybe?

Chris Bott - Moderator23/02/2014 12:28:47
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I like the Sticky throttle cut better for electric models, simply because it also removes the possibility of accidentally flicking the cut switch while having the throttle stick up, and starting the motor by accident that way.

Geoff S23/02/2014 12:35:33
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Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 23/02/2014 12:12:24:

A CF that I've just found is "Volume" - yes, you can assign one of the knobs (or indeed a switch) to control the speaker volume!

Yes, I use one of the rotary knobs as a volume control to avoid annoying people on the flight line with timer messages. Actually, I think they're jealous that my 'cheap and nasty' talks to me

It's amazing that the Taranis is still in such short supply. Especially because I don't think I've ever seen an advert for it anywhere. It seems to be all word of mouth stuff - perhaps not good news for the magazine which relies to some extent on advertising. I feel slightly guilty that I have 2 - only slightly, though.

Geoff

Chris Bott - Moderator23/02/2014 12:56:54
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Availability is clearly down to supply and demand Geoff, although as you say, the demand has simply generated it's self.

Rumour has it that FrSky are in the process of setting up a second factory and training lots of new staff. Lets hope they have their numbers right as I can only see demand increasing.

Bob Cotsford23/02/2014 13:01:29
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more importantly, Chris, let's hope they have their selection and training right to keep up the quality!

Chris Bott - Moderator23/02/2014 13:08:24
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Indeed Bob.

Dave Bran23/02/2014 13:28:08
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 23/02/2014 12:20:20:Useful when connecting e-flite batteries and carrying to the filghtline maybe?

As distinct from more restrained and self-controlled non-eflite batteries? wink 2

Rumour has it I might get mine this week.................... thumbs up

GONZO23/02/2014 14:14:26
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T9 have a new shipment in now. Get them now before there all gone!

J V R23/02/2014 14:15:19
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I have been using a Frsky module in a 8u futaba radio for 3/4 years now, & never had any problems. With the Taranis I can still use all of my older RX's, just put one of their JDT module's in the back. I will say that the programing is different but I am getting there slowly, & with the price of the RX's from £13 to about £26 I can see no point of using anything else...............

Bob Cotsford23/02/2014 14:35:47
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Posted by Dave Bran on 23/02/2014 13:28:08:
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 23/02/2014 12:20:20:Useful when connecting e-flite batteries and carrying to the filghtline maybe?

As distinct from more restrained and self-controlled non-eflite batteries? wink 2

Rumour has it I might get mine this week.................... thumbs up

Dave, my non-eflight batteries have a durty gurt big oily thing up frontlaugh

ok, you got me on the flite bit!

J V R24/02/2014 18:10:24
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I have been playing around with my Taranis today setting up a new model and thought I would make use of the 3 position switch ( SA ) and 3 sets of rates. After making the 3 sets of rates up on c9x and checking on the simulator I find that only 2 work with ''SA'' in the down position its the same as when its in the middle position. What am I doing wrong ???

Chris Bott - Moderator24/02/2014 18:28:45
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JVR have you ended up with three lines per stick?

something like this?

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