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Mike Blandford27/05/2016 23:23:45
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Not too much work as I already had code for the Orange DSM telemetry module and this one worked in a similar fashion. I got a couple of modules from them so my time wasn't completely wasted.

The Orange Tx module handles up to 14 channels. I've checked it with a 10-channel Lemon DSM2 Rx, a Lemon stabiliser Rx (8 channels) with Lemon Telemetry, and a AR6210. The required mode DSM2/DSMX and number of channels is set in the protocol in the radio and the module automatically changes to match the model selected.

Mike.

Phil Green03/06/2016 18:39:22
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I have two more JR-style module cases up for grabs, similar to the Corona one on Chris's opening post... these are from faulty Frsky DJT modules which are BER. Comes with the duff Frsky guts & the aerial lead with RP-SMA connector. Free of charge to the first two to email their addresses:
philg@talk21.com
Cheers
Phil

Chris Bott - Moderator06/06/2016 13:44:40
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Phil I expect these have already gone?
If not I have an idea for a wireless trainer module I'd like to try.

I'll pop you an email anyway - I've changed home address recently.
Cheers
Chris

Phil Green06/06/2016 14:52:36
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That both cases claimed now, one for Chris & one for Shaun W.
I'll try & post them today if not it will be tomorrow (we're a bit busy today after the half-term hols)

Cheers
Phil

Andy4806/06/2016 15:20:16
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There is a very definite problem with the Taranis if it is too close to the receiver. You notice it with the telemetry and binding, but I've also had it on a chuck foamy where one aileron went full lock on takeoff. As soon as the range increased a fraction, it was fine.

This problem will also occur, I'm sure if using a wireless buddy system and the master and slave get too close together.

Hmmm.

Chris Bott - Moderator06/06/2016 15:23:21
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That's a very good point Andy. I'll be most careful to check that.

As it doesn't need very much range at all, there will be a way to reduce Rx signal level, I'm sure.

Phil Green06/06/2016 15:49:13
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Both cases posted today chaps.

Posted by Andy48 on 06/06/2016 15:20:16:

There is a very definite problem with the Taranis

Not with the Taranis Andy, but with the module/rx combination.

Sorry, there I go again...

Andy4806/06/2016 16:55:45
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The examples I gave above were not using the external module, the standard XJT internal module and the X4R or X8R. The receiver transmits at the same strength as the transmitter.

Phil Green06/06/2016 17:47:28
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Ah sorry, this being the "Spektrum module for Taranis" thread I thought we were talking external modules.

Yes I've also had the low rssi beeps at extreme close range (inches) but never any unwanted control throws. Could it be that the deflected aileron was an inadvertent failsafe setting?

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Phil

Andy4806/06/2016 18:10:19
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Nope not a chance, as failsafes set on tx. Don't forget it won't bind if too close.

I can forsee a problem when pupil and instructor turn towards each other and transmitters are very close, and pupil then loses control without instructor realising what has happened.

Chris Bott - Moderator06/06/2016 19:41:05
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I've certainly had telemetry lost notification when Tx and Rx are too close to each other but I don't think I've ever lost control function. I certainly never ever seen uncommanded surface movements.
Andy4806/06/2016 20:40:25
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I've only had it on one model.

WolstonFlyer29/01/2017 22:47:11
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I have one remaining full set of parts to make up a Spektrum module, you will need the RF board from a DX5e and a suitable case such as the DM9 available from here **LINK**

I can post the kit inside the UK for £15 , I can't go lower than that because of the cost of the PCB from the USA, the postage was expensive.

The kit includes PCB and components to solder on as shown in this picture:

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After you have soldered it together, the only tricky bit is the 12 pin socket for the RF board where the pins are quite close together, but it's not too hard.

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Shown here with the RF module plugged in to the socket.

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WolstonFlyer03/02/2017 09:00:27
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Just a note to say the remaining kit of parts for the circuit has sold.

Chris Bott - Moderator03/02/2017 15:37:38
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WolstonFlyer03/02/2017 17:17:02
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Ah, you went for the extra LED, very nice I didn't bother on mine.

Chris Bott - Moderator03/02/2017 17:24:39
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Led is now folded down and just shows as a gentle glow around the cover

Danny Fenton16/04/2017 15:18:17
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I have a friend that wants to build a module, what's the best source for a board and bits now that Phil has sold the last kit of parts?

Cheers

Danny

Masher16/04/2017 17:28:16
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Hi Danny

I definitely have a board and, maybe, some bits. You can have them if you pm me your address

Danny Fenton16/04/2017 18:42:03
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Hiya that is very good of you I will pm you
Cheers
Danny

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