10/19/13 DIY: Using a FrSKY Taranis X9D, we have been mixing different
switches and testing 7 flight modes. RTL on a one switch return home and 6 other
flight modes. We have included our video logs of how we set it up. You can use
any switches following our example. Since there are so many 3 position switches
on a Taranis, you can spare one for a mix.
We will also included the sound files (voice) of all the flight modes in part 3
of the video series. Maybe someone will find these useful.
Here are the sound files [ DOWNLOAD]. Cheers!
FrSky is well known for the frequency hopping ACCST technology taking
advantage of the entire 2.4GHz band resulting in excellent range and
reliability. The Taranis transmitter is
continually monitoring the reception quality at the aircraft. Taranis uses RSSI
(receiver signal strength indication) incorporated into telemetry receivers.
it will then alert the pilot by voice before signal quality becomes critical.
This saves aircrafts or in most situation helps the pilot in making better
decisions. Review begins Oct 2013, flight test scheduled.
Selecting your Channel 7 (SF switch) Option At some point, by default, Channel 7 was configured to save the current location as a waypoint,
but Channel 7 allows you do quite a few other things as you can see from this
screen capture. It is popular as a auto trim switch, but once you are done
trimming, we find it more useful for RTL You now also have the option to
assign Channel 8 to another switch.
Equipment Selection Specification:
Full Telemetry RSSI alarms (warns you of signal reception problems
before disaster can strike)
Self test of the transmitter antenna
16 channels (more when combined with external module)
60 model memories
64 mixers, 9 flight modes
16 custom curves with 3-17 points each, 32 logic switches
Voice or custom sound alerts
USB and SD card slot for system expansion
Long range system capable of up to 3 times the range of current 2.4 systems
Quad bearing gimbals that are silky smooth
State-of-the-art open source software
Super low latency for ultra quick response (9ms)
Large 212 X 64 backlit LCD screen
Real-time data logging
Receiver lock (program locked to aircraft - limited to FrSky receivers
running PXX protocol)
JR Style module bay for additional RF modules and so much more
Selectable flight mode (1, 2, 3, or 4)
2 timers, count up or down, throttle %, talking, etc.
Trims - Adjustable from course to extra fine with extended and exponential
Standard trainer jack
ARM Cortex M3 32-bit 60MHz
Integrates with CompanionTX – a FREE computer program that is a transmitter
setup buddy. CompanionTX (Windows/Mac/Linux) is used to set-up models with the
wizard, save, edit and share your models and settings as well as simulate your
transmitter or model setup.
USB connection for firmware upgrades, sound editing, R/W to the microSD card
and integrate with CompanionTX
Sticks and pots can be calibrated by the end user
Multiple language support (Radio arrives configured for English language)
Open source community-driven firmware, so unlike with major manufacturers if
you need a special function or have good improvement suggestions just raise your
voice, and don't be surprised if it's implemented a couple of days later! Visit
http://www.openrcforums.com to meet the developers