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11-09-2017 02:36 PM  33 days agoPost 21
KJH

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Isn't it your option to reload the software to OpenTX ,once your ready to start experimenting with it?
Once OpenTX is available for the Horus X10, then yes. It's still being developed. Though some are using the Nightly OpenTX builds, successfully.

-Kevin

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11-10-2017 02:55 PM  32 days agoPost 22
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My understanding is that you can flash back and forth between the FrOS and OpenTX. I haven't tried open tx since its not fully released yet.

Programming wise, the FrOS was really easy and quite intuitive. I bought an R-XSR receiver and plugged that using SBUS into my microbeast. It's really nice to have RSSI info. I did a complete setup on a 450 PRO and all seems well, just need to test fly at a longer range than just my driveway.

Once I'm happy with the 450 and the Horus, I'll yank out all the spectrum stuff from my goblin and other heli's and switch them over too.

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11-10-2017 03:02 PM  32 days agoPost 23
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KJH
Please keep us updated on your new Horus X10 using Frsky's OS. I've been looking at this one to possibly replace my Taranis X9D+. I'm using OpenTX with great success on FB and FBL models, as well as Spektrum BNF micros.
If you are already familiar with OPENTX then the FrOS may seem a little less feature packed. For me, so far, the FrOS is all I need........

Having said that, there's tons of features in the software already

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11-10-2017 03:50 PM  32 days agoPost 24
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I watched a youtube on setting up the qx7. Lots of videos out there.
I'm waiting some to see if there are some black friday specials before buying. Hard for me to justify buying a x9d. The qx7 is 16 channel,which I can't ever figure needing. They have an s model coming out, but I like the regular one since I have a China hack flight sim that requires the dongle. Wireless capability is on the qx7s, which is still a neat feature, if you think about it.
I'm reading primers on sbus , somehow I missed reading about that , somewhere along the line, maybe because I had conventional radios, not OpenTx.

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11-10-2017 04:36 PM  32 days agoPost 25
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This 450 setup I just did was my first experience with sbus. Everything else I own is conventional. I must say sbus is the way to go..

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11-10-2017 04:37 PM  32 days agoPost 26
KJH

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My understanding is that you can flash back and forth between the FrOS and OpenTX. I haven't tried open tx since its not fully released yet.
You can, but they are different animals. You may lose mixes or other settings. Best to go with one or the other. I flashed OpenTX on my X9D before setting any models up and haven't looked back.
Programming wise, the FrOS was really easy and quite intuitive. I bought an R-XSR receiver and plugged that using SBUS into my microbeast. It's really nice to have RSSI info.
SBUS rocks! I used the same receiver and microbeasts in a couple T-Rex 450's. Super easy as all the mixing is done in the flybarless controller.
In addition to RSSI, you can have battery voltage readout, too.
Once I'm happy with the 450 and the Horus, I'll yank out all the spectrum stuff from my goblin and other heli's and switch them over too.
That's what I did with a couple racing quads, planes and all but one heli. That is my 450 Airwolf, that I need to pull the mechanics to swap receivers. Just haven't done it, yet.
If you are already familiar with OPENTX then the FrOS may seem a little less feature packed. For me, so far, the FrOS is all I need........

Having said that, there's tons of features in the software already
I'll probably stick with OpenTX as I've wrapped my head around it. Also, I like using the Companion software for programming. I can plop on the couch with the laptop and figure things out before messing with a model. I did this to get CCPM mixing figured out for a T-Rex 600N and a 450 SE. Another reason for me to stick with OpenTX, is that I have a Spektrum module for my BNF micro stuff. A great resource for model configurations is rcsettings.com . You can download model configurations and open them in Companion to check settings.

Any issues with that battery dongle thingy? On RCGroups, a few were saying that may be a problem, but those who have actually purchased the Horus X10, say it's a non issue. What's your take?

-Kevin

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11-11-2017 12:42 AM  31 days agoPost 27
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So far it's a non issue. I read the comments on RCG. I haven't had the radio that long so I can't comment on the charger longevity, but if it does become a problem then I can just swap out the 18650's in there with my own connection and problem solved.

I guess you really can't please everybody.

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11-14-2017 03:10 PM  28 days agoPost 28
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Edit: Here's something interesting. Multi protocol TX. Jumper https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jumper-T8S...DYAAOSwZOVZsPSh

A bit of old school I'm restoring.
Helimax Axe CP V1 FM radio mechanical, head finally fixed.
Waiting for some Black Friday specials on a Taranis.

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11-24-2017 01:30 PM  18 days agoPost 29
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Edit : Got a used Taranis X9D. Used, but good price.

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11-24-2017 04:53 PM  18 days agoPost 30
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joeskeeter
Got a used Taranis X9D. Used, but good price.
Nice! Let us know how OPENTX is working for you. I'm still waiting to try it

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11-24-2017 05:13 PM  18 days agoPost 31
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I'm happy, it was either a used x9d+ or a new qx7. I've done some reading, the x9 has a multi-protocol module available that is very inexpensive.
so that's a plus. The qX7 has a multi protocol, but it's about $35 vs $7 for the x9. Looking forward, I want to explore some long range and fpv.
I'm registered on OpenTX forum, so it'll be interesting to explore something different in RC. New to me anyhow.

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