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Posted by: carlou
20-08-2021, 07:48 AM
Forum: General
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I just bought a Radiomaster TS16S. I was able to use it for a while to setup but lately, I am not able to boot the radio. When I push the power button, the splash screen (Welcome screen) appears but it will stay there and does nothing. Pressing the power button again to turn it off does nothing as well. Which means the radio has hang up. I think it has entered an endless loop somewhere in its programs. To power it off, I have to remove the battery. Putting the battery back and repeatedly doing the same steps, sometimes the radio will boot in Emergency Mode. In this mode, the radio can be turned off with the power button. if you are lucky, sometimes the radio will boot properly which is very annoying.

I've been researching all over the place but recommendations I found does not convince me. Until I remembered, I replaced the SD card with a bigger capacity. I used a size that is recommended but have reused an old SD card I have. Just for curiosity, I copied the contents of this SD card to the original SD card that came with the radio and this had fix the issue. Which means TS16S has some issues reading my old SD card even if it can be properly read in a PC.

Should anybody experience the same, try changing the SD card before trying the recommendations found from Google. One of the recommendations is if you have replaced the splash picture, the size of the picture you have used is not the correct size causing the issue. Yes I have replaced the splash screen. I tried restoring it to the original picture, but this did not fix the issue. Another recommendation is one of the ribbon wires inside has some loose connection. I did not open my radio as it is very new, and I don't believe this is the root cause. This issue has been logged in OpenTx site.

Aside from this incident, the radio is fantastic if you are techie techie person. If not, all you will get will be frustrations as this radio is very technical. You can configure it to do what you want but you have to tell the radio the task you want which might be very technical to some. Coordinating the Inputs to the mixes to the output was a challenge from the start but once you get the hang of it, everything makes sense. Programming the curves, rates and EXPO is a little bit different from other radios but the concepts are the same. And they have added Logical Switches, Special Functions and Global variables which is fantastic but again very technical cause they use logical terms like comparison if variable (Greater than, less than, equal to, EDGE, AND, XOR etc). Programming this in the radio is a bit tedious but doing it via the Companion App is easier.

I'm still very new to this radio but I'm happy to help answer any questions if I can. I think I have covered the basics plus a handful of the advance topics to configure the radio for a Helicopter. Plane is easier but the concepts are the same.

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Posted by: kizza42
20-07-2021, 11:11 AM
Forum: General
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G'day All,

I'm aware some will be having difficulties accessing other parts of the forum, I am working on a solution.

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Posted by: greggold
10-07-2021, 11:15 AM
Forum: General
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Some may have noticed out-of-control panes on the field that result from my efforts and struggles with 3d aerobatics. I got started with 3d after looking at some vids by Michael Wargo.

Its true I have not made a lot of progress but its great fun.

However I have now found a website with tutorials that I think are much better if not fantastic.

Check out the hover (in UK English its called prophang)

I have not yet seen all the tutorials but in them there is an emphasis on practice, including getting a foam shockie (UK for cheap profile plane), and using a simulator. The hover and rolling harrier are more complex than I had realised and may take many hours (in my case read years) of practice to perform as demonstrated on the wild-wings vid. Another point is that the standard aerobatic manoeuvres need to be performed very well as a prelude to undertaking 3d manoeuvres.

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Posted by: Quadzimodo
27-06-2021, 02:49 AM
Forum: General
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G’day Gents,

Due to the newly announced lockdown for Greater Sydney our flying field will be closed until it is lifted or alternative advice is provided.

Thank you for your cooperation.


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Posted by: carlou
15-06-2021, 06:24 PM
Forum: General
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Has somebody setup the HeliCommand auto pilot before on a Helicopter. If you have the computer App to configure the HeliCommand, could I make a copy of the software. And where did you buy the cable to connect the HeliCommand to a computer during setup? I'm setting up a Trex 450 and Trex500 that I bought second hand that came with the HeloCommand but it did not come with the software and cables. I've downloaded the manual to set it up without the computer but it did not work. Some people in forums said that you need the software to properly setup the auto piot. Pictures of teh unit attached.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted by: Gabino_Huerta
04-06-2021, 11:34 AM
Forum: General
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Ok so I have a ]Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 3548- 1050kv The description says that the motor can run on 3s or 4s, its max load is 50A and its max power is 820 watts, HobbyKing also recommends a 70A ESC and props from 11 to 13 inches so I tried running on 4s using a 80A ESC and a 12x6 prop and the load was 100+Amps and 1500+ watts of power, of course the motor got hot really fast, using 3s with the same setup and the load was 70+Amps

Now I am running on 4s with a 10x5 prop and it is already reaching 57 Amps, my questions are:
does these numbers make sense? there is no way this motor is going to move a 12 inches prop without melting, why is my motor so out of specs? could it be my wattmeter, my ESC or the motor? 

I don't know where to go from here, thank you for your help  Thumbup

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Posted by: dfw
15-05-2021, 06:33 PM
Forum: For Sale
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Hi,  moving sale,

Any interest in a 180 cm wingspan cessna ?  complete with all parts, I have some lipo packs and propeller with it, add your own receiver. (not all parts shown in picture), needs some TLC tho.    $80 O.N.O

I can bring it to the field Sunday morning.

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Posted by: Gabino_Huerta
05-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Forum: For Sale
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Hello members

I am selling the following items, send me a PM or post on this thread if you are interested:

Trainstar 1400mm with optional flaps installed and dsm2 6ch orange receiver $130:

The fuselage is made out of hard plastic, and the wings are made out of foam, it has a big aluminium landing gear, has no problem landing on grass and it handles wind quite well.
It runs on 3s 1800mAh - 2200mAh.

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TOPRC Cessna 182 965mm with 6ch dsm2 orange receiver $100:

Small epo trainer, the LED's in the wings don't work other than tha teverything is ok.

It runs on 3s 1300 mAh

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Posted by: greggold
15-03-2021, 08:46 AM
Forum: General
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We may be seeing the end of Opentx.
Check out this long thread

Its about the new Frsky Tandem tx, but it covers Frsky
issues and reports that Ethos is a replacement for Opentx in Frsky txs which will
not be offered (initially? never?) on the new Tandem. Many Frsky owners
are expressing concern about the end of opentx in Frsky gear (including me).

On the Aloft forum (Aloft is the leading US Frsky dealer), there has been a long-running thread complaining about Frsky competitors like Jumper. For 9 months the  "humper and radiocopier" thread was dead, but now there is a full-on discussion of ethos, opentx and frsky. I suggest
start on post 151 on march 6.

It is looking like the end of opentx in frsky gear and the end of the ongoing  support and new features that I have liked. Frsky will become a high end tx like Spectrum or Jeti.

Maybe it makes an opportunity for other tx manufacturers to take the lead in opentx txs, although it seems frsky have poached the main opentx engineers to work on ethos.


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