Category Archives: MyModelPlanes

Upgrading my FrSKY Taranis from OpenTX-r2834 to v2.08

Since I got my Frsky Taranis X9D for Christmas last year, I have been running (happily) on opentx-r2834 firmware (from Dec2013) and using Companion9x v1.52 on two Macs (one osx 10.6 snowleopard, the other osx 10.7 lion). Why change? Because … Continue reading

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Arduino – RX PWM [R/C Receiver channel pulse output wire]

OK, it’s easy to control a servo using servo.h library to write an angle to a servo connected to one of the arduino inputs 2-13. But how can we read the signal coming of the third wire coming out of … Continue reading

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Arduino – servos

Having got the ‘blink’ hello world example working within minutes of (*finally) getting the Arduino 1.5.4 IDE running I did a quick search for ‘servo’ and found lots of examples of servo control. The first tutorial I found on YouTube … Continue reading

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Arduino – the obsession begins

The storm clouds have been gathering for a while now. I read the book ‘MAKERS’ by Chris Anderson on a long plane flight. I decided that it is time I had a peek into the world of hardware hacking, 3D … Continue reading

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YAK EPP indoor – my Model Planes

When I purchased my ‘OSIRIS” EPP ‘kit’ from the lounge room of Mr Schneider, I also got a YAK. YAK: It looks like this and has served me¬†extremely¬†well – indoor flying at ETSA park with SSL one Thursday per month … Continue reading

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Thunder Tiger Trainer 60 – my Model Planes

One day I was trying to fly my radian glider around the Holdfast Model Aero Club in circuits with the other power planes. A nice chap named Ashley gave me a test fly of his electric ‘Thunder Tiger Trainer’ which … Continue reading

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R2DIAN – my Model Planes

Having repaired my first Radian many times the time had come for a new one. Also having purchased a Futaba 12FG transmitter (copying Ashley West as I tend to do) I had to come up with a short name for … Continue reading

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