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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Osiris – my Model Planes

After the ‘FMS open source ‘Flight Model Simulator’ I got the most ‘stick time’ flying EPP indoor models by Mike Schneider. The first was an ‘OSIRIS’ built just in time for my first appearance at ETSA park thursday night flying … Continue reading

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Chatterbox – my Model Planes

My second real radio controlled model plane – bought from a chap flying at Victoria Park in the city of Adelaide early 2011. A lovely balsa and tissue plane purchased for $25. Just needed ESC, Receiver and 2-3s battery to … Continue reading

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Radian – my Model Planes

My first real radio controlled model plane – ordered for my 50th birthday in October 2010, arrived in time for Christmas 2010. Parkzone Radian: What a fluke – this foam glider model by ParkZone turned out to be a real … Continue reading

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