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Old 09-06-2016, 04:45 PM   #31
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If I read jsparky's post right he did try more than one receiver with the same result.
Yes, I missed on first read the indication of changing the Rx. Strange one, never heard any othe reports like that.

There sure seems to be a lot of joy around the hardware of Horus.
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Mountain out of a mole hill, is my take. Sensationalization sells on the Internuts.. LOL

Anyways, if you have a faulty setup, the outcomes are always unpredictable. At the Humber Field, 18Mz users have lost their airplanes flying in "Natural Null Zones" to the west of the field.

This weekend, another radio of another brand got a 5 second lockout at the Toronto RCFC Field when flying on the north east side of the field and it was a 42% Krill models extra (Big Bucks with a big buck radio).

On the same note, I have never experienced anything close to any lockout on any field, even flying in the same space as they were. So what's the real issue, really?

An assumption based on a single point of data....... (need I say more?)
Agree with everything above. My concern is not that they locked out from interference but rather why did they need the power cycled to come out of lockout? If that's what happened on two of jsparky's receivers I'm thinking it's a design thing and not a fluke. I would prefer that any rx/tx combo would continuously try to reestablish communication after an issue like that.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:58 PM   #33
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Re: FrSky Horus Tx first production run being delivered

The RX's do not need to be power cycled, unless he was using the ancient V series. All the D Series and X series are extremely robust. As a matter of fact, X series receivers are all programmed from the TX (Failsafe and other new features) all are done from the TX. They also have fast bind, meaning millisecond bind from TX to RX in case of power failure or power brownouts (1.9 ish volts). So I don't really see that sort of thing happening.
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Re: FrSky Horus Tx first production run being delivered

BTW, My friend just got his Production Horus from Rotorgeeks, shipped it was $650.00 Canadian. Delivered in 1 day by Canada Post. Rotorgeeks is in Toronto.
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Re: FrSky Horus Tx first production run being delivered

Looks like RotoGeeks is shipping! Just got a call this morning from David (thanks David!), asking what colour I wanted - Texture, Space Grey, or Silver.
Shipped today, CanadaPost. ETA from CP is tomorrow. Woohoo!

Price was as posted when I pre-ordered about a month ago. $657.36CDN + GST + $17.16CDN shipping (Burlington, Ontario). I had some additional receivers on the order as well.

Great service at RotorGeeks, thanks again David.
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Re: FrSky Horus Tx first production run being delivered

Looks like there will be a few out there soon. Don't feel so bad now bailing on the Rotorgeeks preorder since it looks like it would be pretty close to what I paid aside from the extra warranty and Geeks only has silver right now.
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Re: FrSky Horus Tx first production run being delivered

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The Setup...X8R rx

If your FrSky Rx is showing a slow flashing red light... your in a lock out condition.. and only powering off the Rx will reset it again..
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The RX's do not need to be power cycled, unless he was using the ancient V series. All the D Series and X series are extremely robust. As a matter of fact, X series receivers are all programmed from the TX (Failsafe and other new features) all are done from the TX. They also have fast bind, meaning millisecond bind from TX to RX in case of power failure or power brownouts (1.9 ish volts). So I don't really see that sort of thing happening.
Joe, the quote above is an excerpt from the post I've been referring to. Looks like he's using X series RX. Any ideas why Jeff's would be going into that lockout and need the power cycled to come out? All apparently from a noisey ignition...

On another note, awesome that these radios are now in Canada! Can't wait to read the reviews and see the photos!
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Re: FrSky Horus Tx first production run being delivered

If that's the case I would need to see his entire setup, in no case has there been a cycled rx required. Not saying that his setup sucks but if he had an issue with ignition what other issues does he have in his setup. Also what firmware is he using. With that information he can go to one of many forums for assistance.

Any reason you'd want to know, please ask directly.

Tell you what, you explain why the 18MZ's locked out in Humber, and the other one in the Toronto RCFC field locked out and I'll see what spurious voltage may have SPIKED through the system to glitch out the hardware on jsparky's plane.

But I"d need the whole thing shipped here so we can work with real data, not conjecture and "Assumptions".

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Re: FrSky Horus Tx first production run being delivered

Woot. Just purchased my Horus at rotorgeeks and it has already shipped. I wont be surprised if I receive it tomorrow. It's never taken me more than 2 days to receive orders from rotorgeeks.

I had some US$ sitting around so I purchasing it in US$. His price is $498US +HST + $10.50US shipping.
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.. what firmware..?
Good question. I had a couple strange glitch issues totally cured by updating to latest FW. Two identical Rx models (non FrSky)
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