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#1 Posted : Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:19:09 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone know much about Frsky Horus x12s transmitters. Thinking about a new radio.Blink
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#2 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 3:44:27 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone know much about Frsky Horus x12s transmitters. Thinking about a new radio.Blink


I have been flying with one for one and a half years now on open TX. I am happy with it. Steep learning curve to begin with but once you have it, it will do anything.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 10:28:56 AM(UTC)
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I've been watching vidy on the programming and it looks kinda complicated. I'm also looking at Graupner 12 s. One thing in confused about on Frsky they talk about JR module. Any input on what they are talking about. I run a JR 9503 at the moment. So is Frsky compatible with Spektrum receivers? I know Graupner has it's own receiver system. And right off I'd have to buy 12 channel receiver. It comes with 3 receivers but not the one I need.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:22:15 PM(UTC)
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I also used a JR9503, loved it. But wanted something with more channels which is why I went to the Frsky Horus. Most Frsky radios are able to have a module plugged into the back which will allow you to fly with most brands of receivers. I have a friend that has many DSM2 receivers and switched to Frsky. He flys a Frsky radio with a module set to DSM2 and has not had any problems. Frsky does not sell any receivers with more than 8 channels, you have to put in a second RX to get more but is no problem at all to set up. Very simple. I fly all my bigger planes, 60cc and up, using a second RX with sbus to the first RX as a back up. I do like my Horus. It will do everything that the $3000 radios will do. And I find all the RX and temerity (sp?) very reasonably priced.

I have heard many good things about the Graupner line of radios. But also heard that they have a steep learning curve to get everything out of them.
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#5 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 4:02:50 PM(UTC)
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I've been flying with the Frsky Taranis Plus radio for the past three years, and it's been a great radio. Very dependable! The Horus X12s is a step up in components with the option to run OpenTx or the Frsky OS, which is menu driven and more user friendly, if you're not a programmer. A big plus with Frsky is all the telemetry options. Like Rick said, the units are reasonably priced, and they are easy to plug in and use.

An easy way to access 16 channels with the receivers that come with the Horus is to use a Frsky Redundancy Bus. It will also provide signal and battery redundancy and protection against a stalled servo.
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#6 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:23:18 PM(UTC)
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Hey Greg, the redundancy bus look s like what I'm looking for. I'd like to run dual batteries and receivers on my new plane for next season. I'm just hoping I can figure out how to program what I want. I've got three total planes to resetup before next spring.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:25:01 PM(UTC)
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I'm not sure what you mean by OpenTx or the Frsky OS.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 5:26:20 PM(UTC)
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Are any of you flying with a tray using Frsky?
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#9 Posted : Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:02:15 PM(UTC)
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I'm not sure what you mean by OpenTx or the Frsky OS.

The OS, or operating system, is the firmware that runs on the transmitter and provides the interface between you and the hardware. The Horus can run using either operating system. Someone described the difference between them as getting a box of sticks you assemble into a plane as opposed to buying an ARF. You have more options for customizing your setup with OpenTx, but it may take more work/time/effort, depending on your experience.

If you have the Horus and want to try OpenTx, there are plenty of videos from Scott Page at Aloft Hobbies, and many others, that can help. If you get stuck or have question on setup, I can walk you through mine or answer questions.

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#10 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:57:17 AM(UTC)
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Rick, do you fly with a module? I fly with a module in my JR 8103 that has my helis programmed on it. I'm not even sure you can still get JR modules. I haven't looked.
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#11 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:56:42 PM(UTC)
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The module is a aftermarket add on. Sold by Banggood or hobby king. You can not take the module out of your radio and put it in, it does not work that way. As I said before my friend flys with one but I personally would not fly a bigger airplane with one . For small electrics it is fine as well as the bind and fly airplanes.

One thing I learned today that the module only works with the openTX operating system, not the Frsky OS. But not 100% sure about that as I do not have one.

Thing is that the Frsky receivers are so cheap I just stick with theirs. I fly 60cc planes with two X8R receivers into a redundancy bus with two 6.6 volt life batteries with one Booma pin switch. Never had a problem. The two receivers and the redundancy bus cost me about $160 cdn.
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#12 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:05:32 PM(UTC)
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I've been looking at videos on the programming of the Haurus and it looks like it could be user friendly. From what Greg said about binding two 8 channel receivers to gain more channels I think that's the way to go for my large IMAC plain I wanyto fly next season. I started looking on line for company that sale the Haurus X12s pro and haven't found anyone yet. Any input?
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#13 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:59:03 PM(UTC)
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Aloft sells them. There are a few others. Aloft is a very good place to buy from in the US.

https://alofthobbies.com/horus-x12s.html

The programming in openTX can be challenging but you will find many people that are willing to help you. I bought mine in the fall and spent the winter learning how to use it. I still don't know how to use all of it!! And sometimes I still ask for help. But I have learned enough to set up a plane and add mixes etc. What I am using is more than most people with other radios in my club. I can use the speech to tell me RPM, engine temp,flight mode and much more.

I still want to learn how to get it to call out my routine, I know it can do it just don't know how.
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#14 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:14:42 PM(UTC)
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That's what I thought would be nice. I know Graupner radio can do it, s friend has one and he tried it just see how to do it.
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#15 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:22:14 PM(UTC)
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Rick, can you explain what OpenTX installation Service $30 on their website. Not sure what it's for.
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