Taranis Q X7 transmitter

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2 years 5 months ago #125 by gpanwar
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Nice! Thanks for posting that link. I like OpenTX. But, of course i am biased since that's all i have ever used haha

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2 years 11 months ago #103 by Evan
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It looks like OpenTX that is on this transmitter will log to the SD card the telemetry data. Once I get the battery voltage sensor in the Timber, I can log the voltage every 1/2 second (or faster if I want). That along with RF link RSSI values, will help me to determine the cause of a crash was an electrical failure or just bad piloting skills. Here is a link to the blog on how to set it up:
alofthobbies.com/blog/setting-up-a-data-logger-in-opentx/

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2 years 11 months ago #100 by Evan
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After some discussion with Mike on low cost transmitters, I came across the FrSky 2.4G ACCST Taranis Q X7 . I decided to pick one up for myself to evaluate the quality and possibly use it as a trainer. After receiving it, I am impressed. Here are the pro's and con's so far:

Pro's:
  • Low cost. Pick one up for ~$110
  • Rugged construction and does not feel like a toy
  • Up to 16 channels
  • More 3-way switches
  • Plug it directly into a computer and use it in most simulators (will need the trainer cord to use it with RealFlight)
  • Ditch the USB cable with your non-RealFlight simulator by getting one of these
  • Bi-directional telemetry built in (link quality reports and warning messages)
  • Wide range of compatible receivers (to include a gyro stabilized receiver)
  • OpenTX OS gives great versatility (This is a community developed OS and focuses on user driven requirements)
  • Module bay allows for growth (check this 4in1 module out!)
  • The tranmitter can easily be setup for either Mode 1 or 2 with a couple of screw adjustments (no need to worry about ordering the wrong one)
  • Voice announcements

Con's:
  • OpenTX takes some skill to use and upgrades could include bugs and may be unstable
  • The momentary switch was on the right instead of the left where I like my trainer switch (easily fixed by un-soldering the two switches and swapping their location)
  • Counters only count down
  • Voice anouncements

I like it so much that I am replacing my Turnigy 9XR Pro with this one as my primary transmitter!

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