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Any news on the Horus?

Started by pheasant_plucker, September 19, 2014, 19:00:26 pm

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tomkfly

I've heard there are a too many problems with the FrSky firmware being reported by beta testers (Testing using computer sim).

Tom
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Mike_T

Can't I just buy the case and put the guts from my 388 in it?

Paul-H

Quote from: The Saint. (Owen) on October 02, 2014, 15:58:04 pm
Maybe it's so that you can find it if your wife has hidden it away.  :''


Its so you can find it when the UPS guy has claimed to deliver it or hidden it in the dustbin on the day the bins are emptied

Bad Raven

May 01, 2016, 18:42:13 pm #43 Last Edit: May 01, 2016, 18:43:38 pm by Bad Raven
Won't comment further, but Horus Tx in pre-production form with FRSky derived OS have begun to be issued out to (at least) the small team of UK based Beta Testers during the last week or so, so limited exposure of said item at club fields is likely imminent.

Get your binoculars and bird spotting books out, open at the Falcon page.

The user formerly know as Bravedan........... Well if Prince can do it....................

Paul-H

Just noticed the first post in the thread was September 2014, nearly 2 years later and its still not out

I wonder why  :co

pheasant_plucker

Because they are doing the development properly. They have had pre-production prototypes put with beta testers for the last 4 months to try and iron out any issues. it will probably be too late this season to get one but when it does come out it will be one of the best transmitters on the market.

Gerry
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FrankS

Quote from: pheasant_plucker on May 02, 2016, 13:32:08 pm
it will probably be too late this season to get one but when it does come out it will be one of the best transmitters on the market.

Gerry

And as it's not replacing an existing model it won't steal sales from that, might even get few more Tarnish sales as people get one as an interim measure while they wait. Or it could be that knocking up a high spec radio isn't a fast track project, especially if you are developing an easy to use high end operating system from scratch.

Bad Raven

The user formerly know as Bravedan........... Well if Prince can do it....................

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

As many of you may remember a few years ago I converted a couple of Sanwa RD600 plus TX to operate using the FrSky hack module.

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Shortly after that I converted a Spektrum DX7 to FrSky using the telemetry hack unit. In fact I still regularly use this as it works with my older FrSky RX.

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I then bit the bullet and bought a Taranis from the second batch and use that as my main transmitter.

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And today I took the next step on my FrSky journey. A spanking new BETA Horus arrived with the postie today.

As there are many picture`s and YouTube video`s out there already I will not be breaking my NDA by showing you this.

I can not and will not comment on any of the feature`s price`s or anything else that is not already in the public domain. I am taking this beta testing seriously. I have already found one "issue" that may or may not yet have been resolved. I will not know until after I have done a firmware update. But first a good battery charge.

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Kev

PDR

Quote from: NSS on July 25, 2016, 18:13:23 pm
I can not and will not comment on any of the feature`s price`s or anything else that is not already in the public domain.


Well that's really gonna make for interesting reading...  ::)

PDR
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Good luck with your testing Kev,
I really do like the look of the Horus, and
I particularly like the on/off switch cover.  :-X

I look forward to seeing the Horus in the flesh
and you as well of course.

Regards Phil G.
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Coltishall Memorial Flight. 242 Sqn.

tomkfly

latest report is it will be on sale late Aug or early Sept at a cost of around £480 (Depending on exchange rate). there will also be a new RX with extra features like Gyro etc.
tom
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paulinfrance

Quote from: tomkfly on July 26, 2016, 22:37:44 pm
latest report is it will be on sale late Aug or early Sept at a cost of around £480 (Depending on exchange rate). there will also be a new RX with extra features like Gyro etc.
tom



"Exchange Rate", does that mean they will take my old radio in part exchange ?,,,  ;D
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tomkfly

Purchased a Space Grey Horus from T9 today. £468. Due to be delivered on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  T9 sold out now but next batch due towards the end of September.

Tom

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Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

Not going to be breaking my NDA as the units are due to hit the market this week.

Need to work on the camera angle on the hat though.







Will be interested to see what version of Firmware they come with, and the physical form.

Please keep us posted.

Kev


satinet

September 02, 2016, 09:51:20 am #55 Last Edit: September 02, 2016, 09:53:23 am by satinet
You need a seriously awesome radio to fly a powered delta or a 4 channel trainer..........! ;)


Rafale

Now now Tom play nice!!  ;) :)

In my opinion the Horus and Open TX is a good combination, but I guess it remains to be seen. 

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

Quote from: satinet on September 02, 2016, 09:51:20 am
You need a seriously awesome radio to fly a powered delta or a 4 channel trainer..........! ;)


That is the beauty of BETA testing, any one from top gun pilots to club flyers participate.

I found errors in the software that would not affect a high end user. Every reported bug is a bonus for the end user, in that they should be able to fly safe in the knowledge that people like me risked there £1200 jet or there £30 foam delta.

Kev

Rafale

Quote from: NSS on September 02, 2016, 17:35:20 pm
That is the beauty of BETA testing, any one from top gun pilots to club flyers participate.

I found errors in the software that would not affect a high end user. Every reported bug is a bonus for the end user, in that they should be able to fly safe in the knowledge that people like me risked there £1200 jet or there £30 foam delta.

Kev


We will see how the Beta Tx's compare to the production ones soon enough, it will be interesting.

Bad Raven

Quote from: Rafale on September 02, 2016, 19:08:39 pm
We will see how the Beta Tx's compare to the production ones soon enough


Or maybe not...........................
The user formerly know as Bravedan........... Well if Prince can do it....................

pheasant_plucker

I have given in to temptation and ordered a space grey Horus along with a DJT module for my multitude of V8 receivers and a couple of X8R receivers.
DHL tracking says they will arrive tomorrow, It's going to be a long day at work!

Gerry
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Rafale



tomkfly

I wouldn't, if you get hit for tax/duty it will cost more than buying in Europe and any problems will be difficult to resolve.

Tom
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pheasant_plucker

very pleased with the Hours so far. The DJT module sits out of the way and I'm pleased to say binds with all my V8 receivers some of which are ver 1.
still getting to grips with frisky os at the moment which so far is adequate for my needs.

Gerry
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The man serving me in the canteen said "Look, You can see the face of Jesus in the Margarine" The Asian guy next to me replied "I can't believe it's not Budda"

Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

Have you updated it to the latest firmware?

Indded which version did it ship with.

FrSky claim to have made some major improvements with the latest. V1.2.20


http://www.frsky-rc.com/download/view.php?sort=&down=312&file=Beta%20Firmware-Horus%20X12S

Kev

paulinfrance

Quote from: tomkfly on October 31, 2016, 07:26:57 am
I wouldn't, if you get hit for tax/duty it will cost more than buying in Europe and any problems will be difficult to resolve.

Tom


Being an 'X' owner of a model shop  :co NO way would I buy a radio from China ! :nananana:
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pheasant_plucker

Quote from: NSS on October 31, 2016, 14:15:02 pm
Have you updated it to the latest firmware?

Indded which version did it ship with.

FrSky claim to have made some major improvements with the latest. V1.2.20


http://www.frsky-rc.com/download/view.php?sort=&down=312&file=Beta%20Firmware-Horus%20X12S

Kev


Version 1.2.15
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tomkfly

October 31, 2016, 19:48:29 pm #68 Last Edit: October 31, 2016, 19:50:44 pm by tomkfly
Quote from: pheasant_plucker on October 31, 2016, 19:36:58 pm
Version 1.2.15

You want to load 1.2.20, although it is listed as a beta version, and after you load it you need to rebind your receivers. There was/is a problem with random, very short duration Failsafes, mainly effecting quads, when flying close. 1.2.20 is an attempt to fix the problem.
Tom
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Bad Raven

Quote from: tomkfly on October 31, 2016, 19:48:29 pm
You want to load 1.2.20, although it is listed as a beta version, and after you load it you need to rebind your receivers. There was/is a problem with random, very short duration Failsafes, mainly effecting quads, when flying close. 1.2.20 is an attempt to fix the problem.
Tom


The instruction to rebind was added some time after release, somewhat worrying!

The main change link wise is that when the RF is set to outside aerial, it also runs the internal.  Thing is, I have run race quads low and fast through obstacles inc round trees at distance (within spotter vision limits) and close indoors with nothing untoward showing up using only internal, yet have experienced poor range and RSSI warnings with planes in far less extreme conditions.

The user formerly know as Bravedan........... Well if Prince can do it....................

tomkfly

Quote from: Bad Raven on October 31, 2016, 21:44:16 pm
The instruction to rebind was added some time after release, somewhat worrying!

The main change link wise is that when the RF is set to outside aerial, it also runs the internal.  Thing is, I have run race quads low and fast through obstacles inc round trees at distance (within spotter vision limits) and close indoors with nothing untoward showing up using only internal, yet have experienced poor range and RSSI warnings with planes in far less extreme conditions.

The rebind instruction was just an oversight.
The problem with failsafe was not a range problem. It was random and very short duration, so could be missed on fixed wing models, but drones flying close to the ground would drop without warning. Not everyone experianced it, but you could have many flights without a problem and then it could hit. Initially it was being reported as loss of range with no RSSI warning, but a few guys on RC Groups did a lot of work investigating it and discovered the problem was a run of over 100 lost/bad frames. 100 unusable frames triggers failsafe, so the failsafe would last as long as the the unusable frames less 100, so the failsafe would only be very short duration and could go un-noticed. The new firmware seems to have solved the problem, although I suspect it may not be the final solution.
Tom
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Kevin Fairgrieve (NSS)

Quote from: Bad Raven on October 31, 2016, 21:44:16 pm
The instruction to rebind was added some time after release, somewhat worrying!

Indeed, the advise was given days after I had updated and flown (with no issues) on a couple of occasions.


Kev

tomkfly

This video might help anyone not sure how to update the FS os:


Tom
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