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FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« on: October 22, 2016, 16:34:50 PM »
Which current receivers are compatible with the Horus EU LBT module?

I have several V8FRII receivers, will I need to purchase an additional TX module to use these?

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Re: FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 17:53:49 PM »
Which current receivers are compatible with the Horus EU LBT module?

I have several V8FRII receivers, will I need to purchase an additional TX module to use these?

Gerry

With EU LBT the only RX that will work are the X series. X6 X8 X4R S6R and LR (Long Range).

You could always flash the firmware to non EU where you will be able to use your V8FRII RX. That is what I have been using on my Beta Horus for the last 5 months or so. Not strictly legal of course!!

The only module I have used in my Horus is my home build DSM2/X one. I suspect a FrSky XJT module would not allow you to use the V8FRII as the firmware is still in the module and unless you can get an older pre EU LBT one then it would be LBT only. Of course you could always flash the module with old firmware. Not strictly legal either.

Hope that made sense .



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Re: FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 18:43:42 PM »
Thanks Kev it helps.
I'm going to order one from T9 on Monday so i think i'll ring them and see what they recommend.

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Re: FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2016, 08:29:52 AM »
EU LBT does not support D8 mode, only D16 and the long range mode.

However, there was a suggestion and inference by FrSky Tech that the Beta Horus had an incomplete hardware lock that would be implemented on production Horus.

EU law is that Transmitter sold in EU zone must be hardware locked to prevent alternative zone firmware.
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Re: FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2016, 08:44:43 AM »
EU LBT does not support D8 mode, only D16 and the long range mode.

However, there was a suggestion and inference by FrSky Tech that the Beta Horus had an incomplete hardware lock that would be implemented on production Horus.

EU law is that Transmitter sold in EU zone must be hardware locked to prevent alternative zone firmware.
I have one of the first Production Horus and it would not permit binding in D8 mode. However, in swopping to and back from OpenTX I somehow ended up flashing a non EU version, so it isn't locked. I also believe, from reading posts on RC Groups,  FrSky did introduce locked Taranis versions, but only produced a small number, and current Taranis radios are not locked.
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Re: FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2016, 08:48:17 AM »
I currently have a mix of the older V8FRI and V8FRII receivers so I think I might just buy a module case and fit a spare hack unit I have so I can maintain the use of the older gear which numbers around 13 in total.

One more question.
Does the additional antenna port serve just the internal RF or does it work for the external module too?

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Re: FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2016, 09:18:14 AM »
It is an alternative (not both at once) for the Internal. An External MODULE needs its own antennae.
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Re: FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 21:47:51 PM »
Purely to keep the record right for others reading this alone, 1.2.20 firmware changes the situation making my statement above wrong FOR THAT FIRMWARE.

Set the Internal aerial and that is all it uses.

Set the external aerial and it runs this in addition to the internal.
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Re: FRSKY Horus Receiver compatibility?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 00:28:55 AM »
I currently have a mix of the older V8FRI and V8FRII receivers so I think I might just buy a module case and fit a spare hack unit I have so I can maintain the use of the older gear which numbers around 13 in total.

One more question.
Does the additional antenna port serve just the internal RF or does it work for the external module too?

Gerry
It is for the internal module only. External modules have their own port on the module itself.
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