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Horus - Programming and that neck strap
« on: December 29, 2016, 10:30:47 AM »
I have just had time over the holidays now to have a good look at my X12s.
First impressions once I figured out how to set it up for a Multicopter was really good.
this is the first time I have had a TX without predefined switches for channels so it took a bit of head scratching on my part to set up the flight modes for a Pixhawk flight controller the way I wanted them.
I ended up using a custom model with mixers and flight modes set using the 6 way mpos switch. This allowed me to have flight modes (stabalise, loiter,acro etc) displayed on the screen and announced vocally too using the special function feature to play a sound track. this initial setup takes a while to do but once done it is then a simple matter of copying models and modifying to create new ones.
The only gripe I have so far is the neck strap attachment and the switch cover.
Although the switch cover is a great idea the geometry of its hinge stinks. it pops half open when the weight of the TX is on the neck strap. If they had only extended the attachment loop upwards a few millimeters it would have held the cover firmly closed.
In practice it's not an issue but it's a blemish on an otherwise excellent transmitter.

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Re: Horus - Programming and that neck strap
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 18:11:48 PM »
This was one area of concern on the beta program.

The production cover is way better than the original. No consolation I know.

I am using the neck strap arms from here..  http://the-mt-shop.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=653&osCsid=kreoskki4h525v3ro65p6il9s0

I have always previously been a no strap no tray flyer, but can safely say these are pretty spot on.

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Needless to say they have gone up in price.....

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Re: Horus - Programming and that neck strap
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 21:01:49 PM »
It's how you loop the strap onto the red lever, done correctly, so the cord going up to the main strap are towards the screen and so nearer the screen than the slot and not reversed so in over the red cover, production Horus work OK and stay closed.

Dev setup is irrelevant to the issue.
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Re: Horus - Programming and that neck strap
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 08:07:43 AM »
yes it occurred to me that looping the strap from behind the flap would move the fulcrum up a few millimeters but after trying for many minutes to get the strap looped through from underneath the flap I submitted to my frustration and bunged it through from the top. How did you manage to get it through from underneath?

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Re: Horus - Programming and that neck strap
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 10:30:51 AM »
I managed to get the strap pulled through by using a hook made from a paper clip.
It's better and for the most part the flap stays shut but it does occasionally open slightly but not enough so you could get your pinkies under it.

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Re: Horus - Programming and that neck strap
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 08:10:44 AM »
I do not use a strap but did test under Beta and again when you raised the matter on the Prod unit here.

If before you cinch the cord up you place a square length of something (I tried a piece of 3x3mm black sprue from a GWS model!)  to just extend it forwards a smidgeon, it will stay put and the cover will remain closed, AND if black like the cord the extra part will be near invisible!  :)
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