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Want to hold a Horus
« on: September 30, 2017, 15:45:05 PM »
Hi Guys.
This may seem a bit odd, but I am very keen on buying the Horus X12S, problem is I have only seen videos and photos of them, would really like to see how they feel in the hands.

Does anybody out there own one who lives reasonably close to my location (Wombourne Wolverhampton WV5) who wouldn't mind me caressing their tranny !

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 16:54:11 PM »
I'm not close but I fly pinch stick with a neck strap and I find it comfortable.

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 20:18:03 PM »
Thanks for that, this the thing, I don't like neck straps and fly mode 1 thumbs, which is why I wanted to see how they feel

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 22:29:11 PM »
I added the extra neckstrap bars to mine which I prefer to hanging off the switch cover.  That's been my only mod.  Changed to Open TX
Its proving to be a really nice bit of kit.  OTX is a doddle. No more complex than at other operating system but so flexible.

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 18:28:24 PM »
Too far from you in Kent.

I have two, and fly thumbs, no strap/harness. I also launch left handed while "flying" the model in right hand.   After the initial shock of the weight (1.3kg) and the development one's too long sticks (for thumbs and fast stick banging 3D), corrected in Beta, both are now earning their keep and I have grown to love the solidity and features.
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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 22:08:07 PM »
Thank for that Raven.
Interesting, I am also a left handed launcher on the rare occasion I hand launch, being a mode 1 flyer I have to get on the elevator a bit quick on the left stick !

The weight was one of my concerns the old Futaba 9ZAP was about 1345gr and that was a heavy old Beast ! That said was out test flying my Taranis QX7 at the weekend and that felt too light at 750gr after my old Futaba 9C 1000gr...... I don't know there's no pleasing some people ! :-\

It's obviously something you get used to, it's just that a new tranny is a very tactile thing and much as I think the Horus is the most gorgeous radio I have seen for years, It worries me I may not like the feel of it. Unlike years ago you can't just pop in the LMS and have go, anyway I'm an IC power flyer so am not in the air for hours at a time.

Going off the subject, presumably (as with my QX7) it's easy to flash them to non EU ? I have about 18 V8r-ll and D8R receivers which need to run on D8 mode, not supported by the EU version.

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 22:09:17 PM by frank »

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 11:29:55 AM »
If you load up OTX 2.2 then the software is switchable between D8 and D16.

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 12:17:11 PM »
Right ok, if I did that would I loose the FrOS that is installed ?

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 14:15:37 PM »
You can switch between them as much as you like gut you can only have eu mode in frsky OS

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 15:28:50 PM »
Right, is the Frsky OS compatible with Companion 2.2 or does all the programing have to be done on the TX ?

What if I bought an X12S from outside the EU with none EU firmware, do you think that would run D8 ?

Sorry for all the questions but The more I look into the X12S the more confused I become.

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2017, 06:19:13 AM »
No companion is for OpenTX. The frsky OS runs on the TX only
Yes non EU transmitters run D8

I simply fitted a module to run my V8FRI and V8FRII receivers. It's unobtrusive and just works.

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2017, 13:34:01 PM »
Frank, I can understand your frustration, I experienced the same feeling before I got mine, plus I didn't like the idea of messing about with the operating system on a brand new TX (expensive TX!)

Anyway, my experience with D series recievers and a hack module in a Royal Evo TX were so good that I just took the plunge.   The physical properties if the Horus seem good to me. Swapping the OS failed on my first attempt but the second, after a more careful study of the instructions was successful and I haven't looked back since.

It's unfortunate that Frsky had to turn away from OTX and install their own set up but IMHO, the benefits of OTX are worth the hassle.

I would say that since the latest TX came out, you have another choice to make but I have no regrets about the choices that I made

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 19:26:36 PM »
Thanks for that Stukno.
Just like you I am reticent in having to flash a new TX, but it would appear that the non EU firmware for the FrOS is available from Frsky, have downloaded it and there are two versions EU and Non EU, if you go with OTX then it's no probs.

As you say the new X10 and X10S are about now, think I would go for the X10S, I know it's daft, but I prefer the carbon finish to the two on the X10.

Another thing that is pushing me towards the X10 is the fact that it has two built in aerials as opposed to the X12S's one, if my research is correct, thought the X12 had two but apparently not, trouble is I the X12 is far better looking than the X10 in my opinion.

Interestingly the X12S seems to be out off stock at most suppliers............ Wonder if Frsky are about to launch an upgraded version ? Mind you I'm in no rush having only had my Taranis QX7 for just over a week, I am beginning to see why people like OTX so much as I'm slowly getting my head round it and the QX7 is amazing for the money.

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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2017, 19:26:31 PM »
The Horus comes with one internal aerial, but you can attach an external aerial to the rear connector and set the RF to use both on diversity.

The problem with the Hours is that some "Beta" and immediate post "Beta" matters hang around on the internet undated and cause newcomers worries on matters that are no longer relevant. Also some people's poor attention gets translated into "there's a problem".

Specifically in my experience (and my Beta suffered rather) the issue of range or link quality is no longer there, period.

My two Horus (one an updated development model, now hardware identical to a production machine) run on differing firmware, one on FrOS, the other on OpenTX.  Like everything in this world, no one design of anything will suit all, and usually in "press" and certainly the Internet the "good" is usually suppressed by the "bad".  I prefer the FrOS screen colours and display style, for example.

I can say I am pleased with both systems and have NO intention of going to one or the other at this time, nor do I intend to change away from Horus.
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Re: Want to hold a Horus
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 19:32:06 PM »
I simply fitted a module to run my V8FRI and V8FRII receivers. It's unobtrusive and just works.

I'm running the YTech Multi Module on the OpenTX Horus and so have access to a very wide range of differing designs of 2.4GHz RF, both legacy and current, all settable within the Tx model memory so no switches, no weird bind processes, etc
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