Variable Rates in OpenTX (Companion9x) : Part Four of the 9XR Series

Here’s what’s covered in this video:

This video is a follow-on to the last video where I showed my simple method for variable rates that can be adjusted with a pot knob while in flight. I decided to tinker some more and attempt to come up with a way to meet the following requirements:

1. Rates (weights) should be adjustable via a knob or slider
2. The ability to “turn off” and “turn on” adjustability should be established
3. Changes in weight settings should not be jumpy, even when “turning off and on” the ability.
4. The adjustment should span an entire range, with defined low and high limits of adjustment.

So this video shows the evolution of my solution. I am sure there is a better way, so I am hoping the OpenTX experts can take a look and give me some ideas. I haven’t really seen that this has been done yet…but I am sure it has.

Thanks for watching!

This is a journey. It’s my journey. However, I learn much from other people’s experiences and I know that others can learn from mine. This is a log of sorts, or a vlog, of my progress in learning to set up, use, and modify my new Turnigy 9XR transmitter. I am taking you along as I turn it on for the first time, install the battery, flash new firmware using companion9x on my Mac, calibrate the sticks and pots, calibrate the battery voltage…and eventually…even more. It’s a newbie perspective, because this is the first time I have ever done this.

There are several types of instruction videos. Most tend to be carefully scripted or edited “best case scenario” moments. The instruction is correct, and helpful, but sometimes leaves us lost if things don’t work just right in our world. The format presented in this video is the raw (but of course edited for your sanity) process I used to get up and running with this new piece of hardware. It’s not meant to take the place of the other great how-to videos on this topic…and in fact spans many of those topics in a few minutes. I didn’t go into a lot of extra time to show how to do something that exists in other great videos already.

When I run into a problem, I’ll show you what it was, and how I got around it. That way, if the same thing happens to you, you may gain some ideas on how to proceed. I have several problem-solving moments in this video, and I am certain to have many more in future videos.

So that’s it. Next will be using the Orange DSM2 module to connect to my existing Spektrum receivers. I’ll share my observations and the things I learn along the way.

As always, if you have any feedback or helpful additions, it is most appreciated!