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New Taranis Q X7
« on: January 08, 2017, 08:51:03 »
Hey guys. A lot of new products showing up lately. What are your opinions on this? I was always thinking about getting a taranis but i was put off by design and too many switches that i';m not gonna use it. This one looks pretty good, fair enough pricing, and with frsky protocols my quad should fly like a dream ^^

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 23:58:50 »
Whats great about the taranis?i fly flysky what will this give to me a general park flyer who dosnt trick?i dont fancy changing rx,i aint bothered about gaining milliseconds of response,is it wirth it over fsi6?
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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 00:14:38 »
Whats great about the taranis?i fly flysky what will this give to me a general park flyer who dosnt trick?i dont fancy changing rx,i aint bothered about gaining milliseconds of response,is it wirth it over fsi6?
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If you are flying flysky and happy with it then there isn';t a point in changing mate.

The reasons the taranis was more popular included:
Functionally far more rich, if you can think of it, you can do it with a taranis
Full telemetry
Cheap, small, light 16 channel recievers with diversity antenna
Better build quality, most importantly better gimbals although there are better ones out there still hence the aurora 9 gimbal mod and the upcoming Hall effect gibal upgrade

Some of those gaps such as telemetry, are closing, for my money the benefit is the size of the rx. But as above, with what you are describing, there isn';t a lot of point, you are building ultra tight racing quad builds where the Rx size is critical, flysky telemetry has come on leaps and bounds and you are happy with the feel of your radio

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 22:49:38 »
Might buy one just to have,although i will use it,even though i aint a bells and whistles guy i am finding i dont have a need to build any more quads,so might just upgrade or add this to my tx options although i dont by any means intend to build a tx collection  :blink

Just getting to that point for me where i dont want any more quads,i got all the quads i need/use and used all the excuses to have em.
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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 23:35:40 »
Might buy one just to have,although i will use it,even though i aint a bells and whistles guy i am finding i dont have a need to build any more quads,so might just upgrade or add this to my tx options although i dont by any means intend to build a tx collection  :blink

Just getting to that point for me where i dont want any more quads,i got all the quads i need/use and used all the excuses to have em.
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I got an answer for that too :) look at this, the words "want one" will go through your head:
http://www.dquad.nl/Obsession.html


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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 08:30:35 »
I got an answer for that too :) look at this, the words "want one" will go through your head:
http://www.dquad.nl/Obsession.html



Looks good,

However the battery is still underslung which means you have to land on it :laugh:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 09:07:05 »
Looks good,

However the battery is still underslung which means you have to land on it :laugh:
Not sure I would dare fly it, it';s a thing of beauty!
Scratch that, so is my dronewolf and see below :)


However for reference mate. I resisted flying the small-x underslung for the longest time, they didn';t appeal to me and I had the same concern about landing, however in the end I gave in, since then I have built an SCX, a shrike, a TSX and a QAV-X. They are all of that type, the agility is superb and I have never damaged a battery landing them (and on most of them the use of the word "landing" is stretching it, even with a GoPro2 lense I can';t see the ground when level as the cam angle is a little on the insane side)

All that said I recently rebuilt my dronewolf (short x alien type) and I have to say it flies just as well

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 21:20:33 »
I got a cf battery thing on the frame i got and use it,it might help ot might not but it tends to dig up dirt but thats not a prob,just wash it away.

I find the battery underslung makes me wanna fly low all the time,i find it different for sure from flying with battery ontop.i like my 150 with battery ontop,its fast,agile and bags if fun and i just upgraded the motors today to tornado 1407,weather permitting i maiden it tomorrow,new kombini fc also  ::)

When i build up the 250,which was my furst frame,i got it up and running i just need to replace the rx with a (what i think is better) rx with failsafe as its current rx has no failsafe inbuilt so i am shy to take it to park for los hovering before fitting the fpv stuff.

After my 250 is done and this new micro brushless build i am just gonna upgrade the fc on my rotorx atom and i think i am happy with what i got.

So nah,i am happy me with what i have.
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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 13:06:24 »
Decided to buy it today. I looked everywhere in uk stock and cannot find any? You guys know where to find one? I really don';t want to wait a month to receive it.

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 15:13:11 »
Only ones I ave seen are pre order, not that I would buy one

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2017, 15:31:37 »
http://www.brchobbies.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3464 ;)

Actually I would buy one if I was starting out now. ( As a happy Hitec user I will stick to what I am used to.)
But any newbie good with computers this would be the one I would recommend. ;)

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 15:51:11 »
Done. Thanks for that. I grabbed x4rsb receiver aswell. Is it the one, that you can easily change anthennas if you chop them down? I face that a lot xD

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2017, 15:55:35 »
Done. Thanks for that. I grabbed x4rsb receiver aswell. Is it the one, that you can easily change anthennas if you chop them down? I face that a lot xD

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Yes you can  did you know that T9 sells them de-pinned?

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2017, 15:57:24 »
I will keep this in mind for the next time. Omg. So excited. I was so sick of my fs i6 and those bulky fsia6b receivers.

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2017, 15:59:42 »

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2017, 16:42:14 »
Is this the only colour its available in  :rolleyes:


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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2017, 16:46:46 »
Seems available in black as well.

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2017, 16:54:00 »
Yup looks much better  ~~



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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2017, 17:33:20 »
Am assuming, like iPhones, the white ones are for girls

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2017, 19:06:26 »
Looks great in white, but the whole thing looks squashed, like a 16.9 Tx :laugh:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2017, 19:08:07 »
Thats why black ones are sold out..... :wack0

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2017, 19:55:06 »
Ok. Good evening gentlemen. I just received mine, and you know what? It is soooo confusing. Like, i really want to use that feature, that it would talk to me. Like saying usual welcome to taranis and i just cannot find any options about that

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2017, 20:07:56 »
Try the painless360 guide to the x9d, would imagine it is pretty much the same mate

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2017, 19:02:23 »
Okay. Thank you for this. I just had to download sd card data. Another weird thing. I got x4rsb receiver. I pluged it in uart 3. Ground, +, and signal wires. And suddenly, i got telemetry without smartport. I can see rssi, rx voltage and battery voltage, even if board is connected to 5v reg and no vbat. Really strange.

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2017, 20:39:42 »
Okay. Thank you for this. I just had to download sd card data. Another weird thing. I got x4rsb receiver. I pluged it in uart 3. Ground, +, and signal wires. And suddenly, i got telemetry without smartport. I can see rssi, rx voltage and battery voltage, even if board is connected to 5v reg and no vbat. Really strange.

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rssi, rx voltage come from the RX so nothing else required there. Battery voltage might be the TX voltage? Not sure how it could be vbat without s.port.

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2017, 20:55:56 »
Magic. I tried playing with it. I used storage charged battery. Taranis showed 11.1V (3s). Armed the quad, started spinning motors, around 1200value, voltage started droping a little. Raised in the air, hovered for a while, voltage was jumping around. After I landed shown was 11.1V again. Cannot understand if it';s false telemetry, or something. Cause flight controller is not getting direct voltage from battery. (Well atleast I don';t know about it).

TX is powered by 6AA batteries.

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2017, 22:31:29 »
Voltage from smartport reads as vfas, not battery, unless you have smartport pin connected you are not seeing the battery voltage in the quad

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2017, 22:32:57 »
I am seeing something called A2. No idea, lol

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Re: New Taranis Q X7
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2017, 22:36:45 »
No mate, if you want voltage in the taranis steps are:

1 set an unused uart to smartport telemetry and enable telemetry feature
2. Connect the tx of the uart to the smartport pin on the Rx
3. Discover sensors in often tx on radio

Usually this is followed by some scurrying around in logical switches and audible alerts