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Old Aug 08, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Jim, how are the plans for a 8x, four on top of four, for gliders coming along?
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Old Aug 08, 2013, 10:57 PM
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X10 Query

Thanks Jim and the crew,
I am hanging in there, and want some.
So if my 11 Ch Tx only outputs nine in PPM, I need two X10's to get the extra channels?
Can we download a manual so old blokes like me can get it clearly?

George
If your Tx outputs only outputs 9 channels, then you would only need one expander.

There will be a manual to download soon.
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Old Aug 08, 2013, 10:59 PM
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Jim, how are the plans for a 8x, four on top of four, for gliders coming along?
The design is done. It's the exact same board as the X10, and uses the same code, just in a cube shape.
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Old Aug 09, 2013, 01:12 AM
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The design is done. It's the exact same board as the X10, and uses the same code, just in a cube shape.
so you cut the board in four strips and formed a cube shape with the connectors inside the cube, neat! (just pulling your leg)
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Old Aug 09, 2013, 10:03 AM
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So what is going to be required in terms of an interface to program the X10 if the XDP is not going to be used? Is there going to be some sort of special cable to buy?
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Old Aug 09, 2013, 10:42 AM
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You will need a serial interface cable. I have been trying to modify one of the inexpensive FTDI interfaces from China so that it will work as a half-duplex device. I have FTDI themselves looking into a solution for these. If this can be done, then the software we have for the XDP will actually work just like it was a wireless device.
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Old Aug 09, 2013, 05:03 PM
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You will need a serial interface cable..
do you mean that the connection will be from a PC USB port to a USB/RS-232 converter? If that is the case, for people that still have (or have added one) RS-232 port on their PC, do they need to use an FTDI cable at all?
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Old Aug 09, 2013, 05:29 PM
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The serial interface plugs into a USB port, via a USB Type A to Mini-B cable (like the XDP, cell phones, etc.)

The device has a pin connector output or hard wired connection with a servo plug.
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Old Aug 09, 2013, 08:04 PM
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The serial interface plugs into a USB port, via a USB Type A to Mini-B cable (like the XDP, cell phones, etc.)

The device has a pin connector output or hard wired connection with a servo plug.
I know what you mean, I just wondered it if would work plugged directly in an Rs-232 port.
I have lots of STDI cables and adapters , all for different applications.
My cables rack is getting bigger than my CD collection!
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Old Aug 10, 2013, 12:16 AM
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The device has to be made with an FTDI USB to serial converter chip.
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 05:15 PM
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I spent the day at the flying field testing the final changes made. I flew a QQ Yak with a Nano, and then removed the receiver, reordered a couple of channels on the X10+ unit and swapped the Nano for a Futaba R2008SB SBUS receiver. I then flew it using a Futaba 10C/TM-FH setup. I setup failsafe for all of the channels to do different things and turned off and on the transmitter constantly while flying. The results were as expected, but its nice to confirm that everything worked perfectly (still).

X10+ boards are being programmed starting Monday morning. We will have labels for the new Serial Link USB device on Monday too. It will probably take a couple of days to really ramp up things, but the X10+ units and Serial Link will be officially available on Monday, September 16th, 2013.

The specifications have changed quite a bit from the concept, so I will start a new discussion thread.

The product has been released... please see this thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1998041
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