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Posted by Miami Mike | Feb 15, 2017 @ 03:39 PM | 19,981 Views
Presenting Miami Mike's F3J/TD Glider Simulator for the FrSky Taranis X9D

Instructions for downloading, installing, and running glidsim.lua
  1. Click here or the link below to download glidsim.txt.
  2. Rename the file to "glidsim.lua".
  3. Store it in your OpenTX Companion SDCARD folder and on your radio's SD card, under /SCRIPTS/TELEMETRY.
  4. Open an eepe file containing an F3J/TD glider setup, and open the glider for editing.
  5. Select the Telemetry tab, scroll to the bottom, and select an unused Telemetry screen tab.
  6. For Custom Screen Type select Script, then glidsim.
  7. Select Simulate at the bottom of the page.
  8. Select the Taranis Simulator tab.
  9. On the Taranis simulator, long-press the PAGE button to get to the Glider Simulator page.
  10. To set flap offset, move the radio controls to their flap-neutral positions and press PLUS (+).
  11. To switch between cross-tail and v-tail, Press MINUS (-).
  12. To exit the simulator, long-press EXIT.
  13. After setting up all of your gliders for glidsim.lua, be sure to save the modified eepe file.
  14. When running the simulator on your radio, move the controls to their flap-neutral positions before switching on, clearing a switch warning, or selecting a model. Flap neutral will be set automatically when a model has finished loading.

Please post questions, comments, suggestions, bug reports, and general discussion of the glider simulator in the comment section below.

Posted by Miami Mike | Feb 11, 2017 @ 09:41 PM | 18,128 Views
Taranis: glidersim.lua - A New Tool For Setting Up Your Glider

This is a preview of my new Glider Simulator, which runs on the Taranis or OpenTX Companion just like a telemetry script. It's not quite ready for release because I still have to add V-tail support, but here's a demo of the X-tail mode. As soon as I get it finished and well-tested I'll release it to everyone for free. I think you'll find it to be a valuable aid to F3X/TD glider setup, especially with its clipping indication feature.

Clipping means that a control has reached a position such that even if more movement in the same direction is available, it won't do anything. It doesn't mean that any stress or damage is taking place because the Outputs stage prevents that, but I still consider it to be undesirable and have eliminated it in my own setups. I'll post more on that later, but meanwhile, enjoy the demo.

glidersim.lua - A glider simulator for the Taranis screen (11 min 0 sec)