HK's Orange 433Mhz ultracheap open-LRS UHF system-now released - Page 16 - RC Groups
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Dec 21, 2012, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Cesco
I got my orange 433 today, and it works. I could not resist to install the openlrsNG firmware on it, and that works too. Quite happy so far.

The modules have the arduino bootloader and a custom version of openlrs installed. The ftdi serial programmer SHOULD be the 3.3V type not the usual 5V type. I did use the 5V type, but you should not since the rf module will fry sooner or later.

Range test not done yet. The original antenna doesent look convincing.

I did have a manufacturing fault on the TX module. Hope this is an isolated event. The connector was not properly soldered, and the ppm pin did not make frim contact. Luckily after some wiggling i did see it.
Thanks for the info, are they any new updates???
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Dec 21, 2012, 01:44 AM
kha
kha
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I did a small mod on mine for flashing.
Dec 21, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by kha
I did a small mod on mine for flashing.
LOL....Ya gotta wonder why that wasn't done out of the factory eh
Dec 21, 2012, 01:59 AM
kha
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openLRSng haxor
Maybe they will do v2 with better antenna and flasher slot
Dec 21, 2012, 03:53 AM
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LOL I was wondering about the FTDI connection and seeing that pic answered it
I guess this one didn't took 6 years to be designed.
Dec 21, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Not any surprise, that they haven't changed anything from the original OpenLRS.
Dec 22, 2012, 07:16 PM
Koo
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They finally got these back in stock. Going to wait awhile more until they release a freebie and place my order then
Dec 23, 2012, 06:28 AM
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Did they have in stock also transmitter?


OrangeRx Open LRS 433MHz TX Module (JR/Turnigy compatible)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...095&aff=388598

I see it BK out of stock currently.


I placed order 2 weeks ago already.



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Originally Posted by koo29
They finally got these back in stock. Going to wait awhile more until they release a freebie and place my order then
Dec 23, 2012, 07:44 AM
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I bought a set to test it, but I haven't managed to make it work yet, I have to install Arduino 0.22, it seems using Arduino 1.0 for programming doesn't work.
I'm interested in using this for multicopters, that way I can use RangeLink for planes and OpenLRS for multicopters, the OpenLRS receiver is lighter, cheaper and range is not a problem.
Dec 23, 2012, 08:48 AM
kha
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Originally Posted by AleG
but I haven't managed to make it work yet, I have to install Arduino 0.22, it seems using Arduino 1.0 for programming doesn't work.
I'm interested in using this for multicopters
Try my OpenLRSng firmware. It has been made for arduino 1.x.
Dec 23, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kha
Try my OpenLRSng firmware. It has been made for arduino 1.x.


Yes please, where do I get the FW?
Dec 23, 2012, 11:20 AM
kha
kha
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Originally Posted by simplyfly
Yes please, where do I get the FW?
It is in github, just google for openlrsng.

https://github.com/kh4/openLRSng
Last edited by kha; Dec 23, 2012 at 01:25 PM.
Dec 23, 2012, 10:26 PM
18t
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I'm having difficulty trying to establish a link using any of the 3 firmwares so I believe it must be some stupid mistake on my part that I haven't thought of. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great, I've tried quite a few different things now.

What board types should be chosen in thundead?
Dec 24, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by kha
Try my OpenLRSng firmware. It has been made for arduino 1.x.
Thank you, I'll give it a try.
Dec 24, 2012, 03:34 AM
kha
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Originally Posted by 18t
I'm having difficulty trying to establish a link using any of the 3 firmwares so I believe it must be some stupid mistake on my part that I haven't thought of. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great, I've tried quite a few different things now.

What board types should be chosen in thundead?
For thundead you select the M2 TX and RX. You should note that the markkings on oRx are off in this case.

For openLRSng I added some output on serial on RX startup which should help analyse trouble.

With OpenLRSng the binding mode on tx is signaled by tx emitting short 'clicks at around 5Hz'.

Then power on RX having the PC connected and Arduino Serial monitor open at 115200 baud. This should show info at bound time.


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