Frsky Horus X12S God of RTX

Frsky Horus X12S radio transmitter, 16-32 channel system, is built to make you the God of the Sky, just like the Egyptian God Horus. Just tilt the transmitter to facilitate auxiliary control as there is a built-in 6-axis sensor. Includes Voice Alerts for things like; audible count down timers, low voltage warnings, landing gear down warnings etc., just about anything can be programmed and with full telemetry capability and GPS. ■ by dronemission.com

User Segment
Keen Hobbyist, Pro Radio Transmitter, Collectors, Budget [$$] (PRICE CHECK ■ Nov 2016 Arthur’s Pick at Banggood)

First Impression,  the material used is heavy-weight milled CNC aluminum, like a military-grade version of the popular Frsky Taranis. It is impact resistance, weight just under 3 pounds.  The sticks equipped with six ball bearings for precision and durability.  A lot of programming features to keep you up learning and discovering.

 

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What To Expect If This Your First

It may be overwhelming at the first, but take your time to explore features of a Horus.  One of the best features of the Horus is its full telemetry capability, as well as RSSI signal strength feedback, there are 3 different programmable failsafe modes and receiver lock, so no more crashes due to selecting the wrong model. If you have stock in other brand receivers or B&F’s, no worries the Horus has a JR style RF module slot, so you have the option of other brand modules such as the Orange DSM2/DSMX or Open LRS 433mhz module. An inbuilt GPS module helps your model know where you are at all times, making it easier to return to you.

Similar Models

Users have considered these 2016 alternatives: Frsky Taranis

Factory Specifications
Brand: Frsky
Item Name: Horus
Number of Channels: 16CH / up to 32CH
Operating Voltage Range: 7~15V (2s,3s lipos acceptable)
Backlight LCD Screen: 480*272, high resolution TFT color screen
Model Memories: 60 (expandable with SD card)
Advance Functions: Full telemetry capability inbuilt GPS module
Gyro: 6-axis sensor (3-axis gyro and 3-axis accelerator)
Trainer: Inbuilt wireless trainer system
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series, L series and V8-II series receivers

What we love about it

  • Audible count down timers
  • Audible programming
  • Low voltage warnings

What is essential we hope to see in the next version

  • FPV video screen and DVR

In terms of ranking, I would say it is in the top 7 favorites during this release recorded November 2016.  An update to follow.

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From the DroneMission.com Editorial Review Press Team

DeviationTX Walkera Devo Transmitter Hacking

One of the best kept secret of a Walkera transmitter is the ability to support multiple protocols using deviationtx firmware. So if you are flying a selection of models, such as e-Flite Carbon-Z, Walkera F210, Blade QX, Yuneec Typhoon, Parkzone Micro Warplane, Spektrum DSM2 plane, JJRC Tarantula x6 or Hubsan X4; you can turn your affordable Devo transmitter into a power house that supports multiple protocols, all you need is the provided Walkera USB transmitter cable.

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Specification:
The Deviation hacking project supports multiple protocols without any modifications to the transmitter:
● Devo 6/7e/8/10/12/F12e WK2401/WK2601/WK2801
● DSM2/DSMX JR, Spektrum, Turnigy
● Nine Eagles J6 Pro (with telemetry module)

It also supports other popular protocols with easy transmitter modifications
● Turnigy 9X
● Hubsan X4
● V202
● Skyartec
● Tactic SLT/Anylink
● Hisky

What’s more, you can store up-to 255 different models and you can select the transmitter power up-to 150mW.  Easily setup multiple customized timers, for example countdown and total time stopwatch.

We began our transition to Deviation when we were looking to purchase an external OrangeRX DSMX/DSM2 2.4Ghz transmitter module for our FrSky Taranis and realized we can do it for free with a Devo 10 on hand.

Pros:
1) Free and easy to upgrade
2) Programmable timers, scales, curves, failsafe, personalized icons, etc.
3) Stores 255 models in different protocols instead of 30 models on devo protocol only
4) Output power: long range 150mW power instead of 100mW limitation
5) Easy backup and reversible to Devention firmwares

+ Plus: We always had difficulty recovering in mid-air while flying a Walkera QR x350 with the stock firmware, but with Deviation you can overwrite the throttle warning messages, resume connectivity without bringing down your throttle.

Cons:
1) Setting up Dual Rates 3 way switches and exponential curves took a few more steps.  Best way to learn is to download sample models from the forum and try them.  Don’t get intimated, I suggest you take your time to learn it and will love this conversion.

Notes:  When you change between DSMX and Devo receiver, make sure you reassign the SRC Channels 1 & 3, Elevator and Throttle are switched around.  Make sure no props are in place when you first test your setup or be prepared to stop your model from flying, if you forgot to assign these channels properly.  A warning message may show 3% channel error.

Devo Receiver Channel Map
1-Ele
2-Ail   (Expo 20% as an example)
3-Thr  (with Safety Switch RUDD D/R)
4-Rud
Switch = Devo = Deviation = Cleanflight
Mix switch = Gear = Gear = Aux 1
FMOD switch = Flap = Ch 6 = Aux 2
Gear switch = Aux2 = !Ch 7 = Aux 3
RUDD D/R switch = Aux3 = !Ch 8 = Aux 4

On Devo 10, AUX4 default setting is AUX4 knob, AUX5 default setting is AUX5 knob.

Walkera Receivers

You may have to clear and rebind existing receivers with fixed ids.  If you change the number channels of a model, you may have to rebind.

When you create a new model, make sure you go to Mixer, set Throttle Simple SRC = THR, before binding. Check the rest of the channel AIL. ELE and RUD assigned to the right source too.  Be careful of throttle when binding, just in case you had it reversed.   Set a safety switch to your throttle, example set Safety = RUD DR0, Safe Val = -100.  A good old fashion technique, a safety switch disables the throttle so you don’t accidentally bump the throttle.

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Deviation Firmware & Forum: deviationtx.com
Supported Model Database: Google Repository
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Contribution by the DroneMission.com R&D Team, a voting member of the Linux Foundation dronecode.org and board member of Walkera USA