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Blade NanoQX Stagility Mode Version:v1.0
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Hey all, here is my setup for my NanoQX. I have a couple of features I need to explain.

Edit: To fly, it's a simple as flip SA↑ and bring the throttle down to 0. Flip SH to toggle between Agility  and SAFE mode.


Throttle Hold (Switch SA - middle and down are throttle safety)
I have a throttle hold using SA↑. It looks at the throttle and will not arm the throttle until SA↑ has been selected and the throttle has been returned to the bottom. This prevents the throttle from being armed at any value other than 0 (-95 actually) so it doesn't fly away.

Throttle Curves (Switch SB - default )
I was noticing that the throttle was sometimes right on a notch so I decided that the way to get more resolution at the setting I was using to hover was to place a curve on the throttle. One thing to note, I wouldn't switch this while the NanoQX is in the air. If you are on the normal throttle just hovering and switch to a throttle curve it will usually drop and vice versa. I don't really use this much anymore but it's in there if you want. If you really use this a lot and want to be safe, find a way to put them so that you can't switch when the throttle is off -100.
SB↓ - Normal linear throttle.
SB- - Mild curve on the throttle.
SB↑ - Deeper curve on the throttle.

Multiple Rates (Switch SE - default "-" med rates.)
I found an issue with mixing in rates on the Mixes page. If you set your trims on low rates and then switch to high rates, the trim will get multiplied the same as the rate difference. While this works fine on a fixed wing aircraft, it throws the NanoQX out of whack. So I solved this using multiple Flight Modes. Normal FM0 is low rates, FM1 is medium rates, and FM2 is high rates. The way I attacked this was using curves. There is a curve for each rate which you can adjust. You will find the curves applied on the Inputs page. Each flight mode has the correct input applied with the corresponding curve.

Agility/SAFE Mode (Switch SH)
A quick pull on this switch makes the change between modes (as long as the throttle hold isn't on - see below). Since there is no way of getting the current mode from the NanoQX, I am using a global variable to track when CH6 goes to +100. If the GV1 is 0 or an even number than the NanoQX should be in SAFE mode (blue led) and if GV1 is an odd number, then you should be in Agility Mode (red led).

If !SA↑ (throttle hold) and you pull SH, then it will reset Timer 2. I use Timer 1 as a cumulative timer, and Timer 2 as my notice when to land. I am getting about 6 minutes with my batteries so when Timer 2 announces 6 mins, I bring it in for a fresh battery, Flip SA↓ and then pull SH↓ to reset the Timer 2. This will also reset the GV1 to 0 so that there's no mismatch on the mode the NanoQX is in.

Stagility Mode (Switch SF - default ↑)
Stagility mode has been explained to me as switching to Ability mode, and then with a full move of the right stick the NanoQX is given the signal to return to SAFE mode. The reason behind this is so that you can switch to Agility mode, perform a flip and be back in SAFE mode without having to reach up and pull the SH switch. After trying a couple of flips in Agility mode I now see exactly why this is so handy. Note, this switch does not put you in Agility or SAFE mode, that's handled by switch SH. What this does is it allows you to turn on and off the ability to quickly jump back out of Agility mode. SF↑ (Stagility mode) means you can get back to SAFE mode by moving the aileron or elevator channels to +/-90. With SF↓ the only way to switch between Agility and SAFE mode is via the SH switch.

 

L15  - Current mode Agility/SAFE

This logical switch is what you can use to determine the mode. L15 true is SAFE mode (Blue LED). L15 off is Agility mode (Red LED).

 

If more descriptions are needed on the Logical Switches and Special Functions ask and I will update with descriptions.




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Created 2014-06-25
Created by Fig Newton
Changed at 2014-06-25
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#7 William Baugh 2016-03-01 16:38
Hello,
My first post. Is there anyway to do the flip with your setup on the Taranis?
 
 
#6 Hans 2015-11-24 14:40
I have a Taranis+, with the compatible dip switch Orange module. There seems a lot of people experiencing troubles with this module. I have two Eflite indoor airplanes (night vapor and P51) that bind and have no problems. My Nano qx however I could bind but was not possible to fly properly. I even tried an eepe from someone who has had no troubles.
Now I tried yours and that works as promised. But there is a catch... It only works about 1 out of 4-5 times I connect the battery. I have bind every time but it doesn't work, even swich H doesn't respond. Next time I try, even without shutting down tx or flipping switches,it flies perfectly. Firmware is latest 2.1.6. Dipswitch 3 on, rest is off. Tried everything, searched the web for a week, only this binds ok, but works only 1/4 of the time...
Any comments? I will look for another module solution, maybe the spectrum hack, but I am not handy.
Thanks anyway for your eepe... only one that works. Sometimes.

Hans
 
 
#5 Isaac Davis 2015-11-03 17:35
Quoting Snowest:
I don't know why, but the motors just do not spin. The modes and everything works fine.
My setup is a fpv nano qx with my taranis and a osx module binded as dsmx 22ms. No chance for the motors to spin and I don't know why. Can anyone help?


Are you following the procedure to enable the throttle? "To fly, it's a simple as flip SA↑ and bring the throttle down to 0."

The only things I have seen that keep the throttle from arming were low battery voltage. You could also try making sure your throttle is going down far enough to arm the throttle. Have you calibrated your sticks? With that being said, I would not load this eepe directly into your radio, open it in OpenTX and then copy and paste the model into your existing model eepe file. If you load this eepe directly it will wipe out your calibration settings.
 
 
#4 Snowest 2015-10-15 18:07
I don't know why, but the motors just do not spin. The modes and everything works fine.
My setup is a fpv nano qx with my taranis and a osx module binded as dsmx 22ms. No chance for the motors to spin and I don't know why. Can anyone help?
 
 
#3 TC 2015-03-13 16:58
Quoting TC:
I'm trying to load this via companion9x running under OS X and I get the following message:

Invalid EEPROM File NanoQX_Stagility.eepe

Anyone have any ideas?


Woops! TIL Companion9x is defunct. Downloading "OpenTX Companion" now.
 
 
#2 TC 2015-03-13 16:53
I'm trying to load this via companion9x running under OS X and I get the following message:

Invalid EEPROM File NanoQX_Stagility.eepe

Anyone have any ideas?
 
 
#1 Rusty 2014-09-03 05:20
New to OpenTX and was looking for examples of how to get Agility/Safe working for my Nano QX when I came across this site.

Loaded this setup into my Taranis+ on the stock 2.0.9 firmware and it works great.

Thanks for sharing!
 

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