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Getting your TX16s to work with the Velocidrone Simulator is possible, with a few extra steps. In this article & video, we take it step by step.
Hey everybody. Steve here. Welcome to the video. Uh, in this video, we’re going to talk about getting your radio master T X 16 S to work with Velocidrone. If you’ve recently purchased Velocidrone, and, uh, and or ATX 16 S and you installed loss, drone, and you got to this screen right here, and you’re one click away from major disappointment. Aren’t we like at that control or not found what in the heck is going on? I got nothing. My control is plugged in everything, and nothing’s gone sign the controller, moving sticks on my controller. Nothing, absolutely nothing. All right. So if this is happening, you stick around. Cause we’re going to figure it out.
Hey, did you know that this was video number 15 in my radio master TX 16 S series. Yup. You heard right number 15. So if you’ve got any questions about this radio, we basically started at zero and we’ve gone all the way from zero to fairly complex. And now essentially we’re having a little bit of fun. So if you check the description below, you will see a link to the playlist and I’ll go ahead and just kind of flash the playlist here in front of you. Like I said, we’ve done a whole bunch of stuff. And in video number 14, we took a look at liftoff, which is an amazing, amazing simulator. If you’re interested in FPV first person view or getting an FPV racing, you really can’t beat liftoff, uh, when it comes to that perspective. But shifting gears, one of the things that I really, really love about Velocidrone and it, and it, and it kicks, uh, it kicks liftoffs butt if you fly line of sight and, or you don’t have goggles yet, or whatever, Velocidrone is way better than liftoff in helping you become adjusted to flying line of sight. So if you’re a line of sight, pilot, Velocidrone is definitely the one for you. I mean, it still has amazing FPV capabilities and everything like that, but just strictly from a standpoint of standing in front of the quad and learning how to fly it, a Velocidrone takes the cake there. And I don’t mean this to be a review of either piece of software. I just wanted to highlight the things that I love about both of them. And I am really an advocate of having both, uh, because they can teach you different things. Anyhow, let’s quit the jibber-jabber and get rolling. All right. So let’s start diagnosing why this is a problem.
Go down to your, uh, bottom left and click your start button. And I’ve got a little shortcut here for control panel, but, uh, you probably don’t. So start typing in control and you will start, you will see control panel here. We’re going to pull up control panel. We’re going to go to hardware and sound. And the reason why your radio is not talking to your Velocidrone is because it has the wrong USB driver, or at least that’s a very likely possibility. So I’m going to click on device manager right here and take a look at the list. Now we’re assuming here that your radio plug into your computer in USB mode. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to search this list right here, and I’ve already found it. It’s a lib USB went 32 devices, boom, better USB H S. That is your radio master, TX 16 S and that is the incorrect driver for whatever reason.
It just ain’t right. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to fix that, but let’s jump over here and take a look at something else. First, go to devices and printers and just click on devices and printers. Now your radio master, TX 16 S may appear in the devices column, and it may even recognize it as a joystick. Okay? But don’t panic. If you’re in this lowly unspecified column down here without the right icon, it doesn’t matter where you are. All right. So what we’re going to do is whether it’s here or down here, and you’re just going to go up to the icon and right. Click on it and go to properties, and you can see that there’s a hardware tab or click on the hardware tab. Now this better USB eight S we’re going to want to highlight it, make it blue.
All right. And go to properties. That’s going to pulp a new window like cell. All right. So what we’re going to do from here is from the general tab, we’re going to go to change settings, and then we’re going to go to driver. Now, you’re going to see one of two things here. All right. Number one. You’re going to see what I’m seeing right now, where I have an opportunity to roll back the driver. If this is an option for you, you can click rollback driver and chances are, it will fix the problem, but a guarantee to fix a guarantee to fix the problem for everybody is if you do the following click update driver, and then say, browse my computer for drivers, and then say, let me pick from a list of available drivers and then come down to the bottom of the list and find USB input device. This is the correct driver, no matter what. So I’m going to go ahead and select it, and I’m going to say next, and then boom. Now it’s the driver for this USB device and I can click and I can say, okay, and I can say close. And what I’m going to do is I’m going to unplug and then plug back in my radio, master tech 16 S so it disappeared. Cheers.
There we go. Now, if you have the ability to right click on it and go to gain controller settings, and you see something, or even if it says fr SkyTrain, it’s, that’s, that’s fine. Um, but if you can click this and you get this little, uh, thing right here at this point, it does not matter which direction the little plus sign moves. When you move your sticks. All that’s important is that one of your sticks moves the plus sign. And then the other stick has some sort of effect on one of those lines. This is a good indicator that everything’s going to be fine, but if you don’t get this sub menu, I still wouldn’t panic because that’s not the real test. The real test is going into velocity drawn and seeing if, uh, if it recognizes it. So let’s go ahead and do that.
You’re gonna want to go into your TX 16 S and create a new model and just go through the wizard and let it pick the most basic, uh, characteristics of flight, which is H E T R. And once you do that with your new model, uh, you don’t have to do any fancy settings or anything like that. Sending everything straight across the board a hundred percent is going to work just fine. And we’re going to go to controller and then we’re going to assign the controller, move, stick on the controller. All right. So there’s that. And then let’s go ahead and assign sticks and it wants us to go like that and go like that and go like that and go like that and center the sticks. Stick. My sticks are centered. Click over, click up, click out, whoops, and click up, move, roll, stick, boom, move pitch.
Boom of the VR boom, move throttle. Boom. All right. So now I’m my throttle. All right. So everything there is good. Everything there is good. And there it is. So for those of you who understand inputs and mixes, uh, you can add, uh, several inputs if you want to. And then, you know, further define those inputs with the mixes. Like, for example, I’ve got this switch right here and what I can do is I’m going to go ahead and I’m gonna click on camera angle and click on it. And I set the access and boom, there it is. Now that stick is my camera angle. And one of the other things that I like to do is the reset button. The reset is right here. So I’m going to click on reset and that’s my toggle and there, and you can see that it turned green over in the left-hand side.
And the other one actually turned kind of a, a, a Brown, well, I guess it’s orange to match the camera angle. So that’s just basically to, you can set up a bunch of other buttons and switches and stuff like that, and have access to all of this stuff. And for those who don’t understand, it puts in switches. I have a video for that. So I’m just check out the playlist and look for the video on inputs and switches, as well as the video on adding a new model. So now that we’re good to go, we can collect this. And, uh, I spent an extra five bucks to get an add on package that has this, these monster quads in it. Well, that’s not a monster quad, but that’s a monster quad right there. Uh, and the reason for that is because if you’re practicing line of sight, uh, it’s a lot easier to see, you know, one of these huge quads than it is just a little itty bitty, micro up in the air. Uh, and I love the lights and everything like that. So that was four bucks that I spent, uh, a little bit extra. And I’m gonna go ahead and select the quad. All right, my wings might be a little bit too big to fit through the box through the box. Now you could run the course or you can chastise this, uh, chastise this assessment. I don’t recommend doing this in real life, but it wasn’t real fun to do in the game. So anyhow, this is FPV note, and this is not really what the game is about. I’m not really here to show you what the game is about, and I’m really more here to show you it as it pertains to. Can I get through here with my, they go wings, I got through it.
So there’s FPV mode. You get the general principle. So if you’re a line of sight flyer, philosophy, drone has got lift off, beat hands down. Um, your ability to be able to get up to speed in terms of flying line of sight on, on this SIM is actually much better than the other one. And in addition to the line of sight flying this one is also pretty darn awesome at first person view as well. But this is in my opinion, the major differentiator between the two. And that is how cool it Is to be able to fly line of sight and how realistic it is and how much it will help you when it comes to the real thing. All right, let’s take a real fast look at how you can get this amazing game SIM game SIM, whatever you want to call it. Uh, just go to valastro.com, pretty darn simple and lots and lots of information here. Now my whole intention for this particular video was to show how velocity drone integrates with the TX 16 S but if you’re interested in getting another game better, just come here and watch this video. It’s pretty amazing. And obviously the manufacturer of the game is going to put together the best video as far as showcasing all of its coolness or whatever you want to call it. But there’s that. So basically just come here and go to download and, uh, you got register. All right. So if you go to the shop page, you can find where to buy the thing it’s 1699 pounds.
So that’s right around $20 in U S I’ve got some add on packages here, including a micro class combat. Um, here’s the mega class. That’s the one that I got so that I could get that a big old, big, old quad that I could actually see up in the sky. And that looks like they got something else over here. So check all that stuff out. And essentially what you’ll do is you’ll just go ahead and add it to cart, and you’ll get taken to this page and you fill out the page and pay your money and get in and download the software. And you’ll be having just as much fun as I have been having. All right, so that about wraps it up for this video. I hope you found value in the video. If you did, please like comment, subscribe, and, uh, do me a favor, hit that little bell because I’ve got lots and lots and lots of more quad slash drone slash multi rotor slash UAV slash whatever you want to call it. Lots and of more videos to come. And if you really liked the video, do me a favor and share it on social media, post it to discussion boards and tell your mom and everybody word of mouth is the best way for me to grow my channel and be able to continue making more videos on your behalf. So, uh, I appreciate you watching, um, Steve and I’ll see you in the next
Getting your Radiomaster TX16s to work with Liftoff Simulator is possible, but you might have to jump through a couple of hoops. Here, we take a look at what is necessary to make it happen.
Hey everybody. Steve here. Welcome to this video on the radio master TX 16 S in this video, we’re going to get this thing configured to work with lift off. And if by chance, this is the first video that you’ve ever caught of mine. This is video number 14 in a series that I’m doing on the radio master, TX 16 S and if you’re interested in checking out any of the other videos, here’s a quick look at the playlist. We started from basically zero, and we worked our way through the vast majority of the menus and features of the radio as it pertains to multi rotors. And now we’re having fun. So if you’re interested in checking on any of those videos, check out the description for the playlist below, and, uh, it’s one link shopping for everything you ever wanted to know about this particular radio open TX and how it works with multi routers, but enough about that, let’s get to the liftoff.
I am going to warn you right now. Uh, getting your radio ready to play with a liftoff is not nearly as intuitive as it should be. But what I have done is I have consolidated all of the trials and tribulations and road bumps and speed bumps that I have found all over the internet. And I have compiled them into one video so that you can get all of the information that you need right here by no means. Am I trying to take credit for all of the solutions, to the problems that I’m about to present to you? You can just consider me a compiler or an aggregator of many different sources on the internet. And really what I’m trying to do is it’s a real pain in the to set the thing up. So I’m just trying to deliver it to you in one video so that you don’t have to spend the three hours that I did going all over the internet, looking for the answers. It’s all going to be here and it’s all coming up next. Hey, you just stick around because things are going to get good. All right, here we are the radio master, TX 16 S let’s dive bomb into the next part. All right. So this is what you’re going to want to, do you want to fire up your radio master tic 16?
So to go on and do is you can want to create a new model. And for that, I reckon I’m going to zoom in. All right. So if you don’t know how to create a new model, do me a favor, check the description below for a detailed playlist on a lot of the basics, uh, that you will need for this radio. But here’s the thing we’re just going to go ahead, press and hold like cell, and we’re going to model select, and then you can press and hold again, and you can create model, but I’m not going to do that for the purposes of saving time here. Uh, you’re going to want to create a model, uh, but what I’m going to do is get back out of this, and I’m going to basically just go to my liftoff Warning. All right. So I am already in the model.
Basically. You just want to create a new model and give it a name. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to long press on model, and we’re going to go to inputs and I’ve already input the stuff which is going to actually save us some time in the video, but I’m going to walk you through it for your aileron long press. Go to edit. You want your aileron to have a weight of 50%. You want your aileron to have an offset of 50%. You’re going to go to curve and you’re going to change your expo to 25%. And then you’re going to return and return again. And you’re going to go to elevator long, press edit elevator, wait, 50% offset, 50% expo, 25%, and then cut out Throttle, edit throttle, weight, 50% offset, 50% expo, 0%. Watch out for the rudder Rudder, wait, 50% offset, 50% set your expo to 15%.
All right, you should now be good to go. So let’s give it a try with your radio on, and with liftoff selected as the model, go ahead and get ready to plug in your USB to both your computer and your radio. And this time, when you look at your radio, you’re going to have the opportunity to select either USB storage or USB joystick. And we’re going to select joystick just like that. And it’s going to go, boop, boop. And, and you would probably think that that was enough work, right? But it’s not all right. We are going to assume that you are starting from the absolute beginning of the begin. So I just go to Google and type in purchase liftoff. And the first thing that comes up is, um, store dot steam, power.com. And you’re gonna click on that. If you are part of the uninitiated as I was, and, you know, you want liftoff, but you have no idea how to go back, getting it.
You’ve got to go to this steam website. And essentially what you got to do is you’ve got to go and you’ve got to install steam. So click on install steam right here, and then we’re going to come down over here and we’re going to install steam. And now it’s already set up on my computer. So it’s probably going to confuse it, but let me go ahead and hit save. Now it’s dropping it into my downloads. So I’m going to click on the downloads steam up and yes, and Yext and English is good. Sure. Why not?
All right. So I am getting the login screen because I have already done this, but essentially what you’re going to want to do is you are probably going to get a create account, a dialog box here. So what you’re going to want to do is you’re going to want to come up to log in and click on it. And you’ve got an option to either sign in or create an account. And what you’re going to want to do is you’re going to want to click on join steam, and you’re going to have to go through all of this stuff, go ahead and fill out this form, click. I’m not a robot. And then hit, continue down at the bottom. Don’t forget to agree to the terms. And it’s probably going to walk you through another couple of screens. And at some point you will be a member. Maybe you’ll have to answer an email or whatever, but at some point you’re going to be able to get to this screen right here, where you can sign in. So I’m going to go ahead and sign in. All right. So once you’ve logged in successfully, you can go to store
And go ahead and type in lift off.
And there. It is. It’s 20 bucks. And I’m going to tell you it’s worth every darn penny, every darn penny, would it unbelievable game? This is I can’t, I, I honestly can’t believe this game. Isn’t two or three times that much. Go ahead and click, add to cart to buy, lift off. And then there are some other things that you can opt in for as well. All right. So the game will put a shortcut on your desktop and you just double click the, uh, steam icon. And it’s going to ask you to log in. All right. So what’s going to happen is once you log in, you can go over to your library and click on it. And there is my liftoff and I can go ahead and click on it. And here we go. Oh yeah, but it’s totally not this simple. All right. Okay.
So, One-third of the way through it, because when we got options, now we go to controls. We’re not going to get squat, absolute squat, right? So let’s take care of this problem. All right. Stick with me. I know this is a pain in the butt, but I’m going to tell you the game is worth. It. It really, really is. Uh, what we want to do is go down into this little area right here. All right. And what you’re going to want to do is start typing a control, and we’re going to go to the control panel. All right. And we’re going to go to hardware and sound and let’s go ahead and look at devices and printers. All right. So you can see here that it is at least listed as a USB device, but if we right click and we look at properties, it is being listed as a lib USB when 32 and a better underscore USB H S. So we’re just going to kind of make a mental note of that.
And we’re going to say, okay, and we’re going to pop back up one level and we’re going to go to the device manager. All right. So we’ve got to find them in the list. And if we find them in the list, he is right here. And if we dropped down, it’s a better USB, H S uh, we that’s the wrong driver. All right. So we most definitely don’t want that. So let’s go back to this page right here, where we go to devices and printers, and let’s get back to him here. He is right here, and we’re going to right. Click on him, and we’re going to go to properties. And we’ve got this hardware thing right here, and let’s click on the hardware tab and let’s actually click on this to highlight it. And then we’re going to go down the properties.
And now I want to go to change settings, and I get a new window. So let me just move them next to each other. Like, so, and now I’m going to go to driver and I want to go to update driver, and I’m going to browse my computer for the drivers. Let me pick from a list of available drivers. The correct driver is this USB input device, click him and say next. And it says, updated our driver. And then we’ll say close. And then we say close. And then we say close. And, um, what I’m going to do is I’m going to, um, I’m going to unplug him and then plug him back in.
All right. And the one that was there before is no longer there, which is a good sign, go back, going back to control panel and, uh, hardware and sound devices and printers and check it out. He has graduated. He is no longer in the unspecified column. He is up here listed as a joystick and a fire, right? Click on him, who we even get game controller settings. And it says fr sky Travis, but don’t worry about that. It’ll still work. And then I can click properties. And if I moved my joysticks, uh, it is a very, very good sign. Doesn’t matter which way they move. As long as your sticks do something, and my sticks do do something, and we’re going to say, okay, and this is a very encouraging sign. And then we’re going to say, okay. And then we are going to get out of here. And then, all right. So now with that behind us, let’s try going back into steam. And now when you’re back, go to steam and go to settings and go to controller and go to general controller settings, make sure that this is not checked right here. Close out of this, close out of this, go to play.
Then we’re going to go to options. And we’re going to go to controls and controller. Hey, Hey, look, it says fr sky. Tyrannis check this out. All right. Let’s throttle up. Okay. So, Whoa. That’s completely wrong. Threats. Month throttling up. And right now I’m yawning. Yawning works. All right. So what we’re going to want to do? We have to click calibrate. If our drone does not react as expected, so calibrate, and I’m going to go ahead and hit start calibration, rotate, all sticks. All right. Assign the throttle, access throttling, center all sticks, Access pitch. Oh, pitch. Sorry. Yeah, pitch there’s pitch, Roll. And y’all y’all and it says the finish.
So let’s go ahead and fine tune. And here’s my throttle throttle. Okay. So I’m throwing up, throwing down. Now I’m going to roll to the left, roll to the right pitch down, pitch up and throttle up throttle down and y’all Oh, my yard. My yard is backwards. My Oz backwards. So it’s a good thing. I did this a little go ahead and hit invert. Now I’m yelling to the left, yelling to the right up and down. Rolling. Pitching. Everything works the way it’s supposed to work and I’m going to hit save.
Now I can exit.
All right. We’ll see how this thing does. It’s probably going to be pretty laggy because I’ve got my screen capture software on and the game itself. It’s not going to like that. All right. So I don’t want to get carried away and do a full review of this game slash simulator, whatever you want to call it. Uh, suffice it to say, it’s amazing. The graphics are amazing. The physics are amazing. Everything about it is absolutely amazing. And will it make you a better flyer? I certainly think it will. If you’re an FPV flying, this is the SIM to get, if you want to fly line of sight. Well, then I’ve got other ideas for that. So stick around, subscribe the channel and check out my next video, because if your line of sight flyer, uh, I’ve got a totally different SIM that I think that you’ll like, all right.
So my goal here is to stick with the topic and the topic here is all about how TX 16 S integrates with the simulator. So let’s go ahead and I want to show you one more thing. I can’t possibly show you all of the features of the SIM because it’s just so freaking amazing. But what I want to do is I just want to kind of show you one more thing that will really, really help you in working on this game slash SIM, whatever you want to call it. So go to options and go to controls. And instead of controller this time, we want to go to buttons.
Okay. So focusing on assigning, um, buttons on the controller, this is something that you’re most definitely going to want to do, and I don’t know what your favorites are going to be, but for me, an absolute must is the reset button. I hate having to reach for the keyboard. Every time I want to hit a reset, what I’ve done is I’ve assigned my S H toggle button, uh, as the reset. So what you’re gonna want to do is you’re gonna want to go into inputs on your radio and create a few line items for a few switches and assign them. Then you’re gonna want to go into mixes that will further determine exactly what those switches do. And if you’re not following me, then you guessed it. There is a video in my series called inputs and mixes, and you’re most definitely gonna want to check it out.
Okay. So once you have that switch assigned, you’re going to want to go for example, into reset, and I’m going to click on it. And now, because the switch is assigned, I can flick sh and assign S H to the reset button and hit confirmed. So as far as I’m concerned, that that is an absolute must. Uh, the other one that I feel, uh, is an absolute must is camera angle down and camera angle up. And what I did was I assigned a three position switch to that, or I’m going to just show you the, uh, end result of, uh, the data entry for the inputs in the mixes. Uh, I got dogs barking in and things going crazy in the background. And, uh, um, it took several minutes. So, um, I’m just not going to include it, but if you’re interested in me doing a real detailed video on doing a whole bunch of these things, uh, just let me know in the comments and I can go ahead and do that. But here’s the net result. Uh, we just added pretty, pretty simple, a reset switch and a camera switch. And there’s the reset switch with came up the cam off of the cam down. And I’ll go ahead and show you what the results are right now. All right. So what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna take off and test my reset.
Works like a charm. We go ahead and leave my throttle up here so that I can’t take off. I’m gonna check my cam, Oh, there’s my cam up and my cam down. Okay. So we took a little deeper dive here than I had originally anticipated. This video’s a little bit longer than I thought it was going to be, but it was really important to me to accumulate all of the knowledge that I had ascertained all over the internet and compile into one place so that it wouldn’t take you nearly as long to get this game up and running as it took me. And I’m embarrassed to say it, but I’m just going to go ahead and say it anyway, it took over three hours for me to find everything that I needed, um, digging through the information miles deep on, on, on the drivers, the differing opinions and solutions for, and solutions for those drivers.
Uh, what I wanted to do is I just wanted to have one place where you could basically get all the information without having do all that research. And I hope I was successful in doing so, if so, if you liked the video, please like comment and subscribe and do me a favor, hit that bell so that you get future notifications, because I got lots more videos coming out. Um, the next one is going to be the next SIM that I like. And, uh, that SIM is going to be the one that I love for line of sight flying. If you just want to learn how to fly line of sight, uh, this one is awesome for FPV racing and, you know, basically for person view, uh, but if you want to fly line of sight, do me a favor that bell subscribe, so you can get notification in the next video.
And then there’s just going to be dozens and dozens and dozens after that, because there’s just so much content. And this is such a hard, hard hobby. All right. I need to wrap this up, but do me a favor. If you really, really liked the video you found value in it pleased. Uh, the biggest favor that you could do for me is tell people, share on social media post to discussion groups, et cetera, et cetera. It’s the number one way you can help me out. I am not sponsored by anybody, so I don’t get any of this stuff for free or anything like that. But I do like to talk about the products that I love. And I’m gonna tell you, liftoff is definitely, definitely one of them and the TX 16 S is most definitely one of them. All right. I’m rambling as usual. Um, Steve cutting out till the next video. See you there.