Imagine having Lipo battery voltage, single cell voltage, timers, countdowns, RSSI, and other critical flight information at your fingertips. No more guessing when you should land. That’s what we are going to learn in this article and video.
Hey everybody. Steve here. Welcome to the video. I am smack dab in the middle of a Holybro. [inaudible] build, and this puppy is going to have some Emacs BL heli 32 [inaudible] and all sorts of other goodies. Uh, that’d be going with a cat X camera for the FPV, and we’ll be going with this 600 milli watt, Lumineer, TX 5g pro. And, uh, this thing’s going to be awesome, but anyhow, that’s not, that’s not what I’m here to talk about right now, be on the lookout for that series, uh, subscribe to the channel and that full build is forthcoming, but that’s not what we’re here for today. What we’re here for today is to talk about telemetry and what am I talking about? Well, let’s go ahead and hit this button right here, and then let’s hit this button right here and then let’s go down.
So what you’re looking at right here is live telemetry. This is all data right now as we speak and it’s being fed to us, uh, from our flight controller, because we set up to lemme tree between our receiver and our flight controller. And that is what we’re going to talk about in this video. And the whole purpose of that is because in the next video, we’re going to take it one step further. Instead of looking at this boring screen, we’re going to incorporate telemetry so that we get some good, critical information as opposed to, well, I don’t know the channel monitor and the big picture of the quad, a low it’s pretty, I’d rather have some good telemetry information there. Know what’s going on. Hey, did you know that this was video 12 in my long series on the radio master, TX 16 S and or other modern open TX radios out there.
It’s a, as long as it’s running open, TX, a lot of this stuff is relevant. Um, yeah. So long series on this radio, uh, go ahead and slap up a, uh, a quick playlist here of all the things that we’ve already talked about. Can’t believe we’re on video 12. I’ve already got plans for video 13 and who knows what’s going to happen after that? And I should probably mention that this whole series is based on the Frsky D eight and D 16 protocols. And we are using beta flight as our flight controller software. So I still think those of you who are not using any of that stuff can still benefit from the series because I am primarily focused on open TX, do me a favor, stick around. It’s going to get good, man. It is gonna get good.
Here’s where we’re at with this thing. Um, I’m going to be connecting this F seven flight controller to this Frsky R-SXR, which is a free sky D 16 protocol with 16 channels on it. And it’s got to lemon tree hard to believe this little itty bitty thing right here. Um, that’s just amazing. All right. So anyhow, what we want to do is we want to look at these Pinots right here. All right. What is important to note is the order of which these wires are coming out of the receiver. It’s black, red, yellow, green. All right. So if we take a look at the directions that come with this thing, black is ground red is five volts. Yellow is the eSport and green is the S bus out. And essentially what I’ve done is I just followed the directions that came with this Holybro.
So here’s the directions online at the Holybro website. I got to say that these directions were put together very, very well, and it’s really, they, they couldn’t make it any simpler. Let’s take a look at the first thing that’s relevant. You must use a receiver that supports a serial protocol, such as S bus. Alright, check. We got that one taken care of. All right. So for all receiver types, sod, or the receiver signal wire to the pad and our six, we have identified the green wire or our fourth wire as our S bus because it says, so right here, the fourth one down, and what they’re telling us to do with it is they’re telling us to go to our six. Well, where’s our six, our six is circle number one, number two, number three. So if we go to our quad, we’ve got circle.
Number one, circle, number two, circle. Number three is the green wire. And that is on our six. All right. Nope, Nope. That the red one is going here and the black one is going here. The black is on ground. You can actually see ground right there. You can’t see what the red one is, but that’s the five volt source. And then the yellow one is our smart port. And that was going to TX four. And that’s exactly where ours is going. And you can see where this is ground. You can see what the second Tod is, five volts. And then two more up is, is the TX four. All right. So basically all that was to say, just follow the diagrams in the directions and you’ll be able to wire this thing correctly. All right. So if you’ve got an older receiver like this, a Frsky R-SXR, you can make your own telemetry wire. So what you’re going to want to do is you’re going to want to take the signal side from a common three wire server. And what you’re gonna want to do is you’re going to want to solder him into the third liar of a four wire JST, I think is what this one is. But that’s what it looks like.
All right. So if you’re using an older X eight R or something like that, uh, you’re probably used to plugging into the S bus down here at the bottom, and then having the other end go into the flight controller. And all you’re going to do with this one is, uh, on the eSport side. All right. So if you notice on this side right here, there’s a smart port connector, which is using a common, a three-wire servo cable, and you’re just going to want the signal side. And then that is going to go into one of the U arts on your flight controller. And it’s that simple. All right. So let’s take a look at the X eight, our first we go ahead and plug him in. All right. If we go into beta flight and we go to ports, alright, so on the ports tab and a you aren’t, one is just on, you are two is going to be set to smart port and you are three is our S bus. Just make sure that that is checked right there for serial RX, and we’re going to save and reboot.
And then moving on to configuration, all right, down here, do you just want to make sure that telemetry is selected and save and reboot, and we’re good to go, go ahead and disconnect out of here and go ahead and give some power to this guy. All right. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to long press on my model, and I’m gonna kind of go through the pages right here until I get to, I forget what it’s called, but I’m going to get there as soon as,
Imagine that’s called telemetry. All right. So the quad is plugged in with the battery. And essentially what I’m going to do is I’m going to roll down here and kind of show you some stuff, notice that I don’t have any sensors, but if I go up
To discover new sensors on, I click on it, Ooh, look at that. And now I can say, stop discovery and check this out. I got 13 sensors now, whole bunch of sensors. Now the whole point of, uh, what we’re gonna be doing in the next video is we’re going to be able to pick and choose these sensors that we want. And we’re going to be able to display them as widgets. So let’s take a look at the other quad.
As you may recall, this guy’s only partially built, but his UART settings are going to be dramatically different. All right, first thing I’m going to do with the F seven is, uh, come in a beta flight and our ports on this one are gonna be vastly different. So on this one, your USB is turned on, and then if you come all the way down to [inaudible], that’s where we put our smart port. So you are at four is going to be the smart port. You aren’t six is where we put our S bus. So there’s our serial RX X right there. So serial RX on six and smart port on four is what you want to do for our good friend, uh, the F seven. So I’m going to go ahead and disconnect. All right. So, uh, next thing we’re going to do with our seven is give him some juice and he is now plugged in. All right. So we’ve got the F seven turned on and it’s got juice for this guy. It’s going to be pretty much the exact same drill. Let’s go here. Let’s go. The telemetry page. I did that by pressing the back, instead of going through all the pages again. So let’s go down to discover new sensors
And Discover, see this time we have 18, 18 that we can play with. All right. So there it is setting up telemetry on an older X8R and on the newer, newer, uh, Frsky R-SXR. They are both free sky D 16 protocol channel receivers with telemetry. So when I had an unplugged the seven, all right. So there it is. We learned how to get telemetry off of two different receivers. And, uh, the whole purpose of this is that we’re going to get into these widgets next video. We are going to learn how to set up the widgets and, you know, basically set up some of that interesting telemetry information so that, uh, um, you know, we’ve got something to look at besides, you know, a picture of our quad and, and, and the channel thing, as much as I love the channel thing, uh, getting telemetry information, probably a little bit more useful.
So be on the lookout for that in the next video. And, uh, don’t forget to comment like, and subscribe bribe. If you found value in the video, please do favor, hit that little bell, get notifications of future videos. Cause I got lots and lots and lots of videos coming out. And if you really like the video, if you really liked the video, do me a favor, share on social media, tell somebody, tell people that Tahoe, Steve is making videos about FPV racing, drones and the radio and everything else that is associated with it. So that’s it. I’m Steve Simon off till the next video. Thank you for staying until the end. See ya.