Choppergirl's Edgy Sound Pack for Open-TX

By choppergirl on Feb 06, 2021

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Welcome to Choppergirl's Soundpack for Open-TX Transmitters   sp . air - war . org

This is a page about adding a custom speach sound pack to your radio control transmitter used to control flying Planes, Quadcopters, Helis, Gliders, and my favorite, Flight Simulators.

I use my videos as page breaks between sections to break up the large blocks of text. Nobody likes eating big blocks of text.

Eventually I'll replace them with more relevant how-to and demo videos of my SoundPack. You hate irrelevant fluff, but I hate making how-to videos, so, bleh.

Just install it and try it, it only takes a minute to replace one /SOUNDS folder of files on your microSD with another folder. You're smart. You got da mad skillz.

Not for hallway monitors. Only for fuckin' renegades. No spineless obsequious worms need apply.

Fly it like you stole it. Sling it around that big beautiful ocean that is the sky. Climb like a monkey and fliy like the devil. A commons for all to enjoy.

Let no mortal man paint any line upon, or make any rule about, the playground that is my god damn fucking sky.

My name is Dysnomia, Δυσνομία, Patron Goddess of Absolute Freedom, Anarchy, and Aerial Combat, but you can call me CHOPPERGIRL.

❤️  Rock a New Girl on Your Radio   ❤️

I just released Version 2 of Choppergirl's Edgy Sound Pack for your Open TX transmitter.

V2 release is now available for download, which adds Simulator Voice Support for Liftoff, Velocidrone, RealFlight and Telemetry Support for Crossfire,. This pre-release includes about 125 new sound files, including the alpha bravo charlie military alphabet. It also includes optional editable transmitter models for the simulators and a Crossfire Checker voice reporting sound demo for full switch compliment trasnmitters.

27mb... 870 new sound files.. It will fit just fine on a 256mb microSD card or higher.

Non-executable sound files. Download with confidence that it's virus free.

Click Here to Download

If you are having to buy a card, I recommend you buy at least a 512mb microSD, 1gb, or 2gb card for future proofing. Most new transmitters come with a 512mb card which leaves you with plenty room to spare. It will fit just fine on a 256mb card if you nuke all the superfluous foreign language sound folders by deleting your /SOUNDS folder and completely replacing it with mine. Then the total SDcard contents will come out to be about 230mb, leavng you 10mb, or room for 1,000 models.

I also recommend you use Open-TX Companion and the Windows file viewer to pick out sound files to use, instead of scrolling through the insanely long list of sound files on your radio with the scroll wheel.

Unzip with Winzip, WinRar, newer versions of Windows file explorer, etc.

To install, just replace your /SOUNDS/en folder or the complete /SOUNDS folder if you have a256 card on your transmitter with mine included in the zip archive. Voila! Be sure to chose "English" (i.e. "en" ) as your radio language on the SYS gear icon tab at bottom.

More detailed quick instructions if you need them further down this page. -- choppergirl@air-war.org

What can you use audio sound files for?

  1. Verbal identification and confirmation of the function and positions of your transmitter switches. Beginner Vic-20 level, easy and simple, a piece of cake to do!
  2. Reading back telemetry values (for example, ground speed, altitude, rssi) or other values to you that couldn't access other wise. Intermediate C=64 level!
  3. Audio reporting of warnings or values (low battery, for example) when logical alarm conditions you set up are met so you don't have to watch them and can focus on flying instead. Advanced C=128 level!
  4. Decluttering your OSD from chart funk overload that obstructs and distracts your view and creates instrument fixation. Move all of them to audio reporting. You don't need to know your satelite count, altitude, ground speed, gps coords, rssi, or all that mess 99% of the time, so why have it obstructiong and reducing your view 100% of the time? Leave what you feel you absolutely think you obsesively watch all the time on the screen all the friggin' time, and move the rest to be reported on demand by you at the flick of a switch or press of a button. IMHO, the best OSD is no OSD at all. As an aerobatic pilot, I fly with zero OSD elments on screen for 100% unobstructed view, like I was swimming in it. Elite mode Amiga level unlock achieved!

Some nifty things about my Sound Pack:

➤ Drop in replacement for all other English Sound Packs
➤ 870 new audio files, more than any other sound pack
➤ If you use the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, or Chromium webbrowser that natively supports the .WAV MIME type, you can now browse and preview play individual sound files right from your webbrowser here: http://air-war.org/edgy/SOUNDS/en/
➤ From your desktop, you can browse in Windows Explorer and see the phrase said in the file, and sort by Album / Category. See how it looks in Windows Explorer here: http://air-war.org/graphics/edgy_dir_listing.jpg
➤ No more 4 different voices on your radio, finally your radio will talk to you in one voice.
➤ I down sampled everything to 16kbs, with no loss in sound quality, which should work on even the oldest transmitters, but let me know if otherwise
➤ Actively maintained, unlike all other sound packs
➤ Free! Download link is below the videos. Pimp your transmitter to the max with the latest and greatest. It's what you live for!
➤ Unlike those other sound pack chicas, I actually carve up the sky. Violently. Full acro. Battle. Bring it. Be warrior. Game face. Can't touch this! :)
➤ I'll keep you frosty and on your game. Don't just fly, tear up the sky... Play, play. My playlist to fly to: http://mv.air-war.org
➤ Let your transmitter watch and warn you of all the vlaues when they reach a certain point, you watch where you are going.
➤ Flying with friends? Turn them all down, on, or off with the twist of a pot setup as volume control
➤ Everyone else is flying the stock computer voice or if you're a creeper, the tired and jaded Amber. You're flying a new girl nobody's heard of before. Who's the cool one. Chyeah!
➤ When your friends ask, who the hell is that on your radio? You say it's Chopergirl, the patron goddess of aiir war! Guns guns guns, you're dead! Open up the portal, let the demon out!

Take your Open-TX transmitter to the next level, and do it all for free ! Well, I mean, there's Commodore level programming work invovled...

➤ Discover more view by getting rid of all that OSD crap in your view... be able to see everywhere again... and not have to look past an ocean of Ascii text rubbish.

➤ You don't have Sharpie text written all over your glasses or car windshield, do you? Imagine trying to drive a car let alone fly with all that quatsch in the way. The best OSD is no OSD at all.

➤ Talking transmitters are just way more fun ! You need a new friend anyway you can control. And now, for the technical crapola... you geeks, nerds, techies, and propeller heads live for...

You could probably use my Soundpack voice sound files for other things too, like...

  • adding speach to embedded Arduino projects
  • setting up a covert shortwave Numbers Station
  • mixing up a bizarre rap song
  • make a talking wall / alarm / cuckoo clock
  • splice together one bizarre ransom note style answering machine message like Archer to annoy his mom, eschew ever speaking to anyone ever again and instead answer all queries to you by flipping switches to give out pat little answers from your radio (I did that for a while from the Lazy Boy, to really tick off my mom)
  • hack your creepy Furby to talk English in my voice, whateva!
    All that's beyond the scope of this page. I'm just throwing it out there. I'll phuck the brains out of the first mortal tho that does the Furby thing, with the stipulation Freaky Furby gets to watch.

Be a powerful sneezer, and share this build far and wide with your friends ! It's the best hidden page on Rotor Builds : - )

--- Get it here ---

Direct Download Link from AirWar: (Full)
http://air-war.org/edgy/Choppergirls%20Edgy%20SoundPack%20English%20for%20OpenTX.zip

Download Directory (if the above does not work):
http://air-war.org/edgy/

Project Home Page:
http://edgy.air-war.org

These are simply .WAV sound files, I'm not responsible for any nonsense or bizarre damage you are able to do with them (how?) or shenanigans that ensue by stiching them together piece meal into some bizarre answering machine ransom note or bad rap song or Tiktok video :-)

--- Quick install instructions ---

➦ ➦ ➦ Basically, you just replace your /SOUNDS/en folder on your TX's microSD card with my /SOUNDS/en folder.

That's it! For some, that's all you need to know.

For the challenged, step by step instructions....

  1. unzip the Zip archive to your desktop. You'll get a "SOUNDS" folder with another "en" folder inside of it. The "en" stands for "English".
  2. connect to your transmitter with a USB cable (or put your microSD in a card reader)3.
  3. in My Computer, backup your old microSD cards /SOUNDS/en folder if you wish, or rename it to /SOUNDS/en_original , or... just delete it
  4. drag and drop my new replacement /SOUNDS/en folder that you just unzipped
    ..... onto your microSD card drive using Windows Explorer
    ..... to simply replace your old /SOUNDS/en folder. (say yes to replace queries)
  5. when done copying,,, disconnect safely from USB. you're done.
  6. if you don't hear new sounds when power cycling your radio, make sure your radio "Voice language" is set to "English" in SYS: Settings:(gear icon) 7.
  7. Caveat: Note that if you don't use the other language sound packs, if you are pressed for space on your microSD card, you can delete them.

    I highly recommend using Open-TX Companion to select sound files for your switches or functions, rather than chosing them from the radio interface. Typing them in from a computer keyboard is a lot easier than scrolling through hundreds of files with the scroll wheel, plus in Windows Explorer it's much easier to locate the name of the file you want especially if you need to configure many of them at one time. Note that Companion has a bug in it that won't let you blank out an entire text field and then start typing; you have to backspace but leave at least one dash there, then type, then go back and delete the dash, then finish typing your file name (if it goes out to seven characters).

➧➧➧ I hope you'll chose me as your co-pilot, because I live to play play in the sky, but if you don't like my voice, you can restore back to the stock /SOUNDS/en directory, or if you deleted it... download the computer voice generated soundsfiles again for your version of firmware under Sound Packs from https://www.open-tx.org/downloads are repeat the reinstall for it instead. This is a very simple and straight forward install, but if by some bizarre way you totally bodge things up, email me and I'll try to help.

----- Weird ASCII Art Read Me File is included in the Sound Pack----

Or you can read it here: Read Me File: http://air-war.org/edgy/_ReadMe.txt

Be sure to smash the ❤ Heart Like button at the top left corner of this build, it's kind of hard to find from the header graphic, if you like it ! Smash it ! I mean it ! Smash smash smash ! You like people making free stuff for you don't you? Smash it already ! ! ! But don't break your screen. Do it for the Lolz.

----- Random Weird Stuff about Me ----

Because, I don't know... words... some of my favorite things.

Before FPV, there was FPS. And before quadcopters, there was 2142
Of all the rubbish stock game servers in the world, there was one small highly modified boutique server
Choppergirl's AirWar
A labor of intense love by one girl, into which she poured her insane passion for battle and hundreds of thousands of hours of work
Be like the god you are and create. And so I did. Airwar was my baby, my labor of love. Give birth to dreams.
The best damn futuristic VTOL gunship pilots in the world
Came to lock horns and spar with each other on my server.
This was no sorry airplane combat sim. No.
Unlike nothing the gaming community had ever seen before...
My amazing Kicker python script sorted the wheat from the chaff, all comers could join until the server got full
Then the sorriest player would get kicked out the bottom, to always make room for one potential better
My carefully balanced and highly modified weapons and ingenious tricked out maps beckoned forth
A continuous poetry of debris and destruction raining from the sky, the most viscious, brutal aerial dog fighting ever
Working long hours late into the night until the morning light, for months on end, 5 years straight
Creating new weapons and twists to throw into my Roman Coloseum for the mortals to pick up and fight with
A self proclaimed Queen of Server Side Modding, keeping that server running
I polished and balanced like an Avalon game master ever so carefully my Chessboard Thunder dome Arena of Death
You did not need to buy the game to play, it was all done to a freely downloadable demo
To any comer I issued this siren song challenge emblazoned upon my dog tags, which now reside hidden over a grave in Conyers, GA...

I am hatred, I am war, I am everything you are looking for

Better to exorcise man's war like tendencies inside a virtual reality game, then in real life. and bring more needless pain and suffering into th world...

"@CHOPPER GIRL the famous choppergirl sidi server was the funnest, wildest place to play 2142 there ever was -- whether you were a gunship addict or not. the transport's poison gas bombs were the greatest. the eu gunships would vibrate at full speed. i used to play there for years as 'badnoodle'. CG, it's great to see you alive and kicking." == Youtube comment

But what does an old war horse ninja fighter pilot girl like me do in peace time.? Why, I do what I was born to do, I frolic in the sky and play and dance inside absolute freedom, like a happy little fish swimming through water. Rock on the hummingbird and the dragonfly. Play Play !.......

Pictures below:
-- My new Hayear 51mp digital microscope for soldering work, that I mouned on my ceiling to get the exact right magnification length. I'm almost completely blind by this point, I can't see jack shit, if I hold a Driver's License up to my face I can't read anything on it at any distance, so this is my struggle project to replace my fried out ESC, mount two strobes and a BEC, a ViFly buzzer, and work up some kind of 1 to 1 geared servo tilt mechanism for my FPV camera.

-- My two Radiomaster TX-16s's, Red Queen and Blue Caterpiller. Whooooooo.. are you? Off with her head!!! One custom reengineered by the Umbrella Corporation; the other to remotely control Botgrinder's Stoner Army...

--The black and white picture of me flipping a bird, is the boot screen I use on my radio. Right click on it and Save as... and rename it to "splash" (splash.png) and drop it into your TX's microSD /IMAGES/ folder. You can edit it with a paint program to make your own custom boot screen if you like.

Other Stuff:
While early pioneers were struggling to build quads out of wooden sticks, I was running a heavily modified Batttlefield 2142 and Battlefield 2 free public demo servers... for the most intense futuristic VTOL gunship and chopper / jet aerial combat ever.... called... Choppergirl's AIRWAR. 200,000+ players over 5 years. Good times. : ) The Queen of Server Side Modding, yo! I took those free to play public demos to a whole other wprldly intense air action battle, and made it rain a poetry of debris from the sky....

My big ass sprawling FPV research holder page: http://fpv.air-war.org

1,250+ hours in Liftoff. Friend the mother!@#$%ing Liftoff Princess on Steam :) ! : https://steamcommunity.com/id/choppergirl/

I have 3 people sized vintage airplane projects, Dorothy, Alice, and Jennie.. that I bought for $38, $99, and got free, respectively. http://air-war.org

I'm the only girl to have ever taken an airplane through a Taco Bell Drive-thru: http://air-war.org/poorgirl/PickupTrip/3-taco%20bell.jpg1

I sexually identify as an A-10 Thunderbolt: http://air-war.org/Valentine%20Card%20800%20600.jpg

My profile on HomeBuiltAirplanes, otherwise known as a cesspit of quadcopter haters: http://hba.air-war.org

Future Audio Stuff?
I may do a How to Install and Use Video next. You can, for example, set up logical condition swtiches to warn you, for example, when your battery voltage on your quad or transmitter get's low or your RSSI is critical, I haven't written such things up in the Readme yet. Some of you I'm sure already know how.

Or, I may do an English Expansion Pack of new ? Snarky Sayings ?, or a Mini German Sound Pack.as a first International Pack.

My next priority is making three straight forward "WHAT is it?", "WHERE to install it?", and "WHEN to use it?" how to videos. Until then, well, swim through some placeholder videos from my channel.

----- Contacting Choppergirl, come in Choppergirl, do you copy? ----

Questions? Comments? Input? Advice? Brilliant Ideas? Requests? Hate mail? Suggestions? Bug Reports? Neat things you do with audio reporting I haven't thought of yet? Positive Reinforcement? Email me... choppergirl@air-war.org

If you're not leaving behind a tangled convoluted twisted ball of string path in the sky, you're not really flying at all.

I'm struggling to be a peace time barnstorming pilot. In lieu of a target rich envrionment of enemies to process like a sewing machine through a slaughter house, thank the stars for hard core brutal aerobatics and speed. The cleaning lady is back in business...
Subscribe to my Youtube to be notified of new AirWar developments and releases
http://youtube.com/choppergirl

And don't forget to smash the like Heart button on this build in the top right corner of this page... scroll it back up to the top to see! Tnanks muchly and have phun with it !

Be a powerful sneezer, and share it with your RC groups and friends. This is one of my funky weird little passion projects that I keep polishing up for some reason.

Sling it arond the sky
Tear through that big baby blue ocean
A warm place with no memory
Go crazy, rock it hardcore
Do it all, try everything

choppergirl@air-war.org

http://choppergirl.air-war.org

Have you seen Choppergirl? Has anyone seen Choppergirl? Who tne phrack is Choppergirl? https://vimeo.com/490051050

More funky Choppergirl videos.... Subscribe to me on Youtube to stay in the loop.

youtube . com / CHOPPERGIRL

Photos

Part List

Frame

 FLYWOO Mr.Croc-HD Frame 5cinch \ 6inch \ 7 inch racing FreeStyle for DJI FPV Air Unit DJI Digital FPV System (2 builds)
Flywoo.net
$52.99

Flight Controller

Flywoo Goku F722 Mini 20x20 Flight Controller - Choose Your Version (10 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.88

ESCs

20x20mm Flywoo GOKU 406S 40A BL_32 2-6S DShot1200 4in1 Brushless ESC for Cinewhoop RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$57.35

Motors

4 x BrotherHobby Avenger 2806.5 1300Kv Motor (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$91.96

Propellers

2 Pairs Dalprop Fold 2 F7 7 Inch Folding Propeller Smooth DIY Props Long Range Compatible POPO for FPV Racing RC Drone (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$5.29

FPV Camera

DJI Digital HD FPV Air Unit (228 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.00

FPV Transmitter

DJI Digital FPV Air Unit - Ultra Low Latency 720p 120FPS Digital HD (228 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$179.00

Antenna

TBS Crossfire Immortal T Antenna V2 - Extended (8 builds)
Getfpv.com
$5.95

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Diversity Nano Rx - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (80 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Batteries

Molicel P42A 21700 4200mAh 45A Battery - 18650 Battery Store (9 builds)
18650batterystore.com
$6.99

Radio

RadioMaster TX16S Hall Sensor Gimbals 2.4G 16CH Multi-protocol RF System OpenTX Mode2 Transmitter for RC Drone (57 builds)
Banggood.com
$185.99

Goggles

DJI FPV Goggles V2 (115 builds)
Getfpv.com
$569.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (30 builds)
Amazon.com
$299.96

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (23 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$119.95

Radio Module

Team BlackSheep TBS Crossfire TX | Heli-Nation.com (11 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$208.95

Battery Charger

ToolkitRC M6 V2 DC 150W 10A LCD 2-6S Lipo Batarya Akıllı Denge Şarj Aleti Boşaltıcı Servo Denetleyicisi Alıcı Sinyal Tes (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$28.61

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (241 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$49.99

Tools

Raitool 4pcs 1.5/2.0/2.5/3.0mm Hex Screwdriver Bits HSS Titanium Coated Repair Tool Sett HSS Titanium Coated Repair Tool Set (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$11.90

Backpack

RDQ FPV Backpack w/ Optional Rain Fly (17 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$79.99

Accessories

NetDot Gen12 L-Shape Magnetic Fast Charging Data Transfer Cable for Micro USB,USB-C Phones Come with 3 Connectors Each Cable[L-S
Amazon.com
$17.00

Misc Supplies

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Audacityteam.org
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choppergirl   57 mins ago  

choppergirl   7 days ago  
choppergirl   7 days ago 

I phoned in a tip... "Hey, this is Choppergirl calling in about that drone sighting you're getting your pant135 in a w4d about. Here's my tip: if you ed each others s, you'd lose all interest in chasing toys about the sky. Have phun with that. Bya!"

choppergirl   7 days ago 

I saw a green light once on a non-commerically available sophisticated device way up in the air once. Definitely a safety hazard to any helicopters.

I think it was a traffic light.

choppergirl   26 days ago  

Choppergirl's First UFO Sighting in Liftoff 1.3.13
http://soundpack.air-war.org


Choppergirl's First UFO Sighting in Liftoff 1.3.13
http://soundpack.air-war.org

choppergirl   Jun 28, 2021  
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Thank you! I started the design to set motor and stack position and just experimenting with different arm end core design, and at some point it was ready :D :D

choppergirl   Jun 24, 2021  
choppergirl   May 24, 2021  
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choppergirl   May 18, 2021 

So apparently, there is a fork of Open-TX to get the stagnating 2.4 release moving along... and the fork is called Edge-TX ( https://edge-tx.org/ ) This could be where Open-TX is headed... assuming it doesn't crater or get folded back into Open-TX.

I just proposed in their Discord that they were welcome to bundle my Edgy SoundPack as the default Voice shipped with Edge TX. But I literally have gotten zero feedback about it from anyone. My impression is mostly conjecture...that most people have no idea how to install it, why they would want it, what they would use it for, aren't intrested in doing any more than the bare minimum to get their transmitter to control their quad, or just outright dislike or hate my voice or are just pervy people who prefer autotuned Amber.

Ifyou hate my voice, let me know now, so I can cease and desist and you won't one day be flashing Edge Tx to your radio only to find what the hey, !!@#$%% choppergirl is bundled in it, I didn't want... THAT. All 2 cents welcome, but be nice.

choppergirl   May 13, 2021  
choppergirl   May 07, 2021  
choppergirl   Apr 23, 2021  

I just figured out how to bind the Trim Button Momentary Switchess to Channels, and thereby control the Liftoff Menu System and other things you would normalyl use the keyboard and mouse for, directly from your transmitter as controller, threefore I can finally pimp my Liftoff Model to be the most elite setup ever with some strategic button assignment planning.

32 channels - 4 AETR channels leaves me with 28 momentary transmitter buttons on my transmitter (not counting SI/SJ type button add mods) I can assign to Liftoff functions (and yes, I got that many buttons I can use).

I am going to record Audio Feedback Tracks for the following Liftoff functiosn that you can control via pressing a momentary switch or toggle button from your transmitter...


New voice verbal confirmation tracks to record:

=== LIFTOFF ==========================
Right
Left
Up
Down
Confirm
Cancel
Exit
Pauxe

Arm
Reset (have)
Rewind

Flight Mode Toggle
FPV Noise Toggle
Viewpoint Toggle
line of Sight Toggle
Fish Eye Toggle
Camera Angle Down
Camera Angle Up
Increase FOV
Decrease FOV
Free Flight Walk Toggle
Real Time Ranking Toggle
Drone Sensor Data Toggle
Turtle Mode (have)

Move Forward
Move Backwards
Move Left
Move Right
Look Up
Look Down
Look Right
Look Left
Jump
Place Drone

Push to Talk
Place Object
Remove Ojbect
Rotate Left
Rotate Right
Cycle View
Cycle Place Mode
Erase Toggle
Clear Selection
Translate Gizmo
Rotate Gizmo
Scale Gizmo

Hide UI
Next Music Track

Play Pause
Fast Forward
Rewind
Spectate Next
Spectate Previous
ViewPoint Toggle

=== VELOCIDRONE ==========================
Race Start
Camera Angle
Camera FOV
Screenshot
Reset (have)
Recharge battery
Custom Reset Position
BetaFlightProfile
Arm Motors (have)
Flip After Crash (have: Turble Mode)
Fire (have)

=== DRL ==========================
Restart
Recover

=== ORQA ==========================
Reset (have)

=== Crossfire ==========================
Min
Max
1RSS Uplink - received signal strength antenna 1 (RSSI) TBS CROSSFIRE RX
2RSS Uplink - received signal strength antenna 2 (RSSI) TBS CROSSFIRE RX
RQly Uplink - link quality (valid packets) TBS CROSSFIRE RX
RSNR Uplink - signal-to-noise ratio TBS CROSSFIRE RX
RFMD Uplink - update rate, 0 = 4Hz, 1 = 50Hz, 2 = 150Hz TBS CROSSFIRE RX
TPWR Uplink - transmitting power TBS CROSSFIRE TX
TRSS Downlink - signal strength antenna TBS CROSSFIRE TX
TQly Downlink - link quality (valid packets) TBS CROSSFIRE TX
TSNR Downlink - signal-to-noise ratio TBS CROSSFIRE TX
ANT Sensor for debugging only TBS CROSSFIRE TX
GPS GPS Coordinates TBS GPS / FC
Alt GPS Altitudes TBS GPS / FC
Sats GPS Satellites acquired TBS GPS / FC
Hdg Magnetic orientation TBS GPS / FC
RxBt Battery voltage TBS GPS / FC/ Crossfire Rx/ Core
Curr Current draw TBS GPS / FC/ Crossfire Rx/ Core
Capa Current consumption TBS GPS / FC/ Crossfire Rx/ Core
Ptch FC Pitch angle FC
Roll FC Roll angle FC
Yaw FC Yaw angle FC
FM Flight mode FC

=== RealFlight ==========================
Dual Rates
Flaps *have)
Smoke
Mode
Throttle Hold
Ail. Rate
Rudd. Rate

Reset (have)
Select
Cancel (have)
Up (have)
Down (have)

=== FrSky Telementry Information: ==========================
https://ardupilot.org/copter/docs/common-frsky-protocol-info.html

Someone asked me to record "Pull up! Pull up! Terraine! Terrain!" so I'll knock that one out as well. Any other voice tracks that would be very handy you think I should knock out while I'm at it, reply to this thread.

I'm really, really backlogged on producing How To Videos redarding installing/using/getting the moust out of... my SoundPack... because well, I just hate the idea of making them... so if anyone is out there who absolutely lives to produce How To Videos and wants to get with me and collaborate, hit me up. Nobody will, but I thought I'd put it out there and sk anyway.

choppergirl / Airwar
https://rotorbuilds.com/build/26173

choppergirl   Apr 17, 2021  
choppergirl   Apr 16, 2021  
choppergirl   Mar 24, 2021  
choppergirl   Mar 23, 2021  

Spotting the "Killer Variety XT-60"
Picture: https://rotorbuilds.com/pictures/f_13906_WoBisNuQWNloQ95WLCAUv5U1V.jpg
Note how jacks come right up to the plastic case housing lip, and are not recessed nearly enough by a factor of 1/10th what they should be, defeating any reverse polarity mating protection offered by the design of the plastic housing. Do not rely on color or shape of housing - what you are looking for is the depth of the gold colored jacks inside in reation to the edge lip of the plastic mating housing around it. I'll try and take a side by side picture with an okay XT-60 at the exact same angle later- it's 6am atm.

Here's a quick test I came up with of how you can tell if you've got an equipment "Killer" variety male XT-60 connector on your quad or other equipment. Press your index finger against the open end of it. If you can feel the two metal prongs pressing into your finger (almost immediately, actually), you've got a bogus connector. If you can NOT feel the prongs poking into your fingers, you've got a good one.

Good = prongs recessed 2.00mm, not abke to feel prongs at all

Bad = prongs recessed 0.20mm, feel them poking into your finger

If your cap has some juice in it, you might get zapped (maybe) if you have a killer variety, but it will across your fingertip and not through your heart so it shouldn't kill you. I checked my DJI goggles male connector, and mine was okay, so there may be a good widely available reference connector of how one should feel / look for you.

Today:

Hello Flywoo Customer Service...

I bought your Flywoo 7" Mr. Croc about a yearago.

After only one flight, I completely fried the ESC by mating the battery connector in backwards on the bench and have not flown it since as the ESC was immediately destroyed. Half of the FETs on the ESC are dead.

This is not suppose to be possible with an XT-60, but it did, within one second with a loud pop and burnt smell.

It perplexed me how this happened, as it wasn't suppose to be possible at all, but I have figured it out today.

The black XT-60 used on your Flywoo Mr Croc, at least my V2 motor version, and possibly any other quads you build with this brand of male XT-60 connector, is not built to spec and defective and carries a high risk potential of unnecessarily damaging the quad.

The defect lies in the use of the black XT-60 male connector on your quad.

The metal jacks inside come right up to the lip of the plastic housing, and are only recessed about 0.20mm

This defeats the safety mechanism that is built into an XT-60 manufactured to spec that keeps these jacks from making contact when plugged in backwards.

On a standard yellow male XT-60, the clearance between the top of the metal jacks housing is 2.00mm... about 10x deeper from the lip of the housing, preventing both contacts from making contact.


If you have a Flywoo quad, or well maybe otherwise, this post is my way of warning you to check your XT-60 male connectors and make sure the metal jacks don't come right up almost to the plastic lip of the housing. A proper one should have the tips recessed 2.00mm below the lip of the plastic housing, not less... like.. in this case... 0.20mm

rareskyfive   Mar 23, 2021 

Thanx for sharing, it helped me a lot.

choppergirl   Mar 23, 2021 

Did you find one on your stuff? If so, what brand/model.

Whatever you do, don't plug a battery in it backwards to test or you'll fry out components. Use my finger test, a small ruler, digital calipers, or visually compare it to another XT-60 connector. Sude by side, you can see the difference between 0.20mm and 2.00mm

Anyone who wonders why a 1:10x ratio manufacturing mistake would matter, consider trying to use a 1 foot x 1 foot bathroom by someone who read the architectural blue prints wrong, versus a 10 foot by 10 foot bathroom. The first bathroom, you don't entirely fit inside and are probably peeing on the wall and yourself. The second, you have luxuiousy room for a tub, a shower, a toilet, a sink, mirror, cabinets, and even a tanning bed if you so desired. Sorry for the graphic example, but it's the first one that came to mind when I pulled out a metal tape measure.

I've asked my friend with a Flywoo Explorer LR, if his Flywoo uses the same incorrectly manufactured connector. Its a silent snake waiting to bite you bad.

choppergirl   Mar 23, 2021 

OMG, Flywoo customer support is dense. They don't get it that I am trying to help them.

They offered me a 10% discount on a replacement flight controller. My quad ESC is fried. There is no help for it but an entire replacement quad.

I bought a replacement ESC, I've got the equipment and know how to install it, but not the vision any more. So yeah, no help for this quad ATM but an entire new quad. Which I'm not asking for. All I want is for them is to source a better XT-60 so other people won't get burned.

choppergirl   Mar 09, 2021  
choppergirl   Mar 09, 2021  
choppergirl   Mar 08, 2021  

I got my new Hayear 51mp digital microscope early today; I mounted it on my ceiling pointing down. Check out the pics! I didn't like the short stand I bought for it, the magnification was way too great, but up on the ceiling the distance its just right, and it's out of the way and no vibration from moving your work. I used a salvaged broken bendy arm desk lamp as the mount.. took out the guts and the shade off, snipped a hole in the back, and stuck it through using strofoam to hold it in place..

First picture is of that on the ceiling, second picture is at zero digital zoom on my 46" flatscren TV, and 3rd picture is at miximum digital zoom (2x) via the infrared remote, which is might turn out very handy. If I moune my lighting on the ceiling pointed at the work, everything really will be out of the way. I wonder why nobody's done it this way before. No shake at all from sliding your work around.

I hope it works out for me. Now, whether an almost blind girl can solder those bloody tiny crossfire nano pads with this Insanoscope... remains to be seen... not looking forward to it!

https://rotorbuilds.com/pictures/f_13906_8dTLNYokhY2T6k0JAG4sqBslI.jpg
https://rotorbuilds.com/pictures/f_13906_IgtqYv51IJvyaDbKyxrtBgYOM.jpg
https://rotorbuilds.com/pictures/f_13906_vBEPKhGsazEk0QZfr5NVuhQc0.jpg
https://rotorbuilds.com/pictures/f_13906_2WBf2hLKzt9gJUxyp8lLPD03N.jpg
https://rotorbuilds.com/pictures/f_13906_blBYo295wEaskIenqJMajXsdk.jpg
https://rotorbuilds.com/pictures/f_13906_f0hzzoWqR4dGQ5gJqDWvKSuRQ.jpg

If anyone asks why I have a desk lamp mounted upside down on my ceiling, just tell them it's because I fly aeriobatic quadcopters... upside down, right side up, makes uh no difference to meeee.... https://rotorbuilds.com/build/26173

choppergirl   Mar 08, 2021  

Fpvdronepilots.com banned me yesterday for posting a picture of my pilots license, and deleted my old annoucnement about my Soundpack, and Rotorbuilds hid my Soundpack build page from the public apparently for adding videos from my Youtube Channel. I thought the guys at HomebuiltAirplanes were bad for banning me for asking if I should take an aviation job in the Arctic. Like seriously, wtf. Hackers would built the internet would never be down with this level of censorship. That delete and ban button is for robot spam, not censorship.

My license: http://air-war.org/graphics/license%20to%20frolic%20in%20the%20sky.jpg

Rotorbuilds hides my build off my profile, featured, and leaderboard: https://rotorbuilds.com/profile/13906
Sound Pack Page: https://rotorbuilds.com/build/26173

Could I do this aviation job: https://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/threads/could-i-do-this-aviation-job.33254/page-2#post-523826

I left gneeral aviation because 50% of the guys were total flaming Republican arrogant misogynistic douchebags and millenial haters. Well dang, if I'm going to get censored by quadcopter forums, I'm just not going to develop for the hobby any further.

You wonder why there are no girls in your hobby, now you know... shrug efff this.

Granted, I think the more shaggy and cruffly renegade skateboarder hippie types of you are cool and down with me; it's those DJI Mavic Level mode fliers that are probably getting my goat up...

/end rant

choppergirl   Feb 07, 2021  

You need an Open-TX based transmitter to make use of this such as the Radiomaster TX-16, Jumper T16 or T18, Taranis QX9D, TBS Tango, or many others, etc.

  • This Sound Pack is free, and is released under the GPL - it costs you nothing to download and install.

  • I may make a How to Rock a Sound Pack video, on how to get the most out of a sound pack and turn your TX into a Transmitter of the Gods. My TX is tricked out to do a whole lot more, but I was in a 10 minute rush to make the demo video.

  • If there is enough interest, I'll make another major release (aka "Snarky") in the future, or an ♠ Expansion Pack ♠, or an ♦ Auxilliary Pack ♦ with a lot more custom sounds (such as swap ins for Hello/Goodbye) you can drag and drop and swap in.
VRMan3D   Feb 25, 2021 

Please, please make the "snarky" version. But i love the current version.
ok gurl, you want me to make openTX lua Defender. i could probably do that - but dang i''m kinda burnt out from programming and just wanna fly....

OptimaZe   Feb 06, 2021  

Brilliant! Very nice work!

choppergirl   Feb 06, 2021 
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Thanks! If there's enough interest in the long run, I'll do a massive expansion pack for it. These are what I consider the base foundation files, to be a drop in replacement for any ohter English sound pack, and establish a beachhead... and get it out in front of the community for some feedback and real world use.

VRMan3D   Feb 25, 2021 

Agreed ...

choppergirl   Feb 22, 2021  

Find it on your favorite forum!
Here's a list of RC forum threads and posts I've made to annouce my Sound Pack for Open-TX:

Flighttest:
https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F-choppergirls-edgy-sound-pack-english-for-open-tx-transmitters-%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F.66474/

Hobby Squak:
https://www.hobbysquawk.com/forum/electronics-and-rc-accessories/rc-radios-receivers-and-accessories/298086-new-choppergirl-s-edgy-sound-pack-for-open-tx-transmitters-750-new-audio-files

RC Talk:
https://www.rctalk.com/forum/threads/%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F-choppergirls-edgy-sound-pack-english-for-open-tx-%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F.129711/

RCU Forums:
https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-radios-transmitters-receivers-servos-gyros-157/11687484-choppergirls-edgy-sound-pack-open-tx-transmitters.html

RC Groups:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3822935-Hi-my-name-is-Choppergirl-and-I-made-a-new-Sound-Pack-for-Open-TX#post46602857

RaceDay Quads:
https://www.racedayquads.com/tools/forum/forums/4793-fpv-quads-general-discussion/topics/22740-choppergirl-s-edgy-sound-pack-for-all-open-tx-transmitters

Quadcopter Forum:
http://quadcopterforum.com/threads/choppergirls-edgy-sound-pack-english-for-all-open-tx-transmitters.25452/#post-81222
DIYDrones:

https://diydrones.com/forum/topics/choppergirl-s-sound-pack-for-open-tx-transmitters
FPV Drone Pilots:

https://fpvdronepilots.com/threads/%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F-choppergirls-edgy-sound-pack-%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F-for-open-tx-transmitters.3837/#post-31484

UAV Coach:
https://community.uavcoach.com/topic/9208-choppergirls-edgy-sound-pack-for-open-tx-transmitters/?tab=comments#comment-31854

Drones.Org
https://www.drones.org/forums/t/choppergirls-edgy-sound-pack-for-open-tx-transmitters.44/

Drone Vibes:
https://www.dronevibes.com/forums/threads/%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F-choppergirls-edgy-sound-pack-english-for-open-tx-transmitters-%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F.69514/

InfoFPV
https://intofpv.com/t-choppergirl-s-edgy-sound-pack-for-open-tx-transmitters

FPVBook:
https://www.fpvbook.com/video/play/2366/%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F-rock-a-new-girl-on-your-radio-%E2%9D%A4%EF%B8%8F%EF%B8%8F/

choppergirl   Feb 22, 2021  

Welp, I just bought this bloody expensive pink digital microscope to try and do severe micro-surgery on my quad and resolder in a new ESC after I fried the original one by plugging in the XT-60 backwards on the bench...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002192778919.html?spm=a2g0o.home.s_00008.15.650c2145azJxSz

Yes, apparently, you can plug in XT=60's backwards, and I had marked all of mine before hand with a red/black sharpie marker with +/- signs on every yellow XT60 connector I ahd so it would never happen... but guess where the one and only black XT60 connector was... on my Flywoo Quad :-/ Only takes less than a second and 50% of your FETs are fried in one loud spark pop.

Not looking forward to it at all, because they soldered all the leads on the bottom side of the ESC to make it look clean, wheich means I literally ahve to take off all the motors and tear the thing completly apart. Do not solder to the bottom of ESC's... it's a bad idea obviously.

choppergirl   Feb 08, 2021  

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