Another update on same day, Jetimodel is on fire today!
DC/DS-14/16/24 Firmware 4.27 Released
- Added the latest device definitions for REX Assist receivers, standard REX receivers and other devices.
- Updated voice announcements for REX A receivers (new telemetry variables, such as Roll, Pitch, G-Force).
- Added Swedish language (currently with English voice output).
- DITEX telemetry support (see notes).
- In the Timers/Sensors – Vario menu you can now create up to three independent configurations based on the switch position. You can set different e.g. climb/sink rates for each switch position. You can assign even different sensor variables.
- DS-14/16/24: System – View Inputs menu now displays positions of the installed switches correctly according to their visual state.
- DS-24: Preflight position check now works also for P9 and P10 controls on the backplate.
- DC/DS-24: Up to 6 controls available for selection in Advanced Properties – Sound of Proportional Controls menu (previously 4).
- Sensors can be renamed in Timers/Sensors – Sensors/Logging
- DC/DS-24: In Advanced Properties – Sound of Proportional Controls menu you can set a vibration alarm at center position of the selected controls/sticks.
- In the Timers/Sensors – Alarms menu you can see also the converted and actual values of the alarm variable.
- The Telemetry Controls are now able to process range of values greater than -32768 … 32767 (internally uses 32-bit registers).
- The System – Info form has been modified so that now it displays frequency band of the embedded RF modules.
- The Emulated controls in Advanced Properties – Wireless Module/Trainer menu now take into account the activation position if the 2- or 3-position switch is assigned to the function. Now you can use e.g. a three-position switch on a student’s transmitter to flip between 3 flight phases on the teacher.
- Lua: Debug output is not limited to 60 characters per line anymore (in case the text output is longer than 128 characters, it will be split to 2 lines).
- Lua: Added “:backspace” internal image.
- Lua for PC Emulator: File I/O operations are now always in binary mode.
- Lua: Added functions system.registerLogVariable() and system.unregisterLogVariable() (see Lua API V1.3 for more details).
- Lua: Added “sensorName” return parameter to the system.getSensors() function.
- Lua: Added io.readline() function.
- Lua: The form.addIcon() function can now accept system images.
- Lua: system.getInputs() is now able to read positions of the DS-24 backplate (P9, P10, SMSP).
- Lua: Added lcd.renderer() related functions for rendering antialiased polygons and polylines.
- If the transmitter is connected to the PC via USB, the OS command to safely remove a usb device will now work correctly.
- If the transmitter is connected to the PC via USB, it detects whether a backup has been applied using JETI Studio. It automatically offers you to shut down the transmitter after disconnecting from PC, which helps to preserve all files from the backup valid.
- The DC-24 Emulator (PC software) is now able to reload Lua applications on request. Lua status text at the bottom of the application is now selectable.
- Antialiased rendering of smooth curves (see Fine Tuning – Function Curves menu, Servo Balancer, mixer curves or Data Analyzer chart).
- If the Teacher mode is selected in Advanced Properties – Wireless Modes/Trainer, the teacher has now always full control over the airplane (with 100% gain) when flying together with a student.
- English telemetry description and strings can be translated to any language according to the transmitter language.
- If a 2- or 3-position switch is selected in the Input Selection dialog, the position of the switch is displayed.
There’s a few things here I really like:
- Possibility to rename sensors is a huge step forward to better user-experience. Now we have more freedom on the looks of main screen.
- Telemetry-controls handling bigger values. Yes. There’s people with for example over 32000mAh batteries.
- Switch-defining with graphical display of switch-position. Surprisingly handy!
- Lua: system.registerLogVariable() and system.unregisterLogVariable(), something I have waited. No need to make special-purpose log-files, now we are allowed to write to the actual log-file! (Expect RFID-app to get a conversion!)
- Lua: lcd.renderer(), smooooooth stuff on screen!