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  • RCT Firmware Uploader Updated! - 02.12.2017
    A small but sometimes irritating issue with RCT Firmware Uploader is now fixed. Slow USB-adapters There's been a few cases where users USB-adapter have been a bit slow to respond.…

  • Jetimodel DS-24 & Assist News - 23.11.2017
    Jetimodel have added some new info to their website, let's have a quick look. DS-24 Product Page Is now available here. Info on tech-specs, all color's presented and manuals for…

  • Jeti Studio 1.0.6 Is Out! - 17.11.2017
    Jeti Studio 1.0.6 is out, open your Jeti Studio and check for updates, download and update. Easy as 1-2-3 :) After updating you are asked to download new definitions, so…

  • Artificial Horizon App Is Out (Jetimodel) - 15.11.2017
    Yes, Jetimodel makes Lua-apps too! Artificial Horizon App for Assist Now how cool is this on your main screen: Settings are easy: And the best of it, source code is…

  • Easier RFID-Sensor assembly! - 12.11.2017
    If you have made RFID-Sensors you have been fiddling with the amount of wires needed. Malte Schröder has help for you! Middle PCB Malte designed a simple PCB to be…

  • Jeti VarioMeter Updated - 12.11.2017
    After some reports from users with Ebay-bought BME280 not working and after some investigation I found out that some units have different I2C-addresses. Changing the address would require fiddling with…

  • Releasing own Lua-apps or sensor-firmware - 11.11.2017
    I'm beginning to see more and more Lua-apps and Sensor-firmware's released on the forums based on my work. Let's start by saying that all of this is great! The fact…

  • CB400 Firmware Update – 900MHz - 11.11.2017
    Jetimodel just released firmware 1.09 for Central Box 400. Now with 3 satellites Main purpose is to keep the traditional 2 satellites and add a possibility to use RSat 90o…

  • Jeti Assist receivers available! - 07.11.2017
    Hacker-Motor have today posted info on Assist-receivers: so EU-users have oppoptunity to test the long-awaited "All-In-One" receivers. New Device Bin's You also need new device-files ot put in your transmitters…

  • WarmTX in stock again – Prepare for winter! - 01.11.2017
    Finally, at last I got my needed components for WarmTX, the savior of hands in the colder weathers! WarmTX History WarmTX is designed by a Finnish guy called Xen some…

  • I Just learned something new… - 31.10.2017
    ...well, actually two things. Number One Website's CDN is broken so it's disabled, Amazon broke something.... Should not impact too much, backbone is in good shape. I'll look into it…

  • DIY-Sensor programming tutorial published - 29.10.2017
    I made a quick video to guide users on how to program the DIY-sensors you guys are making. Video is also available on the DIY-Sensor FAQ-page here. Programming RC-Thoughts DIY-Sensors…

  • Momentary To Latching (Lua) is now DC/DS-14/16 compatible - 28.10.2017
    As title says, the nifty little app here is now compatible with 14/16-transmitters as well. So if you need this small function-addy head it's now available to all transmitters. Tested…

  • RCT-LiPoWatcher updated – 14/16 available again - 28.10.2017
    After some great ideas from community RCT-LiPoWatcher is now in version 1.2. Changes Function principle is now max-voltage per measurement period - Adds accuracy Average-calculation is changed optimized heavily for…

  • I Need Your Help! - 22.10.2017
    After releasing LiPo Watcher I got several questions to make it support LiFe and/or Li-Ion too. Code is ready! Already wrote the code for this, and it works: But there's…

  • LiPo Watcher Released! - 22.10.2017
    I don't know what you guys have been reading but there's been several request's all of the sudden for this kind of app in the past few days. So it…

  • Big update for Lua Telemetry-Percentage - 21.10.2017
    After a user sent me a great idea for possibility to use receiver voltages as sensors for Telemetry Value To Percentage I quickly discovered that there's some more work to…

  • Lua-app FuelDisplay updated - 19.10.2017
    Small but annoying bug in FuelDisplay is now fixed. The symptom When model was selected (or transmitter started) the app announced a warning of fuel remaining being under set alarm-value.…

  • Paypal has DNS-issues – No donations possible UPDATED - 16.10.2017
    Problem? UPDATED! Unfortunately Paypal has some nameserver-issues that makes donations impossible at the moment. Some info on the issue can be found here. Thanks to Mathieu for the tip! I…

  • Jeti Studio 1.0.5 is out - 15.10.2017
    New version is out, version is now 1.0.5. What's new or changed? No release notes available but here's something I found out from the interwebs: Log-files can be sorted by…

  • Lua FuelDisplay Released - 15.10.2017
    After a reader's request a small but nifty all-in-one Lua-app is born, RCT FuelDisplay for the users of RCT Jeti FuelSensor. RCT FuelDisplay Is Out Featured Functions Well, very simple!…

  • VarioMeter – Update – Yes, again… - 15.10.2017
    VarioMeter got an update again. I'll promise not to touch it for a while :) Changes in version 1.4 Experimental support for MS5611 and LPS311 sensor-modules Automatic detection of sensor-module…

  • Jeti VarioMeter is Now More Versatile! - 14.10.2017
    Some days ago VarioMeter got an updated Vario-filter with great improvement in performance. I wanted to give users a possibility to tweak the Vario behavior so I added settings via…

  • Small update to RCT Firmware Uploader - 12.10.2017
    After one report of a bigger firmware not being uploaded with RCT Firmware Uploader I adjusted timeouts a littel bit. Version 1.0.5 is now tested with the firmware reported. Download…

  • VarioMeter got a BIG update! - 09.10.2017
    One of the most popular DIY-sensors is the RCT Jeti VarioMeter, and it just got even better! Jeti VarioMeter v1.2 changes This is one of the biggest function-changes I have…

  • DIY-Sensor Survey – Results - 08.10.2017
    It's been a few weeks since I asked all of you builders of DIY-sensors to ask a few questions about them. I got a really nice amount of answers too!…

  • Lua-app DualTurbine is released - 08.10.2017
    After a request from France there's a new Lua-app out for the big boys with two turbines in same plane. Reader who contacted wanted an easy way to monitor the…

  • Little big Lua-app release – TimeSpeaker is out! - 07.10.2017
    Smallest Lua-app for Jeti! RCT-TimeSpeaker A user on a forum needed a function where transmitter would speak current time. Since Jeti transmitter does not do that I made a tiny…

  • Workplace – It really was time… - 30.09.2017
    ...to clean it up! You know when... ...you just "keep on working" and first there's just some small wires left on the table. Then there's PCB's. Then there's packing material,…

  • Fuel Sensor updated – Fuel Memory! - 30.09.2017
    I just added a nice feature to Jeti FuelSensor, you can now store consumed fuel (ml) and remaining tank-value (%) to memory between flights. How it works You connect a…

  • Flat Battery Before Flight – Warning – Part II - 22.09.2017
    This is well known, useful alarm for Jeti, found on various forum’s in the world wide wait. There might be times when the original way does not work, for example…

  • REX Assist news - 18.09.2017
    Looks like REX Assist receivers are out too soon. At least their manual is :) REX Assist features Not too bad when browsing through the list: Up to 16 stabilized…

  • Jeti Fuel Sensor – Big update! - 18.09.2017
    Ever since Jeti Fuel Sensor was released here I have had my email going pretty hot. mainly there was two things readers wanted, first was bigger compatibility with flow-modules needing…

  • Powerbox transmitter is coming – Demo is out - 17.09.2017
    I'm sure this will be very interesting! As we know Weatronic was acquired by Powerbox some time ago. At first it was thought Powerbox would re-brand the transmitter but after…

  • RC-Thoughts Firmware Uploader officially released! - 17.09.2017
    It was time to consider the application ready for official release! RC-Thoughts Firmware Uploader Is a simple software to upload DIY-sensors firmware-files to Arduino with minimal extra hazzle with libraries,…

  • RC-Thoughts Firmware Uploader Updated – Need testers! - 16.09.2017
    I would be happy if people would test RC-Thoughts Firmware Uploader in various computers. Application is updated with correct dll-files and is now tested by me in Windows 10 64-bit…

  • Max Current Display Lua added! - 15.09.2017
    Well. I'm here to serve the community and a user wanted one small app. Not that I really see the need but hey. who am I to ask :) And…

  • Have you done a DIY-sensor? Take a survey! - 12.09.2017
    I really would like to know a bit what DIY-sensors have been built and little bit of the amounts. Also very interested if you have had any issues with building…

  • Jeti AltMeter is updated! - 12.09.2017
    I thought no-one is using Jeti AltMeter after i released Jeti VarioMeter. Oh, so wrong I was! All the TU2-module users who does not use Jeti transmitter but looks sensor'values…

  • RC-Thoughts Firmware Uploader! - 04.09.2017
    I would be happy if people would test RC-Thoughts Firmware Uploader in various computers. Features 32-bit software, runs in 32/64-bit Windows Uses avrdude for the actual upload Minimal hazzle with…

  • DIY Sensor FAQ published - 03.09.2017
    Every now and then I'm getting questions on DIY-sensors. I collected the most frequent ones to a FAQ-page here, have a look if you have questions :)

  • Jeti Dual HighTemp Sensor released! - 02.09.2017
    If you ever have wanted a affordable way to measure temps beyond MT125, MT300 or RCT Jeti FourTemp, here's the solution. Turbine-temperatures is not a problem, this little baby does…

  • RC-Thoughts Merchandise now available! - 01.09.2017
    Well, basically this started as a egoistic desire to get some T-shirts and hoodies. But to get custom and good quality print was not that easy so I begun reading…

  • Jeti Fuel Sensor updated! - 01.09.2017
    Users really are useful! Bug in Jeti Fuel Sensor Honestly, I'm embarrassed, this really should not have gone through testing. When using fuel from tank the "Fuel Remaining" percentage-value was…

  • DC-24? Update at once! - 21.08.2017
    Jetimodel just announced following: Important notice for DC-24 owners We strongly recommend to owners of the DC-24 transmitters to update their transmitters with the latest version 4.24. Latest tests have shown,…

  • Jeti Fuel Sensor released! - 20.08.2017
    Ever wanted to know how much fuel you have left? Wanna do some DIY? Here we go! Jeti Fuel Sensor Features: Fuel consumption in ml Fuel flow speed in ml/m…

  • Jeti G-Force Sensor is updated - 19.08.2017
    The Jeti G-Force Sensor here is updated to v.1.3. Changes Removed pitch/Roll angles. Does not work in real life, may come back to this at some point. Added possibility of…

  • Jet World Masters – Opening Day - 13.08.2017
    RC-Jets been flying all week their practicing flights for the competition, and now the time for practice is over. Today was the official opening day with a flight-show with all…

  • Jet World Masters 2017 – Preview II - 11.08.2017
    Took a quick visit to Jämijärvi today, also trying to get familiar with the loaner-camera, not easy job... Anyway, no extra text, five pics :)

  • Jet World Masters – Preview - 08.08.2017
    Jet World Masters are this year held in Jämijärvi, Finland. Called "Jämi", Jämijärvi is just ~80km from Tampere where I live so I'm lucky to have the possibility to visit…

  • Jeti VarioMeter updated - 07.08.2017
    A small update to Jeti VarioMeter: Modifications Altitude redefined Separate values for absolute altitude and relative altitude Naming of altitudes makes Jeti now announce right sensor-type when using telemetry announcement…

  • Jeti GPS-Sensor updated! - 07.08.2017
    Firmware version 1.4 is out for Jeti GPS-Sensor. Added functions Variometer (Experimental!) Modifications Altitude redefined Separate values for absolute altitude and relative altitude Naming of altitudes makes Jeti now announce…

  • Jeti VarioMeter released - 06.08.2017
    Since the Jeti AltMeter done here uses air pressure to get altitude the way to vario sensor was relatively short. Turned out filtering and smoothing the vario value did take…

  • Jeti GPS-Sensor updated - 03.08.2017
    After an idea from a reader (Thanks Kim!) I decided to make life a bit easier regarding Jeti GPS-Sensor. Automatic restart implemented The way Jeti works with sensors is that…

  • Jeti CDI-Sensor is published - 03.08.2017
    Yeah, I'm a telemetry-freak, I know :) I "accidentally" got me a quite nice Yak 54 with gas-engine and did not have the stuff to get propeller rpm. So I…

  • Firmware 4.23 released - 03.08.2017
    While this could be called a "patch-release" there is some new stuff anyway: Added features Latest device definitions for MRPM HALL, CORTEXpro, AXON and other devices. Modifications While editing the…

  • DIY Jeti-sensors – New library - 01.08.2017
    I've been in contact with Radek who is the author of the Jeti-library in most of my DIY-sensors. (His Github is here). We've had some talks about datatypes and so…

  • Latching Student-Teacher function - 23.07.2017
    The need? A user wanted a quite special function yesterday that really got me baffling for while for a solution. Here's the wished functions: 2-position trainer switch Momentary rescue-switch Trainer…

  • RFID-Sensor on sale! - 20.07.2017
    Get yours while they last! Last RFID-sensors are now on sale for 29,90€ per piece, so head on to shop and get yours! Update: SOLD OUT!

  • Text To Speech fixed - 08.07.2017
    The service taking care of the actual text to speech conversion had their website's certificate expired yesterday and that meant TTS on RC-Thoughts did not work anymore. Issue is now…

  • Bling your Jeti – Backplate! - 03.06.2017
    Bling noun UK: /blɪŋ/ US: /blɪŋ/  "Jewellery or decoration that attracts attention because it is very noticeable and looks expensive: She wore a fake-fur coat, big sunglasses and lots of bling." (Taken…

  • How to charge RX-pack during flight? - 03.06.2017
    While visiting Habo Helimeet this year I saw something interesting in one of the Miniature Aircraft's Whiplashes. There was actually a charger for the RX-battery on it, not new by…

  • Habo Helimeet 2017 (Sweden) - 03.06.2017
    Definitely one of the heli-highlights of the year, Habo Helimeet! I was visiting Habo for the first time last year and made a promise I'll be back this year too,…

  • Springcamp 2017 – Paattinen Turku - 03.06.2017
    It's time for heli-camps! Gotta love the spring and beginning of summer. Four heli-camps in five weeks! Black dot is my hometown Tampere and blue dots are locations of the…

  • RPM to headspeed is updated - 20.05.2017
    AlastairC's nice little app is updated to 1.1, check it out here! RPM to Headspeed Really simple, converts RPM from motor to headspeed with by user given gear ratio (gear…

  • Logical Glow-channel - 17.05.2017
    User approached with request on how to achieve his engine's glow to be operational in two cases using three position switch and throttle-stick: Glow should be ON when switch is…

  • Cortex got Jeti integration - 14.05.2017
    It's been on rumors and promises a while, now its here! Cortex Pro has Jeti integration Taken from Jeti USA Facebook: This is included in firmware update 1.2 available on Bavarian…

  • Jeti Airspeed Sensor is out! - 14.05.2017
    Some time ago I was asked about a affordable way to have a warning before going into stall with a scale-plane. Since true airspeed is one of the most reliable…

  • Weatronic is history - 13.05.2017
    According rumors one of the high-end radio-systems, Weatronic is now history. Powerbox Systems Weatronic was acquired by Powerbox Systems in april 2016 and as (now old) information then stated they were…

  • Jeti G-Force Sensor is out! - 13.05.2017
    Ever wanted to know the stress on wings? Or forces when doing a sharp, long turn? Need to launch wingtip-smoke automatically with your scale-jet in sharp turns? Wanna see what…

  • New RCT-Sensor coming soon - 11.05.2017
    Well. Simply put, this is fun :) Should not be too hard to guess what's coming!

  • Jeti GPS-Sensor updated - 10.05.2017
    Well. This was embarrassing :) My Jeti GPS-Sensor has a HDOP-value shown in extended mode. I thought i had everything sorted out correctly but as Martin Harris found out I…

  • DIY-sensors – Arduino Nano - 07.05.2017
    Some time ago one DIY-builder contacted me about not getting one of the DIY-sensor to work with Arduino Nano. It took a while to realize the root-cause, the difference is…

  • Lua RFID-Battery is updated - 01.05.2017
    The RFID-Battery application just got an small update. What's fixed? There was a possibility for user to crash the app if user tried to use announcement-switch when there was no…

  • New sensor released – Jeti GPS-Sensor - 01.05.2017
    It's out, now go and get some parts and enjoy some good old DIY! Features amd operating modes I wanted some extra functionality and possibility for user to choose the…

  • GPS – New DIY sensor on the way! - 30.04.2017
    Since nice postal-lady finally gave me the El Cheapo GPS-module I had to play with it for a day :) RC-Thoughts GPS-Sensor is soon here! Here's some screenshots:      …

  • RFID-Programmer is published! - 17.04.2017
    Some may have seen the video or news on RFID-Programmed I made to make my life easier. I just finished the How-To, check it out here. Soldering is fun! We…

  • Brain2 articles delayed - 16.04.2017
    Unfortunately Brain2 articles are delayed due waiting for a promised Brain2-fitting loaner-ESC to complete all testing. Sorry for the delay but I'd rather try to make complete articles. Photo by…

  • RFID Tag-programmer - 16.04.2017
    I'm lazy. And tag-programming via Jetibox always needs powering up the transmitter, receiver and whatnot. So I needed RFID Tag-programmer. Parts used Quite simple actually, RFID-board, 0.96" 128x32 OLED-screen, Arduino…

  • Hot air balloon – Record attempt in Finland - 16.04.2017
    Newspaper Keskisuomalainen in Finland published news today of a record attempt in Tikkakoski, Finland. Attempt was to use hot air balloon and go to 10 000 meters (~32 800 ft) and…

  • Optiguard Optiswitch - 14.04.2017
    It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Optipowers Ultraguard. Brilliant little device keeping power to RX and servos for a while in case of ESC/BEC/Main battery failure, really…

  • New app in Lua Hub – RPM to Headspeed - 12.04.2017
    As we know Scorpions new Tribunus ESC's do not have gear-ratio to RPM-telemetry. And we also know that especially in heli-use the motor's rpm is really not telling us anything,…

  • Very welcome Ditex-news! - 11.04.2017
    You all know the versatile Ditex-servos from Hacker right? (Picture from Ditex-servo) News The one thing we all were wondering was why Jeti USB-adapter cannot be used to program the servos. We…

  • RFID-Sensor in bulk-discount! - 09.04.2017
    I decided to put some RFID-Sensors to discount for all of you having more than one model! (I made a new batch!) Get 3 and the 3rd is 50% off!…

  • Site downtime fixed - 05.04.2017
    RC-Thoughts website suffered from 502 Bad Gateway errors for some hours today. The fault was on my server where hhvm-engine was stopped due some error and did not recover. And…

  • Brain2 Under The Hood? - 04.04.2017
    I contacted MSHeli some time ago about wanting to do some in-deep articles about new Brain2 and it's new functions. MSHeli responded very well and sent me one Brain2 for…

  • RFID-Sensor available again! - 04.04.2017
    It was about time! After some fighting with RFID-component supplier for some products that never arrived I switched supplier and have a new batch of RFID-Sensors available. Tags included! For…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Test Sensor released! - 01.04.2017
    Are you writing Lua-apps? Or need a easy way to test your alarm-functions of telemetry-values with ease? Then this might be for you! RC-Thoughts Jeti Test Sensor is released! Make…

  • Jeti Hall RPM-Sensor updated - 01.04.2017
    After a request from a Jetibox user the 5-bucks Jeti Hall RPM-Sensor received a little update Version 1.2 New feature It is now possible to monitor RPM-values of both main…

  • Daniel Larson Photos on RC-Thoughts! - 01.04.2017
    I've been looking at great photo's on a facebook group "RC Photos" every now and then. Since one of the things RC-Thoughts website is missing is pictures of the "hobby in…

  • OneCapacity now with automatic reset! - 26.03.2017
    OneCapacity got a fully automatic update. It is now possible to select voltage-sensor and take care of cumulative capacity to be reset automatically when new battery is connected. New functions…

  • AltAnnouncer small but useful update - 26.03.2017
    As usual, things evolve, so this time. Request from user A user was very found of AltAnnouncer but wanted a minimum altitude setting. This is now implemented, great if you…

  • AltAnnouncer has new feature! - 25.03.2017
    AltAnnouncer is something that have generated a lot of emails and contacts after it's release. It was meant to be a simple and short thing for a specific purpose but…

  • More German translations! - 25.03.2017
    Norbert Kolb was kind to translate some of Lua-apps to German. So now there is a German translations available for: OneCapacity AltAnnouncer RFID-Battery, both 14/16 and 24 versions! So head…

  • Big Lua update! - 25.03.2017
    Can't stop progress. Jetimodel have been improving Lua-possibilities in recent firmware-releases, first in 4.20 and then again in 4.22. Changes One of the most important things added was the io.readall(…

  • Introducing OneCapacity - 23.03.2017
    You have a current sensor that does not store value between usage. You use the same battery for several rounds of usage, this is especially often done with RX-battery. How…

  • Add a Safety Throttle Lock - 21.03.2017
    How do you make throttle-channel active for the whole flight only if throttle-stick is in it's lowest position when throttle-cut switch is activated? This is interesting brain-exercise, I saw this on…

  • HoTT2Duplex Telemetry Converter? - 20.03.2017
    While browsing German Jetiforum.de I read an interesting thread about Graupner HoTT telemetry-sensors being used in Jeti-systems. As it often is this too was born on necessity, a user had…

  • Jeti Altmeter is updated - 19.03.2017
    A user approached me and needed a small function to Jeti Altmeter, a reset. Added altitude reset The way sensor works is that after powered it set's altitude to zero.…

  • Jeti FourTemp v.1.1 released - 19.03.2017
    The Jeti FourTemp was planned, built, tested and released yesterday. I thought a bit more on the behaviour and did a lot of changes to version 1.1 New features and…

  • New sensor in town – Jeti FourTemp - 18.03.2017
    There's a feeling of "déjà vu" here. i was bored so I made a Jeti sensor, I think it have happened before... I had some Dallas DS18B20 temperature-sensors lying around…

  • Model Announcer released - 18.03.2017
    I really like the fact that there's always many ways to accomplish some task with Jeti transmitters. Like this modelname announcing when model is started. I wrote a small and…

  • Altitude-updates! - 16.03.2017
    Some user-requested updates to altitude-stuff is just out: Altitude Announcer (Lua) It is now possible to choose between long and short voice announcement. The long is the "Altitude fifty meters"…

  • Jeti Altmeter updated to BMP280 - 14.03.2017
    Since I've had quite lot of contact from users building Jeti Altmeter with BMP280 sensor and some users had issues using the BMP280 instead of the BMP180 I used in…

  • Altitude Announcer released - 11.03.2017
    A user approached with a (to me) quite special request. He's towing gliders up and needed a function from a commercial altitude-sensor where altitude would be announced with 50 meters…

  • Comfortable (Lua) is updated - 07.03.2017
    The small but practical Comfortable app is updated! Bug? No, not the flying kind. There was some bugs even in 1.1 version that were fixed. By the way, how many…

  • Soon on RC-Thoughts - 07.03.2017
    I thought I'd do a little summary for you on what's cooking under the surface at the moment here in Finland while we are waiting for the flying season to…

  • Lua-articles updated - 06.03.2017
    I finally got a lot of details updated in various articles about Lua. Reason is very simple, Lua is accessible in all Jeti 14/16/24 transmitters from firmware 4.22 up and…

  • Channel Value Announcer - 04.03.2017
    Sometimes you just need to see the exact value of a channel. Not the input stick/switch but the actual value of a channel transmitter is sending out to receiver. Unfortunately…

  • Action timing – Whole operation - 03.03.2017
    How long does it take from flipping a switch in transmitter before that action is coming out of receiver? This is something I have wanted to measure for a long…

  • Screen protectors compared - 02.03.2017
    Some like, some don't. One issue is that there really is so many of them, which to choose? Well, let's have look on four different screen protectors and see the…

  • Introducing Lua Hub - 01.03.2017
    Since Jetimodel released firmware 4.22 enabling all Lua for all transmitters in the DC/DS-range the logical conclusion is that possibilities and user-field for Lua is wider now than ever. However…

  • Jeti Hall RPM-Sensor updated! - 04.02.2017
    The "5$ Hall-Sensor"-project here have been overhauled totally today! Features Measures revolutions per minute between 0 and 65535 rpm in steps of 60 rpm Installs as a normal sensor to…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Altmeter updated! - 04.02.2017
    The "5€ AltMeter" got new firmware today. New features are Temperature sensor Jetibox-availability The best part is that only an update is needed, no hardware-mods necessary! So, head on to…

  • Award for Jeti DC-24 - 02.02.2017
    German hobby-magazine FlugModell have chosen Jeti DC-24 as winner for the award "Model of the year 2017" inte category "Innovation of the year". RC-Thoughts would like to congratulate Jetimodel for…

  • Nuremberg Toy Fair 2017 – Whats new? Part II - 02.02.2017
    Yesterday we took a glimpse on Assist-receivers, new DC-16 and of course DS-24. Today we'll take a look what else Jetimodel have had on display. New ESC's Mezon-series is getting…

  • Nuremberg Toy Fair 2017 – Whats new? - 02.02.2017
    We've been reading forums, we have some pictures. Let's try to dig deeper, right? What do we know is coming? Let's have a look on pictures posted on forums, these…

  • RFID-Sensor back in stock - 29.01.2017
    I have updated shop, now RFID-Sensor is back in stock after the unfortunate software-bug is fixed. I'm still waiting for a new shipment on RFID-boards so there is only few…

  • How to update RFID-Sensor - 29.01.2017
    If you have a ready-built or DIY-version of RFID-Sensor and use batteries with more than 8192mAh capacity you need to update your sensor. This is due unfortunate bug found in…

  • Project Jeti Hall RPM-Sensor published! - 28.01.2017
    How would you like to measure rpm of something with Jeti? To a cost of around 5€? Jeti Hall RPM-Sensor is out! A very simple and affordable solution for the…

  • RFID-Sensor is pulled out from shop - 26.01.2017
    I have today pulled the ready-made RFID-Sensor from shop due bug in software. Reason There is a bug in software that is in my opinion big enough to prevent me…

  • Why doesn’t your sensors cost 10€? - 21.01.2017
    Why this post? After I started making my own stuff (LogicSwitch, RFID-Sensor, WarmTX) for sale I have occasionally gotten emails saying they are expensive. This week i got one surprisingly…

  • Battery Percentage got Voice announcement - 21.01.2017
    After I did the voice announcement to RFID-Battery I got requests to make it for the Battery Percentage app too. Update does just what it says, get an announcement like…

  • DC-transmitter “Tero-Mod” - 21.01.2017
    When DC-24 came out I was one of those who jumped from DS-transmitter to DC-variant. This of course took some getting used to but at the moment I could not…

  • RFID-Battery has new feature - 21.01.2017
    Lua-app for RFID-Sensor, the RFID-Battery got a new feature: Voice announcement You can now define a switch for announcing the current battery-percentage. Simple and very easy!   RFID-Sensor also available…

  • Snapper (Lua) updated! - 20.01.2017
    Roman have been testing the Snapper extensively in past days and been emailing me about his findings. After noticing from videos he sent how he uses the app I saw…

  • RFID-Sensor available in the shop - 11.01.2017
    I have put a (small) batch of complete RFID-Sensor to shop here for those who do not want to build their own. Features All the features of the DIY-version (Read more…

  • Project RC-Thoughts RFID – Status update - 07.01.2017
    Getting some RFID Sensors to shop is getting closer. Last parts are scheduled for arrival on upcoming week so hopefully by the end of week they will be in shop…

  • Performance of RC-Thoughts Jeti Altmeter sensor - 07.01.2017
    Just got an email from Martin Harris, he have made himself the RC-Thoughts Jeti Altmeter. Not only have he tested it in true flight-conditions but he also had MVario2 sensor…

  • All Jeti Tools apps and Sensors updated! - 06.01.2017
    I have made some changes to all RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools apps and all sensor-projects to make everything easier and more efficient to you. Lua apps All Lua apps have now…

  • Precompile Lua-apps, save a lot of memory! - 06.01.2017
    Lua-apps are scripts that can be edited in text-editors and when ran on transmitter they are compiled to be executable. We know that this takes some memory especially when starting…

  • Year 2016 in numbers + Survey results - 06.01.2017
    RC-Thoughts website have been "in action" now for two years and it's time to look back a bit. 2016 in numbers Traffic have been going up the whole time during…

  • Czech and Slovak translations to Battery Percentage - 04.01.2017
    Michal Hutnik was kind and delivered Czech and Slovak translations to Lua-app Battery Percentage, part of RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools. Both - 16 and -24 versions of this app now has 7…

  • Lua-Apps – And a Happy New Year! - 31.12.2016
    Fabrizio have been busy! Several more Lua-Apps are now translated to Italian, so grazie mille Fabrizio! As always, check the current versions here! Happy New Year! This is also the…

  • RFID-Sensor – Function enhancements - 31.12.2016
    After being asked same question quite many times I realized there was one thing that I need to change in order to make the sensor more usable to user. Well,…

  • Picture of the week - 28.12.2016
    Just have to post this picture from last summer. It doesn't have to be that serious all the time :) "Spoolup" Picture courtesy of ToehCam

  • RFID-Sensor update & new Tag-info - 27.12.2016
    Yesterday's update on RFID-Sensor firmware included a little surprise, it was not possible to program new tags.... All fixed now! Github is updated, so if you downloaded update yesterday please…

  • RFID-Sensor firmware updated - 26.12.2016
    The firmware for RC-Thoughts RFID-Sensor (here) got an update today to v.1.5. Changes It is now possible to change tags "on-the-fly" without power cycling receiver and sensor. THis is not…

  • DC/DS-16 and Lua – Word of Caution - 25.12.2016
    Recent reports concerning Lua in DC/DS-16 makes me to believe that we are in "too much too soon"-situation. It is stated by Jetimodel that maximum memory allowed for Lua-apps is…

  • Lua 12-Hour Clock released - 24.12.2016
    This is a request-app from the land of the eagle, US. They use some strange formats like pounds in weight, oz in volume and some strange things called "feet" and…

  • Project RC-Thoughts RFID - 23.12.2016
    Ever since I posted the RFID-Sensor how-to here and the Lua-app RFID-Battery here I have got emails asking for a sensor. So I thought that why not make a few,…

  • Happy holidays! - 23.12.2016
    I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This year has been a very busy one for RC-Thoughts with the release…

  • Lua Battery Percentage now for DC/DS-16 - 22.12.2016
    One of the most requested Jeti Tools apps for 16-series is without a doubt the Battery Percentage app. Battery Percentage for DC/DS-16 App had to be slimmed down quite a…

  • Lua apps for DC/DS-16 from RC-Thoughts - 21.12.2016
    I have updated and modified some Lua-apps in Jeti Tools for DC/DS-16. Up to date information on compatibility is available in RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools page here. RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools 16-apps…

  • Firmware 4.20.1 is out! - 21.12.2016
    Users found an error in Gyro-settings on 4.20 released yesterday. We reported it to  Jetimodel this morning and fixed firmware 4.20.1 is out. So make sure you are using 4.20.1,…

  • 4.20 firmware – Check your Gyro-function! - 21.12.2016
    Test your gyro-function if you are using 4.20 firmware in DC/DS-14/16 A RCG-forum user reported issue where gyro-channel only works with 0% or 100%. I just confirmed this myself on…

  • RFID-Battery Lua-app for DC/DS-16 is out! - 20.12.2016
    I do have to say that shrinking a DC/DS-24 Lua-app from ~90kB while running to allowed 30kB in DC/DS-16 was a true fight and nightmare. But now it's out!  …

  • Firmware 4.20 fo DC/DS-14/16 is out! - 20.12.2016
    So head on to Jetimodel here and grab yours! New functions are many, here's a more comprehensive list. There's a few versions to download so heads up. The standard version…

  • Jeti Studio updated to 1.0.3 - 18.12.2016
    If you have recently used Jeti Studio you have gotten the notification, Jeti Studio is now at version 1.0.3. If you are not yet using it, download yours from Jetimodel…

  • How to save battery-life on field? With add-ons! - 17.12.2016
    Thanks to upcoming 4.20 firmware to Jeti it's now possible not only to read some system-settings but also possible to change them. This of course opens up once more a…

  • Jeti firmware 4.20 – What to expect? - 16.12.2016
    In my opinion one of the best updates for long time, that's for sure. Let's do a quick run-down on what to expect. New functions Ability to smooth curves. This…

  • RC-Thoughts.com – Site Status after two years - 11.12.2016
    As RC-Thoughts.com is about two years old about now it's time to look back a little and see where we are with the site. Contents As we know site started…

  • Altitude sensor for Jeti – for just 5€? - 11.12.2016
    Yes, very possible! Works in all transmitters (DC/DS-14/16/24), works with R-series and REX-series receivers and should fit in about everything: Accuracy is one meter and reading based on tests is…

  • No hablas ingles ¡No hay problemas! - 06.12.2016
    If you need some LUA-apps in Spanish it's now possible thanks to César Casado! César have translated two LUA-apps from RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools to Spanish, so now you can use Event…

  • Jeti Studio 1.0.2 is out - 03.12.2016
    The Jeti-users swiss army-knife, Jeti Studio is updated to 1.0.2 version on all platforms. (Linux, Mac, Windows)JETI Studio Changelog New functions Added French and Italian languages. New version of DC-24…

  • RC-Thoughts RFID-Sensor now Revo Bump compatible - 01.12.2016
    Just put up some new information on Revo Bump compatibility. Also the software is now available so head on to Sensor-page here and RFID-Battery applications page here. Have fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYZeNmLHpUI

  • Jeti + Revo Bump = True Love! - 30.11.2016
    Revo Bump is a smart way to operate with battery-charging. Gives you automatization in charging, adds safety (never over-charge for example) and elevates battery management. Now you can use Revo…

  • Contact page captcha is fixed - 30.11.2016
    Sorry folks! Looks like after transition to new platform the function of contact-page was not that great. I finally found the root-cause and it is now both fixed and tested.…

  • Jeti RFID-Sensor article is out - 19.11.2016
    There's been a nice buzz in teh interwebs on this subject so it was time to do the write-up on how to make yourself a Jeti R- and REX-receiver and…

  • RFID-Battery hardware is about finished! - 19.11.2016
    It took two weeks all free-time but it's done and it was worth it! Pretty much one week to LUA-code and another week to make the actual sensor hardware and…

  • REX receivers update 1.03 is out - 14.11.2016
    Version 1.03 is out, it's dated to september but just got recently out. Or I have once again missed something... Release Notes Well, they're are short this time: Solved an issue regarding…

  • Jeti RFID-Battery is here! - 12.11.2016
    Well, it took one week's all free time and big parts of some nights too. Hardware arrived after some ebay-shopping on last friday and was assembled and tested in about…

  • Spirit Rescue with Jeti - 07.11.2016
    We all know the Jeti-integrated FBL-unit Spirit, right? If not, have look at the Spirit-site here, really great little peace of engineering. What I just love in it is that…

  • Optimization is done! - 02.11.2016
    I can honestly say that "it's done". Finally.  RC-Thoughts.com is now so optimized it can be with my limited knowledge and I have to be both very pleased and somewhat…

  • Website overhaul - 01.11.2016
    Finally it's done! RC-Thoughts.com has a totally new home. I was struggling to keep the old server up and running with all the bells and whistles I liked. This was…

  • UltraGuard Backup – Fully automatic - 22.10.2016
    I was approached by a competition sailplane-flyer who is using UltraGuard as  backup-power. He said they are having some issues due difficult placement of the UG unit, it's hard to…

  • WarmTX – Make your flying season longer! - 20.10.2016
    We've all been there, well almost all. It's chilly, fingers are getting numb, looking at the heli or plane in the air we can notice movements are not that smooth…

  • Over 10 000 voice-files made! - 19.10.2016
    After launching RC-Thoughts Text-To-Speech service around christmas last year it's been slow and steady gaining more popularity. There's now over 10 000 files made! One milestone is passed, 10 000…

  • Jeti Studio – Device Updates - 15.10.2016
    After Jeti Studio got released there's been postings on forums and confusion on what devices can be updated. So, I took my quest to find out. Jeti Studio is released…

  • Jeti Studio 1.0.1 update - 11.10.2016
    The swiss army-knife for Jeti-users is updated to 1.0.1 Changelog There's some interesting changes: New functions Added German language. Added color profiles for charts (white, grey and black are available).…

  • Use Jeti Studio to update devices - 11.10.2016
    How to use Jeti Studio to update devices? Really easy, and really handy! The way it works it looks for Jetimodels site for most recent firmware, downloads it and even…

  • Jeti Studio – News - 09.10.2016
    Good news! Jeti Studio is confirmed to be coming also as linux-version ("Already done") and for OS X ("Propably in the works"). Correction 09.10.2016: Linux version is already out! Source…

  • Flight Mode on a Timer? - 04.10.2016
    I got an email about this thing. Dude, those Norwegians are crazy. But hey, someone want's something, we'll fix it! (Despite color-pictures this works on 14/16/24 transmitters.) Flight Mode on…

  • Jeti Studio is released - 03.10.2016
    I've been using this magnificent application almost for two months as beta-version and now it's officially released. Jeti Studio It's a PC-application that gathers a lot of functions in "One…

  • Site optimization! - 02.10.2016
    What's going on? During this week you may have noticed a few times the site RC-Thoughts.com either being down or behaving strangely. Reason is that I've been working on site…

  • From DS to DC – Handheld to Tray? - 25.09.2016
    Now that DC-24 is shipping also in US I've got quite a lot of questions on how one can move from handheld DS-series to DC-series, tray-transmitters. So let's try to…

  • RCT Jeti Tools – Percentage Display updated - 18.09.2016
    After a request there's now a new feature in the LUA application "Percentage Display". It is now possible to choose the sensor- and alarmvalues with up to three decimals. Amount…

  • Server fixed - 13.09.2016
    Emails should work. Server should be a bit faster than before. At least I hope so, I'll be off to work-trip for a while. The big server overhaul is still…

  • Mail is broken - 13.09.2016
    RC-Thoughts mailing-list is currently broken. It will be fixed within a week, I'll be on work-trip for the rest of the week and on a heli-camp on weekend. Be patient…

  • Site news – Server - 08.09.2016
    Just as a quick note: Server will be down in near future I'm transitioning to a new server in a few days, site will be either up or down or…

  • Lua for Jeti – Considerations and Best Practices - 06.09.2016
    "Don't do like I do, do like I say" did some wise guy from past say. It applies to many things and this is one. I've been writing Lua-apps from…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools – Snapper - 05.09.2016
    What in a ducks name is a "Snapper"? I asked that myself too. But apparently plank-flyers use it to enable flight-modes in some situations. Anyway, there was a request so…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools – Battery Percentage - 05.09.2016
    Battery Percentage with Options New features added: More intuitive settings - General settings now on different page Telemetry screen with realtime updating battery-symbol Possibility to choose between new and ole…

  • Battery Percent updated – RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools - 04.09.2016
    The application "Battery Percentage with Options" is updated! Operation and new functions As before you can select up to 3 different battery-sizes, choice of used battery-size is done with a…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools – Empty Battery Alarm - 03.09.2016
    I know you. You once almost went out to fly with half-empty batteries, right? There is ways to prevent this, one of them being the a little cumbersome way with…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools – Critical Update! - 03.09.2016
    Critical bug I found out today that when all apps in RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools are used together they generated an error in random application. After examining the pattern the error…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools Event Counter jetzt in Deutsch - 01.09.2016
    Event Counter (Included in RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools, available here) is now updated to new format. New features Features added: Localization in separate file Easy for user to implement their own…

  • Newsflash! - 01.09.2016
    One milestone was achieved in august! For the first time in RC-Thoughts history I got over 10000 pageviews in a month (august)! It's been in the making several months coming…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools geht Deutsch! - 30.08.2016
    Hallo Deutsch lesern! I have started to convert all applications in RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools to multilingual. Battery Percentage is now translated to German and rest of the apps will be…

  • VBar SimBox – Universal adapter versatility! - 29.08.2016
    Truly universal! You might remember the universal sim-adapter I presented earlier (Schematic here). I made a few boxes to a friend and he did find some usage to it even after…

  • LUA – Battery Percentage with Options - 29.08.2016
    I made earlier an app "Telemetry to percentage" (here) and while it works just right I thought of making one for pure electric use. One of the most popular how-to's…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools update - 22.08.2016
    The Event Counter is updated After a request there is now configurable alarm-function in Event Counter-apps counter 1 and 2. Event Counter is part of RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools found here.…

  • Email issues – Part ? - 17.08.2016
    Well, I thought everything would be fixed but apparently not. If you have entered msn.com, live.com, hotmail.com or any other micro$oft-owned email you are not getting subscribed emails. Apparently my…

  • Email issue resolved - 16.08.2016
    I found out I had an small issue with my servers email-configuration. Some of you have been without notifications and/or some of you may have gotten more than one notification…

  • Install LUA applications – Step by step guide - 13.08.2016
    I've got a few questions how to get LUA applications installed to transmitter so it is time to answer that with a step by step guide. This guide is a…

  • LUA Programming for Jeti – Considerations - 12.08.2016
    While it is relatively easy, there is a few things we need to take into consideration when writing LUA applications for Jeti -24 transmitters. It has to be said right…

  • LUA – Event Counter - 12.08.2016
    Have you ever wondered how many times some event or function is used in a model? Do you have a maintenance interval of 50 events on for example retracts? Well,…

  • RC-Thoughts Jeti Tools - 11.08.2016
    This is a collection of applications with different functions. This application started as one application but when amount of functions grew the limitations in Lua per application came apparent so it…

  • LUA – Momentary switches to latching? - 10.08.2016
    I was trying the voice command functions in DC-24 today and noticed that while it works as it should the voice-commanded switches are momentary. And since I was after a ON-OFF…

  • LUA telemetry to percentage with a twist - 08.08.2016
    LUA is here, we all heard that. The question on everyone's lips is "what can you do with it?" Well, pretty much what you want. So I wanted to do…

  • Temperature-controlled servo - 06.08.2016
    I was visiting Jämi airfield here in Finland today for some scale-airplane eye-candy. One of the pilots there asked if I knew a way to make a servo temperature controlled,…

  • DC/DS-24 – Signal strength indicator - 05.08.2016
    Since DC/DS-24 now have possibility to use two completely different radio-bands the main display have also been refined. This was asked in the German Jetiforum so I thought to put…

  • Batterylife comparison – Jeti 16 and 24 - 03.08.2016
    How have the added bells and whistles affected battery-life in newly released DC-24 when compared to 16-models? Easy to test, so let's get on it. Differences between units Looking at…

  • Using 900MHz link as backup to VBar with UDI - 02.08.2016
    Purpose of this article is to examine how the newly introduced 900MHz backup-link could be used in model helicopters equipped with gyros using UDI-signal (Universal Digital Input). The way Jeti…

  • 900MHz, thoughts and tech-stuff - 01.08.2016
    This started from a simple range test. It became a lesson in signal tech for me so I thought I'd share the thoughts and perhaps some of you have some…

  • Jeti + 900MHz = Instant love! - 28.07.2016
    Jeti have introduced us to 900MHz radio link as backup to 2.4GHz, let's find out what it is about. The idea Is simple, to provide a backup radio-link to existing…

  • First steps to LUA with Jeti - 27.07.2016
    It's kinda like baby-steps, small and shaky... :) Hello world? I've always hated to write anything containing "Hello World" so I wanted to make something at least some way useful…

  • DC-24 is here! - 26.07.2016
    Really, it is! Thanks I have to take the opportunity and thank mr. Jakub Mitura from Jetimodel S.R.O, without you I would not have this piece of marvelous engineering here!…

  • DC-24 is shipping! - 22.07.2016
    It took a while but Jeti have started shipping DC-24 to distributors as can be seen in their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jetimodel/posts/1069164826464690 My DC-24 is also on it's way, according Fedex it…

  • TEP Camp III - 14.06.2016
    The fourth helicamp in four weeks! History In 2014 a few guys from Seinäjoki, ostrobotnia decided to organize a small flight-day. If my memory does not fail me we were…

  • PajalaKolari Woodshipmeet 2016 - 07.06.2016
    Lappland What a beautiful scenery for yet another HeliCamp! If you have never visited lappland in scandinavia you really should do that some day. There's nothing like it in the…

  • Habo helimeet (SWE) 27-29.5.2016 - 31.05.2016
    The background Since I also speak swedish I've been a vivid Helisweden.se forum-reader ever since I started with helis just a few years back. They seemed to have a good…

  • Traditional finnish “Springcamp 2016” - 25.05.2016
    The Story In finnish rc-heliscene the springcamp is a living legend. It's the kick-off of summer and a perfect place to meet the whole gang of people slowly crawling out…

  • Heli-camps! Here we go again! - 19.05.2016
    Best sign of summer coming, heli-camps are starting! It's busy times ahead! First off is the traditional spring-camp in Turku, starting tomorrow. This time it is going to be a…

  • Speed measurement system – update - 08.05.2016
    It really have been a few weeks of busy times tinkering with all kind of stuff before season starts. Here is some progress-info on the speed measurement-system Sleipnir I'm bulding.…

  • DS-24 – Yes, it is coming… - 06.05.2016
    ...when, we do not know. We also do not know anything definite since a) only Jeti knows and b) dates have a tendency to drift... Where is development on DS-24…

  • Global voice-title to sensor announcement? - 06.05.2016
    You know when you have a sensor, let's say fuel-sensor of some sort and you assign a announcement to a switch and Jeti tells you "340 ml" or "56%" and…

  • Update on Project 200+ km/h - 05.05.2016
    As you might know I have two projects ongoing at the moment. One of them is the "G380 on steroids", a Goblin 380 with only one goal, getting it to…

  • How fast is fast (controllability)? - 26.04.2016
    And more importantly, how fast should it be? Note: This article is what the site is, "RC-Thoughts", they are my thoughts about an issue that is widely talked about, "speed…

  • Once upon a day… - 26.04.2016
    It was winter 2012/2013... I had just moved to a new city and wanted to start a hobby, I'd just sit around the house and do nothing. So, I found…

  • Take a moment… - 24.04.2016
    ... to just calm down every now and then. Sometimes it just is quite a lot I have a lot going on at the moment, there's some vibrators to be…

  • Jeti Vibrator updated - 09.04.2016
    Why? More functions, some bugs and user-confusing things corrected. New functions Added: Now has 10 different patterns from -100% Motor constantly on to +100% rapid pulse Arduino's red led functions…

  • Jeti Vibrator – It truly works - 08.04.2016
    Too little vibration? I planned the Jeti Vibrator a few days ago and I've been trying several different vibration-motors to it ever since. Transmitter's so heavy that some more power…

  • Speed measurement? - 02.04.2016
    Admit it. You have always wanted to know "how fast does it fly" no matter what it is you are flying with :) How to measure speed of flying model?…

  • Jeti Vibrator – Versatility! - 26.03.2016
    I just made the proof-of-concept how-to for Jeti Vibrator a few days ago, and as usual there's room for improvement. More versatility! As it often happens a user on Helifreak-forum suggested…

  • Jeti Vibrator – How To - 24.03.2016
    What's going on? I'm not that fond of vibrating transmitter's, I'm perfectly fine without it. Of course that does not apply to all and since I like to fiddle my…

  • Even more Fuzzy Logic! - 12.03.2016
    I did a how-to for a forum-user for fuzzy logic with a function of "activate when BOTH rudder and elevator is over 90%, deactivate when BOTH rudder and elevator is…

  • Fuzzy Logic + Jeti = ? - 11.03.2016
    Sometimes a user on forums, this time on RC-Groups, is asking for something that makes my brain tickle. This was one of those occasions. Hi All, looking for some inspiration…

  • Goblin G380 on steroids? - 03.03.2016
    Define fun? This falls definitely under the category "Define Fun"! G380 is slow? No. Well yes, it is. In speed competitions in US the fastest G380 did 159kph. I thought…

  • Summer will be magic! - 25.02.2016
    Newsflash? As some of you know I'm without a transmitter. I'll be getting a DC-24 as soon as Jeti get's one for me and since I need a radio to…

  • Something is happening…. - 19.02.2016
    Woot! Since I'm always hunting for more stories to write about.... Something new is coming, first small delivery came today. I'm convinced you all know what the next delivery is…

  • TheSalkku3.0 – News for 2016 season - 14.02.2016
    Since winters are pretty long and dark here in Finland there's plenty of time to do some more or less useful things. This time it got to be useful :)…

  • Time for updates! RSat2 and R3L are up! - 13.02.2016
    Time for some updates again! Go and grab your FW 3.25 for RSat2 and R3L from Jeti here. Update allows you to use them for 24-channel setup when used with…

  • Spartan Gyro now Programmable from Jeti! - 11.02.2016
    Spartan Vortex is now controllable from Jeti What you need is to update your Vortex to v4.50 from Spartan' s website and also download the "Vortex Heli.bin" from same page…

  • Black EC-Connectors are here! - 09.02.2016
    Bored to those ugly, plain blue EC-connectors? Not wanna feel like you're living by the ocean? Ever wondered why You just cannot find any other color, like the stylish black? Black EC-connectors…

  • Jeti -16 vs. -24, what’s up? - 05.02.2016
    There's been a lot of discussions and guessing regarding the features between -16 and -24 series of Jeti transmitters recently on different forums. And to be honest, all of them…

  • Spartan Gyro – Coming soon to a Jeti near you - 03.02.2016
    Newsflash! As known on the forums for a while now the Spartan gyro is getting support for Jeti EX-bus very soon. For the first time (what I've seen) there's a…

  • Housekeeping - 02.02.2016
    I finally had some time to do some technical housekeeping on RC-Thoughts.com, it really was time for it. Features worked on New DNS-provider Complete IPv6 support Re-configuration of sending email Better…

  • Lua on Jeti transmitters - 01.02.2016
    Some time ago there was surfacing rumors that Jeti would implement Lua-scripting to transmitters. I immediately thought that this is something really cool and useful since Jeti transmitters are already…

  • Jeti DC/DS-24 – What’s new? - 01.02.2016
    There's been a buzz about DS-24 for a long time now and there's always been the question "what will be changed" in everyone's lips. Well, now we know at least…

  • RC-Thoughts is one year old! - 10.01.2016
    Happy Birthday RC-Thoughts! It's been pretty active first year in the life of what started as a blog-like creation and evolved to a mish-mash of all sorts of things. During…

  • Stepless adjustment of dual-rate - 09.01.2016
    Why? Well, a forum-member asked for it. I'm a heli-dude so I'm a total novice to mixes since I have no need for them at all, so this is my…

  • Analyzing Jeti EX-bus and Spirit FBL - 25.12.2015
    Foreword Well, this was a hard nut to crack, that's for sure. Not only was I forced to read some protocol-specs but also this article required quite extensive background-work and…

  • Kosmik BT + iOS = True, almost… - 24.12.2015
    What's the issue? Difficulty in pairing Kontronik's Bluetooth-module and iOS to understand each other. Kontronik's manual is a bit vague on the subject, I'd like to go so far and…

  • Text-To-Speech published! - 20.12.2015
    It took a while but finally! I have published a new service for all Jeti (and why not other) radio-freaks out there. Available in the menu above, look for TTS…

  • Kontronik BEC – Is mine possibly faulty? - 19.12.2015
    What's it about? Kontronik's Kosmik and JivePRO share the same BEC design. As proved in many places and by Kontronik themselves there is a small design flaw in it, it…

  • Did you update REX 1.01 after friday? Update again! - 07.12.2015
    What happened? In the REX receiver update 1.01 released on friday 04.12.2015 was something that caused receiver to take long time bind after power-up. One user reported up to 7…

  • Jeti DC/DS-16 FW 4.00 review - 06.12.2015
    Jetimodel is active! I have to say Jetimodel is active regarding updates. What I really like they are actually listening what happens out on the fields with their equipment and…

  • REX UDI problems vs. firmware 1.01, are they gone? - 06.12.2015
    Shortly, yes. I still advice you to read on a bit, it is not that simple. What is it about? It's about the inconsistency of UDI-signal from REX-series receivers to…

  • What’s coming up next? - 29.11.2015
    Plenty... Jeti 4.00 FW First of all, it is now confirmed that the 4.00 firmware for Jeti DC/DS-16 is right on the doorstep. A lot of new features, new display…

  • WarmTX battery calculator is here! - 08.11.2015
    I added an battery-calculator to WarmTX product-page. Now you can calculate the time your warmer will work with the batteries you have. (Do remember, times are only an estimate!) Battery…

  • RC-Thoughts in Facebook! - 08.11.2015
    Even the most stubborn... In these days of social media even the most stubborn web-admins have to admit that we need to put ourselves to Facebook! (Yeah, RC-Thought's been on…

  • WarmTX is in shop! - 06.11.2015
    Do not freeze your fingers numb anymore! Go to shop and get yours! Now in stock!

  • DC/DS-16 update 4.00 just around the corner - 06.11.2015
    Well. Rumors are getting thicker.... Firmware 4.00 is just around the corner. Also the fact that Jetimodel is jumping to new major version in numbering let's us suggest there's a…

  • Soon in RC-Thoughts Shop – WarmTX - 01.11.2015
    Why? If you live in Scandinavia, North America or any other place where temperature goes below freezing you know that good, warm gloves and stick-flying with radio is not a…

  • Pimpyourjeti – literally Pimp Your Jeti - 15.10.2015
    Well. The DS-16 (non-carbon) is pretty plain what comes to looks of it. Instead of getting a carbon-model that everyone has one can do wonders doing things differently. That's where…

  • Interview with JETI model s.r.o. - 12.10.2015
    I recently contacted JETI model about a opportunity to do an interview with them. They were friendly enough to give a blogger a chance and they kindly agreed. So here…

  • SmokeLauncher with LogicSwitch - 10.10.2015
    What? Well, simply put, a smoke-cartridge launcher activated via LogicSwitch. Simple as that. Why not just buy one? Now, what would the fun be in that? :) Well, honestly there…

  • JLog’s now in stock! - 08.10.2015
    Finally in stock! It took a a while for the postman but they're here, get your JLog 2.6 GW now! Read more here.

  • RC-Thoughts and R2 Prototyping in co-operation! - 04.10.2015
    Dealership announcement RC-Thoughts is proud to announce the selling of JLog 2.6 GW from R2 Prototyping. For start we will be selling the gateway-version and gateway-upgrade to full version. RC-Thoughts…

  • Shop renewed - 03.10.2015
    Finally I got it done. It was time to renew the shop-part of site. This is mainly done because there will be some shop-related news coming during next week. Some…

  • UltraGuard firmware 2.01 - 30.09.2015
    What? Word got out, there's officially a new firmware out for UltraGuard from Optipower. What's new? Changelog from 2.0 is  as follows: Lower maximum charge-current Better balancing The reason for…

  • Helicamp Oulu 2015 - 20.09.2015
    The story As usual, last of the seasons helicamp's it was time for Helicamp Oulu in northern finland, only a week after autumn camp so the end of summer is…

  • Autumn Camp 2015 - 20.09.2015
    The Story Every year there’s the traditional autumn camp in Selänpää airport (EFSE) near Kouvola. Traditionally it’s in the beginning of September and this year it was 4-6.9.2015. The blue dot in…

  • Slider as 3-way switch - 14.08.2015
    What is this? On the side of DC/DS-16 there's sliders that can be used as channel-controllers. I know at least some who use for example breaks on airplanes with these.…

  • AT&T Text-To-Speech is down, sound-guide updated - 13.08.2015
    Since the free AT&T Text-To-Speech service is now down the "own sound or speech in jeti how-to"-guide is now updated to use Ivona. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • Speed up Jeti transmitter – replace SD-card - 11.08.2015
    Is this an issue? While it directly is not a problem it might be good (and satisfying) to get most out of your shiny Jeti DS/DC transmitter. The way transmitter…

  • Easier to find how-to post’s! - 07.08.2015
    Finally! Something I've been thinking to do for a long time, finally got myself to do it. Small, but whats important, user-friendly thing :) Now you can find links to…

  • Kontronik Kosmik 4.6 + JLog fix! - 07.08.2015
    The problem As I wrote earlier Kontronik released a new firmware which broke RPM to JLog. I began to investigate and did a lot of testing and then contacted JLog…

  • IPv6 – Can’t stop progress! - 07.08.2015
    Can't go and do some flying (waiting for parts to finish a belt-conversion), are on holiday, have nothing to do. In that case, dig into server-settings and into wonderful world…

  • Kontronik Kosmik update 4.6 with a warning! - 05.08.2015
    On monday Kontronik released firmware 4.6 to Kosmik 160 and 200. Also be sure to download the 4.6 manual and the new KConfig 1.2.0 if you are using PC + ProgUNIT. (If…

  • Jeti + Windows 10? - 30.07.2015
      If you have for some miraculous way missed that Micro$oft just released their newest and shiniest OS, Windows 10, so, yes, they have. So, does this affect us Jeti-users? Nope, not…

  • News: DC/DS-16 is going to be DC/DS-24… - 21.07.2015
    At least according to forum-rumours :) Late this or early next week Jeti will release new update for DC/DS-16 Tx/Rx. Update will add extra 8 channels to the 16 channel…

  • VBar NEO – what’s new? - 17.07.2015
    What are we talking about? For a long time VBar helicopter-gyro from Mikado have been considered as "top of the line" and have by many been the gyro to compare…

  • News & Info on upcoming posts - 15.07.2015
    Why I thought I'd write a few lines what is about to come in few weeks. I've been a little bit too busy with my day-job lately so not too…

  • Jeti EX receiver updates v3.24 – Whats new? - 30.06.2015
    Time to update receivers! Jeti released today new firmware for EX receivers. But there's a twist, or more like there's a choice. This update is for RSat2, R3, R4, R5,…

  • TEP CAMP II 13-14.6.2015 - 20.06.2015
    The Story Last year guys from Seinäjoki arranged a small meet called TEP Camp (TEP = Team Etelä-Pohjanmaa, translated Team South Ostrobothnia"). It was a small, cozy happening with a…

  • PajalaKolari Woodshipmeet 2015 - 20.06.2015
    The story Two heliguys "far away up north" decided to put up a heli-camp this summer. And really glad they did, it was a great fun. Well, almost... PajalaKolari Woodshipmeet…

  • Traditional Finnish “Springcamp 2015” - 20.06.2015
    The story Every year there's the traditional springcamp in Paattinen RC-field next to Turku. Traditionally it's in the end of may so this year it was the weekend of 22-24.5.2015.…

  • Important notice to LogicSwitch users - 12.06.2015
    First thank you to all LogicSwitch users! I really hope you find it as useful and fun to use as I do :) But: There's a small glitch in how…

  • Site-work and shop! - 31.05.2015
    It's been some work to make this happen but finally the shop is open! You'll find the discussed LogicSwitch from there with worldwide shipping. More info about the product itself…

  • LogicSwitch to Optipower Ultra Guard - 30.05.2015
    What? A small note on how to wire and connect LogicSwitch to Optipower Ultra Guard backup-device. Why? Because I'm sure there are people who appreciate the possibility to turn off…

  • REX6 vs. R6 receivers – What’s new? - 30.05.2015
    Point of view As I'm flying only helicopters at the moment I have no need for receivers with great amount of output channels. I have one heli with conventional outputs…

  • Logic switch for Jeti – Project progress report - 25.05.2015
    After the idea to make Optipower's Ultra Guard possible to power down from transmitter here I thought that maybe someone else would like to have these also. Here are some…

  • Announce flight-pack voltage on startup - 19.05.2015
    A reader requested a simple action where he could get flight-pack voltage every time he connected a fresh battery to his plane. He tried to adapt my flight-pack warning -post…

  • Ciao a tutti i lettori italiani! - 18.05.2015
    Ok, I'll admit the headline is google-translated :) Fabrizio asked a while back if it would be okay if he translated some of my how-to's to italian and of course…

  • Safety switch – Activate after pre-set time - 11.05.2015
    What? Sometimes you want more safety. For example activate a switch only after pressing a momentary switch for example two seconds. Any shorter than this switch will not activate. How?…

  • Kontronik Kosmik and SD-cards - 10.05.2015
    Every now and then there seems to be a forum-post somewhere where a user has issues with logs on sd-cards when using Kontronik's Kosmik speed controllers. Here's a few tips…

  • Announce chosen flight-pack size when powering heli - 06.05.2015
    What? This is follow-up to "Used mAh-warning with different size flight-packs", I added more security since it might be dangerous  to fli with smaller packs and have a bigger warning…

  • Used mAh-warning with different size flight-packs - 06.05.2015
    What? A really simple way to enjoy the flight to the max, always fly as long as possible without worrying about perfect battery-safety and condition. Use always the (for example)…

  • Optipower Ultra Guard with a Jeti-twist – Complete setup - 02.05.2015
    What and why? Optipower makes a great safety-product for us heliflyers, the Ultra Guard 430. The operation is very straight forward: Connected to receiver or gyro Senses when heli is…

  • New power-supplies to iCharger Touch - 29.04.2015
     My charger-case sounds like jet-plane on take-off. That's due the DELL 700418 power-supplies with 2.8kW of power. It's not bothering at all on the field but when doing something with…

  • Optipower Ultra Guard with a Jeti-twist - 28.04.2015
    Optipower makes a great safety-product for us heliflyers, the Ultra Guard 430. The operation is very straight forward: Connected to receiver or gyro Senses when heli is powered up Starts…

  • Logo 800 Xxtreme lowrider - 20.04.2015
    When doing a test-flight during Model Expo 2015 i broke the landing-skids on my 800 so I had to get some spare parts. I'm reading Helifreak quite much and of…

  • Model Expo 2015 pictures - 14.04.2015
    The finnish RC-heli society RC-kopterit ry was participating in Model Expo 2015 fair in Helsinki last weekend. Sadly we were one of the few societies that really put effort in…

  • Model Expo 2015 - 07.04.2015
    I'll be attending Model Expo 2015 in Messukeskus Helsinki between friday and sunday 10-12.04.2015. Me and TheSalkku3.0 and Logo 800 Xxtreme can be found on RC Kopterit ry's booth 7n29. More…

  • Complete site-maintenance - 28.03.2015
    I was somewhat unhappy with previous theme so I changed it to something more readable. It's really good on mobile platforms also. I'm happy with this one (for now...) so…

  • iCharger Touch – Software - 14.03.2015
    Made a dedicated page for a description of software for iCharger Touch. Available in menu or read it here.

  • Announce elapsed flight-time - 08.03.2015
    Why? Since most of us are already using capacity-sensors to make sure we do't over-discharge our batteries the timer in the traditional fashion is losing it's meaning. So let's make…

  • Flat battery before flight – warning - 08.03.2015
    (I wrote this in finnish to kopterit.net-forum and was pointed out that it could be added here also.) This is well known, useful alarm for Jeti, found on various forum's…

  • Jeti TX – Boombox! - 08.03.2015
    You knew You can use Your Jeti TX as music player, right? It's quite simple actually and the sound-quality ain't that bad considering it's small mono-speaker. Boombox in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqqYrzXicjI&…

  • Kontronik Kosmik + JLog2.6 + Jeti - 08.03.2015
    Basics Most convenient way to get all the info Kosmik  can tell to Jeti is without a doubt JLog. Connection is simple. Connect the blue cable from Kosmik option port…

  • iCharger Touch and all posts-pages - 24.02.2015
    Added a new page for my charger-project, check it out here. Also added a page with all post's in case someone needs it, can be seen here.

  • Universal SimBox – The Jeti-way - 21.02.2015
    Sim-box when using multiple dongles and don't want to unplug the receiver all the time? After I posted the schematic (here) to wireless simulator adapter I got approached in IRC…

  • Own sound or speech in Jeti – How To - 20.02.2015
    How to make Your own sound files to Jeti? In basic it's easy. Drop a file to Jeti and select it. In practice there's a few pointers on should take…

  • Define “FUN”? - 15.02.2015
    How to define "FUN"? Hmm, I think everyone define's "FUN" on their own way, at least I had way too much fun today. My "beater-heli" is the good old Align…

  • Real Flight USB-dongle revisited - 15.02.2015
    As I have stated sometime before I hate wires. The USB-dongle from Real Flight is equipped with monster-length cable out-of-box. And since I'm using Real Flight wireless there's no need…

  • Site news - 12.02.2015
    Finally. New server, new performance, new winds are blowing. As usual, if You notice anything odd feel free to tell me, for example from contact-page. There's a cache implemented which…

  • New server coming - 09.02.2015
    Server hazzle I've experienced too much server-troubles lately mostly due me being cheap when I took this server-plan. It was first thought  to be only my IRC-gateway but after creating…

  • Hotlinking - 07.02.2015
    Unfortunately there was a bit too much hotlinking of images so I made some configuration to prevent that. I would be grateful if You would report if there's any problems.

  • Jeti and flight simulator – Universal wireless adapter - 06.02.2015
    Universal wireless adapter for simulators with Jeti After writing the post "Real Flight 7.5 + Jeti DS-16 + Rsat2 = True" there came a question in IRC regarding connection to…

  • Balancing RC-heli - 11.01.2015
    Balancing, why? It's actually pretty simple. The whole heli "hangs" from main blades via main rotor shaft. If the weight under the blades is not in balance the physics of the movement…

  • Jeti PPM vs. UDI with VBar - 11.01.2015
    What's the fuzz about PPM and UDI? Disclaimer: I'm just a hobbyist. I'm no expert in radio- or signaling-theory. These are self-noticed issues and what I've read on different forums.…

  • Domain for blog - 09.01.2015
    Got a domain for the blog. No particular reason but  a true 'www.something.com' is a lot nicer than 'something.somewhere.com' :) Old place has an automatic re-direct here and blog-title is…

  • Setup-table for easier setup - 27.12.2014
    This belongs to category "why haven't I done this before". I'm fanatic what comes to setting up the mechanics (especially head and swash)  in heli's. (I also hates visible wires…

  • Real Flight 7.5 + Jeti DS-16 + Rsat2 = True - 26.12.2014
    I hate wires. I hate visible wires. I hate to be connected with wires. So, Real Flight needs to be wireless. For universal adapter look here. Rsat2 First we need…

  • Spoken telemetry from switches – Part II - 21.12.2014
    This is so typical. You do something that "just isn't quite there" and it bothers You. You just have to look at it from another angle. Just a moment ago…

  • Spoken telemetry from switches - 20.12.2014
    There was a question in Helifreak where one guy had a switch assigned to announce all telemetry values and needed an function where he would get just one value announced.…

  • Announce model-name - 20.12.2014
    Cool gimmick or safety feature? Anyway, as seen on numerous boards around web it is possible to make the radio announce the model-name when starting the radio or selecting another…

  • Dye-coloring of parts - 15.12.2014
    Sometimes it's just not right to have for example blue EC5's, You wan't for example black instead. After getting a small bag of Nitor-dye (or iDye, Rit Dye or Dylon, method…

  • Merry Christmas 2014! - 15.12.2014
    Merry Christmas to everyone! Picture is from 23.12.2013, not much snow that day :)  

  • Personalize telemetry-titles on main screen (and some other stuff) - 14.12.2014
    I find it pretty useless to see the information about what telemetry unit some info does come from, in my opinion that is pretty meaningless especially when the name of…

  • Flight-time timer and automatic reset - 14.12.2014
    I wanted to make the timer more automatic. It annoyed me when I had to stop the timer after flights and also wanted to leave the flight-time visible until i…

  • Automatic start and stop of telemetry logging - 14.12.2014
    Start of telemetry-logging upon powering the heli and stopping the logging when unpowering the heli. Result is one log-file per flight, easier to manage files. Requirement - Telemetry for flight-pack.…