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Using a Tx-20 for programming
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 Posted: Thu Aug 17th, 2017 10:22 am
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I just watched the Tx-20 video on this site

https://riksrailway.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/programing-deltang-receivers.html

That looks more versatile than my PROG 4 setup which needs an adjacent computer and me transporting the loco down the garden to get to the shed, it usually rains!.
A Tx-20 would be good value compared with the cost of a PROG 4 and USB serial adapter cable. I might even be able to build it myself.
Question - will binding a RX-??-22 with Selecta variant to the TX-20 cause any problems?



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Good info.  I was given a Spektrum DSM2 joystick transmitter and have been planning to learn how to use it to program.  Video makes this learning process much easier.
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On David T's suggestion I have been using an eFlite MLP4DSM for programming.  It was inexpensive and works well but programming some of the higher functions that require 12 "clicks" gets tiresome.  At least I don't have to do it too often!  :)

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I have used a two stick transmitter for programming in the past but now use a Prog 3 which works for me. You set the code you want in the Prog 3 memory then transmit it to the receiver. It's a lot easier than the two stick system as you can correct errors before you transmit the code to the RX.

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Dave, I agree that Tx20 is appealing. Or make a simpler version. By default Ch2 is centered with Tx20 which should be Selecta position 6. It would be most convenient if that position was dedicated to the Tx20. Position 6 is also what my test transmitter uses so it would replace that which is also a good choice.

Tx22 can be used for programming as well but is more complex if you want to still use its Inertia function http://www.deltang.co.uk/tx22c.htm Not for risk averse people.

The advantage of Prog1/2/3/4 is they use a bind memory dedicated to programming. Binding/Selecta details for other transmitters are therefore not affected.
Regards, David.

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I will probably go with Prog4 but I will miss the adventure of two-stick programming. It's like Dirty Harry, "I know what you're thinking receiver punk, did I move the stick 11 times or 12...?"

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Prog4 can be a problem if you are running Windows 10 as a lot of the serial port emulation USB adapters use an older chip set which Win10 does not recognize. My adapter did this-aargh!

Why? when Win10 switches on it checks for the latest driver and loads it. Of course this disables your serial adapter which uses an older driver. I found a little utility which loads the correct driver and instructs Win10 NOT to update that driver. It works fine except sometimes after a Win10 system update I have to run the utility again.



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I use Prog4 on Ubuntu OS.  David can you direct me to the Windows10 utility you use.



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I found the utility here
http://www.ifamilysoftware.com/news37.html
so far it has not caused any problems on my Win10 system
but of course there are no guarantees



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Thank you.



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