Naza M Lite OpenTX Elevator issue

There seems to be an issue with the Naza M Lite 1.0 and the latest 04/01/16 OpenTX FRSKY firmware which results in the elevator channel not working correctly, mostly +100 to 0 and no negative values being recieved.

It seems that it is an OpenTX bug, changing to er9x fixed this issue.


9xR openTX Device signature = 0x000000

If you are getting this error when using the companion to flash openTX to your Turnigy 9xR, try putting “-B 100” in as an option in the ‘communication settings’ page.

Full description in the forum link below;

Ubuntu 14.04 14.10 Postfix unix accounts catchall email forwarder

If you are using unix account authentication with Postfix, like i am, this is how to setup a catchall email address. Don’t worry, email destined for legitimate accounts will not be caught.

Add these lines to /etc/postfix/

local_recipient_maps =
luser_relay =

Now restart postfix:

sudo /etc/init.d/postfix restart


Yoga 3 pro ubuntu 14.04 14.10 wifi fix

So, i picked up a 2015 yoga 3 pro the other day and decided to dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. Don’t bother with the UEFI dual boot, I couldn’t get it to work and wasted 4 days of my life trying. I blew it all away in favour of an MBR.

so once you have ubuntu up and running you will need to upgrade the kernel to at least 3.16 if you are on 14.04 for the wifi to work in conjunction with the code below.

sudo apt-get remove –purge bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo dpkg -i bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb



Arduino Nano (China) Windows Server 2012R2 Drivers

If you are like me and use your server as a desktop sometimes you have to do too much googling to make simple things work. One such simple thing is the USB to serial driver used by the cheap Chinese Arduinos. They have the Hardware ID USB\VID_1A86&PID_7523&REV_0254 and the driver signing is a bit of an issue. I have found drivers that work when the board is identified USB2.0-Serial in device manager.  I have included them below.



Engel DC Plug Pinout

I couldn’t find a pinout for the DC plug off an Engel fridge freezer so i tracked down a spare cord and gave it a poke with a multimeter.



HC-05 Bluetooth Module AT+VERSION:2.0-20100601

I’ve just configured my new HC-05 Bluetooth module and i had a few issues tracking down the correct info to program it with AT commands.

First of all i ordered this board from ebay, as it is stated i was expecting to receive a HC-06 but actually got a HC-05 and was unaware until trying to work out why the HC-06 AT command mode wasn’t working.

Once i had worked out that i had a HC-05 it was fairly simple to get the board into AT mode. The method is:

1. Wire up VCC to 3.3-6v, GND to ground, TX on the module to RX on the FTDI and RX on the module to TX on the FTDI. Leave the board unpowered.
2. Use a jumper wire to apply VCC to KEY (34)

HC-05 Pin 34

3. Power on the module and you will see the led hold on for a bit then start a slow blink
4. You can disconnect VCC from KEY 34 and carry out your configuration
5. I connected with the Arduino Serial Monitor as i had it open at the time. I used 38400 and set BOTH NL and CR and away i went.

I tried all the commands in bold below. I set my module’s name, pin, rate and reset it. After i set the baudrate it froze so i had to redo the AT command mode initialisation again and carry on. It did apply the setting though.

HC-05 AT commands

  • AT responds OK.
  • AT+RESET responds OK.
  • AT+VERSION? responds with the firmware version.
  • AT+ORGL responds OK and restores default state.
  • AT+ADDR? responds with module address.
  • AT+NAME? responds with module name.
  • AT+NAMEname where name 20 or fewer characters. Responds OKname. Retained across power offs.
  • AT+RNAME? responds with remote paired module’s name.
  • AT+ROLE? responds with 0=slave, 1=master, 2=slave-loop (loopback: receives master device data and sends back to master).
  • AT+CLASS? responds with device type (32 bit indicating device type and what is supported).
  • AT+PSWD? responds with password.
  • AT+PSWD=password sets module pairing password to password.
  • AT+UART=x,y,z where x is 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, 230400, 460800, 921600, 1382400 for baud rate, where y is 0=1 bit, 1=2 bits stop bit, where z is 0=none, 1=odd, 2=even parity). Deafult is 9600,0,0.
  • AT+UART? responds with +UART:baud,stop bits,parity.
  • AT+STATUS? responds with the module status (+STATE:initialised, ready, pairable, paired, inquiring, connecting, connected, disconnected).
  • AT+PAIR=x,y sets the remote Bluetooth device address with which to pair where x is the address (eg 12:34:56:ab:cd:ef) and y is the limited time of the connection in seconds.


VLC HLS to Plex

After two days of trying to get Live TV to Plex i have found some settings that have worked.

C:\Users\aceaq_000>”C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe” dvb-t://frequency=191500000:bandwidth=0 –sout=#transcode{width=1280,height=720,fps=25,vcodec=h264,venc=x264{aud,profile=main,level=20,keyint=