TX16S Radio setup for OMPHobby M1 & M2 (EdgeTX)

This guide will show you how to setup your Radiomaster TX16S or any EdgeTX Multi-protocol radio for your OMPHobby M1 or M2 Helicopter.

If you purchased a RTF Combo or TX16S Radio from us, this setup is already done for you.

If you are using OpenTX we recommend that you upgrade your TX16S to EdgeTX.

EdgeTX model configuration files

Configuration File

Download OriginHobbies EdgeTX Model Configuration File. (right click and Save as)

The Configuration contains all the models listed below. Please see end of this page for Revision history of the Configuration files.

Model names in Configuration file

Model NameModelProtocol
OMP M1,M2 SFHSSM1 & M2S-FHSS
OMP M1,M2 DSMM1 & M2DSM
OMP M1/M2 OMPM1 & M2OMP
Models in OriginHobbies Configuration file

Loading Models from configuration file to Radio

  1. Download and install Edge Companion tool on PC/Mac/Linux.
  2. Start the Companion tool.
  3. Power ON the Radio and Connect the Radio to USB port of your computer. Select “USB Storage mode
  4. Get the models from the Radio to Companion tool.
    Select Read/write->Read current models from radio.
  5. Open the OriginHobbies configuration file you downloaded from above. There are many models in the configuration file. Copy the models you need from OriginHobbies configuration window to your Radio’s configuration window.
  6. Save the models from the Companion tool to the Radio.
    Select Read/write->Write current models to radio.
  7. Download and Extract the model_images_v2.zip file into IMAGES folder.
  8. Safely remove the USB disk drive.
  9. Disconnect USB.

Receiver type

OMP protocol

OMPHobby M2 comes with built-in receiver that supports OMP Protocol. In OMP Protocol, the throttle curve is fixed in the helicopter and cannot be adjusted at the Transmitter Radio. OMP protocl supports telemetry for Helicopter battery voltage. Normal, Idle-up1 and Idle-up2 flight modes are assigned by a switch on the Radio transmitter.

Choose model OMP M1, M2 OMP from the configuration file.

ChannelFunction
1Aileron
2Elevator
3Collective Pitch
4Rudder
5Throttle Cut/Hold
6Flight mode (Normal/Idle-up1/Idle-up2)
7Attitude Hold (auto level) ON/OFF
OMP Receiver channel map

SBUS

The helicopter supports one one SBUS port. You can connect a SBUS compatible receiver to this port. It will override the internal OMP receiver. e.g. OSHM2055 S-FHSS micro receiver tai Radiomaster R81 Nano receiver + SBUS receiver adapter.

Choose model OMP M1, M2 SFHSS from the configuration file.

ChannelFunction
1Aileron
2Elevator
3Throttle
4Rudder
5Attitude Hold (auto level) ON/OFF
6Collective Pitch
SBUS receiver channel map

NOTE: If you are not using S-FHSS (Futaba) receiver on the SBUS port then choose the correct the RF Protocol ja Protocol Sub Type in your TX16S Model Setup -> Internal RF

RF Protocol and Sub Type

DSM

The helicopter supports one Spektrum DSM Satellite port. You can connect a Spektrum satellite receiver to this port. e.g. DSM2 / DSMX nano Satellite receiver with bind button.

Choose model OMP M1, M2 DSM from the configuration file.

ChannelFunction
1Aileron
2Elevator
3Throttle
4Rudder
5Attitude Hold (auto level) ON/OFF
6Collective Pitch
DSM receiver channel map

Radio switch Layout

Radiomaster TX16S switch layout
FunctionSwitch
Throttle hold fail-safeSF
Throttle holdSD
Flight mode (Normal, Idle-up1, Idle-up2)SE
Rescue switchSH (momentary)
Attitude hold (auto level) ON/OFFSA
Volume controlS2 knob
TX16S switch assignment

Other functions

  • Flight timer: 4.5 mins, Haptic countdown at 10 seconds
  • To reset flight timer, both Throttle hold switches should be in Throttle hold.
  • Voice call on Throttle cut, Throttle active, Flight modes and Stability mode.

Binding and pre-flight Check

Binding

  1. Ensure batteries of your Helicopter and Transmitter are sufficiently charged
  2. It is a good idea to remove the main and tail blades of the helicopter to prevent any injury if motors start accidentally.
  3. Choose the correct model on the TX16S.
  4. Ensure throttle hold is engaged.
  5. Plug in the battery into the Helicopter and wait for beeps.
  6. Press and hold BIND button on helicopter. Blue LED will start flashing. Release the BIND button.
  7. On the Radio, go to Model setup. Press MDL button
  8. Scroll down to INTERNAL RF section
  9. Check that the RF Protocol is selected. If not you have chosen the wrong model.
  10. Press the BIND button
  11. During binding process, the Blue LED will flash rapidly. Once binding is complete the Blue LED will be steady.
Binding

Pre-flight check

  • The Red LED indicates Auto-level mode status.
    Red LED blinking = Auto-level OFF.
    Red LED steady = Auto-level ON.
    Toggle auto-level switch and see it is switching between Auto-level ON ja OFF.
  • Keep Auto-level OFF.
  • Move the aileron/elevator sticks and check that the swash plate is moving correctly (left-right ja front-back)
  • Move the collective pitch stick and check that the swash plate is moving correctly (up & down)
  • Disengage both throttle hold and throttle hold fail safe switches, give some collective and check that main rotor is spinning.
  • Engage any one throttle hold and check that main rotor stops.
  • Engage both throttle holds and check that flight timer resets.
  • Now you can put the rotor blades back on and do a test flight. Good Luck!

Model Customization

You can customize the model configuration as per your linking. Please refer to explanation of different settings.

Switch Assignment

To change the switch assignments Navigate to Model->Input Page

Model Input Page

Scroll to the Function whose switch you want to change. e.g. To change rescue mode switch scroll to Rsq input. Press and hold the Scroll wheel and select EDIT.

Changing Rescue mode switch

Scroll to Source and press the scroll wheel button. Then scroll till you find your desired switch. Press the scroll wheel button to confirm.

Throttle curves

For OMP Protocol, there are no throttle curves on the Radio Transmitter as throttle curve is fixed inside the Helicopter. For other protocols, the below curves are used.

CurveCurve nameFunction
CV2TCnThrottle curve for Normal mode
CV3TC1Throttle curve for Idle-up 1
CV4TC2Throttle curve for Idle-up 2
Throttle curves

Pitch curves

For OMP Protocol, there are no pitch curves on the Radio Transmitter as pitch curves are fixed inside the Helicopter. For other protocols, the below curves are used.

CurveCurve nameFunction
CV5PCnCollective pitch curve for Normal mode
CV6PC1Collective pitch curve for Idle-up 1
CV7PC2Collective pitch curve for Idle-up 2
Pitch curves

Dead band curve

OMP Helicopters have some deadband at center stick at Aileron and Elevator. The dead band curve is mixed with Aileron and Elevator controls to get rid of the dead band. Curve CV12 (DBD) is used as dead band curve.

Config file Revision history

v7.2: 2022-12-02
-All: Added Rescue mode on sound.
https://github.com/EdgeTX/edgetx-sdcard-sounds/blob/main/SOUNDS/en/rscmon.wav?raw=true

v7.1: 2022-11-08
-OMP: Increased normal mode throttle curve 0,85

v7.0: 2022-10-14
-SFHSS/DSM/OMP: Streamlined Input, Mixes and Logical Switches so user can easily change switch function just from Input page.
-SFHSS/DSM/OMP: Lowered low and critical signal warnings to 25, 15.
-SFHSS/DSM/OMP: Removed PCs curve from pitch mix so pitch doesn't change when switching to stability mode.
-OMP: Tamed down Normal mode Pitch Curve so throttle and pitch are more manageable.

v6.5: 2022-10-04
-Increased flight timer to 4:30

v6.4: 2022-08-22
-Changed Normal throttle curve from 0,5,10 to 0,8,15
-Changed IU1 throttle curve from 0 flat to 10 flat
-renamed OMP M1,M2 SBUS to SFHSS

v6.3: 2022-08-20
-Added M2 EVO picture and changed OMP model image names.

v6.2: 2022-08-15
-Fixed template models pictures and screen layout

V6.1: 2022-06-21
-Changed Normal mode sound from "nrmmod" to "fm-nrm" as "nrmmod" is not available in all languages.

v6: 2022-06-20
-Added deadband curve for Ail & Ele to to OMP M1/M2 OMP
-Added Voice calls for Flight modes and Stability mode.
-renamed models from SFHSS to SBUS
-Combined separate models to OMP M1,M2 SBUS
-Combined separate models to OMP M1,M2 DSM
-SBUS/DSM: Normal mode throttle curve no longer flat, starts from 0
-SBUS/DSM: Normal mode pitch curve -30,0,100
-deleted Heli_Spktm_bstx template
-deleted OMP D8 frsky model