How to use RadioMaster ZorroHere, we will introduce and explain how to use RadioMaster Zorro EdgeTX/OpenTX radio.
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RadioMaster Zorro 2.4GHz 16CH Hall Sensor Gimbals
RadioMaster 2022/02 USD89.99
Featuring an ergonomic design, large bright LCD screen in the perfect viewing position, travel adjustable HALL sensor gimbals, a nano size external RF module bay
Introducing RadioMaster Zorro
RadioMaster Zorro's built-in transmitter is available in three versions: CC2500, 4-in-1, ELRS. The 4-in-1 model I chose this time is USD 119.99 (about JPY 13,605).
In addition, since the screen is installed in a deep position, it is difficult to attach screen protection film, which is not very practical.
Quick Start Guide and more detailed Manual can also be downloaded from RadioMaster official site .
User Manuals download (RadioMaster)
A protective film is attached to the screen. Before you start using it, pull on the red tab to remove the protective film.
The gimbal stick end has a screw diameter of 3 mm.
Gimbal is compatible with RadioMaster TX12 series and Jumper T12 series . It is possible to use the same parts.
Power button is shining in the green in the center. Left and right of power button are trim buttons.
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The rubber cap here does not close properly once it is opened. I would like the manufacturer to improve it.
In addition, QR code pasted here seems to point to official site of RadioMaster, but the site cannot be opened because URL is incorrect ...
(Image quoted from RadioMaster official site)
(Image quoted from RadioMaster official site)
AG01 MINI CNC Hall Gimbal
This gimbal has been developed for over a year with engineers and FPV champion pro-pilots from around the world. All parts are CNC machined from aluminum, and ball bearings provide a smooth and accurate feel.
This gimbal is compatible with RadioMaster Zorro, TX12 series and Jumper T12 series.
Even if you replace the gimbal, you can adjust the tension and range of motion just like the original by using the screws on the back and front of the radio.
Please refer to Gimbal replacement method for instructions on how to replace the gimbal.
RadioMaster AG01 MINI CNC Hall Gimbals for TX12 & Zorro (RadioMaster)
Battery setting and charging
If you order at the same time as purchasing Zorro, you will receive batteries with RadioMaster genuine logo set in the body like this. However, a vinyl tab is attached to batteries. You need to peel it off before using it.
The grip cover is tricky to remove and install. When installing, it will come off easily if you do not insert it carefully so that all the claws fit perfectly.
Buy 18350 type battery (Amazon.com)
Buy 18350 type battery (Amazon.co.uk)
RadioMaster Zorro supports the USB PD standard. A USB AC adapter that supports the USB PD standard can be used.
There is also a USB Type-C connector on the top of the body, but this is for connecting to PC. You cannot charge battery with this connector. However, since voltage rises only when connected to PC, it seems that power is supplied to the radio.
SG and SH switches are located on both sides of the module bay. However, at the position of this button, if the maneuvering gets hot during a race etc., it will be accidentally pressed, so it seems a little unusable.
How to use ExpressLRS (ELRS): Long-distance / high-speed communication protocol
Preparation of microSD card
For the procedure to prepare the microSD card, see How to prepare microSD card for EdgeTX radio .
How to prepare microSD card for EdgeTX radio
|Name of control||Function||Description|
|ENTER||Decide / Confirm||Confirm the change / input. Or select an item. In RadioMaster Zorro, clicking the bottom of [MENU WHEEL] works as an [ENTER] button.|
|EXIT/RETURN||Cancel / Back||Cancel the change / input. Or return to the previous screen.|
|PAGE||Screen switching||In the setting screen consisting of multiple pages, move to the next page / previous page. Click [PAGE>] key to switch to the next page, and click the [PAGE<] key to switch to the previous page.|
|CURSOR||Move cursor / selected position||Move the cursor. In RadioMaster Zorro, turn [MENU WHEEL] to move cursor.|
|MODEL/SYSTEM||Calling MODEL / RADIO menu||Call the MODEL / RADIO(SYSTEM) menu. Click [MDL] key to call MODEL menu, and click [SYS] key to call RADIO (SYSTEM) menu.|
- Change screen
- Press [PAGE>] [PAGE<] key on the main screen to switch between four main screens and "CHANNELS MONITOR" screen.
- Change contents
- You can switch contents of each main screen by turning scroll wheel on the main screen.
- Telemetry screen
- Press [TELE] key on the main screen to display Telemetry screen.
- Statistics / DEBUG screen
- Press and hold scroll wheel on the main screen and select "Statistics" menu to display Statistics screen. If you press [PAGE>][PAGE<] key here, you can switch to "DEBUG" screen.
|SA||Top of left hand||toggle||ON only while pressing|
|SB||Top of left hand||3-position|
|SC||Top of right hand|
|SD||Top of right hand||toggle||ON only while pressing|
|SE||Top of left hand||2-position|
|SF||Top of right hand|
|SG||Back of left hand||toggle||ON only while pressing|
|SH||Back of right hand|
|S1||Top of left hand||dial (Potentiometer)|
|S2||Top of right hand|
Gimbal replacement methodHere, We will explain the procedure to replace RadioMaster Zorro gimbal with AG01 MINI CNC Hall gimbal (RadioMaster) . However, this task is not so easy. In the worst case, it may damage the radio. This site does not mean that we recommend replacing the gimbal. Please do it at your own risk.
Jumper T12 series and Radiomaster TX12 series can be replaced with gimbal more easily than Zorro.
In addition, when installing AG01 MINI gimbal on something other than RadioMaster Zorro, it is necessary to set the gimbal to be used for throttle in advance. For more information, please refer to "Installation for Zorro & TX12" on AG01 MINI CNC Hall gimbal product page (RadioMaster) .
Then install the new gimbal in the same way. A metal ring is fitted between the gimbal and the front panel. Be careful not to shift the ring.
Let it sit for a while, and if nothing seems to be wrong, turn on the radio. If EdgeTX starts successfully, it is completed.
Stick (Gimbal) calibration
RadioMaster Zorro related links
RadioMaster official site
RadioMaster manual download
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