Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 29

Turnigy 9X updated

I bought an USB A/A cable today so i can update the radio. After installing the programmers driver I connected the radio without any worries. A short moment later the new firmware was installed. Now im configuring the Skywalker setup on memory slot 1. More  to follow – Posting from my Nexus One

Jun 28

Turnigy 9X mod continues

USB Connector from a PCI bracket

After glueing my Skywalker together I opened up my Turnigy 9X once again. This mod is to install the USB programmer I got in my mailbox. A few wires cut to measure and soldered directly to leads on the Turnigy PCB and the installation of the USB connector I salvaged from my computer scrap boxes. …

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Jun 28

Skywalker repair

Criss cross patterns

After the crash I used about half a tube of UHU POR to sort my Skywalker out 😀 Lots of tape to hold pieces in place when glue sets and I will leave it alone over night to be totally sure glue is dry before I start messing with it again. Here are some images …

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Jun 28

USB Programmer

USB programmer

I got my new USB programmer yesterday. Now I can solder the wires into the Turnigy 9X radio and reprogram the radio with ER9X firmware. This is the 1st step to get better firmware. Next will be to enable telemetry data into radio from FRSKY DIY module

Jun 28

Skywalker crash

Broken fuselage right

I managed to crash my Skywalker yesterday. A pilot error caused this – nothing else. Flying FPV at low altitude and at slow speed turning with the wind results in loss of airflow over the wings. Here are the damages. If I mounted the wing with rubber bands the fuselage might not have been as …

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Jun 26

Corrosion

Last flight I noticed some bad connection on the video-link. I thought it was a damaged antenna but it turned out I had a broken solder. A quick solder and it was back in business or at least I thought so…Today I also had random dropouts – similar to the ones that can occur if …

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Jun 20

Bluetooth modules

Bluetooth

Today I received 2 Bluetooth modules that I intend to use with the MultiWii software. They allow use of an Android phone to configure your settings on the fly. If I’m lucky I can also connect a computer to the MultiWii – but it has not been so successful so far(I will still try)

Jun 18

Turnigy 9X mod continues

overview

Today I started adding more features to my brand new Turnigy 9X radio. This time I add 2 switches, 1 for the LCD backlight on/off and 1 for the beeper on/off. I will add a twist to the beeper – a LED that goes on at the same time adding visual verification to each beep. …

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Jun 16

Turnigy 9X mod

Unboxed

Today I picked up my parcel containing a Turnigy 9X, Frsky diy module, LED backlight and a telemetry Rx. A few hours later and the mod is completed. Now I wait for my USB programmer so I can flash the atmega with something better than stock firmware. I removed glue from rear side of Turnigy-badge …

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Jun 16

FPV Total lunar eclipse

The total lunar eclipse was yesterday and I went out for a FPV-flight hoping I could see the moon in my cameras. It was very windy and all flights were performed after sunset. A few minor crashes due to wind forced me to field repairs and the final crash also cracked the front of EPP …

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