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Posted by farmertom | Aug 20, 2015 @ 10:26 AM | 1,349 Views
This is the way I put together a repeater for my Dragon Link Transmitter using a FrSky XJT transmitter module and a FrSky X8R receiver. The reason for using the FrSky is that I can use all 12 channels of the DL. My Radio is a Turnigy 9XR pro. Originally I was using the FrSky DJT and D8R modules with only gave me 8 channels.

I use a 3s battery and power the DL tx . I split off the 12V to a BEC to provide 5V power to the FrSKy rx. The SBUS out of the rx is routed to a FrSky SBUSS to CPPM converter. The output of the converter signal wire is routed to the 12 V connector to the DL. The output power and ground wire of the converter is cut and heat shrink tubing is applied to prevent shorting.

A jumper is added to the SBUSS to CPPM converter to output twelve channels.

You need to configure the DL receiver to accept 12 channels and re-bind the DL tx and rx.

With My Vector flight controller I set the control surfaces to the upper channels, 9-12. I can then use the lower PWM channels on the DL rx to control cameras, switches, etc.

Thanks to Noircogi for helping me out on this.
Posted by farmertom | Aug 09, 2015 @ 03:19 PM | 1,592 Views
OK guys, This is how I make voices for my 9XR Pro radio. Thought I would document how I did it as someone else is probably trying to do it also.

My disclaimer is that I am not an expert on any of this. If I am missing something let me know. This is just the way I did it and I am sure it will change.

I just upgraded to Windows 10 on a 64 bit machine. I had to download the newest RealTek audio drivers Version R2.79. It was a pain, but I got it done.

Next thing is to download and install Audacity from Sourceforge

Next is to find the website That is were the free voices will be created. They will stream to you and with Audacity you will record the voice. Then you can tweak the voice to your liking.

First a few comments on creating the voices. There are many voices to choose from. I like the Karen voice. The voice on the website will only speak 300 characters at a time, so you can't do the entire list of phrases to say. I split it up to 13 text files. Double space between phrases to give some silence between phrases. Space out abbreivations i.e. RSSI should be R S S I. She will say the letters and not try to make a word of it. Commas will give a slight pause. Some times the voice seems to want to talk fast. I open the text file copy and paste the text into the website textbox and click listen. It will take about 3 seconds for it to start to talk. I have attached my voice text files to make it easy on you.

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