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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:30 PM
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You will find everything you need to know here:

http://code.google.com/p/er9x/

The Er9x firmware totally transforms the Turnigy 9x transmitter. It becomes more intuitive, more flexible and you will have access to up to 16 channels.

You will need to buy the Smartiepants programming board and install it inside your transmitter but don't hesitate. You won't regret the move.
Thank you Sir, I'm still learning to use the basic transmitter. I did order a backlight board. Then I went on the ER 9X thread and looked into this. The only delicate soldering I've ever had to do has been because I needed to reverse servo.

Today I took my TX apart because the switch was not turning it on even though just 2 min. before it did turn on. So for the first time I took the whole case apart, unscrewed switchboard looked at switch it seemed fine. In fact what happened is the battery plug had come loose. Otherwise I've never seen the inside of one of these things.

I look forward to the time when I know enough about all this to want to install the ER 9X stuff. I read the thread, and it went right over my head.

Hopefully I'll get there, thank you Sir,

DJ
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Thank you Sir, I'm still learning to use the basic transmitter. I did order a backlight board. Then I went on the ER 9X thread and looked into this. The only delicate soldering I've ever had to do has been because I needed to reverse servo.

Today I took my TX apart because the switch was not turning it on even though just 2 min. before it did turn on. So for the first time I took the whole case apart, unscrewed switchboard looked at switch it seemed fine. In fact what happened is the battery plug had come loose. Otherwise I've never seen the inside of one of these things.

I look forward to the time when I know enough about all this to want to install the ER 9X stuff. I read the thread, and it went right over my head.

Hopefully I'll get there, thank you Sir,

DJ
DJ,

There is no soldering required if you choose to buy the SmartieParts board from S-Mack. Link and details are on the er9x site and here -

http://www.smartieparts.com/shop/ind...roducts_id=331

Not sure what er9x thread you were reading but here is a link to the 9x forums:

http://www.9xforums.com/forum/

There you will find all of the help you need with either (primarily) er9x or open9x firmware, programming, hardware, whatever from a very helpful and talented group who are also the ones who create the code. No bad or confusing input from posters who don't really know what they are talking about.

It's a big, but reversible step if you choose to go that way. I believe that if you do that you won't look back.

Ted
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 08:10 PM
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Thank you Sir, I'm still learning to use the basic transmitter. I did order a backlight board. Then I went on the ER 9X thread and looked into this. The only delicate soldering I've ever had to do has been because I needed to reverse servo.

Today I took my TX apart because the switch was not turning it on even though just 2 min. before it did turn on. So for the first time I took the whole case apart, unscrewed switchboard looked at switch it seemed fine. In fact what happened is the battery plug had come loose. Otherwise I've never seen the inside of one of these things.

I look forward to the time when I know enough about all this to want to install the ER 9X stuff. I read the thread, and it went right over my head.

Hopefully I'll get there, thank you Sir,

DJ
Most of the circuits were designed by alien beings.

May the force be with you.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:06 PM
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DJ,

There is no soldering required if you choose to buy the SmartieParts board from S-Mack. Link and details are on the er9x site and here -

http://www.smartieparts.com/shop/ind...roducts_id=331

Not sure what er9x thread you were reading but here is a link to the 9x forums:

http://www.9xforums.com/forum/

There you will find all of the help you need with either (primarily) er9x or open9x firmware, programming, hardware, whatever from a very helpful and talented group who are also the ones who create the code. No bad or confusing input from posters who don't really know what they are talking about.

It's a big, but reversible step if you choose to go that way. I believe that if you do that you won't look back.

Ted
Ted thank you for that, I don't feel so intimidated by the whole thing now thanks to you.

DJ
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:07 PM
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Most of the circuits were designed by alien beings.

May the force be with you.
Man what is with this alien thing? You drink some green beer or something. Maybe came back from an "area" in Nevada recently?

Actually I just came back from visiting Carson City Nevada but there weren't any green or grey little men there. Just cold. Although I wish I had my SS with me. There was a lot of room to fly around.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Most of the circuits were designed by alien beings.

May the force be with you.
Eugene how the hell are you? And thank the force is with me.

The forces cause me to destroy my first plane, a sky surfer, learning to fly. My second plane was lost in the mangroves on its first flight, and I beat a big Cessna 182 into packing material but I got my license.

I think the force is gravity and that stuff comes from aliens like you said.

Good to hear from you Sir,

DJ "if man can make it, the kamikaze ace can break it!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:16 AM
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Wow guys, Thanks for answering all Sculptor's questions for me.
Everything you said was spot on!!!!

B!LL!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:41 AM
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Thank you Sir, I'm still learning to use the basic transmitter. I did order a backlight board. Then I went on the ER 9X thread and looked into this. The only delicate soldering I've ever had to do has been because I needed to reverse servo.

Today I took my TX apart because the switch was not turning it on even though just 2 min. before it did turn on. So for the first time I took the whole case apart, unscrewed switchboard looked at switch it seemed fine. In fact what happened is the battery plug had come loose. Otherwise I've never seen the inside of one of these things.

I look forward to the time when I know enough about all this to want to install the ER 9X stuff. I read the thread, and it went right over my head.

Hopefully I'll get there, thank you Sir,

DJ
Dont be scared to solder in the port if need be.... I myself had never done any delicate soldering when I did it and it turned out just fine. Fine tipped soldering Iron and dont rush you will be apples
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:02 PM
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I need some help. I have misplaced (read: lost) my aileron "Y" harness for my original Bixler. Looking for a replacement on HK's website, I am only coming up with the Futaba "Y" harness. Does anyone have a link to the Bixler's aileron "Y" harness, or one that would work, they'd be willing to post?

Many thanks in advance!

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:18 PM
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I need some help. I have misplaced (read: lost) my aileron "Y" harness for my original Bixler. Looking for a replacement on HK's website, I am only coming up with the Futaba "Y" harness. Does anyone have a link to the Bixler's aileron "Y" harness, or one that would work, they'd be willing to post?

Many thanks in advance!

Aeronca
You want the JR so you don't have to trim off the spline on the Futaba. Here is link to 5 fo $4 plus shipping 15 cm Y harness (JR).
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5pcs_bag_.html
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Just finished building my 3rd Bixler V1..... Waiting on the glue... Crap mobile Photo



RcTimer 2826 2200kv
Trust 45A ESC
Turnigy XGD-10HM Digital Micro Servos x4
APC 6x4e

This was going to be an FPV platform but have a Penguin on order now so not sure what this will end up working as. Sticking the Trust ESC where it is was a bit of an effort considering the size of it, but all in all it fits
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:23 AM
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To add to the previous post.... Photos of the old build and the new build together... Both have 2826 2200kv motors, APC 6x4e props.

Old is on the left, new is on the right:



The old has the servos in the stock positions, Quannum Telemetry, Orange 3 axis gyro and will balance perfectly with a 2200mah in the nose. Removable wings etc...







The new with servos and most electronics moved backwards and the hatch for easier access will now balance perfectly with a 4000mah Nanotech or 2x 2200mah in the nose with alot more room to position the battery.



The Trust 45A ESC was larger than the Hobbyking 50A by quite a bit, a fair amount of surgery was needed to flush fit it....



Servos for Elevator and Rudder moved to under the motor tower...



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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:46 AM
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You want the JR so you don't have to trim off the spline on the Futaba. Here is link to 5 fo $4 plus shipping 15 cm Y harness (JR).
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5pcs_bag_.html
Thanks, Prof100!

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:28 AM
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[QUOTE=Amfamora;24159380]To add to the previous post.... Photos of the old build and the new build together... Both have 2826 2200kv motors, APC 6x4e props.

Old is on the left, new is on the right:





Servos for Elevator and Rudder moved to under the motor tower...




Nice looking planes. Aren't you worried that the access port you made for the receiver on the second plane weaken your fuse?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:30 PM
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Not especially, many have done it in the past on fpv builds and I guess only a true test will be getting it in the air

There is no flex or any less rigidity than the old build so should be all good.....
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