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Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Or at least the ability to have a module that uses the internal antenna ...
You could add a Frsky module

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_Module.html

Internally, as shown

Installing the FrSky 2.4GHz DIY kit in a HobbyKing Turnigy 9X radio (27 min 52 sec)


and hook it up to the handle antenna.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:33 PM
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So in the 9XR the battery plugs into the balance charger plug ???
The 9xr requires a balance plug on the battery to plug into the 9xr, but I'm pretty sure there is no charge port on the 9xr. If that's what you're asking.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:44 PM
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You could add a Frsky module

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...er_Module.html

Internally, as shown

http://youtu.be/DHnV6hGH108

and hook it up to the handle antenna.
Would it be possible to do the same with the orange rx dsm2/dsmx module that's supposed to plug into the back?
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Would it be possible to do the same with the orange rx dsm2/dsmx module that's supposed to plug into the back?
I have no idea what connector is on the 9xr antenna, but with an adapter, I don't see why not.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:18 PM
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It looks like I won't be flying with the original 9x or 9xr for awhile. I've had problems with flysky locking out before, but this time was the worst. Full speed nose dive into the ground with my new AXN. The plane was fixable, but the frsky module is going to take months to get here with swiss post. I wish I could buy the modules from the LHS, but all they have are expensive spektrum radios.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:20 PM
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It looks like I won't be flying with the original 9x or 9xr for awhile. I've had problems with flysky locking out before, but this time was the worst. Full speed nose dive into the ground with my new AXN. The plane was fixable, but the frsky module is going to take months to get here with swiss post. I wish I could buy the modules from the LHS, but all they have are expensive spektrum radios.
You can buy all the FrSky equipment in the US, for almost the same prices as HK once you take shipping into account.

http://www.alofthobbies.com/radio-ge...ry-system.html
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:25 PM
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........ The plane was fixable, but the frsky module is going to take months to get here with swiss post. I wish I could buy the modules from the LHS, but all they have are expensive spektrum radios.
alofthobbies.com is the place to get Frsky gear in the US. Less $ than HK when you factor in shipping. They actually know the product and respond promptly to inquiries.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:36 PM
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alofthobbies.com is the place to get Frsky gear in the US. Less $ than HK when you factor in shipping. They actually know the product and respond promptly to inquiries.
I should have ordered from them originally! Well, I needed another frsky module for the other 9x anyway....

2 day shipping should be fast enough.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Sorry to read about your model.. I never used those flysky modules for very long..
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:00 PM
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I've never had a problem with the flysky module. I've only had maybe 35 flights with it though. Obviously Frsky is better for a couple reasons but I guess I was lucky enough to not have problems while I used it for planes. Now will only be using for small helis.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Ummm... right. At the trickle rates that would be typical, really not a problem. It's when we want to charge LiPos at a high charge rate (more than 0.5C) this becomes a problem.
Trickle charging a Lipo at any rate above its self discharge will very quickly cause it to go into over-voltage and possibly "vent with flames".

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Sorry, I didn't make myself clear; I meant in case of the theoretical built-in charger circuit we'd been talking about, which would have of course been a LiPo charger, NOT an unregulated wall-wart. You know, like the low-current trickle-rate charge circuits built into cell-phones and Tablet PCs. Which I mentioned in the same post.

My point was rather that it's only because we hobbyists want to charge our packs in 15 minutes that we have to take precautions like removing the pack from the equipment and sticking it in a firesafe; no matter how fast or slow the charge, it still has to be regulated to prevent over-voltage with Li-Ion technology.

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Seems slightly retarded (as in, not as advanced as one's peers) to make a special battery for it. We'll have to see; if it costs like a dollar or two more than their basic Xmitter LiPo, who cares. Myself, I'm prolly just gonna throw any 3S LiPo I have laying around in it.
I disagree. The protection circuit protects against overdischarging, so no problem if you accidentally leave your TX on. It also protects against overcharging, so no problem charging it in the TX.
It's strange nobody else has done this before, with so many wanting Lipo instead of Nixx in their TX's. I'd call it slightly advanced....
You make a valid point; I've always paid attention to the voltmeter on my 9x, and the eR9x firmware has adjustable low-voltage alarms for just this reason. This, of course, won't protect against the random "accidentally turned on in the bag and not discovered for two weeks" kind of over-discharge accident that every transmitter has been prone to since the dawn of time.

I was thinking more like this:

Those "on the battery" protection circuits cost like a quarter apiece in small lots (25 pcs or so); multi-cell ones vary from $0.75 to $1.00. Why not put them in the radio rather than one in every battery?

Oh, right. So they can sell a "special" battery. DOYT!

Like I said before, if it costs like a dollar or two more than their basic Xmitter LiPo, who cares.


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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:31 PM
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I spend $37 shipping for tx, battery, case, frsky combo. Sometimes splitting up orders results with cheaper rates from China

Not to mention the case was only $7 which was cheap!

And remember, you pay shipping on anything you order online so adding in shipping as if it is an additional cost only if you buy a 9XR isn't accurate.

I do wonder if they will give us guys a deal on the 9XR module when it becomes available who already purchased the Tx? Would not be cool if the Tx and module will be $50 soon and we have to pay $30 or so extra because we bought too early? Not good customer service if that happens but I bet they will make it up to us. I try to give companies the benifit of the doubt prior to dissapointing me...
How? Both items are over 1000g, which results in $23.59 shipping for each order. And I could not get the case for $7. None of the buddy codes worked.
OK, got the code to work. Now I have a $7 case and $23 shipping. yay.

And now just adding the radio made the case price jump to $11.45. They can shove the radio up their you know what, I have 2 9x's and a DX6i.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I guess I can see what you are saying, but my concern was the use of the phrase " typical trickle charge rate" in relation to charging the transmitter with what "typically "comes with R/C transmitters - a simple wall wart "trickle charger".

That of course can't be done so I felt it important to mention it.

The phrase "trickle charge" is fairly well understood to mean charging at C/10 or less, and is never used in reference to charging Lipos unless it is to say "don't do it"
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:36 PM
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You can buy all the FrSky equipment in the US, for almost the same prices as HK once you take shipping into account.

http://www.alofthobbies.com/radio-ge...ry-system.html
They are very good there. I just found them today and called them. They patiently answered all my questions and unfortunately also got me thinking about the new frsky radio.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:02 PM
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ah,you take your cell phone battery out to charge it?
Phone LiIon (Lithium ion) batteries are only single celled and don't need to be balanced.

Also they are much more resilient to overcharging/discharging than LiPos
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