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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:27 PM
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I'm just going by what's being said on the 9XR forum.
Here's what they are saying...

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BTW, neither companion9x, nor current version of eepe at the moment support 9xr firmware, as the eeprom structure has been changed.
So unless HK forks also a version of eepe computer programming support is not existent.
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Ramnes wrote:Remember guys, er9x or other software wouldnt exist if it wasnt for the original radio and all the clones like 9x from TGY. Icant see any issues with HK making a new radio which can use the already existing code from 9x, and in a few weeks we also will see an eepe etc that works with it.
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by Dvogonen - wouldn't hold my breath on that one. Romolo, who just made the comment that there will be no support for the data format in eepe or companion9x, is the maintainer of companion9x.
If he doesn't want it, it will not happen. At least not in companion9x.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Any AVR burning software that supports the programmer you have... You can of course also use eepe/c9x, what they won't do is allow you to see/edit the radio settings, but read/write flash and eeprom to/from file will work on anything.



You're quoting someone who answered a question he didn't understand in the first place
OK that is good news, thank you
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:38 PM
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ebay mass sales averted for the moment.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Even if they changed the eeprom file format you should still be able to flash it with the other firmwares.
Just that you will not be able to load the 9XR eeprom into eePe for editing/ translation. No big deal since you don't have any models setup yet.

Having said that, there was an earlier post (this thread perhaps) that showed the differences between ER9X and "HK9XR". I don't recall anything about the file format, it was mainly menus and templates.

As I said before, if indeed they have "forked" unless they have a very good programming team HK9XR will be a dead end, and everyone will switch to the well supported ER9X/Open9X.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Devo transmitter is looking better and better since they have hacked it.
Any link/more info on that? Thanks
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:49 PM
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As I said before, if indeed they have "forked" unless they have a very good programming team HK9XR will be a dead end, and everyone will switch to the well supported ER9X/Open9X.
I agree!

You can see the code changes side by side here:

Just click on "diff" to the right of the file.

http://code.google.com/p/tgy9x/source/detail?r=3


I'm not overly impressed.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Any link/more info on that? Thanks

http://www.deviationtx.com/
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:53 PM
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Any link/more info on that? Thanks
Project website:
http://www.deviationtx.com/

RCGroups thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1611471
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Even if they changed the eeprom file format you should still be able to flash it with the other firmwares.
Just that you will not be able to load the 9XR eeprom into eePe for editing/ translation. No big deal since you don't have any models setup yet.

Having said that, there was an earlier post (this thread perhaps) that showed the differences between ER9X and "HK9XR". I don't recall anything about the file format, it was mainly menus and templates.

As I said before, if indeed they have "forked" unless they have a very good programming team HK9XR will be a dead end, and everyone will switch to the well supported ER9X/Open9X.
That's all good, I want to flash my 9XR with eR9x to keep it in line with my 9x's, its what I'm used to & like but wanted to make sure I can flash it back to HK9XR if necessary (if ebay beckons).

I can't wait for all the assumptions & miss information to be over.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Has anyone here actually confirmed whether or not the gimbals are improved in any way? My only complaint with my 9X has been with the stock gimbals.
They aren't as good as the original 9x, but that's just my opinion.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 02:56 PM
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They aren't as good as the original 9x, but that's just my opinion.

That right there sounds like a deal killer
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:06 PM
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They aren't as good as the original 9x, but that's just my opinion.
Thanks kovs, it's sounding more and more like I'm just as well off keeping my 9X then. Sure wish Hitec hadn't dropped selling their gimbals.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:24 PM
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They aren't as good as the original 9x, but that's just my opinion.
Noooo... say it isn't so

Wonder if it's too late to get $250 on ebay like the other guy? lol
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The 9XR also has less vertical movement on the gimbals (more rectangular than the 9x), but I don't have a problem with it. For me, it will be perfect but if you are expecting a big increase in quality then you might be disappointed.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:30 PM
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The Gimbals on my 9XR feel better than the gimbals on both my 9x's, they are allot smoother & feel more solid.
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