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Posted by ergocentric | Sep 28, 2015 @ 11:15 PM | 4,455 Views
Spektrum went really cheap with this transmitter, just look under the hood.

Something that always bothered me was that my DX6i did not have a gyro adjust knob, something even the cheapest transmitters from other companies have. Even the non-computer five chanel version of this radio has it (the transmitter that came with my Blade SR).

So I looked at a few DIY articles and videos and asked myself why are they doing this in such a complex manor?

All I really wanted today was a switch to control flight mode in Cleanflight.

So I did it, clean and simple.

Parts: DPDT on-off-on toggle

Thats it.

Tools: Philips #1, spanner(s) for switches, and soldering iron

Step 1: desolder and remove gear switch
Step 2: solder wires to DPDT switch, black to centre
Step 3: desolder yellow wire from ELE D/R switch
Step 4: solder yellow on third terminal of DPDT switch
Step 5: Install DPDT switch in GEAR switch mounting hole
Step 6: program mix1

your new switch is on channel 5

the switch will switch Left:Right:Centre, in that order

simply program your Baseflight or Cleanflight controller to suit

fwiw I use the FLAPS switch on the AUX channel to arm/disarm the FC

DX6i three position switch the easy way (1 min 48 sec)

Posted by ergocentric | Dec 16, 2012 @ 04:02 PM | 4,403 Views
Eleven acre park to fly in:

15 nautical miles out, runway 06L, CYYZ

moved *ACROSS THE STREET* what a hassle
bigger house, bigger yard, better view, paid down the mortgage

watching planes on final to YYZ and planes fly over to/from Burlington Air Park. cool
Posted by ergocentric | Jul 26, 2010 @ 09:28 AM | 9,095 Views
Our club bought a bigger/faster/brighter mower last year, I shot this video May 2008.

Mowing the field (1 min 20 sec)

Posted by ergocentric | May 29, 2010 @ 05:40 PM | 7,841 Views
Now that is a good control system!

Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight (1 min 27 sec)

Posted by ergocentric | May 28, 2010 @ 09:49 AM | 44,395 Views
3s LiPo was a bit too much for this one; now it has a big old linear voltage regulator in it.

I like to fix things. Sometimes even when they don't need fixing.

If or when I buy one it will get a 2s LiIon or 2s LiFe pack per Xjet.

Manual here stick mode swap is possible here.

Buy here: Mode 1 or Mode 2 -> I get points, thanks.
Posted by ergocentric | May 03, 2010 @ 11:11 AM | 7,912 Views
I speak some German so: Knüppel is bat or control stick, tuning is tuning

Posted by ergocentric | Apr 18, 2010 @ 10:59 PM | 7,069 Views
Thanks Reinhard!
T6config and interface
Palm_TX 1.74 not to be confused with Palm T|X

list of PalmPDAs that have been reported to work with Palm_TX:

Palm3c, PalmIIIx, PalmIIIxe, PalmV, PalmVx, Zire71. Reported OS were PalmOs3.3 and PalmOs4.1

Palm m100 OS 3.5.3, Palm m500 OS 4.0, Palm Zire21 OS 5.2.1, PalmOne Tungsten T5 OS Garnet 5.4.8

Sony Clie s300, s320, s360 and probably all of the Clie n series.

BlueAngel(=Qtek9090), Dopod700, O2XDAIII, T-mobile MDAIII, i-Mate PDA2K, Orange SPV M2000, E-Plus PDAIII, Siemens SX66, SFRv1620, Vodafon v1620, Vodafon VPAIII, Vodafon VPx. They used Windows Mobile 6.0 and StyleTap Palm Emulator

The main prerequisites are:
a COM port
Operating system PalmOS 3.3 or higher

Posted by ergocentric | Apr 15, 2010 @ 05:52 PM | 6,767 Views
Sometimes I wish I was still living in my parent's basement and had loads of time for building models. (actually I never have lived in a basement)

HAHAHAHAHA no. I would not trade anything for my beautiful, intelligent and caring wife and daughter.

Not much time, as when I'm not a homemaker I'm making homes; renovating mine own and installing home automation in others.

I renovate anything between the basement drains and chimney, learned lots.

Formally I am an Electronics Technologist, and spent a decade designing and building test equipment and prototypes as well as conforming and touring UL, CSA and ESA around our plant. We built printers, big ones, really big ones. i.e. fill a 44 foot trailer, 50kW, 2000 pages per minute...
Posted by ergocentric | Sep 23, 2009 @ 07:44 PM | 7,429 Views
Interesting trivia:
My daughter was born at the Harland Sanders Family Care Unit.
Thanks Harland! (the bill came to $12)

From space: clickety
Posted by ergocentric | Sep 23, 2009 @ 01:21 PM | 7,253 Views
I like me them french fried pertaters