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Mar 28, 2013, 01:58 AM
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Is my FrSky setup too old to be updated?


Hello,
I bought the FrSky Telemetry 2,4Ghz with the DJT Module and the D8R receiver.

I never updated the firmware, because of lack of an old COM port on my pc.
Now, is the update worth the money?

To update I need to get this cable: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...USB_Cable.html
and wait more than 3 weeks until the package finally arrives in Germany.

Is the firmware flash of this "old" unit really worth the trouble?
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Mar 28, 2013, 04:24 AM
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Depends what you want to achieve with update.

There are two updates in certain situations:
- telemetry protocol update, if you have a V2 hub
- XP update, if you need CPPM/RSSI

If none of the above, no reason to update.
Instead agonizing for that cable, I would search a friend with a old style COM on PC.
Or, get this adapter, it's same as Frsky cable:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/PC39-NIEBIESK...item27cd278e17
Mar 28, 2013, 05:10 AM
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Thanks. that's probably the cheapest way to do it.
Mar 28, 2013, 05:11 AM
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Sure, this was the search criteria, close and cheap
Still you didn't clarified why to upgrade ?
Also, is your receiver a really first gen D8R ? Having +5V engraved on the middle pin of the serial line connector ? Asking because this change the strategy completely !
Mar 28, 2013, 06:29 AM
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I recently got around to updating my first generation D8R and DJT module and had no problem. I needed this to connect to the receiver:

http://www.alofthobbies.com/frsky-re...rade-lite.html

plus an old version of the USB adapter. This is the current one:

http://www.alofthobbies.com/usb-upgraded-cable.html
Mar 28, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Sure, but different hardware needed, I didn't say is impossible


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