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Jul 26, 2016, 10:02 PM
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FlySky FS-i6S Review


Product Link: http://bit.lc/4zUt
Manual Link: http://img.banggood.com/file/product...r%20Manual.pdf
Firmware Update Instructions:
Version Updating:
flysky i6s 1.10 22-Mar-2016 to flysky i6s 1.11 30-Jun
Need to bind with receiver again, 2. The menu set contents will be reset, please reset your transmitter.
flysky i6s 1.11 07-Jun-2016 to flysky i6s 1.11 30-Jun
Need to reset and calibrate the stick date. Please follow the calibration process to calibrate your transmitter.

Upgrade Process:
1. Connected the transmitter to the computer via USB cable.
2. Enter the Setup menu in the transmitter and navigate the Firmware Update section.
3. Open the firmware upgrade tool in your PC.
4. In the Firmware Update Section of the transmitter press Continue and the transmitter will enter the update mode.
5. Once the transmitter enters the update mode, you will see it listed in the software. Press Update in the software and the update process will begin. It should take a few seconds for the update to take place and then the transmitter will reboot.
6. Close the software and unplug the transmitter.
7. In the Setup section of the transmitter navigate to the About FS-i6S section to confirm the correct firmware.

Once the transmitter’s software has been successfully updated, it must be calibrated. Follow the following steps to calibrate your transmitter:
1- Enter the Setup menu and navigate to the Stick Adjust section to initiate the calibration process.
2- Simultaneously move both sticks up, down, left, right and then place the sticks at 50% or centered.
3- Move the two dials on the transmitter all the way left and right
4- Navigate to the Channels Section of the transmitter and verify that all the channels work accordingly.

Overview:


Banggood Description:


The FS-i6S transmitter and FS-iA10B receiver constitute a 10 channel 2.4GHz AFHDS 2A digital proportional computerized RC System. This system supports quadcopters.

The AFHDS 2A (Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System Second Generation) developed and patented by Flysky is specially developed for all radio control models.Offering superior protection against interference while maintaining lower power consumption and high reliable receiver sensitivity,Flysky's AFHDS technology is considered to be one of the leaders in the RC market today.

Brand Name: Flysky
Item Name: FS-i6S with FS-iA10B receiver
Mode: Mode 2(Left hand throttle),we will also send you a self-centering part which can help you to switch freely between the left hand throttle and the self centering throttle.
Note: This transmitter is only compatible with Flysky 2A system receiver.

Features:
Full touchscreen interface,more convenient to control

Bidirectional Communication
Capable of sending and receiving data,each transmitter is capable of receiving data from temperature,altitude and many other types of sensors,servo calibration and i-BUS Support.

Multi-channel Hopping Frequency
This systems bandwidth ranges from 2.4055GHz to 2.475GHz. This band is divided in 140 channels. Each transmitter hops between 16 channels (32 for Japanese and Korean versions) in order to reduce interference from other transmitters.

Omni-directional Gain Antenna
The high efficiency Omni-directional high gain antenna cuts down on interference,while using less power and maintaining a strong reliable connection.

Unique ID Recognition System
Each transmitter and receiver has its own unique ID. Once the transmitter and receiver have been paired,they will only communicate with each other,preventing other systems accidentally connecting to or interfering with the system's operation.

Low Power Consumption
The system is built using highly sensitive low power consumption components,maintaining high receiver sensitivity,while consuming as little as one tenth the power of a standard FM system,dramatically extending battery life.

Pros:

Both power buttons must be simultaneously held in order to power and turn off the transmitter; this is
a nice safety feature

It only uses 4 AA batteries

Very responsive touch screen and menus

Two programmable buttons on the back (Key 1 and Key 2 in the picture above); I haven't seen anything like this on other transmitters

The ports are on the bottom instead of the side (my Devo 7e has a mini usb port on the side and it makes the transmitter awkward to hold when using a sim, such as FPV Freerider)

Comfortable and grippy

Very sleek form factor

Two timers

Mine came without the left stick centering spring installed, but parts were included to install a spring in case I wanted to fly an ap quad with altitude hold

Cons:

I don't see a way to update this tx on Mac O.S. because of the downloadable .exe file needed to initiate and complete the update.

When the fpv screen mount is installed, the top screw isn't completely flush with tx (please see the picture below)

The included 10ch receiver is to large for most racing quads and mini aircraft

Thoughts:

This is a great transmitter with a LOT of potential, especially at this price point (currently $70 with 10ch rx). It feels very well built and its touch screen is very responsive. Great hardware and I would love to see how expendable this tx can be with a custom firmware, perhaps something similar to the Deviation project. Mine came with a firmware version from April, but I updated to the July version. This divided the "Function" and "System" settings into two categories, and added trims, rates/expo, throttle curves, 5 model memories, and low signal alarm.
Last edited by TheMadCADer; Jul 26, 2016 at 11:13 PM.
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Dec 13, 2016, 06:54 PM
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Impossible to upgrade


Hi, it's two days I'm trying to upgrade the firmware but no way, I followed many tutorials on the web and many firmware version, but the software doesn't see the transmitter. I got the 0.05 firmware on the TX and Windows 7 (the PC is correctly seeing the TX..). Can you help me please?

Solved! Just needed the Turnigy firmware....
Last edited by Ciccio155; Dec 13, 2016 at 07:55 PM.


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