Taranis Gimals in a 9X

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Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby Rob Thomson » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:53 pm

So... the good news?

Yes. They fit.
Yes. They work well

I have successfully upgraded an old 9x/sky9x with Taranis Gimbals. They work very well :-)

1There are a few complexities when installing.

1. They fit one way, and only one way. If you dont do it right - the back case wont close! Just a case of inverting the gimbals till you find the right way.
2. You need a modified firmware to sort the directions of the inputs out. They are 'inverted' relative to the 9x, and swapping the left/right cables will not work as there is an op amp in the gimbal.

The good news?

1. Getting the direction right is easy.
2. Getting the software update will be done with Companion (at some point)

Rob
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby jhsa » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:12 pm

Great.. ;)
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby kaos » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:07 am

Does it really has better resolution/accuracy when installed in a 9X? and where do you get them?
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby Rob Thomson » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:51 am

kaos wrote:Does it really has better resolution/accuracy when installed in a 9X? and where do you get them?


Note. I have them on a sky9x board. No idea if they work on stock!

Resolution - well difficult to say. I just like how smooth they are.

Getting them... most taranis dealers should be able to sources them. I got mine by knowing the right people at frsky, and the uk dealer.

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby jhsa » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:30 am

Showing off now :mrgreen: shame on you Rob ;) :D

I go away for a couple of weeks and people start to misbehave :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby Rob Thomson » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:49 am

Lol.. not really. I consider myself lucky to have got a set.

Looking at the T9 sales page, you would think they will be on the open market sometime soon.

What I can say is - the 9X never felt so good with taranis sticks. Silly really. FlySky could have made a good 'upgrade' version just by changing the CPU, and the Sticks.
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby jhsa » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:22 am

will see if they work well with the stock board as well.. I hope so :o

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby Animal60 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:08 am

Rob Thomson wrote:So... the good news?

Yes. They fit.
Yes. They work well

I have successfully upgraded an old 9x/sky9x with Taranis Gimbals. They work very well :-)

1There are a few complexities when installing.

1. They fit one way, and only one way. If you dont do it right - the back case wont close! Just a case of inverting the gimbals till you find the right way.
2. You need a modified firmware to sort the directions of the inputs out. They are 'inverted' relative to the 9x, and swapping the left/right cables will not work as there is an op amp in the gimbal.

The good news?

1. Getting the direction right is easy.
2. Getting the software update will be done with Companeryion (at some point)

Rob


Hi Rob,
seeing the tranis transmitter is very difficult for us down under people
were would you go to get taranis gimbals...
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby Rob Thomson » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:42 am

Why is it difficult?

Last I heard australia just got approval. :)

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby kaos » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:51 pm

Rob Thomson wrote:Note. I have them on a sky9x board. No idea if they work on stock!

Resolution - well difficult to say. I just like how smooth they are.

Getting them... most taranis dealers should be able to sources them. I got mine by knowing the right people at frsky, and the uk dealer.

:roll:


yes, if I were to 'upgrade' the gimbal, it would be on my sky9x Tx too. I have not found anything Taranis can out perform my DJT and DHT equipped sky9x. (I have no use for the side sliders) the only thing I am looking forward to is the L series rx with XJT which has longer range as promised. ;)
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby feket663 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:53 pm

The Taranis gimbal assembly arrived to the T9hobbysport. price is near 11 GBP.

http://www.t9hobbysport.com/taranis-tx-spare-replacement-parts
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby ShowMaster » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:18 pm

Great news! Parts are now a real thing.
More reasons to own a Taranis.
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby feket663 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:32 pm

Anyone don't try modding the original 9X? if the Taranis gimbal have built in opamp, the resolution reduced when I'd like change the original gimbal with these?
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby feket663 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:20 pm

I'm sorry for my bad english, I wanted to write, "anyone changed gimbals in the STOCK t9x?"
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby volumax » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:08 am

I just tried taranis gimbals on stock t9x with er9x and the only the led lights up, the radio will not turn on.
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby MikeB » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:11 am

The Taranis gimbals have amplifiers mounted on the pots. This means the wiring to them HAS to be the correct way round. The 5V MUST go to the correct end. If you wire them the wrong way round, the protection diodes of the amplifiers will short out the 5V supply.

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby volumax » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:05 am

Thanks mike, I switched the two outside cables, I had them brown to black orange to white red to red, I switched brown to red and vice verse and its on, now like Rob said, aileron is reversed.
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby volumax » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:27 am

I only changed my right gimbal, so should I expect my rudder to be reversed too when I switch my left gimbal? I do Mode 2.
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby MikeB » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:09 am

Might be rudder, or might be throttle!
In the short term, you could use -100% as the weight on the mix input to reverse the stick movement. If more people are now likely to do this mod, I'll need to address reversing the stick input for er9x/ersky9x. Which firmware are you using?

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby volumax » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:10 pm

im using er9x-r782 V1.6754
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby volumax » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:30 pm

Mike maybe you can add the option to reverse it, I dont know how difficult it can be to make this possible. On another note, would you recommend me getting the aurora gimbals instead?
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby MikeB » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:14 pm

The code to reverse the sense is very easy, deciding how to provide a menu item to allow the user to configure it takes a little longer.

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby ReSt » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:55 pm

Couldn't the throttle reverse be used similar to the center beep in model setup? (I only have the 9x so dont really know if it is also on Taranis):

one row with RETA123...

where you can activate any input(s), that are shown reverse (dark) when active?

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby MikeB » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:27 pm

I've put something in, but I just combined a few ideas so I'll change what I've done. On the RADIO SETUP we have the stick MODE setup. On the line above are 4 images of the sticks. I'll see if I can reverse video any stick that is reversed.

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby volumax » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:48 am

Being able to reverse the stick on those 4 images would be cool, maybe being able to select an image and if you click on it it does dark like ReSt says and its reversed.
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby Scott Page » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:59 am

Rob Thomson wrote:So... the good news?

Yes. They fit.
Yes. They work well

I have successfully upgraded an old 9x/sky9x with Taranis Gimbals. They work very well :-)

1There are a few complexities when installing.

1. They fit one way, and only one way. If you dont do it right - the back case wont close! Just a case of inverting the gimbals till you find the right way.
2. You need a modified firmware to sort the directions of the inputs out. They are 'inverted' relative to the 9x, and swapping the left/right cables will not work as there is an op amp in the gimbal.

The good news?

1. Getting the direction right is easy.
2. Getting the software update will be done with Companion (at some point)

Rob


Do you have a photo of the "right way" so I can do it with an economy of swear words?
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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby jhsa » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:03 am

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Re: Taranis Gimals in a 9X

Postby volumax » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:50 am

In my case, I put my gimbal just how the old one used to be, I replaced the RIGHT gimbad which had aileron pot on the top and elevator facing the edge of the case and it worked out fine
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