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by mnementh
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: FRSky Horus radio
Topic: Horus X12S $379 at RMRC!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 716

Horus X12S $379 at RMRC!!!

If you've been waiting for a deal to come along on the Horus X12S... https://s3.amazonaws.com/content.readymaderc.com/product_images/images/000/001/039/large/horusprod.jpg RMRC has the Horus X12S in Silver on sale right now for $379 (and dropping 1% per hour) as part of their "Flat Spin Sale". Order...
by mnementh
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?
Replies: 39
Views: 12105

Re: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?

I did too... but in the course of fixing my 1st Gen Taranis Plus with a new/used backboard that Wayne graciously sourced for me from a TX with a broken USB port, I learned a little more of the history behind the whole iPX/uFL debacle, at least as he experienced it being an ASP for FRSky. There was a...
by mnementh
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?
Replies: 39
Views: 12105

Re: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?

You should never remove any component from the mainboard, and you should never install an iPX connector on the mainboard. THIS is what was causing all the poor SWR/Poor RSSI issues FRSky was having on late 1st gen Taranii, and they went to the soldered-on connection. If you want to get good RSSI aga...
by mnementh
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?
Replies: 39
Views: 12105

Re: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?

Right now I'm playing with a number of "Chiny Whoop" micro quads; several of which use firmwares that if you have the MultiModule and openTX 2.2.x, will not only fly them but also supports telemetry. On a 25-35 gram quad.

TOO MUCH fun for just the living room. ;)

Cheers,

mnem
*zoom-zoom*
by mnementh
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?
Replies: 39
Views: 12105

Re: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?

LOL... I'm no noob to Open Source RC; I've been doing this since the days of the TH-9X. er9x is an awesome environment, I used it for years. But I have stuff I need openTX 2.2 for. Besides, I already found a fix for the problem; I'm just trying to understand why the fix worked. :D Cheers, mnem *Todd...
by mnementh
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?
Replies: 39
Views: 12105

Re: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?

Okay... so I've fixed my Plus SE, and after a long battle with the Ghost in the Machine and her Serial Comms Daemon Army , I've successfully flashed to 2.2.0. Now I'm trying to figure out why what I did worked. Ever since I upgraded from Win7/64 to Win10/64 (I know; I know... "UPGRADE? :lol: ") I ha...
by mnementh
Mon May 29, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?
Replies: 39
Views: 12105

Re: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?

It is disconnected; I always slip a scrap of paper under the coin cell before I start work. Doesn't everybody?

mnem
No MORE magic smoke for me.
by mnementh
Mon May 29, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?
Replies: 39
Views: 12105

Re: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x462/mnemennth/Taranis%20Plus%20SE/Taranis%20Plus%20SE%20%20EX120.jpg Oh, yeah... I remember reading about this boobytrap in the Plus ages ago, so have religiously unplugged the battery. I got ahead of myself doing some exploratory surgery and now I'm paying the ...
by mnementh
Sun May 28, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?
Replies: 39
Views: 12105

Re: Taranis X9D Plus - Damage to mainboard/backboard?

"SPITZIN' SPARTIN' FILLIBARTIN' FRICKIN' FRACKIN' DIRTY RATZEN FRATZIN' SON OF A 3-TOED COPPER-BOTTOMED FOOL!" :oops: I just got bitten by this particular design bug, on my brand new Taranis Plus SE. Doing some side by side testing with my old Taranis; I unplugged the battery from the WRONG TARANIS...
by mnementh
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!
Replies: 296
Views: 71104

Re: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/4/2/8/0/0/8/a9070146-205-Taranis%202.jpg Mods include: Quanum 3-Axis Hall Effect Joystick configured for Pitch/Roll/Yaw Old Yaw connected to S3 SH Rotated to 3 O-clock Position Inverted Sliders for use with Tray 40mm Speaker Dual JST-SH 3-Pin / JST-SH 4...
by mnementh
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!
Replies: 296
Views: 71104

Re: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!

I understand that you already have the 9XR; but really, with the features of the 9XR Pro, and it now selling for ~$50, I'm starting to think one might be a better deal than a Taranis with a pair of these on there. Figure $130 plus module is $160, and if I'm not forgetting anything, the main differen...
by mnementh
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!
Replies: 296
Views: 71104

Re: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!

I'm still not convinced.. maybe I get one just to check and try to adapt... But they are expensive.. one of them costs nearly as much as a 9x radio, right? João See above... $39 everyday price, and designed as a drop-in replacement for the 9XR/9XR Pro. This is my dilemma... just drop it in my 9XR P...
by mnementh
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!
Replies: 296
Views: 71104

Re: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!

I could never use the Quanum 3 axis stick. I fly with thumbs. I get pretty decent centering on my 9x radio with hall effect sensors. Even if the gimbal's mechanics are bad. I wish Quanum also produced normal gimbals with the hall sensors.. :( I use D'addario strings by the way.. Never liked Ernie b...
by mnementh
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!
Replies: 296
Views: 71104

Re: Search for Replacement 9x Potentiometers!

I see Jeti and now the Horus, is getting away from using any stick pots. I know jhsa's been trying his own version for some time. Yes, I have a 9x radio working with hall sensor gimbals. The info can be found somewhere on this thread, starting on page 5 or 6 I believe.. Someone did put together a n...
by mnementh
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Reversing Aileron Stick After Taranis Gimbal Upgrade
Replies: 56
Views: 7373

Re: Reversing Aileron Stick After Taranis Gimbal Upgrade

On my Quanum stick I simply rotated the magnets 180 degrees to reverse the magnetic field and consequently the sensor output. Yeah, I thought about that but it appears the magnets are pressed/glued on these gimbals, and I was concerned they might break if you try to pry them loose. The Quanum 3-axi...
by mnementh
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Reversing Aileron Stick After Taranis Gimbal Upgrade
Replies: 56
Views: 7373

Re: Reversing Aileron Stick After Taranis Gimbal Upgrade

Jonathan - All you need to do is flip the hall sensor over. It shouldn't care which side is up. If it was the elevator you were having trouble with it would be easy; that axis looks to have the sensor equidistant between the screws, so you could just flip the whole board over. You might try that fir...
by mnementh
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Heads-Up! Taranis X9E Tray Radio Is FINALLY here!
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Heads-Up! Taranis X9E Tray Radio Is FINALLY here!

You'll probably want to open a new thread for this bug-check; you won't get much action here.

I only posted here to let folks know the long-awaited X9E was actually available for purchase. Now they're gone until the next shipment from FRSky... That didn't take long. ;)


mnem
*openTXed*
by mnementh
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Heads-Up! Taranis X9E Tray Radio Is FINALLY here!
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Heads-Up! Taranis X9E Tray Radio Is FINALLY here!

It's been a long time coming, but they're actually here, in the US.

Wayne just put them in stock at Aloft about an hour ago.

Good luck!

mnem
Get 'em while he's got 'em!
by mnementh
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Turnigy 9XR PRO radio
Topic: 9XR-PRO Hacks and Fixes
Replies: 287
Views: 75962

Re: 9XR-PRO Hacks and Fixes

I hear ya there, man. My new day job leaves pretty me much knackered by the time I get home to wife & kiddles. I play with them until bath-time, scope out my few internet haunts for a few minutes and maybe putter on my bench a few more... then BAM! I look up and I'm a half-hour late for bed and I ha...
by mnementh
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Turnigy 9XR PRO radio
Topic: 9XR-PRO Hacks and Fixes
Replies: 287
Views: 75962

Re: 9XR-PRO Hacks and Fixes

After a few minor false starts, I can also control the PWM LED driver from mnementh. I now need to think about integrating these facilities into the user interface. Mike. Mike - I've had a bit of a strange turn in my life; been away for um... a few months. :| What is the status of this mod? Are we ...
by mnementh
Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Accidentally plugged shorted out wifi booster on taranis.
Replies: 7
Views: 2537

Re: Accidentally plugged shorted out wifi booster on taranis

Ummm... it seems to me the simple answer is, since it appears to be a non-plus Taranis, to look at the TSSI and see if you have any signal, then look at the "SWR that Really Isn't" and see if it is within specs. This kind of situation is precisely what those devices are meant for. ;) mnem *Taranified*
by mnementh
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Taranis TOO EASY™ RGB Backlight Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

Re: Taranis TOO EASY™ RGB Backlight Mod

I'm aware of the mini IR controller; as I said, I'm sure that someone with similar electronics skills to mine can easily adapt my work to suit it. I just don't have one handy, they cost a couple bux more, and for my OTHER mod (the one for the 9XR/9XR Pro) I don't know if it can easily be converted t...
by mnementh
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Taranis TOO EASY™ RGB Backlight Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

Taranis TOO EASY™ RGB Backlight Mod

*YAWNNNNN* New Mod on my Blog... http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x462/mnemennth/Taranis%20TOO%20EASY%20RGB%20Backlight%20Mod%20Rev%201/Taranis%20Colors/COLORS.jpg Taranis TOO EASY™ RGB Backlight Mod http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2255207 Enjoy! And please forgive any Typos... I'...
by mnementh
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Taranis Rev 0.1 RGB Backlight
Replies: 0
Views: 817

Taranis Rev 0.1 RGB Backlight

Hey everyone; I've just completed a test video on my "proof of concept" RGB Backlight for the Taranis. Due to the nature of the LCD and existing backlight plastic assembly, I'm having trouble fitting any LED besides the same 3528 size ones I'm using with the 9XR Pro RGB backlight. Space constriction...
by mnementh
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Switches pushed through
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: Switches pushed through

Hello all Thank you for your considered replies. After I posted it,I thought I might get flamed for being heavy handed, ham fisted etc. As I said it, "it fell apart in my hand, Gov". I had an email from the importer saying he will send me a new bank of switches. I wasn't sure at the time if it was ...
by mnementh
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Turnigy 9XR PRO radio
Topic: 9XR Pro is Here
Replies: 222
Views: 30468

Re: 9XR Pro is Here

jhsa wrote:Or just forget about it and let ersky9x handle the situation as you just did. The option is there to reverse the sticks, so all is working. Why bother?

João
So his trims work in the right direction, I think.


mnem
Needs more cow.
by mnementh
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Turnigy 9XR PRO radio
Topic: 9XR Pro is Here
Replies: 222
Views: 30468

Re: 9XR Pro is Here

The 9XR has the right joystick rotated 180° from normal; the ratchet is on the inside edge on both joysticks. If you look here: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/RC_PRODUCT_SEARCH.asp?strSearch=9xr+parts you'll see they sell Mode 1 & Mode 2 versions of both sticks for that reason. Either you acci...
by mnementh
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: FRSky Horus radio
Topic: FrSky X12D or X16D...?
Replies: 42
Views: 22488

Re: FrSky X12D or X16D...?

Kilrah wrote:Yes, an unveiling at the Chicago model fair was indeed announced months ago.
But now I have no idea if it's still valid, whether there are delays like often etc.
Aww, dude... yer breaking my heart.

Here I was hoping to be able to put it on my Christmas list. :p


mnem
*Sigh*
by mnementh
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: FrSky Taranis buzzing from speaker
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

Re: FrSky Taranis buzzing from speaker

Craig -

Be mindful of your RSSI when you do that; there are reports that it can drastically shorten the distance to the point where RSSI trips an alarm.


mnem
*Not alarmed*
by mnementh
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Switches pushed through
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: Switches pushed through

More like $23 for ALL the parts. And odds are, the button tree just fell off the pegs. http://www.alofthobbies.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/t/a/taranisbuttons.jpg See the little loops at the top & bottom of the button trees? They go on little pegs molded i...

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