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by Philipp
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FrSKY X-Series receiver bricked (X8R no leds - bootloader corrupted?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: FrSKY X-Series receiver bricked (X8R no leds - bootloader corrupted?)

Well, today I tried binding the X6R that I ordered as a replacement (from Hobbyking as well). I wasn't able to get it into Bind-Mode. When powering it up in any of the documented Bind-Modes instead of a solid green and a flashing red LED I've got both solid, which isn't even mentioned in the manual....
by Philipp
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FrSKY X-Series receiver bricked (X8R no leds - bootloader corrupted?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: FrSKY X-Series receiver bricked (X8R no leds - bootloader corrupted?)

The whole reason for encrypted firmware files (and thus a bootloader that decrypts them) is to prevent 1:1 copies. That fully relies on nobody else than them having access to the bootloader file so it's obvious they won't give it to you. Yes, that's what came to my mind later this afternoon. I also...
by Philipp
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FrSKY X-Series receiver bricked (X8R no leds - bootloader corrupted?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

FrSKY X-Series receiver bricked (X8R no leds - bootloader corrupted?)

Today I managed to brick two X8R receivers by trying to upgrade them to the latest firmware (XJT_NONEU_V20_build170317.hex.frk). I was using openTX 2.2.0 (BUILD 85863358, 2017-05-13) and followed the instructions given in Frsky's latest YouTube tutorial . The upgrade seemed to work on first glance (...
by Philipp
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: Orange Module running MULTI protocol
Replies: 613
Views: 110070

Re: Orange Module running MULTI protocol

I was under the impression that the AVRISP-II is not capable of PDI, never bothered checking tho. I've access to one at university, I'll try to flash my Orange module in some spare time. I can get a Dragon for the same price as an ATMEL ICE, however I prefer the protective case and the form of the I...
by Philipp
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: Orange Module running MULTI protocol
Replies: 613
Views: 110070

Re: Orange Module running MULTI protocol

Awesome work Mike, as usual ;) Since we're already discussing programming methods, I believe you were using an Atmel PDI Programmer to flash these modules in the past, would you mind sharing your experience with it? I'm considering to buy an Atmel ICE Basic at a steep student discount in the near fu...
by Philipp
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Taranis and DSM2 mods
Replies: 252
Views: 61144

Re: Taranis and DSM2 mods

Is this documented anywhere you know of, of the top of your head? I guess the protocol would be identical or at least similar to the one the Deviation guys use for DSM2 and DSMX, since they are talking directly to the CYRF chip of the Devo transmitters via SPI, too. This would make the X1TXN module ...
by Philipp
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Taranis and DSM2 mods
Replies: 252
Views: 61144

Re: Taranis and DSM2 mods

The DM9 module i got was used as an internal module for some Graupner Radio by it's previous owner I believe, and the onboard voltage regulator might have failed, I don't remeber. There is however a micro controller inside the DM9 modules which interfaces the actual tx module to the PPM pin. I don't...
by Philipp
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Taranis and DSM2 mods
Replies: 252
Views: 61144

Re: Taranis and DSM2 mods

I had no luck with a module salvaged from a DM9 JR module, but I believe that the DX6i module does work in the 3 pin configuration like the Dx5e one does.
I've not yet seen it used in this configuration though, since the Dx6i is quite expensive if you just want it's module.
by Philipp
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: taranis wont turn on
Replies: 104
Views: 32299

Re: taranis wont turn on

I FIXED IT MYSELF - seems strange that no one here offered any type of solution Well, to provide others who might run into the same problem as you did a possible solution, it would be great if you could tell us what worked in your case. [...]I see a lot of similar post but not a definitive solution...
by Philipp
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: DSM module
Replies: 30
Views: 10188

Re: DSM module

They sell this thing http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__38395__OrangeRX_USB_Firmware_Update_Kit_for_JR_Futaba_Style_Transmitter_Module.html for their older futaba style module. It is basically a prolific usb to serial converter, which means that at least the old futaba module should have a bootl...
by Philipp
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: DSM module
Replies: 30
Views: 10188

Re: DSM module

I was surprised to see that they also have upgraded (again) their OrangeRX DSMX/DSM2/Devo 2.4GHz Selectable Transmitter Module (JR/Turnigy Compatible) . I don't know why they listed this one a few days before, but the most recent one has quite an competive featureset, very much the same as its futab...
by Philipp
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: DSM module
Replies: 30
Views: 10188

Re: DSM module

Yes, I've stumbled across it some time ago, it appears to be based on the original MultiMod developed by the guys at deviationtx.com, but accepts an PPM input instead of SPI data due to its onboard micro. I do not like the physical construction of it though, being a sandwich of multiple cheap chines...
by Philipp
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: DSM module
Replies: 30
Views: 10188

Re: DSM module

[...]The first 2 modules I had were, I think, a standard modules to which I had to add a wire for the telemetry. I later got 2 more modules which look to be the same design of electronics as this module, but in a 9XR style case using the internal antenna. These first modules were based on the origi...
by Philipp
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: DSM module
Replies: 30
Views: 10188

Re: DSM module

No, OpenLRS operates at 433MHz typically, it uses an HopeRF transceiver chip if I remember correctly. DSMX/DSM2 operates at 2.4GHz and utilizes the CYRF6936 rf chipset. Even the microcontrollers inside these modules are entirely different, OpenLRS usually runs on an atmega328 (aka Arduino), whereas ...
by Philipp
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: DSM module
Replies: 30
Views: 10188

Re: DSM module

I'd like to tear one down to check the differences in hardware between this one and the prior revision, but I won't throw 30€ at this. Mike, do you have some background on this? Are there any news regarding the DSMX module for the 9XR? Personally I'm very satisfied with jprikkels PCB and a genuine D...
by Philipp
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: DSM module
Replies: 30
Views: 10188

Re: DSM module

It's still up: OrangeRX DSMX / DSM2 Compatible 2.4Ghz Transmitter Module Fair enough, they repositioned the antenna connector, but they did not take the opportunity to redesign it properly (like the EzUHF module e.g.). It does not have the same features as the Futaba style module , sadly The OrangeR...
by Philipp
Sun May 24, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: FrSky Taranis radio
Topic: Maintenance mode on upcoming Open TX 2.0.16
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Re: Maintenance mode on upcoming Open TX 2.0.16

Mike, does 'maintenance mode' depend on the actual firmware on the radio? I just tried to flash the ersky9x bootloader on my Taranis from within the SD-CARD MENU of openTX 2.0.17. Flashing worked flawlessly, but the bootloader was not usable, although booting. Is it possible to compile a firmware fi...
by Philipp
Fri May 22, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: erskyTx (was ersky9x)
Topic: SBUS Trainer input
Replies: 51
Views: 11828

Re: SBUS Trainer input

For reference: viewtopic.php?f=40&t=4868&p=97508#p97508
Thanks for implementing this feature, Mike! It's awesome :D
by Philipp
Fri May 22, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 63973

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

Yesterday I flashed the most recent nightly on my taranis, to play with Mike's CPPM trainer input via the module bay connector. details Since this worked flawlessly on first try, I decided to heat up the soldering iron and integrate an CPPM enabled R615X into my DIY DM9 DSMX module. I'm quite satisf...
by Philipp
Thu May 21, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: RF MODULES
Topic: My Taranis Spektrum module
Replies: 235
Views: 63973

Re: My Taranis Spektrum module

Welcome to the community, Lutz! I've got you covered, when jprikkel send me one of his PCBs some time ago, he generously included some additional headers. IMG_20150521_212014.jpg Send me a PM with your address, I'll stick one of each of the female ones in an envelope and send it to you. :) Have fun ...
by Philipp
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: It's not "IF". The question is "WHEN and WHERE"
Replies: 43
Views: 7623

Re: It's not "IF". The question is "WHEN and WHERE"

Physics don't care if something is dubbed a toy or considered harmless, basic principles of momentum and velocity do still apply and might as well result in lethal injuries. Make something heavy enough and give it a certain speed, or the other way around, the result is always kinetic energy. Therefo...
by Philipp
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: It's not "IF". The question is "WHEN and WHERE"
Replies: 43
Views: 7623

Re: It's not "IF". The question is "WHEN and WHERE"

Something for a laugh: http://www.photographybay.com/2015/02/07/fox-news-guest-crashes-drone-while-talking-about-drone-safety/ http://www.photographybay.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Dave-Mosher-on-FOX-Friends-Crashes-Drone-700x472.jpg I'm amused and embarrassed at the same time. He talks about the...
by Philipp
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: Customs in Germany
Replies: 36
Views: 8896

Re: Customs in Germany

Just received an order from Banggood, relayed through the Netherlands as well, although ordered from China. Interesting :D
by Philipp
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: Customs in Germany
Replies: 36
Views: 8896

Re: Customs in Germany

Just want to chime in, my HobbyKing package from the Netherlands arrived today, no customs, no fees.
Contained just some inexpensive stuff totaling below the 20€ threshold, but some small lipos as well.
by Philipp
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Radios
Topic: Plantraco HFX 900 module
Replies: 1
Views: 2023

Re: Plantraco HFX 900 module

I can't tell from experience with this particular module, but it should work. You would either have to supply 12V to it externally, or by connecting it to the 5 Pin connector in the module bay. http://fpvlab.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=13206&d=1344343256 PPM would be your Signal, +BAT wou...
by Philipp
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: It's not "IF". The question is "WHEN and WHERE"
Replies: 43
Views: 7623

Re: It's not "IF". The question is "WHEN and WHERE"

I'm definitely with you regarding the insurance, everybody screws up someday or has a mishap, you have to be covered in this case. Clubs offering a free or cheap training and maybe some kind of certificate is a very clever way of educating and fascinating people about this hobby, nobody could argue ...
by Philipp
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: It's not "IF". The question is "WHEN and WHERE"
Replies: 43
Views: 7623

Re: It's not "IF". The question is "WHEN and WHERE"

I do not like the regulative approach, but I have to agree with the licensing requirement. Everybody who wants to fly his Phantom or anything else heavier than e.g. 100g in a congested, urban or somehow regulated area would have to get a license for it, and doing so without the proper license should...
by Philipp
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: Customs in Germany
Replies: 36
Views: 8896

Re: Customs in Germany

... from Hobbykings NL Warehouse. Coming from the Netherlands those should not be examined by customs either, but I'll report nevertheless. Philipp. Coming from the Netherlands? With Chinese markings on the package? That package came from far east, for sure. Or did I get you wrong? br I understand ...
by Philipp
Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: Customs in Germany
Replies: 36
Views: 8896

Re: Customs in Germany

Well, look at what arrived today: No customs, no fees, delivered by the regular mailman to my doorstep. Label in green reads "Von zollamtlicher Behandlung befreit - Deutsche Post" which lousily translated means "free of customs treatment". I just ordered some parts and some tiny 250mAh 1S lipos from...
by Philipp
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: The Pickled Gnu (The Pub)
Topic: Customs in Germany
Replies: 36
Views: 8896

Re: Customs in Germany

I'd like to convert the four cheap Ikea LED lights that I have around my room to PWM controlled smart-lights, meaning that I can control them from the pc or mobile phone, maybe even tying them into the alarm clock of my phone. I've no idea how complex this might turn out, never used these things bef...

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