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by s_mack
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: er9x
Topic: No joy with 9x transmitter and SmartieParts SP Basic firmware programmer for Er9x install
Replies: 80
Views: 17328

Re: No joy with 9x transmitter and SmartieParts SP Basic firmware programmer for Er9x install

Very odd. Since we knew the GND and RST pins were making contact, and they are on the "outsides", that means either the SP board is bowed up in the middle or your 9X is dipping down... either case seeming bizarre as to why. Or perhaps one of the springs in the pins failed. But... with 2 boards in a ...
by s_mack
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: er9x
Topic: No joy with 9x transmitter and SmartieParts SP Basic firmware programmer for Er9x install
Replies: 80
Views: 17328

Re: No joy with 9x transmitter and SmartieParts SP Basic firmware programmer for Er9x install

This has been one of the most problematic cases I've come across. And as he says in the first post... I'm stumped. We assumed it was a faulty programmer so I sent a replacement, but no change in behavior. I suppose it is *possible* to get two bad programmers in a row... but then that strange device ...
by s_mack
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme Upgrade fix broken 9X
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: 9Xtreme Upgrade fix broken 9X

This has actually come up a lot. At least 2 dozen people have contacted me directly asking this very question. A few have just gone ahead and tried it, and at least two of them have reported success while several others reported failure. It really depends on what happened when "the event" went down....
by s_mack
Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 14668

Re: OK, let's document this!

Daedalus66 wrote:By the way, we'll use color where feasible, but the manual has to work in black and white.
Good point, I didn't really think about printing. Symbology, perhaps, instead of color. I think you got my point though.
by s_mack
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 14668

Re: OK, let's document this!

Just throwing this out there... is color coding a possibility? Or make use of some symbol for each platform?

Or, perhaps, just ignore the hardware-specific options and let the project document it?
by s_mack
Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 14668

Re: OK, let's document this!

Yeah, that.
by s_mack
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Not in a safe throttle position...
Replies: 28
Views: 5336

Re: Not in a safe throttle position...

How is that possible? That's the whole point of calibration. If your pot goes from "97.5" then after calibration it should show 100% because that's YOUR specific 100%. As someone suggested above, perhaps you're forcing the stick down/up further during calibration then you are during normal operation...
by s_mack
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 14668

Re: OK, let's document this!

We're all on the same side :) To be clear, I didn't start this thread with reference to documenting ERSky9X. I intend to start a Wiki specific to the 9Xtreme. Discussion of the ersky9x manual came slightly after, and that's great if it covers everything. No way it would be (or should be) only for th...
by s_mack
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Not in a safe throttle position...
Replies: 28
Views: 5336

Re: Not in a safe throttle position...

Is your throttle in a safe position?
by s_mack
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: speaker hiss
Replies: 346
Views: 63009

Re: speaker hiss

I think 1000 of those resistors costs around a dollar :)
by s_mack
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: UPGRADE BOARDS
Topic: Flysky, Turnigy or price.
Replies: 17
Views: 7962

Re: Flysky, Turnigy or price.

An update for this. I received the damaged board and repaired the pins. I still get the exact same behaviour as described earlier by fxsti. Menu, exit and directional buttons ALL work to clear the alarms screens, but NONE work once at the main screen. 2 of the 3 pots work (HOV.PIT does not). None of...
by s_mack
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 14668

Re: OK, let's document this!

That's where a wiki will become very helpful, moreso than a forum. As long as it is logically structured, it should allow people to continue to add guides for every little thing so others can drill down to what they need without being bogged down in stuff they don't. It also allows ANYONE to author ...
by s_mack
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme Connecting XJT Module
Replies: 113
Views: 35674

Re: 9Xtreme Connecting XJT Module

I wasn't referencing any guide at all, Joao (why can't this laptop make that diacritical mark? weird. Nevermind, I can't copy paste it) João. I only took exception to the use of the word "wrong" because I don't think either way of describing it is wrong. My "long" post stemmed from brevity apparentl...
by s_mack
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme Connecting XJT Module
Replies: 113
Views: 35674

Re: 9Xtreme Connecting XJT Module

Tx (transmitter) sends to RX (Receiver).. I believe it is pretty much standard? And logic? ;) The sentence you wrote doesn't translate into an electronic standard, no. Logic falls apart too, because it depends on perspective. I feel like we've been through this before. We're talking about the 2-wir...
by s_mack
Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme Connecting XJT Module
Replies: 113
Views: 35674

Re: 9Xtreme Connecting XJT Module

"wrong"? There is no standard and it is ambiguous.
by s_mack
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9X TX not able to read SD card but PC is able to read while in Bootloader mode
Replies: 29
Views: 5122

Re: 9X TX not able to read SD card but PC is able to read while in Bootloader mode

Just formatting as FAT32 is not enough, a full format is probably required to use with ersky9x In your case, that appears to have worked for you. But I suspect most have done nothing special. I know I didn't. So it will be a recommended action if people seem to have SD issues, and thanks for sheddi...
by s_mack
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: My 9Xtreme Installation
Replies: 212
Views: 68249

Re: My 9Xtreme Installation

Which, as I've said many times, doesn't matter worth a lick. It could be rated for 100W but if we're only putting out < 0.5W then we're only putting out < 0.5W. Again, it is *rated* for 1.7W... that's the max it can output. The speaker is *rated* for 0.5W and that's the max it should handle. It is f...
by s_mack
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Receive 9xtreme and Installation
Replies: 486
Views: 88120

Re: Receive 9xtreme and Installation

Don't expect so much of me in the morning :oops:
by s_mack
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: Receive 9xtreme and Installation
Replies: 486
Views: 88120

Re: Receive 9xtreme and Installation

Mike, Steven, are pins 14 and 15 the ones for COM2? Edit: Mike beat me to it. Those are the UART 3.3V non-inverted Tx/Rx and, from previous discussions, I believe that's what you've referred to in the past as "COM2". Also, not using a level converter won't destroy the 9Xtreme, right Mike? The pins ...
by s_mack
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9X TX not able to read SD card but PC is able to read while in Bootloader mode
Replies: 29
Views: 5122

Re: 9X TX not able to read SD card but PC is able to read while in Bootloader mode

From his description I don't think "it" did happen to both cards. I think the issue was the larger card was not formatted as FAT32 (and once it was, it worked) while the other card is likely a non-standard card. Perhaps a very old or perhaps a wifi card or one with software (security, encryption?) p...
by s_mack
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme installation issue
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

Re: 9Xtreme installation issue

Inspect the 9Xtreme's 9-pin header for a bridged solder joint, particularly between pins 4 and 5... but check every adjacent pair of pins just to be sure. None should have continuity, but I suspect yours might.
by s_mack
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme installation issue
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

Re: 9Xtreme installation issue

Can you please clarify what switch exactly we're talking about? "roll" depends on how you have your sticks set up. So is it the left or the right? (edit: Actually I guess it has to be the right since you said "burried to the right" and "outside")
by s_mack
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: UPGRADE BOARDS
Topic: Flysky, Turnigy or price.
Replies: 17
Views: 7962

Re: Flysky, Turnigy or price.

I missed this thread (until you just emailed me) because it is outside of the 9Xtreme forum. I didn't think it was even possible to post where you did :) Perhaps an Admin can move it into the 9Xtreme section. Anyway, I've responded to your email. Since you're in Canada (so am I), mailing it to me fo...
by s_mack
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 14668

Re: OK, let's document this!

Suggestions I got by email: - How to access SD card from PC - How to use voice - How to install DJT - How to get telemetry on screen A reminder that this thread isn't meant for discussion or for suggestions for improvements to the 9Xtreme design... I want to put together documentation of what we hav...
by s_mack
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme Add 2nd Internal XJT Mod
Replies: 97
Views: 33183

Re: 9Xtreme Add 2nd Internal XJT Mod

An XJT using s.port can handle 16 channels on its own, so I suspect this is a matter of a DJT doing channels 1 thru 8 and the XJT handling channels 9 through 24?
by s_mack
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: OK, let's document this!
Replies: 74
Views: 14668

OK, let's document this!

Now that people have had the 9Xtreme in their hands for a month or so... common questions start to arise, and now it is time to bring some answers. Help me out here, please. This thread is here to collect the procedures that need to be documented. If you think of something - be it basic or advanced ...
by s_mack
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 9Xtreme Upgrade Board for 9x Radios
Replies: 570
Views: 105125

Re: 9Xtreme Upgrade Board for 9x Radios

Err... but... well, of course it was a faulty unit. Isn't that precisely *WHY* it was swapped with the 9Xtreme discount? :) OK, so to those reading this that might be confused, here's how it went: When the first batch of SP Basic's were finished and began shipping to customers there were two importa...
by s_mack
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 9Xtreme Upgrade Board for 9x Radios
Replies: 570
Views: 105125

Re: 9Xtreme Upgrade Board for 9x Radios

No, I didn't read in another thread. I'd hope people would contact me directly to resolve rather than posting on forums that I may or may not ever see, and which may serve to mislead/confuse others (for example, saying " the SP Basic was a dud rather than my SP Basic was a dud - subtle but important...
by s_mack
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: 9Xtreme upgrade board
Topic: 9Xtreme Mod to Change USB Female Connector
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Re: 9Xtreme Mod / Change USB Female Connector

The connector on both ends of the cable are JST "ZH" plugs. For example, I found this listing on eBay . It doesn't state explicitly, but I'm assuming the other end of the cable are bare wire but you can take two of them and splice them together. You might be able to find them cheaper because this is...

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