I have been running my HK 9x v2 for about six months or so. I use it for flying my modified 9958 heli. I really dig this controller and know what it is capable of in the right hands.
I had bought a Used BNF Blade Nano CPX that needed a bit of work and scored a DX4e in an other auction a few months back and was running with the DX4e. I also picked up 2 MSR's and I am looking to pick up a MSRX. With all the Blade products, I needed to get a DSMX module running. So I grabbed an old JR FM module for pennies and gutted the Dx4e for the module adding a 3.3V 3A UBEC - 2~5S Lipoly (6-23v) to pull it all together. now for the er9x updating...
I have on the way to me a smartieparts board rev 2.4 and I also ordered the HK back light kit to go with it as I read that the back light is no longer a smartieparts option.
I have a few days before parts get here so I have a little time to get my head around the programing steps! but I have a few questions already.
I have read some of the WIKI threads and I am further confused, probably just information overload at the moment...
but the wiki isnt updated for the new 2.4 version of the smartieparts board so I have what are probably stupid newbie questions,,,
From Smartieparts sight:
So I need a plane jane nothing special usb to mini usb cord like this? seems too simple.The primary feature of our board is that it gives you a full-time programmer installed in your radio that allows you to "flash" new improved firmware onto your radio whenever you want, just by plugging it into your PC via a common miniUSB cable (not included).
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6Ft-6FEET-USB2- ... 43bd636eff
The Firmware this paragraph is referring to is the ER9x program correct? Where is the latest version available from? I have read the wiki and they all talk about needing the most recent, updated, complete firmware... I need a link to the right one! thanks.
Third questionOur programmer gives you the tool to install custom firmware on your 9x radio, but we do not have any involvement with the firmware development itself. We do not provide the custom firmware with the product, nor is it downloadable from our site, but you can get it freely from the Internet. There are so many options available now that it wouldn't be fair to try to list them here. Please visit openrcforums.com for all your firmware needs!
from what little I understand so far, Eepe is what I need to use to get er9x up and running but do I need to download a USBasp also???? the wiki is vaig on what I need for the smartieparts board.
Similarly, we do not provide the software you will need to make use of the programmer, but again there are options available freely from the Internet. The software you choose will depend on your type of computer and which Firmware you're going to use. Generically speaking, any software compatible with a USBasp programmer will work (avrdude, for example). One generic Windows tool we've had success with is eXtreme Burner - AVR, however some of the firmware projects have their own advanced software packages that you'll probably be much better off with. Highly recommended are Eepe (for the er9x project) and Companion9x (for the OpenTX project)
Thanks in advance for any replies!