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9x been modded

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:43 pm
by Blackdog
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Hi any one any idea what's been done to this transmitter
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Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:06 am
by ShowMaster
Wow what a mess. The white board is a smartipsrts board designed to flash the much processor with upgraded firmware like er9x. It also adds a backlight.
Not sure what the sparkfun board does but maybe it’s fixing a usb connection the smartiparts boars comes with?
This sp board and er9x firmware adds telemetry display the the screen from a Frsky D receiver.
http://smartieparts.com/shop/index.php? ... cts_id=331

The diode and other parts higher on the switch boars was to modify the beeper circuit.

More mods info

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthr ... R9X-OpenTX

https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=71


The second picture is showing a internal installed Frsky dht solder in module. This 2.4g module supports telemetry from the D receiver to the SP board.
No idea why a external DJT Frsky module wasn’t used unless it left the back case port open for other module options.



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Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:35 pm
by jhsa
I can't see an antenna connected to the module??? :o

João

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Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:54 pm
by bob195558
WOW ! how things have changed in just a few years.

I still have one 9x with Steven's 9x SP 9x Programmer (Rev 2.3)
board and with the 9x TelemetrEZ (Rev 1.0) board.
I have always run the telemetry wires through the back of the radio case
to the FrSky transmitter too.

I have several old un-used SP 9x Programmer boards from
upgrading 9x radios to the 9XTreme boards, which are sold out.
Wish 9XTreme boards were still available. :cry:

Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:36 pm
by jhsa
bob195558 wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:54 pm
WOW ! how things have changed in just a few years.
You haven't noticed that? :) Since years I have a stock 9x board with a better processor, rotary encoder, more switches, backlight, voice module that also saves models to the SD card, internal DHT module, but I would probably replace it with a MultiProtocol module as it is supported by Er9x, etc, etc. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ;)

João

Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:06 pm
by bob195558
:D I fell asleep and while I was sleeping I was dreaming about 3D Printing with a CR10 printer. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ;)
:lol:

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3D Printing 9x Radio with erSky9x !
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: ;)

Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:27 pm
by bob195558
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Cold and Snowing today in New England
Update: I have 12 inches of new snow (so far) at 4:30 pm.
Still snowing.

Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:11 pm
by MikeB
I think the red, Sparkfun board is a level converter for the telemetry connection to/from the DHT module.

Mike

Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:04 pm
by jhsa
Didn't the SP board have the converter already on it?

João

Re: 9x been modded

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:44 pm
by bob195558
If I remember correctly, you could do your own upgrade to have Telemetry
or purchase from Steven, his plug and play 9x TelemetrEZ board,
which was much easier to install.

The SP board did the USB Program flashing and the Back Light for the display.
More about the (Rev 2.3: White board. Now includes header and plug/wires for LED connection
and Header for possible future use with TelemetrEZ added.)
Smartieparts.com: (http://smartieparts.com/shop/index.php? ... cts_id=331).

Discontinued SP Products: (https://smartieparts.com/shop/index.php ... ex&cPath=9).
Take a trip down memory lane.

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(http://smartieparts.com/shop/)


Some more old 9Xtreme board info here: (https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopi ... =95&t=7182).