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9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:09 pm

Hi all
Got a 9XR Pro which is currently playing up, in that 2 of the trim adjusters have stopped working, the lhs horizontal and the rhs vertical.I can however get to the hidden menus using the 2 horizontal trims and one of the gimbals will not hold its calibration setting.
I have stripped the box down, cleaned all the movement pads on the trimmers, plugs, sockets etc all to no avail, think the motherboard is kaput, I have reflashed the piece but no different.
So any suggestions greatfully received or has anyone out there got a spare m/board they are prepared to sell me?


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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by ReSt » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:39 pm

does this also happen with a fresh created new model?

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by jhsa » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:41 pm

For the stick problem. make sure the body of the pot is not moving. That would explain the stick losing the calibration. if it is moving, apply some glue to it. Hot glue for example, and check it again by calibrating it.
For the trims, you could have some bad trim switches that need replacing. Please go to the "Radio Setup DiagSwtch" menu, press the trims and see if the corresponding field changes from 0 to 1 when pressed

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:35 pm

yes, diag switch, pressing trims changes from 0 to 1 on all trims

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by jhsa » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:52 pm

then you will have to check your model programming as the trim switches themselves seem to be working well..
Please download your radio's eeprom onto eepskye, put it inside a zip file and post it here..

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:07 am

ok, hopefully later today after I have opened it up look at the gimball!

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:41 am

Ok, with a spray of switch cleaner and some exercise of the gimball, it now appears to be working ok, and, there is no movement of the associated pots.

Ref the eeprom file, in control panel I am not getting any indication that libsub has been found, I am using the latest eesky driver and usbasp software I realise the laptop is not talking to the 9xr pro, but am getting the message tx disk not mounted -- suggestions please?

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by MikeB » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:38 am

Plug in the USB, then power the 'PRO on. You should be in the bootloader and the screen showing "Connecting.."

You should now see two hard drives appear on the PC. You do not need linusb for this, and a usbasp device is not used either.

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:56 am

Nope doing that just goes straight to the active model and looking at the active drives nothing is showing there either - think I have had similar probs when I got the first 'Pro and eventually I reprog'd the system by loading to the micro sd directly in my laptop!

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:14 am

Ok now tried another old laptop and different usb leads, now get the bootloader / connecting screen but the pc doesn't show any other hard drives on the list of drives etc and obviously the 'disk not mounted' message in eePskye

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by MikeB » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:04 pm

What revision is the bootloader?
Does the PC give the "USB device connected" tones?

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:40 pm

Ok, sorted another usb lead and we're cooking on gas! ;-)) have the 2 hdd's showing, one with ersky 9x and firmware bin files and the other , the sd card with 2 x folders - firmware and manuals. Bootloader V2.1
where next?
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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by jhsa » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:32 pm

Update the bootloader.. It is on verasion 2.9 I think.
Then use eepskye to download your radio's eeprom, save it to your PC, zip it, and post it here.

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:40 pm

where do I find the bootloader?

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by jhsa » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:41 pm

The bootloader is part of the firmware file you downloaded. So just place it on the SD Card inside the "firmware" folder. Then start the radio in maintenance mode (horizontal trims held apart) and select "flash bootloader". Select the firmware file and flash it. When completed, reboot the radio..


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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:59 pm

Ok, been playing and had found it, b/loader version is 2.6, so now how do I download the eeprom, ? using eepsky etc saving it to my laptop? I will have a play!

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:15 pm

ok now got the eeprom on my pc, 512mb, suggestions for a zip software, I am running win 10!

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by Kilrah » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:09 pm

None, it's built in. Right click, send to, compressed folder.

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by jhsa » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:11 pm

Bootloader is version 2.9 on the latest test version of ErSky9x. 2.6 is already old.

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:51 pm

ok so the eeprom file is in the firmware folder on the sd card and a compressed file on the desktop, how do I transfer folder to the quick reply box as I have tried copying it and also dragging it all to no avail!

Bootloader 2.6 is part of the ERSKY 9x revision 221 download for xr pro - where would the later one be ? in the test version area?

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:53 pm

afs1.zip
(1.29 KiB) Downloaded 22 times
ok hopefully got it!! here goes nothing!!

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by jhsa » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:55 pm

test versions are here:

https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4676

The latest is "ersky9xProvR222d2.zip"

@Mike, you have posted 222d3 for the X12D and X9E radios, but never released it for the other boards??

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by jhsa » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:28 am

stotty1111 wrote:
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Hi all
Got a 9XR Pro which is currently playing up, in that 2 of the trim adjusters have stopped working, the lhs horizontal and the rhs vertical.
Well looking at your model called "BLOODAXE", the left horizontal and right vertical trims won't work simply because you are not using the left horizontal stick and the right horizontal stick.
On your second model, the right vertical trim will not work for the same reason.
In mode 2 configuration, which is what you have, the sticks are:

Left Horizontal (Rud)
Left Vertical (Thr)
Right Horizontal (Ail)
Right Vertical (Ele)

If you don't use them as source to a mix in the mixer menu, the corresponding trims will not do anything.

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:06 am

Ok guys, thanks for the assistance , I'll go and stand in the corner wearing a pointy hat with STUPID written on it.
I bought the tx last summer and set it up after flashing ,to control Bloodaxe, a vintage Classe M/Marblehead yacht without problem.
When I came to sort out the controls of the yacht I had a blank screen problem, main on/off switch cured by switch cleaner, reassembled, worked ok.Came to prog model 2 and the problem 'arrived'. I thought the flashing would have reset the tx to basic with no programming mounted as with the 9x/xr flashes!
Doh lifes a long learning curve as today has proved, both with the win 10 on the laptop and also the reflashing and other'stuff' with the tx.
Again which download on ER9X would give me the latest bootloader program?, one of the development files? if so which?
Again, thanks Mike, Joao, Rest, and Kilrah

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Post by jhsa » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:23 am

jhsa wrote:test versions are here:

https://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4676

The latest is "ersky9xProvR222d2.zip"

@Mike, you have posted 222d3 for the X12D and X9E radios, but never released it for the other boards??

Thanks

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:05 am

ok got it, but which file for the 9xr pro? the 9x_rom, or the 9xr_rom
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Post by jhsa » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:18 am

Ersky9xr_rom.bin

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by stotty1111 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:34 am

brilliant
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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by MikeB » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:51 pm

jhsa wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:55 pm
@Mike, you have posted 222d3 for the X12D and X9E radios, but never released it for the other boards??
Now posted!

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Re: 9XR Pro probs

Post by jhsa » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:25 pm

Thank You..

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