Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

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Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by OctavioS » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:32 pm

Looks very nice and has some nice features like touchscreen, double power switch, 2 two position and 2 tree position switch, 2 spring loaded sliders at the top on both sides, two push buttons at the back, ps2 port, micro usb port, etc, etc...
I don't know about the electronics (haven't googled yet), but i know there is some development for its predecessor, the FS-i6.
I wonder if it will be possible to make custom software for this radio? I think it has great potential...i think!
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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by Kilrah » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:47 pm

Had one in my hands some time ago and it was pretty nice, although obviously strongly "inspired" by DJI things both in looks and purpose... ;)

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by OctavioS » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:25 pm

Really?
Anyway, half of the work is done. It has usb interface suitable for updates, so custom firmware is only depending on the good will of you developers.
I asked the guy who did the video on how to remove the throttle spring about the processor type, but haven't got the answer yet.
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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by OctavioS » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:53 pm

It definetly is an ARM processor, but i cant tell which one, two internal antennas and lots of room for extra board, if needed.
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3 x - 9X TX with 9xtreme board;
Turnigy 9XRpro ;
Frsky Taranis & Taranis +;
Horus x10s;
Horus x12s.
Too much radios? Yes too much damn radios. No more please.

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by bob195558 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:23 pm

I think my 9Xtreme has much more capability.
Looks to be vary limiting to me.
Where are the trim switches? :o
I am not looking to take a step down in RC radios.
But maybe I am just comparing it to a much better radios. :D


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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by Daedalus66 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:52 pm

The lack of trim switches supports the idea that this is a radio specifically intended to work with a flight controller.

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by OctavioS » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:35 am

bob195558 wrote:I think my 9Xtreme has much more capability.
Where are the trim switches? :o
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Daedalus66 wrote:The lack of trim switches supports the idea that this is a radio specifically intended to work with a flight controller.
9Xtreme has more capability for sure. The good thing about this radio is its compactness. Obviously not good for planes.
My guess is that the trims are tuned on the screen itself since its touchscreen.
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Turnigy 9XRpro ;
Frsky Taranis & Taranis +;
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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by Kilrah » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:53 am

There is subtrim in the menus, but nothing you can actually use in flight. It was obviously made purely for multicopters and nothing else.

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by OctavioS » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:10 am

Yes, i noticed the subtrims.
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Turnigy 9XRpro ;
Frsky Taranis & Taranis +;
Horus x10s;
Horus x12s.
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Post by OctavioS » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:02 pm

Kilrah wrote:There is subtrim in the menus, but nothing you can actually use in flight. It was obviously made purely for multicopters and nothing else.
I asked the guy who made the review about the trims and he replied that there is no trims, just subtrims.
3 x - 9X TX with 9xtreme board;
Turnigy 9XRpro ;
Frsky Taranis & Taranis +;
Horus x10s;
Horus x12s.
Too much radios? Yes too much damn radios. No more please.

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by Kilrah » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:03 pm

I know, it wasn't a question. As said I've played with one a bit myself a couple of months ago.

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Post by OctavioS » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:55 pm

Oh, ok. Got it.
3 x - 9X TX with 9xtreme board;
Turnigy 9XRpro ;
Frsky Taranis & Taranis +;
Horus x10s;
Horus x12s.
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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by bob195558 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:02 pm

Hi OctavioS,
You do not really want one of these very limiting toy radios ? ;) :)

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by OctavioS » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:08 pm

bob195558 wrote:Hi OctavioS,
You do not really want one of these very limiting toy radios ? ;) :)

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Its is, in a way, but perhaps it's possible to add trim feature to be adjusted on the screen. And a trim lock feature to prevent accidental trim change. Obviously only if the light of the opensource software shines upon this radio. :D
3 x - 9X TX with 9xtreme board;
Turnigy 9XRpro ;
Frsky Taranis & Taranis +;
Horus x10s;
Horus x12s.
Too much radios? Yes too much damn radios. No more please.

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by Daedalus66 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:55 pm

What is it that makes this radio superior to a 9x with AR9x or 9Xtreme card and a fully mature ErSky9x firmware?

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by OctavioS » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:35 pm

Daedalus66 wrote:What is it that makes this radio superior to a 9x with AR9x or 9Xtreme card and a fully mature ErSky9x firmware?
Probably nothing. It is only compact, has 2 way comunication, nothing special really. It has also usb interface and since somebody has started something for the FS-i6, which is the predecessor for this one, i just though it was convenient to open a topic for this one in the hopes that somebody also develops software for it. The FS-i6 is probably inferior to this radio and obviously inferior to the 9X with the juiced boards, but i dont see anybody asking that question there. Its not about superipority, its about something "else".
3 x - 9X TX with 9xtreme board;
Turnigy 9XRpro ;
Frsky Taranis & Taranis +;
Horus x10s;
Horus x12s.
Too much radios? Yes too much damn radios. No more please.

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by Daedalus66 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:39 pm

Thanks. It was a genuine question. I thought maybe it had special attractions for the multirotor crowd. I have to admit the 9x is a bit staid.

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Re: Flysky FS-i6S 2.4Ghz 6CH

Post by Rob Thomson » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:36 pm

Found this little project:

http://fishpepper.de/projects/openground/

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