Frsky R9M

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Frsky R9M

Post by EdwardMcRichy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:15 am

Has anybody tried to use the new FrSky R9M with the 9xr Pro and ErSky9x firmware? My brother just purchased the module and receiver so hoping it works out of the box with the firmware.
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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by MikeB » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:55 pm

As far as I'm aware it should work like any other FrSkt module.

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by Kilrah » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:23 pm

Not exactly, there are a few dedicated configuration bits to control and offer user choices for (and they're a pain to work out the allowed combinations)

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by jhsa » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:25 pm

So, they will only work with the original Frsky OS?

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by MikeB » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:34 pm

No, just a couple of bits in the PXX protocol that need setting correctly, I had forgotten I'd seen them there.
I need to add an extra "Type" (D16/D8/LRP +R9M), then the menu will need to offer the extra items (which depend on whether it is an EU LBT or FCC module).

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by Kilrah » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:46 pm

Nope OpenTX supports them fully since 2.2.1. It was jsut a bit of a nightmare since FrSky's doc was pretty bad, AND what we had done initially changed later with a module firmware update.

There are EU and US versions, which both have different power setting availability and telemetry availability that is or is not linked to power depending on that. Plus a bit to disable module telemetry.

Module works great though. Very useful now to combine with DJI's HD video module that works in 2.4.

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by EdwardMcRichy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:39 pm

Kilrah wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Nope OpenTX supports them fully since 2.2.1. It was jsut a bit of a nightmare since FrSky's doc was pretty bad, AND what we had done initially changed later with a module firmware update.

There are EU and US versions, which both have different power setting availability and telemetry availability that is or is not linked to power depending on that. Plus a bit to disable module telemetry.

Module works great though. Very useful now to combine with DJI's HD video module that works in 2.4.
So I read both your posts and i'm a little confused. If I understand correctly since the latest firmware update to the module there is nothing special that needs to be done? So I can just insert the module, for now select PXX in the ErSky9xr firmware, then bind and everything should work fine? Wish there was a video on this. I don't have one, it's my brother and I'll be helping him do his build this weekend.
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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by Kilrah » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:15 pm

Nope, on ErSky9xr you'll have to wait to be able to use it correctly. You can now bind using the PXX setting but the module will probably be operating at minimum power.

The rest of the discussion was basically about what has to be done for full support to be added.

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by MikeB » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm

Are the R9 power bits valid all the time, or just at bind time?

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by Kilrah » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:34 pm

All the time, you can even change while operating

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by jhsa » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:12 am

That sounds quite dangerous :)

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by MikeB » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:58 pm

The nex test version (r221g5) will have support for the R9M included.

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by jhsa » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:02 pm

Thank you

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by EdwardMcRichy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:22 pm

MikeB wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:58 pm
The nex test version (r221g5) will have support for the R9M included.

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That is awesome, i was just going to ask if there were plans to support. Not a programmer so I'm useless in this matter.
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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by MikeB » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:32 pm

r221g5 is posted, but you need to go down a few posts in the test versions thread to find it.

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by EdwardMcRichy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:48 pm

MikeB wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:32 pm
r221g5 is posted, but you need to go down a few posts in the test versions thread to find it.

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by nqis » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:51 am

MikeB wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:58 pm
The nex test version (r221g5) will have support for the R9M included.

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Can I use with R9M with my 9Xtreme yet?

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by MikeB » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 am

Yes, definitely suported in "ersky9xProvR222b6", I can't remember exactly when I added it. I have flown with a R9M set to 25mW, so I get telemetry, and from the log file the RSSI was at least as good as using a XJT with a D8R.

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by nqis » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:29 am

MikeB wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:02 am
Yes, definitely suported in "ersky9xProvR222b6", I can't remember exactly when I added it. I have flown with a R9M set to 25mW, so I get telemetry, and from the log file the RSSI was at least as good as using a XJT with a D8R.

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Mike where do I download 222b from? as the xtreme link is only 221

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by MikeB » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 am

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by lancaster » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Hi Mike
Just testing the R9M module (red version EULBT from T9) in my 9X Extreme on the bench.
I have loaded the test firmware ersky9x-pc2r222 from the zip file ersky9xProvR222c2.
My receiver isn't wired up or bound yet so I am just checking out the TX protocol settings first and I have a couple of questions:-

I have selected External XJT module
Enable tick
Proto XJT Rx no 71
Detect Tele Auto
Type R9M
Chan 8

Firstly, my power options are now 10, 100, 500 and 1000mW - looking at previous posts, I was expecting one option - 25mW, 8 ch with telemetry
How are these options working?

Secondly, a question about the module you might be able to help with : when the TX is switched on, I get only a solid red light without a flashing green but the instructions say it should be solid red and flashing green
I thought the problem might be caused by the unbound receiver, but my XJT module shows flashing green and solid red without a bound receiver

I assumed the module would already be flashed with EU LBT firmware - do I need to reflash with latest Frsky EU file?
Is there something I'm missing or do I possibly have a fault on the R9M module?
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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by MikeB » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:16 pm

You need to set the country to "EUR", then you will get the "other" power options, 25(8ch), 25(16ch), 200(16ch), and 500(16ch). These are the actual; power values you will get from the R9M module if it has LBT firmware in it, just the display in the menu is wrong.

The green LED only flashes when a bound Rx is powered on, I just checked with mine.

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Re: Frsky R9M

Post by lancaster » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:23 am

Mike
Thanks for the rapid reply and excellent advice (11:16 on Sunday night!)
I can now carry on with testing
You keep the hobby going
many thanks
regards
Hans

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