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bogusbandit56
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I have just received my flysky FS-i6 radio system as I have run out of space on my Turnigy 9xr.
Looking through various youtube channels I have found this very well presented video by Andrew Newton.
Not only does he show the mixes in a clear and precise manner he uses a model to show how they all work.

Hacking your i6
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Wildthing
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Hacking your i6

So really as longs as I don't screw things up in my TH9X I can program a ton more things into it without buying another tx.
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bogusbandit56
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So really as longs as I don't screw things up in my TH9X I can program a ton more things into it without buying another tx.

I suppose so.
I don`t know about eeprom memory though, my Tgy 9xr only needs 6 good mixes and it`s out of eeprom, which is crap.
I suppose a wizard with electronics could take an ordinary radio and turn it into something brilliant with a few chips and some solder.
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@e3_Scott I will be very interested in how your attempt at reflashing the i6 tx with a timer goes because I just purchased one on the recommendation of the other pilots on here. Its my first serious rc transmitter. (I've been using a XK drone/fpv tx which is a little limiting).
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@e3_Scott I will be very interested in how your attempt at reflashing the i6 tx with a timer goes because I just purchased one on the recommendation of the other pilots on here. Its my first serious rc transmitter. (I've been using a XK drone/fpv tx which is a little limiting).


Hi Combatevolved -

I'm still doing some research while I wait for the download cable to show up in the mail. It appears most folks have to first get a driver downloaded to get the cable to work, so that will be one of the first steps. It also appears perhaps the easiest method I saw described/demonstrated is that in order to get the timer, I might end up with an upgrade to 10 channels plus telemetry all at the same time which is fine. I suppose I would rather have more than less capabilities to grow into. I think having the download cable may also be a good $4 investment as folks continue to write new firmware one will be able to expand the capabilities of this inexpensive radio.

I also hope to get to the flying field this week and start evaluating it real world.

As I go through the process, I will take lots of pictures and notes and probably start a new thread just for FlySky FS-i6 upgrades (if I can get them to work ). There are some videos around, but things happen so fast or it is hard to see what the person is doing on their computer screen so they can be hard to follow I'm finding.

All a learning process

Cheers,

Scott
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Combatevolved
Awesome Scott I'll keep and eye out for your findings and suggestions. My tx is a few days out from banggood. I purchased the 10 channel tx because it was only a few dollars extra over the 6 channel.
My Mrs is my human timer at the moment you can sometones hear her giving me a time update.
If I can get the timer added to the new tranny she can focus on the recording the flight footage

Keep up the great work

Dan.
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e3_Scott
Hi Everyone -

I'm not sure, I think I might have read a discussion on whether the FlySky FS-i6 can be connected to a PC to fly in the simulator. In my research for figuring out how I am going to upgrade mine to have a timer, I found this video, requires no soldering, just a couple of cables which are dirt cheap from Banggood (links below from the video description of this video) and some software to allow the transmitter to communicate with the PC. You do need a computer that has a 3.5 microphone jack it appears to get it to work.

https://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-S-Video-4Pin-Male-to-3RCA-Female-Composite-AV-Convert-Cable,10inch-or-26cm-p-40479.html?p=JG24054422622201604T (currently sold out, but I'm sure you could get both these cables at a local electronics store)

https://www.banggood.com/3_5mm-Jack-Plug-to-3-RCA-Adapter-Cable-Audio-Video-Cable-p-954529.html?p=JG24054422622201604T&cur_warehouse=CN

No descriptive talking in the video, but I think he does a very good job. I already downloaded the software http://www.smartpropoplus.com/site/



I might give it a whirl if I can find some of these cables for cheap

Cheers,

Scott
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Might just have to order one of the I6 and maybe two programmers that way I have a spare just incase I screw up and ruin one.
I have 2 units of i6 with me. They both do great jobs and simply the best in price-features. One I trust when I teach the group on how to fly the planes they built or when I simply have casual flying.

The i6 mixings is quite limited compares to OpenTX, Wildthing. Although it's more than enough for those who start this hobby and have 2 ails, 2 elevons, and a single rudder channel. But when it comes to more mixings, I think it would be better to go with Flysky i10 or RadioLink AT9, or even Futaba 10J. Was lucky enough to get my Futaba 10J for only $189 couple of years ago in a "all must go" sale. In term of range, i10 or AT9 is a good pick.

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Hi Everyone -

I'm not sure, I think I might have read a discussion on whether the FlySky FS-i6 can be connected to a PC to fly in the simulator. In my research for figuring out how I am going to upgrade mine to have a timer, I found this video, requires no soldering, just a couple of cables which are dirt cheap from Banggood (links below from the video description of this video) and some software to allow the transmitter to communicate with the PC. You do need a computer that has a 3.5 microphone jack it appears to get it to work.

https://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-S-Video-4Pin-Male-to-3RCA-Female-Composite-AV-Convert-Cable,10inch-or-26cm-p-40479.html?p=JG24054422622201604T (currently sold out, but I'm sure you could get both these cables at a local electronics store)

https://www.banggood.com/3_5mm-Jack-Plug-to-3-RCA-Adapter-Cable-Audio-Video-Cable-p-954529.html?p=JG24054422622201604T&cur_warehouse=CN

No descriptive talking in the video, but I think he does a very good job. I already downloaded the software http://www.smartpropoplus.com/site/



I might give it a whirl if I can find some of these cables for cheap

Cheers,

Scott

Scott, I believe I am incorrect in thinking TH9x does not run the twin antenna recievers. I have removed previous comments regarding th9x protocols and antenna
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-9x-9ch-transmitter-w-module-ia8-receiver-mode-2-afdhs-2a-system.html?countrycode=GB&utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=uk&___store=en_us
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Grantman
TH9X can use the Flysky i6/i10 RXs if you still use the original TX module, it is a Flysky radio. You won't get telemetry from telemetry RXs is all. Don't quote this as gospel, research before you buy.
This cable for flashing the i6: https://www.banggood.com/FlySky-Data-Cable-USB-Download-Line-For-FS-i6-FS-T6-Transmitter-Firmware-Update-p-982289.html?rmmds=buy&cur_warehouse=CN
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bogusbandit56
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TH9X can use the Flysky i6/i10 RXs if you still use the original TX module, it is a Flysky radio. You won't get telemetry from telemetry RXs is all.

This is where I got confused. Turnigy are saying they can run the twin antenna now, but my Turnigy 9xr won`t.
Anyhoo, I am not making comments on the subject of TH9X and Turnigy 9XR
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Combatevolved
Flight simulator cable and dongle on banggood. $7.45 #1047126.
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e3_Scott
Hi Everyone -

Managed to get out to the field and try out my FlySky FS-i6 today for the first time. Very pleased, outstanding performance for the price, mixes all worked flawlessly and adjustments at the field were quick and easy. I did a little bit of discussion of it during this flight video.


After several more flights and collecting my thoughts a bit more, I shot this more detailed post flight report after this first flying session.


Cheers,

Scott
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bogusbandit56
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Hi Everyone -

Managed to get out to the field and try out my FlySky FS-i6 today for the first time. Very pleased, outstanding performance for the price, mixes all worked flawlessly and adjustments at the field were quick and easy. I did a little bit of discussion of it during this flight video.


After several more flights and collecting my thoughts a bit more, I shot this more detailed post flight report after this first flying session.


Cheers,

Scott

The FSI6 has to be the best bang for your buck, don`t you think.
The size of the transmitter is an advantage for the younger flyer or people with small hands.
It is a shame about the cheesy graphics though, it would have cost nothing to make it look a bit more "grownup" and less toy like.
Great review Scott.
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The FSI6 has to be the best bang for your buck, don`t you think.
The size of the transmitter is an advantage for the younger flyer or people with small hands.
It is a shame about the cheesy graphics though, it would have cost nothing to make it look a bit more "grownup" and less toy like.
Great review Scott.

Thanks much

Cheers,

Scott
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