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new here - same question - spring loaded Tx

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by echoify, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. echoify

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    Hey,

    Got a DJI phantom a couple of weeks ago, really enjoying it. My question is the same as everyone else s - i want to upgrade my transmitter, but I've flown quads with a turnigy 9x and the throttle not being spring loaded makes it a real pain for hovering in place.

    this is my number one problem at the moment, im looking at a frsky tanaris cause they can get up to 2km range but i need to know how to spring load the throttle as i don't want to always be climbing or descending.

    is there a generic way to spring load the throttle on a transmitter? i can't find any that are sold as stock like this...the fubata and spectrum transmitters are a little to pricey for me at the moment and would prefer to get a 9x with frsky module but want to spring load the throttle.

    possible?
     
  2. rilot

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    I've modified my DX8 to have a sprung throttle. Took 5 minutes.
     
  3. echoify

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    any ideas on how to do it on a 9x...been looking round for some sort of tutorial online but haven't been able to find anything.
     
  4. miskatonic

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    I want to know this as well. I picked up a 9x the other day and I want to spring load the throttle. Any vids would be nice.
     
  5. rilot

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    It should be the same as the DX8. Follow the instructions for converting it to MODE 1 but stop after you've set the spring for the throttle stick.

    The manual is here: http://www.spektrumrc.com/ProdInfo/File ... ual_EN.pdf
    Page 40. The first step marked: Adjusting the Elevator Centering Screw

    Should take you about 10 minutes.
     
  6. echoify

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    found this vid on how to convert from mode 1 to mode 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE2pqoppWZA

    so easy enough done although u have to be careful not to damage that spring when taking it out, its easy to stretch it and make it not so accurate anymore. you are going to need 2 arms and 2 springs, ive got an old faulty 9x laying round i can rip apart and use that...although the futaba 8j is very tempting to me.

    basically see if you can find an old faulty 9x to buy for cheap and take the extra arm out of it, im sure replacement springs would not be to hard to find..i hope.