Turnigy 9XR - How to install OpenTX by dvogonen

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Posted: February 7, 2013  |  17,465 views
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This video describes how to load openTX into Turnigy 9XR. The original firmware is good but newer openTX versions have new fixes and features.

The original software in the 9XR is a version of er9x, a good open source firmware for the 9x/9XR type radios. I personally prefer openTX. The reason is that openTX is more configurable and is localized into a number of languages. This video demonstrates the basic steps for upgrading Turnigy9XR to openTX.

OpenTX used to be called open9x. The name has been changed to reflect that the software can be used on an expanding number of radios. Versions are now available for FlySky/Turnigy/IMAX/Eugle 9x, Turnigy 9XR and FrSky Taranis

There are only a few steps needed to configure and load open9x firmware to a Turnigy 9XR. The program companion9x is all that is needed. This program is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Loading software into the transmitter is quite easy. The biggest hurdle is usually to install the windows driver for the USBASP programmer. Mac and Linux does not require driver installation and companion9x works without any additional software. Windows USBASP driver installation is not covered in the video. You find the driver and instructions here:

http://www.fischl.de/usbasp/

If the companion9x program should fail to load software the radio, the USBASP driver installation has probably not succeeded.

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SpidarX February 8, 2013
Good info, thanks!
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Garth February 10, 2013
Your entire series of articles on your adaptations to the Turnigy 9XR are exceptional. Thank you for taking the time to share and produce all of your videos.
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AlexPewPew April 10, 2013
Great, this helped me so much! Mine is in the mail, can't wait to play with it

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backman8571 December 19, 2013
Where can i find firmware for the T9XR

I need a version that can handle telemetry

Txs

Per
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dvogonen December 19, 2013
If you want to display telemetry information on the internal screen, you will have to modify your transmitter. It is not possible to transfer telemetry to an unmodified transmitter.
Software for a modified 9xr is retrieved just as for an unmodified: download companion and decide which version of the firmware you need.

An easier way of using telemetry is to buy the external telemetry screen and module from FrSky. This is mounted on the handle and can display FrSky telemetry informtion. No changes needed to the radio. Not even new firmware is needed.
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backman8571 December 19, 2013
have you done the soldering mode on the T9XR

Per
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dvogonen December 19, 2013
No, I have not.
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backman8571 December 19, 2013
dvogonen

If i can contact you i can call you i am from UMEA so we can speak swedish, just need some help i am in Dallas USA

Per

usa+4698558729
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truths111 March 16, 2014
open this link to get to my home made guide to using OPENTX.
https://www.facebook.com/martin.j.wilson.9

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truths111 March 16, 2014
Or try this...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcj0jmgecmlpgka/Open%20TX%20for%209XR%20version%20%20r2940.docx
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