Flysky FS i6 Transmitter to 10 channel mod.....and AA battery eliminator!

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  1. dragger201

    dragger201 If it ain't broke, don't fix it??? You kidding?

    Well, Frankendrone build is on hold for a bit. Got off to a bad start . Thought I had it all figured out but got some mis-cues in the initial build. Basically got my motors in the wrong location. While doing research and getting it figured out have done some other things just for s**ts and giggles.

    My son is the one who really got me started with quadcopters. Got me connected with a Flysky FS i6 tranmitter that came with an FS iA6 receiver. Then he started in about upgrading it to 10 channels which I held off on until I understood things better. I originally used the iA6 receiver for Frankendrone but I didn't like it..........paper cover and PWM only. But I installed it and verified that my transmitter and receiver were connecting and that the control functions were getting to the APM FC. Sooooooooo....got an FS iA6B receiver because it had a plastic cover and was able to do PPM and sBus/iBus. And since I had it installed now, why not do the upgrade. I had a data cable I got from Banggood so all I need was the software. I used this.....https://github.com/benb0jangles/FlySky-i6-Mod- and low a behold I had 10 channels on my transmitter. Had to goof around with port settings but only a little.........just finding the right com port. Afterwards I changed over on the receiver and FC to PPM. Lo and behold............I had 8 channels now working. Even though my receiver is an iA6B. SCORE! And I have the option later to go to iBus(gotta change my APM2.8) and go to 10 channels with an iA10B receiver.

    But with all the messing around I've done and fly my X8s, I was running out of AA batteries. But being a vape mod builder I got tons of 18650 Li-On batteries and more then a few battery sleds. But 8.4 volts was a bit much for one of my X8 controllers so I needed a way to turn 8.4v into 6v. I found this...........an L7806 6V 1.5A Voltage Regulator.
    L7806CV L7806 LM7806 ST TO-220 Voltage Regulator 6V 1.5A.jpg

    And I made this.............

    AA battery eliminator.jpg

    So, now I have a regulated 6volt power source using my Li-On batteries. The batteries are an honest 2000mah. Gonna make a nice enclosure and use velcro to "hang" it on my transmitters, get me some JST plugs and solder them to the battery connections inside the cases and if I have to I can still use AA batteries. Thats it for now...................

    Here's the specs and pinouts for the regulator......

    http://www.st.com/content/ccc/resou...df/jcr:content/translations/en.CD00000444.pdf
     
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  2. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    Those are linear regulators, which basically take the difference between the input and output volts, and just burn it up as waste heat. A better choice would have been one of the many inexpensive and efficient switching types. They basically provide, by quickly switching on/off exactly what is needed from your battery. They also run much cooler.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-small...674927?hash=item5d68d3e1ef:g:YwkAAOSwOyJX3jIR
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-3A-DC-...hash=item3ac7717810:m:mhvdkntsnkChezvLFCYsyhw

    These ones use the MP2307 chip and a lower ~1.8A rating.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-5Pcs-mini...hash=item21235b2034:m:mthkerOd-I_GTG-wg7IgE4A
     
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  3. DuaneM

    DuaneM Drone? I don't see any drone ... crap!

    Just an FYI, you can buy an FS-i6s for $50.00 on eBay and it comes with a 10 channel receiver. It only takes 4 AA batteries. Did you see they have lipo batteries in AA size now? The USB charger is part of the battery.

    I did all that updating to 10 channels on my FS-i6 after buying the dongle/data/updater cable and a 10 channel receiver and realized I spent more than $50.00.
     
  4. dragger201

    dragger201 If it ain't broke, don't fix it??? You kidding?

    Uh, I paid I think about $5 for the update cable and another $14 for the iA6B receiver. As noted, my son hooked me up with the FS i6 Tx. Also, as noted.............I build vape mods for friends and have a ton of 18650 li-on batteries and more then a few sleds.
     
  5. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

  6. dragger201

    dragger201 If it ain't broke, don't fix it??? You kidding?

    Hey Jackson...........that's how I ended up with the 18650s and sleds. I use to build simple Box Mods for myself and a few friends............
     
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  7. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    I did all that updating to 10 channels on my FS-i6 after buying the dongle/data/updater cable and a 10 channel receiver and realized I spent more than $50.00.[/QUOTE] the ia6b rx is up to 10 channels through ibus. But I can never get it working I just fly ppm.
     

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