Turnigy 9x Antenna Mod

I was asked how I solved the problem with the antenna wire on the Turnigy 9x to allow for the rear module to be removed. The easy way would to buy the original FlySky TH9x module, which comes with the antenna properly mounted on the rear module. However, if you’re handy with a soldering iron and a drill, read how I tackle the problem.

First, I de-solder the coax cable to remove the antenna. Moved it to the back and resolder. Below, you can see how I secure the antenna to allow it to pivot. It holds very securely and has a firmness when rotating. So it feels like it was built that way at the factory. You can use one screw or two. Both works great.

This is how I affixed the antenna. The upper part already has a lip to catch. I inserted the two, small screws at the bottom to secure and allow the rotation.

The spacer I used came from the top of the HP6DSM that donated the DSM2 module. I cut and then sanded down to that line for a nice reveal and final fit and finish. It allows the antenna to be protected by the transmitter handle. Insertion and removal of module is still easy. The complete rear module can now be removed.

How the mod looks from the rear. The entire module is now removable.

Here’s a three photos superimposed on each other to show the range of motion.

Showing the range of motion on the Turnigy 9x antenna mod.

Reference post: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20127812&postcount=14458






2 responses to “Turnigy 9x Antenna Mod”

  1. Gerhard Avatar

    Hi Daryyoon,

    I kind of get it, but I have a different idea. Mostly to leave the antenna where it is and to modify the tx module container with a micro coax connector.

    However, before we get to serious about that I need to know what other pop in modules are available besides the Orange RX.

    My other fantasy is to put the HT-8 board into a spare pop in box. Then you would have to have an external connector for charging and connecting to the trainer port.

    Let me have your thoughts,

    1. hacksmod Avatar

      Those are good thoughts and should be doable. Let me know how it goes. I am uncertain how well a micro coax will hold up though.

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