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Xieda 9958 RX versus Solo Pro RX

Xieda 9958 RX versus Solo Pro RX

Someone on RC Groups mentioned that they wanted to use the low cost Xieda 9958 RX board as a replacement for the Solo Pro and Bravo SX boards. Here's a side by side comparison photo for your modding/brainstorming purposes. ...
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Turnigy 9x Trainer Port Resistor Mod

Turnigy 9x Trainer Port Resistor Mod

Update 04/27/2012 - Good news. It looks like there is no more need to cut the trace and solder in the resistor as demonstrated in this post unless you're still running stock firmware.The latest ER9X firmware has a an option call "Enable PPMSIM" in the Radio Setup screen. It allows y ...
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Module from MLP4DSM Wired Up

Module from MLP4DSM Wired Up

Here's the module taken from the MLP4DSM transmitter that comes with E-Flite RTF kits. It shows the wiring necessary for hookup to the Turnigy 9x running custom firmware that supports the DSM2 protocol.See this post for location of the 3.3v pad to solder the red wire to.I added an LED inline with th ...
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Turnigy 9x 3.3v Location

Turnigy 9x 3.3v Location

The Turnigy 9x runs internally at 5v. But it also has a 3.3v regulator on the main board that is used to power the LCD. Here are a few of the locations of the 3.3v points that you can use. Make sure whatever unit you're connecting to that 3.3v regulator doesn't draw too much current or else you'll g ...
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E-Flite Blade MLP4DSM Pinout

E-Flite Blade MLP4DSM Pinout

Categories: Helicopter, Turnigy 9x
I am working on hacking the MLP4DSM TX module into the Turnigy 9x. This will allow for Spektrum DSM2 capability so I can control my helicopters using the DSM2 protocol. I will write up a more detailed post once I get all the details worked out. I got it working this morning and I was able to bind an ...
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Alternate Xieda 9958 body colors?

Alternate Xieda 9958 body colors?

Categories: Helicopter, Xieda 9958
Interesting development. It appears that in some market, the Great Wall Xieda 9958 and 9998 has rebranded cousins...Here's a couple of Nincoair Micro Evo 190 that appears to use the same canopy and parts as the Xieda 9958, which means that the canopy will fit the Xieda 9998 as well.Unfortunately, th ...
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Turnigy 9x – Xieda 9958 Throttle Curve

Turnigy 9x – Xieda 9958 Throttle Curve

I recently purchased a Turnigy 9x and am in the process of setting up my preferred throttle curves for it. So I figure I'd share.From my understanding, being able to set your throttle curve is the benefit of setting up the initial profile as a "heli" instead of "acro".To get to the throttle curve se ...
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MLP4DSM DSM2 Module versus Xieda 9958

MLP4DSM DSM2 Module versus Xieda 9958

The range on the Xieda 9958 isn't that great. If you open up the transmitter, you'll notice that there is no antenna wire connected to the 2.4ghz module. For comparision, take a look at the inside of the E-Flite MLP4DSM transmitter. ...
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Alternative Battery Mount Location

Alternative Battery Mount Location

Categories: Helicopter, Xieda 9958
I am currently testing out how mounting the battery lower affects the flight characteristics of the 9958. It seems like it's improving the pivot on bank turns...but I need further testing and/or feedback from others. ...
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New E-Flite Blade mSR X

New E-Flite Blade mSR X

Categories: Helicopter
The folks at E-Flite just released a new fix-pitched micro heli. It's similar to the popular mSR except it's flybarless courtesy of the AS3X Digital Flybarless system that's already in used on the mCP X.The new mSR X is touted to be a intermediate step up from the mSR, and not a replacement. Along w ...
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