Flysky i6 Secret settings, mods, updates.


I have been experimenting with my flysky i6 transmitter, and learned some neat things.

1) There is a secret menu

2) There is a secret way to put the transmitter into firmware update mode

3) The firmware & device is hackable to allow telemetry, thus allowing you not to require apm telemetry modules.

4) The i6 transmitter has been 'software limited' to be 6ch. It is really more than 6 (seems to be 8 right now).

If you have one of the Turnigy/Flysky i6 transmitters you can learn about these functions on my blog here:

happy to know your thoughts and experiences

Many thanks.

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Comment by Wyatt Earp on November 5, 2015 at 11:44pm

no how bout you post it here.... instead of using diy drones as a step to get views on your site which is just plain wrong.... morally and ethicly  and plus prolly against this sites rules.... so post your info here dont tease us then not deliver...

Comment by benbojangles on November 5, 2015 at 11:53pm

*spits tobacco*

Comment by Sgt Ric on November 6, 2015 at 3:26pm

Remember not to spit into the wind.

Seriously though, we do discourage external links.  Yes, you do share some of the main points here, but really you're just teasing us.  

If we thought this was just simple click-bait, then this post would never have seen the the light of day.

This is a sharing community, not just a link page.

Comment by benbojangles on November 6, 2015 at 5:03pm

fortunately, I think the progressions on these discoveries will be shared here too.

Comment by benbojangles on November 24, 2015 at 1:32pm
Comment by benbojangles on December 5, 2015 at 9:51pm

V1 updater released yesterday: here


4 extra Aux channels - any of them can be set to be any switch or VR.
New Aux channels are stored against each model.
Updated screen for setting the aux channels.
Updated screen for displaying all 10 channels.
Inactivity timer 10min instead of 1min.

Enables you to select all 10 channels in the iBus setup menu.
Comment by Maxime C on July 11, 2016 at 1:25am

You mod has been a great release, thanks.

Do you know if additional telemetry like current sensor or speed can be added?

Comment by Alan Sage on August 19, 2016 at 11:51am

I really want to use your files benbojangles but it will not run on any system i have tried. im currently running windows 10 and cant get anywhere i start to run the update and i instantly get a NTVDM error appearantly your software is not compatible with 32/64bit systems because its a 16bit application any help would be appreciated

Comment by Michael on October 6, 2016 at 8:19pm

Hello, I was just looking at your GitHub files for this. I am a web developer and I was looking to start doing my own mods. I have experience in html, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, c# and more. But I have never worked with .hex files. Can you please tell me how to begin developing mods? I opened the hex in a hex editor, but its still jumbled code. Where can I actually write my own code and compile.

I just requested you as a friend. I appreciate any assistance. And yes I tried googling for the last hour.

Comment by benbojangles on October 6, 2016 at 8:41pm

Michael, no developer will encourage you to learn how to reverse engineer .hex files. It is guessing work, luck, years of unteachable experience, hacker skills, so on. 

Learn to write hardware interfaces (UI), back-end code, using C or C++. Learn to use Arduino, Teensy, Learn to program them using IDE software. The .hex is the final file sent to the dev board from the IDE.


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