How-to video for "9x DIY Kit" including SmartieParts Install


We've posted an instructional video for installing our 9x DIY Upgrade Kit in either a FlySky TH9x or Turnigy 9x radios.

While this video is specific to the kit we sell, I think you'll find the information useful even if you bought the individual parts from other sources. It covers installing the LED backlight and the Smartieparts Programmer board, as well as other parts of the kit and also our 9x Battery Kit.


The video is divided into sections allowing you to skip to the needed information:

- Kit and Radio Overview - 0:35
- LED Backlight Installation - 2:25
- Smartieparts Programmer Installation - 13:05
- 9x Battery Kit Installation - 20:16
- Thumb Stick Installation - 21:27
- Color Switch Covers - 24:00

Let us know if this video helps and also what else you would like us to cover.

Thanks for watching!

For more information about the DIY Upgrade Kit and the other products we offer, please visit our site:

Intro music by the greatest rock band you've never heard of... Pong.

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Comment by Marooned on August 8, 2012 at 2:14pm

Just curious.. what the "Thumb Stick" mod is for? What is the different comparing to the original parts?

Comment by Parke @ ParkeFlyer on August 8, 2012 at 2:30pm

The thumb sticks are mostly for looks and telling your radio apart from others, but they do offer a better "grip" and more control over the height of the stick.

Comment by Marooned on August 8, 2012 at 2:41pm


Comment by Dave Wicks on August 9, 2012 at 8:19am
This is very helpful to someone like myself who is hesitant when it comes to modding my equipment, thanks!
Comment by Dave on August 11, 2012 at 2:37pm
Good video. Thanks.
Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on August 17, 2012 at 1:11pm

Howly crap what an awesome video. Perfect, Perfect, Perfect

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on August 28, 2012 at 5:45am

Hello, wonder if you know what this could be, I baught your smartieparts and uploaded the firmware with your files exatly as how the video say, even calibrating the sticks. Now when I try to lift my quad off the ground it goes forward to much and if I counter it by pulling slightly back on the sticks it goes backwards too much.

Any ideas?

Comment by Parke @ ParkeFlyer on August 29, 2012 at 2:53pm

Hey man... sorry for the delay. I have no experience with multi-rotors so I'm doing a little research to figure out what your issue may be. You may need to turn down the throw percentage (probably wrong wording) in er9x, or maybe it is a setting/configuration/calibration on the APM. Did it fly fine with the stock firmware on the radio? Any other configurations that might be unique? Let me know this in the mean time, and I'll research it a little.

Comment by Parke @ ParkeFlyer on August 29, 2012 at 3:00pm

Also... maybe check the calibration. On the main screen, click the left up button until you see a horizontal bar graph (I don't have the radio in front of me, so I'm going by memory... which has consequences). This graph should show you your inputs and you can visually check the calibration by moving your sticks around. If it moves smooth and and reaches the ends of the graph when the stick reaches it's end, the calibration is good. If anything is a little odd, then try the calibration again. ---- Do you need to program a mix to fly a multi-rotor?

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on August 29, 2012 at 11:24pm

Hello, with the stock firmware I flew perfectly, I had to add a mix for it ass well. I have forgotton about the mix. I will google a bit the er9x mix for the quad. The graphs does look perfect and smooth but mabey there is something else.


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