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.

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  • *** Stock Update *** The 9x DIY Upgrade Kits have been out of stock for a few weeks, but the parts just arrived and it will be available for purchase from ParkeFlyer.com Saturday Sept 15, and first shipments will go out the following Monday. Thanks.

  • I baught an ESC programmer and plugged my esc's into this device and all my esc is correct, altough all the lights on the device is on the correct place.


    It is sooo strange, if I give power it goes forward and if I try to counter by pulling slightly back on the stick and goes backwards alot. On the radio calibration of the flight planner it looks normal when moving the sticks front and back left and right. Could it be that motors is faulty, if so how can I check, and what is a good min max for the 4 channels?

  • Cvanvollenstee - any luck? If the ESC is not the problem, you can always increase the expos and/or you can turn down the percentage of your input. These are both handled in the "expo" menu.

  • Its a 3dr frame. its very balanced, It might be a faulty ESC.

  • What mix for a quad? I have Er9x and quad and have no mix. Be sure your quad is balanced.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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?

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

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