Breathe new life into your Walkera Transmitter with DeviationTX

November 18, 2013 17:41 | By | Add a Comment

Do you have a Walkera Devention 6/7e/8/10 or 12 TX? Still using the original Walkera firmware? In that case you should head over to www.deviationtx.com and get the latest community-made firmware, which adds support for DSM2, DSMX, NineEagles (J6Pro), WLToys (FlySky), Hubsan and in the future, FrSky.

While some of the new protocols require the installation of extra hardware inside the transmitter, some work without any modifications – transforming the Devention transmitters into multi-functional beasts with a clean, powerful user interface. You can even switch the transmitter into “Mass storage mode”, which allows you to update bitmaps, labels, fonts and even copy model settings via windows explorer, just like on a USB stick.

Best of all: The complete firmware is Open Source!

Check out some screenshots of an upgraded Devo6 after the break.

The main screen is completely configurable and you can choose what to display, in this case the battery voltage via telemetry, and some timers.

The main screen is completely configurable and you can choose what to display, in this case the battery voltage via telemetry, and some timers.

The telemetry screen is no longer buried in the menu, but accessible with a single press of a button.

The telemetry screen is no longer buried in the menu, but accessible with a single press of a button.

You can upload your own model images, the TX supports mass storage mode so you can just copy BMP files over!

You can upload your own model images, the TX supports mass storage mode so you can just copy BMP files over!

The main screen can be reconfigured on this settings page.

The main screen can be reconfigured on this settings page.

Fully customizable alarms allow all kinds of setups for monitoring telemetry values and other conditions.

Fully customizable alarms allow all kinds of setups for monitoring telemetry values and other conditions.

Binding now shows a useful message on the screen, which can be dismissed immediately if you want to operate something on the transmitter.

Binding now shows a useful message on the screen, which can be dismissed immediately if you want to operate something on the transmitter.

Setting up models is a breeze and the new mixers are even more powerful yet also extremely intuitive. Notice the "Protocol" setting which allows you to use other standards such as DSM2 and DSMX.

Setting up models is a breeze and the new mixers are even more powerful yet also extremely intuitive. Notice the “Protocol” setting which allows you to use other standards such as DSM2 and DSMX.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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