Spektrum DX9 adds multicopter/camera related voice output

December 18, 2013 2:17 | By | Add a Comment

The latest v1.02 firmware for Spektrum’s DX9 adds several bugfixes as well as something a lot of owners will appreciate: Extra voice events for multicopter flight as well as camera operation. Specifically, words like “self leveling”, “hover mode”, “stabilize mode”, “return to launch”, “circle mode”, “head tracker on/off”, “gimbal control on/off/locked” as well as “video start” and “video stop” should prove extremely useful to multicopter and FPV pilots. Also contained are the words “Waypoint 1” all the way up to 9 – a hint at a possible waypoint upgrade for the Blade QX350?

 

All in all, a nice christmas present from Spektrum, which you can download for free from their website after you register your transmitter serial number.

Full changelog after the break.

Changes from Version 1.01

New Features & Improvements:

  • Added spoken telemetry warning reports for more devices.
  • The BACK button is now enabled while downloading a sound file, allowing the process to be aborted. Note that you will lose spoken sounds if you do this, but most clicks and beeps will still function. Completing the sound file installation process will restore spoken sounds.
  • Does not show hidden Mac files and directories in file lists
  • Added ability to create mixes to channels which were moved using the Channel Assignment feature.

Corrections:

  • Imported DX18 files will now operate all mixes properly
  • Model warnings now import/export correctly
  • Pressing CLEAR on the transmitter low voltage alarm setpoint will now select the appropriate low voltage based on battery type
  • Prevents lock-ups when using Export All when “Unusable Models” were listed
  • Improved translations in several languages
  • Fixed import of Flight Mode sound options
  • Lock-ups during import, export and turning on to “blank screen” have been fixed.
  • Import errors which corrupted the Flight Mode table have been fixed. These could also cause lock-ups in certain situations.
  • Corrected position of receiver voltage display on status screen.
  • Removed limitation that could occur when manually creating models right at the 100-model point.
  • Corrected export error that made the DX9 unable to import files it created

Audio Changes:

    • Added many new voice items, in particular related to multi-copters and
      photo/video.
    • Trainer status changes are now reported when not in Master Override mode.
    • Spoken and Tone inactivity alarm reports now function properly with vibrator/
    • Intermittent “Bind Failed” speech after proper binds is now corrected.
    • Airspeed and current are now reported using the correct units and value.
    • Reduced default volume for each category to 50% based on customer feedback.

Maximum volume can be increased by using System Settings second screen.

  • Improved speech and sounds for several languages. Please download the updated sound files from this link: http://spektrumrc.cachefly.net/DX9audio.html
  • Corrected speaking of numbers for French
  • PowerBox status reports are now speak the correct values
  • Expired timer volume now works off configured value.

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