For all of you FPV pilots out there, this is the one you have been waiting for!
The BT-1 8-Channel FPV Joystick is capable of interfacing with your transmitter (via trainer port) with the included FPV control box, and allows you to control up to 8 channels independently. There are 3 proportional channels, and 5 on/off channels. The BT-1 offers you the ease of flying your FPV model with just one hand.
Features: Ergonomic design Throttle lever for smooth, easy throttle control Easily accessible trigger and function buttons
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I am trying to encourage my eldest son to get into RC flying but he is scared of trying because he has a mild Cerebral Palsy which affects his left hand. He battles to control the two small joysticks on a regular RC transmitter and so I'm trying to find an alternative for him. Does anybody know of a joystick similar to this product here that could be used on it's own as a Heli/Multirotor controlling system..***:INSTEAD of a normal TX.
I have an HK6S. I've been flying Microsoft Flight Sim since it came out. Started with a joystick, graduated to a Yoke with rudder pedals. This is the answer to my dreams...if it will work with my HK6S! A noob to RC, which is why I have the HK6S. I don't even know what the "D.S.C." port on the back is for. I'm hoping that it's for a buddy box so I can plug this joystick in. P.S. After looking at the manual, it looks like the best place for the rudder is Channel 7. Any ideas? Thanks
i intend to use the tunigy tx and fly sky as you know they are the same unit ,and software in them looks the same .if you see the facts state the box it connects with is USB type Joy stick so it looks Like we are in Luck hear .with a few left you might look at just the box it connects to interface channels to custom settings .
Sorry Brio, that doesn't answer the question at all. Just because you intend to use it doesn't mean that you WILL BE ABLE to use it. I was looking for an answer from someone who IS USING this combo with the 9x and who would be speaking from experience, not wishes.
just the trainer cable is all thats needed to hook it up to the Turnigy 9X. However If I was you I would not waste my money like I did. It only has 3 Proportional channels the wrest are on or off, you need a minimum of 4 proportional channels for it to be useful.
The manual states that the external battery should be connected when using the Fuatab MZ14... Well it works without the battery, odd. Worse, if you plug the 2cell lipo in, the radio will try to charge it push the battery beyond 4.2v per cell and ruining it. That's pretty strange being the battery in the radio is only a 2 cell lion and not a lipo. Drains the radio's battery at a pretty alarming rate as well.
Who wants to use the tx and the JS though? That is way to cumbersome for a Ground Station. Personally I would set my TX near the Ground Station and use the Joy Stick as a stand alone with the TX as emergency only.
I have the older one (the one shown) and use it with my head tracking system (x-1500) with a camera mounted to a pan/tilt servo device. It took a bit to figure out all the channels with my FlySky FS-TH9X TX, but it works great! It was much easier for me to learn how to use my FPV system with a JS than with my TX. It's great for scouting out new hunting grounds. I even attached it to my 4x4 Buggy - don't activate the co-pilot return to home function though!!! LOL I'm buying this one coz it's supposed to have the upgraded JS. Have fun and Happy Flying!
Trying to set up the 1.5 and the BT-1 with my MZ14 with little success. The sub trims and endpoints are way out of whack and can't enter the advanced settings mode. You're support to press button 2 and plug in the BT-1 to the 1.5 controller. Wait for the beep and release the button, then there should be another beep to signal you're in advanced settings mode. No second beep and no adjustments available. Anyone actually get this to work? I saw a guy on youtube who programmed in crazy mixing functions to correct the endpoint and sub trim settings, that's just goofy.
Fixed the centering problem. The trainer function wasn't set to 8ch, now everything centers up perfect. Need to set endpoints though and I still can't enter the advanced settings mode. Need to fine tune the endpoints as this is for the shooter on a aerial photo multi rotor. I fly with IOC mode on a WooKong system handing over yaw, pitch on the camera mount and shutter release. If I can smooth out the controls, this system will rock.
I'm not at my home so I can't have a look at my setup for you. My best friend just had his 11th heart attack and 5th stroke - and to top it all off he went into congestive heart failure. If I have time a bit of time, I will call my sister and see if she wouldn't mind having one of her boys have a look and email me the settings. No guarantees though. It's been real stressful here.
he means to connect his other stick to his transmitter via trainer port like you do with this, and use it instead of this one. as far as whether or not it would work, it might as long as you had the right cable. however, it might not map correctly in which case the plane might get a bit too friendly with the ground... =(
Hey DevilsFork... beezlebub is right about the mapping issue. I, however, was able to take my FS JS and plug it into the Trainer Port on my FlySky FS-TH9X TX, switched it [TX] to "Display" and saw that it worked with my TX. I just had to rearrange some channels. Since I have the above listed system, I no longer needed my FSim JS so I gave it to my brother - that was a mistake... I miss it. Anyway, as long as you have the proper cable(s) to connect your FSim JS you should be able to Map the channels with your FSim JS. Good Luck.
"3 proportional channels, and 5 on/off channels"
Hmmmm... I thought for FPV you need at least 4-5 proportional channels, a 3-way switch channel would be nice, and the rest could be on-off channels. Am I missing something here???
it cant be correct, i have one of these controllers and there are 4 proportional channels. elevator, aileron, rudder and throttle. but its possible to connect a headtracker to the controller, so you can use it with a stepless way. im testing this time the 1500 gyro from aoe. With the joystick its necessairy to trim a little bit, but its very precise for flying with a cam. good weather for all...
yes hello My Friends ,,I would Gladly Love a Little Help setting up, i want to get friends In my list that are Able to assist me.i Have All the Gear with kk2 board to Make the Best Copter or Quad ,,And setting My tx Tunigy or Fly sky with this joy stick is My Aim to Understand The Fact My Old Pc side winder force Feedback micro soft Joystick or USB . Will this Work With the Box ..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We need some rudder pedals to plug into this.
Another thought is this is ideal for handicapped use. Remember the old Kraft 3 channel with the throttle knob on top of the stick. Also if you have arthritis... I find it hard to twiddle the sticks sometimes and this plus a set of rudder pedals and a chair at the field may be just right...
So, only 3 proportional channels means aileron,elevator and throttle? No rudder by twisting the stick? Ashame.
I think for this money the joystick is a little too simple. Need some switches we can flip and definately ruddder! To make is perfect need a proportional HAT-switch for camera pan&tilt.(little joystick used with thumb)
The older model Joystick was a lot more stylish...
Does anyone knows if this new one is compatible with transmitters other than Futaba? I had to sell the first one because it didn't work with my Turnigy 9X. Emailed the product support and they told me it only works with Futaba transmitters because of software design!
No twist for yaw? Fail.
Get a Logitec 3D USB joystick, rip the guts out and feed an Arduino the pots and switches. PPM out of one of the digital pins. 8ch out with 4 proportional and any number of output values for the other 4 channels based on the logic you code for button presses. Feed the PPM out into a Tx module and you have a standalone Tx. Get fancy and put an lcd module on the serial tx/rx of the Arduino and you can change settings without connecting to a PC. (guess what my current project is??)
Might do that on my DIYDrones blog. Fly-Dream 2.4 DIY 8CH Tx module is just $40 with a range of 1.5km and the Arduino ProMini will set you back $12. I already had an old Logitec joystick with a twist grip. Might rig up an external pot for throttle for more accuracy when hovering a Multicopter.
lol makes me laugh, i have an old side winder joystick that im soldering a flashed 9x into with hat button and all that jazz, the new firmware allows the side winder to be calibrated and you can solder what button you want to any switch, better still would be getting hold of a thrust-master controller with throttle to hack up (modle f4 fantom controls)