Hall Effect Gimbal Kit for the X9E

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Upgrade your X9E with Hall Effect Gimbals!

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  • You no longer need to use expensive Horus gimbals to upgrade your E.  Now you can use the more affordable M9 gimbals to make your flight experience the best it can be.  Just install the M9s with the supplied rings and screws and reflash the firmware with the Horus sticks option and you are flying magnetically!

    Kit contains: 

    2  M9 Hall Effect Gimbals

    2  Spacer rings

    8  Gimbal screws


    Instructions:

    Note:  It may be necessary to ream out the mounting holes in the M9 to accommodate the new screws.

    1. Set up a gimbal to use as a throttle gimbal with the screw supplied with the gimbal.
    2. Remove the back of the radio.
    3. Unplug the battery   
    4. Unplug and remove the stock gimbals.
    5. Install the spacer rings in holes where the stock gimbals were.
    6. Set the gimbals in place with the sensors facing away from the center trim switches, It is a tight fit so make sure that they Pop into place, and secure with the provided screws.  (The stock gimbal screws are too short.)
    7. Plug in the new gimbals.
    8. Plug in the battery.
    9. Replace the back of the radio.
    10. Make sure that you have companion 2.2 on your computer.  Flash the radio with OpenTx 2.2. Check the horussticks option that is found in the Settings - Radio Profile - Radio Type - Build Options tab in the build options section.
    11. Have fun!
  • Customer Reviews

    Nice to have, but installation is not as simple as it seems

    The M9 gimbals are a nice upgrade to the X9E, and they're *much* better made than the X9E originals.

    That said, the installation process is *not* as simple as Aloft's description makes it seem. First point: the mounting holes must be drilled out to a diameter of at least 3mm. That's because in the other radios that the M9 is designed for, the mounting bolts pass through the front panel of the TX from the front, and thread into the M9 itself (that's why the M9 is threaded). In the X9E, everything is reversed. The mounting screws (not bolts) pass through the M9 mounting holes (not the front panel of the TX) from the back (not the front), and thread into the front panel of the TX itself (not the M9). If you don't enlarge the M9 mounting holes you will have a *very* difficult time getting it to mount securely, because the screws will engage with the M9 body and then with the TX case, so the M9 will not be held firmly against the case (as it would be if the screws passed freely through the M9 mounting holes).

    Second point: the M9 will be recessed several mm into the front of the TX, rather than flush with the front panel. That's because the M9 mounts stick out several mm whereas the mounting holes on the regular X9E gimbals are flush. If you want your gimbals to fit flush with the front panel, you need to grind off nearly the entire protruding part of the M9 screw mounts. If you do this then you can (and should) re-use the mounting screws that you removed with the original gimbals; the ones supplied in the Aloft kit will be too long.

    Many users will have the tools to make these mods, and they are explained in online forums if one knows where to look (and look, and look...). But the installation is not as plug-and-play as Aloft's description makes it sound.

    Third point: after you install your new gimbals, you must *calibrate* them! Aloft's description completely leaves out this essential step.

    Note from Aloft: FrSky may have modified the M9 gimbals again, we are looking into these issues and will update the kit and instructions per our discovery. -April 2018 Review by Lower & Slower • (Posted on 4/7/2018)
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    Nice Package

    Nice package. Easy to install once you get that #$%# screw to take tension off the throttle stick.
    Couple of observations.
    Had to replace the zip ties on the wire bundle to get the wires away from the tension bars.
    Wires going to the vertical trim switches could be a little longer.
    Would recommend. Review by bigbobed • (Posted on 12/2/2017)
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