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E.T.s Carbon Case Taranis makeover...
« on: May 04, 2019, 04:56:59 PM »

After a season or so of flying, my custom white painted Taranis was looking a little grubby. Wanted a Carbon dipped case for a while, so after waiting quite some time for them to become available again, I ordered a case and some other bling parts to do it.
  The Carbon Case comes with a new Screen Cover, buttons, screws, and switch decals. The anodised switch bezels and silicon lever covers also from Bangood. It took me about 4 hours to do the case transfer and I thought I would list a few points for others wanting to do the same.

   


1) The antenna mount fits in a separate guide with the carbon case, unlike the original and to remove the antenna means unplugging the small UFL connector from the RF board, it may even be soldered on.
  Either way it needs some care. I chipped away the glue and carefully unplugged mine. It is not possible to avoid doing this due to the way it's assembled. This is technically the most challenging bit. Remember to hot glue the coax and UFL connector, or a Failsafe is the guaranteed outcome...lol.
 2) The 4 large white plugs on my Mainboard proved difficult to unplug, very tight in fact. Watch which way you re-insert them as they are not all orientated the same way.
 3) The Trim lever PCBs have arrows printed on them, take note which way they are screwed on. Elevator and throttle point upwards towards the antenna, while the Ailerons and Rudder both point left.
 4) Before screwing in any of the boards to the plastic stems, place a small drop of oil into the holes to assist the screws as they are a little undersized and rather tight. Get the screws upright as its not unknown for the posts to split if you are not careful.
 5) Use a small soldering iron to melt the new Button retainers and also the speaker strap.
 6) I had to open out the Main case screw holes in the rear cover as they were undersize and had no clearance. I used a 2.9mm drill to open them out. Doing this allows much easier tensioning of the Main Case Screws as you can feel how tight you are tightening them. Do not omit to do this is my advice.


  Overall, Im really happy with the result, it looks amazing with the bling bits etc.

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Re: E.T.s Carbon Case Taranis makeover...
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 05:19:38 PM »

Looks very nice.
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Re: E.T.s Carbon Case Taranis makeover...
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 05:31:50 PM »

Looks great, welcome to the club :)
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Re: E.T.s Carbon Case Taranis makeover...
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 06:53:19 PM »

Very nice - I use Frsky D8RII+ receivers in all of my planes, and the associated D8 module in my 9XR Pro transmitter.

Does the Taranis support these receivers out of the box?

I've been toying with buying one because I really fancy something with sliders for my pan servo instead of using the potentiometers.
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Re: E.T.s Carbon Case Taranis makeover...
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 07:44:15 PM »

Very nice - I use Frsky D8RII+ receivers in all of my planes, and the associated D8 module in my 9XR Pro transmitter.

Does the Taranis support these receivers out of the box?

I've been toying with buying one because I really fancy something with sliders for my pan servo instead of using the potentiometers.

  Thanks guys, it's a very nice Mod and this Model the X9D Plus is based on a JR TX Case. I like it because the ergonomics of the case are well tried and tested and it feels just right to me. I do use it with a neck strap though as its rather heavy now.

  As far as I know Steve, the X9D supports all of the 2.4G FrSky receivers bar none using the internal RF Module.
   The external 2.4G Module is the exact same XJT Module anyway, load it with any of the Firmware available.  I would never purchase a set of Radio if it didn't have a JR Bay in it TBH. It's still a very popular radio, which is reflected in the price.

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Re: E.T.s Carbon Case Taranis makeover...
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 11:31:09 PM »

Yea it's the XJT module... but I have the DJT module which is older.
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Re: E.T.s Carbon Case Taranis makeover...
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 03:21:09 PM »

Yea it's the XJT module... but I have the DJT module which is older.

  I dont think it matters Steve, the standard (Internal) XJT Module supports D8 Mode and will talk to your old receivers unless Im mistaken.
 Besides, you can still use the old DJT Bay Module if you want to.....Just plug it in...?

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