Turborix/HobbyKing/Flysky Configurator for Mac OSX
TurborixConfig is an OSX configuration tool for the Turborix/HobbyKing/Flysky 6-channel 2.4GHz radio-control transmitter
(models such as the HK-T6A, FS-CT6A or FS-CT6B and TBXT6 - see picture on the right).
This transmitter has no buttons on it to allow settings, such as trims and end-points, to be altered. Instead it is configured by
connecting it to a computer with a special cable and running a configuration tool.
However the tool supplied with the transmitter is a Windows-only program, hence this OSX App.
I'm a kite aerial photographer,
and my Turborix has been customised for that purpose.
However, while I don't use them, the app does allow you to adjust any of the special helicopter settings (via a separate screen). Thus you can set throttle and pitch curves and swash AFR settings
as well as end points, trims, mixes
and servo reversing.
The transmitter is programmed through its serial port and the cable supplied with the transmitter contains
either a Prolific USB to Serial Bridge Controller or a
CP210x USB to UART Bridge (newer versions of the transmitter use this)
which effectively adds a serial port accessed through USB to the computer it's plugged into.
Fortunately both provide an OSX driver for the cable, and that, combined with the RXTX
java package let me write the configurator in pure java.
The images below show the three Configurator windows.
Note that the Heli Configuration screen only appears if you select a Heli mode and the
Calibration screen only when you click the 'Calibrate' button.
Click on a field or button to get help about it.
For more information about calibration click here.