Friday, October 14, 2016

Flysky iA6 iBUS Setup

The Flysky iA6 receiver is PWM only receiver.  It doesn't even support PPM.  It is a low cost and compact receiver for the Flysky i6 Transmitter.

iBUS Hack

 If you know how to solder and compile your own copy of Cleanflight/Betaflight firmwares you can have an iBUS receiver using the FS-iA6.  It is very compact once you remove the pins and only uses the iBUS wires.


Use this versions of the files then recompile.

Read the RCGroup user darven that started it here

Read the betaflight PR here.


This is just an alternative if you have extra iA6 receivers.  The FS-iA6B is the same price as the iA6 and it has ibus/ppm port and can output 10 channels on ibus configuration.

Eachine EB185 FPV Racing Drone

Eachine EB185 FPV Racing Drone is a very compact racing drone from Eachine that comes ready to fly package.  It can be purchased with an optional GPS module.  It is running a Cleanflight firmware making it very configurable.



  • 4" rotors (101mm)
  • Dimension: (L x W x H): 197mm x 168mm x 75mm
  • Weight: 350g including battery
  • Controller: Eachine I6
  • Receiver: Eachine X6
  • GPS: EB7M
  • OSD: EB185 OSD
  • Flight Controller: NAZE32 REV6 Full
  • VTX: TX58200 40ch
  • Motor: Eachine B1806-2300KV
  • ESC: BLheli 12A
  • Battery: 11.1v 1300mAh 30C 3S Lipo
  • Flight time: 5-7mins

Suggested Upgrades

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Interfacing The SSD1306 OLED Display To OrangePi

I recently purchased an 0.96 Inch 4Pin IIC I2C OLED Display Module and needed to interface it to my OrangePi.  It uses the SSD1306 chipset and can be updated via I2C interface.

SSD1306 Datasheet.

I modified a Python library built for RaspberryPi so it would work with the OrangePi I2C ports.

You can checkout the library here:

You can buy the OLED Display here: