OpenHD RC-Control system based on FrSky Taranis X9D

This build was meant as a solution to mount everything that is needed for OpenHD to the handheld Taranis X9D Transmitter.

All hardware is neatly contained in a custom milled aluminum enclose which also acts as a heat sink for the Raspberry’s CPU. The system still fits snugly into the Taranis transport case. The stock Taranis battery (NiMh) was replaced with two 25650 LiIon cells. Battery lasts for about 6h non-stop operation.

Pros: compact, robust, no cables, extended battery life

Cons: still external HD-Display / Goggles needed, USB-Port occupied by RPi (no USB-configuration of Taranis anymore),no telemetry on Taranis display (see issue #125)

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This is AWESOME! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! Could the enclosure be 3D printed, and modified for a CPU heatsink to be exposed to the air? Milling metal isn’t cheap…

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