Hobbyking 6ch Transmitter Lipo Hack

Adding a lipo pack to a cheapie HK transmitter.

Adding a lipo pack to a cheapie HK transmitter.

Similar to this hack, I was fed up with AA batteries and low battery life on the Hobbyking 6ch TX. A little simpler than the above hack, mine was less refined as I soldered a XT60 connector straight to the battery leads. This allowed me to hook up a 2200mah 3S battery, with the lid removed and some velcro. Happy flying (on the cheap)!

The battery installed. Velcro strap.

The battery installed. Velcro strap.

XT60 connector soldered to the battery terminals.

XT60 connector soldered to the battery terminals.

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One thought on “Hobbyking 6ch Transmitter Lipo Hack

  1. Wow. This looks just like my setup. Problem Is just burnt up my transmitter up with a 3 cell…I think. I’ve been using it for 8 months with AA’s and tried to put a 3 cell with barrell connector into the side. It lasted a few weeks then it would turn on, but not control the plane. I opened the transmitter up and traced the power to a broken and burned lead on the main board, which also powered the 2.4 module, which was also burned at the connector. Who knows exactly why… just be careful.

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