Model Sounds Inc RC Sound system wiring it up and how switch soundsets on

hey folks bill here whirlybird video and i’ve got a great video series starting this is something i’ve been wanting to do for a while with electric airplanes electric helicopters radio control you know moving more and more and more to electric because the lot poly batteries and the performance of motors have really enhanced over the past few years and you know are outperforming many engines out there from glow engines even the gas engines so you can get you know an electric at 40 percent airplane really if you can afford the batteries but at any rate with the cost of batteries coming down the cost of equipment coming down you know it’s really becoming mainstream to have electric so with electric you know a fly lot of warbirds you’ve seen the the p-51 be warbird I just got from FMS you know it’s really cool when he goes by I notice that maybe in one of the videos you may notice I kind of made an engine sound as it flew by and that’s really what it was missing you know with the electric it’s nice to be quiet but it’s also nice to hear that sound and with that said that gives you a hint of what this video is of course the title probably told you at the top and if you found it on YouTube by searching for this you know it is I mean I’ve got a sound system here for a radio controlled airplanes helicopters boats tanks cars really anything this is from model sounds Inc let me tell you this is a great company they’re out of Canada I’ve looked at several different ones like I said I’ve been one do this project for a while and I actually looked at several different sound systems before I made the decision to go with the model sounds Inc system it just seems like it’s a louder more robust sound than the others I had heard and the fact that you get all of the sounds that they currently have on the SD card that comes with the module of the santim module so the sound module actually has a little SD a micro SD card in there so you can actually pop that out and with the purchase of the software that they have you can edit those sounds do all kinds of stuff with those sounds you can also download from their website other sounds and just simply copy to that SD card and then pop it right back in the module there’s a text file on the system on the little micro SD that actually tells the system which sounds scent to use for that model so it makes it really unique in the fact that you can make this a modular system that you can basically pull that little module out install it another aircraft really simply and really quickly and that way you don’t have to have a sound system for each aircraft you have so I’m actually going to be doing a series on this I’m going to get this out of the box today I’m going to show you how you hook it up I’m going to let you listen to it a little and of course we’re inside the studio so it’s going to be really really loud in here they were going to do an installation and an airplane and we’re going to go out to the field we’re going to fly it that’ll be a separate video so you have a video for the installation into the airplane and then a video for the actual flight footage and then we’re going to come back we’re going to take that module out with some more speakers we’re going to install it into a 500 size t-rex Huey body so a Huey Bell Helicopter Huey model so we’ve got that sound loaded on the SD card all we’ll have to do is change that little text file data point us right to that and then we’ll have helicopter sounds I’ll be installing some 4-inch speakers in Corsair that I’ve got coming that’s an MMS course there it’s the 1700 millimeter of course there so that’s coming and we’ll be putting two 4-inch speakers in that thing we’ll be putting two 4-inch speakers I think in the Huey if not the four inch I’ll do the two inch so I actually have two two inch speakers and two four inch speakers and then I need to actually purchase some more speakers because I plan on putting this in large 700 size helicopter – so that’s what’s unique about this is that being able to unplug that module and take it from aircraft to aircraft saves me a lot of money because the module sits around one hundred and sixty eight sixty nine dollars here in the US does anyway open here it’s I’ve already opened this this was really well packed it was in some packing paper I went ahead and disposed of that pack paper it also comes with some warranty information some quick start information comes with a Quick Start Guide and then all of the other manuals there’s a complete setup manual manuals about the software and everything else on the SD card that you get it but you can see

this particular set of instructions here’s got a nice diagram shows you where everything goes they really did a great job on the instruction so far that’s all I’ve did is run read through the instructions to see you know how to hook it up more about the system so I try to learn about it as much as I can before I start hooking it up this is the module coming from a computer electronics background that’s the only thing I don’t like about it is it’s it’s the bare component of course I’m again coming from computer electronics I don’t like picking up a circuit board without being electro static wrist strap and that kind of thing so a little plastic case would be awesome if this was in a plastic case so that everything was protected it would be better of course you know that’s going to wait so it depends on you know what size airplane if you’re putting this a really small airplane you know you don’t want to add any weight that you can perhaps maybe some heat shrink over that or something just to protect it that’s the only thing that worries me it’s really well made I mean all the sorter joints look you know really good it’s wave sorted or some kind of wonderful technology that’s done the sword ring and stuff really good this is the matter model sounds in SF x 7.0 revision point 0 forest is right on the card they’re designed and sim and assembled in Canada so this is not coming out of China again it looks really well-made it’s got a couple different ports it’s got your input from your receiver so your receiver into this side and them from this side is going to go out to like your esc so it acts as a throughput through the throttle so that as you advance the throttle he goes through the soundboard changes the sounds as it needs to according to the throttle settings and then back out to your esc so it’s kind of maybe a why to consider it a while but at any rate it also has a put on the end so if you actually had another amplifier you want to hook up more speakers so this takes two speakers with the connections that it has and if you wanted to you can actually add a three-pin plug here and come audio out to another amplifier to run more speakers if your put it in a much larger aircraft and the model sounds ynx is working on an external amplifier so that’s coming soon hopefully I’ll get to try that out in a bigger airplane in the future so the 4-inch speakers I got these are relatively small speakers these are made in China this stand or vist on it says I looked this up and looks like it was a German company but it does say made in China there a paper cone speaker I don’t see that there’s really anything any special about this other than these probably should be very very cheap so and they probably elastic in a while they are paper cone I don’t know you know if you get that wet at all yes oh don’t fly in the rain I guess but anyway so any speaker it actually says on it to use it says do not use lower than 8 ohms on voltage is higher than 14 volts these are 4 ohm speakers and they wire these up in the way that it wires up they’re actually in series so it doubles that so you’re gonna you’re going to get your 8 ohms out of this so anyway that’s the two 4 inch speakers and then he gave me some wire it’s kind of wired it up a little bit and you can buy the system completely wired but the way that when I talked to David there at model sounds Inc he knew that I was going to be doing and put in multiple different aircraft and I really didn’t have an aircraft pinned down at the time of what I was going to do so he just kind of made me up some leads that I can hook together so this is the power of the unit and hook up some extensions for the receiver and vice versa I also purchased the software so this is the Windows software it allows you to edit change an ad so for instance I’m putting this in a Corsair and I remember watching baa baa black sheep reruns when I was a kid and I was like well if I get a Corsair I gotta add the baa baa black sheep theme song so I went ahead pull that into some software that they give you called audacity which is a free editing software edited that theme song down to about 40 seconds is all I kind of wanted edited that myself and I’ve been copied it over and put it on and I’ll show you a complete video of how I did that it’s really simple you know I cut it right where I wanted to got rid of the rest of the audio highlighted a section and added an effect to fade it away and I faded it away down in and made it about a 40 second clip after I saved that out I could just then add that right into the software that comes

for the module itself and was able to add that in there so now I’ll be able to play baa baa black sheep while I’m firing up the engine and getting ready to take off I thought it would be neat I also got some 2 inch speakers so these are going to be I was actually thinking about putting this in also that little p-51 be that you guys seen from FMS they’re little 2 inch speakers he tells me these are really really loud but it’s a 2 inch speaker I don’t know I mean so what makes the speaker loud of course you know you have a voice called a big magnet on the back and you have your cone right your speaker cone your speaker cone is pushing air so you’re pushing sound waves out of it so you know this speaker is going to be louder than this speaker just is it’s gonna push more air so I’m definitely gonna hook it up and I’m gonna show you the video of it and tell you how it is I actually have a decibel meter so we’re going to check these out with a decimal meter and give you the best review that I can on the product so far I’m very impressed with it it looks really good in the manuals are awesome you can get the little SD card that’s right here you just pop that right out of there and I say popular that comes right out and then they also send you the adapter to microSD so you can put this in and stick this in your computer if you want it also has a USB connection on the board so you can plug a USB cable up and this becomes an SD card reader so then you can actually read and write directly to this SD card the software that you purchase separately the windows SF x PC for point 0.7 B’s what this is I think this is the latest and greatest of their software and actually says July 2013 so I think where it’s got to be the latest software you purchased this separately so you don’t have to have this software to use this unit it comes with all 72 aircraft models and tank and helicopters that all of their sounds are on here and again all you do is there’s a readme file it’s actually going to read me file it’s called this is my sound file dot something another and I’ll show you the complete video of how to do that some screen captures and everything of how you change that so this is going to be a complete series of videos so this first video all we’re going to do is we’re going to plug this stuff up I’m gonna stop talking now and start plugging this stuff up and then we’re gonna fire it up and listen to it okay folks so I got me a 6s battery that I’m going to power the unit off of and I got a 6 volt 0.6 volt battery will power the receiver off of so the module receiver now normally in your airplane you know you’re just going to have your like this your 6s that’s going to be your pack that’s powering your radio your BC and all that stuff but Wade the way I’m going to hook it up today just to kind of show you is I’m gonna use two different power sources one for the receiver and one for the module that way I don’t have to plug up an actual ESC and set that part of it up so again this is just for instructional type of use I’m sorry I want to use the 6s because we’re going to get more power out of the system when we go with the 6s battery so let’s get all of everything out of the way that I don’t need we’re going to read our manual and what I want to do is actually make this very modular where I can actually plug and unplug this thing very simply so I’m going to be actually installing some jst connectors to this unit when I go to do the install in the airplane of course will show you that totally separate some I’ve got my QuickStart guide here it’s very well laid out I also got some extra extensions that little male-to-male extensions that I used to put my multirotors together so I got a few of those to help us if we need to so at any rate you can look right on here it’s really simple to set up shows you where your battery wires go in your plus ve minus Vee so that your voltage in so your positive being red your negative being black it’s clearly stated right on here the module itself so it would be like if you set it down directly on your little graph right there because you’re looking at everything upside down there but it would go like that for your speaker’s again you have to wire them up in a series to use the two speakers and on this blue little block here it’s got positive and negative marked with red and black so it’s actually your power wires are going to go in here in the middle of this blue box and then on the

outside of your speaker connections so you why are these in series so that you’re going to get your a domes so you’re going to go from a positive terminal on your speaker so you’ll come out positive go to the positive terminal and then on the negative side you’re going to go over to the positive terminal on this speaker and then from the negative wire you’re going to hit your negative post on this side and that’ll create your series I got those get in and snug you want to make sure that they’re snug they won’t pull out especially on your power because you’re gonna be feed quite a bit of power into this thing it doesn’t require many amps to run so think it estimated if I remember reading correctly on the website like if you’re running this off of 6s and a thousand milliamp battery will last 30 minutes so it’s not using a lot so if you’re you know the airplane I’m getting actually calls for like a 3300 milliamp battery so I’m gonna go ahead and run a four thousand milliamp battery and you know that’ll get me a good flight and I’ll use that same battery to power my system so folks I got it all wired up here very rudimentary again it’s just we want to show you guys kind of how easy it is really to wire up and then we’re going to do you know a totally separate Veals video to where we install this system in an effort RF for you Corsair it’s an MMS plane it’s a 1700 millimeter so it’s pretty good size we’re going to start that installation pretty soon so the airplane just came in today so that’s going to be our next process but we’re also going to do a complete video on how to use the software and how to use the the card reader itself like if you want to change the sounds there’s a whole bunch of sounds already on your SD card and there’s one little text file that you can edit and it tells the controller what to use so I’ll do a totally separate video on how to use the software that you can purchase separately which is this SFX PC software you can purchase separately do some tweaks make changes create your own sounds add sounds to addition to existing sound sets it’s pretty cool so my suggestion is the Bob is that way you can mess around with your own sounds again it comes with the mine actually came with all of their airplane sounds all the helicopter sounds and all their tank sounds you know so that’s pretty cool that you can put that on there one thing you could do is if and I’m probably gonna do it is by a few micro SD cards some little small 2gig micro SD cards would be fine and they’re cheap even a 1 gig card would work but what I was planning on doing is actually having a micro SD card for my f4u corsair one for my helicopter and one for my large scale helicopter that’s coming in the future so all I would have to do is keep those SD cards with the model and then just pop this in as I pull that module out take that to the new plane screw it in place velcro it in place and then plug up all my quick disconnects because this will all be quick disc in there connected together all I have to do is plug this all up fire the thing out put the card in of course and fire it up and then I’ll be ready to go very quickly without the use of the computer but if you do have a computer and you only want the one card it’s really easy to do so that’s what I’m gonna do is gonna put it up there I’m going to show you just how easy it is so it’s set up right now to use the p-47 software it actually comes with this little micro adapter I was holding on my hand I’m gonna set that down so I quit holding it it’s set up for the p-47 so I’m gonna go ahead and turn my transmitter on the powering the unit off of this success lipo it’s coming through a switch that I just got got hold in here so I can get to it and it’s powering the unit and then I have a 6 volt source that’s powering my receiver normally this is going to be going to an ESC the SC is going to have an output throttle which is going to get me power to my receiver and then I’m going to Y my connection here to my ESC so it plugs up the ESC and the switch harness so that my switch can turn on the power to the unit at 6s you get more power out of this unit so if you’re using the 4 inch speakers you want to try to get two 6s power unit it doesn’t use a whole lot of power so you know just kind of estimate that when you’re estimating your flight time and you know five or six hundred milliamps and you’re going to have plenty to run a long flight time and without decreasing your actual life of the flight time just by what this is pull it out so I’ve got a transmitter on going to power up my

receiver so it’s on showing and I’m going and then it’s blinking red and green they’re showing that it’s get signal and then it blinks and goes off and then when I turn this on its going to start blinking pulsing let me know that we’re ready to go now if I come to my transfer I’m just gonna set my transmitter down so you guys can see it I’ve got this turned down really low so that I don’t have to overcome but this is really really loud so I’ll crank it up a little I’ve got a decibel meter coming so we’re going to do some decibel tests on that too but for this video what we’re going to do is just kind of show you how to change from one sound to the other so if I give it one click on the throttle our engines are going to start up this is the p-47 turn up the volume all you do is turn this little pot you need a much smaller so you could tell that goes pretty darn loud and that’s an idol so as I give it throttle it’s going to advance through the steps of the sounds and increase in pitch and volume shut down I also have some secondary sounds machine-gun fire and maybe cannon fire on this one so anyway we’re going to try it here I got a hook through this button so if I push it hold one time it’s my cannons and if I push it hold twice is gonna be machine gun you could tell there’s a different sound there of course the machine guns are firing much faster small over calibers so it sounds different than the cannon that’s firing a little slower with larger caliber so that’s how that works now what I want to do is show you how quick and how quickly and how easily it is to change that file again all my sound sets are located on this SD card so I’m gonna go ahead and power my system off and with this computer I’ve already using my micro SD card so for storage so I can’t really unplug that so it’s blinking there let me know I got some power coming and the power is actually coming from the usb I’m gonna get a little ding here again this is a mini note notebook so it’s kind of slow this would be much faster if my computer was faster but I’ll have to do is edit that takes file and tell it which file to play and again I’ll be doing a complete video on how to do that it’s a screencast so the easiest way for me to do that is to separate these videos Plus this ones getting kind of long okay so I’m going to show you guys the corsair filed that i’m going to be using and i’ve added a sound to this so i just find my file name so that I know exactly what my file name is and then I edit the select your sound set here text file this particular case is still in the aircraft directory so I don’t have to change that and again I’ll just subscribe all that in that software video change that file name and save that file once I’ve saved the file I can just exit tell my machine to exit to derive and then just unplug it once you’re unplugged I then just go through the process again train my transmitter on fire up the system and the receiver and then it’s telling me it’s ready to go now I’ve got the Corsair which is a radio engine but it will sound a little different so just started it up ran it all the way

up came back a little bit ran it all the way down let it go ahead and shut off now I’ll show you my sounds that I have on my button so if I push it once and hold it I’ve got machine guns and then the sound I added is actually at position 3 I’ll start the engine while that’s play there you go that’s the Corsair sound with a baa baa black sheep theme song they had it which seemed to really appropriate with the Corsair so we got to get this installed in the Corsair next and then we’ll be doing a complete video on that installation we’ll also be doing the decimal meter checks and everything on that video and then I’ll do a software video coming up next right after this one so stay tuned the next video will be how to operate the software add that sound like I added and then I’ll also go over just how you go out to your drive and change that text file to what file you want to play so if you’re using multiple systems I’ll show you how easy it is just to going it out so folks I hope you liked that video hope it was informative hope it gave you a sense of how this file module actually works and I hope it gets you to go buy one because it’s really cool it’s gonna get a lot of head turns at the field and besides that it’s kind of sound really good going by seeing some of the videos on YouTube already if people put them in the airplanes and it’s really difficult to be able to get that sound across through YouTube but I’m gonna try my best we’re actually going to use some stereo mics and that kind of thing to pick up the flight footage and try to get you the best audio that we can out of it we’ll also be taking everything with decibel meters in the flight and the install and everything too so please rate subscribe please stay tuned for the next videos coming up on whirlybird video we appreciate your support please like us on Facebook and Twitter and go to our website check it out subscribe to our YouTube channel we definitely need lots of help to get more subscribers so that we can push the limits of getting pageviews up so that I can show suppliers like model sounds inks which is good enough to donate this product to word of our video to do this review so we really appreciate that model sound Zink talked with David there he’s a great guy so if you have any questions he definitely spot-on on the answering and stands behind the product one percent so it’s good to see people that do that still in this climate of economics that we have right now at the moment so again thanks for watching stay tuned see ya you