New firmware update (Windows)

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You can find a video tutorial that walks through these steps here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_hXA8I2fiE

First, download the latest firmware here:

Latest firmware Download

You should find the downloaded .zip file in your Downloads folder:

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Right-click on the downloaded .zip file and choose "Extract All" from the menu.

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Click "Extract". Windows will unpack the .zip file and show the extracted files.

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Open the extracted "flysight-update-win" folder:

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Next, put your FlySight into update mode. With the FlySight unplugged from your computer and turned off, toggle the power switch quickly on-off-on-off-on-off (i.e., cycling the power three times).

Connect the FlySight to your computer using the supplied USB cable. The FlySight should not appear as a drive and the FlySight's light should be off. If the light comes on, it means the FlySight isn't in update mode, so you'll need to repeat the previous step.

If this is the first time you've updated your firmware, you will need to install the DFU driver as shown here:

Installing the DFU driver

There are two update scripts included in this package. For FlySights with a serial number between 98 and 497 (manufactured between 2010 and 2011), use update-1287. For all other units, use update-646. If you're not sure, it won't hurt to try one. If it fails, you can try the other one.

Double-click the appropriate update script in the extracted "flysight-update-win" folder If all goes well, you should see a window that looks like this:

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In particular, notice that the window indicates success in programming, reading and validating. If you see that, then the hard part is done. You've updated the firmware. Hit any key to close the command window.

Now you just need to copy a couple of files onto your FlySight. To do this, unplug your FlySight and then plug it back in. The FlySight should appear as a drive. Open the drive.

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If you want to keep your old "config.txt" file, copy or rename it.

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Go back to the extracted "flysight-update-win" folder. Copy the "audio" folder and "config.txt" file onto your FlySight.

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That's it. If you copied the new configuration file onto your FlySight, you may want to update the new configuration. Otherwise, your FlySight is now updated.