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Old 10-01-2012, 04:11 AM   #1
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Default Turnigy 9x now barebones without module

I just noticed that Hobby King are now selling the 9x (Turnigy label) without module and ready to take whatever you decide (JR format of course) ... this gets rid of that silly antena cable they had.

This is a good move IMHO as now you can just buy without factory module and fit the FrSky system straight of.

As I'm looking for another radio - I may just add another 9x to my collection ! At $49.99 it's a lot of radio for small money.

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Last one I got was moduleless , but I wish I'd paid the extra few dollars to get the module after all.
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For an extra $4 you get a 8ch receiver and a Flysky module. It's a pain to move the antenna to the module but you could always just sell the receiver and module and get more than the $4 back.

What I'm waiting for is the Frysky x12 due out "soon".

If I wanted to get another 9x I'd wait for the Turnigy 9XR. It has a programmer and backlight built in, an internal Spektrum module, better quality switches, and it takes still takes JR style modules. Supposed to be $50 and out any day. (Though I'm sure they will be perpetually back ordered in typical HK fashion.)

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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For an extra $4 you get a 8ch receiver and a Flysky module. It's a pain to move the antenna to the module but you could always just sell the receiver and module and get more than the $4 back.

What I'm waiting for is the Frysky x12 due out "soon".

If I wanted to get another 9x I'd wait for the Turnigy 9XR. It has a programmer and backlight built in, an internal Spektrum module, better quality switches, and it takes still takes JR style modules. Supposed to be $50 and out any day. (Though I'm sure they will be perpetually back ordered in typical HK fashion.)
I have a FlySky module and 2 Rx's ... 'cause I changed to FrSky module / Rx ... many people as I see it end up swapping out the FS module and installing the FrSky.

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I did a similar thing. I installed an internal Spektrum module and use Frsky in the module bay on my 9x. Frsky w/telemetry is an excellent system from a price/performance stand point. Combined with the 9x and open source firmware it gives me everything I could want.

However, I moved the antenna to the Flysky module to try out the Flysky receivers and they are actually pretty good. I tested the range on the ground and in the air and couldn't fly it out of range. I think it might be an good system for park flyers and such. The 6 ch receivers are pretty small and inexpensive.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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As I don't need any more FS Modules / Rx's .... I clicked buy it for the barebones + FrSky module / Rx ....
This will be my 2nd 9x .. first is still in perfect working order.

What I find interesting is the Telemetry able Tx Module is cheaper than the non-Telemetry Tx Module by a wopping near $20 !
I have no need for Telemetry at moment - but for price - went for it. I know it will bind with all my other 8 and 7ch FrSky Rx's if needed - so no problem.

I read somewhere that some people had problems with the 7ch Rx ... I have those as well as the standard 8ch HV ... no problems at all ... and of course it's smaller and lighter.

I'm of on assignment next few days .. so by time I get home - Postman will have delivered ....

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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OK ... now I've got it and checked out ...

One point that I noted in HK reviews was a comment about raised plastic moulding on the pins to connect module. This is no problem for the FlySky module which is inset at that area - but the FrSky module is not.
Therefore the extra plastic has to be removed. I did it with a soldering iron ... others have dremeled it away.

Once done - the 9x is same as any other 9x ...

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I know this is a old thread but maybe somebody will answer. I see the same radio 9 X one mode 2 with no module 49.95. And one mode 1 with module 59.99 .
If I want module do I just get Mode 1 and change a setting on radio to Mode 2 ?
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You can convert it to mode 2, but have to take apart the radio to adjust the sticks. Best bet is to get a 9xr, and install Frsky module.
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On some radios changing from mode 1 to mode 2, just envolves moving the elevator centering spring from one side to the other.
But I have not gotten my hands on a 9x radio to see.

I am considering getting a 9x and moving every thing to a contest level single stick transmitter I used to use. I don't see anyone using SS any more, so I might do it just to mess with my friends heads.

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Oh I thought it might be as simple as setting the program or something. Guess I'll think about the Frsky module then. Where do I find that?

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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...o_Module_.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...tter_Pack.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...8FR_II_RX.html

That is everything you need, the 9xr is a bit nicer than the 9x, including the fact you can shut off the beeping and a nice backlight setup. It is, however, as difficult, but completely different, to get used to as the 9x, and isn't as user friendly as other brands.

As for programming to mode 2 from mode 1, it is as easy as changing a setting, but I doubt you would enjoy elevator on a non-spring/non-centering setup, and a sprung throttle that always would default to 50% throttle. It wouldn't be "impossible" to fly like that, but why would you want to.
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Or should I get the 9XR Mode 2 when available ?
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Sorry did not see reply. was refreshing.

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It's all good. You could do this too, I order from the Global Warehouse btw: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Firmware_.html

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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Firmware_.html

and get the same module I mentioned for the 9xr
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This is in stock at US Warehouse:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

It comes with HK's own module, whatever they are called, and you can get receivers for them. I have used the 9x for some time and have never had issues with range. Frsky would be better likely. Even with the module one, you can always just unplug and rip it out. It would destroy the antenna, but a Frsky one uses an antenna out the back anyway.
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OK, thanks for the help. Thats what I will do.
Its a lot of radio for the money.
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9XR I mean with the Frsky.

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Both the 9x and 9xr are decent. Solentlife swears by the Frsky, from what I know. I was going to get the Spektrum stuff, but for 300 buckaroos, no way, escpecially when you can get modules for Spektrum receivers, or if micro planes, like Parkzone, tear out the original esc/receiver and use this (I did this because the Spektrum module wasn't in stock): http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._one_5ch_.html

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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...R_Module_.html

Just to give you an idea, you can get anything for the 9x or 9xr, essentially turning it into anything you want.
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Or should I get the 9XR Mode 2 when available ?
9x and 9xr can be either mode by just changing over springs on sticks + program step. Easy.....

The module-less and with module versions are available in BOTH modes anyway.

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