romaurie
I keep getting prompted to check out the Turnigy 9ch TX Rx.Does anyone have information on this system?
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Airforce101
got a link to the specific radio? Turnigy have more than 1 if I recall correctly, the 9X and the 9XR for instance. Both are discussed at length on rcgroups by the way, so have a look there is my advise.

(I have a 9XR with FrSky as a 1st ever radio and am very happy with it, but have no experience with other radios so I cannot compare it to anything else on the market)
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Steve48
I have a regular Turnigy 9x v2 and my son-in-law has the 9xr. We both did a flash upgrade to the OpenTX firmware. My 9x was just fine in stock config, but we both like OpenTX better because we can map any channel to any stick axis. I also did the antenna mod so I could use the Orange DSM2/DSMX module. If you can scratch build a plane, you can probably do the transmitter mods. Doing it again, I would choose the 9xr. It is a little heavier, but no soldering and cutting are required to upgrade to OpenTX. BTW, I am 65 and just getting back into the hobby after 40 yrs away.
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ASD
yeah what Steve said. I agree totally. I have the 9x with the smartie card installed. no soldering from parkeflyer.com I LOVE IT
Cuz tooling around is just not my style of flying. Full stick and full travel control surfaces.

http://www.youtube.com/user/DollarTreeFlyer/videos
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phoenix_md
Yep I too have the 9x and love it. Modified slowly over time:
1. Installed a back light
2. Added the smartieparts board
3. Flashed it to the ER9x software
4. Installed a custom startup logo
5. Changed to a LiFe battery
6. Removed the antenna and installed the FrSky DJT module.
Over time I have probably spent around $150 bucks but it is a really rock solid radio that I can use every day and not worry about damaging.
I know how it works inside and out and I know I can trust it.
The only other radio on the market that I would be interested in is the FrSky Taranis and only cause it has more channels, voice alerts and those flappy paddle things.


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Jaxxxx
I love my 9x as well. It is the only transmitter I have any experience with, but it has a great reputation. There is a lot of information about the transmitter on YouTube (to include how to modify it). I have not modified mine yet, but I plan to start soon. Here is a part 1 of a great review series on this transmitter:


This link will give you an idea of some of the mods that can be done: http://flitetest.com/articles/turnigy-9x-replacement-six-mods
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MacLarry
I'm another satisfied Turnigy 9x user. I've had mine for about 8 trouble-free months. I got it because it's cheap and popular. You get Turnigy equipment from Hobby King, a Chinese online vendor. It comes with a 9 channel receiver that's also cheap (you'll buy more receivers as you build more planes). There are a few transmitters you can buy that are less expensive, but, in my judgement, not as good. The 9x gives a lot of "bang for the buck". An attractive feature of the 9x is that the firmware can be upgraded to a level exceeding that of some of the most capable and expensive transmitters. The most popular firmware upgrades are "Er9x" and "OpenTx", which have already been mentioned. Both are free, non-commercial, open source efforts maintained by some intelligent and devoted hobbyists from around the world.
The stock 9x documentation is a translated PDF file you can download online and is not very useful for learning how to use the transmitter. You'll be able to gather enough information from You Tube videos to figure out how to set up the 9x. The docs for the upgraded firmware versions are much better.
I recommend the Turnigy 9x and the newest, 9xR transmitters.
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rodrigo
a little introduction... 9x family are a sucesfull low cost radio with hardware capable of make lot more thing than the designers though, and some guys with software knowledge make a powerfull software fir the original radio... this is why this tx are loved...
anyway lot of brand for the same tx, but the 9xr has all the upgrades included... is comparable more expensive than turnigy 9x or flysky T9x but has this advantage



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I know how it works inside and out and I know I can trust it.
The only other radio on the market that I would be interested in is the FrSky Taranis and only cause it has more channels, voice alerts and those flappy paddle things.

Sent from my GT-I9500


and this is the best you can buy not only than phoenix said, lot more thing better hardware ( gimbals , 3 position switch; lateral sliders), better built quality, better transmition protocol, telemetry out of the box, better screen(bigger); model match and lot more things...

find the rcmodelreview and you find why are those diferences....

Im on the waiting list to update from my futaba 9c system
good luck!

tx Futaba 9CAP & 8U
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romaurie
Thankyou all very much for your comments.
romaurie
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