With v2 firmware update, correcting many flaws of the previous 9X, plus inbuilt 2.4Ghz (no daggy second antenna) this is a quality, reliable 2.4Ghz system suitable for beginners and pro pilots alike. Get that locked-in feeling that only 2.4Ghz glitch free technology can provide. Ultra fast reaction times and interference free control of your model is only achievable with this 2.4Ghz technology.
Without a doubt, the best value 9Ch system available!
Number of Channnel: 8ch ppm/9ch pcm Display: 128*64LCD Support Type: Heli/Acro/Glid Support user: 8 Stick model: 4 Encoder type: ppm/pcm Subtrim: Yes Simulator Interface: Yes Buzzer: Yes Low Voltage Show: Yes
Important. The TURNIGY 9X has been reflashed with the new v2 firmware, fixing previous menu and mixing issues. This firmware flash is only available from our TURNIGY 9X system as we flash each unit in our office before it is shipped. Purchases of any other rebranded version of the TURNIGY 9X will not have the latest firmware and patches(even the OEM factory does not have these updates).
NOTE: "SWITCH ERROR" means you have one of the switches in the wrong position when you turn the radio on. It is not a fault.
Is it true that this radio can't do PCM with its current receiver and I should buy another module like Frsky DJT to have PCM? As qouted on RCmodelreviews forums, "The PCM setting is a legacy from the fact that this was initially a 35MHz/72MHz radio that also came with a PCM receiver. When using 2.4GHz PCM won't work (as you've discovered)."
That's right - stock receiver is PPM. I'm not sure that this radio can transmit PCM signal (there's a PPM-option in menu but since I don't have PPM receiver I can't confirm that it works). In theory you can use stock transmitter to send PPM signal, but you definitely need different receiver - PPM receiver.
There's a setting in the menu for PCM or PPM. With the 2.4GHz module that comes stock, I don't believe it'll transmit PCM. A lot of modern systems run PPM, however, and this radio makes it very easy to connect a UHF or 2.4 GHz system for longer range setups. I connected a Dragonlink and Quanum Headtracker to mine and it went together quickly and easily, as well as being inexpensive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zshvRs-Aw6Q
I bought this to supersede the HK-T4A transmitter. It comes as a bare transmitter - no batteries, no charger, no instruction manual, and no module (not even 72MHz). This is all OK, as I only use Lipo batteries, hate the cheap transmitter chargers, and ordered an Assan 2.4GHz JR-type module along with the order. Hobby King were up-front with all of this from the start, except the lack of a manual. The manual is available online, as the IMax 9, and the lack of a manual saved me further shipping dollars - a big factor in ordering something cheap.
The good news, it's not a cheap-feeling radio. The gymbals are really smooth, almost to the same standard as my Futaba 9C. Even the throttle ratchet is quite smooth, which is essential for heli flying. The case is plastic, but it feels nice in my hands.
Control with the Assan module was absolutely locked in. The availability of exponential restored my Shocky back to the smooth flying wonder I had originally built (with the HK-T4A I could not get it to fly smooth - I've become addicted to expo). The precision was also really noticable as I fed in gentle "tickles" on the sticks. Outstanding!
The misses (deduct one star): IF YOU USE EXPO YOU CANNOT USE DUAL RATES!!!! Even 1pcnt of expo disengages any dual-rate settings, even though the rate settings are still there on the screen. I was initially really disappointed about this, until I realised that I hardly ever use dual rates. If you depend on dual rates, this is a FATAL
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21 thumbs up!
This 9 Channel Transmitter is excellent, I am using this unit with the FRFRY 2.4Ghz module (JR compatible) and it work smoothly, I prefer the FRFRY over the Corona because the FRFRY is a TRUE Frequency Hopping system (very much like the FUTABA FAST) and is smoother on the servos, Also tested the Dual Rate and Expo and contrary to some reviews in my case work perfectly, remember to channel one at the time (expo or dual rate) and get out of the me
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12 thumbs up!
The transmitter is super. He works with Graupner / IR modules 35MHz/40MHz and Corona / TGY 2.4 GHz einwandfrei.I 've seen here Manual? http://www.skyrc.us/pdf/imax9x.pdf
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4 thumbs up!
Today I received my Turnigy 2.4 G & Assan module, really very nice & good quality, I binded the two receivers to the module following the Assan instructions, it was very easy, excellent sistem at a very good price, thanks HK