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).
They usually get a shipment in every so often. The only thing you can do is put your email in the stock arrival alert box and wait. I did it like 10 times so that when I got the emails it got my attention. Also you must jump on them right when they come in stock. Also they usually won't tell you when they will get in a shipment. You must just find the pattern.
I don't see why you would not be able to use the 4x with the 9x. Personally I own a 9x but am not as familiar with the 4x. The 9x transmitter has a standard headphone jack and a standard male to male headphone jack cable should work as long as the 4xhas the same style of plug. For me this method has been sufficient
I'm new to all this (RC), and looking for my first transmitter for my first quad. What's the difference between a mode 2 and a mode 1 version of the 9x? Is one mode preferred over the other* especially for a newbie's first quad (waiting for KK2.0 flight control board to be in stock)? I noticed the mode 1 and 2 versions are both available from HK's International Warehouse (w/ extra shipping costs of course). Thanks for your help.
Hey RedBlades, and welcome to the hobby. :D The main difference between Mode 1 and Mode 2, is the placement of the throttle and elevator controls. On a Mode 2 transmitter (which is pretty much the default mode used by everyone in the United States) has the throttle/rudder on the left stick, and elevator/aileron on the right stick. Mode 1 has the throttle/aileron on the right stick, and elevator/rudder on the left stick. Which one you go with is entirely up to you, but if you live in the States, Mode 2 is pretty much all you're going to see being used. :D
It happens some times, specially when you change the MODE on your radio, so stay with the same mode so far. Try turning off and on again, starting with the radio then the KKBoard, should work. Tell us how it goes.
Kelvin this transmitter is very popular. So you can put your Email address in the "STOCK ARRIVAL ALERT" and hope you get back fast enough to get one, when they come in. Or you can do what I did and pay the extra postage and buy from the International Warehouse. Overall you are still saving on this great Transmitter and Rx system.
Getting our 9x was not easy either but this is definitely worth some waiting for. We have a few models on one of them flying fast jets to slower but more sensitive 3d planes and overall we have had no problems and upgraded with a blue backlight.
Luis come over to the Members Forum (Blue tab at top of Page). Start a topic and have a chat. You are not the first to do this. So we need to pull the Transmitter apart and have a look on what is burnt out. I am sure some one will help!
Hey Luis, unfortunately, you more than likely cooked the voltage regulators, and possibly a small SMD capacitor as well. There's a great article on RCGroups that covers how to make this repair (just google "turnigy 9x reverse polarity" and it'll be the first link.) The repair itself is going to require a decent fine tipped soldering iron and a steady hand. If you have no prior experience soldering, then I'd recommend asking someone who can, or find some old discarded electronics to practice on first. Best of luck, be sure to come back and let us know how it turns out. :D
Hi, I am having difculties to stabiliz my tricop, I seen some post that explain about the P/I Gain Limit, Stick Scalling and so on...I am playing with it, and seems to work... BUT One thing I cant get to Ceros (0) are the lectures on the Receiver Test from KK2, I try the subtrims, and Trims, from the firmware, and the fisicals black bottons. But still falling to get it to Cero reading. My radio is Tgy-9X. Can anybody point me in the Right Directions. BTW Hi to IBeHoey Those, brushless (D2830-11 1000kv Brushless Motor)are awsome. Hi to Crono1124 as well.
Hey Jorge! Glad to hear you got the tri in the air! :D As for your issue, I'd recommend re-calibrating the sticks on your 9X. It's kind of confusing to do at first but try and follow along. (I copied these steps from a forum post)
- Push and hold the right stick horizontal (lower) trim tab to the left, and the left stick vertical (side)
trim tab up.
- While holding, turn the TX power switch on.
- You will get a screen that shows the version number of the firmware, with four zeroes (0000) at the
top of the screen.
- Center both sticks in their range in all axis, and press the menu button until it beeps and release. The
screen number will change to 0001.
- Move the right stick to the upper right corner, and press menu, and you should get a beep, and the
number on the screen will change to 0002.
- Put the right stick in the lower left corner, and press menu, and get a beep, and the number will
change to 0003.
- Release the right stick, and put the left stick in the upper right corner, and press menu until the
number changes to 0004.
- Put the left stick in the lower left corner, and press menu again until the number changes to 0005.
- Center both sticks, and press menu until you hear a beep.
- Press Exit.
Once you do that, ensure that your subtrims/trim are zeroed out on the transmitter. Power everything up and try the receiver test again. If they're still not zeroed. you should now be able to use the subtrims to zero them out. When you get your tri flying right, be sure to post a video. :D
Hi, IBeHoey. Thankz again for this turorial, Im about to do doit, and Ill let you know how it goes, and for sure I will post the video. I was not sure if I was allow to ppost videos in the forum, but I can see that it is allowed. So either flys or not, I will post a video later on, so you can see whats going on.So Il come back soon with more news. Thanz again, your the best.
Hi, IBeHoey. Thankz again I already did the stick calibration, very nice , ceros on the KK2.0. BUT not really yet a nice and smooth hovering. Anyway, I am about to upload a video with some of my numbers and the tricop trying to fly, I hope You could detect whats wrong on my settings. Now btw How does self-leveling works, cz after turning it on on the radio, seems like noting happens, the tricop should self-lebel, but not, is it something else I should do to turn on the feature, after the righ-up side switch on the radio.
Can't order it - but I just got this email-
You have added Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware) to your watch list in www.hobbyking.com and this is an email to let you know that we have received a shipment just now!
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Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware)
It stinks, I know, ran into a similar problem when I first ordered mine. These are very popular, and awesome transmitters so they sell out very fast. If you don't react right away upon receiving their email, and sometimes even when you do, they'll sell out. Along with having it on your wish list, it's also a good idea to put your email in the "Stock Arrival Alert" and be prepared to order right away when you receive your alert. Good luck and keep trying, when you finally get one of your own, you'll see why they're so popular. :D
Hey Robert, it'll depend on what model receivers you have. From what I recall, there are only 3 model receivers sold here that'll bind with the 9X. You have the 3 channel HK-GT2_RX, the 6 channel HK-T6A-V2 (my personal favorite), and the 8 channel Turnigy RX-9X8Cv2 which comes bundled with the Tx. I was unaware that HK even had a 4 channel receiver. As a rule of thumb, because there are also a few FlySky receivers that'll work as well, if it has the red tubed antenna on it, there's a good chance it'll work. :D
Hey Ral, I imagine it's done the same way that the solderless smartieparts programmer works. All of the pins needed for reflashing are broke out on the board with little solder pads. Just press the programmer against those pads and viola! The V2 version of the stock firmware is an improvement over the V1 firmware but it still has nothing on the ER9X firmware that can be flashed. I could write a term paper just on its awesomeness. :D
Where does everyone position the antenna? I lost an Ultra Sport .60 flying with this radio, ALMOST lost an Ugly Stik. In both cases I was using the receiver that came with the radio and just taped the antenna along the inside of the fuselage. Looked like the aircraft encountered a "dead zone" or had a brown-out. The Ugly Stik wouldn't respond for a few seconds, then re-established signal. Ultra Sport was coming out of a Split-S and just kept going straight down and full throttle.
Both cases was about 1000 ft. away as krashNburn mentioned.
I've since changed the radio in the Stik to Futaba Fasst (dual antennae) and built another Ultra Sport - Futaba in that one as well. NO glitches whatsoever.
I'm still using the 9X, but for short-range flying only. Would the range be better if I just poked a hole in the bottom of the fuaelage and dangled it out in the breeze???
In my quads and tricopter antenna is pointing up to the sky. In one of my jets it is dangling outside of the canopy. I almost lost a F9F panther when I encountered a deadzone at less than 500 feet and maybe 60ft altitude. Luckily the 9x does recover quickly and I managed to get it back in one piece.
I am buying the frsky diy kit on my next order!!
Look at product id: DIYmoudleV8HT or FRTEL. A lot of pilots say frsky is very good and some say its better than futaba fasst system. Bruce from *RCmodelreviews video shows you how to install in the 9x to make it more robust with the FrSky ACCST system.
I agree with Krash, the FrSky conversion is almost a must do for this transmitter. I have two of these transmitters, one with the FrSky module, one without. I have always thought the stock setup was sufficient enough for smaller models and I have even used it on my Quad and Tricopter for the better part of a year without any issues (this includes taking my quad up so high all I could make out was a small X in the sky). The only reason I initially did the FrSky conversion was for the telemetry features. However, this past weekend, I maidened a new FT Baby Blended and experienced my first brownout/dead zone with this transmitter. Luckily, nothing was damaged. I believe I pulled off one of the most graceful tree landings ever. It has made me second guess the stock setup though as I was flying well within range when this occurred. So yeah, after this, I'm going to convert this one over as well. :D
This is a great radio but please make sure you perform a range test before going out too far like I did. Have been using this 9x radio for a while now but haven't been able to see how far I can take it. So I took it out for a range test with Fatshark FPV and I lost the 9x radio signal at about 1000 feet and my tricopter became dead weight. Fortunately I was low to the ground when I made that 180 degree turn and no damage to my baby! *Check out my video youtu.be/YjjTjB5Maqs
Just a thought, most of the time you were below tree top height the tree's being obviously attached to the ground would have extended the ground or shielding to a higher level, maybe at a higher altitude than tree top level you would not have any ground interference and may have got further range, I have a very basic radio as well as this 9x and I have never tried the range as you did, but I can fly the planes further than I can see them, I estimate about 400meters and I can no longer see them, I fly on average 50-150meters high, but I've never lost signal, some people are claiming 2 kilometers for these radio's!, ...Just thinking, have you tried it away from ground clutter??
Yes scary stuff, how could you attach a parachute to open on loss of signal?...maybe better if you don't find out the range!.. here's another thought! what if you tested the range VERTICALLY, when you loose range it will fall down and hopefully back into range, maybe better to try this with a fixed wing, easier to recover if it's upside down than a copter upside down, I used to fly simple 2channel helicopters that had a range of about 100 meters I would send them up as far as they would go till they went out of range, when they fell back I always recovered signal before they hit the ground , but I don't know if a quad will fall straight down? interesting problem
Only one way to find out right?? LOL
good idea going vertical. I thought about findind a tall parking garage, go on the top level, then see how far i can go line of sight by walking or driving away...Maybe that'll work?
Hey Krash, nice video. I really think this is the summer that I finally get in to FPV. Looks like soo much fun. I need to go back and retest this but awhile back I was trying to devise a fail-safe setup for a newly built Quad and this radio (stock at the time). As you probably already know, this tx/rx setup does not have fail-safe. I found this out the hard way while I was testing it out. I loss signal, and the Quad kept on flying. Had it not been for a tree branch, no telling where, or when it would have landed. Like I said, I really need to retest this, but I'm fairly certain that when the signal is loss, the receiver will just hold the last received value. I bring this up because in your video, after you lose signal, your tri just dropped instead of just floating along. Are you running a Multiwii board?
Thanks! Am using kk2 v1.5 board. The rx on board is the stock 9x 8-ch. I don't think it has fail safe but good point. I probably need to check it. I got lucky this time I guess. There is a board out there (ardu pilot) with RTH capability if Rx loses signal. Or pay $400 for na za flight control. I m intimidated w multiwii stuff. My 328p n Gps is collecting dust. I just want PNP so I can fly more :)
Heh yeah, I never realized the importance of having fail safe until I had that runaway Quad. Scary stuff. I brought up Multiwii because as of the latest release, version 2.2, the failsafe actually works now with these receivers. Before, Multiwii would just monitor the throttle PWM signal, and if it were to drop below 985, it would then trigger the failsafe. Since these receivers just retain the last value received, it would never trigger. Those ardupiot APM boards are nice, really nice. Over the past year I have tried many different flavors of firmware but I always find myself going back to Multiwii. I agree, it can be very intimidating at first, so many things to configure and setup, but once you get the hang of it, it'll pay dividends in both performance and for your wallet. Those features you seek with the more expensive hardware (RTH, autoland, and even GPS waypoints are on the way) can all be done with Multiwii. So I say dust off your 328, load up v2.2 and give it another go. As of 2.2, the default values are usually enough to get your craft up in the air and flying. After that, the little tweaking you'll need to do is just setting it up to your desired flying style. Of course, if you need any advice or help, feel free to ask. :D
cant wait to try this radio out if it ever gets to the us wherehouse i have heard good and bad but want to try it out for myself i like hobbyking products have several servos and want to try out other items thanks keith
Clayton you only use channel 1 to 4. You must have a flight controller board (FCB). Like the KK2.0. Channel 1 goes to Ail on the FCB, channel 2 goes to Ele on FCB, channel 3 goes to tho on FCB and Channel 4 goes to Rub on FCB. You set the transmitter to plane mode too.
Aelse so you have your first RC SYSTEM. (So you were asking for some one else)? You can fly quad or Tri on both. But if you are buying this is the better for Multi-Rotors. So why can you still not reply. So 14 day after first buy you can ask Live Cs why you are not Gold.
Oliver I have mine Turnigy9XV2 for a while and I have had nil need for the additional backlight. I think if it really needed it, HK would put it in before sale. Maybe the first Turnigy9XV2's need it but mine is good.
Aelse it does depend what you are doing. If money is not an option then you would not be here. So I think the HK 6 channel is a better first RC System. Also when you need to upgrade to this, the receivers are compatible. Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2) (SKU: HK-T6A-M2). I used one of them for 2 years before I upgrade to the Turnigy9XV2. I still use my HK as a backup. Also soon the 9XR must come with a module and that will be a great buy.
I fire up again today, NO PROPS ON, but still one of the front mottors not responding propperlly, how do I know if the ESC are working propperlly, I didnt program them , I bought the Turnigy Mity Program card but Im not sure if it works with it, Now if is absolutelly necessary that POrogramming, should O do it individually , like one by one...? Any help pleas?
Jorge. How long ago did you buy. This would be much easier if you could reply. You may be able to reply 14 days after you buy. (Gold User). (Ask live CS). So to test an ESC you unplug your receiver, ESC and battery and motor from your Quad. You now plug the servo like plug, on the ESC, into your receiver (Channel 3). Then plug the ESC back into the motor. So you are ready to test. Last thing make sure your prop is off and throttle is a Zero. (Your ESC needs a uBec built in or you will need a receiver battery pack).
Don't let the low price fool you! This is a quality transmitter! It needs a few tweak to make it awesome though. I modified mine with a rechargable hobbyking LiFe tx battery pack, backlight display, firmware upgrade to er9x, and a FrSky DIY Transmitter module. Takes about a day to modify it, but you will certainly get your moneys worth and then some.
Best valued transmitter on the market. I already have 3 of these, and many friends happy with theirs after I recomended as well. I bought this one to try out the ER9X firmware conversion.
I've never had a glitch nor a failure. Order the Turnigy TRX 2.55 3s and you will fly for months without a recharge. I also add the backlight to all of mine. My favorite color is the green, it stands out the most.