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Old Jan 09, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Hey jhsa:

KC & The Sunshine Band - Please don't go (hi quality sound) (3 min 44 sec)


(well the 'Please dont go' lines, not the I luv you, though Dave may have those sentiments )

In all seriousness your support and help is appreciated and the 9X and 9XR are very similar.

I did warn folk of single vendor forums such as turnigy9xr being of limited use when the vendor can moderate it to suit them.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:04 PM
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I've finally had a chance to go down to the post office and pick up my shiny new 9XR! It had been there almost a week...

It came nicely gift wrapped....


... from Anthony Hand himself. Aww 'aint that nice!


Underneath that brown paper revealed this box, with a couple of nice creases in the corner.


And this one too.


For reference, the screws are different lengths on the back, so here is a picture for anyone who mixes them up and forgets which goes where:


Power consumption wise, a quick measurement with my lab power supply, show this draws around ~110mA with the backlight on and ~40mA with it off. Brown out voltage is around 5.7v.

I'm going to do a full review later and compare it against the Hitec Aurora 9 and Futaba T8J. Why? Well this radio claims to compete against these sort of radios in this range.

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:09 PM
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So we can do the same 18650 or any other lithiuum 2 cell setup with the right connector
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:10 PM
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Turnigy 9XR Gimbal Quality

This is for all those who are doubting the quality of the precision made, much vaunted Turnigy 9XR control stick gimbals...
Turnigy 9XR -Standard Control Stick Gimbal Quality (1 min 0 sec)


Check out that quality! Phwarrrr

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:13 PM
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Needs a little oil?
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Needs a little oil?
Worse than that, the spring on the gimbal rubs and catches against the moving parts of the gimbal itself!

I'm actually pretty disappointed about this radio. I wasn't expecting first class quality, however to be honest, there isn't any quality.

I've filled 3 pages already of my log book of things I want to cover in a video review! The fit and finish can be described in one word - cheap. Or one phrase - built to a cost. Moulding imperfections everywhere, dodgy mechanicals, cheap connectors, weird pcb layout, etc, etc.

Even the menu cross buttons don't function properly.

However I will say, it does look better in the flesh than the photos.

Let's hope my second one arriving soon will be built a bit better...

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:24 PM
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How sad.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:56 PM
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How to remove stock antenna

If anyone is looking to remove the stock antenna to avoid interference with the antenna on their Module that has their own antenna (this includes any and all modules currently out there, as the one specifically made for the 9XR which makes use of the internal antenna has not yet been released), this is how.

Kudos to HK (or who ever actually did the design) for making this a very well engineered piece, as it is super simple to access and remove.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Or one phrase - built to a cost.
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Not true!!! There are MANY things that could have been better without a single cent of increased cost.

The one phrase that can sum it up is............"Incompetent Engineers" or lack of any engineers at all.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:25 PM
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To give this radio some credit, it makes me chuckle every time I pick up and play with it.

With my hands, it appears I can't use my right finger to turn the right hand knob without catching the 3 way switch.

Also the radio is pretty heavy, the moulding doesn't have much of a spark finish and so is slippery and the trims are a far away from each other. Hence when trying to change a trim with the other hand, its difficult to do without hurting your hand. I wonder how easy the trims are going to be to operate with gloves on. As they're fairly flat, wide and don't give a positive click I reckon they're going to be hard to find. A normal digital trim is small and pointy, so you can press down through the glove to find it. Do that on the 9XR and you'll activate the trim.

Its the first time I've played with the er9x firmware and honestly, I'm finding it a bit meh. Truth be told I do need to play with it more, but it isn't intuitive in use and I have no idea what some of the menu options are. I don't know if a beginner could master it as a first radio.

On the positive side, I like the power switch and it works well! Oh I like the blue line on the pot knobs.

I really, really want to like this radio - I honestly do. Especially as I know first hand how hard it is to develop a product and then release it. But it really isn't doing it for me. Tis a shame.

I'm going to play with it a bit more and hopefully get some flights in at the weekend to give it a fair chance. I'm really hoping it can start to redeem itself. I may get a few odd looks though when I'm standing there squeaking away though

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:33 PM
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Its the first time I've played with the er9x firmware and honestly, I'm finding it a bit meh. Truth be told I do need to play with it more, but it isn't intuitive in use and I have no idea what some of the menu options are. I don't know if a beginner could master it as a first radio.
Here's an overview I did of er9x mixing... my feeling is that once somebody gets how the mixing works, they'll enjoy er9x.

I like it (personal opinion!) coz all the functions (reversing, switches, throws) are all part of a single unified concept.

http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2012/...r-turnigy.html
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:38 PM
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not the I luv you, though Dave may have those sentiments
dont say that! my beloved s_mack may be listening and think you are serious!
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:57 PM
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Good God! The more this thread progresses the more I am glad I did not order one. I have 2 9x radios and maybe I should order a 3rd. What the heck is all that noise? My Flysky CT6B is quiet and smooth. I might pick up a used JR 9303. Good prices and HUGE screen.

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This is for all those who are doubting the quality of the precision made, much vaunted Turnigy 9XR control stick gimbals...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyUR09U09NY

Check out that quality! Phwarrrr

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 08:10 PM
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The more this thread progresses the more I am glad I did not order one.
Thanks - that may have allowed me to get one!

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 08:25 PM
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on all 3 of my flysky modules the female connector is flush or even slightly recessed. two are from hk 9x radios and the other is from a hobbypartz 9x. this might indicate your module is the fault. is it one of the aliexpress modules?

imo no matter what the damaged one can be fixed even if it takes a new connector, wire, and high strength epoxy.
I have just received my FlySky module from AliExpress.com and the internals look to be exactly the same as the 9X V2 module.

Unfortunately I don't have a radio I can test it on but I have seen enough to authorise the payment.

Darcy
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