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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Turnigy 9X vs. 9XR

Hi everyone,
I didn't see this thread anywhere, so I thought I should start it. Does anyone have any opinion as to which is the best?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:24 AM
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I'm curious about this, too. You'd think more people would chime in.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:13 AM
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I think this would only apply to people that have both. I only have the 9xr, I can tell you that I like it.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:46 AM
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I have both. You won't go wrong with either. Both are very good buys in comparison to the price.

The 9xr is prettier, has a nice backlit screen and a programmer installed to start off.
The first batch had problems with sticking buttons and hair line cracks in the plastic. Those problems are probably solved, according to newer buyers.
The ergonomics are, let's call it unique. The throttle and trainer switches are hard to reach. The menu buttons are annoying since they are made out of rubber. The radio has a built in antenna, which I will probably never use since the only module they have promised to supply will use DSM2/DSMX.
If I were to buy a new radio and had no plan to ever modify it, I would buy this one again.

The 9x has a lot more room within to install modifications and has the same ergonomics as most other radios. All buttons click.
On the down side the 9x often has quality problems with solder joints and buttons failing. The Turnigy 9x might be had with a transmitter module and a receiver for roughly the same as the empty 9xr. But I strongly advise against the default radio system, based on my own negative experience.
If I were to buy a new radio and was interested in and capable at installing mods like sound, two TX modules etc. I would get this one.

The cases of both feel pretty solid.The gimbals of both are equaly not good at all. The switches feel the same.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Thanks for the feedback on those. What sort of bad experiences did you have with the 9x?

I had a 9x a while back that I used solely for flying v911 helis. Kinda regret getting rid of that stuff and was thinking of getting another or getting a 9xr w/ flysky module. Basically all I'd use it for is flying v911's and v929's.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Hi everyone,

I'm would be with the new!

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Hi everyone,
I didn't see this thread anywhere, so I thought I should start it. Does anyone have any opinion as to which is the best?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:47 PM
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Thanks for the feedback on those. What sort of bad experiences did you have with the 9x?

I had a 9x a while back that I used solely for flying v911 helis. Kinda regret getting rid of that stuff and was thinking of getting another or getting a 9xr w/ flysky module. Basically all I'd use it for is flying v911's and v929's.
I lost control over several planes when I used FlySky. I either crashed them or planted them firmly in trees. Losing control did not at all feel like when you loose control with an analog system and servos start to jitter. It was more like a sudden wind that all of a sudden turned the plane upside down or hard to the left etc. Unpredictable and very unpleasant.
I switched to FrSky and have never experienced anything like it. I love the FrSky system. It just works.
But for really close range stuff the FlySky system works OK. I have 911s and have never had any problems with those.
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my vote goes for this one

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 02:46 PM
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I just started looking for a radio in this category. Fly2High directed me to the FrSKy thread (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1637012). Depending on the price and initial reviews, I'll probably get one of these. They seem to have put a lot of thought into it and addressed a lot of concerns brought up in the community. I love a company that listens to its customers. Depending on your time frame, it might be worth waiting for one of these.
I know almost nothing specific about the two radios you mentioned. Because of that, I'd probably go with dvogonen's recommendation.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Dvogonen, Thanks... Which Radio?

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I have both. You won't go wrong with either. Both are very good buys in comparison to the price.

The 9xr is prettier, has a nice backlit screen and a programmer installed to start off.
The first batch had problems with sticking buttons and hair line cracks in the plastic. Those problems are probably solved, according to newer buyers.
The ergonomics are, let's call it unique. The throttle and trainer switches are hard to reach. The menu buttons are annoying since they are made out of rubber. The radio has a built in antenna, which I will probably never use since the only module they have promised to supply will use DSM2/DSMX.
If I were to buy a new radio and had no plan to ever modify it, I would buy this one again.

The 9x has a lot more room within to install modifications and has the same ergonomics as most other radios. All buttons click.
On the down side the 9x often has quality problems with solder joints and buttons failing. The Turnigy 9x might be had with a transmitter module and a receiver for roughly the same as the empty 9xr. But I strongly advise against the default radio system, based on my own negative experience.
If I were to buy a new radio and was interested in and capable at installing mods like sound, two TX modules etc. I would get this one.

The cases of both feel pretty solid.The gimbals of both are equaly not good at all. The switches feel the same.
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I just started looking for a radio in this category. Fly2High directed me to the FrSKy thread (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1637012). Depending on the price and initial reviews, I'll probably get one of these. They seem to have put a lot of thought into it and addressed a lot of concerns brought up in the community. I love a company that listens to its customers. Depending on your time frame, it might be worth waiting for one of these.
I know almost nothing specific about the two radios you mentioned. Because of that, I'd probably go with dvogonen's recommendation.


Dvogonen, Thanks for the write up, you put a lot of time and thought into it, except for one thing, (and not trying to be a smart *ss, (well maybe just a little)), Which radio are you recommending, the 9X or the 9XR?

Thanks, Iz/Steve
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:11 AM
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Dvogonen, Thanks for the write up, you put a lot of time and thought into it, except for one thing, (and not trying to be a smart *ss, (well maybe just a little)), Which radio are you recommending, the 9X or the 9XR?

Thanks, Iz/Steve
He recommended the 9XR......
If you are into modding the insides......he recommended the 9X.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:04 PM
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I have both, really wanted to like the 9xr, but I have a common problem where the sticks won't center. I get -14 on one side and 7 on the other. This is not usable. So it was a waste of time and money. They used cheaper materials on the 9xr than the 9x. Really screwed the pooch on the design. And because of the shape, you can't hold it in one hand and hand launch with the other. Designed by people? My foot! Designed by bean counters, more like it.
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 07:25 PM
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I lost control over several planes when I used FlySky. I either crashed them or planted them firmly in trees. Losing control did not at all feel like when you loose control with an analog system and servos start to jitter. It was more like a sudden wind that all of a sudden turned the plane upside down or hard to the left etc. Unpredictable and very unpleasant.
I switched to FrSky and have never experienced anything like it. I love the FrSky system. It just works.
But for really close range stuff the FlySky system works OK. I have 911s and have never had any problems with those.
Yep.. I know what you mean... Like this:
First major quadcopter crash - Footage from the ground (0 min 46 sec)
(from the ground)

and
First major crash of my Bumblebee Quadcopter (2 min 47 sec)
(From the air - Start 50 seconds from the end to avoid the boredom of grass..)

This was flown with an E-Flite LP5DSM with a no-name, el-cheapo amazon.com bought clone receiver.. I guess I know why they're like $7..

Good to hear FRSky will be best.. That's why I'm here reading!!

Thanks!
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:24 PM
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172,
Why would you fly that close to the high voltage lines?
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 10:28 PM
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I think this would only apply to people that have both. I only have the 9xr, I can tell you that I like it.
How about the 9xr?
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