Joe Nall Product Feature: Hitec Aurora 9X

Available in July: 9-channel 2.4GHz aircraft computer radio.


Evolutionary Genius

From Hitec:

Since its introduction in 2009, Hitec's Aurora 9 has impressed countless pilots with its many unique and innovative features. That trend continues with our updated and upgraded Aurora 9X. Our first triple protocol 2.4GHz radio, the Aurora 9X, allows you to select from Hitec's Generation 1 and 2 AFHSS or the industry-standard Secure Link Technology. The Aurora 9X is pure evolutionary genius, featuring dual processors, a low latency signal, ultra-smooth 4096 resolution, new dynamically assignable switches and more than 30 additional programming enhancements. Combining these advancements with quad ball bearing gimbals, an extensive telemetry monitoring system and a responsive touch screen interface, the new Aurora 9X will inspire and impress discriminating sport fliers and pro pilots alike.

Basic Features

  • Built in AFHSS 2.4GHz / SLT Module (Single / Bi-Directional Selectable)
  • 4096 Resolution
  • Improved Latency (Dual Processor 7ms Frame Rate)
  • Vibration Mode
  • Included Touch Screen Stylus
  • Easy-To-Read, Easily Accessible 5.1-inch Wide Backlit LCD Touch Screen (320 x 80 Pixels)
  • Customizable Menu
  • One-Stop Model Type Setting
  • 3 Multi-Tasking Digital Trims
  • Fully Assignable Control Switches, Knobs, Sticks and Digital Trims
  • Ultra-Smooth Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals
  • Full-Size Comfortable Hand Grips (Top Quality Elastomer)
  • Selectable 4 Different Control Stick Modes, Plus 2 Additional Manual Modes (Software)
  • Easy Gimbal Mode Change and Tension Adjustment (Hardware)
  • Power Management System (Adjustable Backlight & Auto Shut-off Time)
  • Digital Trim Nano-Adjuster (200 Adjustable Trim Steps)

2.4GHz Transmitter with 6-Channel Receiver Transmitter, Maxima 6 Receiver, Rechargeable Transmitter Battery and AC Charger Stock # 192240

2.4GHz Transmitter with 9-Channel Receiver Transmitter, Maxima 9 Receiver, Rechargeable Transmitter Battery and AC Charger Stock # 192245

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May 23, 2013, 03:59 PM
Registered User
Is this an ad or what?
May 23, 2013, 06:07 PM
Registered User
Just missing the most important piece of information - WHEN CAN I GET MY HANDS ON ONE!
May 23, 2013, 10:06 PM
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BIG LACY's Avatar
Can it do anything my present Aurora 9 does't do???BL
May 24, 2013, 06:56 AM
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Vik_'s Avatar
Hitec why only 9ch still?
On larger planes you need more than 9ch quite often
May 24, 2013, 07:26 AM
Registered User

Hitec Aurora 9X

Old news, the new 9X is still scheduled to leave factory mid June 2013.
Refer to exisiting extensive thread, this forum, with much more detail and photos:
. New Radios Hitec Aurora 9X
as well as the
. All relevant A9X Q&A on all forums todate

ex Hitec USA Support Forum Sticky:
Aurora 9, AFHSS 2.4Ghz Module, Transceivers_Receivers & Telemetry
- FAQ, Setups & Tips

Alan T.
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links
May 24, 2013, 09:13 AM
Software always has bugs
Sweet, but does it support DSM/DSMX? Any module available, or we have to hack it again?
May 24, 2013, 10:26 AM
Team Twisted!
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Originally Posted by MTDV
Sweet, but does it support DSM/DSMX? Any module available, or we have to hack it again?
No module, no DSM/DSMX.

It does have a SLT Module built in so you can "BNF" with a lot of TX-R planes and any other company that uses SLT protocol.
May 25, 2013, 12:36 AM
sir kind bill
9 channels not good where are the 12 channels and 14 and what about 18 channels like spectrum and Frsky Taranis or even Futaba .
May 29, 2013, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kindbill
9 channels not good where are the 12 channels and 14 and what about 18 channels like spectrum and Frsky Taranis or even Futaba .
9 channels is good for encomny who pilots afford money. I have Aurora 9 and love it. I like 12 or 18 channels if I have money afford.
May 29, 2013, 10:04 AM
12th Pursuit Squadron
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These days with digital systems the number of channels has no direct cost connection, it is basically a software decision. However, adding channels may require HiTec to re-engineer their transmission protocol...

There is a fine 16 channel system coming to market soon for a very reasonable price, and normal radios from other major manufacuturers include up to 14 channels even though the model may be called 8.

It is possible, however unlikely that HiTec will come out with a software update for the 9x that will give it more channels.

May 29, 2013, 10:08 AM
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stressball's Avatar
The price is what does it for me. If it's considerably cheaper than a 14SG, I will go for the Hitec. I don't think I will ever need more than 9 channels.

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