The software for the 9XR first began development 6 years ago. Since then it has been tweaked, tuned, changed, updated and revamped by members of the R/C community into a powerful - yet easy to use interface. Our engineers designed the physical product around the R/C communities software changes and input. The culmination of all these is the Turnigy 9XR!
For many users this will be the perfect 9 channel radio straight out of the box, but there are many tinkerers out there who love modifying and pushing the boundaries of what is possible from their radio.We have factory fitted the 9XR with an AVR ISP header to simplify the development of custom software, we have launched turnigy9xr.com as the epicentre for software developers and additional community support for all 9XR users......With the 9XR we encourage it!
The 9XR is supplied preloaded with top quality software which is full of features and yet remains easy to use. Our aim was to develop a radio for you, the hobbyist,with an extensive list of standard features usually expected from a radio system 3 times the price. Our Turnigy 9XR is everything you imagined and more!
9XR Standard Features: • 8 Channel PPM/9 Channel PCM • Full Ball Bearing gimbals • Adjustable Stick Length • Digital Trims on all Primary Axis • 16 Model Memory • Assignable Switches • Freely Assignable Channel Mixes • Graphical Dual Rate and Exponential • Sub Trim and Travel Adjust • Flaps and Differential • Throttle Hold • Supports Heli/ Aero/ Glider Model Types • Programming Templates Based on Model Type • Supports M1, M2, M3, M4 stick modes • 128 x 64 backlit Liquid Crystal Display • Built in JR & Futaba Trainer Ports • PPM & PCM Output • JR Form Factor RF Modules (Orx Dsm2, Orx Open LRS 433Mhz etc) • Programmable Timers • Low Voltage Warning and Buzzer • Supports 3s Lipo (Required) • 9XR Firmware Pre-loaded • AVR ISP Interface • Internal 2.4GHz Antenna
Online support and user forums available at: www.turnigy9xr.com
Spec: Channnel: 8ch ppm/9ch pcm Display: 128*64LCD (Backlit) Support Type: Heli/Acro/Glid Model Memory: 16 Stick modes: 1, 2, 3, 4 Encoder type: ppm/pcm Module Interface: JR Compatible (See Related Items Below) Simulator Interface: Yes (JR & Futaba) Buzzer: Yes Battery Compartment: 112 x 44 x 27mm Weight (less battery & Rf Module): 723g
Required: Battery 3S Lipo RF Module
Included: Turnigy 9XR Transmitter (Mode 2 – Throttle on Left Stick) Quick Start guide
Note: This version is supplied without an RF Module, Please order the relevent RF module from the accessories list below.
You can use any module 2.4GHz module that is JR compatible like the OrangeRX DSMX/DSM2 (no telemetry) or the FrSky DJT (with telemetry) then any compatible receiver for the above. You can also use 433MHz UHF modules just remember to check that they are JR compatible.
There have been some issues with the menu and exit buttons on the right of the display. In cold weather the plastic contracts and the button stick down, There is a simple fix though, see this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV7Z0pdsiSs
All right, I ordered a 9xr a while ago, and I finally got it a few days ago. I tried to buddy box with the stock firmware on both transmitters (9x and 9xr) but wasn't getting the channels to match up well. Upgraded my 9xr with Open-TX (I think it is the same as open 9x) and works like a charm.
Steps to Buddy Box:
Turn on main transmitter (my case the 9x) bind to receiver, plug in audio cable, without turning on the slave transmitter (the 9xr this one does not have a module in it) plug other end of cable into transmitter (powers on automatically). Had to set up trainer mode in master transmitter (9x) set what channels I want my student to be able to control. When you want to control the airplane ( you the teacher) you pull back the trainer switch, when you want the student to be able to control it you just let go of the switch (my opinion it should be the other way around). All'so, what ever channel you don't let the trainee use you have control over that control all the time.
Hope this helpful to others.
God Bless,Oh and one more thing,
on the 9xr I had to change the stick mode to mode 4 to be the same as the 9x.
long press right key to go to model setup> choose your model > on the screen 2/11 of your model setup scroll down to trim sw > select the switch you want use as the trigger to set new center ( I use trainer switch right bottom which is spring loaded so comes back to its position > well that's done> check by moving the trim and activating the switch > reward if helps.
Thanks! I will try that out ASAP. On a side note, do you know anywhere that lists what physical switches are called what names? The switch names in the 9XR menus seem a bit cryptic to me, SW1, ID this etc...
The manual which can be found in the files section does list the names of all the switches and buttons. There's also a youtube video on how to increase the resistance of the sticks but it involves opening the radio and tightening some screws inside.
I, along with someone else I know, received our 9XR today. The gimbals feel MUCH nicer, and it is a big improvement. It fits the product ID : ZIP25003S3C nicely. The balance connector should be farther down, because it puts a little stress on the wires. Haven't actually flew with it yet, as I am waiting on my DJT module.
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Great radio. much better quality that the 9X. It definitely looks better in person compared to the pictures IMO. the gimbals feels good. switches feel really good. the whole ergonomics of the 9XR is OK, felt better. battery bay is quite big but the connector is not in an ideal place. Here is my review on youtube http://youtu.be/VH37smjFk94
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Much nicer than the 9x. Nice bright screen. The switches seem to be easier to reach. Battery compartment is improved with the included piece of foam. Plastic handle feels more solid than the 9x's thin metal tube. Gimbals feel like they are higher quality. The power switch doesn't feel so cheap either. Once you put a battery in it the weight is not bad and it has a solid feel. Also like having both Futaba and JR trainer ports. The only thing I would change would be to remove the exclamation point after READY.
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Firstly, the 9xr looks and feels way better in hand (well for me anyway) than the 9x. Secondly, my wife and daughter said that it looks "fierce", so that settles it on whether it was a good buy or not. ;-) If I had to do it all over again; you know, install backlight, remove module ( cut antenna) to install Frsky module, install smartie part board and flash with ER9x, I would just splash for the 9xr and Frsky module and spend the time saved flying. All the benefits minus the risks..ok, for some of us. Oh, and the gimbals don't really feel that much different from my 9x or the ones on my 9x may be unnaturally smooth. It hangs balanced from the neck strap and it would have been nice to have one come with the tx but that would be nit picking. Oh, I forgot to mention that it flies just like the 9x but maybe with just a bit more ... Flair?! Love it!
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Flew with the transmitter with Frsky module. The transmitter feels nice in hand. It is little thinner than the 9X. The screen is brighter but outside under the sun there is no difference. I flew three flights without any problems. Overall happy with the performance. The only thing is that I would have liked at least two three position switch.