9x for 40 bucks?

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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby Sid Sideslip » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:28 am

Keith wrote:I just tried to order one and kept getting an error msg... Told me to check out correctly... It was coming up with EMS postage over $40... I changed it to international for $20 and it keeps sending me back... Looks like you got to pay EMS for it....


That's strange, I had mine, admittedly with some other stuff included, sent by registered air mail to Oz, not EMS. As the quote from my HobbyKing order page shows...

Shipment International (Registered) Air Mail 1.5kg $23.59
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby Keith » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:44 am

I just tried again Sid and it worked this time...Strange?
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby EraJomppa » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Whoa :) hope they still have it in stock next month, wonder why they would sell it for so cheap all of a sudden?

Good find, thanks! I will prefer Hobbyking over some random site Iv never used before. (not that I know if its a good or bad place to buy or anything)
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby Oops » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:05 pm

I couldn't help myself. My present 9x will have a brother soon. Now let the mods begin to put all sort of contraptions on this tx. In particular sliders, a third stick perhaps?
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby ergocentric » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:16 pm

How difficult is it to change mode?
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby RCModelReviews » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:20 pm

It is ridiculously easy. I'll do a video if anyone wants one but I think there are already videos on the Net that show how to do it.

You simply swap the friction strap and the centering spring and arm between left and right sticks.
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby Sid Sideslip » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:26 pm

ergocentric wrote:How difficult is it to change mode?


Easy. Shown in this video by richardmrazek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvB32X4e9VM
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby BB-Q » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:05 am

I'm just about to pull the trigger on one of these as a second tx- is the Flysky radio protocol ok or is it worth swapping to Frsky and their spendier (is that a word?) rxs?

My main tx is an 8FG, but I'm not carrying that around in my van on a daily basis.
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby RCModelReviews » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:40 pm

The FlySky is fine -- so long as you don't need/want failsafe.

The 8-channel FlySky receiver is pretty bulky for what it is but the 6-channel is quite compact.

I have converted my 9X radios to FrSky but some of the guys in our club fly them with the standard RF section in their electric and (up to .46) nitro planes.

I certainly wouldn't use the stock RF for a gas plane though.
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Re: 9x for 40 bucks?

Postby BB-Q » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:33 am

Thanks. I've just revived a dead JR X347, so I'll get a Frsky module for that instead.
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