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FlySky FS-TH9X Transmitter + FS-R8B Receiver

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Uploaded on Jun 22, 2010

The FS-TH9X is a 9 channel transmitter from FlySky. It is sold under other brands such as the Turnigy 9x, Eurgle 9x, and the iMax 9x. It has a digital display, and is a programmable transmitter with slots for up to 8 different planes/helicopters/gliders. The transmitter has 4 digital trims and a neck strap hole. It can be switched between mode 1 and 2 by adjusting the settings in the menu, and by switching a few springs inside of the unit. The transmitter runs on 8 double A batteries, but can be replaced by a rechargeable LiPo battery.

The transmitter has a trainer port that can double as a simulator connection using a standard audio cable to your computer along with ppjoy. I had some trouble getting it set up on my system, and when it finally was I found the controls sluggish and laggy when working with Real Flight 4.5.

The 8 channel receiver is light weight, but doesn't sport the satellite antenna the older versions have. The receiver came already paired to the transmitter, but a bind plug was included if I want to bind it to a different transmitter.

Overall I'm pleased with the transmitter. Getting it for around $100 off of eBay, this is my first R/C transmitter, so I don't have much to go off of. The quad that I fly responds quickly to my commands, no noticeable lag, and the battery has lasted quite a while. One drawback with this transmitter is the inability to turn off the buzzer. When you are programming the transmitter it's best to take it outside where the noise isn't so bad, but using it inside is quite unbearable.

I've read many mixed reviews about this transmitter. Some people said it works fine for them, while others say they received it DOA. Mine worked fine, except for the "switch error" the first time I turned it on. You just need to flip all the switches too their "up" position and the transmitter will start working fine.

Inside the device, the controls are adjustable. The control sticks can be lowered or raised depending on your hand size. The resistance in the sticks can be adjusted through simple screws.

The device can work with either PPM or PCM transmitters, and either FM or 2.4 gHz systems. It can be reflashed with 3rd party firmware like Radio Clone or th9x to get added features (although I've read the th9x doesn't work with the AeroQuad system yet).

The manual it came with is some of the best chingrish I've ever seen, but it manageable if you re-read some of the parts a few times.

Overall I'd say this is a pretty decent transmitter, I'd purchase it again if I needed to, mainly because of it's competitive price.

I recorded this video with my new Flip minoHD camera (that will be my flight recorder from now on).

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