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Need a replacement for Turnigy X9D plus

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GaryG26/12/2017 10:18:14
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I recently ended up with 2x Taranis X9d plus. I cannot get either to bind with the supplied receiver. No matter how many you tube videos I watch, or how many forums I check with, the issue will not resolve itself. I have decided that i am going to replace the radio with either the Hitec flash or Hitec aurora. Does any one have experience of both Hitec radios? I only have 4 aircraft to replace receivers in 2 trainers, arising star and tutor 2. Zĺin z50 and Phoenix glider. Gary

Edited By GaryG on 26/12/2017 10:18:55

ken anderson.26/12/2017 10:26:32
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hello Gary, I used futaba for 20 years +changed to 2.4 and decided after having a look at my friends Hitec A9 to give it a go.....user friendly and spot on in my opinion......oh and reasonable price.....consider it...

ken A9 dept.

RC Plane Flyer26/12/2017 10:27:34
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I was faced with this choice some while ago. Should I go Aurora or Flash 7 then working out will I ever need 9 channels I opted for the 7. Still has all the needs of mixing switches expo etc etc I like the throttle warning set up and throttle lock even on switching on you are asked are you ready to transmit.


Rc Plane Flyer .. Flash 7 Dept

Edited By RC Plane Flyer on 26/12/2017 10:28:47

Edited By RC Plane Flyer on 26/12/2017 10:30:34

Percy Verance26/12/2017 10:31:57
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Hi Gary

You might be out of luck with the Aurora now Gary as I believe it's now discontinued in favour of the Flash range and the new upcoming 16ch set. I think I'd be inclined to lean towards the Flash as it's the newer of the designs anyway. Ok, it does offer *only* 8 channels at the moment, but that may change once the upcoming 16ch set arrives, as HiTec could well offer an upgrade, increasing the channel count. They would of course also need to re-hash their receiver range, as I don't think any of theirs go over 9ch. Still, that's more than enough for most people.

Since they began marketing the Aurora, HiTec's reputation has gained in solidity. They have a sound reputation, and do offer strong value for money. And for anyone on a particularly tight budget, the £17 HiTec compatible receivers from Airtek look like a sensible buy.......


Edited By Percy Verance on 26/12/2017 10:37:44

Ron Gray26/12/2017 10:35:24
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@GaryG, don't give up on the Taranis, it is one of the best value for money radios there are with features that put many much more expensive radios to shame. They are also very, very reliable and the Rx's are also brilliant value for money too.

One of the problems I had when I first tried to bind my Taranis to a Rx was holding the Rx bind button down at the same time as plugging the Rx power in. In the end I enlisted the help of my wife! The sequence of operation I use is, put the Tx into bind mode (annoying beeps, beeps) then hold the Rx bind button down and plug in Rx per supply (red/green flashing lights on RX). Unplug Rx power supply, put Tx back into normal mode then switch Rx back on. Works every time for me but now I also have a switch that I use with the Rx battery to make it even easier and I no longer have to bother the wife. I am assuming that you have a FrSky Rx to go with the Taranis and not some other make!

Edited By Ron Gray on 26/12/2017 10:57:47

GaryG26/12/2017 10:51:46
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Ron, the problem is that no matter what I do, I cannot get the taranis to bind with the receiver. If I cant get a bind I am as well replacing the radio
Ron Gray26/12/2017 10:59:08
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Sorry Gary, I edited my post after your last one!

So to try and help, which Rx are you trying to bind?

Devcon126/12/2017 11:02:16
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Hi GaryG,

I can't advise on radio choice as I have no knowledge of them but don't give up on the Taranis just yet.

Out of interest which receivers do you have and are the Rx and Tx on EU protocols and what bind process do you use.

GaryG26/12/2017 11:05:16
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Ron and Devcon, thanks for the responses guys. I have been trying to bind to the 8xr's that came with the transmitters.
Josip Vrandecic -Mes26/12/2017 11:05:26
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Hi GaryG,I'm a Futaba man, but I agree with a colleague's Ron Gray statement that he does not have to give up on Taranis. I do not know if you tried to contact owners of Taranis on the forum?, one of them is our moderator Mr. BEB.I believe he will give you real advice.

Merry Christmas

Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 26/12/2017 11:08:39

GaryG26/12/2017 11:07:55
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Devcon, I didn't think that receivers had to be on eu protocols. How do you do that? I select bind within the transmitter options. Switch on receiver and push bind button. Thats the normal bind process, isnt it?

Edited By GaryG on 26/12/2017 11:08:49

Edited By GaryG on 26/12/2017 11:10:36

Ron Gray26/12/2017 11:20:58
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GaryG - as long as the protocols on the Tx and the Rx are the same they should work.

So you have selected bind on the Tx and it is emitting the annoying beeps? Next hold down the bind button on the Rx BEFORE switching the Rx on. Switch the Rx on with the bind button still held down and you should now see a flashing LED alternating red/green. Switch the Rx off and switch Tx to normal mode or switch Tx off then back on again. Then switch Rx on, you should now see a steady green LED on the Rx.

iqon26/12/2017 11:44:10
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Dont give up on the Taranis, it will be something simple. Recently got the flash 8, It`s a great transmitter

GaryG26/12/2017 12:04:31
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Well Ron i tried the bind process above and it didn't work. Thanks for trying to assist. Problem solved i just saw this online : Aurora 9 2.4GHz Transmitter, Optima 9 Receiver. Thanks for everyone's input. GaryG
Ron Gray26/12/2017 12:07:08
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Before you splash the cash:

Was the Tx emitting the beeps indicating that it is in bind mode?

Did you get the Rx to show the alternate flashing red/green LED?

Percy Verance26/12/2017 12:09:03
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Don't pay full whack for it Gary, I think they're now discontinued so ask for some discount.........

GaryG26/12/2017 12:10:09
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Hi Ron, the tx was emitting the annoying beeps. The rx initially flashed red/green once then changed to solid red.
Ron Gray26/12/2017 12:41:44
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What mode have you got selected on the Tx, D16?

How close is the Tx to the Rx, greater than 3 ft?

GaryG26/12/2017 12:43:28
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Hi Ron I have D8 selected and yes the tx is around 6ft away.
Percy Verance26/12/2017 13:20:10
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You may need to close the distance between the transmitter and receiver for binding Gary. My radio manufacturer recommends placing them as close as possible to each other when binding. I usually carry out binding when they're about a foot apart and have never had a problem.

Edited By Percy Verance on 26/12/2017 13:20:40

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