• Turnigy 9X Mode1 to Mode2 conversion

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    The Turnigy 9X is an inexpensive and highly hackable transmitter for remote controlled aircraft. This guide will show how to change a Turnigy 9X from Mode 1 (with the throttle on the right and elevator on the left) to Mode 2 (with the throttle on the left and the elevator on the right).

    Step 1  Turnigy 9X Mode 1 to Mode 2 conversion 

    •  The Turnigy 9X, set up for Mode 1. Notice the left stick is centered in both axes, while the right stick is only centered horizontally.  
    •  In this guide "right stick" and "left stick" refer to the positions of the sticks when viewed from the front of the case.
     

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    Step 2 

    • Remove the six screws around the back of the case.
     

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    Step 3 

    • Separate the front and back halves of the case.
    • Disconnect the cable linking the rear half to the front half.
     
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    Step 4 

    •  Remove the spring arm and spring for the left stick. 
    • Push out the retaining pin. 

    • Remove the retaining pin and spring arm. 

    • Remove the spring.

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    Step 5 

    •  Remove the tensioner from the right stick.
     

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    Step 6 

    • Attach the tensioner to the left stick. 
    • Make sure you have the larger slot and machine screw on the metal post.
    • Fully tighten down the screw in the plastic post. 
    • Use the screw in the metal post to adjust the tension on the left stick.
     

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    Step 7

    • Remove the retaining pin from the right stick. 
    • Drop the retaining pin into the spring arm. It is a loose fit, so it will freely drop straight through if the arm isn't held level.
     

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    Step 8 

    • Attach the spring to the plastic hook on the right stick. 
    • Hook the spring over the end of the spring arm. 
    • Line the spring arm up with the hole in the right stick casing and push the pin into place so it is flush with the side of the spring arm.
     

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    Step 9 

    • You can now adjust the spring tension for the right stick. 
    • Vertical movement spring tension set screw 

    • Horizontal movement spring tension set screw

     

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    Step 10 

    • Reconnect the cable linking the front and back halves of the transmitter. 
    • Close up the case and enjoy your Mode 2 transmitter.

     

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    To change from Mode 2 to Mode 1, use the same instructions but swap the left and right stick references.

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