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Aurora 9 2.4GHz TX & Optima 6 RX SFE

Overview

The Aurora 9 is a “pure digital” 2.4GHz system for that “connected” feeling. Featuring a large backlit 5.1 inch touch screen display, 30 Model memory, assignable switches and customizable programming menus, the Aurora is a true 3 in 1 radio with sophisticated programming for sail planes, helicopters and all kinds of power planes.

Basic Features
- AFHSS 2.4GHz / PPM / PCM Compatible
- Easy to Read 5.1 Inch Wide Backlit Touch Screen
- Customizable Menus
- One-Stop Model Type Setting
- 3 Multi-Tasking Digital Trims
- Fully Assignable Control Switch, Knob, Stick and Digital Trims
- Highly Sensitive 8 Ball-Bearing Gimbals with Adjustable Tension
- Full-Sized Comfortable Hand Grips Featuring Top Quality Elastomer
- Selectable Control Stick Mode / Change Hardware without Opening Case
- Power Management System (Adjustable Backlight & Auto Shut-off Time)
- Digital Trim Nano-Adjuster (Approx. 0.025deg per step up to 5deg)

Standard Programming Features
- 9 Assignable Control Channels
- 3 Model Types (ACRO/GLID/HELI) Programming
- 30 Model Memories
- 20 Character model name
- 8 Flight Conditions with 10 Characters
- Throttle Lock
- Fail-safe
- Channel Function
- EPA
- Dual Rate & EXP*
- Sub-Trim
- Servo Reverse
- Servo Speed (Up to 25 sec in Each Direction)
- Servo Monitor (Monitor & Servo Test)
- 8 Programmable Mixes (5 x 2-Point , 3 x 7-Point Curves)**
- Trainer Port

Advanced ACRO Programming
- 9 Wing Type (6 Main Wings, 3 Flying Wings)
- 5 Tail Type (Main Wing: Normal, V-Tail, Ailevator) (Flying Wing: 1 Servo
- Rudder, 2 Servo Rudders)
- Quick Model Options Select (Dual Engine, Retracts gear, Airbrake, Fuel mixture)
- 7 Point Throttle Curve*
- Throttle Cut
- Idle Down
- Fuel Mixture*
- Airbrake
- Airbrake to Elevator Mix**
- Aileron to Rudder Mix**
- Elevator to Camber Mix**
- Rudder to Aileron Mix**
- Aileron Differential*
- Aileron to Flap Mix**
- Camber Mix**
- Flap Control*
- 3 x Gyro Sensitivity (ex: AILE/ELEV/RUDD)*
- Snap-Roll (4-Way Switching Multi Direction)**
- V-Tail**
- Delta Mix**
- Ailevator**

Advanced GLIDER Programming
- 9 wing Type (6 Main Wings, 3 Flying Wings)
- Five Tail Type (Main Wing: Normal, V-Tail, Ailevator) (Flying Wing: 1 Servo Rudder, 2 Servo Rudders)
- Quick Model Options Select (Motor, Retracts Gear, Airbrake)
- Motor Control (Switch on/off)**
- Airbrake
- Airbrake to Elevator Mix**
- Aileron to Rudder Mix**
- Elevator to Camber Mix**
- Rudder to Aileron Mix**
- Aileron Differential*
- Aileron to Flap Mix**
- Launch (Stick Position Auto Cut Function)**
- Camber Mix**
- Flap Control*
- 3 x Gyro Sensitivity (ex: AILE/ELEV/RUDD)*
- Butterfly**
- V-Tail**
- Delta Mix**
- Ailevator**

Advanced HELI Programming
- 6 Swash Types (90° Type: 1 Servo, 3 Servos, 4 Servos; 120° Type: 3 Servos; 140° Type: 3 Servos; 180° Type: 2 Servos)
- Quick Model Options Select (Governor, Needle Control, Fuel Mixture)
- 7 Point Pitch Curve*
- 7 Point Throttle Curve*
- Throttle Cut
- Gyro Sensitivity*
- Needle Control*
- Swash to Throttle Mix*
- Rudder to Throttle Mix*
- Fuel Mixture*
- Throttle Hold***
- Swash Mix (Swash Rate/Calibration)***
- Revolution Mix*
- Governor (Three Rates)*

* Capable of a Maximum of 24 rates by 8 flight conditions and 3 switch positions
** Capable of a Maximum of 8 Rates by 8 Flight Conditions
*** Capable of a Maximum of 3 Rates Using 3-Swicth Positions

Band: 2.4GHz
Channels: 9
Computer Radio: Yes
Modulation: AFHSS
Range: Full
Receiver: 6-channel Optima
Telemetry: Yes

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Manuals

FAQs

Where is my serial number

Please follow the instructions in this tutoral to find your serial number - https://youtu.be/p8BcdsZd1eA

How to register my Spektrum products?

Please follow the instructions in this tutoral to learn how to register your Spektrum RC products- https://youtu.be/Bu7ObvRU-yo

How do I download and install Airware or Raceware updates for my radio?

Please follow the instructions in this tutoral to learn how to downloadn and install firmware updates for your Spektrum Radio- https://youtu.be/5VBGEbgS9pQ

Where do I find setup files I can download for my model??

Visit the product page on HorizonHobby.com for your transmitter and click on the "Manuals and Support" tab for downloadable setups.

What ESCs and servos can I use with Spektrum Receivers?

Spektrum receivers are compatible with most popular speed controls and servos on the market.

What is DSM?

DSM or Digital Spectrum Modulation is Spektrum's proprietary method of implementing 2.4GHz spread spectrum technology for the R/C industry. DSM divides the 2.4GHz band into 80 individual channels (frequencies) and incorporates direct sequence spread spectrum with an embedded GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) code. DSM has been painstakingly optimized by our engineers for RC surface and aircraft use, offering the most robust RF link in the industry.

What is DSM2?

DSM2 is the 2nd generation of Spektrum DSM technology and remains a premier 2.4GHz choice even today. Using the same superior wideband DSSS foundation that all Spektrum technology is based on, DSM2 consistently provides faster response and more precision than most non-DSM 2.4GHz protocols.

What is DSMX?

DSMX is a natural evolution of DSM2 technology that is the result of several years of development, optimized for pilots and combining Wideband DSSS and Frequency Agility. It builds on what has come before and takes DSM to the next level of robustness, reliability and efficiency without leaving current DSM2 users behind. DSMX represents the world's first wideband, frequency-agile 2.4GHz signal protocol and the most advanced spread spectrum RC technology to date.

What is Frequency Agility?

These systems usually transmit a narrow band signal and rapidly jump through a fixed set of frequencies, spending a few milliseconds on each frequency.

What is Wideband DSSS?

The foundation DSMX is built on is the same foundation as DSM2™ - the superior on-channel interference resistance and coding gain of wideband DSSS. Compared to the wideband signal of a DSM2 or DSMX™ system, the narrow-band signal of other 2.4 transmitters is more likely to suffer crucial data loss in the event of on-channel interference. Think of wideband 2.4 as a river and narrow-band 2.4 as a stream. It takes much more interference to stop a river than it does to stop a stream.

The big reason wideband is so robust is coding gain. Essentially what this means is that the unique coding in a DSM2 or DSMX wideband signal allows it to be heard well above the noise of surrounding 2.4GHz signals without requiring any more power. In fact, a Spektrum wideband signal can achieve as much as 3X the range of its narrow-band competition using the same amount of power.

Are DSMX and DSM2 equipment compatible with each other

For the most part, yes. DSM2 transmitters are forward compatible with DSMX receivers and DSMX transmitters are backward compatible with DSM2 receivers. And because DSM2 and DSMX share the same wideband DSSS foundation, all Spektrum users will enjoy superior range, speed and precision whether they're using DSM2 equipment, DSMX equipment or a combination of both. The only exception is the DXe which is DSMX-only and not compatible with DSM2 receivers.

Are DSM2 transmitters eligible for a DSMX add-on?

Yes, but DSM2 users who rarely, if ever, fly in big events or other "noisy" 2.4GHz environments may find the DSM2 equipment they have now is all they will ever need. The difference DSMX makes is only apparent when hundreds of 2.4GHz systems are in use at once. To see if your transmitter is eligible for the DSMX add-on, please visit horizonhobby.com, click on the “radios” tab, and select “DSMX addons” for more details.

What is ModelMatch?

A safety feature that prevents a pilot from flying a model when the model selected in the radio is not correct.

What is Servo Sync?

A resequencing of the data a Spektrum transmitter transmits based on the type of mixing you select. This feature helps to sync control services that are connected (such as a swash plate on a helicopter) and is used in radios that have many channels.

What is X-Plus?

The Spektrum™ X-Plus™ 8 module lets you add 8 fully proportional channels to specially equipped Spektrum transmitters and receivers with 10 or more proportional channels. Just plug it into the X-Plus port of a compatible receiver. It is ideal for scale modelers who like to push realism to the extreme with working accessories and lights in addition to the regular control functions. The DX10t and DX18 offer X-Plus.

How much range can I expect out of my radio system?

You should have no problem maintaining control as long as you maintain direct line-of-sight with your model. If you try to fly behind a group of trees or otherwise obstruct your direct line-of-sight, you could be susceptible to losing your control link.

Where can I find Spektrum Apps?

You can download Spektrum Apps from the Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Horizon+Hobby,+Inc. or from the iTunes store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/horizon-hobby-inc/id415542050

Can I change/shorten/lengthen the antenna on my Spektrum Receiver?

The length of the antenna is on a Spektrum receiver is set and tuned to optimize the range and performance of the receiver. We do not recommend altering the length of the antenna on any Spektrum Receiver.

Where can I get service and technical information?

For help and assistance on your Spektrum products you can contact Horizon Hobby Product Support at https://www.horizonhobby.com/content/service-center-render-service-center, the Spektrum Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpektrumRC/ pr the Horizon Hobby Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HorizonHobby/.

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