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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.



    Aurora 9, Spectra Modules & Optima : FAQ, Undocumented Features & Mixes, Setups,Tips.

    Content has been updated and transferred to Post 159

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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.

    Merry Christmas AT

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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.

    I bought the Aurora 9 this past spring and I love it. I have been following this page for up dates but I am not sure what I am looking at. For example, the latest has entries in red also some in bold black, are these the changes or updates? I have the HPP-22 to add up dates, I am not sure how to do it. A little help please.

    Thanks
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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.


    ORIGINAL: jwrich I bought the Aurora 9 this past spring and I love it.
    I have been following this page for up dates but I am not sure what I am looking at.
    For example, the latest has entries in red also some in bold black, are these the changes or updates?
    I have the HPP-22 to add up dates, I am not sure how to do it. A little help please. Thanks Rich
    Sorry for delayed response, my original reply seems to have disappeared into the ether..
    The highlighted or coloured text is simply to draw attention to that topic.
    There is no way of knowing what has been changed without reading all posts as
    this technology is fluid and am constantly updating various entries within each link..
    (Both this and my other web pages are maintained in my own time and at own expense - not enough hours in the day
    to also provide an index of changes/addditions)

    Please re-read old posts, especially firmware updates, relating to whatever item you are currently working on as applicable.
    e.g, Following 1st & 3rd links have current firmware details / info changed on several occasions.
    . Hitec HPP-22 2.4GHz Programmer - Manual, FAQ - How to Install & Use (with screenshots).

    . Hitec HPP-22 - Replacement Leads, Extensions and DIY Access to Transceivers buried in models.

    . AFHSS - ID_Setup (also known as Binding or Linking) & Range Test Procedure for
    ........Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module <> Optima Transceiver or Minima Receiver.
    extract:
    "Hitec AFHSS ID-Setup (Bind) Spectra Module V3.01(0), Optima Transceiver 6, 7 & 9ch V2.02(0) & Minima Receivers - quick reference."

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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.

    Thanks Alan for the information. I appreciate your work and I understand. I'll go back and read the past update, maybe print some off. So far I believe this is the best radio I have ever owned.


    Thanks again and Merry Christmas
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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.


    G'day, 

    I saw on 2BFly's website that Hitec's 4G Minima 6L will soon be available.  Anyone have any insight on when and where I can get one?

    Cheers....

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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.


    ORIGINAL: schooner.cdn G'day,
    I saw on 2BFly's website that Hitec's 4G Minima 6L will soon be available. Anyone have any insight on when and where I can get one?
    Cheers....
    crossposted Minima 6L -

    This thread is intended for answers only to questions posted in many various forums.

    Please, in terms of forum rules, post all questionsas a newthread under
    Hitec/MultiPlex Radios- Ask Hitec Customer Service ,
    Thisensures new questions will stand out and be seen and readby all qualified persons.

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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.

    I concur 100%,great Radio the A9!

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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.

    Aurora 9, AFHSS Modules, Optima, Telemetry: FAQ, Extra Features, Mixes, Setups & Tips


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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.

    Aurora 9, AFHSS 2.4Ghz Module, Transceivers_Receivers & Telemetry FAQ _ Setups & Tips

    Links to all FAQ, undocumented features, mixes, tips, shortcuts and more, basically anything that will help
    Hitec RCD Aurora 9, Eclipse 7, Optic 6, Flash, Prism and other AFHSS system & Telemetry users
    maximise the use/programming of their radios.

    Please Start A New Thread - For All Questions relating to the Aurora programming, set up. features or otherwise.
    (This list is regularly updated with new information as Q&A arise worldwide.)

    Hitec Aurora 9 Homepage
    Hitec Product Catalogue 2013 is in two parts due to max ,pdf file sizes permitted when transferred.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #1 5.44 mb - pages 1 < 27 Transmitters, Telemetry Chargers and some servos.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #2 8.27 mb - pages 28< 43 Servos and accessories.
    2012 Hitec/MPX USA Catalogue - (11.2 MB) - 2.4GHz and Telemetry detail
    2011 Full Catalogue - (12.4 MB) - 2.4GHz and Telemetry detail

    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX)- Video #1 = Normal Mode, Video #2 = Scan Mode.
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX) -Video #3 (Answers queries received ex Videos 1 & 2.,
    see also post #2933

    Aurora 9ch - Video - 8 Video Walk through of Set Ups - Dashboard, Heli, Glider, Acro, Data Transfer A9<>A9 etc.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Basic Set Up - new 17Aug10 36mb 7min8sec.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Helicopter Set Up - Finless Bob's Review, Tips and how To - Series.
    (also full of many handy pointers for Acro and other users). Bob's Video Library Index.pdf


    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review RC Groups - By Mike Llewellyn - with Video of Screens and Custom Folder setup
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review Fly RC Product - by Scott Stoops with Bob Aberle & Thayer Syme
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Includes - Stylus, Screen cleaner, Flight Preserver, Battery Holder/Switch
    for ID Setup in lieu if using an ESC/BEC
    & BODA Holder - see pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Neck Strap Balance "#55843 Transmitter Weight Balancer".
    Provides best Neck Strap Balance position for Hitec 2.4Ghz Transmitters

    Aurora 9 - Transmitter - Care of, especially in high humidity areas.
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Case - Aluminium. (or use for other Hitec transmitters). #553445
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Tray & Bling 23 May 2011: latest update & .jpg Tray #58494, Red Extra Long 33mm Sticks #55864

    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue - Understanding latency, with comparisons, speed test and videos.
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue 7yr old Justin Jee - XFC 2010 RC Heli Competition Flight & comment - videos
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue Joe Manor's Dynamic60 doing 333 mph! New World 60" DS Record - Video

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (8MB .pdf) Two page view, search not included.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendums below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (13.01MB .pdf) Single page & searchable.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendums below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.06
    - 1 new Page for Manual. (Includes Butterfly / Crow Set Up)
    (171kb .pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.07 -
    2 new Pages for Manual.
    (386kb .pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Updates V1.07(2) & V1.08
    - 7 new Pages for Manual. (1.23mb .pdf, right click & "save target as") Manual V1.08(1) update
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Index - Comprehensive addendum.
    Aurora 9 - 72 MHz Spectra Pro Version - Synthesised HSD-09RQ (Freedom 9S) Manuals, Pinouts and ID Set-up Module details.

    Aurora 9 - Transmitter On First - Off Last prevent failsafe and other errors.
    Aurora 9 - Start up Warning Alarms Disable / Enable Alarms and Model Match FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Off/On Switch problem or Screen does not Display?
    - A9 Auto Saves (flash) each session's programming & trim changes on shutdown.
    Allow time to complete task before switching on again.

    After Market Accessories - Ignition Systems, Leads, Modules & Switches - Cautions.
    Aurora 9 - Cross Trims or Re-Assign Thr<>Elev Trims, Throttle Stick Rev, Sub Trims & Trim C & S problems.
    Aurora 9 - Simulator Interface Function Set-up[ (includes Eclipse, Optic 5 & 6 etc)
    Aurora 9 - Module Pinouts and Compatibility Hitec Spectra, standard and other brand modules are not compatible. Details and pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Buddy system Master & Slave function Set-up & Data Transfer Aurora 9<>Aurora 9.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Selective all 9Ch Pass-Through & RSSI Information On wish list. If and When implementation is confirmed will be promptly advised.
    Aurora 9 - Transfer Model Memory from Eclipse 7, Optic 6, Flash 4&5 and others
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Mode & Stick Tension Change. + Stick Tip knobs & extensions.

    Aurora 9 - Battery is not charged. Charge before first use so as not to damage battery. Battery is 1300 mAh_charge rate is 80 mAh
    (to minimise damage if left on to long at any time) = 19-20 hours for first full charge - please read the further details.

    Aurora 9 - Battery Installed ex Factory is part #54128 "TX NiMH battery (6 cell) Pack (Flat Type)
    for AUR (RA9) 7.2v / 1300 MAh" (not an Eneloop 2000)..
    .... Includes notes on Battery Compartment Size, Alternate Batteries and 2S Lipo Capabilities for Aurora & Optima RX.
    Aurora 9 - Lipo User Adjustable Voltage sets Shut Down = TURNS TX OFF to save damage to Lipo Battery and/or TX
    (Audible Battery Warning is still at 6.9V with Lipo which provides say 10-20 min before shutdown.)
    Aurora 9 - Warning Alarms Battery types, Voltage Level Interpretation & Consumption.
    CAUTION - Leave Auto Hibernation (was Auto Power Off prior to V1.06) as "Never" when using Lipo Battery.
    During "Auto Hibernation" (as with laptops), TX Does Not Switch everything Off
    and batteries will be completely drained if TX switch is not
    manually moved to the off position in good time. Remove battery and store separately if TX is to be unused for a period.

    Aurora 9 - RX Voltage on Screen SPC voltage has preference over BEC voltage if using tap.
    Aurora 9 - 110/230 Vac charger Charge Plug & adapter sizes.
    ...[Red LED Does Not Change to Green simply dims out whilst charge continues same rate].
    Aurora 9 - Diode in TX Charge Circuit Never Jump TX Charge Circuit Diode - Hitec FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Lipo & Field Fast Charging. includes Fast Charge Aurora, Eclipse 7 & 7 Pro, Flash 4 & 5, Laser, Optic 6, Optic 5, Lite 4, Prism 7 etc.

    Aurora 9 - EPA & D/R Functions Create Dead Zone in Stick Travel
    - keep either the D/R or EPA setting at 125% or less and the other at 120% or less < Corrected V1.08 - refer T.Limit below>.

    Aurora 9 - EPA & T.Limit (added V1.08) - Difference & Use. Mixes can overthrow EPA% setting.
    Travel Limit is a hard stop point so mixes can not overthrow % set in T.Limit and bind up a servo.

    Aurora 9 - On Screen "C" <> "S" & "T.App " & Flight Conditions explained.
    "C" is combined so if you want the same setting in different flight condition use it.
    "S" is for single so as to make the setting unique to the condition.
    "T.App" is Trim Apply - activate this if trims are to be the same in all conditions.
    NB activate at start not part way/end of program or other conditions will be out of sync. - Set Up Conditions incl. Video

    Aurora 9 - OST & ACC - OST = Offset Curve Feature - manual page 78. ACC = Acceleration (for asymmetrical servo speed travel - manual page 80)
    Aurora 9 - Model Number Reset or Delete.
    Aurora 9 - Programming Problem? - Parameters must be set in correct ordere.g. V_tail, see chart.
    Aurora 9 - Pulse Width Data
    Aurora 9 - Resolution In depth explanation.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Polarised Filter. View at angle when using Polaroid type sunglasses in bright sunlight .
    Aurora 9 - Screen Protector & Intermittent Screen or Icon Problems - Remove Protector or Not & alternate replacements & DIY Fixes.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Sensitivity & Recalibration - Pressure switches, not capacitive, use either Stylus provided or very tip of finger for best results.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Touchlock - Included upgrade from V1.05 to V1.06
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Slow (Reduce) Servo Speed (does not effect torque), Control Movement Monitor & Servo Auto Test.
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Use Any Modern Servo with 1.5ms Neutral Position.
    Aurora 9 - Slider DIY Centre Detente (Notch) Slider for (Aurora pre Mar10). Centre/Beep out of synch with Detent Aurora post Mar2010.
    Aurora 9 - Switches Re-assign/Swap Switches and or Functions "F" & "H" - DIY notes & Replacement Switch part Numbers..
    Aurora 9 - Switch Replace with Push Buttons pictorial..........Broken Switches - Part Numbers & Bezel Wrench
    Aurora 9 - Timer x 3 Set and Beeps. Count Down/Up Set On/Off % of Throttle Stick Movement and reset method for V1.04<V1.09.

    Aurora 9 - Heli FBL (FlyBarLess) Throttle - negate possible mid range jump.
    Aurora 9 - FBL Servo (especially digital) current draw can be very high. User to set up suggestion to prevent frequent on/off LBW.
    Aurora 9 - iKON FBL - set up two switches to separate SL feature. (see posts 206<209)
    Aurora 9 - Heli Swash (Cyclic) Ring Swashplate types from SWH to H-4X.
    Aurora 9 - Governor (Align) Setup
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Set-up - How to interpret numbers & modes on screen.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro for Acro - Used to stabilise Airplane wag or takeoff.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro setup Different Procedure to JR/Spektrum. see also following post #340.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-401 Heading Hold etc set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-520 and others - set up
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Align 750 set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - CGY750 & SBE-1 Encoder for FBL Heli Setup
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Ensure ICE ESC/BEC has been updated Or Use Switchmode Regulator.
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Manual set ICE ESC for Throttle - Do Not Use Auto Set.
    Aurora 9 - Quadcopter, TriCopter & MultiCopters Set Up

    Aurora 9 - Flight Conditions - Explanation, Use and order of Priority - Video x 3.
    Aurora 9 - Airbrakes -Twin Rudder set up. posts 4503 & 4504 e.g. Stryker 27Q & Funjet mode 1&2 setup & Zip files
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Set Up - updated V1.06 & Stick SET Position for Butterfly v 1.08 (1).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Flap Offset (OST) is set up under Cambmix Menu (is not under Butterfly menu).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Switch/Slider assignment - includes V1.05 and V1.06 downloadable files.
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow EP Glider Setup as Glider with 5 surfaces & 3 PMixes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up Elevon, Ailevator, Taileron & Launch Modes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up EPA, D/R & EXP w/photos.
    Aurora 9 - DLG Set up guide with many screen shots for setting Camber, P.Mixes, Flap Control etc ***
    Aurora 9 - Dual Elevator (Ailevator ) - Set Up.
    Aurora 9 - Dual Rates, Ailevator, Cambermix uses and assignments, see also Posts 226 & 248.
    Aurora 9 - Flapperon - Flaps - Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flap to Elevator - Mix Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flaps Scale for 2Aile & 2 Flap incl Flapperon e.g.Scale Beaver. Includes pictorial with Servo Slow.pdf
    Aurora 9 - Flap (Landing) Mix see also sailplane below
    Aurora 9 - Flap Con - Switch Reversal & ELE Activation Pos 0
    Aurora 9 - Flaps - Snap.
    Aurora 9 - Four Aileron Bipe - Set Up independent Aileron Servos.
    Aurora 9 - Knife edge - setup , refer posts #2355 & #2357.
    Aurora 9 - P-Mix Tips: 6,7,8 use 7 point curves where 1-5 are linear.
    Aurora 9 - Rudder-Elevator PMix In Flight Trimming
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane EP or Glider - Motor Control Menu - Delays explained.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Fullhouse Glider - Electric Power Setup (inc motor_flaps on/off at low throttle) many screen shots.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider Flap Mixing - assign flap channel to a 3 position switch First (refer posts 208, 209, 210 & 211).
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider setup examples for several types of gliders, simple to advanced. Document in .pdf format.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Servo Slow - Video of Heli Tri gear set up. (NB use analogue or digital servo as retract servos are 180* On/Off only
    and cannot be slowed)
    post #5121. - Retract Curves post #5706.

    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Lock Steerable Nose & Tail Wheels whilst retracted.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels and Flaps Set up with Various Flight Conditions - posts #2052 & #2054.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Three Position Switch (Down_Up_Down in lieu of two position Up/Down)
    Aurora 9 - Test Mode - is inhibited if Throttle Lock On.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Lock (Hold) & Transmit Yes-No Features & Use.
    ... How to use Icon and/or Switch method which operates when in transmit mode only.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Cut & Idle Down Set-Up.. Throttle Cut Programming - Step by Step.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Curve - Throttle Expo & P-Mix Set-Up. [NB: Hitec TX use Minus (-) Expo wherever JR/Spektrum use Plus (+) Expo]
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Control - Glow Driver &/or Ignition On/Off post #2239
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Elevator Mix handy for for inflight adjustment when engine mount can not be adjusted.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle on stick J3 convert to Crow control for landing gliders.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. a) - Video PMix Tutorial (text version post #2104)
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. b) with own 7-point curve. Assigned a two position switch with identical curve on throttle-1
    & zeroed out the curve on throttle-2 one position to turn the pump off. posts #1698 & #1699

    Aurora 9 - Throttle - Trim Twin EP Motors (synchronise multi motors)
    Aurora 9 - Trim Mixes In-flight - Cross Trim, In Flight Mix Changes, Re-Assign or Mix Trims.
    Aurora 9 - Trim Step Adjustable 1-200 (12 default, Approx.0.025deg ~ 5deg / Step). & Sub Trim adjust/cautions posts #2 & #4.
    Aurora 9 - (Mini) Ultra Stick and Crow Setup - Thread.
    Aurora 9 - Variable Pitch Prop Set Up - VPP for Foamies using Heli mode. (Brandon Chitty - Video).

    Aurora 9 - Giant Scale set up Brandon Chitty's 42% Aeroworks Yak - Video presentation of set up.
    Aurora 9 - BoneDoc's 3D Clinic #20 - VIDEO - Snap to Hover (5 min 36 sec) + J.Yee & Basic set up videos

    AFHSS - ID_Setup (also known as Binding or Linking) & Range Test Procedure for
    ........Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module <> Optima Transceiver or Minima Receiver.
    AFHSS - Normal & Scan Modes Explained includes Redundant (Dual) Receivers & How Channel Selection Works.
    AFHSS - How To Select Optimum Channels - For Your Field *
    AFHSS - Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module & Optima Transceiver - Fail-Safe Settings
    AFHSS - Power Down - Range Check Procedure for Normal Mode & Scan Mode at 1mw- tested to at least 1/4 mile.
    AFHSS - Warning Beeps Aurora 9 & Spectra 2.4Ghz Module - Interpret & Manage the Independent Alarms.

    AFHSS - LED Status Card - What the colours/combinations are indicating.
    . Digital .pdf copy which can be printed and inserted as a page in manual or extra cards made.

    AFHSS - Multiplex Evo 2.4 conversion - DIY

    Hitec HPP-22 2.4GHz Programmer - Manual, FAQ - How to Install & Use
    ..(includes Screenshots & Current Firmware Versions for all related Units).
    Hitec HPP-22 - Replacement Leads, Extensions and DIY Access to Transceivers buried in models.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Software for HPP-21 & HPP-21+ for Digital Servos.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Station for HPP-22 - Enables update to Aurora 9, Optic Sport, Spectra 2.4Ghz Modules and Optima Transceivers.
    HFP-20, HPP-21 & HPP-21+ - Manuals.
    HPP-22 Firmware Upgrade History, now V 1.14.(0) 18 January 2013.

    Aurora 9 - Firmware Version and Date of Manufacture. refer to posts #4 & #15
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.06 Details.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.07(1) & (2) 01Oct10.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Updates V1.07 & V1.08(1)..
    ...Screen shots of the new displays plus additional information includes planned updates for V1.08+.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.09. 20Sep12 - Advanced sensor station telemetry items added & timer issue fixed.
    HTS-Navi & HTS-Voice Firmware Updates
    Optima 6, 7 & 9 Ch Transceiver Update V2.02 07Oct11
    (•Improved reboot and recovery methods after severe RF interference.) - Requires Module V3.01 and Aurora V1.07(2) +
    Spectra Module V1.01, V2.00 & V3.01 Updates & Manual. Screenshots & additional information.

    Aurora 9 - Model Set Up & Templates Program (Model) Templates.
    (Download existing Set Ups and transfer to your Aurora. Upload & share your own set ups/solutions.)

    Aurora 9 - Template Index: Acro, Glider, Helicopter, Rock Crawler, Tanks, Simulator.
    Aurora 9 - Software Wish List Thread

    Aurora 9 - Programming Chart
    Aurora 9 - Programming Spreadsheet - Put all your model settings into a Printable Excel Spreadsheet.

    Optima Receivers - Light Weight. Optima_6 LITE Transceiver, Minima 6E, 6T & 6L Lite Micro Receivers...
    .. Minima are compatible only with Spectra Module V3.01 or higher. Caseless Weights for 6 & 7ch Optima Transceivers.
    Optima Transceiver - Conversion Lighten 6ch for Indoor & Park-Flyers plus Alternate Light Weight 2.4GHz Antenna.
    Hitec "Factory Pilot" Brandon Chitty uses an Optima 7 in both his indoor competition Fancy Foam Maxima that weighs 8oz, and his 170CC DA powered 42% Aeroworks Yak.

    Antenna Orientation for best 2.4Ghz Reception - Transmitter Antenna & Receiver Antenna.
    Optima Transceiver & Minima Receiver - Installation of Receiver & BODA Antenna
    ...Pictorial FAQ with Range Test Results. {Regularly Updated with Q&A}

    Optima 6, 7 & 9ch Transceiver & Minima Receiver Manual V3.00 (3.12mb.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Independent Comprehensive Range Test "The Hitec system worked as well as any I have tested and better than most.
    It performed better than the Futaba FASST, the Airtronics, the XPS and the JR low end receivers.
    It performed at least as good as my reference receiver, the JR AR7000." this with a JR Tx using twice output in USA than O/seas

    Carbon Fiber Fuse... Report - from well known Glider Pilot and Fly RC author Mike Lee
    Carbon Fibre Fuse...Report - High Speed DS
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - BODA Antenna explained - as good, arguably better than a two antenna system.
    BODA Antenna Tip Wire (DIY Security for receivers manufactured pre Apr10.) & Spare BODA Holders #58474

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Low Battery Warning settings for both Aurora & Spectra 2.4Ghz module.
    Adjustable LBW Voltage Alerts V1.07 up (not available V1.04<06).

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Basic Telemetry Includes Battery Voltage Level but not "Range Out warning".
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #1 - caution re NiMH & Alert re LiFE.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #2 - caution re NiMH.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual or Multiple Batteries may be installed - Avoid Brownout & Add Redundancy, even one for each servo.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual Redundant receivers - The first turned on after the Transmitter will be the recognised telemetry sender.
    .. includes Service Bulletin 'Optima Series Receivers - Dual Receiver Warning & Dual Battery recommendations"

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - EP Models Use SPC Port for RX Power Supply (BEC only is unreliable) & correct Battery Telemetry.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Polarity of Ports & Servo Leads - with pictures.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - PowerExpander Connections NB: also refer "After Market Accessories" above.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC connection & Lead FAQ for EP & GP models - with schematics and Photos.
    ...Low & High Voltage setup, Current Draw/Amps - Warning: Never use Balance Taps - Video

    Optima Transceiver & Minima Receiver - Voltage Input Limits.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Move Slower Than Usual - then Rebind.
    ...(Switched between Normal <> Scan mode with power off before process completed or units were to close on set up).
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Wag & Jerky Servo Movements Reasons & Cure - Do Not Fly With This Condition.
    (...includes when switching on some ESC) .
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servos Stepping - Battery pack (Power Supply) failing under load. (Recharge or get a better battery pack)

    Spectra 2.4GHz Module V3.01 Manual. see also Addendum re Range Check & new Smart Scan.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module Manual V2.0 & Optima Failsafe Settings.
    Spectra 2.4GHz and Optima RX - FCC Approval Specifications and Test Results.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna Mast DIY easy install / remove remote mounts for single or multiple antenna on Aurora and other TX.
    DIY with photo instructions x 3 examples post#2.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna - Hide coaxial cable inside TX. This if not intending to ever use 72Mhz or other modules.
    Spectra 2.4GHz - original Prism 7 not 7X requires minor fix.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Futaba & other Compatible TX usage therein is approved by FCC (also refers to legality of PPM modules)
    Spectra 2.4J Module - JR Telemetry Module NB: 3 different types = Universal, Japan & France
    ... TX RF Indicator light is inoperative, it is replaced by those on module
    .
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Spektrum DSM, DSM2 & DSMX Compatible - Unlikely ex Hitec in foreseeable future.
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DIY Conversion Fly BNF's. with DM8 for MZ and DC/DC converter. Original article post #59
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DSM2-DSMX transmitter modules for Hitec Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Optic 6
    Spectra Pro 72MHz PPM/QPCM Module Manual, Addendum re Range Check Specifications, Pictures & Screen Shots.
    Spectra Pro 35, 36, 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Modules - Hitec. (see also post 11621)
    Spectra Pro 35. 36. 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Module - DIY Convert Standard Crystal Based HPF-MIM Module, see also Post #54
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module #28724 Surface use only, can not be used with Optima or Minima RX nor aircraft.
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module and Atom 3 RX Manual - for Surface use only.
    Tactic Anylink Module - Aurora 9 Setup, includes all other Hitec Tx.

    Telemetry - Instruction Sheets & User Guide with pictures plus Enhancements Under Development.
    Telemetry - Battery Voltage via SPC and/or HTS-SS Blue or HTS-SS Advance for EP Models
    Telemetry - Bluetooth & Android App.. Android Readout & Voice Video Demo .. (Aftermarket, not made nor tested by Hitec)
    Telemetry - Flying Range
    Telemetry - HTS-SS Advance, HTS-SS BLUE & HTS-Volt plus HTS_C50 or HTS-C200 Amp Sensor attachment.
    Telemetry - HTS-GPS (GPS Sensor) - Install and use, with screenshots.
    Telemetry - HTS-Iview I-Phone App information & Download page. Iview Iphone Sound Features, manual etc.
    . (Hitec’s 2.4GHz telemetry on your iPod touch / iPhone and iPad)
    Telemetry - HTS-MRPM, various installations. Latest instruction sheet & photos (pdf).
    Telemetry - HTS-ORPM includes HTS-SS Advance manual with latest photo & which also includes HTS-MRPM.
    Telemetry - HTS-Navi AFHSS 2.4GHz Wireless USB Telemetry Receiver Install & Operation -Manual
    Telemetry - HTS-VM Variometer.
    Telemetry - HTS-Voice Voice Announcing System. (includes manual and firmware update details).
    Telemetry - Range test Using Segway & GPS - Video - Remarkable 2100+ ft not only through large obstacles
    but also with Heli sitting in ground effect.

    Telemetry - Full installation in Skylink 50cc - Static & Flying Demo - Video( 6 min 29 sec)
    Telemetry - Screens & Displays - Video
    Telemetry - HPP-22 Screen as viewed live on PC/Laptop. - Video
    Telemetry - Download Demo 2D Graphic Flight displays of an actual flight. NB: GPS updates every .5 sec and will
    be fairly accurate for level flight but not dive speed since it is using ground coordinates for the calculation.

    Telemetry - Compatibility & Open Source - status
    Telemetry - Telemetry System Command Center - new Jun'11.

    Telemetry System - Spectra 2.4Ghz installed Alternate TX Connections.

    Telemetry - FPV Chainlink DIY for Aurora 9 Video.

    . Hitec Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro - All Manuals, Addenda, Quick Setup, CCPM and Additional Programming FAQ

    . Hitec Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport - Manuals, Tutorial, Comparison Charts, Updates & FAQ

    . Hitec 2013 Servo Chart

    . Hitec Service Bulletins
    . Multiplex Modellsport - Facebook includes Hitec RCD Europe items.
    . Team Hitec USA pages - Facebook
    . Team Hitec pages - YouTube

    . Hitec RSS News Feed - Subscribe.

    Special Offers from Hitec USA. These offers are only available to Hitec customers in the USA, Canada & Mexico
    Coupons, Validity/Expiry & Pricing Comparisons
    Limited Time Offer 1/2 price limited time specials on some items & Promo packs at foot of page.

    Alan Tong (Hitec NZ).
    Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links (quick search = Ctrl+F)

    . Hitec 2.4GHz Telemetry Displays (.jpg 42.3KB)
    . Aurora 9 Comparison Chart (.pdf 2.53MB)
    . Aurora 9 Comparison Chart_Updates (.pdf 27.9KB)
    . A9 - Bob's Video Library Index (.pdf 63.1 KB)


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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.

    Aurora 9, AFHSS 2.4Ghz Module, Transceivers_Receivers & Telemetry FAQ _ Setups & Tips

    Links to all FAQ, undocumented features, mixes, tips, shortcuts and more, basically anything that will help
    Hitec RCD Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro, Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport, Optic 5, Prism and other AFHSS system & Telemetry users
    maximise the use/programming of their radios.

    Please Start A New Thread - For All Questions relating to the Aurora programming, set up. features or otherwise.
    (This list is regularly updated with new information as Q&A arise worldwide.)

    Hitec Aurora 9 Homepage
    Hitec Product Catalogue 2013 is in two parts due to max ,pdf file sizes permitted when transferred.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #1 5.44 mb - pages 1 < 27 Transmitters, Telemetry Chargers and some servos.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #2 8.27 mb - pages 28< 43 Servos and accessories.
    . Hitec USA Catalogue 2013
    . send pm for copy of earlier catalogues.

    Aurora 9 - Video Informational (more in relevant sections below)
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX)- Video #1 = Normal Mode, Video #2 = Scan Mode.
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX) -Video #3 (Answers queries received ex Videos 1 & 2.,
    see also post #2933

    Aurora 9ch - Video - 8 Video Walk through of Set Ups - Dashboard, Heli, Glider, Acro, Data Transfer A9<>A9 etc.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Basic Set Up - new 17Aug10 36mb 7min8sec.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Helicopter Set Up - Finless Bob's Review, Tips and how To - Series.
    (also full of many handy pointers for Acro and other users). Bob's Video Library Index.pdf


    Aurora 9 - Reviews and Accessories
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review RC Groups - By Mike Llewellyn - with Video of Screens and Custom Folder setup
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review Fly RC Product - by Scott Stoops with Bob Aberle & Thayer Syme
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Includes - Stylus, Screen cleaner, Flight Preserver, Battery Holder/Switch
    for ID Setup in lieu if using an ESC/BEC
    & BODA Holder - see pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Neck Strap Balance "#55843 Transmitter Weight Balancer".
    Provides best Neck Strap Balance position for Hitec 2.4Ghz Transmitters

    Aurora 9 - Transmitter - Care of, especially in high humidity areas.
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Case - Aluminium. (or use for other Hitec transmitters). #553445
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Tray & Bling 23 May 2011: latest update & .jpg Tray #58494, Red Extra Long 33mm Sticks #55864

    Aurora 9 Latency
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue - Understanding latency, with comparisons, speed test and videos.
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue 7yr old Justin Jee - XFC 2010 RC Heli Competition Flight & comment - videos
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue Joe Manor's Dynamic60 doing 333 mph! New World 60" DS Record - Video

    Aurora 9 Manuals and Updated pages
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (8MB .pdf) Two page view, search not included.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendum's below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (13.01MB .pdf) Single page & searchable.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendum's below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.06
    - 1 new Page for Manual.- copy V107 attached
    (Includes Butterfly / Crow Set Up)

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.07
    - 2 new Pages for Manual. - copy V107_2&108 attached

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Updates V1.07(2) & V1.08
    - 7 new Pages for Manual. (1.23mb .pdf, right click & "save target as") Manual V1.08(1) update
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Index - Comprehensive addendum.
    Aurora 9 - 72 MHz Spectra Pro Version - Synthesised HSD-09RQ (Freedom 9S) Manuals, Pinouts and ID Set-up Module details.

    Aurora 9 - Additional Information
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter On First - Off Last prevent failsafe and other errors.
    Aurora 9 - Start up Warning Alarms Disable / Enable Alarms and Model Match FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Off/On Switch problem or Screen does not Display?
    - A9 Auto Saves (flash) each session's programming & trim changes on shutdown.
    Allow time to complete task before switching on again.

    After Market Accessories - Ignition Systems, Leads, Modules & Switches - Cautions.
    Aurora 9 - Cross Trims or Re-Assign Thr<>Elev Trims, Throttle Stick Rev, Sub Trims & Trim C & S problems.
    Aurora 9 - Simulator Interface Function Set-up (includes Eclipse 7 & Pro, Optic 5 & 6 etc)
    Aurora 9 - Module Pinouts and Compatibility Hitec Spectra, standard and other brand modules are not compatible. Details and pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Buddy system Master & Slave function Set-up & Data Transfer Aurora 9<>Aurora 9.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Selective all 9Ch Pass-Through & RSSI Information On wish list. If and When implementation is confirmed will be promptly advised.
    Aurora 9 - Transfer Model Memory from Eclipse 7, Optic 6, Flash 4&5 and others
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Mode & Stick Tension Change. + Stick Tip knobs & extensions.

    Aurora 9 - Battery and Warning FAQ
    Aurora 9 - Battery is not charged. Charge before first use so as not to damage battery. Battery is 1300 mAh_charge rate is 80 mAh
    (to minimise damage if left on to long at any time) = 19-20 hours for first full charge - please read the further details.

    Aurora 9 - Battery Installed ex Factory is part #54128 "TX NiMH battery (6 cell) Pack (Flat Type)
    for AUR (RA9) 7.2v / 1300 MAh" (not an Eneloop 2000)..
    .... Includes notes on Battery Compartment Size, Alternate Batteries and 2S Lipo Capabilities for Aurora & Optima RX.
    Aurora 9 - Lipo User Adjustable Voltage sets Shut Down = TURNS TX OFF to save damage to Lipo Battery and/or TX
    (Audible Battery Warning is still at 6.9V with Lipo which provides say 10-20 min before shutdown.)
    Aurora 9 - Warning Alarms Battery types, Voltage Level Interpretation & Consumption.
    CAUTION - Leave Auto Hibernation (was Auto Power Off prior to V1.06) as "Never" when using Lipo Battery.
    During "Auto Hibernation" (as with laptops), TX Does Not Switch everything Off
    and batteries will be completely drained if TX switch is not
    manually moved to the off position in good time. Remove battery and store separately if TX is to be unused for a period.

    Aurora 9 - RX Voltage on Screen SPC voltage has preference over BEC voltage if using tap.
    Aurora 9 - 110/230 Vac charger Charge Plug & adapter sizes.
    ...[Red LED Does Not Change to Green simply dims out whilst charge continues same rate].
    Aurora 9 - Diode in TX Charge Circuit Never Jump TX Charge Circuit Diode - Hitec FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Lipo & Field Fast Charging. includes Fast Charge Aurora, Eclipse 7 & 7 Pro, Flash 4 & 5, Laser, Optic 6, Optic 5, Lite 4, Prism 7 etc.

    Aurora 9 - Tx FAQ
    Aurora 9 - EPA & D/R Functions Create Dead Zone in Stick Travel
    - keep either the D/R or EPA setting at 125% or less and the other at 120% or less < Corrected V1.08 - refer T.Limit below>.

    Aurora 9 - EPA & T.Limit (added V1.08) - Difference & Use. Mixes can overthrow EPA% setting.
    Travel Limit is a hard stop point so mixes can not overthrow % set in T.Limit and bind up a servo.

    Aurora 9 - On Screen "C" <> "S" & "T.App " & Flight Conditions explained.
    "C" is combined so if you want the same setting in different flight condition use it.
    "S" is for single so as to make the setting unique to the condition.
    "T.App" is Trim Apply - activate this if trims are to be the same in all conditions.
    NB activate at start not part way/end of program or other conditions will be out of sync. - Set Up Conditions incl. Video

    Aurora 9 - OST & ACC - OST = Offset Curve Feature - manual page 78. ACC = Acceleration (for asymmetrical servo speed travel - manual page 80)
    Aurora 9 - Model Number Reset or Delete.
    Aurora 9 - Programming Problem? - Parameters must be set in correct ordere.g. V_tail, see chart.
    Aurora 9 - Pulse Width Data
    Aurora 9 - Resolution In depth explanation.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Polarised Filter. View at angle when using Polaroid type sunglasses in bright sunlight .
    Aurora 9 - Screen Protector & Intermittent Screen or Icon Problems - Remove Protector or Not & alternate replacements & DIY Fixes.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Sensitivity & Recalibration - Pressure switches, not capacitive, use either Stylus provided or very tip of finger for best results.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Touchlock - Included upgrade from V1.05 to V1.06
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Slow (Reduce) Servo Speed (does not effect torque), Control Movement Monitor & Servo Auto Test.
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Use Any Modern Servo with 1.5ms Neutral Position.
    Aurora 9 - Slider DIY Centre Detente (Notch) Slider for (Aurora pre Mar10). Centre/Beep out of synch with Detent Aurora post Mar2010.
    Aurora 9 - Switches Re-assign/Swap Switches and or Functions "F" & "H" - DIY notes & Replacement Switch part Numbers..
    Aurora 9 - Switch Replace with Push Buttons pictorial..........Broken Switches - Part Numbers & Bezel Wrench
    Aurora 9 - Timer x 3 Set and Beeps. Count Down/Up Set On/Off % of Throttle Stick Movement and reset method for V1.04<V1.09.

    Aurora 9 - Helicopter & Multicopter
    Aurora 9 - Heli FBL (FlyBarLess) Throttle - negate possible mid range jump.
    Aurora 9 - Heli Swash (Cyclic) Ring Swashplate types from SWH to H-4X.
    Aurora 9 - FBL Servo (especially digital) current draw can be very high. User to set up suggestion to prevent frequent on/off LBW.
    Aurora 9 - iKON FBL - set up two switches to separate SL feature. (see posts 206<209)
    Aurora 9 - Governor (Align) Setup
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Set-up - How to interpret numbers & modes on screen.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro for Acro - Used to stabilise Airplane wag or takeoff.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro setup Different Procedure to JR/Spektrum. see also following post #340.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-401 Heading Hold etc set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-520 and others - set up
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Align 750 set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - CGY750 & SBE-1 Encoder for FBL Heli Setup
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Ensure ICE ESC/BEC has been updated Or Use Switchmode Regulator.
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Manual set ICE ESC for Throttle - Do Not Use Auto Set.
    Aurora 9 - MSH Brain - setup
    Aurora 9 - Quadcopter, TriCopter & MultiCopters Set Up

    Aurora 9 - General setup FAQ
    Aurora A9 - RC Car, Boat or Truck Transmitter - set up
    Aurora 9 - Flight Conditions - Explanation, Use and order of Priority - Video x 3.
    Aurora 9 - Airbrakes -Twin Rudder set up. posts 4503 & 4504 e.g. Stryker 27Q & Funjet mode 1&2 setup & Zip files
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Set Up - updated V1.06 & Stick SET Position for Butterfly v 1.08 (1).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Flap Offset (OST) is set up under Cambmix Menu (is not under Butterfly menu).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Switch/Slider assignment - includes V1.05 and V1.06 downloadable files.
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow EP Glider Setup as Glider with 5 surfaces & 3 PMixes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up Elevon, Ailevator, Taileron & Launch Modes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up EPA, D/R & EXP w/photos.
    Aurora 9 - DLG Set up guide with many screen shots for setting Camber, P.Mixes, Flap Control etc ***
    Aurora 9 - Dual Elevator (Ailevator ) - Set Up.
    Aurora 9 - Dual Rates, Ailevator, Cambermix uses and assignments, see also Posts 226 & 248.
    Aurora 9 - Eagle Tree Guardian 2d/3d stabilizer setup.
    Aurora 9 - Flapperon - Flaps - Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flap to Elevator - Mix Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flaps Scale for 2Aile & 2 Flap incl Flapperon e.g.Scale Beaver. Includes pictorial with Servo Slow.pdf
    Aurora 9 - Flap (Landing) Mix see also sailplane below
    Aurora 9 - Flap Con - Switch Reversal & ELE Activation Pos 0
    Aurora 9 - Flaps - Snap.
    Aurora 9 - Four Aileron Bipe - Set Up independent Aileron Servos.
    Aurora 9 - Knife edge - setup , refer posts #2355 & #2357.
    Aurora 9 - P-Mix Tips: 6,7,8 use 7 point curves where 1-5 are linear.
    Aurora 9 - Rudder-Elevator PMix In Flight Trimming
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane EP or Glider - Motor Control Menu - Delays explained.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Fullhouse Glider - Electric Power Setup (inc motor_flaps on/off at low throttle) many screen shots.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider Flap Mixing - assign flap channel to a 3 position switch First (refer posts 208, 209, 210 & 211).
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider setup examples for several types of gliders, simple to advanced. Document in .pdf format.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Servo Slow - Video of Heli Tri gear set up. (NB use analogue or digital servo as retract servos are 180* On/Off only
    and cannot be slowed)
    post #5121. - Retract Curves post #5706.

    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Lock Steerable Nose & Tail Wheels whilst retracted.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels and Flaps Set up with Various Flight Conditions - posts #2052 & #2054.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Three Position Switch (Down_Up_Down in lieu of two position Up/Down)
    Aurora 9 - Test Mode - is inhibited if Throttle Lock On.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Lock (Hold) & Transmit Yes-No Features & Use.
    ... How to use Icon and/or Switch method which operates when in transmit mode only.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Cut & Idle Down Set-Up.. Throttle Cut Programming - Step by Step.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Curve - Throttle Expo & P-Mix Set-Up. [NB: Hitec TX use Minus (-) Expo wherever JR/Spektrum use Plus (+) Expo]
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Control - Glow Driver &/or Ignition On/Off post #2239
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Elevator Mix handy for for inflight adjustment when engine mount can not be adjusted.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle on stick J3 convert to Crow control for landing gliders.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. a) - Video PMix Tutorial (text version post #2104)
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. b) with own 7-point curve. Assigned a two position switch with identical curve on throttle-1
    & zeroed out the curve on throttle-2 one position to turn the pump off. posts #1698 & #1699

    Aurora 9 - Throttle - Trim Twin EP Motors (synchronise multi motors)
    Aurora 9 - Trim Mixes In-flight - Cross Trim, In Flight Mix Changes, Re-Assign or Mix Trims.
    Aurora 9 - Trim Step Adjustable 1-200 (12 default, Approx.0.025deg ~ 5deg / Step). & Sub Trim adjust/cautions posts #2 & #4.
    Aurora 9 - (Mini) Ultra Stick and Crow Setup - Thread.
    Aurora 9 - Variable Pitch Prop Set Up - VPP for Foamies using Heli mode. (Brandon Chitty - Video).

    Aurora 9 - Giant Scale set up Brandon Chitty's 42% Aeroworks Yak - Video presentation of set up.
    Aurora 9 - BoneDoc's 3D Clinic #20 - VIDEO - Snap to Hover (5 min 36 sec) + J.Yee & Basic set up videos

    AFHSS
    AFHSS - ID_Setup (also known as Binding or Linking) & Range Test Procedure for
    ........Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module <> Optima Transceiver or Minima Receiver.
    AFHSS - Normal & Scan Modes Explained includes Redundant (Dual) Receivers & How Channel Selection Works.
    AFHSS - How To Select Optimum Channels - For Your Field *
    AFHSS - Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module & Optima Transceiver - Fail-Safe Settings
    AFHSS - Power Down - Range Check Procedure for Normal Mode & Scan Mode at 1mw- tested to at least 1/4 mile.
    AFHSS - Warning Beeps Aurora 9 & Spectra 2.4Ghz Module - Interpret & Manage the Independent Alarms.

    AFHSS - LED Status Card - What the colours/combinations are indicating.
    . Digital .pdf copy which can be printed and inserted as a page in manual or extra cards made.

    AFHSS - Multiplex Evo 2.4 conversion - DIY

    HPP-22 and Firmware
    Hitec HPP-22 2.4GHz Programmer - Manual, FAQ - How to Install & Use
    ..(includes Screenshots & Current Firmware Versions for all related Units).
    HPP-22 Clinic - Video by 2 brothers Hobby
    Hitec HPP-22 - Replacement Leads, Extensions and DIY Access to Transceivers buried in models.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Software for HPP-21 & HPP-21+ for Digital Servos.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Station for HPP-22 - Enables update to Aurora 9, Optic Sport, Spectra 2.4Ghz Modules and Optima Transceivers.
    HFP-20, HPP-21 & HPP-21+ - Manuals.
    HPP-22 Firmware Upgrade History, now V 1.14.(1) 14 May 2013.

    Aurora 9 - Firmware Version and Date of Manufacture. refer to posts #4 & #15
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.06 Details.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.07(1) & (2) 01Oct10.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Updates V1.07 & V1.08(1)..
    ...Screen shots of the new displays plus additional information includes planned updates for V1.08+.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.09. 20Sep12 - Advanced sensor station telemetry items added & timer issue fixed.
    HTS-Navi & HTS-Voice Firmware Updates
    Optima 6, 7 & 9 Ch Transceiver Update V2.02 07Oct11
    (•Improved reboot and recovery methods after severe RF interference.) - Requires Module V3.01 and Aurora V1.07(2) +
    Spectra Module V1.01, V2.00 & V3.01 Updates & Manual. Screenshots & additional information.

    Model Names, Templates & setup Aids
    Aurora 9 - Model Set Up & Templates Program (Model) Templates.
    (Download existing Set Ups and transfer to your Aurora. Upload & share your own set ups/solutions.)

    Aurora 9 - Template Index: Acro, Glider, Helicopter, Rock Crawler, Tanks, Simulator.
    Aurora 9 - Software Wish List Thread
    Aurora 9 - Programming Chart
    Aurora 9 - Programming Spreadsheet - Put all your model settings into a Printable Excel Spreadsheet.

    2.4Ghz Antenna: Transmitter & Receiver Boda and non Boda Installation and Orientation
    Antenna Orientation for best 2.4Ghz Reception - Transmitter Antenna & Receiver Antenna.
    Optima Transceivers, Maxima & Minima Receivers - Installation of Receiver & BODA Antenna
    ...Pictorial FAQ with Range Test Results. {Regularly Updated with Q&A}

    Receivers and Transceivers
    Optima Receivers - Light Weight. Optima_6 LITE Transceiver, Minima 6E, 6T & 6L Lite Micro Receivers...
    .. Minima are compatible only with Spectra Module V3.01 or higher. Caseless Weights for 6 & 7ch Optima Transceivers.
    Optima Transceiver - Conversion Lighten 6ch for Indoor & Park-Flyers plus Alternate Light Weight 2.4GHz Antenna.
    Hitec "Factory Pilot" Brandon Chitty uses an Optima 7 in both his indoor competition Fancy Foam Maxima that weighs 8oz, and his 170CC DA powered 42% Aeroworks Yak.

    Optima 6, 7 & 9ch Transceiver & Minima Receiver Manual V3.00 (3.12mb.pdf, right click & "save target as")

    Optima Transceiver, Maxima & Minima Receiver - Operating Voltage Input Limits.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Independent Comprehensive Range Test "The Hitec system worked as well as any I have tested and better than most.
    It performed better than the Futaba FASST, the Airtronics, the XPS and the JR low end receivers.
    It performed at least as good as my reference receiver, the JR AR7000." this with a JR Tx using twice output in USA than O/seas

    Carbon Fiber Fuse... Report - from well known Glider Pilot and Fly RC author Mike Lee
    Carbon Fibre Fuse...Report - High Speed DS
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - BODA Antenna explained - as good, arguably better than a two antenna system.
    BODA Antenna Tip Wire (DIY Security for receivers manufactured pre Apr10.) & Spare BODA Holders #58474

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Low Battery Warning settings for both Aurora & Spectra 2.4Ghz module.
    Adjustable LBW Voltage Alerts V1.07 up (not available V1.04<06).

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Basic Telemetry Includes Battery Voltage Level but not "Range Out warning".
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #1 - caution re NiMH & Alert re LiFE.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #2 - caution re NiMH.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual or Multiple Batteries may be installed - Avoid Brownout & Add Redundancy, even one for each servo.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual Redundant receivers - The first turned on after the Transmitter will be the recognised telemetry sender.
    .. includes Service Bulletin 'Optima Series Receivers - Dual Receiver Warning & Dual Battery recommendations"

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - EP Models Use SPC Port for RX Power Supply (BEC only is unreliable) & correct Battery Telemetry.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Polarity of Ports & Servo Leads - with pictures.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - PowerExpander Connections NB: also refer "After Market Accessories" above.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC connection & Lead FAQ for EP & GP models - with schematics and Photos.
    ...Low & High Voltage setup, Current Draw/Amps - Warning: Never use Balance Taps - Video

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC Port Wiring Clinic - Video by 2 Brothers Hobby.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Move Slower Than Usual - then Rebind.
    ...(Switched between Normal <> Scan mode with power off before process completed or units were to close on set up).
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Wag & Jerky Servo Movements Reasons & Cure - Do Not Fly With This Condition.
    (...includes when switching on some ESC) .
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servos Stepping - Battery pack (Power Supply) failing under load. (Recharge or get a better battery pack)

    Modules
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module V3.01 Manual. see also Addendum re Range Check & new Smart Scan.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module Manual V2.0 & Optima Failsafe Settings.
    Spectra 2.4GHz and Optima RX - FCC Approval Specifications and Test Results.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna Mast DIY easy install / remove remote mounts for single or multiple antenna on Aurora and other TX.
    DIY with photo instructions x 3 examples post#2.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna - Hide coaxial cable inside TX. This if not intending to ever use 72Mhz or other modules.
    Spectra 2.4GHz - original Prism 7 not 7X requires minor fix.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Futaba & other Compatible TX usage therein is approved by FCC (also refers to legality of PPM modules)
    Spectra 2.4J Module - JR Telemetry Module NB: 3 different types = Universal, Japan & France
    ... TX RF Indicator light is inoperative, it is replaced by those on module
    .
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Spektrum DSM, DSM2 & DSMX Compatible - Unlikely ex Hitec in foreseeable future.
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DIY Conversion Fly BNF's. with DM8 for MZ and DC/DC converter. Original article post #59
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DSM2-DSMX transmitter modules for Hitec Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Optic 6
    Spectra Pro 72MHz PPM/QPCM Module Manual, Addendum re Range Check Specifications, Pictures & Screen Shots.
    Spectra Pro 35, 36, 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Modules - Hitec. (see also post 11621)
    Spectra Pro 35. 36. 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Module - DIY Convert Standard Crystal Based HPF-MIM Module, see also Post #54
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module #28724 Surface use only, can not be used with Optima or Minima RX nor aircraft.
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module and Atom 3 RX Manual - for Surface use only.
    Tactic Anylink Module - Aurora 9 Setup, includes all other Hitec Tx.

    Telemetry
    Telemtry Workshop - Video by 2 Brothers Hobby
    Telemetry - Instruction Sheets & User Guide with pictures plus Enhancements Under Development.
    Telemetry - Battery Voltage via SPC and/or HTS-SS Blue or HTS-SS Advance for EP Models
    Telemetry - Bluetooth & Android App.. Android Readout & Voice Video Demo .. (Aftermarket, not made nor tested by Hitec)
    Telemetry - Flying Range
    Telemetry - HTS-SS Advance, HTS-SS BLUE & HTS-Volt plus HTS_C50 or HTS-C200 Amp Sensor attachment.
    Telemetry - HTS-GPS (GPS Sensor) - Install and use, with screenshots.
    Telemetry - HTS-Iview I-Phone App information & Download page. Iview Iphone Sound Features, manual etc.
    . (Hitec’s 2.4GHz telemetry on your iPod touch / iPhone and iPad)
    Telemetry - HTS-MRPM, various installations. Latest instruction sheet & photos (pdf).
    Telemetry - HTS-ORPM includes HTS-SS Advance manual with latest photo & which also includes HTS-MRPM.
    Telemetry - HTS-Navi AFHSS 2.4GHz Wireless USB Telemetry Receiver Install & Operation -Manual
    Telemetry - HTS-VM Variometer.
    Telemetry - HTS-Voice Voice Announcing System. (includes manual and firmware update details).
    Telemetry - Range test Using Segway & GPS - Video - Remarkable 2100+ ft not only through large obstacles
    but also with Heli sitting in ground effect.

    Telemetry - Full installation in Skylink 50cc - Static & Flying Demo - Video( 6 min 29 sec)
    Telemetry - Screens & Displays - Video
    Telemetry - HPP-22 Screen as viewed live on PC/Laptop. - Video
    Telemetry - Download Demo 2D Graphic Flight displays of an actual flight. NB: GPS updates every .5 sec and will
    be fairly accurate for level flight but not dive speed since it is using ground coordinates for the calculation.

    Telemetry - Compatibility & Open Source - status
    Telemetry - Telemetry System Command Center - new Jun'11.

    Telemetry System - Spectra 2.4Ghz installed Alternate TX Connections.

    Telemetry - Head Tracker - Not available A9 nor will it be available Aurora 9X.
    . Aurora 9X - Due end June 2013. All relevant A9X Q&A on all forums todate.

    Telemetry - FPV Chainlink DIY for Aurora 9 Video.

    . Hitec Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro - All Manuals, Addenda, Quick Setup, CCPM and Additional Programming FAQ

    . Hitec Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport - Manuals, Tutorial, Comparison Charts, Updates & FAQ

    . Service Bulletins

    . Firmware & Software Updates

    . Hitec 2013 Servo Chart

    . Multiplex Modellsport - Facebook includes Hitec RCD Europe items.
    . Team Hitec USA pages - Facebook
    . Team Hitec pages - YouTube

    Special Offers from Hitec USA. These offers are only available to Hitec customers in the USA, Canada & Mexico
    Coupons, Validity/Expiry & Pricing Comparisons
    Limited Time Offer 1/2 price limited time specials on some items & Promo packs at foot of page.

    Alan Tong (Hitec NZ).
    Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links (quick search = Ctrl+F)

    . Hitec 2.4GHz Telemetry Displays (.jpg 42.3KB)
    . Aurora 9 Comparison Chart (.pdf 2.53MB)
    . Aurora 9 Comparison Chart_Updates (.pdf 27.9KB)
    . A9 - Bob's Video Library Index (.pdf 63.1 KB)

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    RE: Aurora 9Ch, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips.

    Aurora 9, AFHSS 2.4Ghz Module, Transceivers_Receivers & Telemetry FAQ _ Setups & Tips

    Links to all FAQ, undocumented features, mixes, tips, shortcuts and more, basically anything that will help
    Hitec RCD Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro, Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport, Optic 5, Prism and other AFHSS system & Telemetry users
    maximise the use/programming of their radios.

    Please Start A New Thread - For All Questions relating to the Aurora programming, set up. features or otherwise.
    (This list is regularly updated with new information as Q&A arise worldwide.)

    Hitec Aurora 9 Homepage
    Hitec Product Catalogue 2013 is in two parts due to max ,pdf file sizes permitted when transferred.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #1 5.44 mb - pages 1 < 27 Transmitters, Telemetry Chargers and some servos.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #2 8.27 mb - pages 28< 43 Servos and accessories.
    . Hitec USA Catalogue 2013
    . send pm for copy of earlier catalogues.

    Aurora 9 - Video Informational (more in relevant sections below)
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX)- Video #1 = Normal Mode, Video #2 = Scan Mode.
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX) -Video #3 (Answers queries received ex Videos 1 & 2.,
    see also post #2933

    Aurora 9ch - Video - 8 Video Walk through of Set Ups - Dashboard, Heli, Glider, Acro, Data Transfer A9<>A9 etc.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Basic Set Up - new 17Aug10 36mb 7min8sec.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Helicopter Set Up - Finless Bob's Review, Tips and how To - Series.
    (also full of many handy pointers for Acro and other users). Bob's Video Library Index.pdf


    Aurora 9 - Reviews and Accessories
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review RC Groups - By Mike Llewellyn - with Video of Screens and Custom Folder setup
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review Fly RC Product - by Scott Stoops with Bob Aberle & Thayer Syme
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Includes - Stylus, Screen cleaner, Flight Preserver, Battery Holder/Switch
    for ID Setup in lieu if using an ESC/BEC
    & BODA Holder - see pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Neck Strap Balance "#55843 Transmitter Weight Balancer".
    Provides best Neck Strap Balance position for Hitec 2.4Ghz Transmitters

    Aurora 9 - Transmitter - Care of, especially in high humidity areas.
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Case - Aluminium. (or use for other Hitec transmitters). #553445
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Tray & Bling 23 May 2011: latest update & .jpg Tray #58494, Red Extra Long 33mm Sticks #55864

    Aurora 9 Latency
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue - Understanding latency, with comparisons, speed test and videos.
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue 7yr old Justin Jee - XFC 2010 RC Heli Competition Flight & comment - videos
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue Joe Manor's Dynamic60 doing 333 mph! New World 60" DS Record - Video

    Aurora 9 Manuals and Updated pages
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (8MB .pdf) Two page view, search not included.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendum's below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (13.01MB .pdf) Single page & searchable.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendum's below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.06
    - 1 new Page for Manual.- copy V107 attached
    (Includes Butterfly / Crow Set Up)

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.07
    - 2 new Pages for Manual. - copy V107_2&108 attached

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Updates V1.07(2) & V1.08
    - 7 new Pages for Manual. (1.23mb .pdf, right click & "save target as") Manual V1.08(1) update
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Index - Comprehensive addendum.
    Aurora 9 - 72 MHz Spectra Pro Version - Synthesised HSD-09RQ (Freedom 9S) Manuals, Pinouts and ID Set-up Module details.

    Aurora 9 - Additional Information
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter On First - Off Last prevent failsafe and other errors.
    Aurora 9 - Start up Warning Alarms Disable / Enable Alarms and Model Match FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Off/On Switch problem or Screen does not Display?
    - A9 Auto Saves (flash) each session's programming & trim changes on shutdown.
    Allow time to complete task before switching on again.

    After Market Accessories - Ignition Systems, Leads, Modules & Switches - Cautions.
    Aurora 9 - Cross Trims or Re-Assign Thr<>Elev Trims, Throttle Stick Rev, Sub Trims & Trim C & S problems.
    Aurora 9 - Simulator Interface Function Set-up (includes Eclipse 7 & Pro, Optic 5 & 6 etc)
    Aurora 9 - Module Pinouts and Compatibility Hitec Spectra, standard and other brand modules are not compatible. Details and pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Buddy system Master & Slave function Set-up & Data Transfer Aurora 9<>Aurora 9.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Selective all 9Ch Pass-Through & RSSI Information On wish list. If and When implementation is confirmed will be promptly advised.
    Aurora 9 - Transfer Model Memory from Eclipse 7, Optic 6, Flash 4&5 and others
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Mode & Stick Tension Change. + Stick Tip knobs & extensions.

    Aurora 9 - Battery and Warning FAQ
    Aurora 9 - Battery is not charged. Charge before first use so as not to damage battery. Battery is 1300 mAh_charge rate is 80 mAh
    (to minimise damage if left on to long at any time) = 19-20 hours for first full charge - please read the further details.

    Aurora 9 - Battery Installed ex Factory is part #54128 "TX NiMH battery (6 cell) Pack (Flat Type)
    for AUR (RA9) 7.2v / 1300 MAh" (not an Eneloop 2000)..
    .... Includes notes on Battery Compartment Size, Alternate Batteries and 2S Lipo Capabilities for Aurora & Optima RX.
    Aurora 9 - Lipo User Adjustable Voltage sets Shut Down = TURNS TX OFF to save damage to Lipo Battery and/or TX
    (Audible Battery Warning is still at 6.9V with Lipo which provides say 10-20 min before shutdown.)
    Aurora 9 - Warning Alarms Battery types, Voltage Level Interpretation & Consumption.
    CAUTION - Leave Auto Hibernation (was Auto Power Off prior to V1.06) as "Never" when using Lipo Battery.
    During "Auto Hibernation" (as with laptops), TX Does Not Switch everything Off
    and batteries will be completely drained if TX switch is not
    manually moved to the off position in good time. Remove battery and store separately if TX is to be unused for a period.

    Aurora 9 - RX Voltage on Screen SPC voltage has preference over BEC voltage if using tap.
    Aurora 9 - 110/230 Vac charger Charge Plug & adapter sizes.
    ...[Red LED Does Not Change to Green simply dims out whilst charge continues same rate].
    Aurora 9 - Diode in TX Charge Circuit Never Jump TX Charge Circuit Diode - Hitec FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Lipo & Field Fast Charging. includes Fast Charge Aurora, Eclipse 7 & 7 Pro, Flash 4 & 5, Laser, Optic 6, Optic 5, Lite 4, Prism 7 etc.

    Aurora 9 - Tx FAQ
    Aurora 9 - EPA & D/R Functions Create Dead Zone in Stick Travel
    - keep either the D/R or EPA setting at 125% or less and the other at 120% or less < Corrected V1.08 - refer T.Limit below>.

    Aurora 9 - EPA & T.Limit (added V1.08) - Difference & Use. Mixes can overthrow EPA% setting.
    Travel Limit is a hard stop point so mixes can not overthrow % set in T.Limit and bind up a servo.

    Aurora 9 - On Screen "C" <> "S" & "T.App " & Flight Conditions explained.
    "C" is combined so if you want the same setting in different flight condition use it.
    "S" is for single so as to make the setting unique to the condition.
    "T.App" is Trim Apply - activate this if trims are to be the same in all conditions.
    NB activate at start not part way/end of program or other conditions will be out of sync. - Set Up Conditions incl. Video

    Aurora 9 - OST & ACC - OST = Offset Curve Feature - manual page 78. ACC = Acceleration (for asymmetrical servo speed travel - manual page 80)
    Aurora 9 - Model Number Reset or Delete.
    Aurora 9 - Programming Problem? - Parameters must be set in correct ordere.g. V_tail, see chart.
    Aurora 9 - Pulse Width Data
    Aurora 9 - Resolution In depth explanation.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Polarised Filter. View at angle when using Polaroid type sunglasses in bright sunlight .
    Aurora 9 - Screen Protector & Intermittent Screen or Icon Problems - Remove Protector or Not & alternate replacements & DIY Fixes.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Sensitivity & Recalibration - Pressure switches, not capacitive, use either Stylus provided or very tip of finger for best results.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Touchlock - Included upgrade from V1.05 to V1.06
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Slow (Reduce) Servo Speed (does not effect torque), Control Movement Monitor & Servo Auto Test.
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Use Any Modern Servo with 1.5ms Neutral Position.
    Aurora 9 - Slider DIY Centre Detente (Notch) Slider for (Aurora pre Mar10). Centre/Beep out of synch with Detent Aurora post Mar2010.
    Aurora 9 - Switches Re-assign/Swap Switches and or Functions "F" & "H" - DIY notes & Replacement Switch part Numbers..
    Aurora 9 - Switch Replace with Push Buttons pictorial..........Broken Switches - Part Numbers & Bezel Wrench
    Aurora 9 - Timer x 3 Set and Beeps. Count Down/Up Set On/Off % of Throttle Stick Movement and reset method for V1.04<V1.09.

    Aurora 9 - Helicopter & Multicopter
    Aurora 9 - Heli FBL (FlyBarLess) Throttle - negate possible mid range jump.
    Aurora 9 - Heli Swash (Cyclic) Ring Swashplate types from SWH to H-4X.
    Aurora 9 - FBL Servo (especially digital) current draw can be very high. User to set up suggestion to prevent frequent on/off LBW.
    Aurora 9 - iKON FBL - set up two switches to separate SL feature. (see posts 206<209)
    Aurora 9 - Governor (Align) Setup
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Set-up - How to interpret numbers & modes on screen.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro for Acro - Used to stabilise Airplane wag or takeoff.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro setup Different Procedure to JR/Spektrum. see also following post #340.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-401 Heading Hold etc set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-520 and others - set up
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Align 750 set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - CGY750 & SBE-1 Encoder for FBL Heli Setup
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Ensure ICE ESC/BEC has been updated Or Use Switchmode Regulator.
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Manual set ICE ESC for Throttle - Do Not Use Auto Set.
    Aurora 9 - MSH Brain - setup
    Aurora 9 - Quadcopter, TriCopter & MultiCopters Set Up

    Aurora 9 - General setup FAQ
    Aurora A9 - RC Car, Boat or Truck Transmitter - set up
    Aurora 9 - Flight Conditions - Explanation, Use and order of Priority - Video x 3.
    Aurora 9 - Airbrakes -Twin Rudder set up. posts 4503 & 4504 e.g. Stryker 27Q & Funjet mode 1&2 setup & Zip files
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Set Up - updated V1.06 & Stick SET Position for Butterfly v 1.08 (1).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Flap Offset (OST) is set up under Cambmix Menu (is not under Butterfly menu).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Switch/Slider assignment - includes V1.05 and V1.06 downloadable files.
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow EP Glider Setup as Glider with 5 surfaces & 3 PMixes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up Elevon, Ailevator, Taileron & Launch Modes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up EPA, D/R & EXP w/photos.
    Aurora 9 - DLG Set up guide with many screen shots for setting Camber, P.Mixes, Flap Control etc ***
    Aurora 9 - Dual Elevator (Ailevator ) - Set Up.
    Aurora 9 - Dual Rates, Ailevator, Cambermix uses and assignments, see also Posts 226 & 248.
    Aurora 9 - Eagle Tree Guardian 2d/3d stabilizer setup.
    Aurora 9 - Flapperon - Flaps - Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flap to Elevator - Mix Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flaps Scale for 2Aile & 2 Flap incl Flapperon e.g.Scale Beaver. Includes pictorial with Servo Slow.pdf
    Aurora 9 - Flap (Landing) Mix see also sailplane below
    Aurora 9 - Flap Con - Switch Reversal & ELE Activation Pos 0
    Aurora 9 - Flaps - Snap.
    Aurora 9 - Four Aileron Bipe - Set Up independent Aileron Servos.
    Aurora 9 - Knife edge - setup , refer posts #2355 & #2357.
    Aurora 9 - P-Mix Tips: 6,7,8 use 7 point curves where 1-5 are linear.
    Aurora 9 - Rudder-Elevator PMix In Flight Trimming
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane EP or Glider - Motor Control Menu - Delays explained.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Fullhouse Glider - Electric Power Setup (inc motor_flaps on/off at low throttle) many screen shots.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider Flap Mixing - assign flap channel to a 3 position switch First (refer posts 208, 209, 210 & 211).
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider setup examples for several types of gliders, simple to advanced. Document in .pdf format.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Servo Slow - Video of Heli Tri gear set up. (NB use analogue or digital servo as retract servos are 180* On/Off only
    and cannot be slowed)
    post #5121. - Retract Curves post #5706.

    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Lock Steerable Nose & Tail Wheels whilst retracted.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels and Flaps Set up with Various Flight Conditions - posts #2052 & #2054.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Three Position Switch (Down_Up_Down in lieu of two position Up/Down)
    Aurora 9 - Test Mode - is inhibited if Throttle Lock On.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Lock (Hold) & Transmit Yes-No Features & Use.
    ... How to use Icon and/or Switch method which operates when in transmit mode only.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Cut & Idle Down Set-Up.. Throttle Cut Programming - Step by Step.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Curve - Throttle Expo & P-Mix Set-Up. [NB: Hitec TX use Minus (-) Expo wherever JR/Spektrum use Plus (+) Expo]
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Control - Glow Driver &/or Ignition On/Off post #2239
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Elevator Mix handy for for inflight adjustment when engine mount can not be adjusted.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle on stick J3 convert to Crow control for landing gliders.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. a) - Video PMix Tutorial (text version post #2104)
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. b) with own 7-point curve. Assigned a two position switch with identical curve on throttle-1
    & zeroed out the curve on throttle-2 one position to turn the pump off. posts #1698 & #1699

    Aurora 9 - Throttle - Trim Twin EP Motors (synchronise multi motors)
    Aurora 9 - Trim Mixes In-flight - Cross Trim, In Flight Mix Changes, Re-Assign or Mix Trims.
    Aurora 9 - Trim Step Adjustable 1-200 (12 default, Approx.0.025deg ~ 5deg / Step). & Sub Trim adjust/cautions posts #2 & #4.
    Aurora 9 - (Mini) Ultra Stick and Crow Setup - Thread.
    Aurora 9 - Variable Pitch Prop Set Up - VPP for Foamies using Heli mode. (Brandon Chitty - Video).

    Aurora 9 - Giant Scale set up Brandon Chitty's 42% Aeroworks Yak - Video presentation of set up.
    Aurora 9 - BoneDoc's 3D Clinic #20 - VIDEO - Snap to Hover (5 min 36 sec) + J.Yee & Basic set up videos
    Aurora 9 - Tale of Twinstar Review showing installation Optima 7, GPS module, Optical RPM sensor, GoPro Video Camera.as Hand Launch, Floats, Skis etc. - Video

    AFHSS
    AFHSS - ID_Setup (also known as Binding or Linking) & Range Test Procedure for
    ........Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module <> Optima Transceiver or Minima Receiver.
    AFHSS - Normal & Scan Modes Explained includes Redundant (Dual) Receivers & How Channel Selection Works.
    AFHSS - How To Select Optimum Channels - For Your Field *
    AFHSS - Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module & Optima Transceiver - Fail-Safe Settings
    AFHSS - Power Down - Range Check Procedure for Normal Mode & Scan Mode at 1mw- tested to at least 1/4 mile.
    AFHSS - Warning Beeps Aurora 9 & Spectra 2.4Ghz Module - Interpret & Manage the Independent Alarms.

    AFHSS - LED Status Card - What the colours/combinations are indicating.
    . Digital .pdf copy which can be printed and inserted as a page in manual or extra cards made.

    AFHSS - Multiplex Evo 2.4 conversion - DIY

    HPP-22 and Firmware
    Hitec HPP-22 2.4GHz Programmer - Manual, FAQ - How to Install & Use
    ..(includes Screenshots & Current Firmware Versions for all related Units).
    HPP-22 Clinic - Video by 2 brothers Hobby
    Hitec HPP-22 - Replacement Leads, Extensions and DIY Access to Transceivers buried in models.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Software for HPP-21 & HPP-21+ for Digital Servos.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Station for HPP-22 - Enables update to Aurora 9, Optic Sport, Spectra 2.4Ghz Modules and Optima Transceivers.
    HFP-20, HPP-21 & HPP-21+ - Manuals.
    HPP-22 Firmware Upgrade History, now V 1.14.(1) 14 May 2013.

    Aurora 9 - Firmware Version and Date of Manufacture. refer to posts #4 & #15
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.06 Details.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.07(1) & (2) 01Oct10.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Updates V1.07 & V1.08(1)..
    ...Screen shots of the new displays plus additional information includes planned updates for V1.08+.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.09. 20Sep12 - Advanced sensor station telemetry items added & timer issue fixed.
    HTS-Navi & HTS-Voice Firmware Updates
    Optima 6, 7 & 9 Ch Transceiver Update V2.02 07Oct11
    (•Improved reboot and recovery methods after severe RF interference.) - Requires Module V3.01 and Aurora V1.07(2) +
    Spectra Module V1.01, V2.00 & V3.01 Updates & Manual. Screenshots & additional information.

    Model Names, Templates & setup Aids
    Aurora 9 - Model Set Up & Templates Program (Model) Templates.
    (Download existing Set Ups and transfer to your Aurora. Upload & share your own set ups/solutions.)

    Aurora 9 - Template Index: Acro, Glider, Helicopter, Rock Crawler, Tanks, Simulator.
    Aurora 9 - Software Wish List Thread
    Aurora 9 - Programming Chart
    Aurora 9 - Programming Spreadsheet - Put all your model settings into a Printable Excel Spreadsheet.

    2.4Ghz Antenna: Transmitter & Receiver Boda and non Boda Installation and Orientation
    Antenna Orientation for best 2.4Ghz Reception - Transmitter Antenna & Receiver Antenna.
    Optima Transceivers, Maxima & Minima Receivers - Installation of Receiver & BODA Antenna
    ...Pictorial FAQ with Range Test Results. {Regularly Updated with Q&A}

    Receivers and Transceivers
    Optima Receivers - Light Weight. Optima_6 LITE Transceiver, Minima 6E, 6T & 6L Lite Micro Receivers...
    .. Minima are compatible only with Spectra Module V3.01 or higher. Caseless Weights for 6 & 7ch Optima Transceivers.
    Optima Transceiver - Conversion Lighten 6ch for Indoor & Park-Flyers plus Alternate Light Weight 2.4GHz Antenna.
    Hitec "Factory Pilot" Brandon Chitty uses an Optima 7 in both his indoor competition Fancy Foam Maxima that weighs 8oz, and his 170CC DA powered 42% Aeroworks Yak.

    Optima 6, 7 & 9ch Transceiver & Minima Receiver Manual V3.00 (3.12mb.pdf, right click & "save target as")

    Optima Transceiver, Maxima & Minima Receiver - Operating Voltage Input Limits.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Independent Comprehensive Range Test "The Hitec system worked as well as any I have tested and better than most.
    It performed better than the Futaba FASST, the Airtronics, the XPS and the JR low end receivers.
    It performed at least as good as my reference receiver, the JR AR7000." this with a JR Tx using twice output in USA than O/seas

    Carbon Fiber Fuse... Report - from well known Glider Pilot and Fly RC author Mike Lee
    Carbon Fibre Fuse...Report - High Speed DS
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - BODA Antenna explained - as good, arguably better than a two antenna system.
    BODA Antenna Tip Wire (DIY Security for receivers manufactured pre Apr10.) & Spare BODA Holders #58474

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Low Battery Warning settings for both Aurora & Spectra 2.4Ghz module.
    Adjustable LBW Voltage Alerts V1.07 up (not available V1.04<06).

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Basic Telemetry Includes Battery Voltage Level but not "Range Out warning".
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #1 - caution re NiMH & Alert re LiFE.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #2 - caution re NiMH.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual or Multiple Batteries may be installed - Avoid Brownout & Add Redundancy, even one for each servo.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual Redundant receivers - The first turned on after the Transmitter will be the recognised telemetry sender.
    .. includes Service Bulletin 'Optima Series Receivers - Dual Receiver Warning & Dual Battery recommendations"

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - EP Models Use SPC Port for RX Power Supply (BEC only is unreliable) & correct Battery Telemetry.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Polarity of Ports & Servo Leads - with pictures.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - PowerExpander Connections NB: also refer "After Market Accessories" above.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC connection & Lead FAQ for EP & GP models - with schematics and Photos.
    ...Low & High Voltage setup, Current Draw/Amps - Warning: Never use Balance Taps - Video

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC Port Wiring Clinic - Video by 2 Brothers Hobby.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Move Slower Than Usual - then Rebind.
    ...(Switched between Normal <> Scan mode with power off before process completed or units were to close on set up).
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Wag & Jerky Servo Movements Reasons & Cure - Do Not Fly With This Condition.
    (...includes when switching on some ESC) .
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servos Stepping - Battery pack (Power Supply) failing under load. (Recharge or get a better battery pack)

    Modules
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module V3.01 Manual. see also Addendum re Range Check & new Smart Scan.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module Manual V2.0 & Optima Failsafe Settings.
    Spectra 2.4GHz and Optima RX - FCC Approval Specifications and Test Results.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna Mast DIY easy install / remove remote mounts for single or multiple antenna on Aurora and other TX.
    DIY with photo instructions x 3 examples post#2.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna - Hide coaxial cable inside TX. This if not intending to ever use 72Mhz or other modules.
    Spectra 2.4GHz - original Prism 7 not 7X requires minor fix.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Futaba & other Compatible TX usage therein is approved by FCC (also refers to legality of PPM modules)
    Spectra 2.4J Module - JR Telemetry Module NB: 3 different types = Universal, Japan & France
    ... TX RF Indicator light is inoperative, it is replaced by those on module
    .
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Spektrum DSM, DSM2 & DSMX Compatible - Unlikely ex Hitec in foreseeable future.
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DIY Conversion Fly BNF's. with DM8 for MZ and DC/DC converter. Original article post #59
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DSM2-DSMX transmitter modules for Hitec Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Optic 6
    Spectra Pro 72MHz PPM/QPCM Module Manual, Addendum re Range Check Specifications, Pictures & Screen Shots.
    Spectra Pro 35, 36, 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Modules - Hitec. (see also post 11621)
    Spectra Pro 35. 36. 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Module - DIY Convert Standard Crystal Based HPF-MIM Module, see also Post #54
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module #28724 Surface use only, can not be used with Optima or Minima RX nor aircraft.
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module and Atom 3 RX Manual - for Surface use only.
    Tactic Anylink Module - Aurora 9 Setup, includes all other Hitec Tx.

    Telemetry
    Telemtry Workshop - Video by 2 Brothers Hobby
    Telemetry - Instruction Sheets & User Guide with pictures plus Enhancements Under Development.
    Telemetry - Battery Voltage via SPC and/or HTS-SS Blue or HTS-SS Advance for EP Models
    Telemetry - Bluetooth & Android App.. Android Readout & Voice Video Demo .. (Aftermarket, not made nor tested by Hitec)
    Telemetry - Flying Range
    Telemetry - HTS-SS Advance, HTS-SS BLUE & HTS-Volt plus HTS_C50 or HTS-C200 Amp Sensor attachment.
    Telemetry - HTS-GPS (GPS Sensor) - Install and use, with screenshots.
    Telemetry - HTS-Iview I-Phone App information & Download page. Iview Iphone Sound Features, manual etc.
    . (Hitec’s 2.4GHz telemetry on your iPod touch / iPhone and iPad)
    Telemetry - HTS-MRPM, various installations. Latest instruction sheet & photos (pdf).
    Telemetry - HTS-ORPM includes HTS-SS Advance manual with latest photo & which also includes HTS-MRPM.
    Telemetry - HTS-Navi AFHSS 2.4GHz Wireless USB Telemetry Receiver Install & Operation -Manual
    Telemetry - HTS-VM Variometer.
    Telemetry - HTS-Voice Voice Announcing System. (includes manual and firmware update details).
    Telemetry - Range test Using Segway & GPS - Video - Remarkable 2100+ ft not only through large obstacles
    but also with Heli sitting in ground effect.

    Telemetry - Full installation in Skylink 50cc - Static & Flying Demo - Video( 6 min 29 sec)
    Telemetry - Screens & Displays - Video
    Telemetry - HPP-22 Screen as viewed live on PC/Laptop. - Video
    Telemetry - Download Demo 2D Graphic Flight displays of an actual flight. NB: GPS updates every .5 sec and will
    be fairly accurate for level flight but not dive speed since it is using ground coordinates for the calculation.

    Telemetry - Compatibility & Open Source - status
    Telemetry - Telemetry System Command Center - new Jun'11.

    Telemetry System - Spectra 2.4Ghz installed Alternate TX Connections.

    Telemetry - Head Tracker - Not available A9 nor will it be available Aurora 9X.
    . Aurora 9X - Due end June 2013. All relevant A9X Q&A on all forums todate.

    Telemetry - FPV Chainlink DIY for Aurora 9 Video.

    . Hitec Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro - All Manuals, Addenda, Quick Setup, CCPM and Additional Programming FAQ

    . Hitec Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport - Manuals, Tutorial, Comparison Charts, Updates & FAQ

    . Service Bulletins

    . Firmware & Software Updates

    . Hitec 2013 Servo Chart

    . Multiplex Modellsport - Facebook includes Hitec RCD Europe items.
    . Team Hitec USA pages - Facebook
    . Team Hitec pages - YouTube

    Special Offers from Hitec USA. These offers are only available to Hitec customers in the USA, Canada & Mexico
    Coupons, Validity/Expiry & Pricing Comparisons
    Limited Time Offer 1/2 price limited time specials on some items & Promo packs at foot of page.

    Alan Tong (Hitec NZ).
    Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links (quick search = Ctrl+F)

    . Hitec 2.4GHz Telemetry Displays (.jpg 42.3KB)
    . Aurora 9 Comparison Chart (.pdf 2.53MB)
    . Aurora 9 Comparison Chart_Updates (.pdf 27.9KB)
    . A9 - Bob's Video Library Index (.pdf 63.1 KB)

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    Aurora 9X, printing manual, Walkera QR X350 quad copter

    1. I have a new Aurora 9X and was a little disgruntled when I discovered no hard copy manual. I printed out in booklet form on an HP Office Jet 8600+ which ended up as 32 pages. I then took the pages down to Office Depot and for less than $5 had the pages converted into a very readable booklet. The result is just slightly smaller than the Aurora 9 manuals. Hats off to Office Depot for doing such a nice job. I am sure Office Depot can go from CD to nice manual also.

    2. My Problem I installed A Minima 6E in a Walkera QR X350 quad copter. Per the Quad manual the channels used in order Elev; Aile; Thro; Rudd; Gear; Aux1 = 1 - 6.
    These are supposed to be connected to J2; J1; J3; J4; C; B; which they are according to the Channel Function page. I now need to set the levels for the two switches C=On, Mid, Off and B = On, Off. Switch handles from forward to backward. I am having trouble finding the information to accomplish this.

    3 Special note on the Walkera quad. On the 6 supplied cables that connect from the Receiver to the Walkera Main Controller only one had a center wire. I measured the
    main controller And the voltage was bussed across all 6 channels and the power input ( As is common practice. ) I changed the ch 6 ( Aux1 ) cable to a 3 wire so their was
    a redundant voltage connection to the receiver even though the current drain was low due to no servos.

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    Aurora 9, 9X AFHSS 2.4Ghz Module, Transceivers Receivers Telemetry FAQ Setups & Tips

    Update

    Links to all FAQ, undocumented features, mixes, tips, shortcuts and more, basically anything that will help
    Hitec RCD Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro, Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport, Optic 5, Prism and other AFHSS system & Telemetry users
    maximise the use/programming of their radios.

    Please Start A New Thread - For All Questions relating to the Aurora programming, set up. features or otherwise.
    (This list is regularly updated with new information as Q&A arise worldwide.)

    Hitec Aurora 9 Homepage
    Hitec Aurora 9X Homepage

    . Hitec Product Catalogue 2014

    Hitec Product Catalogue 2013 is in two parts due to max ,pdf file sizes permitted when transferred.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #1 5.44 mb - pages 1 < 27 Transmitters, Telemetry Chargers and some servos.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #2 8.27 mb - pages 28< 43 Servos and accessories.
    . Hitec USA Catalogue 2013
    . send pm for copy of earlier catalogues.

    Aurora 9 - Video Informational (more in relevant sections below)
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX)- Video #1 = Normal Mode, Video #2 = Scan Mode.
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX) -Video #3 (Answers queries received ex Videos 1 & 2.,
    see also post #2933

    Aurora 9ch - Video - 8 Video Walk through of Set Ups - Dashboard, Heli, Glider, Acro, Data Transfer A9<>A9 etc.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Basic Set Up - new 17Aug10 36mb 7min8sec.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Helicopter Set Up - Finless Bob's Review, Tips and how To - Series.
    (also full of many handy pointers for Acro and other users). Bob's Video Library Index.pdf


    Aurora 9X
    . Hitec Aurora 9x homepage
    . Aurora 9X - FAQ - Relevant A9X Questions & Answers on all forums todate.
    . Aurora 9X - Manual .pdf
    . Aurora 9X - Model Name/Set file Transfer <> Aurora 9
    . Aurora 9X - Pictorial detailed photos of the A9X.
    . Auroira 9X - Pictorial detailed photos of the Binding sequence for Maxima, Optima & SLT.
    . Aurora 9X - Pictorial detailed photo sequence setup SS-Advance and small EP model.

    Aurora 9 - Reviews and Accessories
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review (pdf) In Depth Review, includes programming, by Mark Danek as published RCmodelworld.com
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review RC Groups - By Mike Llewellyn - with Video of Screens and Custom Folder setup
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review Fly RC Product - by Scott Stoops with Bob Aberle & Thayer Syme
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Includes - Stylus, Screen cleaner, Flight Preserver, Battery Holder/Switch
    for ID Setup in lieu if using an ESC/BEC
    & BODA Holder - see pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Neck Strap Balance "#55843 Transmitter Weight Balancer".
    Provides best Neck Strap Balance position for Hitec 2.4Ghz Transmitters

    Aurora 9 - Transmitter - Care of, especially in high humidity areas.
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Case - Aluminium. (or use for other Hitec transmitters). #553445
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Tray & Bling 23 May 2011: latest update & .jpg Tray #58494, Red Extra Long 33mm Sticks #55864

    Aurora 9 Latency
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue - Understanding latency, with comparisons, speed test and videos.
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue 7yr old Justin Jee - XFC 2010 RC Heli Competition Flight & comment - videos
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue Joe Manor's Dynamic60 doing 333 mph! New World 60" DS Record - Video

    Aurora 9 Manuals and Updated pages
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (8MB .pdf) Two page view, search not included.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendum's below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (13.01MB .pdf) Single page & searchable.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendum's below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.06
    - 1 new Page for Manual.- copy V107 attached
    (Includes Butterfly / Crow Set Up)

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.07
    - 2 new Pages for Manual. - copy V107_2&108 attached

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Updates V1.07(2) & V1.08
    - 7 new Pages for Manual. (1.23mb .pdf, right click & "save target as") Manual V1.08(1) update
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Index - Comprehensive addendum.
    Aurora 9 - 72 MHz Spectra Pro Version - Synthesised HSD-09RQ (Freedom 9S) Manuals, Pinouts and ID Set-up Module details.

    Aurora 9 - Additional Information
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter On First - Off Last prevent failsafe and other errors.
    Aurora 9 - Start up Warning Alarms Disable / Enable Alarms and Model Match FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Off/On Switch problem or Screen does not Display?
    - A9 Auto Saves (flash) each session's programming & trim changes on shutdown.
    Allow time to complete task before switching on again.

    After Market Accessories - Ignition Systems, Leads, Modules & Switches - Cautions.
    Aurora 9 - Cross Trims or Re-Assign Thr<>Elev Trims, Throttle Stick Rev, Sub Trims & Trim C & S problems.
    Aurora 9 - Simulator Interface Function Set-up (includes Eclipse 7 & Pro, Optic 5 & 6 etc)
    Aurora 9 - Module Pinouts and Compatibility Hitec Spectra, standard and other brand modules are not compatible. Details and pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Buddy system Master & Slave function Set-up & Data Transfer Aurora 9<>Aurora 9.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Selective all 9Ch Pass-Through & RSSI Information On wish list. If and When implementation is confirmed will be promptly advised.
    Aurora 9 - Transfer Model Memory from Eclipse 7, Optic 6, Flash 4&5 and others
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Mode & Stick Tension Change. + Stick Tip knobs & extensions.

    Aurora 9 - Battery and Warning FAQ
    Aurora 9 - Battery is not charged. Charge before first use so as not to damage battery. Battery is 1300 mAh_charge rate is 80 mAh
    (to minimise damage if left on to long at any time) = 19-20 hours for first full charge - please read the further details.

    Aurora 9 - Battery Installed ex Factory is part #54128 "TX NiMH battery (6 cell) Pack (Flat Type)
    for AUR (RA9) 7.2v / 1300 MAh" (not an Eneloop 2000)..
    .... Includes notes on Battery Compartment Size, Alternate Batteries and 2S Lipo Capabilities for Aurora & Optima RX.
    Aurora 9 - Lipo User Adjustable Voltage sets Shut Down = TURNS TX OFF to save damage to Lipo Battery and/or TX
    (Audible Battery Warning is still at 6.9V with Lipo which provides say 10-20 min before shutdown.)
    Aurora 9 - Warning Alarms Battery types, Voltage Level Interpretation & Consumption.
    CAUTION - Leave Auto Hibernation (was Auto Power Off prior to V1.06) as "Never" when using Lipo Battery.
    During "Auto Hibernation" (as with laptops), TX Does Not Switch everything Off
    and batteries will be completely drained if TX switch is not
    manually moved to the off position in good time. Remove battery and store separately if TX is to be unused for a period.

    Aurora 9 - RX Voltage on Screen SPC voltage has preference over BEC voltage if using tap.
    Aurora 9 - 110/230 Vac charger Charge Plug & adapter sizes.
    ...[Red LED Does Not Change to Green simply dims out whilst charge continues same rate].
    Aurora 9 - Diode in TX Charge Circuit Never Jump TX Charge Circuit Diode - Hitec FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Voltage Display - How To Read & Interpret Remaining Battery Time (Applies also to all known other Transmitters regardless of brand)
    Aurora 9 - Lipo & Field Fast Charging. includes Fast Charge Aurora, Eclipse 7 & 7 Pro, Flash 4 & 5, Laser, Optic 6, Optic 5, Lite 4, Prism 7 etc.

    Aurora 9 - Tx FAQ
    Aurora 9 - EPA & D/R Functions Create Dead Zone in Stick Travel
    - keep either the D/R or EPA setting at 125% or less and the other at 120% or less < Corrected V1.08 - refer T.Limit below>.

    Aurora 9 - EPA & T.Limit (added V1.08) - Difference & Use. Mixes can overthrow EPA% setting.
    Travel Limit is a hard stop point so mixes can not overthrow % set in T.Limit and bind up a servo.

    Aurora 9 - On Screen "C" <> "S" & "T.App " & Flight Conditions explained.
    "C" is combined so if you want the same setting in different flight condition use it.
    "S" is for single so as to make the setting unique to the condition.
    "T.App" is Trim Apply - activate this if trims are to be the same in all conditions.
    NB activate at start not part way/end of program or other conditions will be out of sync. - Set Up Conditions incl. Video

    Aurora 9 - OST & ACC - OST = Offset Curve Feature - manual page 78. ACC = Acceleration (for asymmetrical servo speed travel - manual page 80)
    Aurora 9 - Programming Problem? - Parameters must be set in correct ordere.g. V_tail, see chart.
    Aurora 9 - Pulse Width Data
    Aurora 9 - Resolution In depth explanation.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Polarised Filter. View at angle when using Polaroid type sunglasses in bright sunlight .
    Aurora 9 - Screen Protector & Intermittent Screen or Icon Problems - Remove Protector or Not & alternate replacements & DIY Fixes.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Sensitivity & Recalibration - Pressure switches, not capacitive, use either Stylus provided or very tip of finger for best results.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Touchlock - Included upgrade from V1.05 to V1.06
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Slow (Reduce) Servo Speed (does not effect torque), Control Movement Monitor & Servo Auto Test.
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Use Any Modern Servo with 1.5ms Neutral Position.
    Aurora 9 - Slider DIY Centre Detente (Notch) Slider for (Aurora pre Mar10). Centre/Beep out of synch with Detent Aurora post Mar2010.
    Aurora 9 - Switches Re-assign/Swap Switches and or Functions "F" & "H" - DIY notes & Replacement Switch part Numbers..
    Aurora 9 - Switch Replace with Push Buttons pictorial..........Broken Switches - Part Numbers & Bezel Wrench
    Aurora 9 - Timer x 3 Set and Beeps. Count Down/Up Set On/Off % of Throttle Stick Movement and reset method for V1.04

    Aurora 9 - Helicopter & Multicopter
    Aurora 9 - Heli FBL (FlyBarLess) Throttle - negate possible mid range jump.
    Aurora 9 - Heli Swash (Cyclic) Ring Swashplate types from SWH to H-4X.
    Aurora 9 - FBL Servo (especially digital) current draw can be very high. User to set up suggestion to prevent frequent on/off LBW.
    Aurora 9 - iKON FBL - set up two switches to separate SL feature. (see posts 206<209)
    Aurora 9 - Governor (Futaba GV-1) set up
    Aurora 9 - Governor (Align) Setup
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Set-up - How to interpret numbers & modes on screen.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro for Acro - Used to stabilise Airplane wag or takeoff.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro setup Different Procedure to JR/Spektrum. see also following post #340.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-401 Heading Hold etc set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-520 and others - set up
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Align 750 set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - CGY750 & SBE-1 Encoder for FBL Heli Setup
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Ensure ICE ESC/BEC has been updated Or Use Switchmode Regulator.
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Manual set ICE ESC for Throttle - Do Not Use Auto Set.
    Aurora 9 - MSH Brain - setup
    Aurora 9 - Quadcopter, TriCopter & MultiCopters Set Up

    Aurora 9 - General setup FAQ
    Aurora A9 - RC Car, Boat or Truck Transmitter - set up
    Aurora 9 - Flight Conditions - Explanation, Use and order of Priority - Video x 3.
    Aurora 9 - Airbrakes -Twin Rudder set up. posts 4503 & 4504 e.g. Stryker 27Q & Funjet mode 1&2 setup & Zip files
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Set Up - updated V1.06 & Stick SET Position for Butterfly v 1.08 (1).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Flap Offset (OST) is set up under Cambmix Menu (is not under Butterfly menu).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Switch/Slider assignment - includes V1.05 and V1.06 downloadable files.
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow EP Glider Setup as Glider with 5 surfaces & 3 PMixes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up Elevon, Ailevator, Taileron & Launch Modes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up EPA, D/R & EXP w/photos.
    Aurora 9 - DLG Set up guide with many screen shots for setting Camber, P.Mixes, Flap Control etc ***
    Aurora 9 - Dual Elevator (Ailevator ) - Set Up.
    Aurora 9 - Dual Rates, Ailevator, Cambermix uses and assignments, see also Posts 226 & 248.
    Aurora 9 - Eagle Tree Guardian 2d/3d stabilizer setup.
    Aurora 9 - Electronic Switches for Navigation Lights etc
    Aurora 9 - Flapperon - Flaps - Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flap to Elevator - Mix Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flaps Scale for 2Aile & 2 Flap incl Flapperon e.g.Scale Beaver. Includes pictorial with Servo Slow.pdf
    Aurora 9 - Flap (Landing) Mix see also sailplane below
    Aurora 9 - Flap Con - Switch Reversal & ELE Activation Pos 0
    Aurora 9 - Flaps - Snap.
    Aurora 9 - Four Aileron Bipe - Set Up independent Aileron Servos.
    Aurora 9 - Knife edge - setup , refer posts #2355 & #2357.
    Aurora 9 - P-Mix Tips: 6,7,8 use 7 point curves where 1-5 are linear.
    Aurora 9 - Rudder-Elevator PMix In Flight Trimming
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane EP or Glider - Motor Control Menu - Delays explained.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Fullhouse Glider - Electric Power Setup (inc motor_flaps on/off at low throttle) many screen shots.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider Flap Mixing - assign flap channel to a 3 position switch First (refer posts 208, 209, 210 & 211).
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider setup examples for several types of gliders, simple to advanced. Document in .pdf format.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Servo Slow - Video of Heli Tri gear set up. (NB use analogue or digital servo as retract servos are 180* On/Off only
    and cannot be slowed)
    post #5121. - Retract Curves post #5706.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Lock Steerable Nose & Tail Wheels whilst retracted.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels and Flaps Set up with Various Flight Conditions - posts #2052 & #2054.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Three Position Switch (Down_Up_Down in lieu of two position Up/Down)
    Aurora 9 - Test Mode - is inhibited if Throttle Lock On.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Lock (Hold) & Transmit Yes-No Features & Use.
    ... How to use Icon and/or Switch method which operates when in transmit mode only.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Cut & Idle Down Set-Up.. Throttle Cut Programming - Step by Step.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Curve - Throttle Expo & P-Mix Set-Up. [NB: Hitec TX use Minus (-) Expo wherever JR/Spektrum use Plus (+) Expo]
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Control - Glow Driver &/or Ignition On/Off post #2239
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Elevator Mix handy for for inflight adjustment when engine mount can not be adjusted.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle on stick J3 convert to Crow control for landing gliders.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. a) - Video PMix Tutorial (text version post #2104)
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. b) with own 7-point curve. Assigned a two position switch with identical curve on throttle-1
    & zeroed out the curve on throttle-2 one position to turn the pump off. posts #1698 & #1699 Further explained
    Aurora 9 - Throttle - Trim Twin EP Motors (synchronise multi motors)
    Aurora 9 - Thrust Vectoring Motors for Airboat etc.
    Aurora 9 - Trim Mixes In-flight - Cross Trim, In Flight Mix Changes, Re-Assign or Mix Trims.
    Aurora 9 - Trim Step Adjustable 1-200 (12 default, Approx.0.025deg ~ 5deg / Step). & Sub Trim adjust/cautions posts #2 & #4.
    Aurora 9 - (Mini) Ultra Stick and Crow Setup - Thread.
    Aurora 9 - Variable Pitch Prop Set Up - VPP for Foamies using Heli mode. (Brandon Chitty - Video).

    Aurora 9 - Giant Scale set up Brandon Chitty's 42% Aeroworks Yak - Video presentation of set up.
    Aurora 9 - BoneDoc's 3D Clinic #20 - VIDEO - Snap to Hover (5 min 36 sec) + J.Yee & Basic set up videos
    Aurora 9 - Tale of Twinstar Review showing installation Optima 7, GPS module, Optical RPM sensor, GoPro Video Camera.as Hand Launch, Floats, Skis etc. - Video

    AFHSS
    AFHSS ID_Setup (also known as Binding or Linking) & Range Test Procedure for
    ........Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module <> Optima Transceiver or Minima Receiver. - Full details with all firmware versions.
    AFHSS ID-Setup (Bind) Spectra Module V3.01(0), Optima Transceiver 6, 7 & 9ch V2.02(0) & Minima Receivers - quick reference - latest firmware versions.
    AFHSS - Normal & Scan Modes Explained includes Redundant (Dual) Receivers & How Channel Selection Works.
    AFHSS - How To Select Optimum Channels - For Your Field *
    AFHSS - Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module & Optima Transceiver - Fail-Safe Settings
    AFHSS - Power Down - Range Check Procedure for Normal Mode & Scan Mode at 1mw- tested to at least 1/4 mile.
    AFHSS - Warning Beeps Aurora 9 & Spectra 2.4Ghz Module - Interpret & Manage the Independent Alarms.

    AFHSS - LED Status Card - What the colours/combinations are indicating.
    . Digital .pdf copy which can be printed and inserted as a page in manual or extra cards made.

    AFHSS - Multiplex Evo 2.4 conversion - DIY

    HPP-22 and Firmware
    Hitec HPP-22 2.4GHz Programmer - Manual, FAQ - How to Install & Use
    ..(includes Screenshots & Current Firmware Versions for all related Units).
    HPP-22 Clinic - Video by 2 brothers Hobby
    Hitec HPP-22 - Replacement Leads, Extensions and DIY Access to Transceivers buried in models.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Software for HPP-21 & HPP-21+ for Digital Servos.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Station for HPP-22 - Enables update to Aurora 9, Optic Sport, Spectra 2.4Ghz Modules and Optima Transceivers.
    HFP-20, HPP-21 & HPP-21+ - Manuals.
    HPP-22 Firmware Upgrade History, now V 1.15(1) 21 Nov 2013.

    Aurora 9 - Firmware Version and Date of Manufacture. refer to posts #4 & #15
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.06 Details.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.07(1) & (2) 01Oct10.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Updates V1.07 & V1.08(1)..
    ...Screen shots of the new displays plus additional information includes planned updates for V1.08+.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.09. 20Sep12 - Advanced sensor station telemetry items added & timer issue fixed.
    HTS-Navi & HTS-Voice Firmware Updates
    Optima 6, 7 & 9 Ch Transceiver Update V2.02 07Oct11
    (•Improved reboot and recovery methods after severe RF interference.) - Requires Module V3.01 and Aurora V1.07(2) +
    Spectra Module V1.01, V2.00 & V3.01 Updates & Manual. Screenshots & additional information.

    Model Names, Templates & setup Aids
    Aurora 9 - Model Number Reset or Delete.
    Aurora 9 - Model Name Relist (re-sort).
    Aurora 9 - Model Set Up & Templates Program (Model) Templates.
    (Download existing Set Ups and transfer to your Aurora. Upload & share your own set ups/solutions.)
    Aurora 9 - Template Index: Acro, Glider, Helicopter, Rock Crawler, Tanks, Simulator.
    Aurora 9 - Software Wish List Thread
    Aurora 9 - Programming Chart
    Aurora 9 - Programming Spreadsheet - Put all your model settings into a Printable Excel Spreadsheet.

    2.4Ghz Antenna: Transmitter & Receiver Boda and non Boda Installation and Orientation
    Antenna Orientation for best 2.4Ghz Reception - Transmitter Antenna & Receiver Antenna.
    Optima Transceivers, Maxima & Minima Receivers - Installation of Receiver & BODA Antenna
    ...Pictorial FAQ with Range Test Results. {Regularly Updated with Q&A}

    Receivers and Transceivers
    Optima Receivers - Light Weight. Optima_6 LITE Transceiver, Minima 6E, 6T & 6L Lite Micro Receivers...
    .. Minima are compatible only with Spectra Module V3.01 or higher. Caseless Weights for 6 & 7ch Optima Transceivers.
    Optima Transceiver - Conversion Lighten 6ch for Indoor & Park-Flyers plus Alternate Light Weight 2.4GHz Antenna.
    Hitec "Factory Pilot" Brandon Chitty uses an Optima 7 in both his indoor competition Fancy Foam Maxima that weighs 8oz, and his 170CC DA powered 42% Aeroworks Yak.

    Optima 6, 7 & 9ch Transceiver & Minima Receiver Manual V3.00 (3.12mb.pdf, right click & "save target as")

    Optima Transceiver, Maxima & Minima Receiver - Operating Voltage Input Limits.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Independent Comprehensive Range Test "The Hitec system worked as well as any I have tested and better than most.
    It performed better than the Futaba FASST, the Airtronics, the XPS and the JR low end receivers.
    It performed at least as good as my reference receiver, the JR AR7000." this with a JR Tx using twice output in USA than O/seas
    Carbon Fiber Fuse... Report - from well known Glider Pilot and Fly RC author Mike Lee
    Carbon Fibre Fuse...Report - High Speed DS
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - BODA Antenna explained - as good, arguably better than a two antenna system.
    BODA Antenna Tip Wire (DIY Security for receivers manufactured pre Apr10.) & Spare BODA Holders #58474

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Low Battery Warning settings for both Aurora & Spectra 2.4Ghz module.
    Adjustable LBW Voltage Alerts V1.07 up (not available V1.04<06).

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Basic Telemetry Includes Battery Voltage Level but not "Range Out warning".
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #1 - caution re NiMH & Alert re LiFE.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #2 - caution re NiMH.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual or Multiple Batteries may be installed - Avoid Brownout & Add Redundancy, even one for each servo.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual Redundant receivers - The first turned on after the Transmitter will be the recognised telemetry sender.
    .. includes Service Bulletin 'Optima Series Receivers - Dual Receiver Warning & Dual Battery recommendations"
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - EP Models Use SPC Port for RX Power Supply (BEC only is unreliable) & correct Battery Telemetry.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Polarity of Ports & Servo Leads - with pictures.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - PowerExpander Connections NB: also refer "After Market Accessories" above.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC connection & Lead FAQ for EP & GP models - with schematics and Photos.
    ...Low & High Voltage setup, Current Draw/Amps - Warning: Never use Balance Taps - Video
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC Port Wiring Clinic - Video by 2 Brothers Hobby.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Move Slower Than Usual - then Rebind.
    ...(Switched between Normal <> Scan mode with power off before process completed or units were to close on set up).
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Wag & Jerky Servo Movements Reasons & Cure - Do Not Fly With This Condition.
    (...includes when switching on some ESC) .
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servos Stepping - Battery pack (Power Supply) failing under load. (Recharge or get a better battery pack)

    Modules
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module V3.01 Manual. see also Addendum re Range Check & new Smart Scan.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module Manual V2.0 & Optima Failsafe Settings.
    Spectra 2.4GHz and Optima RX - FCC Approval Specifications and Test Results.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna Mast DIY easy install / remove remote mounts for single or multiple antenna on Aurora and other TX.
    DIY with photo instructions x 3 examples post#2.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna - Hide coaxial cable inside TX. This if not intending to ever use 72Mhz or other modules.
    Spectra 2.4GHz - original Prism 7 not 7X requires minor fix.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Futaba & other Compatible TX usage therein is approved by FCC (also refers to legality of PPM modules)
    Spectra 2.4J Module - JR Telemetry Module NB: 3 different types = Universal, Japan & France
    ... TX RF Indicator light is inoperative, it is replaced by those on module.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Spektrum DSM, DSM2 & DSMX Compatible - Unlikely ex Hitec in foreseeable future.
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DIY Conversion Fly BNF's. with DM8 for MZ and DC/DC converter. Original article post #59
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DSM2-DSMX transmitter modules for Hitec Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Optic 6
    Spectra Pro 72MHz PPM/QPCM Module Manual, Addendum re Range Check Specifications, Pictures & Screen Shots.
    Spectra Pro 35, 36, 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Modules - Hitec. (see also post 11621)
    Spectra Pro 35. 36. 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Module - DIY Convert Standard Crystal Based HPF-MIM Module, see also Post #54
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module #28724 Surface use only, can not be used with Optima or Minima RX nor aircraft.
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module and Atom 3 RX Manual - for Surface use only.
    Tactic Anylink Module - Aurora 9 Setup, includes all other Hitec Tx.

    Telemetry
    Telemtry Workshop - Video by 2 Brothers Hobby
    Telemetry - Instruction Sheets & User Guide with pictures plus Enhancements Under Development.
    Telemetry - Battery Voltage via SPC and/or HTS-SS Blue or HTS-SS Advance for EP Models
    Telemetry - Bluetooth & Android App.. Android Readout & Voice Video Demo .. (Aftermarket, not made nor tested by Hitec)
    Telemetry - Flying Range
    Telemetry - HTS-SS Advance, HTS-SS BLUE & HTS-Volt plus HTS_C50 or HTS-C200 Amp Sensor attachment.
    Telemetry - HTS-GPS (GPS Sensor) - Install and use, with screenshots.
    Telemetry - HTS-Iview I-Phone App information & Download page. Iview Iphone Sound Features, manual etc.
    . (Hitec’s 2.4GHz telemetry on your iPod touch / iPhone and iPad)
    Telemetry - HTS-MRPM, various installations. Latest instruction sheet & photos (pdf).
    Telemetry - HTS-ORPM includes HTS-SS Advance manual with latest photo & which also includes HTS-MRPM.
    Telemetry - HTS-Navi AFHSS 2.4GHz Wireless USB Telemetry Receiver Install & Operation -Manual
    Telemetry - HTS-VM Variometer.
    Telemetry - HTS-Voice Voice Announcing System. (includes manual and firmware update details).
    Telemetry - Range test Using Segway & GPS - Video - Remarkable 2100+ ft not only through large obstacles
    but also with Heli sitting in ground effect.
    Telemetry - Full installation in Skylink 50cc - Static & Flying Demo - Video( 6 min 29 sec)
    Telemetry - Screens & Displays - Video
    Telemetry - HPP-22 Screen as viewed live on PC/Laptop. - Video
    Telemetry - Download Demo 2D Graphic Flight displays of an actual flight. NB: GPS updates every .5 sec and will
    be fairly accurate for level flight but not dive speed since it is using ground coordinates for the calculation.
    Telemetry - Compatibility & Open Source - status
    Telemetry - Telemetry System Command Center - new Jun'11.

    Telemetry System - Spectra 2.4Ghz installed Alternate TX Connections.

    Telemetry - Head Tracker - Not available A9 nor will it be available Aurora 9X.

    Telemetry - FPV Chainlink DIY for Aurora 9 Video.

    . Hitec Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro - All Manuals, Addenda, Quick Setup, CCPM and Additional Programming FAQ

    . Hitec Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport - Manuals, Tutorial, Comparison Charts, Updates & FAQ

    . Service Bulletins

    . Firmware & Software Updates

    . Hitec 2013 Servo Chart

    . Multiplex Modellsport - Facebook includes Hitec RCD Europe items.
    . Team Hitec USA pages - Facebook
    . Team Hitec pages - YouTube

    Special Offers from Hitec USA. These offers are only available to Hitec customers in the USA, Canada & Mexico
    Coupons, Validity/Expiry & Pricing Comparisons
    Limited Time Offer 1/2 price limited time specials on some items & Promo packs at foot of page.

    Alan Tong (Hitec NZ).
    Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

    . Hitec 2.4GHz Telemetry Displays (.jpg 42.3KB)
    . Aurora 9 Comparison Chart (.pdf 2.53MB)
    . Aurora 9 Comparison Chart_Updates (.pdf 27.9KB)
    . A9 - Bob's Video Library Index (.pdf 63.1 KB)
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    Aurora 9, 9X AFHSS 2.4Ghz Module, Transceivers Receivers Telemetry FAQ Setups & Tips

    Links to all FAQ, undocumented features, mixes, tips, shortcuts and more, basically anything that will help
    Hitec RCD Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro, Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport, Optic 5, Prism and other AFHSS system & Telemetry users
    maximise the use/programming of their radios.

    Please Start A New Thread - For All Questions relating to the Aurora programming, set up. features or otherwise.
    (This list is regularly updated with new information as Q&A arise worldwide.)

    Hitec Aurora 9 Homepage
    Hitec Aurora 9X Homepage

    . Hitec Product Catalogue 2014

    Hitec Product Catalogue 2013 is in two parts due to max ,pdf file sizes permitted when transferred.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #1 5.44 mb - pages 1 < 27 Transmitters, Telemetry Chargers and some servos.
    . Hitec Product Catalog 2013 #2 8.27 mb - pages 28< 43 Servos and accessories.
    . Hitec USA Catalogue 2013
    . send pm for copy of earlier catalogues.

    Aurora 9 - Video Informational (more in relevant sections below)
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX)- Video #1 = Normal Mode, Video #2 = Scan Mode.
    AFHSS in operation - Hitec Spectra 2.4 GHz and Optima Transceiver (RX) -Video #3 (Answers queries received ex Videos 1 & 2.,
    see also post #2933

    Aurora 9ch - Video - 8 Video Walk through of Set Ups - Dashboard, Heli, Glider, Acro, Data Transfer A9<>A9 etc.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Basic Set Up - new 17Aug10 36mb 7min8sec.
    Aurora 9ch - Video - Helicopter Set Up - Finless Bob's Review, Tips and how To - Series.
    (also full of many handy pointers for Acro and other users). Bob's Video Library Index.pdf


    Aurora 9X
    . Hitec Aurora 9x homepage
    . Aurora 9X - FAQ - Relevant A9X Questions & Answers on all forums todate.
    . Aurora 9X - Manual .pdf
    . Aurora 9X - Model Name/Set file Transfer <> Aurora 9
    . Aurora 9X - Pictorial detailed photos of the A9X.
    . Aurora 9X - Pictorial detailed photos of the Binding sequence for Maxima, Optima & SLT.
    . Aurora 9X - Pictorial detailed photo sequence setup SS-Advance and small EP model.

    Aurora 9 - Reviews and Accessories
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review (pdf) In Depth Review, includes programming, by Mark Danek as published RCmodelworld.com
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review RC Groups - By Mike Llewellyn - with Video of Screens and Custom Folder setup
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Review Fly RC Product - by Scott Stoops with Bob Aberle & Thayer Syme
    Aurora 9 - Radio System Includes - Stylus, Screen cleaner, Flight Preserver, Battery Holder/Switch
    for ID Setup in lieu if using an ESC/BEC
    & BODA Holder - see pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Neck Strap Balance "#55843 Transmitter Weight Balancer".
    Provides best Neck Strap Balance position for Hitec 2.4Ghz Transmitters

    Aurora 9 - Transmitter - Care of, especially in high humidity areas.
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Case - Aluminium. (or use for other Hitec transmitters). #553445
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Tray & Bling 23 May 2011: latest update & .jpg Tray #58494, Red Extra Long 33mm Sticks #55864

    Aurora 9 Latency
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue - Understanding latency, with comparisons, speed test and videos.
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue 7yr old Justin Jee - XFC 2010 RC Heli Competition Flight & comment - videos
    Aurora 9 - Latency a Non Issue Joe Manor's Dynamic60 doing 333 mph! New World 60" DS Record - Video

    Aurora 9 Manuals and Updated pages
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (8MB .pdf) Two page view, search not included.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendum's below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 mHz Manual (13.01MB .pdf) Single page & searchable.
    (Manual written V1.03, new pages/addendum's below) (.pdf, right click & "save target as")
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.06
    - 1 new Page for Manual.- copy V107 attached
    (Includes Butterfly / Crow Set Up)

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Update V1.07
    - 2 new Pages for Manual. - copy V107_2&108 attached

    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Firmware Updates V1.07(2) & V1.08
    - 7 new Pages for Manual. (1.23mb .pdf, right click & "save target as") Manual V1.08(1) update
    Aurora 9 - 2.4GHz & 72 MHz Manual - Index - Comprehensive addendum.
    Aurora 9 - 72 MHz Spectra Pro Version - Synthesised HSD-09RQ (Freedom 9S) Manuals, Pinouts and ID Set-up Module details.

    Aurora 9 - Additional Information
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter On First - Off Last prevent failsafe and other errors.
    Aurora 9 - Start up Warning Alarms Disable / Enable Alarms and Model Match FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Off/On Switch problem or Screen does not Display?
    - A9 Auto Saves (flash) each session's programming & trim changes on shutdown.
    Allow time to complete task before switching on again.

    After Market Accessories - Ignition Systems, Leads, Modules & Switches - Cautions.
    Aurora 9 - Cross Trims or Re-Assign Thr<>Elev Trims, Throttle Stick Rev, Sub Trims & Trim C & S problems.
    Aurora 9 - Simulator Interface Function Set-up (includes Eclipse 7 & Pro, Optic 5 & 6 etc)
    Aurora 9 - Module Pinouts and Compatibility Hitec Spectra, standard and other brand modules are not compatible. Details and pictures.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Buddy system Master & Slave function Set-up & Data Transfer Aurora 9<>Aurora 9.
    Aurora 9 - Trainer - Selective all 9Ch Pass-Through & RSSI Information On wish list. If and When implementation is confirmed will be promptly advised.
    Aurora 9 - Transfer Model Memory from Eclipse 7, Optic 6, Flash 4&5 and others
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Mode & Stick Tension Change. + Stick Tip knobs & extensions.

    Aurora 9 - Battery and Warning FAQ
    Aurora 9 - Battery is not charged. Charge before first use so as not to damage battery. Battery is 1300 mAh_charge rate is 80 mAh
    (to minimise damage if left on to long at any time) = 19-20 hours for first full charge - please read the further details.

    Aurora 9 - Battery Installed ex Factory is part #54128 "TX NiMH battery (6 cell) Pack (Flat Type)
    for AUR (RA9) 7.2v / 1300 MAh" (not an Eneloop 2000)..
    .... Includes notes on Battery Compartment Size, Alternate Batteries and 2S Lipo Capabilities for Aurora & Optima RX.
    Aurora 9 - Lipo User Adjustable Voltage sets Shut Down = TURNS TX OFF to save damage to Lipo Battery and/or TX
    (Audible Battery Warning is still at 6.9V with Lipo which provides say 10-20 min before shutdown.)
    Aurora 9 - Warning Alarms Battery types, Voltage Level Interpretation & Consumption.
    CAUTION - Leave Auto Hibernation (was Auto Power Off prior to V1.06) as "Never" when using Lipo Battery.
    During "Auto Hibernation" (as with laptops), TX Does Not Switch everything Off
    and batteries will be completely drained if TX switch is not
    manually moved to the off position in good time. Remove battery and store separately if TX is to be unused for a period.

    Aurora 9 - RX Voltage on Screen SPC voltage has preference over BEC voltage if using tap.
    Aurora 9 - 110/230 Vac charger Charge Plug & adapter sizes.
    ...[Red LED Does Not Change to Green simply dims out whilst charge continues same rate].
    Aurora 9 - Diode in TX Charge Circuit Never Jump TX Charge Circuit Diode - Hitec FAQ.
    Aurora 9 - Transmitter Voltage Display - How To Read & Interpret Remaining Battery Time (Applies also to all known other Transmitters regardless of brand)
    Aurora 9 - Lipo & Field Fast Charging. includes Fast Charge Aurora, Eclipse 7 & 7 Pro, Flash 4 & 5, Laser, Optic 6, Optic 5, Lite 4, Prism 7 etc.

    Aurora 9 - Tx FAQ
    Aurora 9 - EPA & D/R Functions Create Dead Zone in Stick Travel
    - keep either the D/R or EPA setting at 125% or less and the other at 120% or less < Corrected V1.08 - refer T.Limit below>.

    Aurora 9 - EPA & T.Limit (added V1.08) - Difference & Use. Mixes can overthrow EPA% setting.
    Travel Limit is a hard stop point so mixes can not overthrow % set in T.Limit and bind up a servo.

    Aurora 9 - On Screen "C" <> "S" & "T.App " & Flight Conditions explained.
    "C" is combined so if you want the same setting in different flight condition use it.
    "S" is for single so as to make the setting unique to the condition.
    "T.App" is Trim Apply - activate this if trims are to be the same in all conditions.
    NB activate at start not part way/end of program or other conditions will be out of sync. - Set Up Conditions incl. Video

    Aurora 9 - OST & ACC - OST = Offset Curve Feature - manual page 78. ACC = Acceleration (for asymmetrical servo speed travel - manual page 80)
    Aurora 9 - Programming Problem? - Parameters must be set in correct ordere.g. V_tail, see chart.
    Aurora 9 - Pulse Width Data
    Aurora 9 - Resolution In depth explanation.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Polarised Filter. View at angle when using Polaroid type sunglasses in bright sunlight .
    Aurora 9 - Screen Protector & Intermittent Screen or Icon Problems - Remove Protector or Not & alternate replacements & DIY Fixes.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Sensitivity & Recalibration - Pressure switches, not capacitive, use either Stylus provided or very tip of finger for best results.
    Aurora 9 - Screen Touchlock - Included upgrade from V1.05 to V1.06
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Slow (Reduce) Servo Speed (does not effect torque), Control Movement Monitor & Servo Auto Test.
    Aurora 9 - Servos. Use Any Modern Servo with 1.5ms Neutral Position.
    Aurora 9 - Slider DIY Centre Detente (Notch) Slider for (Aurora pre Mar10). Centre/Beep out of synch with Detent Aurora post Mar2010.
    Aurora 9 - Switches Re-assign/Swap Switches and or Functions "F" & "H" - DIY notes & Replacement Switch part Numbers..
    Aurora 9 - Switch Replace with Push Buttons pictorial..........Broken Switches - Part Numbers & Bezel Wrench
    Aurora 9 - Timer x 3 Set and Beeps. Count Down/Up Set On/Off % of Throttle Stick Movement and reset method for V1.04

    Aurora 9 - Helicopter & Multicopter
    Aurora 9 - Heli FBL (FlyBarLess) Throttle - negate possible mid range jump.
    Aurora 9 - Heli Swash (Cyclic) Ring Swashplate types from SWH to H-4X.
    Aurora 9 - FBL Servo (especially digital) current draw can be very high. User to set up suggestion to prevent frequent on/off LBW.
    Aurora 9 - iKON FBL - set up two switches to separate SL feature. (see posts 206<209)
    Aurora 9 - Governor (Futaba GV-1) set up
    Aurora 9 - Governor (Align) Setup
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Set-up - How to interpret numbers & modes on screen.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro for Acro - Used to stabilise Airplane wag or takeoff.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro setup Different Procedure to JR/Spektrum. see also following post #340.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-401 Heading Hold etc set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - Gyro GY-520 and others - set up
    Aurora 9 - Gyro Align 750 set up 450 Heli.
    Aurora 9 - CGY750 & SBE-1 Encoder for FBL Heli Setup
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Ensure ICE ESC/BEC has been updated Or Use Switchmode Regulator.
    Aurora 9 - Heli EP Manual set ICE ESC for Throttle - Do Not Use Auto Set.
    Aurora 9 - MSH Brain - setup
    Aurora 9 - Quadcopter, TriCopter & MultiCopters Set Up

    Aurora 9 - General setup FAQ
    Aurora A9 - RC Car, Boat or Truck Transmitter - set up
    Aurora 9 - Flight Conditions - Explanation, Use and order of Priority - Video x 3.
    Aurora 9 - Airbrakes -Twin Rudder set up. posts 4503 & 4504 e.g. Stryker 27Q & Funjet mode 1&2 setup & Zip files
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Set Up - updated V1.06 & Stick SET Position for Butterfly v 1.08 (1).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Flap Offset (OST) is set up under Cambmix Menu (is not under Butterfly menu).
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow Switch/Slider assignment - includes V1.05 and V1.06 downloadable files.
    Aurora 9 - Butterfly - Crow EP Glider Setup as Glider with 5 surfaces & 3 PMixes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up Elevon, Ailevator, Taileron & Launch Modes.
    Aurora 9 - Delta or Flying Wing - Set up EPA, D/R & EXP w/photos.
    Aurora 9 - DLG & Glider Basic Set up guide.
    Aurora 9 - DLG Set up guide with screen shots of Camber, P.Mixes, Flap Control etc settings .*
    Aurora 9 - Dual Elevator (Ailevator ) - Set Up.
    Aurora 9 - Dual Rates, Ailevator, Cambermix uses and assignments, see also Posts 226 & 248.
    Aurora 9 - Eagle Tree Guardian 2d/3d stabilizer setup.
    Aurora 9 - Electronic Switches for Navigation Lights etc
    Aurora 9 - Flapperon - Flaps - Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flap to Elevator - Mix Set up.
    Aurora 9 - Flaps Scale for 2Aile & 2 Flap incl Flapperon e.g.Scale Beaver. Includes pictorial with Servo Slow.pdf
    Aurora 9 - Flap (Landing) Mix see also sailplane below
    Aurora 9 - Flap Con - Switch Reversal & ELE Activation Pos 0
    Aurora 9 - Flaps set to three position switch. Adjust degrees for scale flap positions.
    Aurora 9 - Flaps - Snap.
    Aurora 9 - Four Aileron Bipe - Set Up independent Aileron Servos.
    Aurora 9 - Knife edge - setup , refer posts #2355 & #2357.
    Aurora 9 - P-Mix Tips: 6,7,8 use 7 point curves where 1-5 are linear.
    Aurora 9 - Rudder-Elevator PMix In Flight Trimming
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane EP or Glider - Motor Control Menu - Delays explained.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Fullhouse Glider - Electric Power Setup (inc motor_flaps on/off at low throttle) many screen shots.
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider Flap Mixing - assign flap channel to a 3 position switch First (refer posts 208, 209, 210 & 211).
    Aurora 9 - Sailplane_Glider setup examples for several types of gliders, simple to advanced. Document in .pdf format.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Servo Slow - Video of Heli Tri gear set up. (NB use analogue or digital servo as retract servos are 180* On/Off only
    and cannot be slowed)
    post #5121. - Retract Curves post #5706.

    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Lock Steerable Nose & Tail Wheels whilst retracted.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels and Flaps Set up with Various Flight Conditions - posts #2052 & #2054.
    Aurora 9 - Retract Wheels - Three Position Switch (Down_Up_Down in lieu of two position Up/Down)
    Aurora 9 - Test Mode - is inhibited if Throttle Lock On.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Lock (Hold) & Transmit Yes-No Features & Use.
    ... How to use Icon and/or Switch method which operates when in transmit mode only.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Cut & Idle Down Set-Up.. Throttle Cut Programming - Step by Step.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Curve - Throttle Expo & P-Mix Set-Up. [NB: Hitec TX use Minus (-) Expo wherever JR/Spektrum use Plus (+) Expo]
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Control - Glow Driver &/or Ignition On/Off post #2315
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Elevator Mix handy for for inflight adjustment when engine mount can not be adjusted.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle on stick J3 convert to Crow control for landing gliders.
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. a) - Video PMix Tutorial (text version post #2104)
    Aurora 9 - Throttle Smoke. b) with own 7-point curve. Assigned a two position switch with identical curve on throttle-1
    & zeroed out the curve on throttle-2 one position to turn the pump off. posts #1698 & #1699
    Further explained
    Aurora 9 - Throttle - Trim Twin EP Motors (synchronise multi motors)
    Aurora 9 - Thrust Vectoring Motors for Airboat etc.
    Aurora 9 - Trim Mixes In-flight - Cross Trim, In Flight Mix Changes, Re-Assign or Mix Trims.
    Aurora 9 - Trim Step Adjustable 1-200 (12 default, Approx.0.025deg ~ 5deg / Step). & Sub Trim adjust/cautions posts #2 & #4.
    Aurora 9 - (Mini) Ultra Stick and Crow Setup - Thread.
    Aurora 9 - Variable Pitch Prop Set Up - VPP for Foamies using Heli mode. (Brandon Chitty - Video).

    Aurora 9 - Giant Scale set up Brandon Chitty's 42% Aeroworks Yak - Video presentation of set up.
    Aurora 9 - BoneDoc's 3D Clinic #20 - VIDEO - Snap to Hover (5 min 36 sec) + J.Yee & Basic set up videos
    Aurora 9 - Tale of Twinstar Review showing installation Optima 7, GPS module, Optical RPM sensor, GoPro Video Camera.as Hand Launch, Floats, Skis etc. - Video

    AFHSS
    AFHSS ID_Setup (also known as Binding or Linking) & Range Test Procedure for
    ........Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module <> Optima Transceiver or Minima Receiver. - Full details with all firmware versions.
    AFHSS ID-Setup (Bind) Spectra Module V3.01(0), Optima Transceiver 6, 7 & 9ch V2.02(0) & Minima Receivers - quick reference - latest firmware versions.
    AFHSS - Normal & Scan Modes Explained includes Redundant (Dual) Receivers & How Channel Selection Works.
    AFHSS - How To Select Optimum Channels - For Your Field *
    AFHSS - Aurora 9, Spectra 2.4Ghz Module & Optima Transceiver - Fail-Safe Settings
    AFHSS - Power Down - Range Check Procedure for Normal Mode & Scan Mode at 1mw- tested to at least 1/4 mile.
    AFHSS - Warning Beeps Aurora 9 & Spectra 2.4Ghz Module - Interpret & Manage the Independent Alarms.

    AFHSS - LED Status Card - What the colours/combinations are indicating.
    . Digital .pdf copy which can be printed and inserted as a page in manual or extra cards made.

    AFHSS - Multiplex Evo 2.4 conversion - DIY

    HPP-22 and Firmware
    Hitec HPP-22 2.4GHz Programmer - Manual, FAQ - How to Install & Use
    ..(includes Screenshots & Current Firmware Versions for all related Units).
    HPP-22 Clinic - Video by 2 brothers Hobby
    Hitec HPP-22 - Replacement Leads, Extensions and DIY Access to Transceivers buried in models.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Software for HPP-21 & HPP-21+ for Digital Servos.
    Hitec Programmers - Download Station for HPP-22 - Enables update to Aurora 9, Optic Sport, Spectra 2.4Ghz Modules and Optima Transceivers.
    HFP-20, HPP-21 & HPP-21+ - Manuals.
    HPP-22 Firmware Upgrade History, now V 1.15(1) 21 Nov 2013.

    Aurora 9 - Firmware Version and Date of Manufacture. refer to posts #4 & #15
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.06 Details.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.07(1) & (2) 01Oct10.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Updates V1.07 & V1.08(1)..
    ...Screen shots of the new displays plus additional information includes planned updates for V1.08+.
    Aurora 9 - Firmware Update V1.09. 20Sep12 - Advanced sensor station telemetry items added & timer issue fixed.
    HTS-Navi & HTS-Voice Firmware Updates
    Optima 6, 7 & 9 Ch Transceiver Update V2.02 07Oct11
    (•Improved reboot and recovery methods after severe RF interference.) - Requires Module V3.01 and Aurora V1.07(2) +
    Spectra Module V1.01, V2.00 & V3.01 Updates & Manual. Screenshots & additional information.

    Model Names, Templates & setup Aids
    Aurora 9 - Model Number Reset or Delete.
    Aurora 9 - Model Name Relist (re-sort).
    Aurora 9 - Model Set Up & Templates Program (Model) Templates.
    (Download existing Set Ups and transfer to your Aurora. Upload & share your own set ups/solutions.)

    Aurora 9 - Template Index: Acro, Glider, Helicopter, Rock Crawler, Tanks, Simulator.
    Aurora 9 - Software Wish List Thread
    Aurora 9 - Programming Chart
    Aurora 9 - Programming Spreadsheet - Put all your model settings into a Printable Excel Spreadsheet.

    2.4Ghz Antenna: Transmitter & Receiver Boda and non Boda Installation and Orientation
    Antenna Orientation for best 2.4Ghz Reception - Transmitter Antenna & Receiver Antenna.
    Optima Transceivers, Maxima & Minima Receivers - Installation of Receiver & BODA Antenna
    ...Pictorial FAQ with Range Test Results. {Regularly Updated with Q&A}

    Receivers and Transceivers
    Optima Receivers - Light Weight. Optima_6 LITE Transceiver, Minima 6E, 6T & 6L Lite Micro Receivers...
    .. Minima are compatible only with Spectra Module V3.01 or higher. Caseless Weights for 6 & 7ch Optima Transceivers.
    Optima Transceiver - Conversion Lighten 6ch for Indoor & Park-Flyers plus Alternate Light Weight 2.4GHz Antenna.
    Hitec "Factory Pilot" Brandon Chitty uses an Optima 7 in both his indoor competition Fancy Foam Maxima that weighs 8oz, and his 170CC DA powered 42% Aeroworks Yak.

    Optima 6, 7 & 9ch Transceiver & Minima Receiver Manual V3.00 (3.12mb.pdf, right click & "save target as")

    Optima Transceiver, Maxima & Minima Receiver - Operating Voltage Input Limits.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Independent Comprehensive Range Test "The Hitec system worked as well as any I have tested and better than most.
    It performed better than the Futaba FASST, the Airtronics, the XPS and the JR low end receivers.
    It performed at least as good as my reference receiver, the JR AR7000." this with a JR Tx using twice output in USA than O/seas

    Carbon Fiber Fuse... Report - from well known Glider Pilot and Fly RC author Mike Lee
    Carbon Fibre Fuse...Report - High Speed DS
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - BODA Antenna explained - as good, arguably better than a two antenna system.
    BODA Antenna Tip Wire (DIY Security for receivers manufactured pre Apr10.) & Spare BODA Holders #58474

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Low Battery Warning settings for both Aurora & Spectra 2.4Ghz module.
    Adjustable LBW Voltage Alerts V1.07 up (not available V1.04<06).

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Basic Telemetry Includes Battery Voltage Level but not "Range Out warning".
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #1 - caution re NiMH & Alert re LiFE.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #2 - caution re NiMH.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual or Multiple Batteries may be installed - Avoid Brownout & Add Redundancy, even one for each servo.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Dual Redundant receivers - The first turned on after the Transmitter will be the recognised telemetry sender.
    .. includes Service Bulletin 'Optima Series Receivers - Dual Receiver Warning & Dual Battery recommendations"

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - EP Models Use SPC Port for RX Power Supply (BEC only is unreliable) & correct Battery Telemetry.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Polarity of Ports & Servo Leads - with pictures.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - PowerExpander Connections NB: also refer "After Market Accessories" above.
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC connection & Lead FAQ for EP & GP models - with schematics and Photos.
    ...Low & High Voltage setup, Current Draw/Amps - Warning: Never use Balance Taps - Video

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC Port Wiring Clinic - Video by 2 Brothers Hobby.

    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Move Slower Than Usual - then Rebind.
    ...(Switched between Normal <> Scan mode with power off before process completed or units were to close on set up).
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servo Wag & Jerky Servo Movements Reasons & Cure - Do Not Fly With This Condition.
    (...includes when switching on some ESC) .
    Optima Transceiver (RX) - Servos Stepping - Battery pack (Power Supply) failing under load. (Recharge or get a better battery pack)

    Modules
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module V3.01 Manual. see also Addendum re Range Check & new Smart Scan.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module Manual V2.0 & Optima Failsafe Settings.
    Spectra 2.4GHz and Optima RX - FCC Approval Specifications and Test Results.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna Mast DIY easy install / remove remote mounts for single or multiple antenna on Aurora and other TX.
    DIY with photo instructions x 3 examples post#2.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Antenna - Hide coaxial cable inside TX. This if not intending to ever use 72Mhz or other modules.
    Spectra 2.4GHz - original Prism 7 not 7X requires minor fix.
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Futaba & other Compatible TX usage therein is approved by FCC (also refers to legality of PPM modules)
    Spectra 2.4J Module - JR Telemetry Module NB: 3 different types = Universal, Japan & France
    ... TX RF Indicator light is inoperative, it is replaced by those on module
    .
    Spectra 2.4GHz Module - Spektrum DSM, DSM2 & DSMX Compatible - Unlikely ex Hitec in foreseeable future.
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DIY Conversion Fly BNF's. with DM8 for MZ and DC/DC converter. Original article post #59
    Spectra 2.4GHz module - Spektrum DSM2-DSMX transmitter modules for Hitec Aurora 9, Eclipse 7 & Optic 6
    Spectra Pro 72MHz PPM/QPCM Module Manual, Addendum re Range Check Specifications, Pictures & Screen Shots.
    Spectra Pro 35, 36, 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Modules - Hitec. (see also post 11621)
    Spectra Pro 35. 36. 40 & 41 MHz PPM/QPCM Module - DIY Convert Standard Crystal Based HPF-MIM Module, see also Post #54
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module #28724 Surface use only, can not be used with Optima or Minima RX nor aircraft.
    Spectra 2.4GHz DSSS Module and Atom 3 RX Manual - for Surface use only.
    Tactic Anylink Module - Aurora 9 Setup, includes all other Hitec Tx.

    Telemetry
    Telemtry Workshop - Video by 2 Brothers Hobby
    Telemetry - Instruction Sheets & User Guide with pictures plus Enhancements Under Development.
    Telemetry - Battery Voltage via SPC and/or HTS-SS Blue or HTS-SS Advance for EP Models
    Telemetry - Bluetooth & Android App.. Android Readout & Voice Video Demo .. (Aftermarket, not made nor tested by Hitec)
    Telemetry - Flying Range
    Telemetry - HTS-SS Advance, HTS-SS BLUE & HTS-Volt plus HTS_C50 or HTS-C200 Amp Sensor attachment.
    Telemetry - HTS-GPS (GPS Sensor) - Install and use, with screenshots.
    Telemetry - HTS-Iview I-Phone App information & Download page. Iview Iphone Sound Features, manual etc.
    . (Hitec’s 2.4GHz telemetry on your iPod touch / iPhone and iPad)
    Telemetry - HTS-MRPM, various installations. Latest instruction sheet & photos (pdf).
    Telemetry - HTS-ORPM includes HTS-SS Advance manual with latest photo & which also includes HTS-MRPM.
    Telemetry - HTS-Navi AFHSS 2.4GHz Wireless USB Telemetry Receiver Install & Operation -Manual
    Telemetry - HTS-VM Variometer.
    Telemetry - HTS-Voice Voice Announcing System. (includes manual and firmware update details).
    Telemetry - Range test Using Segway & GPS - Video - Remarkable 2100+ ft not only through large obstacles
    but also with Heli sitting in ground effect.

    Telemetry - Full installation in Skylink 50cc - Static & Flying Demo - Video( 6 min 29 sec)
    Telemetry - Screens & Displays - Video
    Telemetry - HPP-22 Screen as viewed live on PC/Laptop. - Video
    Telemetry - Download Demo 2D Graphic Flight displays of an actual flight. NB: GPS updates every .5 sec and will
    be fairly accurate for level flight but not dive speed since it is using ground coordinates for the calculation.

    Telemetry - Compatibility & Open Source - status
    Telemetry - Telemetry System Command Center - new Jun'11.

    Telemetry System - Spectra 2.4Ghz installed Alternate TX Connections.

    Telemetry - Head Tracker - Not available A9 nor will it be available Aurora 9X.

    Telemetry - FPV Chainlink DIY for Aurora 9 Video.

    . Hitec Eclipse 7 & Eclipse 7 Pro - All Manuals, Addenda, Quick Setup, CCPM and Additional Programming FAQ

    . Hitec Optic 6 & Optic 6 Sport - Manuals, Tutorial, Comparison Charts, Updates & FAQ

    . Service Bulletins

    . Firmware & Software Updates

    . Hitec 2013 Servo Chart

    . Multiplex Modellsport - Facebook includes Hitec RCD Europe items.
    . Team Hitec USA pages - Facebook
    . Team Hitec pages - YouTube

    Special Offers from Hitec USA. These offers are only available to Hitec customers in the USA, Canada & Mexico
    Coupons, Validity/Expiry & Pricing Comparisons
    Limited Time Offer 1/2 price limited time specials on some items & Promo packs at foot of page.

    Alan Tong (Hitec NZ).
    Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links (quick search = Ctrl+F)

    Bind Optma transceivers.
    Aurora 9 - Optima Binding Issue
    Eclipse 7 - Minima Binding issue
    Minima Bind issue
    Optic 6 - Minima Bind Issue
    Optic 6 Sport & Minima 6E link trouble posts #17 & #24.
    Last edited by A.T.; 05-22-2014 at 06:45 PM.
    R/C hobby consultant for various companies


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