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9Z Radio System FAQ

General Questions

  1. Training Information

  2. Can I use a 9Z radio as the master and have the student radio use my mixes to fly?

  3. Comparing all versions of 9Z, 9Z W, WC2, including A, H, and S models.

  4. 9Z terms and abbreviations.

  5. How do I change this radio from FM to PCM or vice versa?

  6. If my receiver is PCM, do I need a PCM module or PCM crystal for my transmitter? Do I need PCM crystals for it?

  7. Can I use my computer radio in a different MODE (ie. mode 1)?

  8. Information on changing bands from 72 to 75, and others.

  9. What other receivers can I use with my transmitter?

  10. How is the 9Z better than the 8 channel?

  11. Copying to/from a Z*P to a Z*W.

  12. Can the 9Z's synthesized module and receiver be used with non-synthesized modules and receivers?

  13. Why are there different modules for the 9Z and the 8U? Can I use my 9Z module in my 8?

  14. Using Aftermarket Modules.

  15. Using a receiver with a different number of channels than my transmitter.

  16. Data backup battery information.

  17. I own a 6X (or 8U or 9Z) airplane radio. I want to use it with helicopters. How do I get it changed?

  18. What is 'battery fail-safe'?

  19. Using the PA2 with PCM transmitter fail-safe.

  20. What is a PLL error?

  21. Is there any risk to using cellular phones in close proximity with my radio?

  22. Can I replace the antenna in my 9Z myself?

  23. Can I unscrew the antenna from my 9Z?

  24. If my Tx is not transmitting, do I still need to extend one section of the antenna or remove the module?

  25. When I am using my radio for programming, setup within my house, experimenting, etc, is there anything special I should do?

  26. How do I properly range check my 9Z?

  27. Working with the CAMPac

  28. If I use the data transfer function, will the radio overwrite any conditions I am already using?

  29. If I am using the DSC or if I have used the A or R key during turn-on to keep the transmitter from transmitting, do I still need to extend one section of the antenna or remove the module?

  30. Can I change the positioning of information on my 9Z's display?

  31. What is the link function?

  32. What are cross trims? Why does the trim beside the throttle adjust the elevator and vice versa?

  33. Dual rates, exponential, AFR and ATV and how they are related.

  34. How do I store the trims after a flight?

  35. Using a mix to operate a single surface with two servos.

  36. Moving a function from one control input to a different one.

  37. Creating a dual rate which is turned on/off by a stick position rather than a switch.

  38. Setting up a safety on one of the auxiliary model features on my model.

  39. Condition triple rates and over-riding a channel.

  40. How do I know what condition takes 'priority' over others? (For example, can I make throttle hold override all other conditions?)

  41. Throttle suddenly goes to idle.

  42. Change servo operation speed.

  43. Using Limit Mode ATV to avoid binding.

  44. We have a very short runway at our field, how do I set my plane up to cut down on landing distance?

  45. Can I create a Dual Rate for my Elevator/Aileron/Rudder and have it activated by a Slider?

  46. How do I reset the master timer in the upper right-hand corner of my radio?

  47. If I switch models on the 9Z WC2 radio equipped with a synthesized module, will the channel assignment change to match the model? Meaning, if I had model number one on channel 16 and model number two is a model running on channel 60, will the module switch from 16 to 60 when I change models?

  48. Can I do a Data transfer from an older 9Z to the new WC2?

  49. When I am using my radio for programming, setup within my house, experimenting, etc, is there anything special I should do?

  50. Can I purchase a flight pack in the PCM mode?

  51. If I remove my transmitter battery will I lose all my data? Does my radio have a lithium battery to store all my programming, or how is this data stored? Do I need to service this memory in any way?

  52. How many conditions are available in the 64k 9Z CAMPac? I would suspect 20 as I can only get 2-3 models in one but do not know for sure.

  53. Can you tell me why I cannot get my throttle stick on my 9Z/14MZ to go full throw up and down? It stops short of going fully up and down by one white mark.

  54. I did not find the answer to my question here. How do I get further assistance?

Airplane Programming

  1. Flap knob doesn't work.

  2. I see a trim change on one channel when I go from high rate to low rate.

  3. Flaperon function works for ailerons, but not the flaps.

  4. How do I get aileron differential WITH flaperons?

  5. Using flaperons with a 5-channel receiver.

  6. Delay gear doors opening/closing

  7. How can I do differential rudder throw on a v-tail?

  8. Elevon feature is working backwards.

  9. When I go to the throttle cut screen in an aircraft model, the throttle position option is not shown. Am I doing something wrong?

  10. How can I move my throttle trim to the left slider on an aircraft model?

  11. How can I vary my onboard glow with throttle position?

  12. Using a mix to activate throttle above a certain point.

  13. How do I create air brake which is proportional to throttle stick position?

  14. Using the 9Z's FMC functions to set up fuel mixture on a giant scale race plane

  15. How can I put expo or a curve into my throttle channel to give me linear throttle reaction?

  16. Controlling engines independently in multi-engine planes.

  17. What is the easiest way to do twin elevator servos?

  18. How do I set up 4 aileron servos on a biplane?

  19. Programming a four-servo delta wing setup.

  20. Questions about conditions.

  21. Setting up a complex 7- or 8-servo aerobat with 2-each flap and aileron servos.

  22. What are twin aileron servos and flaperons? Are they beneficial?

  23. My airplane's electric motor runs in the wrong direction. What do I do?

  24. Can I use a gyro in an airplane? When is it a good idea?

  25. On the 351 gyro, can I use flaperons while in heading hold mode?

  26. I have ATV Limit set up on Channel 1 and 6, with flaperon enabled. When I enable air brake and right Aileron input, the limits work fine, but left Aileron input overdrives the left servo, there is no limit. How do I correct this?

  27. I have a 9ZAP TX and at the moment I am flying an Electric Glider with a 4 Channel receiver. I am using the Rudder channel for the Air brakes and this is controlled by a Slider on the side. Is it possible to use a Condition for Normal flight with throttle on J3 and a second Condition for landing using the Throttle stick to control the Air Brake?

  28. I am setting up a Delta/Flying Wing plane with my 9ZAP/WCII and I am having problems getting the control surfaces to function correctly, can you explain any easy way to do this?

Glider Programming

  1. How do I know which glider type to select for my particular model?

Helicopter Programming

  1. CCPM Helicopters

  2. How can I fly a non-CCPM heli on a 5-channel receiver?

  3. Please walk me through setting up the 9Z with the GV1.

  4. Can I fine tune my governor settings in flight?

  5. Making heli high rates active only above a certain engine RPM.

  6. Turning gyro on/off with gear switch (for take offs/landings).

  7. Normal heli throttle cut condition.

  8. Questions about conditions.

  9. I am trying to switch the function of the ACC in my 9Z to switch so that I can activate it when I want to use it with my GY401 gyro, is it possible to move this to a switch?

  10. I'm fairly new to helicopters. How do I know what servos to use?

  11. I am new to helicopters and I see a lot of swash types to choose from. What do they mean and which one do I use? Also, what is eCCPM?

  12. I have my gyro mounted onto a graphite plate in my chopper and am seeing some slight drifting. Is there anything I can do about this?

  13. My model shows no wag in a hover, but after a pirouhette the tail wags briefly.

  14. What is the proper way to turn on my heli/aircraft, and then carry it out to the flight line?

  15. I have a 9Z and I would like to put Condition Hold on a switch, is this possible?

  16. The CCPM management is not correct in my radio, as my servos do not work in parallel. It must be in the programming, what is wrong with my radio?

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