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Beginner Receiver/Transmitter


Senior Member
It really depends on the transmitter and firmware. If you haven't purchased a transmitter yet, I recommend the Turnigy 9xr or FrSky Taranis. The Taranis comes with OpenTX and the 9xr can be flawed with OpenTX. The Turnigy 9x can also be flashed once modified with a flash port.

Most transmitters can be programmed using the console and buttons on the front. Cheaper transmitters have to be connected to a computer.

There is a lot of support for the Turnigy transmitters available here and on other sites.


Dedicated foam bender
Roy is right on with his recommendations. You did ask how to program your receiver, so I'm wondering if you meant the transmitter (radio) or if you meant the failsafe on a receiver?