Here's some good news for people with a Turnigy 9X radio that are still using the default FlySky module.
HobbyKing has released a Spektrum DSM2/DSMX compatible module. It has a working failsafe mode (the absence of which is a much-discussed topic), supports the popular ParkZone ARFS such as the Champ and Night Vapor, and uses the popular "Orange" line of DSM2 and DSMX receivers.
I've got mine on order and started a writeup here:
For some reason it's not showing a buddy code, but when/if it does I'll post that as well.