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Posted by JimHSoars | Dec 11, 2014 @ 05:51 PM | 2,135 Views

Well I have both the DX6 and 9 NIB at home now. I was going to return the DX9 because I have a JR X9303 which has multiple wing types and sailplane programming and mixes. I don't remember how many though. I am sure the DX9 has it beat, but by how much?

Returning the DX9 will save me $358. Keeping both is sure tempting, but probably very unwise considering my financial resources. On the other hand I don't have a wife. Truth be told the DX9 is definitely over my current needs (and skill level. )

I see these 2 big reasons and 1 that is pure BS to get the 9.
  • I like sailplanes and with the advent of ALES it takes 7 channels to run a full house motor glider. On the other hand I do have an X9303. I think I saw a motor option for setting up a motor driven sailplane.
  • This may a non-issue, but the guys on the DX6 thread are complaining of lost connections to their Rx's. They are attributing it to unintentionally pointing the end of the mast directly at their aircraft. When I first considered the DX9 I saw the 2 antenna arrays at 90 degrees to each other as a big plus.

  • This reason is ridiculous. A couple of years ago I went to a popular flying spot in my area. I pulled out my X9303 and got a round of criticism for even having such a feature laden and expensive radio. I had gotten it used but why even bring that up. Most of the hobbyists at this spot fly small electrics with parkflyers being about the largest seen there. Most of them do use a DX6i's. If I kept the DX6 I would not get the criticism. I know I shouldn't care what they say anyway.

I'm so confused!
- Jim