Originally Posted by Hellraser
Yes they did and they were probably telling the truth - just because they have put a LCD screen on the new Tx that makes it look like the 2801 and both use the CYRF6936 chip does not make the architecture of the old and new systems the SAME to have used the same architecture they used in the 2801 would more than likely shut the door on most of the advances that the Devo now offers.
No, Walkera was definitely lying. According to the hackers on the Turnigy 9x forum the Devo's transmitter module can be programmed to do practically any standard. They're talking about hacking the module into the 9x and using it to do Spectrum, Futaba, etc. The Devo is a programmable ARM Cortex 9 based microcomputer, not fixed function hardware and the CYRF6936 is directly controlled by the microprocessor (which is why they want to use the module in the 9x, because they have full control over it and can program it to do anything they want). Walkera could add a WK2801 mode to the Devo radios with a firmware update if they wanted and it would not have any limiting effect on the radio at all. For that matter they could add a DSM2 mode if they wanted to (though not legally)