Originally Posted by aeajr
That doesn't seem to jive with most of the info in this thread. Do you have some basis for this statement?
Originally Posted by Chubbs
It has a different transmission protocol, different casing design, different interface, additional connectors, new knobs and switches....
Check the summary. Anthony Hand said the 9XR would run the existing 3rd party firmwares as is. This implies same processor, same LCD, same UI buttons, same internal wiring, same switch/pot configuration etc.
The hardware looks different, the switches / pots may be physically placed differently on the radio case and the supplied module will be DSM instead of FlySky, but it doesn't make it a new radio.
The main difference with the 9x apart from looks is that it will have a preinstalled programming connector, and thus not require soldering for firmware upgrades, and the 2 trainer ports that were mentioned and seen on the photos.
There isn't much more to expect from it.