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Old May 06, 2011, 03:13 PM
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The DX7S comes w/o sensors. So, we miss out the "free" temperature gauge. Not so bad.
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Old May 06, 2011, 03:41 PM
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why would they supply a 8 channel receiver with a 7 channel tx?
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Old May 06, 2011, 04:04 PM
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The AR8000 is an 11ms 2048 resolution rx.

The AR7000 is a 22ms 1024 resolution rx.

Most people would prefer the faster receiver. Besides, you can then use the spare port (Aux3) for a battery in a nitro model.

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Old May 06, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Deal breaker for me because of Glare, I cant see on my DX6i half the time.
Get some polarized sunglasses and you wont have a problem with glare anymore....
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Old May 06, 2011, 04:27 PM
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The AR8000 is an 11ms 2048 resolution rx.

The AR7000 is a 22ms 1024 resolution rx.

Most people would prefer the faster receiver. Besides, you can then use the spare port (Aux3) for a battery in a nitro model.

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So why not use the AR7610?
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Old May 06, 2011, 04:31 PM
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Don't know - Economies of scale maybe?

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Old May 06, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Seems like a reasonable answer but wouldn't that be reflected in the retail price of the receivers alone?

Is there anything that the 8000 can do for the DX7s that the 7610 cannot?

Thanks
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Old May 06, 2011, 04:56 PM
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Get some polarized sunglasses and you wont have a problem with glare anymore....
... You just won't be able to read the LCD at all

Problem solved.
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Old May 06, 2011, 05:02 PM
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... You just won't be able to read the LCD at all

Problem solved.
depends on the sunglasses and how you hold your head. Hold you head one way are it might be black, but hold it the other way and you will be able to see it perfectly with no glare....
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Old May 06, 2011, 05:10 PM
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Seems like a reasonable answer but wouldn't that be reflected in the retail price of the receivers alone?

Is there anything that the 8000 can do for the DX7s that the 7610 cannot?

Thanks
For that you'd need to turn to the receiver specifications. I'm not a receiver guy. I have a whole bunch of AR6200's, a couple AR8000's, and a few misc others.

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Old May 06, 2011, 07:35 PM
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So Andy , , , , How can we convince Horizon to add a backlight ?

.......... It seems to be the one biggest flaw in the new release .

I added a backlight to my DX-7 , , , , and I really dont want to have to add one to the new 7S if I decide to go for one .
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Old May 06, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Considering that the telemetry module is not included in the DX7s set, you might as well get the DX8 "for a fistful of dollars more".

Jürgen

..this is just "plane wrong"...or at least it's plain wrong, creating all the hype over "built in telemetry" and then very quietly NOT including the part that MAKES IT WORK..!

Are we supposed to be stupid...? Then stop treating us as if we are..!


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Old May 06, 2011, 08:29 PM
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Is there problems with the DX8?

Yes..for sure there are problems...go to Goggle and You Tube to get updated on the mysterious aileron movement as the elevator stick is moved. There are vids showing this and numerous posts of returned DX8's.

I was actually hoping that maybe this "new" DX7s might have innards that differ from the DX8 which could result in fewer problems. Who wants to buy a new radio and have to return it 4000 kms for service...!

However with a telemetry system that does not work without yet another outlay of cash...and no backlight on the screen, and no "glider mode" maybe this new "7" is not all it's cracked up to be on first look..!

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Yes..for sure there are problems...go to Goggle and You Tube to get updated on the mysterious aileron movement as the elevator stick is moved. There are vids showing this and numerous posts of returned DX8's.
At the risk of turning this into another DX8 thread....

Not everyone is having these issues. My DX8 was an early one (Sept 10). Yes, it was recalled but I flew it before and after I had it serviced and never had so much as a blip. It's been a bulletproof TX for me.

Back to the DX7,

Nice TX, it fits the gap in the lineup. I won't be trading my DX8 for one though!
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Old May 06, 2011, 09:17 PM
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Oh I just had another thought.... It looks like the DX7s doesn't have the electronic e-ring the DX8 has... anyone know for sure? Its not listed in the features....

Another thing, I think people are misunderstanding the "telemetry module" thing. The DX7s itself is 100% telemetry ready, the telemetry module being discussed plugs into the reciver and flies on the plane, Thats the part thats not included.... Yea the DX8 comes with one, but it also costs $130 more.... The TM1000 telemetry module is under $60, so those that really want telemetry are still saving over $60 vs a DX8....

For what you get in a DX7s, $300 isnt bad... if it doesn't have all the features you need, then obviously its not the radio for you, and you probably need to spend the extra cash on a DX8.... I have no need of a backlight or glider stuff, and telemetry is just a cool plus, I just have to decide if a 3rd flight mode and electronic E-ring is worth $60 to me...
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