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Old Dec 07, 2012, 03:30 AM
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Which is the best board?

First let me say that I'm a newb so the info provided on this site is much appreciated. I'm looking into reflashing my 9X and am wondering which way to go with the mods. Mainly I want to know which is the best way to go, either the ERSKY9x which sells for around $95 or the smartieparts board which is only about $35. Can anyone familiar with both help to steer me the right direction?
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 06:12 AM
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They are completely different things !
smarties, the cheaper, is an add-on board on top of existing, to ease reflashing.
ersky9x is a complete replacement board, and comes with so many bells and whistles that will turn your radio into a Ferrari... keeping the Trabant body though
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 06:59 AM
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OK but do you think i would use these features being new to the hobby. where can i find more info on it. I might not be able to use the ferrari cuz all I do is drive slow in the driveway.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 07:24 AM
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You are right about this one too...
Being in your shoes, I would wait for the new 9XR, already embedding all the goods brought by smarties board.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:06 AM
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OK but do you think i would use these features being new to the hobby. where can i find more info on it. I might not be able to use the ferrari cuz all I do is drive slow in the driveway.
The 9x with Smartieparts board will give far more programming power than you will need for a long time.

If you are totally new to the hobby, you should put your focus where it matters: on learning to operate and pilot an RC model. Even the most basic four channel radio will do to fly a trainer. Certainly switching to alternate firmware will improve your 9x, but it's perfectly usable as is for basic models.

By the time you've mastered the basics of flying, there will be several new options for a more advanced radio.
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