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Old Dec 19, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Jeti Duplex DS-14 2.4GHz Radio System!!!

Early 2014, Jeti Duplex DS-14 2.4GHz Radio System ($1090.00)!!!

This revolutionary, digital, 14 Channel, 2.4GHz, frequency hopping radio system is based on very successful DS-16. The complete line of radio systems has been designed and manufactured by Jeti Model in the Czech Republic. The DS-14 is one of the most advanced radio systems on today’s market. With solid CNC aluminum case, large LCD display with a fully integrated antennas, a mini USB port, built-in speaker, headset jack, plastic transmitter gimbals with Hall sensors (4096 step resolution) and 9 ball bearings for precision movement, a large 320×240 backlight display and many other features of the Jeti DS-14 is sure to become the new standard for transmitter performance.


The Jeti DS-14 2.4GHz Radio System is Expected Early 2014, Price $1090.00!!!


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Old Dec 19, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Zb, there was some hints in the Radio forum that it might be possible to upgrade the DS-14 firmware to bring it closer to the software of the DS-16. Do you know if this is going to happen ?
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Just answering my own question: seems like it will happen, and you will be able to pick which particular features you want (at a cost which pretty quickly adds up !)

http://www.jetimodel.com/en/Brochures/

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Old Dec 19, 2013, 08:48 PM
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This is really confusing and contradicts the DS14 vs DS16 chart above. i.e. Flight modes are stated as 5 vs the DS16's 10, then the upgrade price list shows 3 without upgrade which can be upgraded to 6 by paying. Same goes for many features, an important one is number of channels, the upgrade sheet is saying it ships with 8 channels not the 14 in the name.

I could see this working if they offer an even cheaper price point for the DS14 limited (to 8 channels with upgrades available as above) and a DS14 with the level of function shown in the 14-16 comparison chart but as the numbers don't add up between the charts then it is hard to know what they mean.

//Dennis.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 08:52 PM
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Dennis, I noticed the same thing after I posted the chart - especially the number of channels, and the number of logical switches (chart seems to indicate DS14 comes with none by default !) but just about every items contradicts what is shown in the original DS14 vs DS16 comparison table.

Quite confusing I assume they'll clarify the apparent contradictions shortly...
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Upgrade is always expensive, I think if you can afford it, always buy the best radio

1) Most people considering a Jeti are not beginners
2) Because of 1) most know by now that they will continue in the hobby
3) If you are not just a heli pilot, you will be limited very quickly by the 14 limitations

I think Jeti should have a much lower grade radio in the 8 channels realm if they want new blood to use the Jeti system
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Old Jan 08, 2014, 04:23 PM
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As a big Jeti fan and early adopter of the duplex system, I've been waiting for the right time to buy my DS-16, so I was really excited and surprised to see that the DS-14 was also a possibilty.

However, spending £920 on the DS-16 has always seems like an excellent idea and good value, especially when you look at futaba's cumbersome nonsense at £2000 plus. The DS-14 really doesn't seem to offer any reason to purchase though.

No-where near as high end as the fantastic 16 at only a couple of hundred bucks less. I really fail to see the market. Now a DS 8 or 10 for say £400, that might win some converts...

Cheers, Ell.
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Old Jan 15, 2014, 02:15 AM
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I am thinking a lot about replacing my 12X with the DS-14. I have about 4 (9ch) and 2 (12) channel receivers I need to replace. Its $400 USD difference between the DS-14 and DS-16. Already on paper the DS-14 is more than what I will ever need. The metal stuff is great but IMO they are more bling than anything else. You think the metal stuff is gonna make my warbirds fly any smoother? Heck I can barely land them... LOL and if I smash my transmitter in anger it wont cost me $400 to replace the metal gimbals.

So where is the pre-order list?
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 01:17 PM
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Well I ordered and received the DS-16... I just could not wait any longer... plus it comes with an aluminum case and a gift card to get a receiver.
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 08:48 AM
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Congrats, you won't regret your choice.
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 10:11 AM
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Love the radio. Already own a ds16. Hard to believe you will spend 1100 on a radio of this type but it comes with out a case.
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 06:33 PM
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Love the radio. Already own a ds16. Hard to believe you will spend 1100 on a radio of this type but it comes with out a case.
The DS-16 comes with an aluminum case mine did
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Old Mar 14, 2014, 09:55 AM
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Dennis, I noticed the same thing after I posted the chart - especially the number of channels, and the number of logical switches (chart seems to indicate DS14 comes with none by default !) but just about every items contradicts what is shown in the original DS14 vs DS16 comparison table.

Quite confusing I assume they'll clarify the apparent contradictions shortly...
That chart is for the Euro version. The US version of the DS-14 sold by Esprit will have the features listed in the first post of this thread.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 11:31 AM
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April 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 EST the Federal Communication Commission and Industry Canada, Granted Equipment Authorization (FCC), and Certificate of Acceptance (IC) to Jeti USA (Esprit Model Inc.) for Duplex DS-14 Radio System.

Radios are scheduled to arrive next week.

Zb/Esprit Model

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Old Apr 23, 2014, 05:29 PM
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