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Old Jun 28, 2015, 01:19 PM
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What POPULAR radios are out there that don't have backlight?

Hi,

I don't venture out of the FlySky 9X section much . My name is Steven, I run SmartieParts, and I'm developing a new part for the 9X, which is going to include an RGB LED backlight. I have to get that backlight custom made.

It got me wondering... are there any other popular radios out there that don't have backlights, that people would like backlights, and for which there's room to insert one between the LCD glass and whatever is behind it (presumably a circuit board)?

The backlight I'm creating probably won't work, since the RGB driver needs to be controlled in some fashion, but the factory that makes these can do pretty much any dimension someone might want, in any color.

So say the JFutektrumR Whatchamacalit could use a 28 x 77 x 1.4mm backlight... we can do that.

But not one-offs. It has to be a popular set where there's consistent calls by owners to get a backlight because there's high minimum orders when you get things like this custom made.

I've got the experience, etc... I just don't have any clue about any radio at all besides my beloved 9x.

Cheers.
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 01:30 PM
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They are not popular these days if they don't already have it....
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 01:47 PM
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Oh, that's not true

The 9x is still wildly popular and it never had it. And I know there are at least a couple others because I've run across threads regarding the 9x backlight mods asking "will this fit on my XXX??". Here's an example thread with the DX6i and DX7
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 06:02 PM
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Sorry, by popular I assumed "new" as well.

Yes the DX6i is extremely popular and many are often asking about backlight kits for it.

My bad.
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