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Old Jan 03, 2013, 04:02 AM
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Ah is that confirmation on the X9D price at $100 then
No I was just throwing out a figure for comparison.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 04:04 AM
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I meant spektrum quality was - is - will always be junk!
will they someday come out a radio without a single bug ?
why do people still trust them ? price of receivers... support in USA...wide variety ?
how would you convince a spektrum fanboy to buy a X12D radio ?
Their servos are supposed to be pretty good but supposedly they're actually manufactured by Savox. Everyone I've talked to that uses A5040's in a 500 size heli has told me that they're dependable.

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Other than Futaba, what "major brand" would you consider as being a benchmark for quality?
Hitec


If Futaba offered a 6 channel radio with the same kind of display as the DX6i I'd be all over that. I have no use for their advanced radios because most of the setup on a flybarless helicopter is on the gyro and not the radio. Subtrims, endpoints and CCPM is all done by the FBL controller. Hell they could even move the throttle and pitch curves into the gyro and let you fly on a 5 channel plank radio if they wanted to do that. That would actually be a pretty cool feature, you'd just set a linear throttle curve so the FBL controller could see the position of the collective stick. Then you could do your entire setup on the gyro over a PC or a smartphone.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 08:42 AM
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what side sliders do you prefer 1 or 2 ? my vote goes to the nš1 great design for fingers.

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:07 AM
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1 for me too.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:42 AM
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I prefer 2 - because I can immediately see what's the position. EDIT: bad word, I meant feel, not see
For 1 - there is nothing to tell the pot position. Also horizontal position is aligned, but for better usability, it should be angled downwards a little.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:44 AM
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The wheel for 1) could have a line in the middle, with also line in the middle of the "ridge" of the case. Easy to feel when both are aligned=center that way.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:57 AM
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I prefer 2 - because I can immediately see what's the position.
For 1 - there is nothing to tell the pot position. Also horizontal position is aligned, but for better usability, it should be angled downwards a little.
The lever is not only easier to see, but easier to feel as well. Which, while flying, would be more useful.

2 for me.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 10:02 AM
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I prefer 2 - because I can immediately see what's the position.
For 1 - there is nothing to tell the pot position. Also horizontal position is aligned, but for better usability, it should be angled downwards a little.
I absolutely agree. number one is of no use to me. I need to feel at a touch (even with gloves) what position it's in. The idea of having to look at the side of my transmitter while flying leaves me cold.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 10:09 AM
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2 for me also.. no doubts about it..
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Definatly 2 for me as well. Got to feel where the control position is when things just don't seem right with the aircraft.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 10:24 AM
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2 option is better for me...I'm used in my futaba 9c for a long time and is natural to use with the index finger... Really intuitive
Not for nothing this option is present in all futabas hi end radios and Jr too
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 10:30 AM
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I think #1 would be ok if the slider had a raised lever like #2... then laid down flat against the Tx with the lever pointing towards the back.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 11:01 AM
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what side sliders do you prefer 1 or 2 ? my vote goes to the nš1 great design for fingers.

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Wow looks nice. Says Q2 2013 availability. So that probably means August :b

I think I will wait for this radio.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Other than Futaba, what "major brand" would you consider as being a benchmark for quality?
I've done very well with Hitec fo the last 8 years so they are the benchmark I use. I also had a Sanwa for over a decade and wore the pot tracks out on it eventually.

The Spektrum DX5e I have is appalling quality , the on off switch is has an intermittent fault and on inspection is really cheap and nasty . Also the sticks are just awful.

I really was not impressed with the Futaba transmitter I had a few yeas ago Ok it worked but the ergonomics were dire.

So I will be looking for FRsky to match or exceed the quality and reliability I have experienced with Hitc and Sanwa.

BUT the low temperature problems with the receivers worries me I would have hoped they would have srcreened that sort of failure out prior to despatch.

As for the sliders version 2 definitely so I can feel what position the are in

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Wow looks nice. Says Q2 2013 availability. So that probably means August :b

I think I will wait for this radio.
That is still optimistic! The x9d was supposed to be out in December, and it's apparently not due until March.
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