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Old Sep 10, 2013, 04:54 PM
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I've noticed that I have become desensitized to my 9c's alarm. I believe that it has already been stated that the new radio will not have a vibrating alarm but there would be an output on the board for such a device. Recently I looked on ebay and noticed phone vibrators listed that are very inexpensive. I'm wondering if a phone vibrator could be installed in the radio by the customer?
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Yes, it will be an option that will be available.

Some people have noticed this already so I figured I would point out that many months ago we changed the scope of the transmitter. It will be possible to use this transmitter with Spektrum, Hitec, Futaba, JR DMSS, and other brand formats/receivers if you upgrade the RF module (internal) to the multi-protocol version. This means one box will handle just about every format known.
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 10:33 PM
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the upgrade is hardware or software?...
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 11:44 PM
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if you upgrade the RF module (internal) to the multi-protocol version.
Sounds hardware to me.

Would be nice if the model could be saved with the needed protocol and the Tx would switch formats as required.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 12:29 AM
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The RF module can be upgraded to support other protocols. Programming is the same for all formats, and every model can be different protocols. So, you could have some models for Bind-n-fly aircraft, some for the Hobbico type, etc.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 08:17 AM
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I believe the release of the TX is not soon yet as the functional software for the TX is not in house yet.
So this RF module that you speak of is that something XPS is making?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:13 AM
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As I have stated numerous times, there is no release date. It's not (and has never been) a priority project. Providing receivers and expanders has always been *my* priority, which is where much of the conflict came in my partnership. The new receivers and expanders should have come out two years ago, instead of any work being done on a transmitter. I also never wanted an actual transmitter box, just replacement boards for existing boxes. This makes way more sense from a business stand point. However, since we have already spent an incredible amount of time and money getting towards the transmitter box of our own, that path will be taken.

The multi-protocol RF module is something that we have already made. To expand our market I will be supporting all RF protocols, with the idea of our link reliability and receiver pricing pulling people towards our system and allowing them backwards compatibility.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:45 AM
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The multi-protocol is an outstanding idea! As you've said it will make transition to XPS protocol easier and allow folks to use one radio for various BNF type stuff.

I currently have a 9303 DSMX, an Anylink for some BNF, one A9 with Hitec module, and one A9 with XPS module. I'd buy an XPS multi module for my A9 in a heartbeat but still very much look forward to the 3216 (with multi) as well as it still has some very compelling features beyond multi-protocol.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Consolidation is the goal.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 01:47 AM
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One more question Jim, this multimode RF scheme, when in Spektrum mode, will it be DSM2/DSMX or just DSMX??

Also, I was not looking for a release date as I know you do not release one, but just a inkling as to this year or 2014.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 11:18 AM
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One more question Jim, this multimode RF scheme, when in Spektrum mode, will it be DSM2/DSMX or just DSMX??

The multi-protocol internal module will support XtremeLink, JR DMSS, Spektrum DSM/2/X, Hitec AFHSS, Futaba Fasst, Futaba S-FHSS, Hobbico Anylink, Graupner Hott, FrSky, and a few of the other integrated 2.4GHz systems used by the multi-rotor setups that come with a transmitter. Basically, anything that uses the Atmel, Cypress, or TI RF chipsets can be supported.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 11:44 AM
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Will the multi-protocol internal module also provide support for telemetry readout and sensor scaling for all of these systems?
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Yes.
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 06:28 PM
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The multi-protocol internal module will support XtremeLink, JR DMSS, Spektrum DSM/2/X, Hitec AFHSS, Futaba Fasst, Futaba S-FHSS, Hobbico Anylink, Graupner Hott, FrSky, and a few of the other integrated 2.4GHz systems used by the multi-rotor setups that come with a transmitter. Basically, anything that uses the Atmel, Cypress, or TI RF chipsets can be supported.
How do you anticipate this will affect the price?
Does the multi-protocol module have one of each of the chipsets ?
Will you make a pluggable module with the same multi-protocol capability (and I guess some DIP switches to select the protocol)?
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