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Old Jul 27, 2012, 04:33 PM
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need....headtracking....please....
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Since They decided to go with Apple rather than Androide.... an IPod/Pad app with actual HUD readout, not looking like a racing car dash, with audio read out in the app. Include in the app additional timers, sound bit preflight check, flight routine prompts, etc, so that user then has choice of ear bud or speaker audio from the IPod/Pad.

Since these external devices have good processing power may as well off load some if this sort of informational data to one of them instead of a lap top.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 08:50 AM
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No...one...is...listening.

Hitec themselves do not read this thread and there hasn't been a firmware update for over a year. Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems like there will never be a v1.09

I love my A9 but the lack of improved firmware is lamentable.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Especially when something as basic as the timers built in to the radio do not work at all. They may as well use random number generators. Pretty pathetic, is you ask me...
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 09:21 AM
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TBH I'm happy to make do with the current software, as the updating process is such a pita...
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 09:25 AM
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They're losing customer's. I am seriously considering dumping my A9 for an Airtronics. At least the timers work on those and they have good sailplane programing
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 04:42 PM
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They're losing customer's. I am seriously considering dumping my A9 for an Airtronics. At least the timers work on those and they have good sailplane programing
+1

I think we got correct answer in my thread about Hitec's quality. The replies speak for themselves.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 05:19 PM
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I'm looking at the spektrum dx18
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 05:23 PM
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I'm going with either the JR XG8 or Graupner MX-20.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 06:34 PM
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I'm looking at the spektrum dx18
Do a DX18 search here and wonder??
http://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-gen...ment-fs-w-215/
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 07:04 PM
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I see some dx18s that have been sold.

The plane setup is much better on the aurora but the 9 extra channels would sure come in handy. I was hoping the rumor of expanding the auroras channels would happen but hitec seems to have disappeared from the scene?

If I can find a good deal on a futaba 14mz I may go that way. I had one that worked great but sold it for the aurora.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 05:01 AM
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Go and add your +1 to this petition now!

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Old Sep 06, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Due to the lack of upgrades and support from Hitec for the Aurora 9, I have voted with my wallet and bought a used Futaba T9CAP and a set of Frsky modules and now I can do headtracking. It is like going backwards in technology but it gets the job done.

Great shame at the 9 is superb. It is about time Hitec woke up and listened to their customers.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 05:56 PM
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I have a problem with the startup warning.

Since I don't have a Throttle Curve - only programmed my Heli with the Governor - this feature is not usable for me.

Flight Condition works - but "Normal" as no-warning does not work aswell, since I obviously have the Hold flight condition. Normal is a running motor allready...

So either I would need an option to switch Throttle out for Governor or change the flight phase so Hold gets no warning.
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