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Old Jul 17, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Or if they want their questions (and answers) to be more useful to future newcomers (by actually being searchable from this forum) and not subject to the whims to some random user who is free to delete unwanted posts at will, there are these threads.
That may change in the future. and it will make this place much better by getting rid of the useless stuff that gets posted in threads of this size.

Just trying to help, something you seemed against..
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 07:04 PM
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I've learned so much about the DX 8 from Freechip that all I can say is "Thanks!"

Please keep up the good work.
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 07:32 PM
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That may change in the future. and it will make this place much better by getting rid of the useless stuff that gets posted in threads of this size.
Well, the threads that I linked to contain useful information (one of which you started), are considerably smaller than this one and contribute to the wealth of information that is available in this forum.

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Just trying to help, something you seemed against..
Nonsense, I just don't think consolidating potentially useful information outside of this forum is useful and it only undermines the integrity of this forum.
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Dear Free,

Please keep up the good work.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Your fifteen minutes of fame have almost expired.

Maybe I should put "struggle's bug" on the PDF

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hahahaha. I dare you Andy!
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 09:29 AM
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howcar with 93 posts.. please..
Please keep in mind that he has been a member since 2004. He is by no means a rookie. His low post count means he does'nt get caught up in all the bs we do.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 10:14 AM
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His low post count means he does'nt get caught up in all the bs we do.
Maybe not historically, but he sure got caught up in it this time.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Getting back to discussions about the DX8...

Now that I have a LiPo I would like an option to make use of all that available battery capacity. One NEW option I would like to see is one that would allow the screen to stay lit up until I depress the "Back" button or maybe select a longer period say up to 5 minutes. Anybody else think this might be a nice option?


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Old Jul 18, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Me-old eyes.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Yes it is a nice option and probably why it's in the DX18.
The options in the 18 are
Off,ON, then up to 60secs (forget the increments)

Now that you ask for it I am sure it will be added if not already added to the list of future updates for it.
Possibilty of features working it's way down the line of radios.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Getting back to discussions about the DX8...

Now that I have a LiPo I would like an option to make use of all that available battery capacity. One NEW option I would like to see is one that would allow the screen to stay lit up until I depress the "Back" button or maybe select a longer period say up to 5 minutes. Anybody else think this might be a nice option?


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Thanks for the suggestion, Franco. It's already on the list.

Andy
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 11:58 AM
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It seems as though us lowly DX8 owners are of little priority in the "Airware Update Department". The DX18 just got an Airware update already!

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 PM
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For those new to the thread, once you replace the 4.8 NiMh pack with a LiPo, you will find you only need to charge the box once a month.... maybe a little sooner, depending on how much you fly, but it is truely remarkable how long the battery lasts. I've flown for several weekends, and not seen the voltage drop below 7.8volts.

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:16 PM
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It seems as though us lowly DX8 owners are of little priority in the "Airware Update Department". The DX18 just got an Airware update already!

VP
When the DX 8 was "new," didn't Spektrum release a quick "flurry" of updates?

I think this is normal with any new product, and the DX 8 is more or less mature, so time is not of the essence as with a new product and potentially "bad" bugs.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 12:21 PM
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When the DX 8 was "new," didn't Spektrum release a quick "flurry" of updates?

I think this is normal with any new product, and the DX 8 is more or less mature, so time is not of the essence as with a new product and potentially "bad" bugs.
Not that I recall and it still has known outstanding bugs for months now with no update for them.
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