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Old Jan 23, 2011, 01:02 AM
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Spektrum DX8

I'll be doing a review here on RCG of the new 2.4ghz DX8 transmitter, keep an eye open for it soon. Some of my favorite features of the DX8 so far are:

* Timer start on throttle up
* Vibrating timer (the whole box vibrates just in case you miss your countdown beeps)
* "wheel" style selector
* Telemetry
* Awesome 'feel' in the gimbals
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 02:49 AM
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I'm just about to pull the trigger on this one myself. I'lll be watching for your review!

The telemetry feature is what sold me... I fly expensive large-scale sailplanes (aerotow), and some of our longer thermalling flights can easily exceed one hour. Can't tell you the peace of mind it will give me to be able to look down at my screen and see how much charge I have left on the receiver battery. This, on top of the peace of mind of being on 2.4gHz, has me convinced that we are now truly ready for the 21st century!
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Don't forget the availability of a factory Lipo battery pack and a builtin charger that can tell the difference.
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Lipo battery is a cool option, but to be honest I think it should be standard equipment nowadays .... even if it would have added another few bucks on the base price. Either way, gotta love the fact that you get to choose which style suits you best

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Old Jan 24, 2011, 07:59 PM
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I agree. As an example, you don't see very many notebook computers of cell phones with NiCd batteries anymore.
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