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Old Dec 17, 2011, 09:30 AM
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It was a hand-me-down from my father's best friend. He went to 72 and gave me his 27 gear. Most of my flying was at the house (Dad's house overlooks a large grass valley) so it didn't matter to me anyway.

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Old Dec 20, 2011, 06:05 AM
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DX7s vs DX8

Hey Andy,

Just won a new DX7s at Hobby Hangar Silent Auction (fund raiser for local hospital ped's ward).

Other than one less channel than the DX8 - what is the difference between the two transmitters?

Is there any difference between the telemetry capabilities?
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 06:31 AM
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It's fun to see Spektrum driving discussions here, when they are the last in the telemetry field, with a not so great system, and weakest sensors offering.
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Hi Jim,

Congrats on the win! (And thanks for supporting the hospital - my 2nd daughter spent quite a bit of time at a children's hospital when she was born so this is a special cause for me).

There is no difference between them regarding telemetry capabilities. They support the same sensors (and will continue to do so), same alarms, same everything. I'm trying to keep all three radios together that way - it is the exact same source file for all three radios.

I'm not going to remember everything, I know. The differences are the backlight added in the DX8, the number of models (20 vs. 30), some features are always symmetrical (Expo, D/R) on the DX7s but can be different on the DX8. There are some wing/tail type limitations on the DX7s due to having 1 fewer channel.

Renatoa - thanks for the laugh! You are always good for jokes like that!

Andy
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 10:57 AM
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What kind of flight pack capacity sensors or GPS sensors does Spektrum offer?
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 12:00 PM
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We announced a 3D GPS sensor at Nuremberg last year, Julez. Did you miss it? It's in the final stages - something you probably missed in the DX8 thread.

Maybe this year you'll see even more reasons there to move to the top radio brand!

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Old Dec 20, 2011, 12:42 PM
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Good joke too, you compete with me
When today any smartphone must be fitted with a GPS by law, and this is $10 value, and of course is 3D, because it works any position the owner keep the phone... you fool your fans that a 3D GPS is rocket science and need one year research, probably to justify its price when issued.
I hope you will not use the same lame approach as Hitec, using 3GPS units placed as a cube, meanwhile maybe your engineers found from forums that a today GPS is able to receive in any position.
And still wondering who needs GPS position when doing hower... to add that 3D marketing BS to the label.
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 01:03 PM
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I didn't realize you guys had a law like that. What a shame I thought the EU folks were much more interested in privacy. Or is Romania not part of EU yet?

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Old Dec 20, 2011, 01:19 PM
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I meant US, you don't know your own regulations ?
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 01:23 PM
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I don't use smart phones. I like my Nokia 1112.

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Old Dec 20, 2011, 02:07 PM
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I still have a bag phone powered by Vacuum Tubes!

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Old Dec 20, 2011, 04:09 PM
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I always thought of vacuum tubes as a power SINK not a power SOURCE. Do you realize you could solve the energy crisis!!! We could go back to the 1950's and have all the power we need. 5 cent gas all over again!!!!



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Old Dec 20, 2011, 05:21 PM
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I meant US, you don't know your own regulations ?
Could you cite where you saw that ? As for telemetry , Spektrum seems to offer:

Temp
Pack Voltage
Receiver Voltage
Optical RPM
Brushless RPM
Some sort of signal strength
Airspeed
Altitude
GPS (upcoming)
G-Force (upcoming)

They seem to have more sensors or at worst give and take to be equal to Hobbyking/FRSKY and Hitec, and at first I didnt care for the TM1000 module, but since it also acts as a hub its really not taking any more space than the other systems and it gives you backwards compatibility with older receivers.
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I just love it when a discussion gets all 'hot & bothered' ... gets me all hot & bothered
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I always thought of vacuum tubes as a power SINK not a power SOURCE. Do you realize you could solve the energy crisis!!! We could go back to the 1950's and have all the power we need. 5 cent gas all over again!!!!



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They beat us to it! http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849313455

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