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Old Feb 01, 2012, 02:30 PM
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I have a few simple questions.

1) Why do Spektrum keep bringing out Radio's when they haven't even perfected their current one's?

2) Does this now mean the poor man's DX8 will wither away with limited firmware support as the team concentrate on the flagship models?
The got it absolutely right with the DX7S btw, which is why they waited so long after the DX8 to release it..
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Congratulations on resisting the temptation to add useless (and unreadable in daylight) bling like a color screen and staying with the roller.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Congratulations on resisting the temptation to add useless (and unreadable in daylight) bling like a color screen and staying with the roller.
Why, is the 18MZ's screen undiscernable and illegible in daylight?

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 03:22 PM
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One feature they didn't mention very well: it runs all day on the stock LiPo pack. No need for a quick-change battery

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 03:24 PM
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One feature they didn't mention very well: it runs all day on the stock LiPo pack. No need for a quick-change battery

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Is that longer than the NiMH in the DX8? My stock battery in the DX8 seems to last for a few days of flying.

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 03:32 PM
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It uses about the same power (120mA) as the DX8.

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Why, is the 18MZ's screen undiscernable and illegible in daylight?
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Im sure its ok, but I have yet to see a touch screen phone outperform a regular phone in sunlight.
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It uses about the same power (120mA) as the DX8.

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Okay, but does the LiPo outlast the stock DX8 battery? What is the rating of the LiPo?

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 03:38 PM
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What is confusing about that?
Whats confusing is people complaining about it.I simply stated its easy to see the trims
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Then you haven't seen them all, mine will self adjust according to the lighting. You should see how clear and bright the screen gets outside.



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Im sure its ok, but I have yet to see a touch screen phone outperform a regular phone in sunlight.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Okay, but does the LiPo outlast the stock DX8 battery? What is the rating of the LiPo?

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I don't know, and that's something that they resolve further down the road. My guess is that's why they didn't mention it in the early documentation.

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Then you haven't seen them all, mine will self adjust according to the lighting. You should see how clear and bright the screen gets outside.
Canadian sunlight isnt exactly the strongest thing in the world.
Although the 18mz does have a capacitive touchscreen which is much better than the 14mz's one..
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I don't know, and that's something that they resolve further down the road. My guess is that's why they didn't mention it in the early documentation.

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So is it safe to assume the LiPo for the DX18 is not the same as the LiPo for the DX8?

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Whats confusing is people complaining about it.I simply stated its easy to see the trims
Oh, sorry, I didn't see that. (ignore list) People have been confused about that for over a year!
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Now for the really important stuff:
The 18 will not fit in my Venom TX case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So what do I do for a nice fitted case -
By the way I dropped my Venom case on concrete - no scuffing, no damage.
Have buyer waiting for my DX8 as soon as the 18 is available
Notwithstanding the nay sayers on the DX8 - it has a excellent reputation in our territory
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