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Old Apr 19, 2012, 05:37 PM
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I do feel it's a shame its has become bigger than dx8.
Would have preferred a little smaller, more compact.
It kind off surprises me, as there is (technically) absolutely no need for more volume. I mean, the technical stuff could probably me fitted in less than halve the volume.
So it seems to be a design strategy. One that, as most Tx are shrinking, is surprising to say the least.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 05:40 PM
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I do feel it's a shame its has become bigger than dx8.
Would have preferred a little smaller, more compact.
It kind off surprises me, as there is (technically) absolutely no need for more volume. I mean, the technical stuff could probably me fitted in less than halve the volume.
So it seems to be a design strategy. One that, as most Tx are shrinking, is surprising to say the least.
I think a Tx should have a "Substantial Feel". But if there is a lot of air space in there then I see your point.

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 05:48 PM
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@ struggleforlife - Without having seen one up close nore held one in my hands I won't comment on how it feel or looks but I will say this. As much as I like the dual antenna in the radio (stubby & handle) I am somewhat disappointed that because of the stubby the radio will be much taller then the DX8/DX6i and of course would require I also get a case for it if I am lucky enough to get one.

But with that said if and or when I get one, I may never let it down long enough for it to be stored in a case.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 05:49 PM
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I do feel it's a shame its has become bigger than dx8.
Would have preferred a little smaller, more compact.
It kind off surprises me, as there is (technically) absolutely no need for more volume. I mean, the technical stuff could probably me fitted in less than halve the volume.
So it seems to be a design strategy. One that, as most Tx are shrinking, is surprising to say the least.
It was designed for the ergonomics. The target market preferred the feel of the radio as it ended up.

We just gave the customers what they wanted.

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 05:52 PM
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I too like something substantial to hold. I noticed how much better my DX8 feels over my DX7 that is smaller. I think it goes back to having one in your hands to see if it is right for the individual. As for the case, I have Pelican case waiting..

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 06:13 PM
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I fondled one at Toledo last weekend and it does feel 'substantial' (which I liked). My current radio is the 9503 and this is a little wider and has the rubber grips on the side which felt different but somewhat better. The switches were basically in the same place as the 9503 so that was familiar to me. The sticks felt a little stiff to me but I'm told I can loosen them.

I plan to get one as soon as they're available.

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 06:15 PM
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It was designed for the ergonomics. The target market preferred the feel of the radio as it ended up.

We just gave the customers what they wanted.

Andy
Apparently that was also a "Configurable Inactivity Alarm"

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 06:45 PM
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Apparently that was also a "Configurable Inactivity Alarm"

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Be careful Pete.Your hair is going to turn Purple.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Pardon me in advance if this has been answered, but is there an easy way to transfer the programs from my JR 9303 to the DX18?
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Pardon me in advance if this has been answered, but is there an easy way to transfer the programs from my JR 9303 to the DX18?
Not directly like with the SD card.Your best bet like any other radio would probably be to just set them up again on the new Tx.It should be a breeze with the model already being mechanically setup correctly.You may likely have to change a reverse and probably tweak on some subtrim to get everything correctly centered.There are always slight differences between different Tx models.Its also a chance to get familiar with the new radio.
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Be careful Pete.Your hair is going to turn Purple.
Excuse me? The fact that the DX18 and DX10t has a "User-Configurable Alarm" doesn't seem "Significant" to you?

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Excuse me? The fact that the DX18 and DX10t has a "User-Configurable Alarm" doesn't seem "Significant" to you?

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Pete - I know you are passionate about the subject of the "Inactivity Alarms", but your Rants are starting to get Obnoxious and Childish. There are many of us who support you in the idea of having control over that function.

Constantly Hammering people like Andy will not make that happen any faster and may drive away those who are interested in the main topic of the threads you participate in.

I know you have a plethora of ideas that would be much more constructive than focusing on just the Alarm issue.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 12:43 AM
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give it a rest

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Excuse me? The fact that the DX18 and DX10t has a "User-Configurable Alarm" doesn't seem "Significant" to you?

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not to me
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 02:58 AM
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Please, please, please, please, please shut up about the alarm.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 05:28 AM
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I do feel it's a shame its has become bigger than dx8.
Would have preferred a little smaller, more compact.
It kind off surprises me, as there is (technically) absolutely no need for more volume. I mean, the technical stuff could probably me fitted in less than halve the volume.
So it seems to be a design strategy. One that, as most Tx are shrinking, is surprising to say the least.
Well seems I'm not alone any longer in my point of view about the size of the DX18.
Size does matters, but there are limits, think the DX8 had reached the maximum size for a handheld Tx .
I can imagine that the so called pult transmitter users like it big and wide but they have another method or way for handling their stick's and knobs.
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