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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:17 AM
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I wonder to see how many ways you can skin a radio from the scratch...
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:54 AM
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I wonder to see how many ways you can skin a radio from the scratch...
Why does it have to be skinned? Hobbyking make their own planes, motors, escs, batteries and Rxs (including DSM2 Rxs). Why can't they make their own Tx?

Sure it won't be a ultra high quality JR 12 channel but why are you even buying from Hobbyking if you have that kind of money.

On Twitter the Hobbyking guys have stated many times it has the same chipset and number of channels (and maybe software) but everthing else is desinged and built in house (and Hand said start up costs are coming out of his own back pocket).
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:04 AM
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make = place a label ?
I would love to see a picture from inside their production facilities...
Sorry to be so skeptical, but maintaining a database of all their motors and ESC original manufacturer, I would say I am rather realistic.
No, even DSM receivers are not manufactured by them, you can find them in transparent wrap or black cases on eBay under no brand.
For your info, at manufacturer level in China there are no brands, everything is manufactured in big 6 facilities. I mean electronics.
From there a lot of company label and case them as they like.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:12 AM
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HK released a YouTube clip of their production facilities for their NTM motors so they do have them.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:09 AM
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There is a difference between relabeling something that someone else have done in comparison to designing something and letting someone else produce it for you.
I think HobbyKing must be doing the latter, since nothing like the 9xr exists today. If it had existed, we would know about it.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:22 AM
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My guess is that it should come this week since the 9X has gone to BK without signs of restocking
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:40 AM
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HK released a picture of a man in their office holding a prototype transmitter (gimbals and switches on an aluminum box), saying that the 9xR was coming soon. It would have to be an elaborate hoax if this is just a relabeling job.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:34 PM
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http://turnigy9xr.com/

There are some pictures and some "other content". The web page is registered by Anthony Hand.

Maybe somebody can take screenshots before it vanishes...
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Weirdest-A$$ website for a radio ever... What's with the random music page and hipster fashion cameo? I don't get it.

Hopefully I'll still be able to load a Turnigy module in it for Walkera/Ladybird Quads.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Pretty sure all section are under development, music section will be replace by the appropriate section which is support I think. Temporary stuff!
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Ah. Web devs do get bored sometimes. That explains it.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Huge WT* indeed...
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Yeah, looks like the website is in development. Hopefully that's not what's holding up the 9xr from being released for sale.

Here's an interesting tidbit:

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THE 9XR SOFTWARE WAS FIRST DEVELOPED OVER 6 YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN TWEAKED, TUNED CHANGED, UPDATED AND REVAMPED BY MEMBERS OF THE R/C COMMUNITY TO A POWERFUL YET

EASY TO USE INTERFACE THAT CAN BE USED BY ANYONE. OUR ENGINEERS DESIGNED PHYSICAL PRODUCT AROUND THE THE RC COMMUNITIES SOFTWARE CHANGES. RESULTING IN THE 9XR.

OUR TEAM CONSISTS OF ELECTROMECHANICAL ENGINEERS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS AND R/C PROFESSIONALS.
Hinting at th9x or er9x?

http://www.hacksmods.com/2012/11/hob...r-transmitter/
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:12 PM
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JR style modules, and Futaba style trainer plug...
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