New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Jul 11, 2012, 10:31 AM
renatoa is offline
Find More Posts by renatoa
Registered User
Romania, Dolj, Craiova
Joined Sep 2007
16,787 Posts
I wonder if he accepts any price negotiation
renatoa is offline Find More Posts by renatoa
Last edited by renatoa; Jul 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jul 11, 2012, 12:23 PM
IceWind is offline
Find More Posts by IceWind
throw new IOPilotException();
IceWind's Avatar
Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin
Joined Feb 2005
2,755 Posts
eheh, the photos are scary.
He trashes that radio...
IceWind is offline Find More Posts by IceWind
Old Jul 12, 2012, 11:42 AM
Lorphos is offline
Find More Posts by Lorphos
aerial photographer
Lorphos's Avatar
Germany, NRW, Dortmund
Joined Dec 2004
114 Posts
Release date?

So looks like the Turnigy 9XR was delayed from July to August.

Is the X12D still on track for its fall release?
Lorphos is offline Find More Posts by Lorphos
Old Jul 12, 2012, 02:51 PM
thekesh is offline
Find More Posts by thekesh
Registered User
United States, IL, Chicago
Joined Dec 2011
19 Posts
Do you guys think the waiting for x12d will be really worth it because the 9xr is just around the corner and at $50 its definitely going to be cheaper with similar capabilities? The only downfall is that 9xr might not have a trusted frsky module/reciever system.
thekesh is offline Find More Posts by thekesh
Old Jul 12, 2012, 03:55 PM
IceWind is offline
Find More Posts by IceWind
throw new IOPilotException();
IceWind's Avatar
Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin
Joined Feb 2005
2,755 Posts
Until both get out and full specs from it are available I'd not try and compare them.
IceWind is offline Find More Posts by IceWind
Old Jul 12, 2012, 04:00 PM
Rotozuk is offline
Find More Posts by Rotozuk
Rotozuk's Avatar
United States, CA, Novato
Joined Sep 2003
6,125 Posts
Hobby King is a reseller, not a manufacturer.

They didn't make the 9X, they rebadged it. So for them to take the name and try and develop a newer version, and it doesn't even use the same RF system as the 9X.. I'll let you draw your own conclusion.

The only reason FrSky announced the X12D was because Hobby King was suggesting that FrSky was involved in the development of the HK radio. This was false, but HK is always happy to mislead people if it is in their benefit.

That is my opinion, and yes, I am biased.

-Wayne
Rotozuk is offline Find More Posts by Rotozuk
Site Sponsor
Latest blog entry: FrSky @ Toledo 2015!!!!
Old Jul 12, 2012, 04:10 PM
aeajr is offline
Find More Posts by aeajr
Proud member of LISF and ESL
LI, New York, USA
Joined Mar 2003
25,130 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by thekesh View Post
Do you guys think the waiting for x12d will be really worth it because the 9xr is just around the corner and at $50 its definitely going to be cheaper with similar capabilities? The only downfall is that 9xr might not have a trusted frsky module/reciever system.
The best radio is always the one that will be released in 6 months or is $200 more than you can spend. If you wait for this one then you will not buy it because you will hear that another one is coming out.

What the heck are you going to do with 12 channels anyway?

As for the FrSky option, I don't know what will be in the HK 9XR so can't comment. Every launch is an act of faith and every landing has a moment of relief. No radio maker will gurantee you won't have a problem and none will pay for your wrecked plane. So we depend on reputation and pilot reports to guide us.

Your smileage will vary!
aeajr is offline Find More Posts by aeajr
Old Jul 13, 2012, 05:19 AM
Sterby is offline
Find More Posts by Sterby
Registered User
Hungary, Borsod-Aba˙j-ZemplÚn, Miskolc
Joined Mar 2011
181 Posts
In rely to aeajr, I think it is obvious why so many of us are hyped for FrSky. I for one am very pleased with FrSky products, and I see quite a lot FrSkyers on the field. Our local group has 2 people who are using FrSky in F3J contests. Even on FAI world class contests. That shows a lot of faith in this chinese company. That is why I have high hopes in that radio.
Also I'm thinking about replacing my radio (9X modded) that I learned to fly with, but recently I started to realize what quality gimbals and pots mean. So I'm waiting for this radio to come out, or if in the mean time I can scrape together the money I'll get a used 35MHz Futaba so I can put an FrSky module in.
Buying a new radio is great, but if I want to go on to advanced level with gliders and glow/gassers I'll need reliable quality sticks behind my reliable electronics.
Sterby is offline Find More Posts by Sterby
Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:07 PM
jcervantes11 is offline
Find More Posts by jcervantes11
Registered User
jcervantes11's Avatar
Joined Sep 2003
1,440 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeajr View Post
The best radio is always the one that will be released in 6 months or is $200 more than you can spend. If you wait for this one then you will not buy it because you will hear that another one is coming out.

What the heck are you going to do with 12 channels anyway?

As for the FrSky option, I don't know what will be in the HK 9XR so can't comment. Every launch is an act of faith and every landing has a moment of relief. No radio maker will gurantee you won't have a problem and none will pay for your wrecked plane. So we depend on reputation and pilot reports to guide us.

Your smileage will vary!
Always better to have more ch then needed for down the future if you changed. Beside who sell 12ch radio for under 200 bucks? Don't you reather have more then ch then needed for the future? Comon sense there. Sometime you get what you paid for something like the hk 9x-r. It's simply to cheap but will I buy it. Yes just to play with. But Frsky is known to have good quality electronic so.
jcervantes11 is offline Find More Posts by jcervantes11
Old Jul 14, 2012, 01:49 AM
Kilrah is online now
Find More Posts by Kilrah
Happy FPV flyer
Kilrah's Avatar
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Joined Sep 2006
5,482 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcervantes11 View Post
But Frsky is known to have good quality electronic so.
They're also known to have messy stuff (look at the upgrade procedures for the existing equipment), so I don't expect it to be any more "polished" than a 9X/9Xr. And I wonder how their habit to require 2-3 iterations of the same product until it's right will scale to a radio...

Also, we pretty much know the 9Xr will support the alternative 9x firmwares, so we know we have something good here in terms of features and useability, and it'll be there from the start. About the X12D... we'll have to do with what frsky throws at us.
Kilrah is online now Find More Posts by Kilrah
Old Jul 14, 2012, 02:16 AM
jcervantes11 is offline
Find More Posts by jcervantes11
Registered User
jcervantes11's Avatar
Joined Sep 2003
1,440 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilrah View Post
They're also known to have messy stuff (look at the upgrade procedures for the existing equipment), so I don't expect it to be any more "polished" than a 9X/9Xr. And I wonder how their habit to require 2-3 iterations of the same product until it's right will scale to a radio...

Also, we pretty much know the 9Xr will support the alternative 9x firmwares, so we know we have something good here in terms of features and useability, and it'll be there from the start. About the X12D... we'll have to do with what frsky throws at us.
Okay we'll just wait and see okay? It's a hobby anyways. My bet is on Frsky radio.
jcervantes11 is offline Find More Posts by jcervantes11
Old Jul 14, 2012, 02:21 AM
keyman923 is offline
Find More Posts by keyman923
Former Futaba employee
Joined Aug 2006
1,185 Posts
I think the Frsky is going to make a awesome Christmas gift to myself but a Thanksgiving gift would be even better.
keyman923 is offline Find More Posts by keyman923
Old Jul 14, 2012, 02:54 AM
jcervantes11 is offline
Find More Posts by jcervantes11
Registered User
jcervantes11's Avatar
Joined Sep 2003
1,440 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by keyman923 View Post
I think the Frsky is going to make a awesome Christmas gift to myself but a Thanksgiving gift would be even better.
+1 You wouldn't be put down. Even if it does firmware update will be available always for fixing bugs.
jcervantes11 is offline Find More Posts by jcervantes11
Old Jul 14, 2012, 03:27 AM
PLMS is offline
Find More Posts by PLMS
Martin - AKA mr.sneezy
PLMS's Avatar
Adelaide, Australia
Joined May 2004
1,695 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Art Newland View Post
This rotory knob has been available on eBay for a while.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120731012907...9#ht_422wt_922
LOL $40 ($47 with postage), 80% of the radio cost.
Looks good though, apart from the mess of the front panel he makes with the long nosed pliers. Not the right tool for the job...
PLMS is offline Find More Posts by PLMS
Old Jul 15, 2012, 06:35 AM
Sterby is offline
Find More Posts by Sterby
Registered User
Hungary, Borsod-Aba˙j-ZemplÚn, Miskolc
Joined Mar 2011
181 Posts
You can buy that knob for $2 at your local electronics shop, and another $5 for the resistors.
Sterby is offline Find More Posts by Sterby


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Frsky X12D renatoa Romania 22 Mar 15, 2013 05:01 AM
Cool FrSky Radio Sale Rotozuk Hot Online Deals 95 Apr 04, 2012 07:08 PM
Discussion New radio to go with FrSky Teamsherman Australia 37 Mar 28, 2012 05:36 AM
Sold FlySky 9x TH9X radio w/ FrSky Telemetry Module and 2s 1300 battery. NEW! JIMinKENTUCKY Aircraft - General - Radio Equipment (FS/W) 1 Feb 25, 2012 06:08 PM
Discussion Ordering a new radio setup, 9x + frsky telemetry, am I missing anything? carl1864 Radios 8 Nov 28, 2011 10:53 PM