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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Let dissipate a bit the vapors and start debate...
OK, seen enough, 9XR for me....
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Wayne is Aloft Hobbies going to carry the 9 channel?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:57 PM
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wayne is aloft hobbies going to carry the 9 channel?
yes!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:02 PM
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I'm pretty sure the 9 channel radio will have an external module port. I know the 12 and 16 will.

At a time when many radio makers are getting rid of modules, FrSky is going out of their way to include them in the new radios even though their RF will be internal.

They have reasons for this.. but we don't want to let all of the cats out of the bag, do we?

FrSky is 2 steps ahead of the competition.
Hmmm... intriguing! I shall now retire to my hollowed out volcano to consider what evil masterplan can be executed via an RF model doing something other than, well... standard RF module type stuff!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Let dissipate a bit the vapors and start debate...
If I hold it in one hand, do the lower buttons get pressed?

I am thinking of using it for DLGs.

Kinda reminds me of the 9303.

I do like the mockup for the 12. Just wonder how hard it will be to hold when spinning/throwing a discus launched glider.

Looking forward to holding one in person!!!!

Frank
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Anyone know what the price of the 9XDA will be and when it will be available?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Will the X9D be compatible with futaba FASST receivers ?
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If you plug a FASST module in the back slot, then yes
that sucks, I won't buy a $170 module to bind my FASST receivers, this radio is not for me.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:50 PM
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If I hold it in one hand, do the lower buttons get pressed?

I am thinking of using it for DLGs.

Kinda reminds me of the 9303.

I do like the mockup for the 12. Just wonder how hard it will be to hold when spinning/throwing a discus launched glider.

Looking forward to holding one in person!!!!

Frank
Ever thought to use for a DLG a single stick radio ?! Or... even a car pistol radio !!! 3 channels are enough... excellent grip when launch... what you want more ?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:15 PM
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that sucks, I won't buy a $170 module to bind my FASST receivers, this radio is not for me.
Well, you've stocked on FASST receivers, so... now you're supposed to use the >$500 Futaba radios that go with them
There are no 3rd-party FASST-compatible transmitters. Receivers yes, but no transmitters.

You could also sell your Futaba receivers, and buy twice as many FrSky telmetry receivers (or more, maybe also the radio) for what you'll get out of them
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:09 PM
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that sucks, I won't buy a $170 module to bind my FASST receivers, this radio is not for me.
But it is 3 easy payments of $56.66...


Not sure why you would want to use FASST with this transmitter? If you trust the FrSky receivers (FASST or otherwise), why not just switch to THEIR technology that is getting some pretty nice features added or enabled with these transmitters (I believe).
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Hmmm... intriguing! I shall now retire to my hollowed out volcano to consider what evil masterplan can be executed via an RF model doing something other than, well... standard RF module type stuff!
I'm thinking there's a new frequency coming. 5.8GHz, or maybe something long-range? Long Range but fully digital...?

Or maybe a video receiver?

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that sucks, I won't buy a $170 module to bind my FASST receivers, this radio is not for me.
Not our fault you are bought into Futaba. But hey, $170 could get you 8 FrSky receivers. Just jump ship now before you spend any more on Futaba!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:45 PM
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I'm thinking there's a new frequency coming. 5.8GHz, or maybe something long-range? Long Range but fully digital...?

Or maybe a video receiver?
Yeah, the latter is a possibility, but I don't see a totally new transmission frequency tbh - global RF regulations would make that a niche product at best.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:49 PM
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I'm thinking there's a new frequency coming. 5.8GHz, or maybe something long-range? Long Range but fully digital...?

Or maybe a video receiver?



Not our fault you are bought into Futaba. But hey, $170 could get you 8 FrSky receivers. Just jump ship now before you spend any more on Futaba!
But that is the advantage of a radio with a module - futureproof! 220/221 whatever it takes (those of you old enough to remember Michael Keaton).

I would think lower frequency would be better for long range and through objects like trees
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Yeah, the latter is a possibility, but I don't see a totally new transmission frequency tbh - global RF regulations would make that a niche product at best.
900MHz is gaining popularity and although not available globally, the market is probably big enough to make it worthwhile.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:13 PM
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I'm not sure but I think 900MHz is used for Mobile comunications here.. so, it would be ilegal I guess..
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