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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:36 PM
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Why? The 9xr handle with built in antenna is an upgrade over the 9x aerial with better signal strength (per HK) and harder to break than the folding type or one sticking out from a module. I thought I read here that frsky will be releasing a 9xr module. Yes the currrent DJT module will work with the extra aerial but hk already have a turnigy dsm2/x module without an extra aerial and that's 2.4ghz
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Here a pic with 9xr compatible modules from the turnigy9xr.com site

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1610
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Here a pic with 9xr compatible modules from the turnigy9xr.com site

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1610
I see the DJT twice in that photo and a bunch of garbage in between them.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:58 PM
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this is eye candy!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:47 PM
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this is eye candy!
Flazo, you need to crop out the website addy in that picture. I'm pretty sure you can get banned fom RCG for that.

Just some friendly advise, as you may not realize.

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Why? The 9xr handle with built in antenna is an upgrade over the 9x aerial with better signal strength (per HK) and harder to break than the folding type or one sticking out from a module. I thought I read here that frsky will be releasing a 9xr module. Yes the currrent DJT module will work with the extra aerial but hk already have a turnigy dsm2/x module without an extra aerial and that's 2.4ghz
Well as far as I understand, there are some kind of contacts for the antenna??
that would not be safe.. or maybe I got it wrong..
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Need some friendly advise.
I have a 9x running er9x but still using orig flysky stuff.
Time to get in on Frsky.
Should i just get the module for my 9x, Get the 9xr when its out and module, or wait for the X12D which sounds so far the best option but the wait may be long by the sound of it!
I want to keep flysky going for my little stuff.
Jamie
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Well as far as I understand, there are some kind of contacts for the antenna??
that would not be safe.. or maybe I got it wrong..
It was posted a few times already.
Common modules with a removeable antenna (frsky, DSM, ...) have a connector on the PCB for the coax pigtail, and a connector to screw the antenna on. This will have one to connect the module to the antenna (pictured here) and maybe one to connect the pigtail to the PCB in just the same way. How is that any different?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:37 AM
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well this one looks like it works a little like a jack plug.. when you insert the module it also makes the connection for the antenna.. It just doesn't look very safe for 2.4GHz IMO
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Need some friendly advise.
I have a 9x running er9x but still using orig flysky stuff.
Time to get in on Frsky.
Should i just get the module for my 9x, Get the 9xr when its out and module, or wait for the X12D which sounds so far the best option but the wait may be long by the sound of it!
I want to keep flysky going for my little stuff.
Jamie
I f you can wait and make do with what you've got I would hold out for the x12d or of course the x9d which will be out sooner.
But if you NEED the frsky stuff NOW and you have er9x installed on your 9x a module would be cheapest and of course the 9xr is untested and unknown, if you do the module in 9x then you will be swapping modules though to keep your flysky and use 9x.
I f you get a 9xr then you will have a separate control still for flysky and frsky-soooo, basically it's up to you what you want lol.

I'm still using dx6i and waiting for the x9d or if that does not live up to expectations on the forums then the x12d but who knows maybe by the time the x12d comes out something else will be on the cards which is even better lol-it goes on and on lol.

I just get what I NEED now when I need it rather then trying to have the latest and greatest. Just fly and enjoy yourself!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:02 AM
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well this one looks like it works a little like a jack plug.. when you insert the module it also makes the connection for the antenna.. It just doesn't look very safe for 2.4GHz IMO
It looks quite like an SSMB connector. Industry standard for about what, 40 years? And rated to 12.4GHz.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:02 AM
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A hard wired antenna is more reliable because it has fewer movable parts on which it depends. Reliabliity is relative.

One failure example, not the only one:

The modular design shown is pretty good, but can fail if, for instance, the plastic clips which hold the module in place become loose or busted. In that case the module can move a little bit with use and handling, and can cause wear on the various connectors. The best solution to that scenario is to replace the tx case, which can be a pain.

I have had this happen in well abused 72 mhz trannys. The long pins which supply power and get back signal from the module can be loosened at the board - the solder joint. This has happened due to simple insertion and removal of modules, and is much more likely in the abuse scenario. In either case, intermittent loss of rf. Ugh.

Again, the modular design is good, but a fixed design is slightly better.That's one reason the the in-case antennae are an improvement over removable or even projecting antennae. Not an enormous improvement, but ...
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:36 AM
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It looks quite like an SSMB connector. Industry standard for about what, 40 years? And rated to 12.4GHz.
Well they might be rated for that frequency, but for how long and how much plugging and unplugging?..

For the reasons stated on the post above, I hope that frsky doesn't make the same mistake..
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I agree taking modules in and out repeatedly will eventually lead to failure, but how many times will the average user actually do this? If I get an X12D I'll be using the inbuilt FrSky RF the vast majority of the time, just switching to an Orange or Spektrum DSM2/DSMX module for UM BNFs if I get one or two of those. Result - I'll be fitting my module then forgetting it, number of cycles = 1!

Sure that may be one extreme end of the spectrum, but I don't think most people will be regularly using their FrSky TXs with three or more different RF protocols (inbuilt plus at least 2 modules, thus requiring regular swapping). Given the FrSky RXs are so affordable, won't people just sell off their least prevalent RX type and standardise on no more than 2 protocols?
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