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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:40 AM
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...threatening to buy a different radio is amusing, I haven't seem Jim flinch yet.
I know about a lot of people who wanted this radio but already bought something else because they didnít want to wait any longer. They will not change again.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:48 AM
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I know about a lot of people who wanted this radio but already bought something else because they didnít want to wait any longer. They will not change again.
Their choice.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 01:10 AM
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I know about a lot of people who wanted this radio but already bought something else because they didnít want to wait any longer. They will not change again.
?... So... In other words... "no rush, the customers are gone!"

Rather unorthodox method of motivation, if you ask me.

The haters are gonna hate, Jim. I'm sure I'm part of the unfortunately silent majority who are patiently waiting. Sure, I'm continuing to buy new receivers for the other guys' system. With your promised prices, that will certainly be no barrier to switching, as I can easily flea-Bay the whole shebang and replace it all with XPS gear, and have enough left to pick up some new servos.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know there's one more body out here who actually appreciates the time and care you're putting into your products. Keep on keepin' on.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 04:38 AM
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Yes, is was their choice they had to make because they needed to upgrade from what they had and couldnít fly with a promise of a new transmitter.

No, I donít try to motivate, I just state the facts. People didnít believe anything was coming anymore. With the 2.4 where you cannot use any brand Rx with any brand Tx like in the old days, a lot of people doesnít like to switch from one system to the next on a regular interval, they like to stay with what they know and have.

Myself, I do wait for the new transmitter as all my stuff is on XPS with modules.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:02 PM
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that is why i bought an older modular 9303. i use modules: frysky, 72mhz in my older gliders, and XPS for my helis and bigger ships. I even velcroed the external XPS to my Hitec flash 5 and can have 72mhz or plug in the modual plug and have 2.4ghz!
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Same here. First had an 8103, then sold it and got a 9303. Moved the module from the 8103 to the 9303 and will keep the 9303 as a backup radio once this one comes out and becomes my primary radio.

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Jim,

Can you talk briefly about what your current testing efforts are? I'm not asking for any kind of update on release dates or how far along you are with the testing... just curious about where the majority of the work on the new transmitter is being spent -- software coding, software integration with the hardware, flight testing, or all of the above???
E - all of the above.

We settled on the SD media card and 500 model internal memory.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 04:22 PM
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A "standard" PC readable filesystem on the SD card with one file per model/mix def/template so they can be backed up and copied individually? Or a separate PC-base mgmt app?

And will the XPS Lifetime Warranty apply to the new Tx as well?
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 05:53 PM
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E - all of the above.

We settled on the SD media card and 500 model internal memory.
Thanks Jim! I had a couple more questions... I think I remember you saying that you had been getting a bit more into quadcopters and were trying to incorporate that into the new transmitter. Can you discuss any of that development (what exactly you're thinking of adding as far as capability)? And... were you thinking about just the transmitter aspect of it, or is XPS thinking about producing a high-quality Flight Controller board?

Thanks,
Scott
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 07:49 PM
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... is XPS thinking about producing a high-quality Flight Controller board?
Pretty sure it was going to be incorporated into a new type receiver. But JIM HAS OTHER PROJECTS TO FINISH FIRST.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 12:19 AM
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A "standard" PC readable filesystem on the SD card with one file per model/mix def/template so they can be backed up and copied individually? Or a separate PC-base mgmt app?

And will the XPS Lifetime Warranty apply to the new Tx as well?
I asked the file format question before and Jim did say that it would be separate files... so whereas the file format on the Futaba 8FG is useless, this will be cool
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Jim,
Would it be possible to come up with a list of PROPOSED features and general specs of the new receivers? With the knowledge that it is not cut in stone until it is on your site.
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Getting frustrated with my A9 I guess time for the xps module
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 01:12 PM
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I removed a lot of off-topic posts. Please keep this thread strictly about the transmitter features. We are not going to discuss the release date until they are in boxes ready to ship.
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 02:39 PM
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What is there to discuss? Is the basic design still so unfinished? Seriously, I am curious about the goal of this discussion. Are you still looking for ideas for the initial release, or at this point is the forum more about subsequent releases of the radio?
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