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Price 2 20.00%
Dual antennas 2 20.00%
16 user mixes 1 10.00%
Lipo power 0 0%
SD Card 0 0%
Built in Acro options 1 10.00%
Built in Heli options 1 10.00%
Built in Sailplane options 2 20.00%
Sliders 0 0%
My old radio just broke 1 10.00%
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Why do you own a DX18

For DX18 owners: What is the biggest factor in deciding to buy the DX18. Maybe you have several reasons, but what was the most important? Vote on the poll or add a "None of the Above" post.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 04:32 PM
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The reason for wanting to upgrade to the DX18 is because I ran into limitations with the DX8.
It boils down to all the extra stuff not found on the DX8.

Just waiting for the perfect alignment of finance,wife and store stock in order to get one.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Sailplane options. User configurable inactivity alarm. Sliders.

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Old Jun 04, 2012, 06:04 PM
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I bought mine because the text size on the screen is smaller than my old DX8.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 06:17 PM
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I bought mine because the text size on the screen is smaller than my old DX8.
Spite comment?

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Old Jun 04, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Sailplane options. User configurable inactivity alarm. Sliders.

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What are you doing here, you are not a DX18 owner.
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What are you doing here, you are not a DX18 owner.
This is the question you asked: "What is the biggest reason you bought a DX18?"

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Old Jun 04, 2012, 06:50 PM
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For DX18 owners: What is the biggest factor in deciding to buy the DX18. Maybe you have several reasons, but what was the most important? Vote on the poll or add a "None of the Above" post.
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This is the question you asked: "What is the biggest reason you bought a DX18?"

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Wrong. Question specifically asked to owners
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Wrong. Question specifically asked to owners
I am an owner until I get my refund from Horizon Hobby at the end of the week.

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Old Jun 04, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Don't really have a main reason. Been a Futaba guy forever and have an 8FG. Last year I switched to a pair of DX8s and had a few things that I didn't like about them like the huge print restricting what the screen could show at one time (Sorry VP, but it's true), stupid inactivity alarm, and concerns about overall reliability with both the TX and the DSM2/DSMx protocols.

The DX18 addressed all of those, and the dual antennas seem to provide a more solid link.
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 04:41 AM
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So there are 78 that voted for "Small Text", but only 4 who voted here? How can anyone be sure they like the small text until you try using the menus?

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Old Jun 05, 2012, 05:18 AM
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So there are 78 that voted for "Small Text", but only 4 who voted here? How can anyone be sure they like the small text until you try using the menus?

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Old Jun 05, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Actually, almost ALL of the Above. I will probably never need 18 channels but I purchased it for the programming features. The dual antennas, user adjustable inactivity alarm and included LiPO options mentioned in poll are just pluses.
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Spite comment?

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True, but still funny.
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 10:54 AM
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i never own a spektrum radio but i saw a video of the dx18 lcd, and damn, what a cr*p LCD module, ultra slow time response pixel, ghosting effect is exagerated.
Looks even worst than my FlySky/Turnigy 9x
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