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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:31 PM
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New tx gets announced Wednesday, right?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Ahhh sheet better start savin my pennies
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:42 PM
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I can't wait! But I'll probably just stand back and watch, and only get one if it turns out to be good. Maybe sell my optic 6, and use the A9 as my buddybox radio
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:44 PM
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I'm going to just stick with mine. From what I was told the difference in the new radio will be so small you could hardly tell. Heli flyers are mainly what the new radio is aimed at. I would have liked more channels (12) and maybe a blue station/telemetry built into a new receiver. Of course, the new receiver couldn't be much bigger then the current 9 channel. Maybe a mini gimble on the back of the transmitter for aerial photography/FPV camera tilt pan.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:08 AM
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The heli flyer does need a little attention on the new radio... s-bus, sats or a nice gyro/RX that has ability close to the vbar or AR7200bx and will be able to run telemetry through. Some improved user interface would be awesome... its pretty good now but ease of use could always be improved.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:33 AM
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Satellites would be great...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:05 AM
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Satellites would be great...
... or not.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:25 AM
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... or not.
You must not fly helis?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Satellites=Red Haired Stepchild

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:58 AM
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OK now your acting like your 5... Satellites would allow you to hook up to most of the top FBL controllers without the added wires (more bulletproof IMO with less fail points, not to mention easier, cleaner installs) or the need of a full size RX in conjunction with the FBL controller. So keep the narrow mind if you want... But it will help sell the new TX in the heli community. Therefore creating more capital for other improvements.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:21 PM
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OK now your acting like your 5... Satellites would allow you to hook up to most of the top FBL controllers without the added wires (more bulletproof IMO with less fail points, not to mention easier, cleaner installs) or the need of a full size RX in conjunction with the FBL controller. So keep the narrow mind if you want... But it will help sell the new TX in the heli community. Therefore creating more capital for other improvements.
I think there is some confusion on the terms, as your not really using it as a satellite receiver, just as a standard receiver - as your only using one of them. A satellite receiver implies multiple receiving units that interface to one central receiver - in an aid to improve reception coverage. IMO, not necessary when you can use a multi-antenna set-up available on most receivers now.

A standard receiver capable of outputting SBus or PPM (or even the Spektrum Satellite format) is what your after and would be more effective. Using a Spektrum satellite on their own don't allow them to be positioned optimally as they only have short antenna on them - especially around carbon fibre frames. Also (I believe) they have no antenna diversity - only one antenna (the two wires make up the single antenna), so can't choose the optimum antenna to receive from.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:35 PM
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I think there is some confusion on the terms, as your not really using it as a satellite receiver, just as a standard receiver - as your only using one of them. A satellite receiver implies multiple receiving units that interface to one central receiver - in an aid to improve reception coverage. IMO, not necessary when you can use a multi-antenna set-up available on most receivers now.

A standard receiver capable of outputting SBus or PPM (or even the Spektrum Satellite format) is what your after and would be more effective. The Spektrum satellites have short antennas that don't allow them to be positioned optimally - especially around carbon fibre frames. Also (I believe) they have no antenna diversity, so can't choose the optimum antenna to receive from.

Si.
The two sats I have plugged into my vbar get clear of the frame well. They have short antennas but the leads allow proper placement. As far as diversity... the left antenna is the primary and that is the one you get clear from the frame. Either the S-bus and sat format is what I am looking for and been mentioning... with a way to get clear on either side of the frame like I was able to do with the Optima 9, but with a lot less wires. If you look at my post at 9:08PM last night I included this option.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:11 PM
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I admit - "satellite" is wrong term.
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standard receiver capable of outputting SBus or PPM (or even the Spektrum Satellite format) is what your after and would be more effective.
Yes, that kind of receiver I'm waiting for. Almost all FBL units support Spectrum satellites and SBUS. And Spectrum satellite is cheaper than full receiver and that makes even more sense in using FBL.

BTW: why Spectrum satellite is so cheap in comparison wit full receiver ?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:19 PM
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BTW: why Spectrum satellite is so cheap in comparison wit full receiver ?
Why is a OrangeRX so much cheaper than an equivalent Spektrum receiver? Or why is a AR400 cheaper than a AR600, even though it just has a couple of extra connectors, etc, etc.

Like any company, they will charge as much as the market will accept.
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