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Posted by ScottSails | Oct 20, 2012 @ 06:33 AM | 8,031 Views
FlySky 9X cautions...

For those of you thinking about purchasing a FlySky 9x, I ask you to check several thing prior to first time use (and maybe worth checking yearly if you yank on the sticks like a helicopter pilot).

Check the wires as they go to/from the switches and gimbal pots (see picture below). These appeared to be hand soldered on my unit - and not well done. The boards are well made (standard production, not hand done) with SMT components.

Throw away the battery box! The wires are simply atrocious and will likely fail on you. Pick yourself up a 3 cell LiFe and never look back. Actually I have 2 LiPo's I use but intend to switch to LiFe when they get tired.
Posted by ScottSails | Nov 08, 2011 @ 08:13 PM | 8,903 Views
I have converted every single sailplane that I have over to electric and now instead of collecting dust, they get flown!

Inexpensive Lipo's, ESC's and brush-less motors are awesome (and Hobby king).

I have also switched the FrSky Taranis... I can't imagine running any other system - the OpenTX team has done a truly superb job of providing great function. While I really love the new Spektrum DX6 case - I just cant give up on OpenTX...