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Sep 01, 2010, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyKunz
That depends on what you consider "necessary" to be on your sailplane. The DX8 is not intended for sailplane pilots, but it can provide a significant amount of support. The DX8 can provide any 5 of the 7 standard glider functions using 6 P-mixes and pre-programmed mixes.

You probably want to wait for the the DX10t instead. It has sailplane programming in addition to power planes and helicopters.

Andy

Just wondering if you could comment on the reason why there is not a dedicated glider mode?
Is that something that could be included in a firmware update, (sorry if thats a ridiculous question, I am not a techie?)
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Sep 01, 2010, 09:52 PM
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"The world's most advanced 8-channel" radio must have a glider mode firmware update
Sep 01, 2010, 10:07 PM
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"The world's most advanced 8-channel" radio must have a glider mode firmware update
Don't count on it...

No sliders either... Weak.
Sep 01, 2010, 10:11 PM
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Just wondering if you could comment on the reason why there is not a dedicated glider mode?
Is that something that could be included in a firmware update, (sorry if thats a ridiculous question, I am not a techie?)
Because it was decided to have it not included. The DX10t is the glider radio. There's nothing technical preventing a glider mode could being added to the radio, and if it were, it would only be a code update. But will it? That I can't answer.

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Sep 01, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Don't count on it...

No sliders either... Weak.
There are 7 linear inputs. What more do you need?

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Sep 02, 2010, 02:03 AM
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Sep 02, 2010, 02:19 AM
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calling the 2 aux digital trims linear inputs is a tiny bit of a stretch, no? :-D
Sep 02, 2010, 06:08 AM
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"The terminal velocity of an unladen swallow?" obviously!
I dont understand, is this a Monty Python reference?
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Sep 02, 2010, 07:38 AM
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Sep 02, 2010, 07:53 AM
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calling the 2 aux digital trims linear inputs is a tiny bit of a stretch, no? :-D
No stretch at all! I said "linear" not "analog" - there's a major difference. An analog control would be a pot, which is limited in resolution only by the A/D converter. A linear input can vary across the entire range, with many steps along the way. With a linear input, it takes a time to move from one end of travel to the other. With an analog input you can just slam the pot from limit to limit almost instantly. Analog is a subset of linear, in that sense.

Since you can vary the trimmers across the full 2048-step range or across a limited range like a trim, you could make them behave as best suits your model. For things where you need precise control rather than speed (camber adjust), it's perfectly suited. As people use and play with the capabilities, they'll learn this is an extremely powerful platform, far more than one can write in a manual for the average user.

I think Frog was just trying to bash it because we chose not to provide sailplane programming. We all know where he stands from his numerous posts in threads about his favorite radio. I was just pointing out that it has far more capability than is obvious from the published documentation.

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