Originally Posted by MattyB
It might represent more flexibility for a tiny number of FPV fliers, but this is a mass market product. For the huge majority of HK's customers being able to put down the TX on a flat surface without damaging it is a lot more important than having a mutant stick unit they will never use sprouting from the back...
I read some angst towards FPV in between the lines... rolleyes right back at ya! Anyway if cleverly designed using small joysticks (see my link) it wouldn't be difficult at all to protect them just using the plastic shell so your points are moot. Also the previous T9X (with upgraded fw) has been used for controlling robots of different kinds. In those applications having one or two extra sticks can be very useful.
Once again, see this link (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...item41698f64cb
). What is the possible protrusion, 3-4mm? Not really impossible to protect, If anything I don't think they would even reach outside the module bay.
Originally Posted by dave1993
if you have an extra arm or foot sticking out you dont have to use it but still not good. not a great idea to force peculiar ideas onto everyone. i would also avoid this radio if it had extra sticks etc hanging out the back.
No one would be forcing a solution onto anyone. If you don't want to use the sticks just don't use them. Just because there are controls on a radio you don't absolutely HAVE to use them. Not if you're actually used to a higher end radio, but maybe you're not? On higher end radios you can actually program which controls to use or not. There now you learned something.
Also, to both of you, the RC-hobby is moving toward FPV whether you like it or not.