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Jan 09, 2013, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by s_mack
And for the Dave's out there that believe I only write what will benefit my business (for those that don't know, I make/sell the SmartieParts programmer for the 9x)
hey! watch who you are callling a dave! insults against rcg rules! (if i didnt know any better id think you didnt love me any more.)

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Jan 09, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by DoctorX
Will X12D or X16D have all these features ? http://www.helifreak.com/showpost.ph...92&postcount=2
It looks like that price is TX only so I wonder what the rx prices are???/

These big price vendors seem to be getting away from modular radios so you get locked into their receivers. My next radio has to be modular so I can choose RF modules to match rx's of my choice or if a RF protocol updates again. And needs to be based on open source so I can update the firmware. And must have access to nice priced telemetry rx's. So Jeti is out for me!
Jan 09, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisJ800
It looks like that price is TX only so I wonder what the rx prices are???/

These big price vendors seem to be getting away from modular radios so you get locked into their receivers. My next radio has to be modular so I can choose RF modules to match rx's of my choice or if a RF protocol updates again. And needs to be based on open source so I can update the firmware. And must have access to nice priced telemetry rx's. So Jeti is out for me!
No idea what the PXX receivers will cost but backward compatibility is supposed to be maintained. The current Frsky receivers are really good and reasonably priced. My understanding is that all the new TX's will have an internal module in addition to the module bay.
Jan 09, 2013, 06:48 PM
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could you reply him please ? https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...42&postcount=6
Jan 09, 2013, 06:57 PM
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who here can possibly answer that? The ones that can certainly won't. Beyond that its simply speculation, not estimation.
Jan 09, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DoctorX
Will X12D or X16D have all these features ? http://www.helifreak.com/showpost.ph...92&postcount=2
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Originally Posted by CiprianGugu
I believe they will not, but they will be pretty good for a lot less money.
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Originally Posted by ChrisJ800
It looks like that price is TX only so I wonder what the rx prices are???/
I love how they charge a premium for hall effect sensors when they actually cost less than a high quality pot. If Blue Arrow can put them in servos that they sell for $23 then they could be put in a radio that sells for $200 and still be profitable. It's way cheaper to run off those little chips (that's what it is, a tiny chip with about 8 pins coming off it) by the millions than it is to manufacture quality pots.
Last edited by Atomic Skull; Jan 09, 2013 at 10:22 PM.
Jan 10, 2013, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisJ800
It looks like that price is TX only so I wonder what the rx prices are???/

These big price vendors seem to be getting away from modular radios so you get locked into their receivers. My next radio has to be modular so I can choose RF modules to match rx's of my choice or if a RF protocol updates again. And needs to be based on open source so I can update the firmware. And must have access to nice priced telemetry rx's. So Jeti is out for me!
You're right about the cost of Jeti receivers, but to be fair to Jeti they do provide PPM out which you could use to run a FrSky hack or DHT-U module for lower cost models. It requires some modification to achieve this, but people have done this already. Personally speaking though if I'd paid that much for something as beautifully made as the DS16 (yes I've seen one, and yes they are exquisitely built though the ergonomics are a little "marmite") I'm not sure I'd fancy drilling holes in it!
Last edited by MattyB; Jan 10, 2013 at 07:52 AM.
Jan 10, 2013, 06:36 AM
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4 separate processors on just one of the boards - they must be having a lot of fun maintaining that many separate firmware images!! OK, the 2 RF boards are likely identical, but still...
Jan 10, 2013, 03:41 PM
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I think if I had fifty million dollars in the bank I still wouldn't pay that much for a device that flies toy airplanes around.

- Steven

(ps. But I'd buy one for all you guys, just for fun)
Jan 10, 2013, 03:59 PM
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I don't know. I like it and I'd buy one if I could afford it.
Jan 11, 2013, 04:53 AM
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You didn't still seen the broken stick issue, it seems
Happy $1300 trashed...
Jan 11, 2013, 05:17 AM
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omg...the designer of that should be shot!
Jan 11, 2013, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by renatoa
You didn't still seen the broken stick issue, it seems
Happy $1300 trashed...
Ouch, hope my 9XR is built better than that
Jan 11, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by renatoa
You didn't still seen the broken stick issue, it seems
Happy $1300 trashed...
It's what warranties are for imo. It could have just been a imperfection in the metal - could happen to any manufacturer.

I'd be more interested to see what Jeti did about it.

Si.
Jan 11, 2013, 05:43 AM
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Here you go.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=897

and aftermath

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=904
Last edited by Darsh; Jan 11, 2013 at 05:46 AM. Reason: moar links.


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