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Old Jan 09, 2013, 03:43 PM
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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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Old Jan 09, 2013, 03:49 PM
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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!
Old Jan 09, 2013, 04:08 PM
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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.
Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:48 PM
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could you reply him please ? https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...42&postcount=6
Old 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.
Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Will X12D or X16D have all these features ? http://www.helifreak.com/showpost.ph...92&postcount=2
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I believe they will not, but they will be pretty good for a lot less money.
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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.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 06:10 AM
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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!
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Old 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...
Old 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.

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(ps. But I'd buy one for all you guys, just for fun)
Old 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.
Old Jan 11, 2013, 04:53 AM
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You didn't still seen the broken stick issue, it seems
Happy $1300 trashed...
Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:17 AM
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omg...the designer of that should be shot!
Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:21 AM
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You didn't still seen the broken stick issue, it seems
Happy $1300 trashed...
Ouch, hope my 9XR is built better than that
Old Jan 11, 2013, 05:38 AM
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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.

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Old 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
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