Originally Posted by BrettAltea
Thanks jhsa. Bit of a bind. Was hoping that the Turnigy 9XR was going to be my answer and ordered it on Christmas day (backordered). Unfortunately very disappointed that the internals are basically the same spec as the 9X and that there are no modules for the internal antenna (and that it seemed to promise to come with a module for $50 and then was released moduleless).
After looking into getting a FrSky DJT module and then the lack of current info to have to mod it for the 9XR for telemetry (was hoping that they would've made it easy seeing it is supposed to be a big redesign) I thought it was best to cancel my order and either wait to see what comes out in terms of mods and new modules (very pissed off that HK hasn't seen fit to advise their customers about what is happening with modules) or get a X9D when released.
Have two current er9x modded tx (thanks to the Smartieparts board) so am familiar with er9x. Is open 9x much different? Have two sons (10 and 11) who are flying now so will need a new transmitter eventually, though can hold off for a few months if needed.
well, we couldn't expect the 9XR to be that different from the 9x if they wanted to keep them both compatible..
I'm not getting one. I'm saving my money for the frsky X12D.
One thing I do like is that frsky doesn't take an agressive approach as HK does, and actually listen to us and discuss eventual problems when there are some, and eventually take care of them.
The X12D will have everything I would ever want in a tx. I think it will be a fantastic radio.
Open9x started from er9x and have also some nice and intelligent people working on it. It's already a bit different and has some nice features. er9x has some other nice features as well. I mean both firmwares are just wonderful, If the X9D comes out with open9x it will be a killer radio for sure..