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Old Jun 18, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Well, it ended up there is no extra latency. The servo outputs occur during the serial shift so the latency (only 500us anyways) was absorbed. Price should be $24.95. No release date... you know the rules.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:07 AM
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Well, it ended up there is no extra latency. The servo outputs occur during the serial shift so the latency (only 500us anyways) was absorbed. Price should be $24.95. No release date... you know the rules.
If shipped internationally unregistered for $3, I'm interested.
Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:52 AM
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That will never happen. After "losing" 1/2 of our packages going outside of the U.S. and having to re-ship them at our expensive, we opted to require a shipping means that can be tracked.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 07:00 AM
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I agree, and ditto with those new RXs with telemetry. C'mon Jim, where's the candy?
Had a long conversation with my buddy from Rochester last nite and it looks like he will ge going with the DX-18 seeing that there is no apparent end in sight as to when JD's new transmitter will be released.....

That's a shame....... he had been waiting and willing to dump the Spektrum junk to come on board with XPS......
Old Jun 19, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Well, unfortunately for some we decided to take a 10 month excursion to do the James Cameron project.
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Had a long conversation with my buddy from Rochester last nite and it looks like he will ge going with the DX-18 seeing that there is no apparent end in sight as to when JD's new transmitter will be released.....

That's a shame....... he had been waiting and willing to dump the Spektrum junk to come on board with XPS......
the way it is though, when the XPS3216 comes out, he could sell the DX18 and his receivers and end up with more equipment than he had with the DX18... possibly even two Tx's for buddy-boxing and more receivers, or $$$ in his pocket for something else. There's pretty much no doubt that the radio will soundly pound the DX18 with features and performance... what makes me laugh about the DX18 is the indeterminate latency of the higher channels, should only ever consider channels 1-12 as being usable for flight surface control... the higher channels are literally only for things where performance not an issue...
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:26 PM
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At least release the new RXs - PLEASE.
Old Jun 19, 2012, 06:27 PM
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We're working on it.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 10:12 PM
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Thanks Jim!
Old Jun 20, 2012, 01:27 AM
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That will never happen. After "losing" 1/2 of our packages going outside of the U.S. and having to re-ship them at our expensive, we opted to require a shipping means that can be tracked.
Just state that the risk is on the customer for such shipping options. Dimension Engineering ships BEC's for $1.25 and $125 units for $3. I admit I would hesitate to go for the last one, but not for anything below $30. I have received probably 300+ small orders (from HK, Japan, US) unregistered, and not a single one have been lost.

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Old Jun 20, 2012, 02:17 AM
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Just state that the risk is on the customer for such shipping options. Dimension Engineering ships BEC's for $1.25 and $125 units for $3. I admit I would hesitate to go for the last one, but not for anything below $30. I have received probably 300+ small orders (from HK, Japan, US) unregistered, and not a single one have been lost.

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I agree .....
Old Jun 20, 2012, 03:53 AM
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well, that's from the point of view of the customer... and maybe this is the select few of customers who have either never had a problem, have never screwed over an international vendor, or are cool enough to simply have accepted something going wrong as something they deal with themselves...

...but at the other end of the stick, is a lot more risk on the vendor. One alternative would be to jack the price up on all products and bake the expenses into the product itself so that shipping can be "cheap" or "free" and still be covered by insurance internally... or... just pass on the cost of shipping in a manner that protects the vendor.

The real problem is that there are many unreasonable people out there who do actually spoil it for everyone... there are also people who want to have their cake and eat it too (wanting the $3 shipping as well as replacements if it goes missing, etc etc), who again spoil it for everyone...
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 04:19 AM
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As Fred said, with shipping options the customer make the choice and click the box where he takes full responsibility in case of any loss what-so-ever. It is then his choice to risk losing on his expense a $250 or whatever amount order if he clicks the indemnity box.


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