Originally Posted by Jason M
kelloggair nailed it
It may seem like the EQX75 is a bit slow to respond to the controls in low rate, but this is intentional to smooth out response around center stick (to help first-time and low-time pilots in particular). The opposite seems true for the Traxxas....after flying both back-to-back yesterday it was obvious that even in low rate the Traxxas was far too responsive around center stick, then had too little control at max stick deflection. It felt like the equivalent of having the max travel for low rate turned down too much and too much 'positive' expo (for more control response around center stick) on top of that. Some pilots may prefer this, but the vast majority of pilots I know and fly with prefer it the other way around.
Also, for pilots that mostly hover it may seem like they all fly about the same (and that the Traxxas responds faster to control inputs around center stick). But for pilots that tend to 'fly around' a bit more the differences in their handling and performance is far more noticeable. Each pilot will have their own preference, but so far everyone I know that's had a chance to fly the EQX75 and many other quads prefers and/or really likes the handling and performance of the EQX75 overall. In low rates it has softened control response around center stick and a 'bank angle' limit that still allows for plenty of speed and maneuverability while keeping it from falling out of the sky at max stick deflection. In high rates it responds faster around center stick and pilots can push it to the limits of its capabilities if and when they want to.
On a related note, based on the overwhelming sales since the last shipment arrived it looks like there will be a lot of EQX75s under the tree and in the air on Christmas day
So hopefully we'll see a lot more flight reports after the holiday next week!
Thanks for the input Jason and congratulations on the initial success of the EQX75! I was a Product Manager once and I understand the challenges that drive decisions for features in a new product.
To your point, I was not able to fly "around" much in the LHS when I compared the various quadlings.
Can you answer a few questions?
- Can the Ethos be bound with any full size transmitters out there - Spektrum, Nine Eagles, Walkera, Futaba, etc?
- Are there any plans to allow the program in the stock Ethos transmitter to be modified?
- What is the air-speed velocity of a coconut laiden sparrow?