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Nov 11, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Turnigy 9x upgrade vs Futaba T8J vs Spektrum DX8


Hi to all.

I am in the hobby for almost 2 years now and I started with a Bixler and a Turnigy 9X. After some months I added APM 2.0 with telemetry and I am a click away from purchasing APM 2.6 (with the external compass). My next toy will be the TBS Caipirinha with basic electronics (no FPV yet) and after that the F450.

I know there are many posts about "Futaba T8J vs Spektrum DX8" but I would like your thoughts considering that:

- I have no need for telemetry (I am getting it from APM Mission Planner)
- I will probably go for the FPV setup soon
- Later on I will probably use the EZUHF (I already have a ham radio licence).

So my options are:

1. Keep the Turnigy 9X and invest to an upgrade (FrSky, backlight, lipo battery etc)

2. Go for the Spektrum DX8 (I am reading that many issues have been fixed)
Price where I live: 399 euro (with receiver AR8000)

3. Go for the Futaba T8J (already seen articles compined with EZUHF)
Price where I live: 250 euro (with receiver R2008SB - don't know why is 150 euros less for the same No of channels...)

Could you share your thoughts on the above (or suggest something else for this setup)?

Thanks,

Frank
Last edited by maounis; Nov 11, 2013 at 04:23 PM.
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Nov 12, 2013, 02:13 AM
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i have no idea about the FPV stuff but i would recommend the 8fgs over the 8j because it reportedly has 3km range stock... but a 9x upgraded with frsky would be equally as good.
nothing bad about the 8j or the dx8 ether, so go with what you like!