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Old Oct 20, 2005, 12:41 PM
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New Product

2.4GHz Spread Spectrum DX6.


http://www.spektrumrc.com/DSM/Better/DX6-glance.html


Ohhh.....new toy
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Old Oct 20, 2005, 01:08 PM
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Come fly with us in Henryetta
pretty cool stuff!
Old Oct 20, 2005, 01:12 PM
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It looks very interesting!
It is being sold as parkflyer only. I wonder what the actual usable range is.
Old Oct 20, 2005, 01:18 PM
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I'm putting 1 on order for sure...MAP is 199$, and due out around December....
Old Oct 20, 2005, 10:41 PM
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It IS tempting. Maybe I know what to ask Mrs Santa for this x-mas. Of course it might help if I actually got my shop pulled back together in the new house and could do more than just look at un-built and half-built kits. Still... Hmm.
EB
Old Oct 20, 2005, 10:48 PM
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About time too! Our existing system is out of date and needs replacing soon! Spread spectrum is clearly the way to go. You don't expect to go to a peg board to check if your cell phone channel is already being used, do you?
Old Oct 20, 2005, 10:49 PM
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I thought this was a system that came out awhile ago. It's just a module that plus into an existing 72mhz system. Am I wrong here?
Old Oct 20, 2005, 10:56 PM
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i'm going to wait till after the 1st generation of these things. i know race cars have had this tech for a couple of years but it's a whole different ballgame when your plane is a 1000 ft. from you.
i had a 2.4 gig phone (do they still make these). i had to get rid of it because everytime i ran the microwave oven, it scrambled the signal. not only that, it picked up a lot of interference.
Old Oct 20, 2005, 10:56 PM
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It doesn't seem to have elevon mixing though!
Old Oct 20, 2005, 10:58 PM
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I thought this was a system that came out awhile ago. It's just a module that plus into an existing 72mhz system. Am I wrong here?
The system that came out before was for ground vehicles only. This is NOT a mdoule for a 72MHz system, this is a new 2.4GHz tx/rx system
Old Oct 20, 2005, 11:22 PM
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It looks very interesting!
It is being sold as parkflyer only. I wonder what the actual usable range is.

How far can the DX6 "hear" other fliers?
A good rule of thumb is about ˝ mile. So any DX6 flier in that proximity will have total security.
Old Oct 20, 2005, 11:22 PM
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It doesn't seem to have elevon mixing though!
It has Delta Wing mixing, same thing.
Old Oct 20, 2005, 11:39 PM
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i'm going to wait till after the 1st generation of these things. i know race cars have had this tech for a couple of years but it's a whole different ballgame when your plane is a 1000 ft. from you.
i had a 2.4 gig phone (do they still make these). i had to get rid of it because everytime i ran the microwave oven, it scrambled the signal. not only that, it picked up a lot of interference.
I still have and use a 2.4GHz phone, and I can hear my wireless access point clicking through the channels. I think I'll wait, too.
Old Oct 20, 2005, 11:51 PM
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Well ,, those boys have targeted their market! way to go. That still leaves the rest of of the 72mhz band in the dark ages, too bad . We need some of those little digital friends also.

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Old Oct 21, 2005, 12:26 AM
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Interference isn't an issue


Read the specs. This one sends 2 signals and has 2 separate receiver circuits with separate antennas so it should be bullet-proof from interference. If you are in an urban area with lots of other 2.4G devices you probably can't get more than 100m range though. In a remote area you could go farther, but then you won't have any problems on 72MHz.

Can't wait to see it in operation.

Rick.


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