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Jan 30, 2013, 11:18 AM
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+1.

A TX should be designed with function over style. All the flashy, sexy, look at me crap is silly and likely comes courtesy of the marketing department having more influence than the engineers. Chrome flavored plastic is an insult to real metal. Even if it was metal I would never want polished metal on my TX to do nothing but attract finger prints and reflect the sun into my eyes while I'm trying to fly. There's a reason the "glare sheild" on a full scale aircraft is finished in mat black.

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Jan 30, 2013, 11:25 AM
14s 180mah should be enough...
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JR needs to offer the radios in solid black. I think they would look better.
Concur. Then their would be no fingerprints to worry about on the case, plus no glare. Not that thats an issue, but a good marketing dept. could sell it as a feature!
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Jan 30, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Another complaint it doesn't have an analog throttle trim. I fly nitro give me an analog trim on the throttle please !
Jan 30, 2013, 02:36 PM
Grampa Tony
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JR needs to offer the radios in solid black. I think they would look better.
+1

I've often wondered if there were some kind of dye or paint that I could use on my 9503 to make it a stealth radio - something that wouldn't chip or flake, or really have any thickness at all.

Grampa Tony
Jan 30, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Graham View Post
+1.

A TX should be designed with function over style. All the flashy, sexy, look at me crap is silly and likely comes courtesy of the marketing department having more influence than the engineers. Chrome flavored plastic is an insult to real metal. Even if it was metal I would never want polished metal on my TX to do nothing but attract finger prints and reflect the sun into my eyes while I'm trying to fly. There's a reason the "glare shield" on a full scale aircraft is finished in mat black.

Rant off.
I gotta disagree with you there chief. I want function AND style. Especially in a Tx. You've got what - a dozen or more aircraft? Know what you use to fly every one of them? I want to love and be one with my Tx. In my case, I'd really like to have the features of a DX18, but it doesn't grab me as much as my 9503. This is one area where I let emotion enter into the equation.

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Jan 30, 2013, 02:49 PM
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*fingers crossed* i hope hitec has their A9 successor there
Jan 30, 2013, 03:01 PM
Grampa Tony
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Does it need a successor? What's wrong with the A9? I'll admit it looks a little old fashioned, but I'd call that "classic".
Jan 30, 2013, 03:03 PM
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*fingers crossed* i hope hitec has their A9 successor there
What?

That sounds like blasphemy to me

Rick
Jan 30, 2013, 03:35 PM
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fix the latency (i know its not that big of a deal), update the styling, add more 3 position switches, ect. Yes i love my A9 but there are a couple things i wish it had
Jan 30, 2013, 06:30 PM
Grampa Tony
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Today's update to RealFlight includes the HeliMax 1SQ. Is this what this thing is really like? I need 75 feet of altitude to complete a flip!

Grampa Tony
Jan 30, 2013, 06:31 PM
Fly it like you STOL it!
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I think the A9 looks totally badass..Just sayin
Jan 30, 2013, 06:50 PM
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Today's update to RealFlight includes the HeliMax 1SQ. Is this what this thing is really like? I need 75 feet of altitude to complete a flip!

Grampa Tony
Braggin or complainin?

Hope you are feeling better. Probably too cold next weekend to fly.

Rick
Jan 30, 2013, 07:00 PM
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Jan 30, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Today's update to RealFlight includes the HeliMax 1SQ. Is this what this thing is really like? I need 75 feet of altitude to complete a flip!

Grampa Tony
I tried to do a flip outside..was unsuccessful til I grabbed my traxxas quad and then I could do one 4 feet off the ground.
Jan 30, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Today's update to RealFlight includes the HeliMax 1SQ. Is this what this thing is really like? I need 75 feet of altitude to complete a flip!

Grampa Tony
I'll have to test it out. But it should not take 75 feet to flip the 1SQ more like .75 foot.

Are you sure you didn't have the TX set to "grandpa walker" mode?

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