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Spektrum DX9

BobOD

Elite Veteran

New York- USA

You know, I thought those grip pads were a BAD idea when I saw them. I've opened mine to adjust three times now and no problems at all. I'm pretty surprised but they actually work quite well.

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08-15-2013 12:45 AM
ICUR1-2

Veteran

Ottawa, Ontario

It's nice how the rubber locks in place with or with out sticky tape
at least you don't need to take off the cover

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08-15-2013 01:59 AM
stubbs

Senior Heliman

Tuscon, AZ

I always open up a new radio to check for "general condition and security". Make sure all the connectors are fully seated. Horizon/Spektrum had a problem with that on early DX8s. Also, I like to make sure all the wire harnesses are bundled up nice and neat with no chafing or rubbing anywhere around the gimbals. I like to look at the overall design and make sure there are no sloppy solder joints, solder blobs rolling around, etc.

08-15-2013 02:49 AM
BobOD

Elite Veteran

New York- USA

It's nice how the rubber locks in place with or with out sticky tape
Yeah, exactly. I was really surprised how well it actually worked out. There's not too many things I'm wrong on with my first impression but this was one of them. I like the simplicity of it in the end.

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08-15-2013 03:32 AM
ICUR1-2

Veteran

Ottawa, Ontario

I really like how this radio is built compared to my old dx7.
The rubber does add a nice feel and I hope it holds up to my oily nitro hands though I do try and keep em clean.

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08-15-2013 04:08 AM
Blanka

Senior Heliman

lover city

A certain so-called, self-appointed "guru" on RCG said we wouldn't have to RIP the grips off to adjust gimbal tension. So "nice" to see he was wrong and the DX9 uses the same cheap sticky tape setup as the DX8.

08-15-2013 04:46 AM
stubbs

Senior Heliman

Tuscon, AZ

^^^ And? I don't give a rat's ass about some esoteric Graupner radio.

08-15-2013 04:53 AM
BlankaSenior Heliman - lover city -

^^^ And? I don't give a rat's ass about some esoteric Graupner radio.
really ? http://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t731689p2/

08-15-2013 05:05 AM
stubbs

Senior Heliman

Tuscon, AZ

Nope, sorry. Don't want a touch screen on my TX. Oh, by the way, this thread is about the DX9, in case you missed that little tidbit at the beginning...and all throughout...

08-15-2013 05:35 AM
deanguy

Veteran

Pinellas Park Ocean.. FL

Haha! Sorry.. I had to laugh at that one!
But your missing the fact it will talk to you and tell you your German HotPocket is done in the microwave!

08-15-2013 05:37 AM
ICUR1-2

Veteran

Ottawa, Ontario

that's what Spectrum needs a colour screen.
Monochrome is so 80's
If that Graupner TX were Spektrum I would have it at all cost

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08-15-2013 05:58 AM
Blanka

Senior Heliman

lover city

Don't want a touch screen on my TX
3 buttons on each side
If that Graupner TX were Spektrum I would have it at all cost
Why spektrum ?

08-15-2013 06:20 AM
ICUR1-2

Veteran

Ottawa, Ontario

because I have a lot of rx's and don't want to buy new ones

JR would be nice too but then they would be overpriced

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08-15-2013 01:13 PM
stubbs

Senior Heliman

Tuscon, AZ

Why spektrum ?
Why you so negative, brah? Even though you started this thread, you need to bow out if you hate Spektrum so much you have to mention a radio that has virtually zero following in the states and probably just about as much customer service. Ditto on having multiple Spektrum RXs, AR7200BXs, telemetry gear, etc. Never had a problem with their gear, so no reason to change.

08-15-2013 03:31 PM
RCHSF

Key Veteran

East

Maybe just mark the hole locations on the back of the DX8 grips, and cut a small access hole. And make a couple plugs for those. Like the other two in the middle.

08-15-2013 04:19 PM
stubbs

Senior Heliman

Tuscon, AZ

Anyone know where the DX9 is made? Spektrum has different tiers of manufacturing locations. Everything up to the DX8 (including the DX8) in China. The DX18 is made in Malaysia and the DX18QQ is made in Taiwan. The DX9 appears to be a bastard child of all three. Based on the DX8 case and appearance, it's probably China. It's the cheapest solution for them anyway so, given their history, that makes the most sense.

08-16-2013 03:38 PM
Four Stroker

Elite Veteran

Atlanta

"I always open up a new radio ..."

I do the same thing. I don't always like what I see! The good (or at least expensive) radios are not made in the same place as the cheap radios. Some brands of cheap are better than other brands of expensive.

08-16-2013 03:54 PM
stubbs

Senior Heliman

Tuscon, AZ

The good (or at least expensive) radios are not made in the same place as the cheap radios. Some brands of cheap are better than other brands of expensive.
Exactly. The "guru-tard" over another popular forum right now is trying to explain (and failing) why that's not the case. Like Spektrum is any different from ANY other radio manufacturer.

08-16-2013 04:26 PM
Blanka

Senior Heliman

lover city

stubbs: you need to bow out if you hate Spektrum so much
stubbs: Anyone know where the DX9 is made? Spektrum has different tiers of manufacturing locations. Everything up to the DX8 (including the DX8) in China. The DX18 is made in Malaysia and the DX18QQ is made in Taiwan. The DX9 appears to be a bastard child of all three. Based on the DX8 case and appearance, it's probably China. It's the cheapest solution for them anyway so, given their history, that makes the most sense.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...7&postcount=732

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...6&postcount=758

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0&postcount=776

08-17-2013 12:19 AM
stubbs

Senior Heliman

Tuscon, AZ

^^^ And, your astounding point is...? I'm sure there's more than one person out there with the same exact question(s).

And, Dejapoo? Dat U...again?

08-17-2013 01:24 AM
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