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12-27-2008 03:43 PM  8 years agoPost 21
Mike Moore

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Well I've always had Futaba, but have now sold all my 35MHz gear and are looking to get the new JR DSX12.
My last TX was was a Futaba 9CHP which suited my needs, but I had a lock out and lost all confidence in 35MHz, hence my decision to move over to 2.4GHz. I expect your all going say ...well what about a DX7 ? Well it just doesn't have enough channels for me. I did intend to buy a DSX9 earlier this year, but now set my sights on the DSX12. The backlit screen, quad ballraced gimbles, magnesium case, intergrated aeriel and a few other features appeal to me. Watching the exchange rate now !
I bought a JR X2610 for my sim and was really suprised by the feel of the gimbles compared to the 9CHP. The DSX12 will be my first JR TX. I managed to get my hands on the 35MHz version at this years 3D Masters and it felt really nice to hold and smooth gimbles. It was a little heavier than I expected, a solid feel.
Mike.

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12-27-2008 05:22 PM  8 years agoPost 22
coolice

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Hey,

Yes, the build quality of the JR's always seems to be good especially compared to the lower Futaba sets. Having said that I seem to remember reading comments on the 10C having a plastic'y feel to it.

Originally I had a 10X for my good stuff and a 9XII for plane, combat wing and indoor models, plus for use on the sim. Neither gave me any trouble and I've had a lot of JR sets from some of the very first Apex sets to the current 12X.

Weight wise I think the 12X is slightly lighter than my previous 10X, this has also been commented on by my flying buddy who also has a 10X in his fleet.
Build is very similar and so I am wondering if it's to do with the RF stage being lighter perhaps?

It's still very early days really, but so far I'm impressed. This is the first time I have ever flown a model with dedicated 2.4 and so I can feel a major improvement immediately.

Keep you eyes peeled on those exchange rates, but either way you wont be disappointed if you get one
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Ian Contessa
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12-27-2008 08:22 PM  8 years agoPost 23
seattle_helo

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Ian, what is the exact name of the set there in the UK? Is it DSM12X or is it DSX12? I'm curious what the nameplate above the neck strap hook looks like. Thanks.

nick

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12-27-2008 09:12 PM  8 years agoPost 24
DOKEY

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12-27-2008 11:17 PM  8 years agoPost 25
9387ASH

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I don't think you should go by that picture...... It says DSMJ in the upper plate. DSMJ is the Japanese version and I think that the webmaster has used the graphics supplied by JR in their catalogue.

I'll send a message to him to get the correct graphic uploaded.

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12-27-2008 11:21 PM  8 years agoPost 26
RotorHead486

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In 2.4Ghz Version it is DSX12
In 35Mhz Version it is PCM12X

Check out Fast-Lad.co.uk
[url=http://www.fast-lad.co.uk/store/dsx12_24ghz_radio-p-5571.html]

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12-27-2008 11:23 PM  8 years agoPost 27
coolice

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Ian, what is the exact name of the set there in the UK? Is it DSM12X or is it DSX12? I'm curious what the nameplate above the neck strap hook looks like. Thanks.

nick
Hi Nick,

This is a picture of mine :

It is labelled as a DSX12 in the UK.
Both above links have the name right just the picture is of the US spec unit I think as Macgregors always have their own label on UK sets as identification.
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Ian Contessa
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12-28-2008 05:40 PM  8 years agoPost 28
Mike Moore

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Sorry Coolice, but that photo of the JR/Macgregor DSX12 sticker looks rather tatty around the edge. Does it have a protective film over it or is it tatty ? I mean this is JR/Macgregor's flagship TX for god sake !
Mike.

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12-28-2008 05:59 PM  8 years agoPost 29
seattle_helo

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Ian, thanks for that.

Mike, it is in fact a protective film. Mine had the same.

nick

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12-28-2008 06:23 PM  8 years agoPost 30
coolice

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Sorry Coolice, but that photo of the JR/Macgregor DSX12 sticker looks rather tatty around the edge. Does it have a protective film over it or is it tatty ? I mean this is JR/Macgregor's flagship TX for god sake !
Mike.
Hey Matey,

LOL, yeah it's a protective film which I like to leave on as it add's some protection to whats underneath.
I've done the same with the clear film on the screen, cut the tab off and smoothed it down to provide protection. I'd did this on my 10X and 9XII previous, in time may consider the proper screen protectors you can get.
Ian, thanks for that.

Mike, it is in fact a protective film. Mine had the same.

nick
Your welcome dude.
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Ian Contessa
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12-28-2008 10:32 PM  8 years agoPost 31
Mike Moore

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Thanks, I so relieved.

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12-30-2008 12:05 AM  8 years agoPost 32
trickytiker

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picked my set up today from realraptors nice radio

i have problems with spelling

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12-30-2008 12:38 PM  8 years agoPost 33
Mike Moore

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trickytiker, do you mind me asking what you paid ?
Inwood models - £1369 Combo (TX & RX) or £1149 TX only
http://www.inwoodmodels.co.uk/system/index.html
This is listed as a PCM 12X. Isn't this the JR Propo version and not the UK MacGregor DSX12 ?
Mike.

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12-30-2008 03:24 PM  8 years agoPost 34
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Mike,
Don't go on those prices, they were quoted before they received the shipment.
Currently Inwoods are doing the combo for £1520 and the TX only for £1350.

If you want it cheaper go to Fastlad, Chris is selling the combo for £1449

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12-31-2008 12:17 AM  8 years agoPost 35
Mike Moore

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UK Helinut, Where did you get your prices for Inwoods ? The prices I listed were shown on their website today ! I did see the price at FastLad thanks.
I guess a phone call is the way to go !
Mike.

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12-31-2008 12:44 AM  8 years agoPost 36
Mike Moore

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Just re-checked Inwood's website and they have changed.
UK Helinut, Sorry, I stand corrected.
I did notice that the new prices now list DSX12 and not PCM 12X as before. Are they selling non UK spec ???

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12-31-2008 01:30 AM  8 years agoPost 37
9387ASH

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I cannot envisage Inwoods or any of the major stores selling non MacGregor (ie Non CE Specification) supplied systems.

There is a certain shop that has in the past supplied Far East variants of the 9XII and that has led to certain difficulties for the customer !

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12-31-2008 01:31 AM  8 years agoPost 38
Slartybartfast

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IS that the Wimborne based shop ??

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12-31-2008 01:32 AM  8 years agoPost 39
9387ASH

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I'm not at liberty to say.... sorry.

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12-31-2008 01:32 AM  8 years agoPost 40
Slartybartfast

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Are they selling JR 2.4 GHz systems ?

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