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09-02-2003 02:06 AM  14 years agoPost 1
Galen Tillery

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Anyone know what the expected schedule is for JR 9X availability in the US?

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09-02-2003 02:09 AM  14 years agoPost 2
jb_turner

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Contact Horizon

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09-02-2003 02:22 AM  14 years agoPost 3
MooseLoad

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Good luck.....

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09-02-2003 02:30 PM  14 years agoPost 4
estevens

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A friend of mine recently spoke with Horizon. They don't plan on importing the 9X until sometime next year. They "have several issues that need to be resolved" that could not be incorporated soon enough to make this quarter. In fact they ordered more 8103 radios. One of the alledged issues is "software", I have seen the helicopter software and it looks awsome (I have another friend that got a 9X from overseas). At IRCHA this radio was showed to Marty K. and Curtis, they had never seen the software until that time. I have to wonder, who is making these decisions because the experts don't appear have been consulted, maybe it's an airplane or sailplane software issue, but not a helicopter issue. I don't understand why Horizon doesn't realize they are cutting their own throats by delaying on this unit.

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09-02-2003 03:15 PM  14 years agoPost 5
capebob

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I don't understand why Horizon doesn't realize they are cutting their own throats by delaying on this unit.
Horizon has been cutting its own throat since its inception.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Churchill

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09-02-2003 06:58 PM  14 years agoPost 6
Dr.Ben

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Per Len Sabato, Horizon is having JR redo the software package for the US market. Buy now if you like, but the radio you get will not be the one that will ultimately be sold in the US.

Ben Minor

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09-02-2003 07:59 PM  14 years agoPost 7
9387ASH

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From a discussion I had with one of the sales guys from Horizon, the main problem is that the software is too similar to the 3810 (8103) [ The fact that the 9X is based on the 3810 (8103) software.]

They want the S/W to be substantially different, hence a completely new set, and hence the delay.

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09-02-2003 08:23 PM  14 years agoPost 8
estevens

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Try like a 10X,
I've seen the software, it is more like a stripped down 10X not an 8103. At least the helicopter software portion is, maybe the problem lies with the airplane or sailplane software.
I believe some people are taking the word of others without actually seeing it, i.e. the sales people. Now I'm sure there other issues, i.e. the switch placement of the idle up and hold switch.
Look on the positive side, at least the existance of the 9X is admitted and they do plan to import it at sometime

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09-02-2003 11:15 PM  14 years agoPost 9
Galen Tillery

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Man I hate that they are delaying it since I was hoping to get my hands on it within a month or so.
I guess it will have to be my next one!

God invented time so we don't have to do everything at once!

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09-03-2003 01:59 AM  14 years agoPost 10
bjacks

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PCM9X

The radio is more like a 10X than a 8103 and it's almost as easy to use as a 10X, it also feels like a 10X, not the 8103, I was told it had the feel of a 8103 and that's not true. The instructions are in Japanese and I'm having a hard time understanding them, it looks like the switches can be change. It's almost as easy to progam as the10X. The hold switch on the back left side and the idle up's are on the right front . It comes with a charger that's rated at 170ma for the rx and 80ma for the tx, it also comes with no tx batterys. I received mine last week and I love it. Bobby(Horzion dragging there feel as always)I think Horzion going to try and have 4 point CCPM, it does not have it now., neither does the 10X

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09-03-2003 03:50 AM  14 years agoPost 11
Tom Carne

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Having had a breif fiddle with one it is deffinately not a 3810. It is much closer to a 10X than anything. First thing I said is that its going to kill the 10X market. It is very competitvely priced and has a lot of features. One reason for the delay may be that they just don't have a manual for it. Not going to win any friends if they can't read the destructions. As I understand it Horizon writes a lot of the manuals for JR gear.

No rain on flying days:)

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09-03-2003 04:58 AM  14 years agoPost 12
Galen Tillery

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Guess I will look at the Futaba 9C. I hear it is a very good radio.

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09-03-2003 07:09 PM  14 years agoPost 13
DangerousDick

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Doesn't have a 4 point swash option???

The one I'm holding in my hands does - in fact it has 1, 2, 3, or 4 servo swash settings.

As for the 'feel', it's hardly a 10X - don't get me wrong it feels nice, but never a 10X.

From the limited time I've had playing with it I am very impressed with the options available and considering a lot of people are using govenors and HH gyros anyway you don't need most of them

The switch positions are the same as the 3810 but most are 'assignable' in a 'device' menu which makes sense. How many Futaba (sorry for the bad language ) users boast that they can move the features assigned to each switch because they know JR couldn't?

I'm glad they've finally realised that a lot of people need more than the standard 10 model memories but I still can't work out why, with the cost of memory being so cheap, they can't get more .

The price is looking very good at the moment but I wonder if it will go up when they do eventually come up with English instructions for it?

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09-03-2003 07:45 PM  14 years agoPost 14
woodscra

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point curve

Does it have 7 point throttle and pitch curves?

How many free mixes in heli and airplane mode? How many are pt. mixes?

Can you assign ANY switch to any function, or is it limited such as the 10X? Can the other d/r switches be assigned a function?
In the 10X air I know that if you use one d/r switch for the flight modes, the other d/r switches become completely useless which is also completely dumb.

Thanks.

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09-03-2003 08:46 PM  14 years agoPost 15
DangerousDick

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** Does it have 7 point throttle and pitch curves?
Yes (wasted on me as I use straight lines )

** How many free mixes in heli and airplane mode? How many are pt. mixes?

There are three mixes available in the Heli mode, two of which are pt.

** Can you assign ANY switch to any function, or is it limited such as the 10X?

Much more flexible than the 10X and pretty much yes.

** Can the other d/r switches be assigned a function?

Haven't tried in reality but it looks possible - not familiar with the 10X air

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09-03-2003 08:59 PM  14 years agoPost 16
9387ASH

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Dangerous ,

Where abouts did you get your version of the 9X from ? Does it have an NET Number on it ?

Just curious as I wasnt certain that it was available here just yet ....

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09-04-2003 01:27 PM  14 years agoPost 17
woodscra

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repair

Dangerous, thanks for the excellent reply, much appreciated.

If the 9X is purchased overseas, does anyone see a reason why Horizon would not do repairs on the radio?

If they wouldn't, even though it is completely a JR product, where do you send it to be repaired?

Just wanting to get my hands on it a little early.

Thanks

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09-04-2003 01:59 PM  14 years agoPost 18
bjacks

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PCM9X

Craig I have one if you want to look at it, I purchase a wreck Ergo off you a two or three years ago, I'm 35 miles SW of you. Bobby (817-790-8824)

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