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02-05-2010 09:38 AM  8 years agoPost 1
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Ok man I am really on the hunt for a new radio. With the 11X taking forever and the Futaba guys never making remote satts, maybe I am thinking this radio now for my larger primary helis.

It seems hard to find nice pictures on this radio, if anyone has pics in comparison to other radios for size that would be nice so I understand if its huge like a 14mz or where it stands.

(2). Since I fly primarily Vbar stuff, as some may know not allot of complication is needed for programming from the TX. So I ask in regards to difficulty in navigation in a radio, is this TX in general easy to move through and quick to setup and understand?

(3). Looking at the left top, it seems the switches are odd compared to others for the idle up switches and so fourth, was this easy to adapt to in feeling and so fourth for you guys?

(4). Are the gimbals quad bearinged, pots of good quality?

(5). How does this tx in general "FEEL" in your hands, is it of good quality and feels solid??

(6) Q on the rxs, it seems to get most from this I would need the #3 the 10 channel to have their fastest rates etc correct?

(7). RXs' the ends are bald, so user must in fact heatshrink these or what?

(8). Do you need neck strap balancer for this, how does it balance??

(9). Looking at some pics you have to remove the battery to charge it, why is this? Seems odd?

Thanks for responses, I am REALLY itching to buy a new TX, while my DX7SE performs fine I am tired of the cheap pots and feel of this transmitter and I need to get back into quality and really not knowing what to go for now, I just want to make the right move to have something I will be pleased with for a few years is all. Thanks!!

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-05-2010 05:51 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Farrell

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Huntington Beach, CA

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I don't have any other transmitters to photograph next to my SD-10G, but here are answers to your other questions:

2... If you check out the "other" heli forum there are setup videos that cover how the menus work. It is *really* easy, I setup most of my heli's without having the manual near by.

3... All nine switches are three position switches. The front corner switch on the left side is spring loaded so it centers. It can be used as a increment/decrement switch to change settings while you fly. Tap it once in one direction in increase a value by one, etc. Makes tweaking governor, gyro and other settings really easy to do in flight. The rear left-most switch is setup to control your flight modes by default and that works great for me. All switches are assignable so you can choose whatever switch you want.

4... Yes, four ball bearings per gimbal, good pots. They are very smooth and spring tension is adjustable.

5... Feels nice. Not too light, not too heavy. Fits my hands well.

6... FHSS-3 receivers are the fastest ones and due to that they require digital servos. FHSS-1 receivers are a little slower but are compatible with both analog and digital servos... and they are still fast.

7... If by "bald" you are referring to the white tips, there is no need to heat shrink over those. The black part of the antenna wires is essentially an extension cord, the white tips are the antennas. Just position your antennas so they are not obscured by any electrically-conductive material like metal or carbon fiber. For best reception the antennas should be at a 90 degree angle to each other.

8... No need for one of those weird extension arms, the transmitter balances right on the neck strap mount.

9... You do not have to remove the battery to charge it. If you upgrade to a 2S LiPo, then yes... you can not charge it through the regular charging jack.

-Farrell

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02-06-2010 05:16 AM  8 years agoPost 3
lowflyer101

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garden grove, CA

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get your 11x here
http://flying-hobby.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=5895

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02-06-2010 05:22 AM  8 years agoPost 4
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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2 problems though on that STILL no verification if it's 11ms or not latency and that one is module based I'd much rather have integrated into tx and that is still only pre order as well

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-07-2010 02:08 AM  8 years agoPost 5
CoronaL

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Winnebago IL

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that is dsmj as well. No use to the rest of the world that uses DSM2 rx's.

Randy!!! I am the liquor

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02-08-2010 09:00 AM  8 years agoPost 6
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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I've heard this radio is abit large, anyone got any pics besides their old radio by chance??

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-12-2010 02:07 AM  8 years agoPost 7
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Well this tx has great features and looks great. Just trying to find one to actually hold in hand to see if I am finally sold. It's this or the DX8 and this is available now,,, decisions decisions...

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-12-2010 04:34 AM  8 years agoPost 8
steph280

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Irvine, California

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I am not sure if this applies to the 10G, but many of the local club guys have been using the RDS8000 since it came out. But a couple of them has lost their planes to unexplained hits. Being that the club field is 10 miles away from Global Hobby (Airtronics distributor and service center), they actually sent a guy out to the field to take measurements to see if there are any dirty signals in the area. The result was inconclusive, but people continue to complain about radio lockouts. Some guys had their TX transmitting power adjusted, some replaced, but problem continues. Some have since switched to Spektrum.

Now Spektrum has their own set of problem at the field, mainly loss of binding, or it just wouldn't bind at all. But it flies fine once the initial binding works.

The Futaba's doesn't have any problems at this field.

Not to start another brand war, but that's just my observation at the local club field.

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02-12-2010 04:38 AM  8 years agoPost 9
TMoore

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Cookeville, TN

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The SD10G is not an RDS8000. Different modulation scheme entirely. If an SD10G won't work out there nothing will.

TM

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02-18-2010 02:54 AM  8 years agoPost 10
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Thx all for responses. Friend and I ordered one of the SD-10G transmitters as well as a Futaba 8FG to , simply to compare for ourselves since we live to far away from major LHS. Really looking forward to seeing and holding this radio in hand personally. We will be setting them up on identical helis in file and equipment so should be very fun indeed . Phoned AT today and real nice informative people I gotta say!

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-18-2010 02:58 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Damper

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Point Blank TX USA

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Yeah that be great to hear back from you and hear about the findings and results that comes out of this comparsion. Leading seriously to this radio.

Full Throttle Spooning Leads To Forking

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02-18-2010 04:37 AM  8 years agoPost 12
ttsingram

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Lincoln, Ne

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Great radio. Here's a vid showing the speed this thing can produce.

Watch at YouTube

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02-18-2010 04:45 AM  8 years agoPost 13
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

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Friend and I ordered... the SD-10G... as well as a Futaba 8FG... to compare... on identical helis
Excellent. No better way to form a realistic assessment.

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