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06-02-2011 07:09 PM  9 years ago
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A modern version of the 10x?
I have had a 10sx2 and two 10x radios...

These radios have a memory battery that lasts about 5 years...mine is 7 years old and i am down to one 10X now...its nice to have a second radio, but probably time to step up too.

My question is,

What is the new 10x these days?

I am leaning towards the 8fgs, was not fond of my brief plane crashing experience with spektrum.

This isnt a versus discussion, just curious what previous happy 10X users are using now.
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06-02-2011 07:18 PM  9 years ago
lgbman

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Used 10X for several years then moved up to the 12X . The 11X and DX8 would be less costly replacements .
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06-02-2011 07:23 PM  9 years ago
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I think today's modern 10x is whatever happens to be JR's flagship radio.
I'm not sure if its the 11x or the 12x.

I was browsing online for a new radio myself. Looking at perhaps an 11x to replace my 3 & a 1/2 year old x9303.
I ordered an 8fgs instead. I'll have the 8fg tomorrow.
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06-02-2011 07:25 PM  9 years ago
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Havent had a chance to handle a 12X, feels like a 10X?
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06-02-2011 07:41 PM  9 years ago
lgbman

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Yes .. the 12X is actually a 10X casing ( magnesium alloy ) upgraded with newer software , better gimbles and 2.4ghz

The 11X is newer than the 12X but mostly plastic and bigger but does have the latest software and is upgradeable via an sd memory card .

The DX8 offers the newest software including telemetry usage . Both are used at my field and liked by both .

For me , its all about feel and comfort ... having used the 10X it was a simple choice as they feel the same .
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06-02-2011 08:14 PM  9 years ago
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12x is identical to 10x as far as ergos. Better gimbals, and same feel for case and switches.
Best feeling radio ever.

I actually bought an older 10X with no module for a simulator trans to make my field and sim experience identical.
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06-02-2011 10:05 PM  9 years ago
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Going from a 10X to a 12X is a natural. Like Jim said, it's the best feeling TX ever.
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06-02-2011 10:25 PM  9 years ago
Jeff polisena

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10x to 12x is a better move than 10x to 11x ,not because of a real program issue for me but the feel of tx in hands . I have both and I like the 12X but the price can be a determining factor .I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)
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06-02-2011 10:38 PM  9 years ago
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These radios have a memory battery that lasts about 5 years...mine is 7 years old and i am down to one 10X now...its nice to have a second radio, but probably time to step up too.
So spend the $20 and get the battery replaced . . . If you are planning on getting a new radio just for that, it's be a shame . . .

- Tim
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06-02-2011 11:21 PM  9 years ago
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Replacing a battery takes time, I'm also down to one radio....
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06-02-2011 11:26 PM  9 years ago
Jeff polisena

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Do the battery yourself , it takes time but shorter than sending inI stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)
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06-02-2011 11:41 PM  9 years ago
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10-4....a little embarrassed because I have put almost 2000 hours on the 10 but never tried doing the mem batt...no idea where it is

12x does sound like a good radio, I can't shake the idea of getting all sorts of programming from the 500.00 radios now, anyone like these over the 10,11,12x type of radios?
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06-03-2011 12:11 AM  9 years ago
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As posted earlier, it does come down to feel. The 10X with the 72mHz antenna was the best feeling radio I have ever held and that was why I purchased one.

I have a 12X now and I am kind of happy with it other than it being extremely unbalanced with the 2.4 goodies in there.

The 11X feels a lot like a wide stick Futaba tx. It is a big departure from your standard JR layout. I thought that it might grow on me, but decided that if it ever did I would go to the Dr. and have it removed.

The DX8 has some nice features, but it also has wide spaced gimbals.

The 8FG has wide spaced gimbals as well, but all of the ones that I have tried didn't feel near as wide as they seemed when flying a 14MZ. I am surprised how nice the 8FG feels every time I use one.

If you can get your hands on several of these, it is worth the time and will save you buyers remorse later.

Having been a loyal JR user from day one (that is going back to 1999), I would find it extremely difficult to not go with the 8FG if I were to go purchase a new radio.

The question of receiver compatibility for existing models is really not much of a arguing point now that we have DSMX. You are going to be getting new receivers either way we go.

The argument of "what about the BNF compatibility" is also a not much of an issue really. Everyone (or almost everyone) has a DX7 laying around. If you don't, you can pick one up for almost nothing and fly all of the BNF's you want. Yes, it is stupid to be flying an MCX around with a 12X. Been there, done that
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06-03-2011 01:11 AM  9 years ago
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Wait til August, go to IRCHA, spend several hours standing under the shaded tents of Futaba and Horizon holding all radios in question. I did that and ended up with the 11X, could not believe it myself after my initial reaction to the look of the thing when I first saw it. After holding it though, it fit my hands the most comfortable of all the modern radios available, from the big two that is. Airtronics was no where to be found.

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06-03-2011 01:28 AM  9 years ago
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I did that and ended up with the 11X, could not believe it myself after my initial reaction to the look of the thing when I first saw it.
Yes it's a fugly radio until you hold it, which then suddenly gives you beer goggles.
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06-03-2011 01:32 AM  9 years ago
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Cheaper for me to buy any of these radios than get to ircha :-(

I want to thank everyone for their views and have been encouraged to give the 8fgs a shot. Still have the 10x surgically connected just in case :-)
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06-03-2011 04:45 AM  9 years ago
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Replacing a battery takes time, I'm also down to one radio....
Mine was out and back to Horizon in not much more than a week . . . And I'd prefer that to losing everything on the radio, and having to reprogram . . . that likely would take me down just as long, if not longer . . .

Find a week you are on vacation/travelling/etc. and sent it out. It'll probably be back before you are . . .

Or if you are so inclined, do it yourself . . . The battery is soldered on, though, IIRC, so if your soldering skills aren't up to working on high density PCBs, I wouldn't recommend it . . . That, and if you dump the memory, you don't have the procedures to recalibrate it . . .

- Tim
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06-03-2011 05:25 AM  9 years ago
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I personally WILL NOT fly Spektrum at IRCHA. Too many weird occurrences at big events like IRCHA and Nall. I've been unaffected, but why take a chance? That was one of the big reasons I bought an 8FG.  ▲
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06-03-2011 06:53 AM  9 years ago
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Which is the beauty of staying with the 10X . . . you can run any RF system you like, and save bucks doing so to boot!

- Tim
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06-03-2011 12:25 PM  9 years ago
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JR lost it ages ago.

sorry to rain on your parade.

I love my 10X too and was about to get the 12X.

But for me, Futaba is where it's at now.
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