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12-10-2013 10:35 AM  5 years ago
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Richardmid1

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DX18 and DX9 made by JR?
Ive heard 2 people mention this now, any truth in it? It sure would explain why you don't hear of problems with the 18 and 9 like you did with the 8!
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12-10-2013 11:05 AM  5 years ago
colsy

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That's intriguing!

Ive been wanting to get the DX9, as it has wireless trainer which would be easier for my children, but all the probs with the 8 have left me waiting

If it's as solid as my DSX9 ill have one in a flash..

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12-10-2013 11:13 AM  5 years ago
Richardmid1

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Thats exactly why I have stayed away from Spektrum Col! Still use an old trusty DX7 (JR).60% of the time, it works every time!
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12-10-2013 11:47 AM  5 years ago
Retired2011

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What DX8 problems?

There are at least 15 of them in our club and I've never heard of a problem with them.
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12-10-2013 12:10 PM  5 years ago
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What DX8 problems?
There were a couple of minor firmware glitches in the very early months of the release of the DX-8. Planes were never falling out of the sky.

The DX-8 is in my opinion the best transmitter available for the money with perhaps the easiest software to learn and use for profile setups. When equipped with a Lipo you can fly for a week without recharging.

The last transmitter I had was a JR PCM 10. I paid $985 for it 25 years ago. I know the DX-18 and DX 9 are not made by JR because the software in them is too easy to use.
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12-10-2013 03:53 PM  5 years ago
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I really thought Spektrum was making the early 2.4ghz JR radios for them, but I could be misinformed. Maybe JR was manufacturing the 9303 and 9503s themselves under license from Spektrum.

I thought that when JR came out with their Ailen looking line, is when they started manufacturing their own transmitters.

FWIW, my DX8 has never given me any issues at all. I'm sitting here looking at it as I type this because I like to use it on the sim because of the stick feel. I purchased the card that allows me to use a receiver instead of the buddy box to run the sim and so now I don't have to worry about the dog chewing up my buddy cord plug. That was a pisser.
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12-10-2013 03:55 PM  5 years ago
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I know the DX-18 and DX 9 are not made by JR because the software in them is too easy to use.
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12-10-2013 03:58 PM  5 years ago
Richardmid1

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Planes were never falling out of the sky.
Helis were though when the vibration timer went off!
60% of the time, it works every time!
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12-10-2013 04:01 PM  5 years ago
Richardmid1

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Ive just Googled 'DX8 problems'! Lol.60% of the time, it works every time!
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12-10-2013 05:12 PM  5 years ago
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JR licensed and used DSM2 and DSMX technology for their radios. They have since come out in the US with DMSS and not using the Spektrum technology any longerAndy
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12-10-2013 05:33 PM  5 years ago
cbflys

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The early Spektrum radio hardware (sans the RF board) were manufactured by JR for Spektrum. These included the original DX6, DX7, and DX7S. Spektrum now manufactures their own hardware.

The DSM2 / DSMX JR radios were manufactured by JR and used Spektrum RF boards. The DMSS JR radios are all JR.

The DX8 is a GREAT radio. It had its issues in the beginning, but that's history.
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12-10-2013 05:43 PM  5 years ago
colsy

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Nobody is saying that there's anything wrong with the DX8 at all, but i know there was a lot of problems when it first came out, and to google it, really does put the cat among the pigeons.

Seems those problems have all been rectified. Wonderfull as it may be.

Question is, the 9 and 18 are they deffo Spekky ?

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12-10-2013 05:45 PM  5 years ago
cbflys

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The 9 and 18 are all Specky !
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12-17-2013 05:49 AM  5 years ago
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I don't care who made it, my DX9 is awesome. First radio to make me switch from Futaba and not look back once. Flipping a switch to select it in programming is something that should have been done a decade ago, and the hot sounding British chick telling me I'm about to do an auto whether I want to or not is great, too. I've charged it 3 times since I got it and have 22 hours on the system timer. They're supposed to be working on an app that lets us record our own phrases, which will let me put "RUN LIKE HELL!!!" in the place of "student has control." There aren't many things I don't like, like the scroll wheel thing, I'd rather have a 4 way gizmo, but the ability to mix anything to anything on any switch makes up for it.

One thing that jumped out as a great help for helis is the way the gyro gain trim works. You can put gyro mode on any switch, or have it slaved to the flight mode, set the gain for each mode, then assign a trimmer or knob to gain trim, which trims the gains for each mode individually. No trying to remember where the knob was last time when it was flying right. Yes, it's one less thing for me to blame for my lack of skills, but I'll deal with it.

And the best part? 250 memory slots. I'm sick and tired of soldering CAMPACs!!! In the off chance that I survive long enough to gather up enough aircraft to fill 250 memories, they can be offloaded to the SD card and tossed in the drawer while I crash other stuff for a while.

Speaking of the SD card, if you get a DX9, take the SD card out, put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, then, while airing the fumes out of the kitchen, go to the store and get a new SD card. 1 gig will be way more than enough, so go with the cheapest you can find. It can't be any cheaper than the one Spektrum sends. It damn near bricked my radio while attempting to update the voice system.

Ok, enough typing, I'm going to bed so I can get up and go flying tomorrow while the weather is still decent, which I don't expect to last long.
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12-17-2013 10:36 AM  5 years ago
Richardmid1

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That is a very good summary of the DX9 dude and I had no idea there was a hot sounding British chick doing the telemetry and stuff! Very cool!

I still don't like the huge case, im not a Gorilla! lol.
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12-17-2013 10:47 AM  5 years ago
SFT2

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It's really not that big, and it's very light. It's been a while since I sold my DX7S, but the 9 feels about the same size as I remember the 7 being. The 9 is a good bit smaller than the 18, if my info is correct.helicopter, n.- a collection of vaguely related mechanical parts flying in close formation.
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12-17-2013 10:58 AM  5 years ago
Richardmid1

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I thought the 7S, 8, 9 and 18 were all the same case?60% of the time, it works every time!
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12-17-2013 05:23 PM  5 years ago
colsy

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Whats the interest in DX9? Thought you were migrating over to the dark side rich

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12-18-2013 05:33 AM  5 years ago
SFT2

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Nope, only vaguely similar. Look here:

http://rcparkflying.com/rcpf/dx18/IMG_4705.JPG

Significant differences between the 7S and 9, too. The handle on the 7S isn't an antenna, for example.
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12-19-2013 12:47 AM  5 years ago
D.Magee

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All I can say is I like my 9 and have not had any problems.Teameagles@HaveFun
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