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Have they penciled in the first recall date yet?
And so it begins, the rise of the sandel wearers
This looks ace, ok so it doesn't have a massive colour screen and take photo's of your model but it looks to do everything else including telemetry for a fraction of the cost. Suggested price at the minute is $799.I think i have found my new tx, well when it comes out anywayhttp://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM18000&view=test
Why do you need to take photo's of your model when you have model match?
Exactly Simon, model match is one of the feathers in Spektrums caps
I'm not running this down - but I should mention that there is another system which is even better; on boot-up the receiver identfies itself to the Tx and the Tx the automatically selects the correct model memory for that receiver.
Who produces that system? And isnt it some what irrelevant? ALL Spektrum systems employ model match from the DX5 upwards. I am not criticising your post merely pointing out that a system is in global use by a manufacture at the moment. And it works, very well - and doesnt cost a penny more.I liken it to the seat belt - you wouldn't buy a Ford and only have them fitted to top of the range models. And neither would you expect a safety feature to be an optional extra.
It's a feature introduced across the range of a mainstream manufacturer from the 2012/3 model year.
you say that but a lot of futaba and, correct me if I am wrong, spekky receivers don't have a failsafe (or at least a proper one).
Spectrum receivers do have a failsafe but Im not sure what you mean by a proper one? You are right there seem to be different levels of 'failsafe' depending on receiver model.There is quite a good discussion on this forum http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38465What do you consider a proper failsafe?
One where you can set every channel. I've seen a glider flown on spekky where it went in to failsafe and it raised one aileron! Not especially safe!
My reasons for considering a move away from Speccy has nothing to do with safety (because I think it is still one of the best for the reasons Ive already stated) but with choice. I want to fly something that will have multi servo wings, I want the choice of being able to set up crow and more advanced glider mixes which I currently don't have with my current set (DX6i). So at the moment my current choice is holding me back.This new transmitter seems to address the restrictions I am experiencing and from what Ive read so far opens a whole new world [was going to say Horizon but I think Ive done that one] and better still, all my current receivers will still work including all my bind and fly stuff.So far I have seen more models go in under the Futaba badge than any other brand. That isn't a criticism of Futaba its just my observation - but I don't get so vitriolic about that brand as they do about Spectrum. So, lets get this straight, if other users [who claim to be flying superior equipment] are having more 'incidents', then without the services of the AAIB you must either assume a lot more pilot error [which I doubt] or there is something else going on. I for one will probably stick with the brand I have because it consolidates my investment.
I dont' get the beef of Taba and Plex uses with Satelite rx's. They spread the signal around the model to ensure a signal can always get through, surely taht's a good thing.
to be honest, i could give a toss what they say. I use Spektrum/JR because i'm happy and confident with it. I was a futaba user for 22 years until i moved to 2.4 and that decision was made because the guys i fly with all used Spektrum.