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Offline FlyinBrian

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In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:32:41 AM »
My JR DSX9 has served me well for 9 years+ but its looking tatty and there are better radios around now and I have never liked the programming. I would like to migrate from DSM2 rather than the Leap I took from Multiplex to JR (Mpx were too slow to market with 2.4G)

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FrSKY - seems good and supports DSM2 using modules so can keep existing fleet as is for now. BUT
a/ I know I'll struggle with Open Source
b/ Although having a good rep there is not an established distribution network or pukka support - yes I know Mike Ridley is good but what, god forbid he gets ill or worse.

The bottom line is Its not Main Stream

Multiplex
Have had before and was very happy but they are always expensive for what you get albeit what you get is good! Their rx's are stupid money. No DSM support

Jetti - out of my price league (Say 600 max) and the rxs are expensive, No DSM support

There of course the exotics like the new Power Box (c2500 for a Tx) which uses Weatronic technology and then some..Again who supports it in the UK - I don't want to send it to Deuchland for repair or upgrade especially after Brexit. again no DSM support

Spektrum - is there any UK support now? I have been happy with all my Spekki  receivers and have only once sent one checking and an aerial was replaced free.

I am looking at 12 ch>  with nice sticks and ergonomics, I have bigish hands but the DSX9 fits well, I like the DSX9s sliders but not the aerial which is easy to break.

Once I decide on a make I'll go and try some Txs in a shop.

Sensible answers only please ::)

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Re: In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 13:00:51 PM »
I went Hitec Aurora when Futaba receivers went crazy prices. Never looked back and after five years thinking about another of the same. It's been bullet proof and easy to.program. Might not have the bells and whistles and it doesn't talk to me, but I love it.

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Re: In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 14:11:29 PM »
Correct me if I am wrong but is'nt the Aurora 9ch and afaia aware that is the most channels Hitec do.
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Re: In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 15:25:19 PM »
Correct me if I am wrong but is'nt the Aurora 9ch and afaia aware that is the most channels Hitec do.
Afraid so- if your after more than that then its look elsewhere. Never actually found the need for more myself, there are oodles of mixes available.

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Re: In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 15:45:29 PM »
FrSky is supported (and supplied) by T9Hobbysport.  There's also FrSky's own operating system as an alternative to OpenTX.
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Re: In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 15:58:38 PM »
Graupner? MZ or MC series. They've even written the instruction manual in English too! Rock solid HoTT telemetry and RF signal. Nice switches and controls.
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Re: In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 21:42:37 PM »
If you want a radio that supports DSM2 then the only option is one that takes a module, Frsky in your list above. But as you are probably aware transmitters that use the DSM2 protocol are not legal in the EU (inc UK) anymore so you would need to reuse the one out of your DSX9 or import your own and pretend you bought it before the new standards were introduced.

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Re: In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2018, 20:29:09 PM »
Graupner? MZ or MC series. They've even written the instruction manual in English too! Rock solid HoTT telemetry and RF signal. Nice switches and controls.

Steve

I had not even considered Graupner because of the earlier fiasco with HoTT but I'll look again.

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Re: In the market for a new Radio perhaps!
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 20:30:37 PM »
If you want a radio that supports DSM2 then the only option is one that takes a module, Frsky in your list above. But as you are probably aware transmitters that use the DSM2 protocol are not legal in the EU (inc UK) anymore so you would need to reuse the one out of your DSX9 or import your own and pretend you bought it before the new standards were introduced.

I suppose I can always hang onto the DSX9 for my DSM2 models, its probably worth nowt now anyway.
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