logo
Thread Tools
Old 04-14-2012, 07:27 AM
reyn3545 is offline
Find More Posts by reyn3545
Registered User
reyn3545's Avatar
United States, GA, Atlanta
Joined Oct 2006
10,128 Posts
I was looking through the manual.... A couple of concerns:

It looks like battery connections, along with any sensors, are designed to be plugged into a single JR connector on the receiver.... That means putting a y cable on the most important connection... The battery.

Also, they are showing drawings that seem to suggest that the receiver antennas should stick through the fuse... Just seems odd by today's standard.

I like the sound of many of the new features, but I don't think I'll trust $10K planes to y-cables.
reyn3545 is offline Find More Posts by reyn3545
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 08:43 AM
Planeoho is offline
Find More Posts by Planeoho
Registered User
Planeoho's Avatar
Oquawka Illinois
Joined Jan 2006
322 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by CEThomas View Post
Funny you should say that. When I picked up the XG8 and XG-11 yesterday, first thing I thought is how it felt like the DX-8 and DX-18. Nothing like 12X or 10X.

I hope I'm not alone here, but I flew a 10x forever and loved the way it felt in my hands. But I don't see how anyone could say the DX8 or DX7s feels cheap. IMO the DX8,7s and from what I have seen in the pictures most likely the 18 are best feeling radios out there. The 8 sits in the hands light but natural and balance is as close to perfect as I have seen.
What are your thoughts CEThomas?

Matt
Planeoho is offline Find More Posts by Planeoho
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 08:55 AM
Planeoho is offline
Find More Posts by Planeoho
Registered User
Planeoho's Avatar
Oquawka Illinois
Joined Jan 2006
322 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by boggintuff View Post
The XG11 was very comfortable in my hands at Toledo...but the game changer is going to be the Jeti transmitters...

One word.....AWESOME

http://jetimodel.com/index.php?page=article&id=25 they make 2 models of the same transmitter...one for finger flyers the other for thumb flyers. Everything switch and gimbal is removable and swapable and plug and play.

The thumb flyer model felt better in my hands than the XG11 did...did I mention it plays music of your own choosing?

Just took a look at the Jeti......looks for lack of a better word GAGTASTIC but I know asthetics are only part of the package.

Matt
Planeoho is offline Find More Posts by Planeoho
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 10:07 AM
spwtfpwn is offline
Find More Posts by spwtfpwn
Gettin' Lower!
spwtfpwn's Avatar
United States, ND, Minot
Joined May 2011
64 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by PropsnWings View Post
Let the fire sale begin for those that do own DMSX Rx's......... I am in line to buy your stuff ! I just bought a 11X and have no plans to leave it for many years. Its the latest greatest enough for me

Haha...this was my reason for putting this thread up here! Start selling, people! JR has done it again! Go back to Futaba (sell me your JR stuff first though)!
spwtfpwn is offline Find More Posts by spwtfpwn
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 10:40 AM
gforce is offline
Find More Posts by gforce
Registered User
gforce's Avatar
Southeast USA
Joined Jan 2006
715 Posts
I love it when they come out with new stuff! I will have the new 11XG for sure! Does not mean I'm getting rid of my current 11X,10X or others I have. It's just cool as heck to have different stuff to try. Cannot wait for mine when they get released!Go JR!
gforce is offline Find More Posts by gforce
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 10:51 AM
sherman89 is offline
Find More Posts by sherman89
Registered User
sherman89's Avatar
Ocala Fl
Joined Feb 2007
2,961 Posts
Gernot Bruckman uses this radio and is leading the indoor electrics!!!!!!
sherman89 is offline Find More Posts by sherman89
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 11:03 AM
CEThomas is offline
Find More Posts by CEThomas
My life needs editing.
CEThomas's Avatar
Amanda, Ohio
Joined Apr 2008
2,678 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Planeoho View Post
I hope I'm not alone here, but I flew a 10x forever and loved the way it felt in my hands. But I don't see how anyone could say the DX8 or DX7s feels cheap. IMO the DX8,7s and from what I have seen in the pictures most likely the 18 are best feeling radios out there. The 8 sits in the hands light but natural and balance is as close to perfect as I have seen.
What are your thoughts CEThomas?

Matt

You are right. I have had the 10X and 9303. and neither are as smooth as the DX8. but what makes it feel "Cheep" is the weight. My first thought of the DX8 was that the weight reminded me of a toy controller.
CEThomas is offline Find More Posts by CEThomas
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 11:06 AM
CEThomas is offline
Find More Posts by CEThomas
My life needs editing.
CEThomas's Avatar
Amanda, Ohio
Joined Apr 2008
2,678 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by sherman89 View Post
Gernot Bruckman uses this radio and is leading the indoor electrics!!!!!!

So you saying the radio makes a flyer I better order 2
CEThomas is offline Find More Posts by CEThomas
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 11:13 AM
superstocktx is offline
Find More Posts by superstocktx
superstocktx's Avatar
Joined Apr 2009
2,485 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Planeoho View Post
I hope I'm not alone here, but I flew a 10x forever and loved the way it felt in my hands. But I don't see how anyone could say the DX8 or DX7s feels cheap. IMO the DX8,7s and from what I have seen in the pictures most likely the 18 are best feeling radios out there. The 8 sits in the hands light but natural and balance is as close to perfect as I have seen.
What are your thoughts CEThomas?

Matt
I still fly my planes on a 10x w/ 2.4 mod, if it ain't broke don't fix it. I have a DX7 for my heli's, it really doesn't feel too cheap to me after putting the 10x down and flying heli's.
superstocktx is offline Find More Posts by superstocktx
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 11:59 AM
JohnVH is offline
Find More Posts by JohnVH
SnapShot
JohnVH's Avatar
Joined Feb 2006
2,148 Posts
my dsm2 modules are still working flawlessly
JohnVH is offline Find More Posts by JohnVH
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 08:55 PM
erjpilot is offline
Find More Posts by erjpilot
Registered User
erjpilot's Avatar
Quakertown, PA USA
Joined Jan 2006
520 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperTrooper View Post
It could be JR is tired of having to follow what Spectrum does and having their radio line up limited due to the spectrum agreement.

Good for JR for dumping the silly satellite stuff. Now spectrum is the only one left who needs extra satellite receives for their systems to be reliable.

I am glad I went with Airtronics.

Correct me if I am wrong....but I just downloaded the XG11 manual and unless I am seeing things, it appears from the illustrations that the new JR DMSS 11 channel receiver indeed does utilize a satelite receiver in addition to the main receiver.
erjpilot is offline Find More Posts by erjpilot
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Bunky F. Knuckle is offline
Find More Posts by Bunky F. Knuckle
Flying Giant Scale is News.
Bunky F. Knuckle's Avatar
TFC
Joined Jan 2006
7,279 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by superstocktx View Post
Wish they would bring back the touch screen...like the 10x
Hell yes!!!!!!!!!!
Bunky F. Knuckle is offline Find More Posts by Bunky F. Knuckle
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 09:27 PM
CEThomas is offline
Find More Posts by CEThomas
My life needs editing.
CEThomas's Avatar
Amanda, Ohio
Joined Apr 2008
2,678 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by erjpilot View Post
Correct me if I am wrong....but I just downloaded the XG11 manual and unless I am seeing things, it appears from the illustrations that the new JR DMSS 11 channel receiver indeed does utilize a satelite receiver in addition to the main receiver.

Yes, looking at the manual right now. They have a remote Antenna and you put the 2 antennas on the main RX through the sides of the fuse why would they do that...
CEThomas is offline Find More Posts by CEThomas
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 09:46 PM
1bwana1 is offline
Find More Posts by 1bwana1
Bad-ass Super Contributor!
1bwana1's Avatar
La Jolla, CA USA
Joined Oct 2006
2,715 Posts
I believe the remote antenna is primarily used to transmit data back and forth to the TX for telemetry purposes. It's antenna is built into the chip so will not be as long range, and will be more apt to be blocked.

I don't think the main long antenna are required to be poked throuh the fuse. Like other simmlar systems they can be installed this way in special applications where the fuse is all carbon etc..
1bwana1 is offline Find More Posts by 1bwana1
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 09:58 PM
CEThomas is offline
Find More Posts by CEThomas
My life needs editing.
CEThomas's Avatar
Amanda, Ohio
Joined Apr 2008
2,678 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1bwana1 View Post
I believe the remote antenna is primarily used to transmit data back and forth to the TX for telemetry purposes. It's antenna is built into the chip so will not be as long range, and will be more apt to be blocked.

I don't think the main long antenna are required to be poked throuh the fuse. Like other simmlar systems they can be installed this way in special applications where the fuse is all carbon etc..

CEThomas is offline Find More Posts by CEThomas
Reply With Quote



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools