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Old 05-05-2011, 11:11 AM
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Look here for DX7s

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdId=SPM7800

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Old 05-05-2011, 03:55 PM
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You will pay 100 bucks (about) less for the 7 vs the 8- some guys sell the 8 for 365 - much better deal -unless- someone offers the DX7s for 250 .
The 8 has the telemetry airborne pieces and a back lit screen and triple rates The guts are pretty much the same -obviously-as the DX8
Spektrum intends to own this part of the market -judging from the price and features.
At different fields I see DX5's which prooves price IS important part of the market
All these tx run the little guys ( bind n fly) plus have model match so that covers basic Spektrum exclusives.
This radio pretty well beats the Dx6i-for overall features
Judging from stick accuracy I find with the DX8's -I woild use these DX7s for any "pattern" flying.
Things just keep on getting better -
With fuel costs on going to from the field, exceeding fuel costs for flying - we need all the cost effectiveness we can get - one of our fields is 100 miles round trip-
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:31 PM
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Dick,

I looked at the DX8, but i don't like three position switches, and I am not in love with the size of the LCD screen. Telemetry doesn't mean much to me as I never take my eyes off my aircraft and use nothing but A123's. The 9503 is the perfect radio for me and fits my hand like a glove. If i want there are 2 three position switches I can use.

Warm Regards,

Travis

I know what you mean by the price of gasoline (or should I say Liquid Gold)
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:39 PM
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Buy the 8 if you want dodgey pots, known issue with the Dx8... I would not touch one with (insert something here)...
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:07 AM
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Buy the 8 if you want dodgey pots, known issue with the Dx8... I would not touch one with (insert something here)...
Your assesment of the radio is apparantly based on hearsay
if you don't want one, don't buy one.
We have three in the family - all work perfectly
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:14 AM
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It's great for heli pilots since most don't need 8 channels. Also it is a good choice for those of us who like the bind and fly planes and want a comfortable radio with some programming options but don't necessarily want to switch to spectrum/jr on everything.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:57 PM
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Your assesment of the radio is apparantly based on hearsay
if you don't want one, don't buy one.
We have three in the family - all work perfectly
And you base hughsey's assumption on what? it is a known problem, a friend of mine at our club had the exact same problem, could not set up a v-bar due to bad pot issues, radio was replaced by the importer with a Futaba.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:06 PM
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Your assesment of the radio is apparantly based on hearsay
if you don't want one, don't buy one.
We have three in the family - all work perfectly
Give it time. They all work perfectly until the problems start. The pots will go out on the ailerons and possibly the rudder too. Just a matter of time. Guys down here are having issues left and right. Horizon is well aware of the issue too.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:51 PM
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Give it time. They all work perfectly until the problems start. The pots will go out on the ailerons and possibly the rudder too. Just a matter of time. Guys down here are having issues left and right. Horizon is well aware of the issue too.
St Geo flyer?
I am aware of how pots can fail and I will watch -as I always have -
Do I expect problems?
no
Issues left n right ?
really?
who exactly?
I suspect you do not have one and the fact that you do not mention a specific person with specific problem makes me tend to doubt your input
Nothing personal.
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