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Old 02-28-2018, 11:38 PM
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the Android developers always focus on the newest greatest hardware, they usually support old versions for two years only.
Not to drag this into an Android vs iPhone debate but this is one of the main reasons I dont have an Android device. Itís also why Android based devices like this keep me away from them. Once the get the bugs worked out Iím sure itís going to be a great transmitter.... but how long will itís version of Android be supported?
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:01 AM
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Just got off the phone with the Horizon tech..... "Yeah, ya need to update 'em when you take 'em out of the box." Huh? Last time I checked, I didn't tune my new car, I walked out of the Apple Store with my new super duper notebook pro all set to run....... I'm not getting the warm fuzzy thingy about this radio. Two of the four radios came right up and we were able to set rates, reverse servos, set throws just like it was something you were glad to get your hands on. The other two now need to be updated and oh by the way, you have to have their $16.95 programming cord. (SPMA3065) Seems like this stuff ought to leave their hands in working order before it gets to me...... Just sayin'
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It's almost impossible for every iX12 manufactured to receive the latest firmware or updates before it's shipped from the factory, the Spektrum team has worked tirelessly to correct any bugs or glitches.

So tell me why you need an AS3X Programming cable to update your iX12?
Because thatís what cable the Horizon tech told me to get.... I looked at the other three radios and there wasnít a cable in one other of the radios.... Iíll be giving this rig a chance but as someone in the hobby shop business that hears the complaints direct from a user, you gotta understand that my confidence level is a bit shaken at this point. Iím sure thereís gonna be a success story with the ix12 but Iím used to pulling a radio out of the box, charging it, programming a bird and boring some holes in the sky. Spectrum has hit a home run as far as the touch screen on this radio. I use a DX18 gen2 as well as my JR 10X. I have zero problems out of either one. So yes..... I had greater expectations. The Android/WiFi capabilities is ďjelly on the biscuitĒ and Iíd hope they make a version of the ix12 without it and still keep the
touch screen/ no roller feature. They could call it a DX12 and sell a bazillion of Ďem!
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:42 AM
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but how long will it’s version of Android be supported?
you can live without internet and all crummy useless apps. (calculator, maps, spotify, music player, calendar...)
if the play store ever becomes unusable (as InternetExplorer) within 10 years, there still is a possibility to download the Airware apk file from HH site and insert it into Android firmware.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:21 PM
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I think we now know which edge of technology this one is on... (See post #16)
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:25 PM
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what's wrong with screen resolution ? (unless you want to watch FHD p0rn... )
Nothing wrong per se...but without knowing what the resolution is I would bet it's not nearly as good as my phone, which again I already have.

I have a question for anyone who's been using an ix12 for a bit now. Once the novelty wears off, do you still find yourself using Android apps on the radio, or do you pull out your phone instead?

I'm going to guess that most ix12s in first world countries will only ever run the Airware app...
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:53 PM
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Honestly, wouldn't this be much better better than jamming a crummy touch screen and crummy Android chipset into an existing radio???
DX9 = $450 + $50 tablet = $500
IX12 = $600 = ($100 net cash + usual profit margin)

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Nothing wrong per se...but without knowing what the resolution is I would bet it's not nearly as good as my phone, which again I already have.
Android version 5.1.1
processor = the cost of a burger king menu
graphics performance = slightly over iPhone 4
resolution 800x480 weak but enough for this device




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Old 03-02-2018, 12:35 AM
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Had mine for a month or so, never had an issue. I did the thing to increase volume and it is OK. At least they have an option to improve it with the use of a bluetooth clip on speaker. I got one to try it out. Hooked up to the transmitter like plug and play.

You do not need a wire of any kind to do an update in spite of what someone here was told. A special wire is needed to update certain receivers. We had an update today and there is an improvement in the touch screen and things seem to work a bit faster. I can load up a new plane very quickly.

The update got rid of the looping issue. There were not a gazillion guys with problems on rcg that I saw. Same old Spektrum service and help. They answer to everything and will not abandon users. Where do you find another Transmitter Company who will design and update transmitters as per consumers requests?
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:07 PM
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Update from noobie with an iX12

Now that I am flying (an back to the modeling after a 40 year break) with the iX12. There is much in this radio I don't yet understand, but at this point, that is perfectly fine. I have use the iX12 for some bnf drone flying around the apartment and house. Finally I got airborne with an Apprentice and Icon A5 and have a Mueler on the taxiway.

I love the android interface. It is handy to load model manual PDFs for reference at the field an in the workshop. If I have my tablet with me, yes that is better, but for quick reference in the field, the iX12 screen is just fine.

I recall that earlier this year, there were no model profiles available for download and had to use the DX8 or another Gen 2 Spektrum library. Now, Horizon has profiles available in the iX12 page.

The reason I got the iX12? Since know I love the hobby, I wanted a radio I could grow with. Most things become obsolete after a time, but this seemed like a better investment to get this radio and the RTF version of the Apprentice gave me a solid "cheap" transmitter for a basic spare.

No problems, just things to learn.

All in all, I am having fun, being frustrated only by my skills and not the tools. Very grateful for the information available on line and from my local club.

If you are familiar with the Android/Google ecosystem, and enjoy solving puzzles, the iX12 is a great choice. It won't be for everyone. But don't be afraid of the radio. Appears pretty solid at this point.
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Just went through all pages of this thread. Seems like no one is happy with the ix12. I've had mine for over a year now and it has been solid. Maybe I got lucky and got the only good one.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:36 PM
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I'm all in as well! I was able to set up a plane in quick fashion without any help.I plan on binding two new $$ builds, so cross my fingers. The biggest reason I purchased was for 12 channels.. nothing else really..
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:47 PM
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Just went through all pages of this thread. Seems like no one is happy with the ix12. I've had mine for over a year now and it has been solid. Maybe I got lucky and got the only good one.
Not all iX12 users are on forums, I have yet to meet a customer who absolutely hated or disliked the platform in person.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:32 PM
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Not all iX12 users are on forums, I have yet to meet a customer who absolutely hated or disliked the platform in person.
I agree with Brian, but there is definitely a learning curve to the radio. We have both been using them since the beginning and they have been solid. Me not being an android guy had some catching up to do.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:24 PM
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I like my ix12
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:27 AM
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I've never had problems with the RF link.. The responsiveness of the screen / ARM processor is another issue, but reportedly it's gotten better with recent updates. I'll check it out when I get home in a couple weeks.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:23 AM
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i love it my IX12 i have 2 month with it, its so easy to setup a plane.
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