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Old 03-13-2019, 09:05 AM
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I have been around a long long time and can report that RC equipment is NOT more reliable than it used to be. I flew the old AM on 72 from 1970 to 1990 or so and never had a single glitch. People routinely buy new transmitters, bind to old flying planes, and CRASH. Explain that.

Now 27 MHz was a disaster since CB's would shoot you down just for fun. Now we have s/w bugs and a lack of quality control and testing.
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:46 AM
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Probably not gonna gain any traction in a Spektrum thread. Why don't you start a poll in a new thread. I'm sure Zb would love to join that party. I for one don't give two you know what's about Jeti and I bet there are several others reading this thread that feel the same.
The whole brand bashing thing on this forum is so ridiculous. He mentioned he liked the heft and quality feel the 12x has, I mentioned I had the 12x and feel that the Jeti offers a similar feel. The complete opposite feel of the DX20. I have experience with all 3 radios in question so I offered an opinion, which the same as you, Iím entitled to do.

You all need to relax with the brand and personal attacks. I donít give a damn what brand you fly, JR, Jeti, Spektrum, EF, hobbico, I donít care, letís go flying and when weíre done we can have a beer and talk about what great pilots we are, or arenít.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:35 PM
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The whole brand bashing thing on this forum is so ridiculous. He mentioned he liked the heft and quality feel the 12x has, I mentioned I had the 12x and feel that the Jeti offers a similar feel. The complete opposite feel of the DX20. I have experience with all 3 radios in question so I offered an opinion, which the same as you, Iím entitled to do.

You all need to relax with the brand and personal attacks. I donít give a damn what brand you fly, JR, Jeti, Spektrum, EF, hobbico, I donít care, letís go flying and when weíre done we can have a beer and talk about what great pilots we are, or arenít.
The problem is that Jeti guy's that actually like them seem to be on some sort of mission inserting themselves in every radio related discussion as if we're supposed to care. Then get all offended like you did here when it backfires. If it works for you, fantastic, we don't care. The system speaks for itself and there is a reason many of us dislike it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:58 PM
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The problem is that Jeti guy's that actually like them seem to be on some sort of mission inserting themselves in every radio related discussion as if we're supposed to care. Then get all offended like you did here when it backfires. If it works for you, fantastic, we don't care. The system speaks for itself and there is a reason many of us dislike it.
I’m not “offended”, it’s dissapointing what these forums have become.

You can say “if it works for you, fantastic, we don’t care” about any brand or any subject on here and at that point you might as well shut the whole forum down. You’re taking this far too seriously!!
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:42 PM
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The problem is that Jeti guy's that actually like them seem to be on some sort of mission inserting themselves in every radio related discussion as if we're supposed to care. Then get all offended like you did here when it backfires. If it works for you, fantastic, we don't care. The system speaks for itself and there is a reason many of us dislike it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:14 PM
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The rumor is that as noted here, that the rx is the problem with the availability of the DX20 with the AR9020 rx that is not being made anymore. I see lots of speculation on the forums, but nothing from Horizon on the issue and why they can't just either include an AR9030 rx or sell the tx alone. Any of you guys got any connections at Horizon who might answer the question? Anyone tried calling Horizon? Just trying to help as I've already got a DX20 and I quite like the beastie.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:26 PM
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WRONG, period. Jeti is cumbersome and the organization of programming is literally a dumpster fire of disorganization. Lastly it feels like an aluminum pizza box. Get all that sorted out and they may have something.

SO WRONG!


Nice example of how little you know about Jeti. Jeti has an option where you can custom organize the programming to your liking. Go to Main Menu and press the F3 "User" button. Lastly, the feel is just like I like it. It remains me my 9ZA, 10X and 12X. It has a nice heft to it.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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Personally not keen to heavy radios. As much as a strap seems to help for what ever reason I don’t tend to use it. I even took the trays off my MC20 and shortened the sticks so I could hand hold it. Just too impatient to use a strap I guess. Not having to hold a heavy radio is a plus for me.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:59 PM
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WRONG, period. Jeti is cumbersome and the organization of programming is literally a dumpster fire of disorganization.
"Dumpster fire of disorganization" good one
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:41 PM
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The rumor is that as noted here, that the rx is the problem with the availability of the DX20 with the AR9020 rx that is not being made anymore. I see lots of speculation on the forums, but nothing from Horizon on the issue and why they can't just either include an AR9030 rx or sell the tx alone. Any of you guys got any connections at Horizon who might answer the question? Anyone tried calling Horizon? Just trying to help as I've already got a DX20 and I quite like the beastie.
called horizon, the DX20 is in fact no longer in production. all previous back orders have been cancelled. if you had one on order it is no longer on order. something is not right here. spektrum also confirmed this saying "the radio was to be discontinued long ago, and they have a replacement coming LATE SUMMER." therefore saying if you are a spektrum customer and in need of something more than 12 channels we don't really care.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:53 PM
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called horizon, the DX20 is in fact no longer in production. all previous back orders have been cancelled. if you had one on order it is no longer on order. something is not right here. spektrum also confirmed this saying "the radio was to be discontinued long ago, and they have a replacement coming LATE SUMMER." therefore saying if you are a spektrum customer and in need of something more than 12 channels we don't really care.
Curious, what is the production life cycle of the average Spektrum transmitter? How long was the DX20 produced? I'm not a Spek user but thought the DX20 was a very nice transmitter.

Strange, Futaba radios seem to stay in production longer than some would like, Spektrum less than what some would like. Quite a contrast between the two and I don't really mean anything by that statement other than the face value.
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:57 PM
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Curious, what is the production life cycle of the average Spektrum transmitter? How long was the DX20 produced? I'm not a Spek user but thought the DX20 was a very nice transmitter.

Strange, Futaba radios seem to stay in production longer than some would like, Spektrum less than what some would like. Quite a contrast between the two and I don't really mean anything by that statement other than the face value.
totally agree, the 14sg and 18mz have been around quite a while
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:18 PM
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Something must have come up. I can't imagine there were many produced. Kind of hard to realize the development cost with such a short production run.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:29 PM
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Curious, what is the production life cycle of the average Spektrum transmitter?
first release = 2012
DX18 G1
DX18 G2
DX18 QQ
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discontinued = 2017


first release = 2016
DX20 G1
recall 1
recall 2 (unknown reason)
discontinued = 2018
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:44 PM
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Iím not ďoffendedĒ, itís dissapointing what these forums have become.

You can say ďif it works for you, fantastic, we donít careĒ about any brand or any subject on here and at that point you might as well shut the whole forum down. Youíre taking this far too seriously!!
+1

The DX20 was significantly delayed in release and then had two recalls. Train wreck.

I bought your JR xg11, works great for me.
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