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Old 08-02-2012, 09:00 AM
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Hi All-

Has anyone in the US actually received and is operating a JR XG radio?

If so, what model and what do you think?


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Old 08-20-2012, 04:46 PM
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Some have been seen by sponsored pilots, but for the rest of us Yahoos, they won't be available for possibly another month. Mid September. But it will be an orphan, not compatible with other systems, or JR or Spectrum receivers. I like the idea of like the new Futaba, it will have direct charging from a 12V source. The telemetry will be a separate module attached to the receiver. Also i like the reliability that uses only two whiskers instead of multi modules.
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The JR XG11 is finally in stock at Horizon Hobby. http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-trim-JRP00615

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Thanks for the link, VP. I ordered one today.

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Anyone know about the charging issues on this radio. Such as how the charger works internally? There are dire warnings about leaving the charger or power supply attached after charging. And its 9v. Anyone know for sure if we can use a 12v battery as a power supply?
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Some new information on the XG radios. The internal charger must have 9v. Disapointing, since most of us have 12 v in our car batteries,etc. But it must be 9v.

The end of charge is announced by the light going off. Its on while charging. Once the light goes off - then it must be disconnected. Apparantly there is some grace period, and im not sure if this is a liability thing, or if the charger in the transmitter is not trustworthy, if they (JR) is overstating or correctly stating. But the consequences of not disconnecting immediately are apparently very DIRE. Scarry. So you must babysit this thing while it is charging from satrt to finish.

Futaba has an internal charger which can use a wall transformer, or 12-24 volt power supply - such as a car battery.

At least the signal connection is much better now with the XG 11, as they have stopped their satellite supplemental recievers. Wish the telemetry was internal like the Futaba FAASTEST has it.

Not trying to push sides here, just to understand a product. Comments and disagreement only sharpen our understanding. I have both, and can appreciate features on either.
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