I would like to start a semi official thread.
About 2 weeks ago, a friend and I were out flying and on his first flight of the day with a composite arf 2.6M Extra. He was making a half throttle straight and level pass, the plane then went full nose down straight into the ground, with no lock out (his lock out is set for throttle idle.) It destroyed the plane.
The DX7 and the AR9000 were both sent back to horizon and check out okay. I continued to fly my Trex helicopter the rest of the day on a futaba 2.4ghz 14MZ with no problems.
Yesterday the same friend(who owns our local hobby store) and I were test flying a brand new bind and fly Park Zone Habu for one of his customers with a DX5. I took off on the second flight and it did a roll all on its own, I lowered the throttle a little, and it then went off on its own pitching up and rolling again crashing moments later.
A range check was done on both models.
I am a Futaba guy, but I don't push it on to people. My friend and I both recommend the Spectrum radios many people not interested in spending more on a Futaba or JR. Most of his customers purchase Spectrum equipment. I know JR and Spectrum are the same but all these problems are a beginning for concern for us.
Has anyone else had similar problems?