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Old 04-21-2010, 09:09 AM
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I have the RD8000 which I really like and would not switch to another brand. The 2 issues I have today is the first is probably programing. (1) when I switch from low rates to high rates the elev drops down about 3/8 of an inch. I'm going to check and see it does it on all models later today. I normally don't use hi rates so I can say if it does it on all models or not.

Second issue which I've heard of others mention and wondering if (I'm lucky) airtronics has had a recall or will fix it at a decent price. The problem is the read out screen gets black and I can't read it when warm. I've had this problem since new but its getting worse. At first it would only bother if the sun shined on it for a while and it heated up. Now even at 70 deg the whole screen is not completely black but the numbers are very very dark. A number three will look like a 8, number 2 looks like an 8 etc. Anyone have an up date with the problem?

Even with these 2 issues I'm very happy with it and will keep it. Terry
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The dual rates problem you're having is most likely due to a difference in the model's programming for trims or centering between low and high rates. You can adjust end points and center points bidirectionally for low and for high rates, and you likely need to adjust your models' programming to even out a discrepancy.

As for the screen darkening up, you simply need to keep your RDS8000 out of direct sunlight when you're not flying with it. You might keep a golf towel or something similar in your transmitter case, and you can set it over your radio between flights while you're drinking a soda or chatting with your buddies.

Good luck and good flying!
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