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Old 05-07-2014, 02:44 PM
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Default JR 28X price

In case you haven't heard,

The street price (drum roll please) is finalized at $2699.99, and this will include the 28X transmitter, custom 28X only case, and 1 RG031BX Infinity receiver.

Get your back order in.......

Buy 2!

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Old 05-08-2014, 08:19 AM
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Or 2 dozen...

I really don't get this continuous everbiggerisbetter deal that's been going on with radios lately. How many really need more than 8-10 channels in a computer radio. The last 4-6 channels are only to simplify set-up and a little more mixing.Cheese wheez enough already...
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In the pattern world (strictly for pattern planes), probably none of us. But in other aspects of this hobby, there's a fairly large number (Scale comes to mind as top billing for this and 18MZ).
Here's what we're working on at J'TEC/Radiowave for the Joe-Nall, a 52% Pitts 12 (the rudder is turn in the front to clear the center consol of the van). All 8 aileron servos are on their own channels (1-8) and the throttle and rudder (11 & 12) too. Had to use MSA-10 servo matchers for the dual elevator servos (9 & 10) per stab half as I was 2 channels short on my 14MZ, and that's with the choke on Ch-13 which is just on-off. If I had an 18 then everything would have been in it's own channel in the Rx's, but the 14 does everything I need in any of my planes, so I haven't upgraded.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:26 PM
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As a 12X owner, you surely know that it's more than just channel count, Matt. The gimbals and programming are what makes this a draw for a pattern flyer.

There are going to be some extra goodies with the 28X that will be worth the investment as well. It's a sweet radio for sure! I've been messing with it all week!
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Originally Posted by MTK View Post
Or 2 dozen...

I really don't get this continuous everbiggerisbetter deal that's been going on with radios lately. How many really need more than 8-10 channels in a computer radio. The last 4-6 channels are only to simplify set-up and a little more mixing.Cheese wheez enough already...
As quoted from Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel - "These go to eleven ..." ...

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In the pattern world (strictly for pattern planes), probably none of us. But in other aspects of this hobby, there's a fairly large number (Scale comes to mind as top billing for this and 18MZ).
Here's what we're working on at J'TEC/Radiowave for the Joe-Nall, a 52% Pitts 12 (the rudder is turn in the front to clear the center consol of the van). All 8 aileron servos are on their own channels (1-8) and the throttle and rudder (11 & 12) too. Had to use MSA-10 servo matchers for the dual elevator servos (9 & 10) per stab half as I was 2 channels short on my 14MZ, and that's with the choke on Ch-13 which is just on-off. If I had an 18 then everything would have been in it's own channel in the Rx's, but the 14 does everything I need in any of my planes, so I haven't upgraded.
Yes, but do you have a nine point servo balancer on all channels? Check out the Jeti Duplex. Maybe next year it will be an eleven point Adrian.

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Yes, but do you have a nine point servo balancer on all channels? Check out the Jeti Duplex. Maybe next year it will be an eleven point Adrian.

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That's ok Jim, as long as it still require my digits to fly the planes, I guess any radio will do. In that case, I think I should resurrect my dad's old faithful ...

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Old 05-09-2014, 04:01 AM
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Honestly speaking, when people say who needs 28 or 50 or whatever channels.... it is not about the number of channels per se, it is the software power that comes with a radio with those capabilities, of course, for the regular guy who still uses D/R instead of conditions, ATV, EXP and reverse, this radios will seem not necessary, for those who know and enjoy programming and trying to make new functions , this is what is all about. Also, having a nice flagship radio to play with and to fly, to me is part of the sport, and I enjoy it as much as my planes.

Who will release a flagship radio with powerful software but in 9 channels??????

The rivalry between brands can only come out with new and more spectacular products, if I would not have changed from the 12X to the 18MZ I will be getting one no doubt.

For those who get on the 28X, please post some info once you guys use it if possible.

Regards

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Hey Jim, maybe you can help me. I'm having trouble adjusting the point mix in my latest radio. Can you tell me where the screen is and how do I get in to it?
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Hey Jim, maybe you can help me. I'm having trouble adjusting the point mix in my latest radio. Can you tell me where the screen is and how do I get in to it?
Wow, what a clean looking transmitter. It even has a switch for retracts. None of that other cheating stuff like dual rates and mixing on Adrian's Kraft Signature (or did mixing come later?). How did that stuff ever get approved by the purist rules police that don't want the pilots to have any assists to make model flying better and therefore more fun?

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Well, it does have several advanced features. When I move the stick a lot the servo moves a lot. And when I move the stick a little the servo moves just a little. I'm not sure what the little tabs are supposed to do. When I move them the servo moves off center. Why would I want that? But the O-N-O-F-F switch is really cool!
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Well, there must be something wrong with my transmitter, when I move a 'stick', the servo goes all the way at a terrifically slow pace then returns at the same speed, not bothered by any of that 'partial' movement tho. Full transit time can be measured using a sundial. And none of the troublesome trim things to clutter up the transmitter either.

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Yea, you have a spot marked trim that doesn't even have a switch! I hear those kind of radios were especially good for those with nervous fingers. In fact, the more nervous the better!
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Well, there must be something wrong with my transmitter, when I move a 'stick', the servo goes all the way at a terrifically slow pace then returns at the same speed, not bothered by any of that 'partial' movement tho. Full transit time can be measured using a sundial. And none of the troublesome trim things to clutter up the transmitter either.

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As a 12X owner, you surely know that it's more than just channel count, Matt. The gimbals and programming are what makes this a draw for a pattern flyer.

There are going to be some extra goodies with the 28X that will be worth the investment as well. It's a sweet radio for sure! I've been messing with it all week!
I get it!!. I just don't buy it and never will!! For Pattern that is. To me, it's all about simpler is better. Yup I have a 12X and must admit that I really like the look of the new 14 ch (CRS on the letters)

And for Jazz, well maybe this sucker belongs in the Scale Forum?

On the other hand, IF I'm sitting the chair and someone shows up with one, and it is telling me all the upcoming maneuvers. then that's worth 2 points at least

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Taranis.
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I get it!!. I just don't buy it and never will!! For Pattern that is. To me, it's all about simpler is better. Yup I have a 12X and must admit that I really like the look of the new 14 ch (CRS on the letters)

And for Jazz, well maybe this sucker belongs in the Scale Forum?

On the other hand, IF I'm sitting the chair and someone shows up with one, and it is telling me all the upcoming maneuvers. then that's worth 2 points at least
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Taranis.
Hardly a comparison.

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