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New Hitec Eclipse 7

Old 12-29-2002, 05:47 PM
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DominicM
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Default New Hitec Eclipse 7

Does anyone have any info on this ? Would like to know if the front of the TX has changed. The current one is very difficult to clean plus it doesn't look as cool as the 9C !
Old 12-29-2002, 06:28 PM
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Default New Hitec Eclipse 7

Externally no change which is very good because it is the only TX where I can actually read the display, especially trims etc, whithout trying to locate a magnifying glass or reading glassses - especially while flying. - NB: this is also the only known TX for which software upgrades are available without having to buy a complete new TX.
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"FWIW it is Christmas - I traded my old Eclipse on one of the new ones. Hitec certainly listened to the comments which appeared earlier on the newsgroups and the first immediately noticed improvements are:
1. Model name appears in large letters as the TX powers up - lasts for 2 seconds and then screen reverts to the main voltage/time display.
2. New QPCM function designed for the latest Hitec QPCM RX. This PCM system
is much faster than the old system and will not operate the old HPD-07RD PCM RX. The new QPCM RX is labelled HPD-07RH.
3. Failsafe does not have to be actuated to use the QPCM signal.
4. Trim value flashes on screen when a digital trim is used. One press of the edit key will hold the trim display on screen in lieu of the voltage etc display.
5. Model set-up function menu, was very easy, but now made even easier to select different models.
6. Software version number. Model set up menu now also has a "VER" display which shows which software version is loaded into the TX - allows for easy upgrades by user as each
upgrade is marketed. LHS advises that the current VER.10 software will be available for those with old TX to easily upgrade their old TX about Feb.03.
However, TX on 72 MHz may have to be returned to the service centre in USA (depending upon how the odd rules on TX "modifications" in that country will be interpreted). No more having to buy new transmitters with a simple A, B or C etc model number change just to obtain what was only a software
upgrade.
7. May only be imagination with a shiny new TX but the "feel" appears to have improved also - might just be the stick tension was preset by a different person on the assembly line. "
regards
Alan T.

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