JR XG8 8 CHANNEL DMSS 2.4GHZ TRANSMITTER WITH RG831B RECEIVER
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I am very happy that JR adopted the Futaba antenna type.
It is much more rugged. I also like that they kept the wires to the telemetry unit at six inches instead of 24 inches.
The new DMSS technology brings JR up to par with Futaba's reliability.
This receiver is actually two complete receivers. It's like having a built in remote receiver.
Jamie Robertson and other top JR pilots have been using it for several months. Jamie said "I really like it".
This radio is not backwards compatible with DSM, DSM2 or DSMX.
The telemetry unit reads voltage as is. Other modules are available for temperature and rpm.
My general impression of the radio is very good. It is very comfortable in my hands. Thumb flyers rejoice because the joysticks are tilted out, making it very easy to get in the corners and with the built in swash ring, you can actually go there!
For the money, it's a good deal. Extra receivers will cost about $150 each. So, if you commit to this, you'll need to buy a compatible receiver for each of your models.
I looked around in the software and, well, it's new, I'm old, so I expect to need some time on it before I understand what they're doing. The features I did look at in detail seemed to make sense, but there's a lot of new stuff in this radio and reading the manual is, of course, a last resort.
There are a couple things I've noticed.
- I orginally reported that the switches aren't assignable. Wrong. The touch select feature makes them very assignable.
- It has an LiFe battery...very cool
- I can hear the warning tones. For me, that's a big deal.
- The throttle stick seems sticky. Perhaps adjusting the tension will help.
Follow up...it doesn't help. Even at very low tension, it's sticky. Coating the tension bar with Teflon seems like the answer. More to come...