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Old 02-18-2015, 12:20 PM   #21
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Re: 10 Channel radio recommendation

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I can't remember what the improvement was on the trim switches and yes, the improved sliders on the sides of the tx are 'smoother'; I've read at least one person on the rcgroups radio threads on the Taranis say the haptic was somewhat disappointing.

According to Aloft Hobbies you can't directly swap the Plus version blue or amber screen into the earlier versions.

But yes to upgrading switches, sliders.

btw, there are two "original" Taranis, with very slight differences in switches, battery: an 'A' and 'B' production run, as indicated by the letters "A" or "B" or the module cover.

You did well if you got a Taranis tx w/rx shipped for anything around $240 Cdn.

Rcgroups has the most extensive threads on the Taranis in their 'radio' category with lots of very knowledgeable people.

Also, I think a disproportionally greater number of people into fpv, etc have this radio versus plane flyers, so the website forum, www.basement-rc.com, based in Canada, is also another resource for you.

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Old 02-18-2015, 09:40 PM   #22
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Re: 10 Channel radio recommendation

Thanks for the info. I'm sure i will need all the help i can getfor this radio but im very confident with my choice. I was just going to go with the Turnigy i10 but i couldn't find a good review on it, nor any information. Im also getting the aluminum case with the deal as well. I'm very stoke with this deal. Radio, Receiver, Variometer and Aluminum case for $240. Its not the plus but ill live.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:41 PM   #23
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Re: 10 Channel radio recommendation

You made a great choice with the Taranis. The I-10 is made by FlySky http://www.flysky-cn.com/eShowNews.asp?id=112

The FRsky has proven reliability and incredible range. Their X8R receivers coupled with the Taranis have gone way beyond visual range reliably. With RSSI you can even set a warning if your signal is getting marginal.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:27 PM   #24
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I've found that the flysky i10 has sliders that aren't very ergonomic. They go up and down, toward and away from antenna. Where the Turnigy i10 goes parallel with the antenna, if that makes sense, which i thought was weird. I feel i would have to take my index finger off the sticks to move the sliders with the flysky, where in the "traditional" sliders i can use my pinky. Another reason i like the Taranis's setup. Reliability is definitely a concern, although i found my old Turnigy 9x to be quite surprising in range. I flew my old quad 1.45km away and still had a signal which i thought was good for a $50 radio. lol. I'm loving the fact i won't have to use my cheap inaccurate telemetry system off ebay anymore because the Taranis will do it for me.
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