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Old 07-17-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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So.....one has to ask themselves........what does the FrSky Taranis have that the others don't? (excluding lower price)

Seems like FrSky are extremely popular with their Taranis....and everyone is waiting for the Horus?
If this company/radio is so awesome...why haven't the big names lowered prices to compete with this?
Like i say...gotta ask the question!
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: Taranis vs the world

Open-TX is why + rock solid ACCST protocol, plus ability to use a plug in module for compatibility with almost anything. Plus the amazing support from the open source community, plus local support from many re-sellers in Canada and USA, Plus availability of parts for the diy replacement of broken parts, like switches. ( we've all accidentally dropped our tx's right).

Telemetry components are inexpensive and widely available.

Computer user interface, if that's the route you want to go to configure your planes. List goes on and on...
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:57 PM   #3
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Re: Taranis vs the world

Makes sense to be cheaper if you don't have to do all of the work. Personally I like the stuff but still never found myself owning one just like many others. That being said I know someone that already has a frysky and I do tell him to just upgrade his existing radio to a newer version. Instead of starting all over again.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:08 AM   #4
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Re: Taranis vs the world

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So....why haven't the big names lowered prices to compete with this?
Like i say...gotta ask the question!
I think up to now Taranis hardware is a bit dated so they don't see it as a "threat". I think once Horus is released they will sit up and take notice. She will have all the existing advantages of OpenTX, reasonable priced Rx and accessories, plus added market advantage of FrSky OS and SERIOUS hardware upgrade.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:18 AM   #5
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Re: Taranis vs the world

For me, I am a software tweaker, and the allure of being able to, at my computer, adjust-test-adjust-test-upload-fly was simply to intriguing. I was impressed with the quality and feel, blown away by the savings on receivers and telemetry and have become confident that I will have rock solid performance.

I endured the calls of "shame" from local flyers ... listening to them constantly complaining about some mix or other that rendered their plane into pieces ... all the while watching them flip repeatedly through menus trying to find the variable they thought was located ... no, not there.

In the interests of full disclosure ... my computers run Linux ... so I am beyond confident in open-architecture software and firmware. I enjoy being able to make things work the way I want them to ... a major plus for Open-TX ... where there can be two or three ways to easily accomplish almost anything ... and the support of thosands of other GPL users who share their solutions. The other, more expensive suppliers, have a lot to learn.

The other side, that it can be setup quickly and reliably by someone who simply chooses and walks through the templates means the non-techie has all the same benefits without ever going under the hood.

... and I too am waiting for Horus.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:51 AM   #6
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So.....one has to ask themselves........what does the FrSky Taranis have that the others don't? (excluding lower price)

Seems like FrSky are extremely popular with their Taranis....and everyone is waiting for the Torus?
If this company/radio is so awesome...why haven't the big names lowered prices to compete with this?
Like i say...gotta ask the question!
hi Myles,

I see from your recent posts you are looking for radio system under a grand that will replace your existing Futaba but have more channels.

I don't think you would be happy with the Taranis as it would leave you with too much unspent money in your pocket... Alex Lee last week here sold a Taranis Plus for $210 (or less), for sure under $250 if he added in a 8/16 channel telemetry capable rx.
Even FrSky's Horus - probably available before next flying season - with a menu type operating system one beta tester has said is similar to Futaba's, with "big brand" quality hardware (eg. metal gimbals with hall sensors) may not cost more than $500-550 U.S. which would still leave too much unspent money.

I don't KNOW if big brand rc manufacturers are influenced by FrSky's high-value-for-money marketing conspiracy .... but I point to other areas such as car market where parent companies such as Toyota and Nissan have luxury vehicle divisions such as Lexus and Infiniti; you can spend half, a third or even a quarter of the luxury vehicle price and get 95 or 98% of the luxury car's functionality but the car manufacturers know there is a segment of the market that NEEDS to spend several times more to feel good and they are happy to oblige.

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Old 07-18-2016, 12:21 PM   #7
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Re: Taranis vs the world

BEST Post EVER!!! hahahah

It would be a terrible dilemma to NOT have to spend that much money, how can you face the world!! Head held high in shame, looking others in the eye begrudgingly smiling.

What has this world come to?

(Tongue in cheek too)

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hi Myles,

I see from your recent posts you are looking for radio system under a grand that will replace your existing Futaba but have more channels.

I don't think you would be happy with the Taranis as it would leave you with too much unspent money in your pocket... Alex Lee last week here sold a Taranis Plus for $210 (or less), for sure under $250 if he added in a 8/16 channel telemetry capable rx.
Even FrSky's Horus - probably available before next flying season - with a menu type operating system one beta tester has said is similar to Futaba's, with "big brand" quality hardware (eg. metal gimbals with hall sensors) may not cost more than $500-550 U.S. which would still leave too much unspent money.

I don't KNOW if big brand rc manufacturers are influenced by FrSky's high-value-for-money marketing conspiracy .... but I point to other areas such as car market where parent companies such as Toyota and Nissan have luxury vehicle divisions such as Lexus and Infiniti; you can spend half, a third or even a quarter of the luxury vehicle price and get 95 or 98% of the luxury car's functionality but the car manufacturers know there is a segment of the market that NEEDS to spend several times more to feel good and they are happy to oblige.

(smiley) = tongue in cheek
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:13 PM   #8
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Yeah....I was kinda wondering how to take that post LOL
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:51 PM   #9
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Makes me wonder how much the big names actually "could" be selling their products for and still make a profit..
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But you would not get the first 3-4 page ads in Model Airplane News if prices dropped where they could be.
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