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Old 11-25-2021, 11:14 PM   #1
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Hey guys
So is anyone flying the new frsky tandem-x20s
If so what are your thoughts?
I fly mostly giant scale stuff
And am thinking about changing systems
This radio looks great ...but would like to hear some feed back from others that are flying with them .
What kinda aircraft are you flying.g and have you had any issues?
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Old 11-26-2021, 06:36 AM   #2
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I just switched from dx8 to x20 and I love it
It took some time to get used to it since dx8 has a better feel for my bear paws lol but it's worth every penny and it's the easiest open tx so far imo
I switched because I need more channels with bigger planes and frsky receivers are very reasonably priced compared to spektrum
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Old 11-26-2021, 06:45 AM   #3
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Re: Tandem x20

I purchased one this past spring to replace my Horus X12S radio. I am really happy with it. Its light in the hands and fairly straightforward to program. FrSky has put their new Ethos operating system based on opentx in it. I think it makes it a lot easier to use. Still it's an extremely powerful radio programming wise. Best bang for the buck. I fly all midsized planes nothing too big.
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Old 11-26-2021, 07:30 AM   #4
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Re: Tandem x20

I've been flying with X20 since it was prerelease. I absolutely love the dual frequency 900 & 2.4 capability and telemetry.

I switched all my planes to dual frequency and 100mw output for 900. There is no such thing as range anxiety with dual band.

Ergonomics are good, gimbals are fantastic, Ethos OS is fantastic and intuitive and Recievers my 2.4gig redundant load sharing active active setup cost me less than half of what other recievers cost.

During range check on the ground @ 100mw in full power mode, I was able to walk greater than line of sight in my neighborhood (700 meters ish) while the test recievers were sitting on my front yard and I still had excellent signal. The recievers were mounted on the test board on my front yard, approx 1m off the ground.

BEYOND rssi, there is also a link quality telemetry built in and all data is loggable.

Fantastic radio.

Right now the X20 and X20s are being sold through Horusrc.ca and it comes with an R10Pro receiver.
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Old 11-26-2021, 02:18 PM   #5
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Re: Tandem x20

Awesome info guys
Thanks
I fly comp gliders and mostly gas planes
50cc and up been on spektrum for years
Just getting sick of the rx prices and the lack of them
Especially when a new powersafe rx is going to be $400 now
Everything about this system seems to line up to my needs
I am about to order one so hopefully it doesn't disappoint
I see they are launching a new rx series to .they sure look interesting
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Re: Tandem x20

On all my planes, I use an R9SX and Archer RS OR m+

The R9 is like 40 bucks ish and the M+ is 20 bucks ish, plugged tinto the Aura12 Pro as redundant setup. It's the typical setup I use on all my planes.

The R9 I allocate the Port 5 and Port 4 for Sbus out and telemetry, and use Port 1 or 2 for the ibec.

The nice thing about increasing the signal strength for the 900mhz side is you have incredible range if you need it, but for line of sight flying which we do, you'll have enough range to lose sight of a giant scale first before you run out of control range.

And the depot of Horusrc.ca is in Burlington Ontario, yup in Canada for any warranty work.
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:57 AM   #7
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Re: Tandem x20

First I had a X12S Horus, when the X20 came out I bought one. I fly only giant scale and really enjoy this radio and the FrSky systems. I also use both the 2.4 and 900 receivers in my planes.
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Old 11-27-2021, 11:06 AM   #8
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Re: Tandem x20

first radio was an airtronics 72mhz 6 channel.. next the DX-8 brand new out of the box had to go back for a month on a recall..

Then !!
FrSky

X9D + two of them one for backup
X12S way to many options , loved it..
X9 lite for trainer purpose
X20S my new one..

still have them and love them..
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Old 11-28-2021, 12:26 PM   #9
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I also find it far easier to us than Open TX but it still does everything open TX did.
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Re: Tandem x20

forgot to mention..

If your up to it... you can repair your own radio.. instead of sending it back for a month..
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