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  • ffr2608
    Commander
    • Oct 2009
    • 251

    X18 radio purchase

    After tinkering with servo mixers and trying to get all the endpoints correct, I decided to look into the 900 mhz radios. Seems like the x18 is the standard everyone is using.
    Here are my questions

    If I purchase the X18 dual band and the TD-r10 receiver, is there anything else I will need?

    I am very familiar with programming on open TX. Does this software allow the same infinite type of programming, channel assignment etc. like Open TX?

    what kind of performance can I expect? How did it perform at Georgia? I plan to run in close proximity in clear lakes.

    What is the best vendor to grab the radio and receiver?

    thanks…
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  • RCSubGuy
    Welcome to my underwater realm!
    • Aug 2009
    • 1793

    #2
    They're awesome radios. Infinite programmability, and there are a lot of us playing with them, so we can all learn and share together. TX and RX is all you need. I offer the radios and receivers on my site:

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    • ffr2608
      Commander
      • Oct 2009
      • 251

      #3
      Thanks for the info Bob. How about the battery life and different power levels used? That is a new frontier for me.... Looks like I can get that antenna at a 45ish degree vertical angle inside the Lotus pressure box. Would that be a good solution for range and depth or go outside?
      Darrin

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      • Subculture
        Admiral
        • Feb 2009
        • 2137

        #4
        If you already have and understand an openTX radio is there a reason you don't wish to use that?

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        • ffr2608
          Commander
          • Oct 2009
          • 251

          #5
          I prefer a plug and play option over adding modules and converter boards to the receiver.
          Also, I actually hate the Opentx architecture and need to retrain myself every 6 months or so.

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