"That's sort of my opinion on it too. It's an interesting concept, but it just doesn't seem like a great solution to the problem. It seems like a tandem rotor heli, or a coaxial is just a cleaner solution to the problem."
"I looked at this thing a while ago. It's interesting, but I don't think it's the best solution to this problem. This makes more sense to me:
Or there was another one I've…"
"Correction, the site says 1 hour flight time, and it looks like they're using a lipo powered brushless on the front motor. Maybe the flight time works to be about the same, but I don't know why you would pick nitro over a…"
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"The funny thing is that not only did they violate the er9x license, they also started their own forum to fragment users. It's based on phpBB, which they also violated the license of.
I realize that they live in a communist country and…"
"It does seem that current HK practices are not really in the spirit of open source. There is a post on their www.turnigy9xr.com forum that apologizes for not releasing the product with the correct accreditation to the developers of er9x. They say…"
"It sounds like will still be able to use frsky modules, and from the looks of it they have already added an LCD Backlight. That plus not having to install a board to flash it makes it a pretty good deal. As long as it takes the same flash it should…"
"Just a heads up that there's already a bit of controversy surrounding the new 9XR regarding firmware source.
HobbyKing has made their own community site for the radio, forking the comminity created open source firmware and wiki. In other words…"
"Lol @ Earl... The stock firmware sucked, so the community made an open source firmware that they actually want, and the manufacturer is including the fruits of their labor in the new controller for the community. What more could you…"
"If they only gave credit to the REAL 9x software development ! The firmware is an older ripped off er9x version. HK...you are gonna screw up your relationship with R/Cers if your not careful here. Give credit where credit is due !!!!
"I see this a bit differently. Certainly the background as a 9x-user has influence on it. I have never had any issues with 9x.
9xr is platform for innovation.
1) It has a good open source firmware flashed ready from start.
2) You can add a TX/TR…"