Hobbyking releasing new RC radio specifically for APM/Pixhawk

COMING SOON - Quanum i8 APM/PixHawk radio system

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COMING SOON - Quanum i8 APM/PixHawk radio system

The Quanum i8 Radio was developed specifically for APM/PixHawk users. The dial has pre-set PWM positions that can be assigned by the user via Mission Planner software. Along with 2 sliders for gimbal control and 8 channels in total the Quanum i8 is a groundbreaking radio and the first radio system in the market developed specifically for Ardupilot users. The included receiver is also said to have simultaneous PWM and PPM output! Each position on the dial is indicated by one of the 6 LEDs on the top of the radio, a set of stickers to suit your mode selections will be included with each radio to customize your setup.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__90960__COMING_SOON_Quanu...

(reposted from this discussion)

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Comment by Rana on November 21, 2015 at 1:32pm

should be placed under 20$

Comment by benbojangles on November 21, 2015 at 2:12pm

But does not include telemetry data menu, or passthrough. I think the Turnigy/Flysky i6 will allow telemetry.

Comment by Tony Kenward on November 21, 2015 at 2:19pm

I have already recommended this to a couple of friends that are building APM based multi-copters as Christmas gifts.  The price-point will probably make or break this product.

Comment by John on November 21, 2015 at 4:19pm

No offense, but you are probably better off with a Taranis, unless it is dirt cheap, and you only need it for limited options.

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on November 21, 2015 at 4:31pm

Too bad they missed the opportunity to get rid of the silly 6-pos mode change knob, and make those 6 LED's into pushbutton LED's.  How easy would it be to push a button, get a mode, and have it light up, instead of hunting around on a knob.

This is Human-Machine Interface 101, I really don't understand why nobody seems to get it.

And trim tabs?  Why?


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on November 21, 2015 at 6:26pm

Rob, I naturally assumed the 6 LED's where buttons until your comment made me look again. What a bummer, I was pretty much ready to order one.

Comment by Jarad on November 21, 2015 at 6:41pm

same for me, i thought they were buttons, you're right, they should be

Comment by Nicholas Witham on November 21, 2015 at 6:46pm
Needs to come with a phone holder for telemetry.

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on November 21, 2015 at 8:04pm

"Coming soon", where have I heard that statement before, Kickstarter? LOL.

Regards,

TCIII AVD

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on November 21, 2015 at 8:05pm

Guy, I have found that 6 button arranged in 2 groups of 3, are fairly easy to train yourself to select a mode without having to look.  Furthermore, I shroud 2 of the buttons, to make them even more distinct. These are usually my bailout modes, Acro and RTL.

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