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Old 12-11-2018, 10:40 AM   #61
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I have seen 2 European shops with very Horizon Hobby looking info sheets and pictures listing the DX5 Rugged at €179.99. The same shops had the DX6R listed for €499 which sells for $499 in the US so I'm guessing $179.99 is going to be the price.
If this will be $180, I may just trade in my old beater dx4c.... I hope its not just hype, as I said I will buy this if it is a actual release for next year....

The fact the dx5c is on sale right now, tells me, this might just be happening....
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:01 PM   #62
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Is this backlit? Thats pretty key for me after owning the dx4r for a few years
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:11 AM   #63
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I dont understand the issue. You can make multiple profiles that are easily switchable. Just make a new profile, that would also wipe the settings. Then after that just switch to the profile for witch you put the reciever in.

I use my dx5r pro with two different recievers and cars, but one reciever and 2 profiles would accomplish the same thing if I wanted the hassle of switching them all the time. It's a good remote and I love it. The remote has been able to do everything I have wanted from it so far.

For me the menus are easy enough to navigate, but if your a futaba guy I can see how it's like switching from a PC to a Mac, the language is slightly different.
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:29 AM   #64
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The fact the dx5c is on sale right now, tells me, this might just be happening....
It's Christmas time - everything is on sale right now. And this Rugged model is also a DX5 so I think it will accompany the DX5 line rather than replace it.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:19 AM   #65
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Red RC still has their page up, looks like the same press release Big Squid was given.

Red RC RC Car NewsSpektrum DX5 Rugged 2.4GHz radio system - Red RC - RC Car News
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:19 AM   #66
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Spektrum is a top tier brand like Futaba and Sanwa. What do expect to pay for a receiver? My Futaba 3PM-X receivers were something like $80 each!
Ehhh, spektrum charges what they do because in the surface rc world people will pay it. They try to do the same in the fpv drone world everyone laughs. Probably the biggest reason they have zero traction in drone racing even with high caliber sponsored pilots repping the brand.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:22 AM   #67
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Red RC still has their page up, looks like the same press release Big Squid was given.

Red RC RC Car NewsSpektrum DX5 Rugged 2.4GHz radio system - Red RC - RC Car News
Good find! Early next year release.
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:53 AM   #68
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Preorder up on Tower for $200

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...me_rot5_121018
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:10 AM   #69
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The price is a little salty, but it has a lot to offer so not too bad.

It list the features below. What does "5 drive modes for each model" mean?

20 model memory
5 drive modes for each model

The Tower link also has this video:

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Old 12-13-2018, 10:16 AM   #70
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I like how they just tossed it on the floor...LOL of course it'll hold up to a foot drop...lol
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:25 AM   #71
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It list the features below. What does "5 drive modes for each model" mean?
I would guess that refers to the different AVC presets you can apply to that model like the DX5 Pro. That way you can change AVC values quickly without having to set them up as separate models.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:28 AM   #72
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I like how they just tossed it on the floor...LOL of course it'll hold up to a foot drop...lol
I have many a times dropped my radio when out crawling... I have thrown it (on accident) and used it for a landing pad on a couple occasions... Usually when falling on ice myself. I have never dropped it in the river, and have never had a lanyard... My poor dx4c... It sits in a waterproof case right now...lol

$200 is a bit steep, but I was actually looking to buy a new Radio, and if it is backwards compatible, I'm probably going to order one.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:28 AM   #73
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Red RC still has their page up, looks like the same press release Big Squid was given.

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I would guess that refers to the different AVC presets you can apply to that model like the DX5 Pro. That way you can change AVC values quickly without having to set them up as separate models.
I didn't know that existed. I'm not an AVC kinda guy though.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:44 AM   #74
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I didn't know that existed. I'm not an AVC kinda guy though.
I get the purpose of AVC on airplanes and drones, but don't really understand it on surface vehicles. Is there really a large enough portion of their customer base that needs it, especially on what I would consider higher end radios?

$200 with a receiver isn't terrible to me, pretty consistent with most other offerings out there from the bigger names in RC. The added drop protection and water resistance is a bonus.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:46 AM   #75
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Voiceover guy needs to enunciate. Had to back the video up a couple of times to re-listen, lol.

I'm liking the look of this thing... And ebay-ing both of my DX4S' should pretty much cover the cost, especially since one of them has the older firmware that's DSM (og) compatible
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:24 AM   #76
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I get the purpose of AVC on airplanes and drones, but don't really understand it on surface vehicles. Is there really a large enough portion of their customer base that needs it, especially on what I would consider higher end radios?

$200 with a receiver isn't terrible to me, pretty consistent with most other offerings out there from the bigger names in RC. The added drop protection and water resistance is a bonus.
Avc on surface vehicles isn't really needed unless you are driving a high powered 2wd buggy/truck. Crawlers do not need it. Its a gimmick, and a selling feature, like as3x in their Airplanes. Sure it works, but you do not really need it. Or better yet SAFE.... In their airplanes, I have never enabled SAFE in any of the planes I own, Its a binding process, I wish you could turn off avc in the same manner.
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Voiceover guy needs to enunciate. Had to back the video up a couple of times to re-listen, lol.
No joke! It was like listening to a backwoods Ben Stein
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I guess its mudproof too....lol

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Old 12-13-2018, 05:53 PM   #79
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Pre-order anyone

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Old 12-13-2018, 07:05 PM   #80
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I do need a new radio. Might have to try this one out. Looks decent.
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