A thumbs version will be available in september 2011 :
DC-16 main features:
- Magnesium body
- 3,8 inch wide display with backlight, 320 x 240 pixels
- Weight only 1,2 kg
- 2 GB memory
- Integrated antenna
- Integrated long life Li-Ion accu
- Aluminium transport box
- Aluminium sticks variable in length with bearings
- Scanning sticks position by hall sensor
- Swivelling the stick units
- 4096 throttle steps resolution
- Voice output
- Jack headphones
- Digital trims
- 2.4 GHz
- 16 channels
- Customizable menu
- Unlimited settings
- Unlimited model memories
- Firmware upgradable
- Ultra fast response
- Power management system connection to PC
- 3 model types programming (ACRO / HELI / GLID)
- 5 languages (EN / DE / CZ / PL / FR)
- Full telemetry in real time on a main display
- Recording telemetry data
- Telemetry warning - voice
- Connection to PC - telemetry records, telemetry and transmitter settings
For few monthes, JR propo is now proposing its own and proprietary 2.4 ghz system. After releasing the XG7, JR introduced second half of 2011 the XG8, a totally new 8 channels radio, and followed soon by the XG11 already presented end of 2011, and more recently at the Nuremberg toy fair in February 2012.
For this new radio, like for the 11X/DSX11, JR Propo really broke the mould and came with a very modern and innovative transmitter shape. From my knowlegde, JR gave the chance to a young designer to propose something really new. The radio looks like it is inspired by the movie "Transformers" and gives to the radio a very strong visual identity.
The XG8 is not only a nice looking radio, but is very ergonomic too: the grip is the best I've ever held. In addition with its 770g, it is very light. The position of the stick doing a opened angle with the case is ideal as a thumbs radio. It's light, It's grippy, it balances well, it's ergonomic, in brief, I like a …
I finally found the time last week-end to assemble my CoG Machine, made from 2 kitchen scales, some aluminium and 3D printed parts. The 2 scales are glued on a wood place using some cartridge sealant. Prior to that, I did a trapdoor below to access the batteries. The 3D printed support is also sealed on the scale plates so everything is fixed together.
Just as a reminder, as lots of people asked me how it works, just look at the drawing ont he right and extrapolate to obtain the formula giving the location of the CoG from the leading edge, knowing waht the scale measure at the vertical of the leading edge and what the second scale measure X cm behind.
The advantage of this method compared to the usual CG balance is the repeatability of the measure.
I know that, since my first post on Facebook, some CoG machines are in construction here and there ;) ! This is good to know !