Brand: JR

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4

READER REVIEWS
Scotty Flys Ultimate Bipes  |  Feb 17, 2011

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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Chris Cole  |  Mar 08, 2009

Strengths:
Very easy to program. . . .
Weaknesses:
Throttle cut switch combined with timer. . . .
Overall:
This is an excellent radio nice feel well balanced very good programing software. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
4
Mark Burnham  |  Mar 04, 2008

Strengths:
Large LCD screen offers a lot of information wether its setting servo direction, expotential or programming helicopter curves. . . .
Weaknesses:
Some functions can be under odd menues, like switch functions. . . .
Overall:
Very good piece of kit, great for buddying when teaching just not enough space here to sing the praises. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
G  |  Feb 26, 2008

Strengths:
Superb programmability for complex planes such as six-servo gliders, and available at a great price. . . .
Weaknesses:
Can be a bit tricky to programme. . . .
Overall:
This is a fantastic transmitter. It's probably the most commonly used transmitter by US show pilots and experts, but not so common in the UK for some reason. The only problem is that all this power takes a few brain cells to programme. People argue about whether this or a top-end Multiplex is the best transmitter of all, but look at the price of this one, it costs considerably less.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
5
Mike Healy  |  Nov 16, 2007

Strengths:
Huge memory, very solid, big screen, fully loaded, logical (reasonably)programming - a mans radio!. . . .
Weaknesses:
Mechanical selection of frequency allows radiated R/F when set is switched on without screen check (unlike the cheaper 2720 set), and also the 3 model type is a pain - the US versions have dedicated Aero or Heli versions. . . .
Overall:
This set is not perfect, but as close to it as the average club flier can ever be likely to need - and then some! The manual is, as always in my opinion, unneccessarily complex, and unless you have a particularly good talent in techno-speak, it is as complex as ever, and as such, most of the programming is done on a trial and error basis - but it's the same with all the current generation of sets as far as I can tell. The fully synthesised version will cover virtually all the models I am ever likely to build and fly, and then some - 30 memories should suffice for most needs - if not, you've got too many models, and should be able to buy the PCM 12 instead! Whilst the fully synthetic (sorry, synthesised!) r/f is a great concept for us who have several different channels in use, it needs caution and care when switching-on to check that you have the correct peg clearance, and the model is correctly identified - there is full r/f transmitted from switch-on immediately, with no verification required, so caution is required, unless you have the DSC cord option, which allows all the controls to be operated and checked using the TX linked direct to the charging socket on the model - a very worthwhile accessory, and one which should be included in the box. Of course, the eagerly awaited DSX9, due in March 2008, should do away with this problem, and make this set a very hard to beat one. Well done, JR!.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Roy Holmes  |  Oct 25, 2007

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Weaknesses:
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Overall:
Glad I bought it. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
5
Value for money:
3
Derek Small  |  Oct 08, 2007

Strengths:
Thirty memories - plenty of channels for most uses - handles most of my fleet - relativeley easy to use - quality feel - never let me down - synthesized module - useable mixing with not too much to challenge a non- computer person like me. . . .
Weaknesses:
Not enough safeguards re channel safety with module. Could do with better instructions on 'how and why' to use mixes for those just moving to a higher end computer set. Current instructions just tell how to operate the mixes and assume a new user will know the rest. .
Overall:
I can take half a dozen models out, chop and change from one to another with no trim changing, and absolute confidence in the link. . . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
3
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
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