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Flite Test - Spektrum DX8 - REVIEW

Old 10-21-2010, 07:11 AM
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Arrow Flite Test - Spektrum DX8 - REVIEW

NEW Episode!!!

Josh and Josh unbox Spektrum's latest advancement in radio technology. The NEW Spektrum DX8! It's loaded with features and they're ready to give it a spin. They take to the sky with the E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 to run the DX8 through its paces. Vibrating alerts, telemetry and a backlit display are just a few features explored in this review.

Spektrum DX8
Key Features
• High-speed 11ms frame rate with 2048 resolution
• Large 128 x 64 backlit screen
• 30-model internal memory
• Electronic E-ring electronically prevents overdriving the cyclic servos
• Includes AR8000 8-channel High-Speed Receiver
• Spektrum Data Interface provides expanded model memory, model sharing, and firmware update capability with the included SD card
• 8 Wing Types and 5 Tail Types are available for nearly all aircraft types
• Active gain and governor trim allows for in-flight adjustment of the gyro gain and RPM
• Programmable Flap System with Flap Delay and elevator compensation
• Programmable Telemetry Warnings provides both tone and/or vibration alerts
• 4 Swashplate Types
• SimpleScroll™ roller provides easy menu navigation
• User-assigned switch function
• Programmable Throttle Cut Function
• Includes TM1000 Full Range Telemetry Module providing real-time Flight Log data, receiver voltage, flight pack voltage, RPM and temperature
• Exclusive AirWare™ Software offers advanced features that are easy to use
• Refined ergonomics with no-slip comfort grips
• Programmable timer with throttle timer startup
• Quad bearing gimbals


Josh Bixler - Host (Experienced)

Josh Scott - Host (Noob)

Chad Kapper - Director

Michael Cameneti - Videographer/Editor/Composer

Eric Monroe - Videographer/Pilot

Flite Test Mission Statement:
Flite Test was created for people passionate about RC flight. Our hope is to create a show for the people that build and fly planes and helicopters as a hobby. They are the dreamers and engineers that get a thrill from the first hand launch of a maiden flight. The show will personify the veteran and the beginner alike giving them a chance to share common experiences with others, in turn, enhancing the RC community. The goal is to develop a creative outlet that allows us to work in our passion daily. Flite Test is designed to cater to the audience. It has just enough humor, technology and information to appeal to the RC flight crowd as a whole. We hope to empower, entertain and educate as we move forward with quality content.

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Old 10-21-2010, 01:26 PM
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Yet another good review fellas, thanks.

If I may offer a suggestion? Please ask your cameraman and/or editor to minimize the rapid transitions from the object on the table to the host's face. The transitions come so fast and frequently that it's distracting.

Here are three suggestions to improve the videography...
  • Have fewer "rapid movement" transitions
  • Make the transitions slower
  • "Break" the clip at the transition so you can add a video transition like "page turn"
Any one of those three changes will improve the viewing experience. Number three is the most work, but the most effective.

Please accept these suggestions in the spirit in which they are offered. You have the start of one of the best, and most professional Review Sites on the web. I like it enough to want to help you get it to the next level.

...The Bum
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:00 PM
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I agree with the Bum, but still very well done!
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:46 PM
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And a video podcast would be great!
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