Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Fast delivery from Japan

My last bit of RC goodies for the year arrived from Japan. Main order was the JR 9xII set, the gy401 n 9254 combo was ehhem ... preparation for entry to the dark side next year. lol. The delivery from www.rc-champ.co.jp was amazingly fast! Although i had to wait about a week for them to get hold of an English set of 9xII, I only paypalled them on Sunday n the stuff arrived today. Thats 3 days! Had to travel in the pouring rain to Singpost Paya Lebar to collect the items.

I opened up the box n seem to be missing some items. The set comes with 1 xPCM9XII transmitter, 1xRS77S receiver, 3xDS362 servos. Suppose to include the switch harness ,RX battery and charger. At first i thought the NiCd Tx batt was missing as well as i only have a battery case. I cant read jap but i guess have to pay extra for the 8N1100L battery as seen in the pdf pricelist here. Emailed them about it, see whats their response later. Well its still quite alot of savings (almost 30%) ordering from there compared to from LHS, those digital micro DS362 servos are much more useful to me than the normal size ES539s which comes in those sets at LHS and they even provided the english manual. Kao imagine how much profit LHS makes from each set. Thats why i seldom order big tickets stuff from LHS nowadays, it just doesnt make sense to pay more.

Nimh loses charge fast so i didnt want to use them for the Tx. I made an adaptor with a male deans to use my existing 3s1200mah lipos since i got 4 of those. Some hot glue after soldering so that i can have something to grip to unplug. The battery area is small and the lipos just fit nicely. Any bigger ones will be unusable.

The synth module of the 9xII only comes with 10channels as its a japanese set and it doesn't have my existing frequency. Means i got to change my freq and i cant use my existing electron 6 Rx since they are on negative shift. Another package from aircraft-world should be arriving soon to take care of that. The size of the JR 9xII is similar to the futaba 9chp. The 9xII feels just abit better in my hands as they have the side cushions thingy and the hand grips are placed better. The new RS77S synth Rx is really nice too. Small compact size and light. Almost similar in size to the electron 6, best of all no crystals needed and its PCM. Just press and hold the scan button for 2secs, let go, press the scan button again to lock in to a new freq.

Time to read that thick manual....