Spektrum iX20 20 Channel DSMX Transmitter Radio is here

The iX20 by Spektrum is a full 20 channel radio system for your RC planes helicopters gliders and even drones. At first glace, we see the biggest change its ergonomic aspects, with a longer overall size housing a huge color display panel might seem futuristic and even helpful for those with bad eye sight, but at a cost of heavy radio system and extremely difficult to hold in your hand, a big drawback in my opinion.

The Spektrum iX20 comes with a new SoC firmwear Rockchip 3288, which is significantly faster than the Allwinner A33 that comes with the iX12, and the channel processor is now an STM32 variant at 100MHz (vs an NXP on all older designs except the DXe)

It adds 2 extra trimmers on the shoulder and 2 extra 3-pos switches to the control layout, the first time additional inputs have been added since to a handheld Spektrum TX since the DX18G1 debuted. It also appears to get a new 8 pin serial interface (vs 4 pin on the iX12), a rear camera, no included charger (USB charge only), but a larger 10,500mAh 1s pack (vs 6000mAh on the iX12)

Sure this might be the radio of the future and i am sure will bring smile ear to ear for most RC pilots, but i just cant seem to wrap my head around this heavy unit i know it will be difficult to hold while piloting my planes. The upside of the radio ergonomically speaking is the thin profile which might be easier on the palm while holding the radio. Your thoughts?

DJI Mavic Mini Drone Release Date, Specs and Price 4K Video?

Yes its true, DJI has been working on the Mini Mavic for over a year now and it is true, this little beauty will be released sometime this Year November 20th 2019 perfect timing for Christmas and the holiday season. The DJI Mavic Mini really is tiny, at under 249 grams which is one gram lighter than FAA's registration requirements. It can fly up to 30 minutes in sport mode  going up to 30mph miles per hour.  (47KM per hour). Comes with an amazing 2.5 mile range or 4KM. Camera is a 3 axes gymbol and buttery smooth for amazing video footage. This Drone is size of your apple iphone. Specs of the DJI Mavic Mini Drone
  • Flight time: Up to 30 minutes
  • Range: 4km (2.4 miles) with controller, but limited by local regulations
  • Camera specs: 2.7K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, 12Mp photos in JPG
  • Max speed: 29mph
  • Stable flight in winds up to 17.7mph
  • Obstacle avoidance: No
  • Weight: 249g
Price of the Mini Mavic will be $400. Considering it has a 4K camera running 30FPS and 2.7k 30FPS and 1080P at 60 FPS, 12MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor camera, 24mm F/2.8 83" FOV lens, i would say the price range is perfect.