After years of claiming that straight DSSS was far better than hopping, Horizon have finally admitted that constant agility is an advantage when operating in a hostile 2.4GHz environment.
With the announcement of DSMX, Horizon has signaled that they're now able to deliver a system that (if my review of DSMJ is any indicator) really can compete head-on with the other hoppers from Futaba, JR, Airtronics, Hitec, FrSky and the rest.
This is indeed good news for DSM2 users -- I just wish that Horizon/Spektrum hadn't been hog-tied by their spin-doctors for so very long so they could have introduced this a long time ago.
Of course when I can get my hands on a system, I will test it -- but I'm expecting it to look very much like the JR DSMJ system that I reviewed (very favorably) just a couple of months ago.
Will Horizon finally start talking to RCModelReviews?
I hope so -- but only time will tell.
What do you think of this move on the part of Horizon? Does it vindicate the stance I've taken that constant agility is essential to provide a robust RF link in today's hostile 2.4GHz environment?
And... could it be that one other reason for introducing DSMX is to ankle-tap the sales of those cheap Chinese DSM2-compatible receivers?
Food for thought -- let's hear your comments...
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