Over the last weeks we talked and read much about how the new Foxtech Receivers seem to be much worse than the old ones (for example my 3 years old RC305 vs. the new RC305 Receivers).
Maybe its the manufacturing tolerance that has changed, because of the big success of those modules and the higher sales volumes.
All we know is, that out of 8 new Foxtech Receivers, there is only one that performs as good as our old ones and the other 7 new Receivers perform noticeable worse.
They still outperform the airwave based systems out there (ImmersionRC/Iftrontech/Fatshark etc.), but ImmersionRC has released a new receiver series a few month ago that are based on new “Nextwave” modules.
As far as i understand the guys from FPV Lab, the Nextwave modules are also based on the SkyRF receiver chip, but with a totally different impulse generator, so that the airwave frequencies can be used.
A flying buddy has flown 7km with 600mW and a 4turn Helical on a ImmersionRC DUO5800 v3 (Nextwave Modules), so it seems, those receivers are at least as good, as the ones from Foxtech (maybe even better, or with better quality assurance).
If we got some money to spare, we want to buy a Nextwave Receiver (maybe the UNO5800) + Transmitter and do a side by side test against our foxtech receivers.
Are you interested in such a comparison? Let us know in the comments or facebook.
Nextwave receivers and ImmersionRC transmitters are sold out almost everywhere, so even if we got some spare money, it can take a while to get that hardware.