All good things come to those that wait (at least that's what my mother taught me) :)
After a much longer wait than I ever expected, I am happy to let everyone know that our next generation of S.Bus converter has been released. SlinkE2 is now available from our online store, and also from eSoaringGadgets in the UK.
So what's new ? Faster, more powerful processor. New configuration options, accessible via Jetibox. More convenient cable arrangement. More features will come in the next firmware release also !
What hasn't changed ? Simplicity and reliability. Plug it in and it works.
Read more on the Products page here.
The new SlinkE2 is getting very close :)
The first batch has been assembled, and firmware is being finalised. There are many small details to finish off though (like labels), so final delivery may still be some weeks away.
The original SlinkE used fairly standard JR-style flat servo cables, with gold plated pins/sockets and PVC insulation. These performed perfectly well, but for the SlinkE2, I was looking to see if there was something better.
So after much searching, I have found a source for a premium servo cable. It is the same style that you may have seen used by Emcotec, and on the Zepsus magnetic switches.
It is made in Germany, with twisted, flexible silicone insulated wire and high quality gold plated pins. Compared to a standard servo cable, it offers:
- higher temperature resistance (up to 180°C)
- greater flexibility
- higher elongation before break
- very high quality gold plated sockets
But of course along with the quality of these cables being premium, there is a premium on the cost also. The premium cable would increase the price of the SLinkE2 by approximately US$3-4.
I like things that are well made, but I appreciate that for some people, great value is very important too.
So, here is your chance to provide feedback on what is important for you. Select your preferred cable below then click on the vote button. Your input is really appreciated !
There will be a range of new products released over the coming weeks. Some nice customisations for your Jeti transmitter (DC14, DS14, DC16, DS16) that will enhance its appearance and extend its functionality, and some neat airborne gadgets also. You can see a bit of a sneak peak below - one is visible in this picture, but one isn't :)
There have some delays over the past few months with re-stocking SlinkE devices. The good news is that a new batch of SlinkE's have been released for sale, and healthy stock levels will continue into the future. Thank you for your patience!
Partly the delays have been due to manufacturing issues, partly due to efforts being put into new device developments, and partly due to uncertainty surrounding Jeti's intentions with their D.Bus firmware. These issues aren't expected to have impact going forward.
We're pleased to announce that eSoaringGadgets, the official Jeti Model UK dealer, is now stocking our products. If you are in the UK or Europe, this is a quick and convenient source for your Jeti S.Bus adapters.
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