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Old 02-14-2007, 02:50 PM
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Which would you prefer, the futaba 4yf or the JR S400 for flying a superstar ep w/ailerons.
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:08 PM
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it depends what reciever you already have.
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:25 PM
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It will be the receiver that comes with the radio, going in an arf.
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:34 PM
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Both excellant radios. My personal preference has always been Futaba because it seems to be so compatable with so many
other brands of radios.
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:47 PM
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I own a Futaba 4YBF and I like the radio, but I'd have no hesitation about buying the JR Sport system or the Hitec Laser 4 radio system either. The Airtronics VG400 is also nice, but about $15 more than the other three. All of these systems should work equally as well with one another.

If you are just now joining the AMA, you can get a free buddy box for the JR or the Airtronics models when you sign up. You just pay $7.95 for shipping and handling, which is a nice perk:

http://www.modelaircraft.org/promos/1/default.aspx

There really isn't a bad choice at this level.
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:59 PM
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Ford vs Chevy, they're both good but everybody has a preference. If I were you I would go to your local hobby store if you have one and put both of them in your hands and then see which one you like. It's all about feel.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:59 PM
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I give BIG kudos to those members who answered johntammi's question. The responses were unbiased and very useful. Too often newbies are confused by information that is heavily slanted or confusing. This guy is getting good feedback!

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Old 02-14-2007, 10:11 PM
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I had a freind that had a SuperStar EP RTF and it came with a Futaba 3 Ch radio. So I imagine your 4 Ch bird if it's the RTF will be coming with a Futaba system. If they are offering it with your choice of Futaba or JR. Please go to the local feild and find an instructor that you like and ask him which system would be easier for him to buddy box you with.

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Old 02-14-2007, 10:19 PM
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I see you have a H9 Alpha trainer already. I think you will find the SuperStar EP disapointing... 4 min flights; unless you are prepaired to put a brushless Li-Po system in it. Why do you want this plane?
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:42 AM
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I want an electric 4 channel that I can fly at flying spot down the street from my house. I haven't flown the alpha yet and was looking for something to fly until spring arrives. The way the wife is sounding, I might have to wait an get the hangar 9 P51 pts after I'm comfortable with the alpha.
4 min fly times is definitely bogus.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:33 AM
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What brand radio do you have in the Alpha? This might give you a reason to choose one over the other. Since JR and Futaba have traditionally used different shifts for their radio, staying with the same brand, or shift at least, is a good idea. However, since some (all?) of the newer JR receivers are shift selectable, this may not be an issue if you have one of them. The reason I'm mentioning this is because eventually you may grow weary of dealing with multiple 4 channel transmitters and step up to one computer radio that can handle multiple planes. Buying compatible receivers, ones that can all operate on the same shift, will make this easier.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:58 PM
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Me good 'ol wife, bless her heart, put the brakes on me getting another plane right now. So I've already started saving towards a good computer radio and I'll decide down the road to get electric or glow. So right now I'm flying the wings off this skyfly waiting for warm weather to fly my alpha.
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