E-Flite recommends a 6-channel receiver in the manual for the T-craft but makes absolutely no use of channels 5 and 6 in their radio setup (aileron servos are intended to be Y-harnessed together). I fly Futaba and have a R114F 4-channel micro receiver lying around which I was planning on using for the plane, however I'm now considering buying Futaba's new 6-channel micro Rx (the R156F) to use instead. This would of course allow me to setup up flaperons and mixing functions through my comp radio. But first, a few questions for you guys:
1.) Any experience flying the plane with flaperons setup? Is it really worth upgrading to the 6-channel rx or will my current 4-channel rx be sufficient? Any other positives to the 6-ch setup that I am overlooking? Let me know what you think, I obviously don't want to purchase more equipment if I don't really need to...
2.) Why the heck does E-flite recommend using a 6-ch rx if they don't even describe setting up the plane for 6-channel use in the manual? This makes me think that they are either a.) greedy and want customers to buy the more expensive rx or b.) there are problems with a 4-ch setup. Please help me out here.
3.) Is there any problems that you guys foresee with me using the 4-ch R114F? Let me know.
Oh and one more thing....
4.) I'm new to park flyers/models requiring micro servos and rx and saw that the range on the R114F (specs from www.towerhobbies.com
) is 650 feet (the range on the 6-ch R156F is in fact worse at 500 ft). Obviously these ranges are much diminished from full-sized receivers. Will these ranges be sufficient for flying this airplane? Don't know if this matters but I'm also still flying 72MHz...
Thanks a lot!