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Old 08-06-2003, 02:10 AM
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I am trying to put together my first plane on a pretty tight budget. I Have decided on either a slow stick or tiger moth for the plane. (I really want the Tiger, but my wallet says slow stick) Pretty much figure I will go with a pico flight pack to outfit the plane.

My question is would a Futaba 4VF or T4VF be a good first transmitter?? I see a lot of them on ebay and the such. Seems like if I could find a Tx, battery, charger for $35-40 that would be a pretty good deal.

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Old 08-06-2003, 10:21 AM
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I think they're the same transmitter.

GWS makes a low-cost transmitter as well. In fact, Horizon Hobbies carries a complete GWS radio set, with Pico gear for your Tiger Moth or Slow Stick, and a transmitter. You can usually order it from your local hobby shop.
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I believe that the T4VF is the surface version???? Not sure.

Bruckner hobbies in new york is selling the 4VF for $40
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Old 08-07-2003, 11:00 AM
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i have both a 4vf and a hitech focus 4...both are good radios, but for the money, the hitech offers more features especially ATV that the 4vf radio does not...just my 2 cents
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Thanks for the feedback, by the way what is ATV? Still quite new to this stuff. Not up to speed on all the acronyms yet.
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ATV is Adjustable Travel VOlume. SOmetimes called EPA for EndPoint Adjustment. It's a way to electronically control how far your servo moves without having to move all the clevises and such.
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thanks for the explaination. Sounds like a nice feature to have.
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Oh dear, that's one terrible Typo. You move clevises not clives
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