Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

Radios

Reply
Old 11-20-2012, 05:25 AM
  #76
Twin_Flyer
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Westhampton Beach, NY
Posts: 831
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

See what!?
Twin_Flyer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 08:12 AM
  #77
Edwin
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Leander, TX
Posts: 6,194
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

In the old days, (72mhz), futaba and mostly hitec.
Now, spektrum (DX7, and just ordered a DX18).
Edwin
Edwin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 03:26 PM
  #78
PatternPilot
 
PatternPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,780
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

Airtronics SD10G

Get the Advantage !!

PatternPilot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 02:38 PM
  #79
hook57
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Aurora, IL
Posts: 945
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

Quote:
ORIGINAL: JohnBuckner

Quote:
ORIGINAL: cfircav8r

I really want to convert my old Kraft 5ch to 2.4, I love the gimbals, they are the smoothest I have ever used. I have seen it done some where in a post but can't find it anywhere to see how he did it.
If your old unit is AM if can be done and I did it with the help of two very smart electronic type fellows and a good scope, very successfully. I choose to convert my original 45 year old AM Orbit using the Hitec system and off course Hitec is my preferrence for all my contemperary needs.
Now here is an interesting dicotomy as a result of this conversion. There are no modern features at all and of course no servo reversing and this is all as expected and desired. But, because the inflight battery telemetry feature of the Hitec system is a function of the receiver/ module and has nothing to do with the transmitter I actually have a system with no servo reversing but I do have inflight airborn battery pack low voltage warning (telemetry)
John
Does not need to be an AM Tx, FM works just as well. Find the PPM signal to the RF deck, power, ground, and work out the installation. Some radios may require a pull up resistor for the PPM signal. Plenty of threads out there CFIRCAV8R, just search for them. Extreme Power System (XPS)has one of the most versitile 2.4 universal decks available. I had an old Pro-Line Comp 6 converted and have done aJR C7, a Kraft Series 79, and a number of ACE Micro Pro 8000 (known as the MP8K). The one in the attached pic has a QC sticker in it dated 8/91., I use XPS, Futaba, and Spectrum 2.4 decks/modules. Yep, all single sticks too.

hook
aka Mark
hook57 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:56 PM
  #80
GAToland
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 13
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

Futaba 6EX and plan on upgrading to the 8FG next year.
GAToland is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 04:43 PM
  #81
JohnBuckner
 
JohnBuckner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Kingman, AZ
Posts: 10,256
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios


Quote:
ORIGINAL: hook57

Does not need to be an AM Tx, FM works just as well. Find the PPM signal to the RF deck, power, ground, and work out the installation. Some radios may require a pull up resistor for the PPM signal. Plenty of threads out there CFIRCAV8R, just search for them. Extreme Power System (XPS) has one of the most versitile 2.4 universal decks available. I had an old Pro-Line Comp 6 converted and have done a JR C7, a Kraft Series 79, and a number of ACE Micro Pro 8000 (known as the MP8K). The one in the attached pic has a QC sticker in it dated 8/91., I use XPS, Futaba, and Spectrum 2.4 decks/modules. Yep, all single sticks too.

What I was trying to indicate was PCM seems to be a problem for a simple conversion Which I did discover. Since I am not an electronics type, yes while there were only three traces cut from the RF output section and routed to the Hitec module the challange for a non electronics type such as myself is of course to isolate and find those three traces. I was fortunate indeed to have the help of a talented young technition to help.

The Orbit project was a big success of course but the first conversion I pursued was either my nine channel Futaba single stick or my 9 channel JR single stick (both PCM) only. The latest is a complete gutting of the JR and installation of Hitec Prism 7X components except for the gimbles.

John
JohnBuckner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 09:19 PM
  #82
hook57
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Aurora, IL
Posts: 945
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

Sorry John, didn't mean for my post to sound as if it were an insult. It is easier than it seems, unless one is not good with a solder iron!

You are right, a "PCM" presents more difficulty and the majority thought it couldn't be done. However, there is a thread here or on RC* that describesa Futaba PCM (single stick) conversion. A Spektrum DM9 or the XPS J-1 2.4 module will work in your JR Century 7 radio. All in all, one can send the radio in (like to RadioSouth)as the cost isn't that exorbitant I like that you converted the Orbit, I recall many Orbit radios in use back in the late sixties and early seventies. Merry Christmas John!
Mark
hook57 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 11:11 AM
  #83
SAMCPAKISTAN
 
SAMCPAKISTAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Posts: 24
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

JR9X II, Futaba 7C & Futaba 6EX, all are well in performance & good enough.
SAMCPAKISTAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 11:31 AM
  #84
GAToland
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 13
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

Actually just bought the 8FG today got $90 off of it on tower plus a $90 free receiver, Could'nt pass that up.
Quote:
ORIGINAL: GAToland

Futaba 6EX and plan on upgrading to the 8FG next year.
GAToland is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 06:13 AM
  #85
ConRMan
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Green Lake, WI
Posts: 100
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios


Greetings,

I'm not very good at finding the right info in this forum but you seem like the right person to contact. I have been looking for information on converting my DX6i "Flaps" and "Gear" switches to potentometers so as to control the amount of flap and gear as I need it. If this is something you are not experienced in, I would appreciate being pointed in the right direction to get the answer.

My DX6i is out of warranty and I am able to work on it's internals. Just reciently installed the HK back lighted screen kit sucessfully.

Thanks for any help you can provide, ConRman
ConRMan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 04:53 AM
  #86
LSP972
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Zachary, LA
Posts: 4,749
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios


Quote:
ORIGINAL: kenh3497

My JR X-347...
Holy cow... you're dating yourself big-time, bud...

After starting out with a Futaba 4FG and 6FG, I had the X-388, then a 10SXII. I LOVED that 10SXII, but the motherboard took a dump after five years, JR had already dropped that radio in favor of the 10X, and I didn't want a 10X (for several reasons).

So I got a Futaba 9Z in 2003, and have been very happy since. I'm told that my Xmas present this year is a 2.4 gHz Futaba 12Z. I'm not so sure about this 2.4 business, but it looks like I'm going to "get into it" whether I want to or not...

.
LSP972 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 04:54 AM
  #87
LSP972
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Zachary, LA
Posts: 4,749
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Eugene West

Futaba 12Z
If yours is a 2.4, have you tried the 72mHz module they offer?

.
LSP972 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 05:01 AM
  #88
sensei
 
sensei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Posts: 2,630
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

Bonner Proportional, RS Systems, Airtronics, JR, and now Futaba...

Bob
sensei is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 09:04 AM
  #89
Luchnia
 
Luchnia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Amelia, VA
Posts: 2,075
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios


Quote:
ORIGINAL: sensei

Bonner Proportional, RS Systems, Airtronics, JR, and now Futaba...

Bob
Pringles can with antenna [8D]
Luchnia is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 08:16 PM
  #90
A. J. Clark
 
A. J. Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Craigville, IN
Posts: 273
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

Two Futaba 7c, Futaba 6ex, Futaba 6exap, Futaba 4nbl, and a Spektrum Dx7s
I have always had Futaba. Got the Spektrum a couple of weeks ago to use with a Blade BNF heli.
A. J. Clark is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 11:08 PM
  #91
mvallyman
 
mvallyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 203
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

9C and 8FG
mvallyman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 01:25 AM
  #92
john josey
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 977
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

JR forever !
john josey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 10:43 AM
  #93
ira d
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Posts: 3,030
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Gray Beard


Quote:
ORIGINAL: ira d

Airtronics SD10G, Futaba 9C, Hitec Optic6.
After I was finished with my quest for a new radio and decided to just fix my 9-C I read a review of the Airtronics new 10. I'm not a big fan of Airtronics at all but I was very impressed with that radio and put it on my list of maybes. How does it compare to the 9-C in mixing and ease of use? I know no one that has it but I'm still interested in it. So far the Hitec A-9 is still on the top of my list. Just wondering.
I had not been in this thread in a few months, As far as mixing and ease of use I would give the edge to the 9C. As for the Hitec A9 I have never seen one at any
ofthe fields that I fly at, I really like my SD10G and once you get use to the radio it's ok to program one thing I dont like about the Airtronics is if you want change
the wing type such as running the elevators or ailrons on separate channels to switch from type to the other you have to erase all your programing and start over.
ira d is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:17 AM
  #94
speedracerntrixie
 
speedracerntrixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 5,340
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

As far as ease of set up and spooling through menues I have never seen anything easier then the Hitec A9. Been flying one now for 2 years on a multitude of different airplanes and am very happy with it.
speedracerntrixie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:47 PM
  #95
FD av8r
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Beaumont, AB, CANADA
Posts: 47
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

Just sold my 9c after many great seasons of use. going to run a futaba 10c for myself and a 7c for my son. we are joining the 2.4 party late in the game, but I am excited by the flexibility and safety.

daryll
FD av8r is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:58 PM
  #96
bhady
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Fairmont, MN
Posts: 249
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

All of mine are JR on 72 mhz
bhady
bhady is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 02:22 PM
  #97
tomgreen
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 41
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Radios

JR7202, 72 MHz
tomgreen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:54 PM.