RE: Do you use FrSky Modules and Receivers?
Yes, I use the FrSky Diy V8HT 2.4 ghz module in my AIrtronics Vision 8SP, I use the FrSky 2.4 ghz Futaba type plug in module in my Ace MicroPro 8 that was convereted for a plug in module, and eight of my other radios like the Futaba 6EX, Airtronics Infinity, and the plain old 4 and five channel radios that used to be 72mhz FM radios.
I often fly my sailplanes out to the edge of sight, and often in areas with main line, high voltage electrical transmission lines within 1 mile. Being on the coast of Texas and having 90 to 100 percent humidity on most days, the HV lines can be heard to crackle if you are within 600 feet of them. This is a real pain for FM RC radios, but not a problem for the 2.4 ghz it seems. The FrSky conversions have been excellent for me and my merry band of young flyers I sponsor.
The FrSky equipment is really cheap. The conversions are easy to do to any radio. The recievers, even with full telemetry are great on price, and flawless (For Me So Far) in reception and execution in all the ranges and environments I've flown. I'm not a FrSky dealer, not a hobby shop owner. I'm just a guy with 9 grandkids, 5 flying sailplanes and electric planes, that had 13 radios he needed to get up on 2.4 ghz....for all the great reasons 2.4ghz is better.
I liked being able to convert the computer based Vision, MicroPro, Futaba, and Infinity.......so I could use what I know. I'd love to have a new Airtronics SD-10......but I'd have to learn the new programing...and now that the radios I have, are doing a great Job, there's just no need.
Let me say that my limit in sight is way beyond any of my friends, and my largest sailplane the "Southern Cross", with 164 inch wingspan, and 13 inch chord..................is way out there, over the flat coastal salt grass plain...when it gets hard to see at altitude. It's a great test of distance for the FrSky eguipment. It works just fine. So don't be worried by the low price, the FrSky does just fine.
I converted two HIGH DOLLAR FM radios for my giant scale buddies for free. They put the transmitter conversions and recievers to the test...beyond anything I ever ask of my planes. The FrSky have been used in their huge high dollar planes for over 1 1/2 years. They are really pleased with the conversions.
If you have an old radio you like....convert it. You won't be disappointed.
Have some fun,