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Old 07-27-2004, 09:00 PM
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hi,

i now own a JR XP 662 tx (one year old) which is now being sent for repairs (one trim doesn't function properly & the flaps change position every time i get to the field )

i know i didn't pay too much for it, but i was expecting slightly better quality... []

i want to buy another tx, but they all seem to be the same quality (just more functions) unless i buy the top of the line product (JR or Futaba) which sells
for 1 000 $ and more....

isn't there a GOOD quality tx in the mid price-range out there? (7 or 8 ch)

i would appreciate any suggestions [8D]

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Old 07-27-2004, 10:15 PM
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Don't need a $1000.00 for a Futaba 9C. Great radio.
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Old 07-27-2004, 10:36 PM
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I bought an Evo 12 costing 600 and had to send it in within 2 months. No matter how much you pay something can go wrong with it.
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:24 PM
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I have had jr radios for 10 years now. I just had my 347 lith battery replaced and when it was replaced something else went wrong. it was fixed and now is fine. I now have 2 more 783 (I bought used) radios and hesitate to have them sent in to have the lith fixed. 1 needs it. The 6102 ,378 radio and 8103 are the new choices for radios. I prefer the 783 or 388 older radio because you can replace the modules. the 8103 is the cheapist radio you can do that with.
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How about the Airtronics RD8000? $420 CDN from Great Hobbies.
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You can buy the 9C or 10X transmitters by themselves for about $600 + module ($75) look on Ebay and find the mail order guys who sell JR equipment.

I paid $645 for my 10x shipped from some guy in Minn. I also pay about $70 for the PCM700R receivers which list for $99 My 10X was brand new, came with the 10x aluminum case and a std 3yr warranty.

As far as I am concerned the 10X has MADE my flying experience. It is a technical work of art and is well worth the $$ just for the interface and ease of use. The 9C is also very nice, I just prefer JR's user interface and receiver technology.

Royal Evo - forget about it... every one I have seen has had issues... unacceptable as far as I am concerned..


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How many Evo's have you seen? and What are the "issues"? Every radio I have had has had "issues" according to someone. I put about as much stock into these issues as I do in some of these stupid warning labels on consumer products. Do you mean 9Z or 9C? $600 seems a little high for a 9C.
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Royal Evo - forget about it... every one I have seen has had issues... unacceptable as far as I am concerned..

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Allow me to show you my EVO12/synth that hasn't missed a lick as long as I've had it. No issues here, and in fact, is arguabley the best deal going for the price (EVO12/synth TX only goes for $650). It offers programming easily more robust than any of the top Asian radios that cost almost twice as much and does it a LOT more simply as well.

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thanks to all for the info, my mind is set on the Futaba 9C
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ORIGINAL: canavanbob

How many Evo's have you seen? and What are the "issues"? Every radio I have had has had "issues" according to someone. I put about as much stock into these issues as I do in some of these stupid warning labels on consumer products. Do you mean 9Z or 9C? $600 seems a little high for a 9C.
canavanbob - you are right about all radios having some issues... even my 10x had one minor issue (the rudder dual rate switch does not work in the hghest rate for some reason) - not enough of an issue to send the radio back though... The Multiplex issues I have seen were that the cases looked, felt and had the quality of a radio shack kid's toy. I was very dissapointed fit and finish, but mostly, I was left bored by the ergonomics. The boxes looked like they were designed by Andre the Giant and unless you were that big, access to controls and trims, was, well uncomfortable at best. My 10x on the other hand - fits like a glove and feels like an expensive piece of equipment.

I have not noticed any difference in the electronic performance.. from what I have heard, the Multiplex radios have good range and excellent noise immunity.. I just hate that transmitter!

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ORIGINAL: desertpig
The Multiplex issues I have seen
The boxes looked like they were designed by Andre the Giant and unless you were that big, access to controls and trims, was, well uncomfortable at best.
Are you midgets in your state? We have 10 year olds happily using Multiplex Profis and Evos. Lots of Americans on the rcgroups forum reckon the Evo is the best tx they have ever held.

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I want my next radio to be a MultiPlex but the one's I have held just don't feel right. And for me it has more to do with it's size (Profi 4000) because I have large hands...I'm only 5'-9" but I can palm a basketball!
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