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Old 10-06-2004, 04:44 AM
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hi to all,

i'm new in rc, and i like to buy new minimum 6ch computer radio. with limited budget hitec optic 6 have good price.
any of you try this radio ?


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Old 10-06-2004, 04:16 PM
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Lots of people seem happy with the Optic 6 but another option to consider is the Futaba 7C.

There are pro's and con's to both options.

The 7C gives you an extra channel and a more friendly LCD display.

The Optic 6 gives you more flexible programming and the option of a synthesized RF module.

ServoCity have some very flexible (and well-priced) packages for the 7C and will soon have similar deals available for the Optic 6 I suspect.
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Old 10-06-2004, 06:35 PM
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ORIGINAL: XJet

The Optic 6 gives you more flexible programming and the option of a synthesized RF module.
More flexible programming? Please explain.

Also, which one do you think is more intuitive as far as user friendliness goes.......having to learn a computer radio from scratch......
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:46 PM
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More flexible programming? Please explain.
The Optic allows you to run dual-elevators (as is common on larger models) in such a way that the trim function works correctly on both halves. If you don't know what this means then it probably won't matter to you.

Also, which one do you think is more intuitive as far as user friendliness goes.......having to learn a computer radio from scratch......
I think the 7C wins here. The Eclipse 7 and Optic are simple enough to program but not particularly intuitive.

I find myself frequently having to pull the manual out when programming my Hitec transmitter but a friend has a Futaba 9C (big brother to the 7C) and I don't think he's even opened the manual on that -- despite the fact he's using several mixes, exponential and dual-rates.
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Thanks Jet..........appreciate it.
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:02 PM
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If the price is right the OPtic is a good offer (as well as the 7C by Futaba and the RD8000 of aritronics)
A fellow club memebr ordered an Optic and we're looking forward to see it in action
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