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Old 01-11-2005, 06:43 AM
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Hi!

Searching for a new radio. I was almost sure that i was gonna go for the Futaba 9C, but then i heard somting about a new JR radio![:'(] Whats the best brand, JR or Futaba? It got to have 9 channels... !
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Whatz the diffrence between

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Shop/ByB...D=JRP&CatID=RH

and Futaba 9C ???
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:03 AM
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it is like comparing Ford and Chevy...both good products....IMHO

For me...I went with the 9C...just came! IT ROCKS..

I love it...
I stayed with Futaba since that is what I already had and didn't want to get all new receivers.....
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Whats the best brand, JR or Futaba? It got to have 9 channels... !
The Futaba 9s are not 9 channels radios. They are 8 channel in PPM and 8 channels plus a 1-bit hence two position channel in PCM mode. That's ok for something like retracts, but if you need 9 proportional channels don't buy a Futaba.

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ok, but what about JR compard to Futaba 9C ?
I really dont need 9 proportional channels, actually i only need like 6 or 7 right now.

Can i do this with the Futaba 9C ?:

Ive got an aircraft with flaps and two mini servos. The ailerons also got induvidual servos. Can i setup the flaps to work like ailerons (flapperons), to help the "standard" ailerons?

I also wonder if im able to shut that mix off, and if im able to trim the flaps and ailerons up/down induvidual?
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I stayed with Futaba since that is what I already had and didn't want to get all new receivers.....
But Futaba and Hitec (for example) have the same connections, right?
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:35 AM
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SIMPLE!!!
Get a multuplex EVO 9 and your troubles are over
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:01 AM
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Noo they are so damm ugly.... but, can the multiplex make my "wish" come true?
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Noo they are so damm ugly.... but, can the multiplex make my "wish" come true?
Ugly? I think you are picturing the green pizza box Profis, not the ROyal Evo which looks like a Japanese radio.

As for making your wish come true, Multiplex software is vastly better than the Japanese radios and can handle 4 servo wings, 6 servo wings, 8 servo wings with just about every possible mix you can think of, without even breaking into a sweat.

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Old 01-11-2005, 12:32 PM
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I stayed with Futaba since that is what I already had and didn't want to get all new receivers.....
But Futaba and Hitec (for example) have the same connections, right?


Yes...those work... I have a couple hitec rx's that I use..
but you can't use a JR tx with futaba or hitec rx's (and vice versa) Futaba is negative shift, JR/Airtronics are positive
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Ok, but back till my original question.


Is Futaba 9C the best radio in this priceclass? [&:]
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Old 01-11-2005, 03:21 PM
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and to the original answer ... the EVO9 is the best radio in this proce class... IMHO
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I think the JR9303 is the best radio in this price class. This is my opinion and it depends on what you want to do with your plane. I have a friend with the 9c and he really likes it. I fly JR and will probably stick with JR.
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:43 PM
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Why is the JR9303 better then Futaba 9C ? (sorry, just got to know... )
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:54 PM
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I personally like the programming better and the fact that the JR radio is a true 9 proportional channel radio even with a ppm receiver not an eight channel with ppm and 8 channel plus one on off channel with pcm. As stated before it is also a personal preference.
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:08 AM
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I'll add that the MPX EVO radios are capable of working with any PPM receiver's, be it positive or negative shift, single or dual conversion. Also you can enjoy complete and total switch/channel user assign-ability and as mentioned previously all channels are fully proportional. If programming power is your game, look no further. Nothing in this price range comes close to the EVO in this regard, in fact radios that cost twice as much are left with their tounges hanging out...

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mglavin,

I was going to buy an Evo. How many Evo transmitter antennas have you heard of breaking? Segments just falling apart when the antenna is extended? Quite a few on RC Groups. I think the Evo should come with at least one pre programmed setup so you could use it right out of the box. How about a website dedicated to sharing Evo programs and not just Glider programs but aerobatic and heli programming? Are the synth receivers available?

The 9303 does not have the total switch assignability or synthesizer (i'm used to standard switch layout and going to all channel 05 from 55 anyway) but it does have some programming the Evo does not. Triple rates in flight modes, different expo for each rate, different rate/expo per surface direction and no switch lag.


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BTW I like Hitec digital servos.
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Greetings!

I've been a JR guy from the begining (about a year now), and have just upgraded from an XP662 to the XP9303. Great radio! (My third JR).

As has been said, it really comes down to a personal decision/preference.

But just for your info, the guy that taught me to fly, who has been flying forever (and actually flight tests UAV's for a living!!) is trading in his 9C for a 9303.

Does that tell you something??

Blessings!

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mglavin,

I was going to buy an Evo. How many Evo transmitter antennas have you heard of breaking? Segments just falling apart when the antenna is extended? Quite a few on RC Groups. I think the Evo should come with at least one pre programmed setup so you could use it right out of the box. How about a website dedicated to sharing Evo programs and not just Glider programs but aerobatic and heli programming? Are the synth receivers available?

The 9303 does not have the total switch assignability or synthesizer (i'm used to standard switch layout and going to all channel 05 from 55 anyway) but it does have some programming the Evo does not. Triple rates in flight modes, different expo for each rate, different rate/expo per surface direction and no switch lag.
We have two EVO's and have yet to have an antenna faliure. I was not even aware this had been a problem for others.

A website dedicated to share programming information would be nice.

Synthesized IPD RX's are now available.

EXPO flexibility in various conditions/rates is in the works and will be user upgradeable via PC cable and the Internet.

Switch lag?
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Switch lag/

I have read that there is a delay when switching either between rates or flight modes.
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I finaly decided to go for

Futaba 9C.

Bought her the other day, just waiting for the postman now.... EXCITING!


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You won't be disappointed. I just cleared out all my JR stuff two weeks ago. I didn't need it anymore since I got my 9C two years ago. I love it!
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[quote from Michael Glavin: EXPO flexibility in various conditions/rates is in the works and will be user upgradeable via PC cable and the Internet.
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Michael: I was thinking of buying an Evo 9 but I am holding off due to the lack of expo flexibility. Do you have any idea when this upgrade will be available?

Thanks, Ken.
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You won't be disappointed. I just cleared out all my JR stuff two weeks ago. I didn't need it anymore since I got my 9C two years ago. I love it!
This far, i understand why you love it..!! Maaan this IS a awesome system!!! and it looks pretty neat as well

bought an alu-case for her today, looks neat too


Have you got any incidents during the two years? [&:]

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Check out the thread on metalic paint pealing/wrinkling from 9C case in under a year; looks like a bad batch out there.
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