RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Discussion all about rc radios, transmitters, receivers, servos, etc.

Need Some help on TX/RX selection

Reply

Old 07-28-2005, 08:57 AM
  #1  
Nitroaddict
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Nitroaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Round Rock, TX
Posts: 3,447
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Need Some help on TX/RX selection

Would like some help on something.

My current radio just kicked the bucket after several years of abuse so I need a new one. The problem is that while I need some upper end functions, I also need to keep it on a very tight budget.

What I need is as follows - Must have EPA, Digital Trims, Dual rates. These things are manditory. Other things that would be nice, but not 'must haves' are: exponential, mixing, 5th or 6th channel.

It seems that to get the features I want, I need to goto a 6channel computer radio. These offered from JR, Futaba, and Hitec are all around the 200-240 range.

Anyone know of a way to get a radio that will suit my needs for the 100-150 range? I need only a TX/RX. I have checked around the forums for used systems, but it seems all that is for sale are radios designed for nitro planes, which all come with a receiver that is just huge!

Ideas, recommendations?
Nitroaddict is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 09:59 AM
  #2  
Texastbird
 
Texastbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: La Porte, TX
Posts: 1,217
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Need Some help on TX/RX selection

Well, just for example, looking at Servo City they have an optic 6 Hitec for about $135 and then add a micro 4 channel receiver and you're still under $200. I fly Futaba radios but a couple of the Optic 6s are being used at our club and they are real nice for the money, and I think they have all the features you are looking for. good luck.
Texastbird is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 10:43 AM
  #3  
Nitroaddict
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Nitroaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Round Rock, TX
Posts: 3,447
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Need Some help on TX/RX selection

Texas - I havnt heard of that site before - but that seems incredible! I have seen that TX and really like it!
Nitroaddict is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 02:38 PM
  #4  
Texastbird
 
Texastbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: La Porte, TX
Posts: 1,217
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Need Some help on TX/RX selection

Yeah, I like my 6xas but I wish it had digital trims. I bought a 9c to run 2 elevator servos and discovered how nice digital trims are. Seems like I'm always bumping the regular ones and it one more thing you need to check before flying.
Texastbird is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 09:31 AM
  #5  
Rodney
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: FL
Posts: 7,769
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Need Some help on TX/RX selection

Check out the Hitec Optic6, IMHO that is the best buy right now and even if you get it with the Spectra Module (recomended) it is still in your stated price range.
Rodney is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 09:46 AM
  #6  
Nitroaddict
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Nitroaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Round Rock, TX
Posts: 3,447
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Need Some help on TX/RX selection

Thanks alot for the help guys - I have two deals that are possible right now used.

Futaba 6EXA w/ Hitec 555 rcvr = $95.00 shipped
Hitec Eclipse 7 w/ Hitec micro 6channel rcvr = $200.00 shipped.


Any ideas if these would be a good value? Both are reported to be in nearly new condition, and the photos confirm this.
Nitroaddict is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 05:08 PM
  #7  
aeajr
My Feedback: (2)
 
aeajr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 8,567
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Need Some help on TX/RX selection

The eclipse exceeds all of your requirements by a wide margin.

The EXA meets your requirements with some extras. That looks like an exceptional price, especially with that receiver.

You can get a new Eclipse with that receiver for about $230 at www.servocity.com

Th EXA is a better value
The eclispe is a far superior radio, but not as much of a deal.
aeajr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2005, 03:52 PM
  #8  
bpannier
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 186
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Need Some help on TX/RX selection

Check out the new JR Sport series...Just released.
bpannier is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2005, 11:29 AM
  #9  
rccrazedman
My Feedback: (10)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Schuylkill Haven, PA
Posts: 479
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Need Some help on TX/RX selection

you can also buy just the tx at $100 less then full price. but I know you said you needed a rx to go with it. check out www.brucknerhobbies.com
rccrazedman is offline  
Reply With Quote

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service