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Can I use a 9-channel transmitter with 4-channel receiver?

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Old 10-29-2005, 04:59 AM
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Default Can I use a 9-channel transmitter with 4-channel receiver?

Using a 9-channel transmitter with a 4-channel receiver.

I've never tried this before, but thus far it doesn't seem to be working. Can it be done?
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Old 10-29-2005, 07:09 AM
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Default RE: Can I use a 9-channel transmitter with 4-channel receiver?

assuming it has the same shift and it is the same frequency....

Yes...it can.. no problem
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Default RE: Can I use a 9-channel transmitter with 4-channel receiver?

Yep. If the above is correct make sure the radio isn't set to PCM

It would help to know which radio and reciever your talking about.
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Default RE: Can I use a 9-channel transmitter with 4-channel receiver?

In most cases, yes. However, I did have an issue with an old Hitec micro (a 535, I think) with the Futaba 9C. The pulse train is too long for the old 5-channel window. It resetes and thinks the late pulse in the train is the synch pulse, and goes nuts. I understand the newer (555?) hitec is fine.

I have flown many 4 and 5 channel RX's, even the GWS pico 4ch, with my 9C. The old Hited/RCD is the only one I have run into problems with.
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