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Old 11-27-2005, 04:21 PM
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hello to all just wondering here i am about to get my first gasoline powered plane and will be using my futaba 6exa super radio. do i need a pcm receiver or can i use the one that came with my radio? the motor is a brison 69cc in the new lanier yak 54 if this makes any difference. it seems a shame to spend another $100 dollars for a pcm if i don't need it. thanks
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:34 AM
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PCM is not needed. Some guys prefer not to use PCM because it can hide radio interference by locking out if you get a radio glitch..
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:27 AM
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It would seem that, with all you have invested in you engine and plane, $100.00 additional for a PCM receiver would be a good investment. While it's not needed, there are some advantages to having a plane that size have the capability of going into an engine and control preset if something happens to the transmitter. Could possbily save the plane. I think you will find that most of the major flyers of large scale planes use PCM. PCM does a better job is noise rejection than straight PPM.

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You didn't mension if you're transmitter is a PCM or FM.
To use a PCM Receiver you also need a PCM Transmitter.


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ORIGINAL: RCFlyer
You didn't mension if you're transmitter is a PCM or FM.
To use a PCM Receiver you also need a PCM Transmitter.


Clarence His 6EXA is selectable for both modulation types PCM/PPM (FM)
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You'd be crazy not to use PCM. PCM was created to survive RF interference. Don't let anyone tell you different. PCM rocks!!! And like the man said, you've got a lot invested in your plane and motor...Don't cut corners on the radio equipment. And remember...Futaba recievers work best with Futabaservos. Try it, you'll like it..

Some people claim PCM hides interference..Of course it does...Just like running a resistor plug cuts down ignition noise...it hides and/or eliminates RF noise. Its smart to use a resistor plug....and its smart to use PCM.

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