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Old 11-12-2002, 01:12 AM
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I am deciding on getting a BVM F-16 or the BVM Rafile jet. I would like to know what people think about it, and I would also like to know what type of radio that I should use. The radio that I have is a futaba FP-T7FG/K AM type that can be switched to FM. I need to know if that will be enough to get some good use out of that jet.
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Old 11-12-2002, 05:34 PM
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Your radio "could" work, with a few Y-Harnesses and some work. However, I would DEFINITELY suggest you go with a mid-range computer radio ( Futaba 8U, 9C, JR 8 channel... ). A mid range computer radio will give you MUCH more flexibility to adjust dual aileron servos, in-flight mixture, dual elevator servos, exponential etc.


I would avoid an entry-level computer radio, such as the Futaba 6XA or 6XAS, because you won't be able to properly set-up dual elevator servos, and you might need some more advanced functions that only the mid-range and top of the line radios have.


Don't forget to use strong and precise servos (coreless or digital), and a high capacity receiver pack. Those fast jets will drain your Rx pack quickly.
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Old 11-12-2002, 05:41 PM
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You can't be serious about using that radio with a turbine powered model.
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:05 PM
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I could get a more powerful radio, but money is a major problem when trying to buy a jet and a radio at the same time, as I barely have enough money left over.
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:38 PM
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I would think that with the extremely high cost of a turbine powered jet you would want to wait and put the best radio in it.

I realize best is subjective.

how would you feel if a radio problem totaled you're multi thousand $$$ model

"Penny wise and pound foolish" Is the saying that comes to mind

Have you asked this question in the turbine forum? Last time I was over their I got the Idea that the JR 10x radios were most popular.
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You could get used decent radio. I would lean towards a Futaba 8, which should be enough for this jet. Try eBay, or the swap pages on this forum. You might be lucky and find a good system with good servos. And for 35$, Great Planes ( Futaba) will check it out for you. Of course, if you buy from the Internet, do you homework and make sure the person you will buy the radio from is reliable.


Crashem advice is very good.
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Old 11-13-2002, 02:04 AM
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this is something that I must look into
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How much experience with RC airplanes do you have?
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:27 AM
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I'm new, but someone is giving me steps, how tos, etc.
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:56 AM
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A jet really isn't the best place to start, to put it mildly. To be brutally honest, you won't be able to control it and the money you spend on it will be wasted when it's destroyed shortly after you get if off the ground.

If you're serious about flying a jet of some sort, you'll take the necessary steps to get there. One of those steps is starting out with a trainer plane. Have a look in the Beginner's forum and you'll find a lot of help and useful information.
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Old 11-13-2002, 08:53 PM
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I'll try, but I hate not having an advantage ovre evreyone else.
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Old 11-13-2002, 09:31 PM
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Default What type of advantage are you looking for?

If it is to say that you destroyed a lot of money worth of model more than anyone else, by all means, get the jet!!!

Otherwise you can give me the money you would spend on the jet and I will buddy box you in on it and you can say you actually got to FLY a R/C Jet.

Seriously, get a trainer and work your way up. You will be extremly happy you did. Besides, a $100.00 trainer airframe is a lot easier to loose if the unfortunate where to happen. You tend not to cry like a little school girl like you would when the $3000.00 airframe plows into the ground.

Those are AIRFRAME prices only mind you. Add in the rest and figure out which you would like to loose.

A wise man at my club said, "If you aren't willing to risk a crash, don't buy, build, or fly it"

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I like this tip and I will look around for a plane that I can handle, even though I already know how to fly some planes (anything that you can find from cox, anything in the local toystore, and anything that can be found in a JC Penny catalog).
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as a man of meager means I have no problem in suggesting what I often am forced to face myself... If you can't do it right, don't do it at all. Corner cutting in this hobby is expensive and in some cases dangerous.

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Old 11-14-2002, 02:38 AM
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I'm hearing good tips now could someone donate me a free 8 ch. radio? (just a joke).
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You've mastered Cox planes... the JCPennney Catalog toys... and you feel ready for Jets??!! Your really not serious!!??

It's like saying that you mastered foot-powered baby carts and pedal cars so you are ready for Formula 1 racing!!!

If money IS an object, I would strongly discourage you to waste your money on a jet.

Try this: Borrow someone's low-wing fast-flying plane (in the air and flying really high) connected to a buddy box. Make some controlled maneuvers and feel the plane.

Then make your decision to buy the jet.
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Old 11-15-2002, 03:57 AM
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Buy a real good radio and a cheap plane, work your way up.
Your TX will still be with you when you get there.
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I have a radio. Its a futaba FP-T7FG/K AM type.
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