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Old 07-16-2006, 10:49 AM
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I recently bought a couple planes that were part of an estate sale. Although no radios could be found the planes are completely outfitted with Expert radio gear. I have never been exposed to this gear before but have been considering using it if it works and range checks. The RX's are FM and have crystals. I am wondering what TX's would be compatible with these systems?? Also how reliable were these RX's? Thanks for any info.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:09 AM
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I think I remember a connection between Hitec and Expert.
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Expert radios were sold by World Engines years ago. Dave Brown was connected with them. The Transmitters were made by Kyoshio(SP?) in south Korea. They sold some radios under their own name after WE went out of business. You might try a Hitec transmitter that has a shift select option. They were good receivers.
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DB has the right idea. The Hitec Optic 6 and Eclipse 7 are shift selectable. Throw in the Spectra module and you can use pretty much any PPM receiver that exists.
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:52 AM
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World Engines marketed the Expert gear. They were good radios. Only four problems with them:
1. The TX was HUGE in comparison to Futaba and others.
2. The RX and servos used strange connectors that aren't compatable with anything else.
3. The TX used a 9 cell battery pack.
4. The TX marketed with a "battery check" button tended to open the battery circuit, shutting down the TX. Most people simply removed the switch.

Other than that, they were GREAT radios.

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