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Old 09-01-2006, 12:55 PM
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I´m actually fly just planes and I´m planning to buy a 9C radio with synthetized Tx/Rx.

The question is if I get a 9CAPS or a 9CHPS.

Do the radio have more differences besides the throttle stick?

Ive heard that the heli radio has more precise throttle with is a good factor in some models/engines.

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Old 09-01-2006, 01:12 PM
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Default RE: Heli or Plane

The software is the same but the switches are placed a little differently. I prefer the non ratchet throttle for both helicopter and fixed wing, especially 3d fixed wing flying.

If you arent flying helis get the airplane version and order the small spring clip and swap it out, the Futaba guys can give you the part number or just open up the radio and flip the metal clip upside down and put it back together. Its very simple. If you have a g2 or g3 sim its got the same ratchet you can try the mod on that first to see how you like it.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:46 PM
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Hi, thanx for reply.

You said the switches r placed differently. Do u mean shifted/swapped or in another position, I mean in different holes?

I never saw a real radio, just by pictures. In fact I have another doubt cos in some sites the radio color is golden and in others is silver.
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On the top of the 9c there's 4 switches, 2 short ones in the front, 2 long ones in the back.

On the A version the long one on the left is spring loaded and usually used for activating the trainer function, or buddy box, its on the left so you can hold the switch with your left hand finger and your primary flight controls are on your right. Also the small 2 position switch is on the left (for landing gear retracts) and the three position short switch is on the right (flaps usually)

On the H version the spring loaded switch is on the right and we usually use it for throttle cut, to shut down your engine w/o disturbing the throttle trim and the 3 position switch is on the left, which we use for idle up flying helicopters.

Flying airplanes with the switches backwards is no big deal but flying choppers the movement is more natural to have the idle up on your left and throttle hold (in case of emergencies or for initiating an auto rotation) on your right.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:18 PM
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Ok, but what about the color, r there 2 or each model has a color?
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The 9c is gold, looks like a cylon without the red eye moving back and forth.

Thats the only model I know of, any silver ones is probably the lighting used for the photograph.
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