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Old 06-07-2007, 03:32 PM
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Default Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver, who will be the first to market it??

Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver?? XPS, Spektrum, Futaba, hitec, nomadio etc all seem to be ignoring the 'sport fliers'... Yes, futaba and spektrum will/do have a 7 channel receiver but the price is pretty high compared to the sport flier looking to replace his futaba 127 receiver. The way it stands now, to convert your 6+ channel fm receiver over to the 2.4 systems it will cost you $100. That's about twice what the 7 channel fm receivers cost brand new. Pretty high for converting several 40 sized planes!!

What I'm wondering is who will come out with the first reasonably priced 6 channel receiver, ie $50 range. I'm betting that who ever does is going to take the 2.4 market. A majority of sport fliers only use 4- 5 channels anyway. Most of my planes use 6 or less channels and I'll definately be switching as soon as someone comes up a good replacement!!!
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:13 PM
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Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver?? XPS, Spektrum, Futaba, hitec, nomadio etc all seem to be ignoring the 'sport fliers'... Yes, futaba and spektrum will/do have a 7 channel receiver but the price is pretty high compared to the sport flier looking to replace his futaba 127 receiver. The way it stands now, to convert your 6+ channel fm receiver over to the 2.4 systems it will cost you $100. That's about twice what the 7 channel fm receivers cost brand new. Pretty high for converting several 40 sized planes!!

What I'm wondering is who will come out with the first reasonably priced 6 channel receiver, ie $50 range. I'm betting that who ever does is going to take the 2.4 market. A majority of sport fliers only use 4- 5 channels anyway. Most of my planes use 6 or less channels and I'll definately be switching as soon as someone comes up a good replacement!!!

Unless I am not understanding your question, there already are atleast two six channel 2.6GHz recievers on the market under $50 ($49.99 actually), Spektrum's AR6000, and AR6100. If you shop around, I've seen these available new in the $42-$43 range...

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Old 06-07-2007, 04:22 PM
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Default RE: Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver, who will be the first to market it??

I think he is referring to "full range" receivers and not "park flyer" receivers... Many have tested the range of these Spektrum receivers using non-park flyer models, but the fact remains they are restricted to park flyers by the mfg...
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Definitely Full Range.. I'm thinking that as soon as someone comes up with one for close to the fm prices they'll take the market!!! I know I'll be ready to sell my xps stuff for it!!!!
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Ar 6000 has been tested to at least half a mile. Friend took a Florio 40 out till I lost it but he has eyes like an eagle and brought it back with no problems. Depends on whether you want to go by paper work or practical experience. I have six of them, one in a Twist 3D, with no glitches whatsoever for a year and a half.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:41 PM
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Nice!! Of course the problem would be going to fly in's... I've played with my dx6 and flew it quite a ways too!!! Hope someone comes out with a 'legal' option...
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Default RE: Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver, who will be the first to market it??

search for 6200 on spektrums' website(coming soon). You may not like the price though (~70)...
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Default RE: Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver, who will be the first to market it??

The prices will come down as the market expands, also don't rule out third party receiver manufacturers from "cloning" receivers for Spektrum and FASST systems, the PCM market was not big enough for them to make the investment to do so, but with 2.4Ghz there is a lot more incentive to jump in.
Just my 2 cents, today that's not so much
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Default RE: Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver, who will be the first to market it??

Sounds good. I'm just waiting to see which manufacturer does the $50 replacement receiver.. Who ever does is going to make a killing!!!!

I'm surprised that we haven't heard anything from Hitec
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It's early in the game, that's why I'm sitting and watching to see where it's all going.[8D]
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:54 PM
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Default RE: Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver, who will be the first to market it??

How soon we forget. I remember a couple of guys in the Dallas area testing a 6102DX with an AR6000 receiver to over a mile using overpasses on a freeway.

They were good when I was using a 6102DX, they are even better with my DX-7.
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Default RE: Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver, who will be the first to market it??

Sounds to me like we arent talking about affordable we are talking about cheap. You have to keep in mind that it took ~40 years for FM gear to come down to the prices we have seen over the last couple of years. And that is mostly due to the influx of cheap Chinese imports. Prices mat drop eventually but dont look for it to happen anytime soon. 2.4Ghz gear is still in its infancy as far as RC technology is concerned. by comparison it took several years for the price of WLANs to come down and they have a standard.
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Default RE: Affordable 2.4 6 ch receiver, who will be the first to market it??

There's no secret what you're pushing chrisf... Actually, it has come down and by the very one that you promote... As someone mentioned, another CO. is putting out a receiver for under $50, it's a PF but basically has the specs of a full range receiver..

It just a matter of time, I believe that whoever does it is going to capture a majority of the market...
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