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Old 05-20-2003, 06:16 PM
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Is the airtronics Rd8000 better than the JR 378? Or is it the other way around?
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Old 06-03-2003, 03:20 AM
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i ve witnessed few radio related crashed with airtronics, i would have to say Jr.
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Old 06-03-2003, 03:59 AM
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Airtronics has as high of quality as you'll find amongst the major radio makers.
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Old 06-03-2003, 12:59 PM
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I have had no radio problems from my many Airtronics radios. They have great service and with the RD series you can use any brand of servo and Rx.
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Personally I am having 3 Airtronics Radio - 2 RD6000Super and 1 Quasar. Besides that almost 90% of flyers in my club are using Airtronics/Sanwa radio either for planes or helichopter. Thus far we have not encounter any technical glitch with the radio eventhough the Quasar radio has been used for quite long time.

But we do infact have encountered numerous cases where the JR radio crystal did not function once the chrystal in the receiver suffered a serious impact such as during crash or become lose after a while.

Personally Airtronics radio is much more easier to understand and straight forward programme. A most important PLUS point is the buzzer sound when the transmitter is switch on when the throttle stick is not position to its lowest, this really put us on alert when we could have accidentally put the throttle stick not to its lowest position prior to starting the engine.

Besides that it is much lighter weight compared to JR and Futaba
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Old 06-03-2003, 06:18 PM
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Thanks I appreciate all your opinions. I am leaning toward the airtronics radio now.
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I just got my Airtronics RD6000 Super and love it.
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Ahaaa ... I am quite sure you will not regret buying the RD6000 Super. And if you have a bit deeper pocket, you may even get their latest RD8000 with 8 channels. I wish I had some money to get the RD8000.

Since the first day of me holding a RC plane transmitter it has always been a Airtronics Radio until today .... start with VG400 then RD6000 Super then get another RD6000 super and finally a second hand Airtronic Quasar. Next will be the RD8000
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I've got a JR 378 and use it for several aircraft. To date i have not had any probs with it apart from bad servo glitch on one of my planes, which i believe is due to the fact that the rx is situated underneath 2 servo's and next to the batt. I will be moving it clear and hopefully that will solve the prob. Will let you know.

One good thing with JR 378 is the powerfull servo's (591's) and the tiny rx you get with it.
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Ya that was what I commonly hear about JR too. Take really good care to wrap the receiver with sponge or any shock absorbing materials as any hard landing or crash MAY severely damage the receiver or at least the cyrstal.
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I also heard about that JR glitch. But I thought that it wasn't true. That's why I wasn't sure whether to get a JR or Airtronics.
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But does the airtronics radio come with good ball bearing servos?
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Hi
Been lookin into my JR glitch and i believe it a faulty rx. changed crystals as some times they do not match too well and give load of glitching. The rx has never been used before so im convinced its the rx. On a positive note i have another rx which works fine.
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Depends on the RD you get. It comes in a heli version that has (5) 94322BB servos and a 1000mah Rx pack.

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I've got a couple of JR X-347s and an 8103.

Never had a problem, and all three are running on their original batteries.... the oldest was bought in '92.

I've got both JR and Hitec Receivers and servos and other than a few stripped gears in the cheaper Hitecs, never had a radio problem. JR programming is pretty straight forward and other than a few enhancements, is the same throughout the line.

I've never owned an Airtronics but I've had the opportunity to fly some of them that are owned by several guys at the field. I'm sure they are fine, but at least to me, JR's logo says it all --- Feel the difference.
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Old 06-09-2003, 02:15 PM
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I messed up on that letter. I meant the RD8000 Heli Version ( if there is one)
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Hi update on the JR glitch. Disconnected the rx, reconnected it and moved it away from the servo's and batt. Gave it a test seemed ok. took it to the airfield did a range check all ok, then bit the bullet and flew the plane and it appeared to be fine. So i hope the prob was caused by the fact that rx was situated under three servos and next to the batt.
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Thanks GAV B. I'll take that into concideration that there really isn't anything wrong with the JR Radio.
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You can't go wrong with either brand. I use all Airtronics but a lot of guys at my field use JR with no problems. If you look here long enought you will find someone complaining about every imaginable product. Truth is that bad eggs slip past even the best companies sometimes.

What I can say is that Airtronics radios are easier to program than JR. The displays are larger and its just easier to grasp what the logic of the radio is. I have an RD 6000 Super and a Stylus. Both are great!
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I concur with AdrianM that Airtronics is much much easier to understand and to programme, even without using a user guide!!!
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