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Old 05-28-2003, 12:18 AM
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

I am torn $ 250 for 6X or $390 for 9C with flight packs. I guess the difference is not all that difficult. I am new as of this year to the hobby and I currently have the JR 431EX 5 ch. NO RATES, OR EXPONENTIAL!
I am assembling a Hanger 9 Super Stick 60 and I am going to need more than my JR can give me.
From what I can tell most everyone that I see they have the 6X and in about 2 - 3 years they need something more like the 9C. So that is why I am considering jumping strait to to 9C.
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Old 05-28-2003, 12:20 AM
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

If you can afford the $, go with the 9C.

You will love it.
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Old 05-28-2003, 12:21 AM
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I had the 6X for less than a year now I use the 9C and it is awesome- super easy to program, assign your own switches, and 8 model memory...

If you can afford it- do it!

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Old 05-28-2003, 12:24 AM
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

That's just about exactly what I expected from you guys. Thanks!
I just have to convince THE WIFE !
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

The question isn't whether you can or want to spend the extra money... the question is do you plan to stay in this hobby? If yes, then without a doubt get the 9C. You will find out very soon that the T6XAS is very limited as you grow and use more mixing, dual elevator servos, etc, etc.

And you can get the Futaba 9C FM version for $365 shipped from Chief Aircraft. Then if you want to use PCM you can just buy a PCM rx at a later date. That is if you don't want the PCM rx now.
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Old 05-28-2003, 12:34 AM
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Originally posted by RCBOZO

I just have to convince THE WIFE !
That's easy... just tell her you ca spend the $365 now and be done or spend the $240 now and another $365 in 6 months when you outgrow the T6XAS.
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Old 05-28-2003, 12:38 AM
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Originally posted by WreckRman2
That's easy... just tell her you ca spend the $365 now and be done or spend the $240 now and another $365 in 6 months when you outgrow the T6XAS.
He he!

I also vote for the 9C. I have been through 4 transmitters in the last 2 years. I started with a 6X and then sold it to upgrade to a 9C. I sold the 9C with a complete heli deal I was selling and bought another 6X thinking I would be happy with it. Less than 6 months later I wanted another 9C and just upgraded again.

The biggest thing for me is not all of the fancy mixes or switch assignability, but the digital trims and being able to just turn off the radio after flying and not have to worry about saving trim positions when switching to another airframe.

If you can afford it, get the 9C.
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Actually she is pretty cool! I have her interested in the hobby! She has her own trainer and a Duraplane that she needs to put together.
I am definitely going to stay in the hobby as long as I can afford it! My wish list exceeds my pocketbook many times over!
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Originally posted by RCBOZO
My wish list exceeds my pocketbook many times over!
Who's doesn't? I thought that was a requirement of being in this hobby!
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

I am on Chief's website and the 9C is $365! That's about $20 less than any other place I have seen! They also have the Saito 100 I need for my new Super Stick 60 that I am putting together!
They are also giving you the expanded scale voltmeter with purchase of the 9C's
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Originally posted by RCBOZO
I am on Chief's website and the 9C is $365!
Make sure you get Chief's special prices by entering your email address into their website. They will then email you a pricelist with a number of items on it with prices less than what they are normally advertised for.

I have bought a couple of things from Chief and have been very happy with their service.
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

When I got mine I got the Free Campac and shipping for $365. Without a doubt they have the best price on it...
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Originally posted by RCBOZO

I am definitely going to stay in the hobby as long as I can afford it! My wish list exceeds my pocketbook many times over!
Thats my problem too. Was looking at the list of planed I have and have had and that is probably why I have had over 165 planes and 15 helis since I started flying. Its an addiction.

You will like the 9C. It is by far the best radio I have used so far. It is awsome for every application I have used it for. I sold most of my other radios and bought 8 flight packs for it. Can't say enough good about it. I can't see replacing it for a long time.
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Well thats enough convincing I am going to order the 9C I just wanted to show THE WIFE what everyone else had to say about it first. I want to thank everyone who posted! I don't think I need the PCM flight pack right now so I will order the FM version of the 9C for now.
Flyboy thats a lot of planes! I have only been in the hobby since late November last year and me and my wife only have 7 planes!
YES IT IS AN ADDICTION! Do they have any sort of AA for this hobby?
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

RCBOZO,

If you want yet one more example, consider this...

I explained to my wife back in December what I wanted for a Christmas gift. I told her that for right now, the 6X would be perfect, and sent her off to the LHS with a list.

Christmas day, I opened the package expecting no surprise, and there it was... my own 9C. The photos that day showed real excitement, and true surprise. A couple of frames later the expression on my face was agony, being a total newb to the hobby and knowing how much the price tag of the 9C is. A few months later I already have a couple of models on it, and have barely even began to tap into all of the features. It doesn't take long to figure out that my wife is great, and the radio is too.



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Gota Love it!
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Originally posted by TX-Deck
told her that for right now, the 6X would be perfect, and sent her off to the LHS with a list.
If I sent my lady to the LHS with a list she'd come home, walk through the door, hand me the list back and start showing me her new shoes, clothes and the pretty new necklace she got while she was out. LOL
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Now.... if I could only get her to read this thread... hehehehehe

Seriously, the 9C is a great radio, and even a for a beginner like me it is easy to work with, as well as recognize the potential it has. Go for it, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Originally posted by RCBOZO

YES IT IS AN ADDICTION! Do they have any sort of AA for this hobby?
Yea, its called ebay, and tower subs on occasion, and the local hobby shop has meetings once in a while, and RCU plays a huge roll.

Have a blast. Its a great hobby.
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

I have the 9chp and its very nice.
You can due a sereach on radio reviews.
The JR 8103 is rated right there with the 9chp.
I bought the futaba 9chp cause I have been in RC for
well over 20 years and all i use is futaba radios.
As far as convincing your wife(Good Luck).
My Ex got rid of me 17 yrs a go and iam still single
and have NOOOOOOOO plans on getting married.
I buy what i want and when I want.
Its just me my planes and now my heli. LOL
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

My wife is cool. It is just that I just ripped a hole in the credit card a few weeks ago and I am about to do it again. It will be a week or so but that baby is mine!
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Well when things are really bad. Toss the wife out and
keep your 9CHP futaba. LOL

Just joking . You will like the 9CHP very much.
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Default wife & RC

I have the best of both worlds...a 9c AND a newly refurb'd Hog Bipe that Mrs. Sense came out into the garage last night to tell me how gorgeous it was. Randy, a wife will keep you a lot warmer than that helo, too! LOL at your priorities!!! J/K, bro...
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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

Check out Bruckner's. Often, they will have just the transmitter for sale with no extras. For example, they had the 6X for $139 or so.

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Default Can't Decide Futaba 6X or 9C?

I bought a 9CAP TX from Bruckner for 260. What a deal! Check the Futaba website for the latest manuals and programming examples, too.
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