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    Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    I know it's been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over.

    These just showed up today, and will start shipping this week.

    Part# 29424 which contains the Spectra 2.4 Module and (2) Optima 7 receivers. Street price: $129.99.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    It's a great day for Optic 6 and Eclipse 7 owners, Mike. We're all looking forward to hearing future shipping announcements.
    Electric RC planes are like non-alcoholic beer, they are OK in a pinch if the real thing is not available.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    I have an optic 6, what are these things?

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    These are the Hitec Spectra 2.4Ghz upgrade modules with Hitec Optima 2.4Ghz receivers that let you convert your Optic 6 or Eclipse 7 (but not Optic Sport) to 2.4Ghz FHSS. Hitec is offering these modules at very affordable prices and with a nice assortment of aggressively priced receivers.
    Electric RC planes are like non-alcoholic beer, they are OK in a pinch if the real thing is not available.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Hey Mike, the first advertisements for the module mentioned they would work with a 9C. What's the latest word?
    Thanks.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival


    ORIGINAL: Texastbird

    Hey Mike, the first advertisements for the module mentioned they would work with a 9C. What's the latest word?
    Thanks.
    That's a big 10-4!

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Waiting on the nine channel....

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Just picked up my module and 2 RXs at the LHS, the Hobby Horse. They are working on shipping a bunch of them. Digested the instructions over lunch and I'm going to post some questions about the instructions in the Hitec forum. Time looks tight tonight but I think at some point on Friday assuming I can install it and set things up properly I should be flying it on Friday.
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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    What makes these better over current optic 6 setup? Do they have better range, draw less juice or faster or what?

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival




    ORIGINAL: Stixoz What makes these better over current optic 6 setup? Do they have better range, draw less juice or faster or what?
    A few immediate thoughts which others may care to expand on
    1. Fly anywhere withless concern regarding who may be operating a crystal basedtransmitter on same frequency nearby (and probably out of sight) at local parks, backyards etc.
    2. Short antenna does not get in way of blades, poke other people in the eye,less likelytobreak at an inconvenient moment.
    3. Telemetry - warns of low battery aboard aircraft/boat/car/robot etc.
    4. No need to remove/replace module to change frequencies where users have multiple models and frequencies.

    For further details, refer:
    Hitec Spectra 2.4/Optima 7 Combo
    Hitec 2009 Catalogue



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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Flew the 2.4 module in a foam electric model with ESC tonight. 4 flights no problems. I was running the module in a Futaba 9C. Tonight I am setting up a sport plane glow model hopefully I will get a chance to go out to the field and try that out. No problems at all that I am aware of other than my inexperience with 2.4 systems.
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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Its great to hear that report, Chris. I might not be able to wait on the 9 channel receivers. I have a gasser I want to try this in ASAP.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    That is mind blowing Mike!!
    I've been watching these Hitec threads with much excitement. Last year I spent $400 to upgade my 14MZ with only one reciever. [:@] I love that radio but now I wish I never bought it. Plan was to never have to use another radio again, I think I'm going to get my 8U back in action with these. MY GOD, $130 w/ 2 RECIEVERS!! AND CHANNEL HOPPING! [X(]


    watch for rising prices on used 9Cs


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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Four flights today on a glow powered model with flaperons and dual aileron servos. All the programming in the 9C from when I was running 72mghz with it seemed to work just fine. First 2.4 flights were tight with a Alfa Wildcat this time I flew the Sig LT 40 up and out as far as I could and still keep orientation. The 2.4 module seems to work great with my 9C. As soon as the 9 channel RXs become available I am going to try it in a more complex airplane. I really couldn't see any issues with the module or RX now that I understand a bit more of what I am doing.

    So for those keeping score I have two of the 7 channel RXs in two planes, one a glow model and the other a foamie electric with ESC. So far so good.
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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Good to hear! There were a few in use (Other than by us) at the NEAT fair this past weekend too.



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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Great Hobbies up here in canada doesn't have them just yet.... but when they do!!!! I'll be purchasing one for my Futaba 9C!! I'll also be purchasing an Aurora 9 when they get here, and i'll put the 9C on backup duty!

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Where can I find more info. I've been to the Hitec web site but can't find an installation/user manuals. I have a 9C that I would like to switch to 2.4Ghz. Futaba is to expensive.
    Some questions I have are:
    Will there be a 9 channel available, if so, will it work with my 9C?
    Does my 9C have to be changed to PPM like the Futaba or Spektrum modules?
    Is the Hitec modules 2048 resolution like the Futaba?
    Link to any more info.?

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival




    ORIGINAL: madman75 Where can I find more info. I've been to the Hitec web site but can't find an installation/user manuals. I have a 9C that I would like to switch to 2.4Ghz. Futaba is to expensive.
    Some questions I have are: Will there be a 9 channel available, if so, will it work with my 9C? Does my 9C have to be changed to PPM like the Futaba or Spektrum modules? Is the Hitec modules 2048 resolution like the Futaba? Link to any more info.?
    No problems using modules in a 9C set on PPM (PCM is proprietary to each individual brand on other frequencies).
    Present resolution is 1024 (few users would be able to truthfully distinguish between that at 2048.)
    Further in formation
    Hitec RCD Spectra 2.4Ghz Module FCC Approval with Internal and External Photographs & Manual and the extensive thread before and after that post.
    Spectra 2.4/Optima 7 Combo
    Hitec RCD Product Detailed Catalogue 2009

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Here's the link to the manual: https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/oet/f...ive_or_pdf=pdf

    I'm hoping to have the Aurora manual as well as this one on our website tomorrow.

    Yea, the 9Ch RX will work with this module in the 9C as well but is not due for another month or so.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Is there a 9 channel version yet? A 7 ch. setup isn't enough for me. I need 8 channels for some of my GS planes. If a 9 ch version is available, will it work on the 9C? None of the links have a manual for the installation of the module. Can Mike chime in and tell when a manual will be on Hitec's site?
    Any plans of going to 2048 resolution? I have some flying buddies that say they can tell the difference between 1024 and 2048.
    Sorry Mike.
    You answered some of my questions as I was typing.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival




    ORIGINAL: madman75 Is there a 9 channel version yet? A 7 ch. setup isn't enough for me. I need 8 channels for some of my GS planes. If a 9 ch version is available, will it work on the 9C? None of the links have a manual for the installation of the module. Can Mike chime in and tell when a manual will be on Hitec's site? Any plans of going to 2048 resolution? I have some flying buddies that say they can tell the difference between 1024 and 2048. Sorry Mike. You answered some of my questions as I was typing.
    9ch Optima to be released shortly, refer previous posts.
    You apparently overlooked post #18 which also included link to
    HITEC SPECTRA 2.4 Transmitter Module & OPTIMA 7 Receiver USER MANUAL
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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival


    ORIGINAL: A.T.




    ORIGINAL: madman75 Where can I find more info. I've been to the Hitec web site but can't find an installation/user manuals. I have a 9C that I would like to switch to 2.4Ghz. Futaba is to expensive.
    Some questions I have are: Will there be a 9 channel available, if so, will it work with my 9C? Does my 9C have to be changed to PPM like the Futaba or Spektrum modules? Is the Hitec modules 2048 resolution like the Futaba? Link to any more info.?
    No problems using modules in a 9C set on PPM (PCM is proprietary to each individual brand on other frequencies).
    Present resolution is 1024 (few users would be able to truthfully distinguish between that at 2048.)
    Further in formation
    Hitec RCD Spectra 2.4Ghz Module FCC Approval with Internal and External Photographs & Manual and the extensive thread before and after that post.
    Spectra 2.4/Optima 7 Combo
    Hitec RCD Product Detailed Catalogue 2009

    Regards
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    I didn't overlook the post. I saw the last post but didn't understand that was the link to the manual. It looked like gibberish to me. I figured the link would go to someplace on Hitec's site.
    Didn't mean to ruffle any feathers.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Would this module work with any of the JR radios? If so, which ones? The price is just unbelievable!!!

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    Module and Receiver manuals:

    http://www.hitecrcd.com/product_file...2.4_Manual.pdf
    http://www.hitecrcd.com/product_file...679_Manual.pdf

    Aurora manual: http://www.hitecrcd.com/product_file...a_9_manual.pdf

    No, this module will only work with Hitec and some Futaba radios like the 9C that use a similar size module.

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    RE: Hitec 2.4Ghz Module/RX combo arrival

    I hope the nine channel receivers get here before Christmas. I've already written a letter to the North Pole.


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