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Old 07-21-2003, 02:48 PM
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Hi, I have an Eclispe transmitter and am considering a GV1 but that
needs a few extra channels to be able to select different rotor speeds
from the trannie. Can anyone recommend a good (but not tooooo xxx'y)
transmitter to upgrade to ?

Also, if I change to JR or Futaba, can I keep the same hitec crystals?

Thanks for any help
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As long as your new transmitter is on the same frequency and has the same shift as you old transmitter then your old receivers should work fine. Here in North America Hitec and Futaba are the same shift (negative) and JR and Airtonics are the the same shift (positive). I have read that the shift issue is not a world wide issue so you may be able to choose any transmitter that you like.

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Old 07-21-2003, 07:20 PM
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thanks. Yeah I don't think the phase shift is an issue over here.

What about recommendations for a followup transmitter guys?
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Get a Futaba 9C. Love mine.
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Originally posted by Reeb
What about recommendations for a followup transmitter guys?
Are you trying to fan the flames of holy war?! Most in this hobby are devoted to their personal choice of transmitter and will both reasonably, and often times unreasonably, defend that choice to one and all...

My suggestion is to define the features that you most need or want, and determine which brand that you can get the most local support for, LHS, at the flying field, etc. And finally to quote JR (you have no idea how much this pains me ) put them in your hands "And feel the difference" (This not an endorsement of JR radios on my part ). Each transmitter will feel different and some will be more comfortable in your hands than others. Can you reach the switches by touch, etc... Factor all of these items together and make your decision.
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The Futaba 9C is probably the best affordable transmitter out there for guys that can't throw $1000 into a 9Z.

Futaba transmitters will work with HiTEc recievers but JR wont.

HiTec and Futaba are negative shift whereas JR is positive shift. Doesn't matter weather you're in Sweden or not
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Originally posted by 3DFanatic
Futaba transmitters will work with HiTEc recievers but JR wont.
Sure they will. Here in the states it depends on which shift the Hitec receiver was built for. I use a Hitex receiver with my 8103.

HiTec and Futaba are negative shift whereas JR is positive shift. Doesn't matter weather you're in Sweden or not
Of course it matters where he is. It's only in North America that the phase shift is an issue. In Europe they're all postive phase, and the PPM receivers are interchangeable.
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I stand corrected. Thanks

I have a HiTec Supreme RX that's shift-selectable. Pretty neat.
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well there is a JR PCM 10 going reasonably cheap. It's not the 10X version though - is there a big difference? Is it worth getting the PCM10 for US$600 ?
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I just recently saw one w/ crystal (nothing else) for $200...
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