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    Transmitter question

    I fly planes. I'm wanting to get into Sailboats mainly becuase it just looks cool. I have a Hitech Aurora 9 and I am just wondering if it will work. I know as far as number of channels it's overkill, butI don't want to buy another transmitter. It just seems like a waste of money since I already have a nice transmitter to buy another one.

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    RE: Transmitter question

    I have an Aurora 9, too.
    It will work ok.
    I also use the Graupner MC-19.

    Although a better way to go is to buy a used Graupner MC-19 40MHz radio and convert it to 2.4GHz HiTec transmitter. This allows you to have marine computer programming and full telemetry of your electronic equipment. The Graupner radio also has aircraft and land vehicle programming.

    Single transmitter COMPUTER-SYSTEM mc-19
    4-language menu. Micro-computer radio control system for 10 control functions (SPCM) (PPM 24: 12 control functions) 4 multi-function menus: Fixed-wing, Helicopter, Boat and Car/Truck.
    35 MHz Ref. N°.4821.77
    35 MHz-B Ref. N°.4821.77.B
    40 MHz Ref. N°.4827.77
    41 MHz Ref. N°.4827.41.77
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    GRAUPNER again sets new standards in High-End radio control technology. World´s first: four-language dialogue menu (German, English, French, Italian). 12 control functions. Simplified assignment of sticks, external switches, proportional controls and trim levers as control functions, multi-function boat / car transmitter without additional external switches or switch modules. Update-capable operating system for a future-proof transmitter. Ultra-Speed Low-Power Single-Chip Micro-Computer, 256 kByte (2Mbit) flash memory, 16 kByte (128 kbit) RAM, 73 ns operating cycle! With integral high-speed precision A/D converter. 3D Rotary Encoder in conjunction with four programming buttons for accurate settings and superb programming convenience. 20 model memories. High-resolution MULTI-DATA GRAPHIC LCD screen ensures accurate monitoring and precise graphic display of curves and characteristic lines. CONVENIENT MODE SELECTOR for easy switching between stick modes 1 - 4 (e.g. throttle right / throttle left). 4 selectable modulation types. SPCM 20 Super-PCM modulation with high system resolution of 1024 steps per control function. For the following receivers: smc-14, smc-19, smc-20, smc-19 DS, smc-20 DS, smc-20 DSYN PCM 20 PCM with system resolution of 512 steps per control function. For the following receivers: mc-12, mc-20, DS 20 mc PPM 18 The most widespread standard transmission method (FM and FMSSS). For the following receivers: C 8 FM, C 12, C 16, C 17, C 19, DS 18, DS 19, DS 20, and the following miniature receivers: XP 10, XP 12 FM, XN 12, XM 16, R 600, R 700, C 6 FM PPM 24 12 control functions are possible with the DS 24 FM S receiver, one of them (freely selectable) as an integral ]Nautic switch module. In this case a module, Order Ref. N°. 4159, is required at the receiver end. At the transmitter all the controls which can be connected can be used to control up to 8 switched functions, i.e. switches, trim switches, sticks and auxiliary analogue controls connected to inputs 5 - 10. Two additional Nautic transmitter modules (Order Ref. N°. 4108 or 4141) can also be installed and operated with the corresponding receiver modules (Order Ref. N°. 4159 or 4142). Even in this configuration there are still 9 functions freely available: normally 1 for steering, 1 for forward / reverse speed, and a further 7 functions for any auxiliary functions you wish. They can be operated using either stick functions including trim, or stick functions and trims as separate (analogue) functions, or analogue inputs (inputs 5 - 10 / switches). This maximum set-up provides 24 reversible switched functions + 2 standard control functions + 7 free function channels. 3 freely programmable mixers for fixed-wing model aircraft, helicopters, boats, cars and trucks. 3-point mixers for throttle, collective pitch and tail rotor plus gyro offset adjustment. These settings can be made separately for each flight phase. Fixed-wing / Heli: Dual Rate / Expo for Ch2 - Ch4 (in each case switchable in common for each channel).


    Phase trim for camber-changing flaps, ailerons, elevator, according to model type. Helicopter swashplate mixer for 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-point linkages. Servo travel adjustment for 12 servos, servo reverse, servo centre, servo travel, variable separately for each side of centre. Programmable Fail-Safe for PCM/SPCM. 2 switch-controlled timers, stopwatch, flight time / run time. HELP BUTTON provides valuable information on programming and the currently selected programming menu. Model copy function for all model memories. Comprehensive fixed-wing mixer menu with 12 set-up programs for 2 ailerons and 2 camber-changing flaps (number of servos). Trainer system with total control transfer. Basic fixed-wing model aircraft settings. Motor at Ch1 (idle trim). Tail (type). AIL/FLAP (Ref. N°. of servos). 2nd and 3rd flight phase. Trainer (total control transfer). All adjustments are made at the Teacher transmitter. Basic model helicopter settings. Swashplate type 1 - 4. Rotor direction. Collective pitch min. forward / back. 2nd flight phase + auto-rotation. Trainer (total control transfer). Basic model boat / car settings. An integral Nautic-Expert module can be activated. All physical controls present can be assigned to any function and used to operate up to 8 switched functions, e.g. primary controls, trim switches and stick functions.

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    mc-19 micro-computer transmitter with integral NiMH transmitter battery, transmitter RF module on the appropriate frequency
    Specification
    Transmission system SPCM 20/PCM 20/PPM 18/PPM 24, selectable
    Transmitter RF module Integral (10 kHz spacing 35, 35-B, 40 or 41 MHz bands)
    FMsss T crystals 35 MHz band: channels 61 .... 8035 MHz band: channels 182 .... 19140 MHz band: channels 50 ... 9241 MHz band: channels 400 ... 420
    Channel spacing 10 kHz
    Max. control functions SPCM = 10, PCM = 10, PPM = 9, PPM 24 = 12
    Base unit control functions 6 functions
    Control functions 10, (4 proportional with trims, 6 proportional or switchable) plus 2 software control functions
    Channel pulse width 1.5 ms ± 0.5 ms
    Servo travel resolution SPCM 20: 10-bit (1024 steps), PCM 20: 9-bit (512 steps)
    Temperature range -15  +55°C
    Telescopic aerial 10-section, approx. 1470 mm long
    Operating voltage 9.6 ... 12 V
    Current drain approx. 40 mA (excl. RF module)
    Dimensions approx. 225 x 215 x 70 mm
    Weight approx. 900 g excl. transmitter battery

    Recommended accessories(Please click for description).
    Carbon-transmitter-tray 3093 +Luxury transmitter neckstrap Ref. N°. 71orStandard-neckstrap 1126
    Chargers
    Transmitter charge lead 3022
    Receiver-batteries
    Charge lead for receiver-batteries 3021
    Servo C 577 orOther servos.



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    RE: Transmitter question

    A mate of mine faced a similar dilemma last year.  It was pointed out to him that he could get a cheap basic 2.4GHz TX and RX combo for less than the price of the extra RX for his all-singing, all dancing, all bells and whistles Futaba.  Don't know if this applies equally to Hitech.

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    RE: Transmitter question


    ORIGINAL: mfr02

    A mate of mine faced a similardilemmalast year. It was pointed out to him that he could get a cheap basic 2.4GHz TX and RX combo for less than the price of the extra RX for his all-singing, all dancing, all bells and whistles Futaba. Don't know if this applies equally to Hitech.
    +1


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    RE: Transmitter question

    I use a 60$ spektrum stick 4 channel radio and spektrum waterproof marine rx's in my rg65's.
    Although 22$ HK 6 channel radio would do everything and more than the SPektrum does as it's programmable. I race electric boats with a Pistol TX so I already had the Spektrum stuff. Just needed to add the stick radio
    Your Hitec will be fine for a sailboat.
    That thing listed above is a nice radio but what the hell do you need that for in a 2 channel sailboat? Is it even 2.4?
    I'm personally done with non 2.4 radios after having a tunnel hull race boat hit the bank at full tilt, total loss including a broken outboard lower unit! Never had a glitch with the 2.4 stuff, even the guys running the 15$ 2.4g hk radios are fine.
    Damn huskies ate it!

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    RE: Transmitter question

    My Graupner MC-19 40MHz tx was converted to a HiTec Aurora 9 2.4GHz tx and a HiTec synthesized 75MHz tx. It has a Jeti 3-position switch for changing signals. I use the 2.4GHz tx for aircraft and surface vehicles. The 75MHz tx is used for my submarines.
    The radio has 20 RC model memories and is expandable . The Aurora 9 tx allows the use of telemetry, as well.
    The German radios are the best, but I bought this radio at a very low used price .
    Giovanni


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