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Forum: The Clubhouse
06-13-2004, 09:26 PM
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A Big Thumbs-Up for Tower Hobbies

I want to give Tower Hobbies a vote of confidence for service !
In late May 2004 I purchased a Tower Hobbies 40 MKII Trainer ARF so I could begin to teach my 8 1/2 year old grand son and 11 year...
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RE: Txmtr vs. Recvr compatibility?

There are several things I would consider in a situation like this. Do I need more features that my old transmitter will provide ? more channels, computer functions for more versatility ? or do I...
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RE: Txmtr vs. Recvr compatibility?

The Tower rx is essentially a Futaba 127DF rx which responds to a negative shift FM signal from the tx. In the USA Futaba (and Hitec) tx's generate a FM (PPM) signal which is a negative shift,...
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? concerning tower servos

I have actually taken the Tower label off and right there is the Futaba label and model S3003 !
I have used quite a few of these; no problems.
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airtronics rd 8000 CHARGING

JR transmitter charge plugs are OPPOSITE polarity from Airtronics, Futaba, and Hitec. To address your other question, you can fast charge the battery in place in the transmitter ... I have always...
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Views: 384
Posted By aksmithrc

Do you have to use all one brand radio parts?

You can mix things just fine like you are thinking about. You can even use aftermarket rx's (FMA and HITEC produce excellent rx's) and servos (again, HITEC markets fine servos). Just make sure the...
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Posted By aksmithrc

Beginner Radio

The Airtronics RD6000 is an excellent entry-level computer radio. It is super simple to program and when you get into glo powered models you will appreciate having "more" radio. Excellent rf link...
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Who sells 4.8v regulators

MAXX Products sells 6.0 volt regulators also; I am currently using one of theirs.
www.maxxprod.com
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Where to buying a crystal for hitec focus 4?

It is not legal, under FCC regulations, to change crystals in transmitters without retuning the tx (which requires the proper licensing); the transmitter needs to be returned to the manufacturer's...
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With shift change TX do RX crystals have to be same brand?

If the Futaba rx is on channel 17 and your RD 6000 is on channel 17, you don't even need to THINK about changing crystals. Strato911 is right-on about crystals matching mfg. and the legalities of...
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eBay Idiots & Airtronics RX Active Channels

I really hate to see large groups of people lumped together and referred to in any derogatory manner (eBay Idiots); I KNOW FOR A FACT that IS NOT TRUE of all eBay seller. I am not even sure that 40%...
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Airtronics Infinity 660

I have used two Infinity 660's since the early 90's; never had a problem with either and have replaced the battery in the battery holder for both of them (one, two times); no discharge problems here....
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Burn In

We have been doing that with computers for years; burning in a group of 20 or so new cpu's at a time before they were configured and put out for use. We caught some bad ones that way and found very,...
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FMA Receiver?

I have used several FMA rx's beginning with the time Fred Marks began his business. I have used the original Interceptor (8 channel), a 8 channel Quantum, and a M-5 Micro; everyone of my FMA rx's...
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Crystal "ReInstall"

What is ILLEGAL is changing the transmitter from ONE channel (frequency) to a DIFFERENT channel (frequency).
I am wondering why would you even take a crystal out just to re-insert it anyway;...
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Must receiver freq. equal crystal freq?

If the tx is on ch 27 and they sent you a ch 21 crystal for the rx...you won't have to worry about range problems...IT WILL NOT WORK at all !!!
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Radio Receiver Compatability - Airtronics

Sorry for the wrong number....92765 is correct...must have been thinking of servos to get the 94....
If the SERVOS have the "Z" connector just remember that the negative (will be outside black wire)...
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Posted By aksmithrc

Radio Receiver Compatability - Airtronics

You should have no problem using the older FM (PPM) rx's (like the 94765 6 channel, etc.)
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servo ratings

Here you go: it may not go back far enough for some older models for you, but LOTS of servo specs here for all mfgs.
http://www.fatlion.com/sailplanes/servochart.html
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Horrible Futaba Service Experience

It is time this entire thread ENDED !!
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will airtronics rx handle 6 volts

YES, Airtronics rx's WILL handle 6.0 volts (a 5-cell pack); some say you might notice some servo jitter with the pack coming off a fresh charge and a voltage regulator would help there. I have flown...
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72 Mhz Low band vs High band?

Yes, that is a low band Futaba; if you use an aftermarket rx with it (Hitec or FMA) all you need is the matching (Hitec / FMA) ch 23 crystal...no worry about hi / lo band. The hi / lo band only...
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Transmiter gets warm

Futabas get warm just like all others ! Believe it.
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Posted By aksmithrc

Airtronics RD8000 info:

Hey, Clint
I am an Airtronics Stylus flier who came over from Infinity 660...I LOVE the 50 model memory card feature of the Stulus; I got frustrated with the only four model memory in the Infinity. ...
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Views: 816
Posted By aksmithrc

Question about receiver for futaba

If you only need FM (PPM NOT PCM) buy a better receiver , maybe even for less money...get a HITEC or FMA FM rx for operation with Futaba. With the HITEC / FMA one doesn't need to worry about high or...
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