RCU Review: Hitec Electron 6

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    Contributed by: Mike Buzzeo | Published: November 2002 | Views: 18562 | email icon Email this Article | PDFpdf icon
    Hitec RCD
    Review by Mike Buzzeo (MinnFlyer)

    Product Summary
    Hitec RCD
    Product Name
    6 Channel-dual conversion micro FM receiver

    Hitec has unveiled it's newest aircraft receiver, the ELECTRON 6 Micro FM!

    The ELECTRON 6 is a 6 channel dual conversion receiver that tips the scales at a scant 17grams (.6 oz.)! And of course, Hitec delivers it in two versions (positive & negative shift) making it compatible with Hitec/Futaba, or Airtronics/JR. It's the perfect solution to your light-weight projects that demand a superior receiver.

    How do they do it?

    Hitec combines a totally new RF circuitry with state of the art light weight composite materials to bring you a package that is as light as it is reliable. When I spoke with Hitec about the ELECTRON 6 they were very excited indeed. For years, Hitec has brought outstanding products to the R/C community, but in their words, "This is the culmination of years worth of extensive R&D and we believe that our expectations have not only been met, they have been surpassed". Hitec further claims, that like all of their receivers, the ELECTRON 6 can accept any 11-60 channel Hitec dual conversion crystal without re-tuning.

    The Electron is also a full range receiver unlike some of the smaller park flyer rx's. Even though it is small and light there is no loss of range with the Electron so you can be confident flying much further out then is possible with some of the mini rx's on the market.

    Tell me more!

    The receiver came nicely packaged in a 4 color printed box. When I first opened it, I couldn't believe that what I was holding was a 6 channel FM receiver. It weighed so little! I got the Futaba version and immediately went to work installing it into my 112" Multiplex R/C "Kranich".

    I used channel 5 for Flaps, and channels 1 and 6 for ailerons. I was using a Futaba T6AX with 7 S3103 servos and a 4.8v battery pack. Out at the field, with the antenna collapsed, I could walk about 60 yards away before any sign of a glitch (great in my book!). Take off was uneventful, as was the entire flight. In fact, the ELECTRON 6 performed flawlessly throughout 5 flights that day. I am truly amazed that RCD could deliver so much in such a small package!

    6 Channel dual conversion FM
    1+ Mile / 1.6 Km or more
    Operating Voltage
    4.8 - 6 Volts DC
    Current Drain
    19 mA +/- 3.0 mA
    Size (LxWxH)
    1.8"x 0.9"x 0.6" / 45 x 23 x 15 mm
    Weight (w/case)
    0.6 ounce / 17 grams
    Weight (w/o case)
    0.46 ounce / 13 grams


    Hitec has another winner on their hands. This receiver is so light and compact that it should fit any 6 channel application you can think of!

    For more information on Hitec RCD, please check their website at www.hitecrcd.com.

    Manufacturer & Distributor Information

    Hitec RCD
    12115 Paine St.
    Poway, CA 92064

    Phone: 858-748-6948

    Website: www.hitecrcd.com

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