Old 10-13-2010, 12:12 AM
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timcat26
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Default RE: what is the best RC transmiter out there?


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I was looking to get either the Dx 8i or something just like it, What other transmitter is good to use?
I would not buy a 2.4 Ghz transmitter that does not employ Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum.

So basically, everything except JR/Spektrum are where you should be looking.

Nothing wrong with the JR/Spektrum stuff except youhave to beware of Rx voltage needs to be above 3.8V at all times or you risk brown out and the reboot on the recievers is longer than everything else out there. reallypoor technology with great marketing.
Even some of the cheap chinese 2.4 radios are way better.
If you really want a JR then get an older PCM type and fit a Corona module. This selects three channels and tries to select then as far apart as possible.
There is also rumour that JR is dropping their 2.4 system is favour of a FHSS system although all indications are that it only hops between two channels where as others hop between up to 36 continuously.

JR needs to get with the program, they and Spektrum are some way behind.
Gosh, how have my planes stayed in the air all this time using a DX6i and a DX7?

Any of the brands recommended will work well for you. I'd suggest, if you're new to 2.4 radios, that you ask around at your field about what others use and are familiar with. This will help you determine what kind of help you can get from a personal experience standpoint from the people you fly with. I went with Spektrum because most of those I fly with use them and could show me the tricks and shortcuts. It's worked out well so far.