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Old 08-30-2011, 05:46 AM
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Default RE: Another 72 mhz. vs 2.4 question

ORIGINAL: BuschBarber

ORIGINAL: flyerdave

I have a futaba 9CAP that I have been flying on 72 mhz for 8 years and I have NEVER even had a glitch with this radio.I am about to fly my new 35% aeroworks extra 300 and a few of the guys at the field are telling me that I have a far greater chance of getting shot down with the 72 mhz than the 2.4. I understand that the 2.4 is the best thing out there and I don't want to risk a $3000 airplane any more than the next guy, but I do wonder if the 72 mhz on PCM is that vulnerable. I know that if I want to take it to a major fly-in that I will be required to be on 2.4. At that time I will make the decision of a TM-8 module or maybe even go out and buy a new 10C system.Do you guys think that it is that risky to still use the 72 mhz technology?
Thanks for your imput.
I still fly 72Mhz and 2.4, but I prefer 2.4. I just need one more 2.4 Rx, then Bye Bye 72.

If you plan on buying new, the 8FG supports 14 Channels and blows away the 10.

72Mhz is becoming more of a risk, with the glut of older 72 stuff for sale cheap.
Keep in mind that if you opt for the 2.4 module, for your 9CAP, it becomes an 8 channel for 2.4.

Also, we have had a number of instances where newbies to RC ground vehicles have been buying used higher end 72Mhz radios because they are cheap and then operating them near where people fly on 72Mhz. It is a myth to believe that you are safer on 72Mhz because pilots are switching to 2.4.