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Old 02-08-2003, 07:01 PM
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Hello everyone:
I am new here. Now I am looking for a radio for my first RC plane. my friend told me to find a long range radio but I have no clue how I know the range of the radio.

Also, I saw # of the channel of a radio is from 2-10. What kind of radio I should buy? if my plane requires 6 channel radio. can I buy a 7 channel? because I amlooking for a multi-used radio for my planes in the future then I don't need to spend more money on radio again.

Also plz tell me what brand is good.

I will appreciate for the link f the product.

Thx u guy a lot

SWAT
Old 02-08-2003, 07:22 PM
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go to www.futaba-rc.com...the 9C series radios are good if your looking for a good radio for multiple models...they sell for about $450...and yes you can use up to 9 channels on this or as few as 4 if you want..
Old 02-08-2003, 07:43 PM
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With the exception of radios designed for park fliers, modern radios have a range which exceeds your range of view of the plane (unless you use binoculars). Park flier radios typically have a range of 600 feet. I once read the range of a standard radio is approx 1 mile, but have never been able to confirm it. The farthest a plane ever got away from me about mile, and was nothing more than a dot in the sky.

You can use any system with AT LEAST as many channels as you need. I.E. if you need 4 channels, you can use anything from an inexpensive 4 channel to the highest end unit (24 channels I think).
Old 02-08-2003, 08:26 PM
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btw, what glow plane are the best for beginner?
I know hobby-lobby.com is a good place but I dunno if I shold get a whole kit though

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Old 02-08-2003, 08:40 PM
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXASY0**&P=0

is that the same as
http://www.futaba-rc.com/radios/futj85.html

The box of the radio come with everything I need?

thx u
Old 02-08-2003, 08:42 PM
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there are 4 model
which one I should get?

9CAF, 9CHF, 9CAP, 9CHP ?

thx u
Old 02-08-2003, 09:23 PM
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If you are just starting out, look at the Hitec Flash 5. Great radio for newbies and will not confuse you with all the programming. The Flash 5 will hold up to 5 models which will be great for the trainer through most planes you will move into. I have both the Flash 5 and the Futaba 9CAF and love them both for what they are and can do. The 9C has after market modules to allow up 30+ planes on one radio. This is great until someone has the same channel as you (time sure flies when you synthisize!).
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SWAT i only have one thing to add, when picking your first radio and plane and things, get wiyh an instructor and find out what kind of buddy-box he/she has. from what i have seen here in RCU, radios don't always work together.. spooner

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