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Receiver for Indoor???

Old 12-17-2005, 09:33 PM
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I am new to indoor flight and I currently have only two questions. One, last week I was flying indoors with a Hi-Tech Feather Lit receiver (Rx) and I had several hits. The plan would dive down unexpectedly, in random places it seemed. There were other people flying at the same time, but their channels weren't even close to mine. So, is this typical for this receiver?

The other question has to do with channel selection. On Tower Hobbies web site, under some Futaba micro receivers listings, they do nit recommend going below Channel 16, and it just so happens that I am flying on Channel 14. Now I am not using the Futaba micro receiver that warns against that, it just made me think that maybe lower channels are more prone to interference. I was wondering if anyone has experienced more or less interference between channels (i.e. from 14 versus 26)?

Thanks for any help
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I switched mine out to dual conversion... hits still happen.. Gyms with lots of radios, no matter what channel are tough...

I had been using GWS single conversion Rx's flying outside and never had a problem, but as soon as I went indoors.. it was tough...
switched to an FMA M5 dual conversion Rx, and still get hits every once and a while, but they are few and far between
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Hits can happen on any rx. I flew indoors last year and I had a lot of hits with the old cirrus rx that is similar to the hitec feather. I'd look at buying a new rx. I only use the jr R610ul's and I've never had any problems. JR does make a new rx that is made to work with hitec or futaba but you have to use jr's crystals and unfortunately jr's channels start at 15 and go to 60. As far as being on channel 14 or being in the higher numbers it really doesn't matter. It all depends on the RF that just happens to be going though the air.


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