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Old 07-02-2015, 06:33 PM
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I am getting back into RC and am trying to use as much of my old equipment as possible. I am using an old Futaba FM radio and want to teach my son to fly. I have some old Futaba AM radios. I was wondering if I could use one of those as a buddy box tethered to my FM Futaba? If so, how? If not, what options do you recommend on a budget?

Futaba FM is a TX6A
Futaba AM is FP-T4NBL
Old 08-22-2015, 12:23 PM
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Sorry no one has replied. Did you resolve this? I would think any Futaba to Futaba round plug buddy cord would work. Note that only one of the radios actually transmits.
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Please don't use any AM radios.....you will lose an airplane.....too much interference.
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I believe the intent was to use the AM radio as a buddy box, not to fly the plane.

I flew a glider on an AM radio for years with no problems.
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Originally Posted by Hircflyer
Please don't use any AM radios.....you will lose an airplane.....too much interference.
I used an AM radio up until recently...sold it because I wanted computer mixing. Never had any hits on it! I DID flying FM a few times. Prob depends on what's near you. 2.4 is the best, but we spent many hours in the air with confidence on AM band... (FM too...PCM was terrific!)

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