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Old 08-13-2006, 08:05 PM
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I have a 6xa radio that needs the elevator-flap mix switch replaced and also the trims on the throttle and rudder repaired. It is approx 7-9 yrs old so out of warranty. Can you tell me from experience whether to send it to futaba for repair or an independent such as radio south. Please tell me of experiences or any other reputable repair centers. Thanks
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I've had nothing but excellent service from Futaba and Hitec on repairs.
Sometimes with no charge for the service.
Never tried Radio South.
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I have had great luck with Dave at D&M Electronics.
He offers FAST service at reasonable prices.
I have sent him a couple of Futaba radios for repair.
Also, when I buy a used radio, I send it to him to check it out and make sure it is tuned and working properly.
He is a world class 3D helicopter pilot and he is fun to talk with.
Here is his web site: http://www.dnmelectronics.com/
Doug
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Thank for the advice. I have emailed both for a preliminary estimate .
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I pack up the broken stuff, tell what I think is wrong, give them my VISA number and say.. "Fix it".
It saves a little back and forthing with estimates and approvals, since I want the stuff fixed.
The last time I did that, a transmitter and 3 receivers were fixed -at no charge- at Hitec.

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