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Old 03-24-2007, 06:53 PM
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Hi Guys! I'm and old timer who has done very little RC flying about 30 years ago! I would like to get back into it again and was wondering which Radio Transmitter to get? I want one that will be good for Airplanes and Heli's, basically and around type. Also I want to buy a fairly decent one. I don't want to have to upgrade later. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Default RE: Radio Transmitter Which one?

Well, I really like my JR-9303.
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Check out the Multiplex Evo 9 ....
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Default RE: Radio Transmitter Which one?

How about a Futaba 9CHP? The heli version is preferred by most sailplane pilots.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...highlight=9chp
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I like my JR 8103, but I'm only now kinda learning to program it. If your not digitally adept, then I would find one easier to program.
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The 9303 is WAY easier than the 8103 (though I wouldnt mind picking a used 8103, as its actually a pretty capable radio, and they sell cheap as used) and theres some great manuals you can download for free that give tou some really good shortcuts for programming 6-servo sailplanes.
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Any 6Ch Tx would be ideal, from either Futaba, JR or Hitec.

It depends on how much you want to pay, and how sophisticated you want it to be.
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Birdog:

Your timing could not be better as I used my Fotaba 6 chanel 2.4gn radio for the first time today on my Spirit 100 glider. This glider needs a lot of lift and having a nice new radio also helps. The receiver is tiny and has no outside antenna to get in the way or look sloppy. Also I have two jr radios and they work just fine also a HighTec that is getting kind of old but has given great service. The new 2.4 gh radios have a very quick response time and the Futuba one is changing freques constantly so who is on what channel makes no difference. I never have to ask anybody what channel they are on and a new receiver is about $100 from Tower Hobbies. Go to the Tower Hobbies website and look around. As far as a new plane a good start wold be a electric sailplane about two meters in wingspan with a brushless motor. This will give you plenty of power and some time to make corrections be for it hits the ground. Get some help from a experienced pilot as I did not and spent mucho pesos because of it. Warren
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I too just received my Futaba 6EX 2.4 GHz radio and receiver. I fly at a club where I am the only sailplane. It is an electric, Ray Hayes's XL Big Bird with flaps. I stay up a long time and don't want to tie up a certain channel, so this is why I purchased the 2.4 GHz.
I had a coupon deal ....$30.00 off with a $199.00 purchase or more. This radio, radio battery, and receiver, (nothing else), was $219.99. It ended up costing me $190.00 plus shipping.
I was slightly disappointed in the radio, although for the price....... it will do just fine for me. "CONS": Futaba 6EX .... It does not have an adjustable flap setting knob. It is a toggle switch, and is up or down flaps. (You can set the amount). It has 2 prog. mixes. I put one for flap and elevator. The other I rigged for down flaps about 1/16 to 1/8" for possible attempts at more lift in thermals. I heard this can be done. There is also NO "Radio ON ..LED". Although I do not know much about the Spectrum DX7.... I do think it is a better Radio. "PROS": Futaba 6EX... It can be purchased cheaper because of no servos etc. AND to me..... a BIG plus is the small, one piece, receiver.
It has 2 thin antennas about 6 inches long. ............ lownslo.
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Spektrum DX7
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Deforcer.......... Good thing you cleared up the spelling. No one would have known what I was talking about!..
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Hi Guys! I'm and old timer who has done very little RC flying about 30 years ago! I would like to get back into it again and was wondering which Radio Transmitter to get? I want one that will be good for Airplanes and Heli's, basically and around type. Also I want to buy a fairly decent one. I don't want to have to upgrade later. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
The Spektrum DX7 would be an excellent choice. $339
No channel conflict and full of features. Long range receiver.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=SPM2720

If you want to go the traditional 72 MHz path with a radio with more mixing, consider the Futaba 9C. I fly sailplanes and small electric planes but I go the H, heli, version. Same software just different switch positions:
http://www.servocity.com/html/9ch_super_systems.html

If you need to be a little less expensive, then consider the Hitec Optic 6 - $210
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXPVR5**&P=7

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