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Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

Old 05-29-2008, 04:56 AM
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Default Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

Just got my hands on a nice 9z, i currently have a heli 9c. Im going to sell one which one should I keep, I know the 9z isnt sold anymore(just recently). But i know it has alot of heli stuff in it and still uses moduel system. Ideas?
Old 05-29-2008, 02:50 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

There's a pretty steep learning curve on the 9z and while there's some things it does that the 9c doesn't, most of us dont use the things the 9c doesn't use.

I'd personally keep the 9c, which is also module based so its upgradeable to 2.4ghz as well.

They are both good radios though.
Old 05-29-2008, 04:24 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

I like my 9CH (still on FM though)
Old 05-29-2008, 10:27 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

I have a Futaba 9Z WC1 version. I love the radio but I was running into range issues when I started to fly
planes. I also replaced the battery once because I didn't get very long battery life. I eventually modified the
original battery to accept lipo power and it seams to last forever now.

I have never owned a 9C but I was looking at them when they came out. Give both radios a try and see
which one works best for your applications.
Old 05-30-2008, 05:40 AM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

I have the 9zW2, and a 9c super, was going to sell one, to make up some money on the deal i just bought. They are both great radios, just was wondering which is better.
Old 05-31-2008, 11:30 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

I just bought a 9C back in February and absolutely love it. I guess I'm biased. Many pilots at my field say the 9C is an excellent radio.
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

Well the 9z is better but not by much and the 9c is easier to use.
Old 06-01-2008, 07:43 AM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

I just got to decide whcih one to sell
Old 06-01-2008, 07:47 AM
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I think the 9z might be a good sell for someone that has one already and looking for a backup.
Old 06-02-2008, 11:13 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

Sell them both and get a X9303 !
Old 06-03-2008, 05:41 AM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

ouch!!!, i do have a dx7 now also
Old 06-03-2008, 05:47 PM
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thats a good reply! Futaba is playing games with dropping current series, and replacing them with double the price stuff, If i was starting out again, it would NOT be futaba!

Bruce
Old 06-04-2008, 05:11 AM
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Default RE: Futaba 9Z vrs. 9C

humm? so what im hearing is use the dx7? Is that good enought for copters?

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