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Old 08-22-2011, 09:44 AM
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Hey everyone. I have a Futaba T7cap transmitter. I would like to upgrade it to a 2.4 ghz. What is the best product out there to do it with. I have multiple airplanes and receivers, would it be best to just stay as I am or upgrade. I have seen the conversions in the Model Aviation mag. I really don't fly with a lot of people since we don't have a flying field. I always fly at Gary Wards airstrip here in my hometown of Lincolnton Ga. So are the benefits of 2.4 ghz really beneficial to me?
Old 08-22-2011, 09:53 AM
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:08 AM
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There isn't an upgrade to a 7C transmitter that is not already on the 2.4 GHz system. You would need to re-work the internals of the transmitter. The cost to perform such an upgrade would exceed the cost of a new unit. It would actually cost you less and be easier to just purchase a new transmitter.
Old 08-23-2011, 05:05 AM
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Going to the 2.4GHz band isn't just about frequency issues, it's about control response from the model which is MUCH faster than your old system. If you like your current radio, perhaps looking into a new Futaba 2.4GHz 7C radio would be the best option? It's got some features your current radio doesn't have like support for dual elevator servos as well as being faster.
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....I really don't fly with a lot of people since we don't have a flying field. .......
Flying at a field with NO FREQUENCY CONTROL is where the 2.4 systems SHINE! Stress free flying even at a frequency-controlled airfield is worth the price to me.I won't even go into the details of resolution and latency as those factors although measurable, are barely percievable by the weekend flyer. Different manufacturers have different features, like Model Match, Servo Sync, Servos that can be connected in series, ect. So find the best system that works for you. If you have been a Futaba person for several years, you might find the transition to Futaba 2.4 easier than the transition to any other brand.

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Hey everyone. I have a Futaba T7cap transmitter. I would like to upgrade it to a 2.4 ghz. What is the best product out there to do it with. I have multiple airplanes and receivers, would it be best to just stay as I am or upgrade. I have seen the conversions in the Model Aviation mag. I really don't fly with a lot of people since we don't have a flying field. I always fly at Gary Wards airstrip here in my hometown of Lincolnton Ga. So are the benefits of 2.4 ghz really beneficial to me?
Futaba, JR/Spektrum, Hitec, Airtronics, all offer quality 2.4 systems. There are others, of course, such as inexpensive brands from Hobby King, etc.. The Hitec Aurora 9 supports both Hitec 2.4 and Hitec/Futaba 72Mhz, which would allow you to use your existing 72Mhz Futaba Rx's with the A9, as well.

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