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72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

Old 09-07-2010, 08:24 AM
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Default 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

Ok Warbird guys im posting this pole for a little research.

Are you running 72mzh TX or 2.4?

I am not trying to determine what is better. I would just like to see the numbers.
Old 09-07-2010, 08:40 AM
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Default RE: 72MZh or 2.4 Which are you flying?

Both
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Default RE: 72MZh or 2.4 Which are you flying?

Updated the pole sorry for the oversite.
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Default RE: 72MZh or 2.4 Which are you flying?

Both, for my Parkflier foamy crap I use a 72 because I have a lot of spares laying around.


For anything important, I use 2.4.
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Default RE: 72MZh or 2.4 Which are you flying?

seeing as this is R/CUniverse, and there are plenty from other than america, could you include some other frequences, then we can all play? mine are 35mhz, and 2.4, ifly both, but am switching to 2.4 gradually, have you all found your gear is as dropped substantially in vlaue now 2.4 is here?
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Default RE: 72MZh or 2.4 Which are you flying?

Im still all 72 right now but realize that I will have to make the jump to 2.4 at some point if I want to fly at a larger gathering of warbirds that is not held at my home field.
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seeing as this is R/CUniverse, and there are plenty from other than america, could you include some other frequences, then we can all play? mine are 35mhz, and 2.4, i fly both, but am switching to 2.4 gradually, have you all found your gear is as dropped substantially in vlaue now 2.4 is here?
Lean somthing new everyday.
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Default RE: 72MZh or 2.4 Which are you flying?

I hate impounding my tx. That alone is enough to be on 2.4
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I hate impounding my tx. That alone is enough to be on 2.4
2.4 does fix that problem.
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

hey you left out ham band thats all i use
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hey you left out ham band thats all i use
WOW im getting an eye opener on the TX that are around.
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I still run both...about 60% converted to Airtronics 2.4. I find it funny how I find myself being lazy and wimpering about impounding my 72 Meg Tx.....and I have been doing it for 25+ years[sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif]. But, it sure is nice to just head to the flight line and fly with 2.4 (new form of spoiled).

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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

both
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

72 ONLY!
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I`m still in 72mhz and will stay there until there is no more stories of 2.4 lock outs. A flier at my field lost 2 large warbirds this summer on 2.4. Said he had no control. Now this is a very good flyer , a master at flying warbirds. Same with some jet guys.
Never like the fail safe idea, never used it. I saved my birds a few times from crashing from radio interference . I like to still have control through all the erratic movements. Now I thought 2.4 was to make things fail proof. What would cause 2.4 transmissions to freeze or lock out? From what I understand 2.4 was suppose to be immune to EMF noise and all that nasty stuff thats why its the frequency of choice at the major events.
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I`m still in 72mhz and will stay there until there is no more stories of 2.4 lock outs. A flier at my field lost 2 large warbirds this summer on 2.4. Said he had no control. Now this is a very good flyer , a master at flying warbirds. Same with some jet guys.
Never like the fail safe idea, never used it. I saved my birds a few times from crashing from radio interference . I like to still have control through all the erratic movements. Now I thought 2.4 was to make things fail proof. What would cause 2.4 transmissions to freeze or lock out? From what I understand 2.4 was suppose to be immune to EMF noise and all that nasty stuff thats why its the frequency of choice at the major events.
Many of the horror stories you refer too is caused by a "brown out" That is caused by drawing more servo power than the battery has and it then drops in voltage and the receiver will brown out due to lack of power. the way to prevent it is to use 6v or a 2 cell lipo with bec.

I fly 2.4 on 4.8volts all the time but I am NOT running high amp servos or a large quantities of servos. My GS gas airplane only has six servos and one channel is only used to kill the motor. So I am not concerned. I load test my battery after each flight and if I am concerned I put the battery on the charger.
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I think 72MZH is ok. And i only have 72. Here in the place where I live, there is only me who fly areoplanes. So there is no need fo me to warry worry about being same with the other people. And 72 serves very well. Is there anyone who could tell the advantages of 2.4???
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I will always be loyal to the proven, tried and true 72.


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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

It ain't broke so I stay at 72. I have eigth receivers with my Multiplex. That would be some $$$$ to switch. When forced I will go with Weatronics for my radio.
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

The numbers are very interesting so far. I must admit it is an eye opener about 2.4 not taking over completely as i thought. I put an expiration date on the pole for September 30 this should give me a fair data sample to look at. I would like to thank all that participate in this pole.
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I have to agree with Carl Becker 100%. I've flown on 72 for a good many years without a problem and I have a fair investment wrapped up in it now. Besides, with all the guys flying 2.4 the wait for the frequency pin is a non-issue. But, hey, that's just me.

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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I agree with the 72 meg still being good. It is like Nicad batteries to me. They both have been around for ever and have always worked, just like my favorite bang for the buck engine the G-62. What I am doing is as I build and aquire new airplanes, I am installing 2.4, knowing that 72 meg is going away. Many fly-ins are beginning to go with 2.4 only, which, while I disagree with, is another reason for me converting. Plus, I can still sell the 72 megs for a small return. Eventually they will be worthless and you will not be able to give them away. Taht is the quandry we are in.

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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I am still mostly flying on 36Mhz which is the Australian equivilent to 72Mhz in the USA.

My reason are -

1) Can't afford a decent 2.4 system.

2) Don't have any problems using 36Mhz at this stage. ( I rarely fly at crowded fields though )

3) Still hear about too many problems with binding, lock outs, brown outs etc.

I am using a 2.4 system that came with a cheap electric foam P-47, so far so good.
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I'm still 72, but will be switching when the price and options get right..  At our field there is only liike five that are still on 72 and it's a fair size club.
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Default RE: 72MZh, 2.4 Which are you flying?

I fly both though that will change later as I convert my futaba 9c to 2.4.I already fly my majority of planes on my 7c 2.4...is it necessary ??where I fly likley not but when you buy new I want the latest technology..I had a spectrum but that was not a reliable system and two crashed planes in less than 10 minutes convinced me to return to futaba.but as for 2.4 anyone starting out I always advise to buy 2.4..as for analog it works and its no problem then fly it cause as they say "if it aint broke don't fix it"

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