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Old 07-01-2022, 01:56 PM
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How many channels does my transmitter need to fully operate an Airwolf. Iím currently about to start a new project building a T. rex 550 and a funkey Airwolf fuselage. Need a new transmitter and not sure of minimum channels needed what with mechanics and retracts. Thanks in advance
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You need the basic 5-6 channels to fly a helicopter. Add wheel retracts to that, then on an Airwolf,if you want the rockets to move into the fuselage, and the machine guns to retract into the winglets, you are talking maybe 3 more channels, but some of those "movements" can be "slaved" to the same channel. We are talking about 7 to 9 channels. The more "channels" a radio has the more programming flexibility is built into the software. When i started flying RC in general and helicopters specifically, i was told buy as much radio as you can afford. I started 25+ years ago with a 6 channel radio and quickly upgraded to a 8 channel radio and now i have several radios including 8, 9 and 10 channel radios.

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Old 07-29-2022, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Boobles69 View Post
How many channels does my transmitter need to fully operate an Airwolf. Iím currently about to start a new project building a T. rex 550 and a funkey Airwolf fuselage. Need a new transmitter and not sure of minimum channels needed what with mechanics and retracts. Thanks in advance
Get something "OpenTX-based" and you'll never need to worry about "not enough channels" again...

A simple Taranis or such gets you at least 16 channels and more if you need them.

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