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11-30-2005 02:05 AM  12 years agoPost 1
ERAUEAGLE

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I have a 9 channel futaba pcm weighing 36 grams, and the electron 6 weigh 17 grams, but is there enough room for the 9 channel, does anyone else use them, this is a stupid qestion sorta, but I was just wondering, since I already have the 9 channel. I mean the weight wouldn't matter too much, right...
Travis

Yea, I see you know everything but can see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch????

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11-30-2005 02:29 AM  12 years agoPost 2
tnorris

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Hico, Texas

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I have the electron 6 in my T-Rex and it works great. I even use them in my glo planes and foamies. I am not sure why you would want to use a 9ch receiver unless you just do not want to spend the extra money on a new receiver. The weight of the bigger receiver will not hurt you all that much, at least not for sport flying. Your motor will work a little harder and the heli may not be as "aerobatic" as it would be with a lighter setup. On the possitive side, with it being heavier, it should be a little more stable, especially ouside when it is windy.

Travis

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11-30-2005 02:59 AM  12 years agoPost 3
34ford

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North Carolina

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I have a Electron 6 also in my rex and the only reason you would need more than 6 channels I think would be if your using them to turn on a onboard camera or maybe some leds. You rex would be fine with the 9 channel, if you have the room.

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Dennis

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11-30-2005 03:17 AM  12 years agoPost 4
nojohnny101

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10 miles north of Cincy, OHIO

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hey
using the electron 6 here.....no glitches and flying great


the hi-tec electron 6 channel reciever is pretty popular....it working great and costing not that much

Thanks
~Will~

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11-30-2005 04:50 AM  12 years agoPost 5
crcflyer14

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dallas

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but the futaba pcm 146 is about the same money and it is pcm. BEST hands down

chad

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11-30-2005 04:59 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Super Phreek

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I have been runnning a Futaba R146i also, I love the little bugger.

Derek

Is that a 6s 5000 in your pocket,
or are you just happy to see me?

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11-30-2005 05:07 AM  12 years agoPost 7
turboomni

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using the electron 6 here.....no glitches and flying great
I have seen so many posts about the Electron 6 having glitches etc.
I am using the E6 with no problems with a whip Ant.
I think most of peoples problems is poor setup of wiring and location of components. Many times what they see of setups in magazine reviews is not good,,although pretty is not good for good performance.
I think the Electron 6 is a great rx. \
Not the question but was agreeing with Nojohnny
Why do you need a 9 channel?

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11-30-2005 02:40 PM  12 years agoPost 8
whirlyspud

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I tend to agree with what you said about setup and placement, but at the same time, I mounted a 146 in the same spot as the hitech, with the antenna routed the same way, and the minor glitching i was seeing with the electron was gone.

I think the electron is a pretty good rx. But I like the 146 much better.

Mike

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11-30-2005 03:19 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Super Phreek

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I tend to agree with what you said about setup and placement, but at the same time, I mounted a 146 in the same spot as the hitech, with the antenna routed the same way, and the minor glitching i was seeing with the electron was gone.
One thing that needs to be realized; PCM receivers will cover up minor glitching. This is due to the error checking processes that occur when the signal is decoded. There is a lot of people that would run an FM receiver to confirm there are no issues then go to a PCM. The reason I like running PCM is the ability to have a failsafe setup for an extra measure of safety.

There are 2 schools of thought when it comes to running FM vs PCM. The FM sides say the glitching will tell them there are issues, bring in to land. Problem with that is if the glitching is severe, or if someone manages to step on your channel, you could lose complete control and the heli will start to do it's own thing. With PCM, all control is lost but it goes to a failsafe mode (if set properly). This could mean a instant crash. Usually though the lock-out is for an "instant" where one can still land though.

I prefer losing the heli in a crash then someone getting hurt.

Derek

Is that a 6s 5000 in your pocket,
or are you just happy to see me?

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11-30-2005 03:30 PM  12 years agoPost 10
whirlyspud

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I've been running pcm since the days of 512. I prefer it in all cases, but thats just me.

Mike

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11-30-2005 03:39 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Super Phreek

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I feel the same way Mike. PCM is a lot better than a standard FM receiver.


Derek

Is that a 6s 5000 in your pocket,
or are you just happy to see me?

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11-30-2005 03:53 PM  12 years agoPost 12
Rickenbacker

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Örebro, Närke - Sweden

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I use a PPM MZK Sexta, which is a czech (I think ) Berg clone. Works just great, even where I see some interference with lesser receivers I hardly ever see any with this little thing.

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11-30-2005 08:18 PM  12 years agoPost 13
radobahn

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Orting, WA

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JR R770 PCM for anything important.. which includes my Trex. And I use the R700 FM on foamies/parkflyers, never had a problem with any of them.

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11-30-2005 09:31 PM  12 years agoPost 14
Gary Hoorn

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I believe his original question was "Can I use the 9 channel Rx that I currently have?" To answer that question I fly one of my TRex's with a 148DP PCM Rx that weighs about 28 grams or so. A friend of mine flies his with his 14Z and that Rx is large! With a decent motor a few extra grams are nothing to worry about.
If you are in the market for a Rx for the TRex many of us here in this area are using the Futaba 146ip PCM Rx with good results.
Gary

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11-30-2005 09:45 PM  12 years agoPost 15
ERAUEAGLE

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Embry-Riddle @ Prescott

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Allright, and I guess if it is too much weight, which I couldn't imagine why, then I could take the case off or something.
Does anyone know what reciever erich stolz is using in his trex, since he flies with the 14mz?

Yea, I see you know everything but can see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch????

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11-30-2005 11:10 PM  12 years agoPost 16
Kevino_heli_man

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Not to contradict your little statement but you can hover a helicopter upside down, they now have collective pitch props that allow for the planes to hover prop down. Just to let you know
P.S. Here is a link to a video of a plane hovering prop down.
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/evp.htm

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11-30-2005 11:19 PM  12 years agoPost 17
Kevino_heli_man

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12-01-2005 02:21 AM  12 years agoPost 18
tnorris

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Hico, Texas

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How did this topic get so far off base. Like Gary siad, the original question was whether or not you could use the 9ch that you currently have. The easy answer is yes you most certainaly can. If you do not like the way it fly's with it, then change it. It is really that simple.

Happy flying
Travis

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12-01-2005 02:27 AM  12 years agoPost 19
hpilotrc

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NY--->>Mooresville, NC USA 8/2005

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electron 6 vs FUTABA R146iP

If you are using a Futaba PCM Transmitter there is only one receiver to use with a TRex.......

Futaba R146iP

I used to use the glitchy Hitec Electron 6 and finally picked up the Futaba.
The glitches are now gone and you actually can enjoy flying the heli.

Michael

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12-01-2005 03:37 AM  12 years agoPost 20
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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I'm sure the Futaba PCM RX is better than a Electron 6 for sure but If I were to use one I would do what has been said before. Use the FM to workout all the bugs for no glitches THEN add the PCM for piece of mind. I wouldn't just go to a PCM to mask a bad setup is all.

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