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12-04-2005 05:12 AM  12 years agoPost 21
docloc

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WI, Osceola

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I like my Airtronics radios. I have a rd6000 super and a RD8000. I use the 6000 for nitros and electrics. No problems with it and it does ccpm, and has PCM also. I am working on setting up a t rex with all the trimmings on it today. All I need is the hs56hb servos to arrive. DOC

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12-04-2005 05:13 AM  12 years agoPost 22
Alan Szabo Sr

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I ditto wakeboarder2342. The RD8000 has more features than you can use for the money. The kids still use the 8000 for a lot of there flying machines.

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12-04-2005 09:51 PM  12 years agoPost 23
turboomni

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[QUOTE] I also like that it will do both positive and negative shift which really helps with reciever selection. [/QUOTE

I didn't know it could do that? So I can run Futaba and JR type recievers? What about PCM? Will it work with a JR or Futaba PCM RX's? Or just the Airtronics pcm's?
I have had my RD8000 for 3 years now and Like it Alot.
I have 4 heli's and 2 planks on it. I bought a 1650 mah NMH TX batt pack from Tower for 30 bucks and can charge it overnight with the stock charger and it'll run for 6 hours. I agree the screen isn't a JR but hell ,I'm too busy looking at my heli when I fly!
Great bang for the buck and real easy to use/setup.

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12-04-2005 10:17 PM  12 years agoPost 24
wakeboarder2342

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yes it will do positive and negative shift so you an use pretty much any FM reciever.

however it will only do airtronics PCM, i guess each company has a differnt way of using PCM so you cannot use any brand rx with another brand tx when using PCM

i have used my rd8000 on a ton of recievers from jr to futaba to gws and other cheap parkfliers.


one question kevino? why would you recommend he buy a futaba 7ch? he already has the rd8000, please enlighten me on exactly what features he will gain to use on his t-rex with the 7 ch over the rd8000?

its comments like his that drive me crazy, dont waste your money on another tx, the rd8000 will do you just fine.

pm me if you need any help setting it up or programming it.

good luck

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12-05-2005 12:57 AM  12 years agoPost 25
willard

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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agree with wakeboarder,

getting a 7chp when you already have an rd8000 is at best a move sideways and it is subjective if it is even a good one.

But you will gain absolutely nothing in terms of increased features, so personally i wouldnt consider it an upgrade, let alone a good value one!

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12-05-2005 07:19 AM  12 years agoPost 26
Par_18

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Union city, CA (SF Bay area)

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Why not look into the hitec optic 6 or the spectra 7? I use the optic 6 with the spectra module which allows me to change to any channel, any shift and it will also work with PCM. The radio cost me $145 brand new and its a great radio. It's easy to use, looks good, well built, all the heli functions you will need, does ccpm with a 5 point curve, tons of adjustments. I think its a great little radio.

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12-05-2005 09:06 AM  12 years agoPost 27
BikeNBoatN

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Santa Ana, CA USA

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Par_18, I also use the Optic6 and agree it's a great Tx, very capable and inexpensive. It's what I would recommend if he had nothing. But since he already has the RD8000 which will work just fine on his TRex, why should he get a 2nd radio if he doesn't actually want to have 2 radios? If it's just because he doesn't know how to program it, or because his local buddies don't, that doesn't seem very logical. With the pool of knowledge here in the internet, I would think he shouldn't have any problems programming his RD8000 to fly his Trex. Besides, it's kinda neat not being "one of the crowd". (That's why I have an MX400, posting on the Trex forum)
Brent.

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