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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › WHATS BEST JR OR FUTABA?
11-24-2006 05:40 PM  11 years agoPost 1
tim deakin

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what do you think is better and why?

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11-24-2006 05:44 PM  11 years agoPost 2
Eury

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Kraft.

Why don't you ask what's better, Chevy or Ford? Coke or Pepsi? BMW or Mercedes? There is no answer, it's all personal preference. Pick which one YOU like the best, and that is the best.

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11-24-2006 05:47 PM  11 years agoPost 3
tim deakin

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Eurylokhos, I know whats better! i'm trying to start a good old fashioned debate.what do you prefer and why?

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11-24-2006 05:48 PM  11 years agoPost 4
tim deakin

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P.S ford,coke and Bmw

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11-24-2006 07:06 PM  11 years agoPost 5
david raptor

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futaba is better
futaba is far better then jr easier to use and the battey last longer in that less crashers

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11-24-2006 07:11 PM  11 years agoPost 6
tim deakin

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Thats more like it!

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11-24-2006 07:14 PM  11 years agoPost 7
Eury

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Way to go, Tim, I agree with you on all those. I prefer Futaba. No real reason, other than inertia. I have Futaba, and have for years, and I'm not going to null my investment to change. I fly the 9ZWC, and it does everything that anyone could want to do with a radio. If you are looking at a high end radio, the JR 10 series doesn't make any sense to me, the programming is only for one type of model. Sure you can make anything work by making your own mixes, but I can just select a new type in the 9z and it does it all for me. I can assign any function to any switch, it jsut does everything.

If back when I got serious and bought a good radio and multiple receivers I had chosen a JR, I'd be espousing the virtues of JR. They all do the same thing, it's just what you are used to.

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11-24-2006 07:16 PM  11 years agoPost 8
david raptor

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jr what are you smokeing
let me have some

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11-24-2006 07:18 PM  11 years agoPost 9
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I prefer JR because my fingers wont fit between the switches on top on the Futaba's,and my 10X will do everthing i need. The 10X is extremely easy to program also.My only other choice would be a 12Z. DOUG

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED

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11-24-2006 07:21 PM  11 years agoPost 10
tim deakin

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good answer mr10x,i have also noticed that about the switches

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11-24-2006 07:24 PM  11 years agoPost 11
david raptor

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do
do you have big fingers

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11-24-2006 07:30 PM  11 years agoPost 12
tim deakin

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Dave you are an ambassador to futaba

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11-24-2006 07:48 PM  11 years agoPost 13
Eury

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I've got large hands (I wear a large glove), and my fingers fit between the switches just fine on the 9z and 9c. there isn't a ton of extra room, it's a snug fit, but it works fine, and feels natural.

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11-24-2006 07:58 PM  11 years agoPost 14
tim deakin

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i use the pincer method on my controller.my JR pcm9x2 is fine i can use all the switches with ease,with the futabas i cant!

I also think that JR radios are 10times easier to use than futaba,i'm not talking about the 14mz becouse i have never used that and to be honest i'm not that bothered!

i agree the pcm 10x is very user friendly which is what you need for a good set up.

people in our club learning with jr find it alot easier to learn about set as they are so self explanitary.

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11-24-2006 08:43 PM  11 years agoPost 15
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This isn't.... APRIL FOOLS DAY !
The best radio is the Spektrum DX7! ... especially if you only use
the first seven or less channels of any radio. DX9 and 10 on the way.

1. fastest response times (about the same+ ... as a 14Z & Stylus)
2. Freaky flags...distant memory
3. Anyone can own one...their cheap...yes they are.
4. Cute rubber DUCKY !
5. nice Gimbals (ball bearings)
6. easy to program .... even a 'Darwin Award' winner can do it!
7. It's the future...do you want to be left behind!?

Oh yea... Very ....

Ty

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11-24-2006 09:05 PM  11 years agoPost 16
tim deakin

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DX7!
i dont know much about spectrum,but-

1.responce times-unless you are an alien you are not going to notice any difference.
2.flags? were talking about helis not planks
3.cheaap!if i wanted cheap i would not be into helis!
4.crispy duck
5.nice giblets
6.JR is easier to program
7.UGLY! if i wanted ugly i would of married a fat bird

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11-24-2006 10:25 PM  11 years agoPost 17
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A repost of a repost...

The feel, the features and the ease of programming of a tx are all important, but ultimately when the setup is done and the bird's all dialed in what we're mostly looking for is a 'locked in' feel to the flying. Few things in RC will give you that feeling as convincingly as having low stick-to-servo latency numbers.

An Airtronics Stylus is faster at causing a servo arm to move after a tx stick is moved than ALL other tx's presently available except the Futaba 12z /14mz, and in bench tests the difference in speed was so small as to be insignificant. In a couple of the categories measured the Stylus is actually a bit faster.

It sports eight switches, two knobs and two sliders, all assignable. The throttle stick friction and stick-centering springs are adjustable. When tx'ing in PPM (FM) it works with either negative or positive shift receivers -- and XPS has plans for a 2.4 gHz spread spectrum module for the Stylus this December.

And it's about 1/4th the price of a 14mz.

Ever notice how few Stylus's end up for sale in the classifieds? And with choices o'plenty and seven years of competitive RC on the books, notice which transmitter Alan Szabo Jr still chooses to fly his helicopters with.

The Stylus is an often-overlooked, extremely capable 8-channel radio.

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11-25-2006 12:58 AM  11 years agoPost 18
TYREE

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Tim.....
The DX7 ...uses JR 7202 programming...
Look at the case of the DX7 ... doesn't it look familiar?

You mean because you fly a heli at your local field you don't have
to use freq. flags...sounds dangerous...

Cheap?...why are you using a cheap old JR ?

You wanna feel locked in? GimbalFan is right....response times are important! And Yes, the Stylus is a great radio!...wish it had digital trims!

Ty

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11-25-2006 01:02 AM  11 years agoPost 19
raptorheli2

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for your information none of the dx spektrum air sets are legal to use in uk so it's a non starter here at the moment but a rule change is in the offing.

fly pcm9x2 myself, buy what you like the look of i say. but no one will tell me futaba is easier to program, i wouldn't buy that for a dollar. it may be easy to program but not easier.

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11-25-2006 01:03 AM  11 years agoPost 20
GimbalFan (RIP)

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wish it had digital trims!
Even better IMHO, it has analog trims w/digital trim memory, selectable. Trim up any model, select Trim Memory and it remembers the trims for any chosen axis.

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