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06-04-2009 09:34 PM  8 years agoPost 1
cowetachopper

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I just got a slightly used Freya 90. Will a 6 channel futaba or do I need a larger radio?

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06-04-2009 09:52 PM  8 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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It will get you by but if you want a governor a 7 channel minimum will give you more flexability.

Andy
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06-05-2009 04:05 AM  8 years agoPost 3
mustang1349

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if u use the gy 401 7 channel barley works. get the futaba 10 its great and comes with a 14 channel rx

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06-05-2009 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 4
tadawson

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Lewisville, TX

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Let's see:

Minimum:

Pitch
Cyclic l/r
Cyclic f/a
Throttle
Rudder
Fixed gain gyro like a 240
No gov

5 channels, 6 if add a 401 (or equivalent) for remote gyro gain.

Crude, but flyable, but hardly doing justice to a Freya

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Better:

Pitch
Cyclic l/r
Cyclic f/a
Throttle
Gov Speed
Rudder
Gyro gain

7 channels

Not bad, but limited gov functionality

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Ultimate:

Pitch
Cyclic l/r
Cyclic f/a
Throttle
Gov speed
Gov on/off
Rudder
Gyro gain

8 channels

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Ideal - separate gov speeds in all flight modes, as well as on/off in any flight mode, remote gyro gain/mode etc.

So I concur with the others. Myself, I would not consider flying helis on anything less than an 8 channel radio, and since there are not many 8 channel sets out there now, something like a 9303, 10X, 10X, 10C, 12MZ 14MZ, Airtronics 10, Multiplex Evo 9 or 12, or (and this one *really* has me interested) the new Hitec Aurora would be good picks. The 7 channel stuff just seems too limited, especially if you ever want to add anything else. Some gyros take two channels - gain and mode, as well as the rudder signal, and this can push you to 9 as well . . . .

- Tim

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06-05-2009 04:24 AM  8 years agoPost 5
mustang1349

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dont forget need a place for the batt it eats up a channel spot too.

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06-05-2009 04:28 AM  8 years agoPost 6
tadawson

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Not on my radios - they all have a battery port on the receiver that does *NOT* double as a channel. If you are stuck with a RX that does that, simply use a Y cable and the channel and the battery can share, and you don't lose the channel . . .

- Tim

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06-05-2009 04:47 AM  8 years agoPost 7
cowetachopper

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I think may look at the Futaba 10c. Should be big enough to cover what Icould ever need. Thanks for the input,,

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06-05-2009 05:16 AM  8 years agoPost 8
tadawson

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And if you can't stomach Futaba, the JR 9303 is a great set too, with far easier programming . . .

- Tim

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