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09-02-2003 12:10 AM  14 years agoPost 1
vtec

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Just got a new raptor 30 v2 and would like to know what radio/gyro should i purchase. Will like to purchase one radio that i can use with 2 heli. planning to get a xcell 60 st in the future.

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09-02-2003 12:20 AM  14 years agoPost 2
MooseLoad

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FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!!!!!

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09-02-2003 12:28 AM  14 years agoPost 3
mojojo

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Radio

This could be the begining of a long thread, or not.
do you fly with other guy's? . It is easy to use the radio equip. that the local guy's use. If you fly alone get a simulator like Real Flight G2 Full version. Do Not try to fly alone or without some kind of supervision, some time on the sim, or a pocket full or crash. I mean CASH. hehe.
Both Futaba and JR make nice radio's
I use Futaba only: 9CHP
If you want to save some money the Airtronic's is not to bad.
Tail Rotor Gyro Start with Futaba GY401/9253 servo combo
Radio is a personal choice If you have the money get a Nine channel Radio and 9Ch. reciver.You won't grow out of this equipment for years.
6 Channel radio's do not have very many options. 6 Channel "USED Maybe if your low on dough."Bad choice for heli's
also if you stop flying and want to sell your equipment there is more resale value in the better Radio Equipment.
Good Luck

Joe Miller

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09-02-2003 12:30 AM  14 years agoPost 4
mojojo

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Fire in the hole

Mooseload
I knew this would happen if I anwered the un-answerable Radio Question

Joe Miller

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09-02-2003 12:36 AM  14 years agoPost 5
MooseLoad

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401/9253 all the way.. Radio is personal preferance. If there are people flying in your area, ask them what they use and ask them if you can hold/look at the radio. What is your budget...do you plan on flying heli's only or maybe planks later on? There are a lot of factors to weigh when it comes to the radio, but most of the time it comes down to just making a choice or being talked into what others in the area fly

Good luck....

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09-02-2003 12:40 AM  14 years agoPost 6
oaksmith

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9C thats a easy question

you will never be sorry nor will you need to upgrade

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09-02-2003 12:42 AM  14 years agoPost 7
vtec

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thanks

Thanks for the info mojojo.

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09-02-2003 02:04 AM  14 years agoPost 8
shawgl

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Spend your money on the Radio! You will regret it if you don't. I was advised about it before I bought my first one and ended up getting a Futaba 9CHP and couldn't have been happier with it..... Well untill I started flying a JR 10X. I wouldn't reccomend going lower than the Futaba 9CH or the Jr 8103. Both are very good and will last you a very long time and you will not out grow them. As far a gyro go with the 401/9253. The next best thing would be the CSM 540 or 560, It is a little bigger than what you would want on your raptor though.

In God we trust, everyone else we monitor.

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09-02-2003 02:07 AM  14 years agoPost 9
sagar34

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get a rd8000 and a 401/9253 gyro/servo. I just got both of those and i love them.

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09-02-2003 02:54 AM  14 years agoPost 10
shawgl

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go to heliproz and you will see some very good prices on both Jr 8103's PCM and non with the 401 and 9253, Same with the FUtaba 9CHP. You know the 401 is good if they are selling it as a combo with the JR10X!! You won't see them sell the 5000T with it! That thing is way over rated... Unless you are a Youngblood or something. Maybe I will grow into it. We'll see

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09-02-2003 05:16 AM  14 years agoPost 11
RobG

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Go with the Futronics. It's by far the superior radio. I think it's made by Jr-tec but I'm not sure
I fly a rd6000 but I could use more channels. I will probably go with a 9c when the time comes(maybe). I still like the airtronics, mines been trouble free.
Rob

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09-02-2003 09:40 AM  14 years agoPost 12
jbiter

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Sebring, FL

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vtec,

every radio has it's pros and cons. Here's something to consider, find out what brand of radio others are using in your area. That way if you need help in the future, you will be able to get it at your local flying field.
When your flight experience moves into FF, it helps to be able to buddy box with a more experienced flyer.

Jeff

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09-02-2003 11:26 AM  14 years agoPost 13
vtec

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Largo Florida

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Thanks everybody for your help

I would like to thank everybody for helping me choose the proper radio and gyro setup for my raptor. I purchased a futaba 9chp need to save for gyro setup. once again thanks

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09-02-2003 11:30 AM  14 years agoPost 14
Rawlie

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Good choice!!

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09-02-2003 11:27 PM  14 years agoPost 15
GregKRC

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The GY401 will be a good gyro for you.

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