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09-03-2003 01:48 AM  14 years agoPost 1
MooseLoad

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I've had it with waiting on the JR 9X and am tired of using my borrowed RD6000. Time to just friggin buy a radio, and I like the futaba 9Z (except the price) and the no trim memory on the 9C...well..that was one of the stopping points for me since it uses trim offsets....but how much of a drawback is it?
Those out there...how much of a pain is it with the offsets instead of digital trim memory?

Thanks

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09-03-2003 02:02 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Dazzler

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The 9C does have trim memory, it doesnt recenter itself to neutral points on the graph, but when you change models, or turn off the radio, it does save your trim positions, works great for me. I prefer Futaba over Jr anyday of the week.

Daz...

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09-03-2003 02:18 AM  14 years agoPost 3
JasonF

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What are you talking about trim memory? It remembers where your trims were when you switch models... no thought required, just the way most runryder people like it.

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09-03-2003 02:27 AM  14 years agoPost 4
z11355

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OUCH

Please don't make me think too hard.

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09-03-2003 02:37 AM  14 years agoPost 5
MooseLoad

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I thought you had to use trim offsets to trim between flight modes...that it didnt remember different trim settings for each flight mode?

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09-03-2003 03:00 AM  14 years agoPost 6
Dazzler

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JasonF

Sometimes people think of trim memory as for Ex:
Fly your heli and adjust trims
Then you hit a trim memory button, and all the trim markings on the Tx move back to center even though they are actually off center inside the program.

With the 9C even though it remembers your trim position, you cant hit a trim memory button to make all your trim graphs appear to be in the center.

However the 9C does remember your trim positions, you wont be disappointed with the 9C.

Also, I believe your right Moosehead it doesnt remember trim positions with different flight modes for one aircraft.

Daz...

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09-03-2003 03:15 AM  14 years agoPost 7
corey11

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the 9c is awsome.....remebers all your trims, for all your helis....you could have all different trims for each other, and all you need to do is switch models to the one you want, and everything changes to what you had....it memorizes everything....get the 9c!!! i feel like i will never need a new radio!

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09-03-2003 03:23 AM  14 years agoPost 8
Dazzler

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I thought you had to use trim offsets to trim between flight modes...that it didnt remember different trim settings for each flight mode?
Moose, I believe you may be thinking of flight condition, thats where while your flying a heli, you can flip a switch, and your trim positions will change to a value that you have programmed. The 9C has only one flight condition so you cant change it while flying, the 9Z has 8 flight conditions, so you can change your trim setting while flying with the 9Z.

Daz...

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09-03-2003 03:23 AM  14 years agoPost 9
MooseLoad

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Think the question I wanted to ask got lost here somewhere...

When I trim the heli for hovering...then I switch to Idle up and fly around (I like to have a little more forward trimmed in) can I use the trim levers to change the trim settings for that flight mode only, and then switch back to normal and things are the way I left them, or do I have to change trim offsets to make differences between flight modes?

Thanks....I like the 9C and will probably go that route anyways, but just want to know....

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09-03-2003 03:24 AM  14 years agoPost 10
MooseLoad

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Thanks Daz....thats what I was looking for....guess you composed that while I was composing my question a bit better

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09-03-2003 03:28 AM  14 years agoPost 11
Dazzler

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No problem, glad we got it figured out!!!

Daz...

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09-03-2003 03:31 AM  14 years agoPost 12
MooseLoad

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Man...only drawback to otherwise what looks to be a solid radio. So how much of a pain does this pose to you guys who use it?

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09-03-2003 03:32 AM  14 years agoPost 13
Glenn in Den

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FUTABA 9CHP

is the model I have.

I have sold and bought almost everything and I only got into the hobby February of this year!

The only thing that I have never regretted buying, even for a second, is my Futaba 9CHP.

It will do any heli, any airplane, PCM, PPM, memorize 8 models stock or 14 with a cheap upgrade, extremely easy to use . . . . and it costs several times LESS than the only better radio available (9Z). You just can't beat it. And I'm seeing some on the used market too. Buy a used one and if you don't like it, you can turn it over and get your $$$ back.

Wait . . . there is one regret but it's not the radio's fault. I bought a 50 MHz model because I have the license and thought it was neat to be the only one on the field with a channel . . . .but it limited my choices of receivers. I'm dealing with it though.

Glenn in Den.

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09-03-2003 03:36 AM  14 years agoPost 14
corey11

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the 9chp is very easy to program....took about 20 minutes to program a heli with it.....VERY simple...you wont regret it...exspecially for like 280 bucks!

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09-03-2003 03:40 AM  14 years agoPost 15
Dazzler

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Its not a problem at all, I fly with one mode anyway, and it works fine for me. The 9C does have a throttle mix, so let say your hovering at 3/4 stick, you can program the 9C so that when you go above 3/4 stick you can mix in down elevator, or whatever mix you want. You can set that mix at any percentage of the throttle position you want.

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09-03-2003 09:46 AM  14 years agoPost 16
johnb

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there is a case when the 9C won't remember your trim offset settings.

I found if i changed a trim setting in IDLE2 it wouldn't remember the settings after turning the tranny off. What i had to do was go into the offset memory *BEFORE* turning the transmitter off and add an additional offset point and then remove it, then turn off and it would remember the setting. Three 9C's i've seen exhibit this - could be UK only 9C's though

john.

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09-03-2003 10:07 AM  14 years agoPost 17
mvhf

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Maybe I misunderstand the problem, but I thought the 9C had the possibility of different trims in different flight conditons, it's on page 86 of the manual.

regards

Marc

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09-03-2003 10:17 AM  14 years agoPost 18
johnb

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yeah, it does - trim offset is what it's called...definitely works! just a minor bug in some of the 9C's i've seen,

jb.

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