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11-29-2011 09:13 PM  5 years agoPost 21
carramrod

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I'm sure there are at least 100 people on here that have flown at least 3 of these transmitter's. If 1 or 2 would at least say you know what Futaba is better or JR is better or Airtronics is better and explain why, I would be happy.

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11-29-2011 09:16 PM  5 years agoPost 22
g81heli

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Feel

That's all I care to know on this subject. How do they feel differently during flight?
Others sharing their experiences would be very helpful for those of us who have not yet owned them all.

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11-29-2011 09:19 PM  5 years agoPost 23
red_z06

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We fly with 50ms latency Hitec Aurora. Justin completes all the flight routine on the tx and set the heli down. It will then execute all the moves.

Disclaimer: We don't fly for Hitec now(was) but choose to continue to fly one as it works well for us.

www.JustinJee.com

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11-29-2011 09:29 PM  5 years agoPost 24
g81heli

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@ Carramrod

Not better but how they are different. Saying one is better than the other is opinion, unique to each person. If 2-5 people describe there personal experience (we're not asking for a novel) with just some depth in detail of how it felt to them, would be very helpful. For example: compared to my JR X9503 my old DX6i feels very sloppy and massively defective, Compared to my old DX6i my 9503 feels extremely locked in on the sticks with seemingly no dead zones on either pot with much quicker response. My dx6i is so defective it's suicidal to fly any heli with it.
9503 has so far worked as it should and not had problems. Out of the two I much prefer the 9503. Pretty sure this is what Carramrod is looking for.

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11-29-2011 09:30 PM  5 years agoPost 25
RJJ

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I don't feel that any of the radios are quite there yet.
I like the way JR program's . Spektrums model match is unmatched! As is there v bar satelites and BNF. But they have had a few problems recently. Futaba lacks telemetry. The Jeti radio isn't out yet.
I am currently using a JR 9x with a frsky 2.4 telemetry module.
No model match, no 10ms frame rate but rock solid and inexpensive.
I am saving up for a new radio but currently nothing is enticing me.
I think it may be a JR10xg or the Jeti.

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11-29-2011 09:34 PM  5 years agoPost 26
g81heli

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RJJ

Awesome, please everybody keep'em comin. Oh yeah, what kind of problems?

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11-29-2011 09:38 PM  5 years agoPost 27
Eury

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They are all trash. Walkera all the way.

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11-29-2011 09:49 PM  5 years agoPost 28
carramrod

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@ G81heli
Thank you for the example as this is exactly what I'm looking for

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11-29-2011 09:58 PM  5 years agoPost 29
g81heli

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@ Carramrod

I know me too.

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11-29-2011 10:08 PM  5 years agoPost 30
carramrod

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this looks exciting

http://www.jrpropo.co.jp/english/

JRxg11 with telemetry

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11-29-2011 10:11 PM  5 years agoPost 31
carramrod

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available end of year. things are looking up

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11-29-2011 11:48 PM  5 years agoPost 32
carramrod

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spoke to soon

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11-30-2011 12:04 AM  5 years agoPost 33
unclejane

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back when I flew both the last time I was in helis, I had both a futaba 8UHF and a JR 8 channel (can't remember the number). I honestly couldn't prefer one over the other. The JR seemed to have a slightly heftier feeling transmitter, but the futaba had EPROM memory backup (and didn't require the battery like the JR did).

Nowadays, I prefer futaba because their 2.4ghz technology strikes me as slightly more advanced (don't need the satellite thingys) and it's utterly reliable.

however, I muchly prefer JR servos. I've never liked futaba servos compared to JR (JR just always seemed to have better centering and less slop in the drive trains) and so usually run a futaba TX/RX with a raft of JR servos.

Right now I fly align helis so am using only align servos, but if I were to go higher end on servos, I'd likely go with JR's and use them with my 8FGS....

LS

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11-30-2011 01:52 AM  5 years agoPost 34
carramrod

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It seems to me that JR and Futaba now are equal in every category including technology with JR DMSS it's the same as futaba fasst just called dmss. In the USA we get spektrum crap because Horizon Hobby won't allow JR to sell DMSS here. If futaba introduces telemetry with data logging then it will be superior until JR DMSS reaches the US. Without data logging telemetry in the heli world is simply useless.

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11-30-2011 02:03 AM  5 years agoPost 35
Qrrambero

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Futaba has been very popular with the Airplane flyers and JR is very popular with the Helicopter and Jet flyers.
I have the JR because when I started flying helicopter I saw this kid in Merced, California flying and X-Cell helicopter with a JR radio with a single stick and I though that if I get this Transmitter I could be as good as him.

Ae

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11-30-2011 02:16 AM  5 years agoPost 36
Tyler

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If a pilot wants fhss Airtronics has that covered, and Horizon can't stop that technology from coming into the country. Futaba is similar but doesn't pass the full criteria to be a true frequency hopper, thus the term they use, "shifter".

Hopping or even shifting (which is close) seems to have grown in the past year or so.

There is still one brand that stands on the top of the speed, latency, and range distance benchmarks. They also dominate the r/c car, truck, and boat market by a landslide.

Each brand has a few features that others lack. However, that playing field is slowly leveling out.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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11-30-2011 10:47 AM  5 years agoPost 37
carramrod

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Each brand has a few features that others lack. However, that playing field is slowly leveling out.
I totally agree with you Tyler, I just hope spektrum will catch on and if so the future will probably be DMSS because lets face it DSM2 has been nothing but problems and DSMX is only an attempt at a fix for DSM2, without admitting fault.

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11-30-2011 03:37 PM  5 years agoPost 38
g81heli

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@ tyler

So which company is it that still dominates the rc market in air, water and ground. One would assume you're talking about airtronics because it's the only one you mentioned but, you never actually stated it. So i am not sure.

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11-30-2011 04:02 PM  5 years agoPost 39
heli-cuzz

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I have flown Futaba, JR, and Spektrum.
Programming is basically the same with all radios to me. Once you get use to the menus everything becomes easy setting up and scrolling around.
I recently shelved my JR x9303 and bought the Futaba 8fgh super.
Ever since day one. I've always liked the feel of a Futaba radio in my hands, also the gimbals feel more to my liking with the Futaba radios.
I feel there is not one single radio that's the best besides what I own. Its more of a preference thing.

Fury 55 NIB Furion6 CGY750 fbl helicopter-Frenzy CGY750 fbl nitro-Frenzy fbl NOBAR90

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11-30-2011 04:27 PM  5 years agoPost 40
txbiker

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I've had them all in both air and surface. For my needs spektrum for my micro bnf fleet hands down. Never had an issue and did use the 6i in a edge with a dle 30. Back in the 72mhz days I had an x347 until the battery died. Went futaba for a year and left because of feel just my preference. Had a hitec eclipse 7 with a 2.4 module and it worked fine i still have it. Now for me it's my airtronics sd10g. I'm comfortable with the way it feels in my hands and I always liked the feel of airtronics sticks. Same with my surface tx I can feel with my m11.

mSR,120SR,mCPx SR(DDVP),TTe325 Spektrum

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