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12-13-2011 02:16 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Daves

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The mCPX is a great little model, but I really want a transmitter with a few more features than that of the Spektrum xmtr that comes with the RTF kit.

I know I could buy a Spektrum transmitter, but I'm wondering if anyone is aware of a transmitter module/add-on that will allow a Futaba, Airtronics, or other brand transmitter bind with the Spektrum receiver in the heli?

I know that there was such a module produced a while back that worked with a Futaba transmitter, but I'm told the latency was totally unacceptable and made it virtually useless.

Thanks.

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12-13-2011 02:34 PM  5 years agoPost 2
jschenck

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totally not true - you could buy a Spektrum module for your other brand radio and use that to fly the BNF stuff from Horizon, it's a good option. Could also pick up a used DX6i for about the same price and have a dedicated radio for the small BNF stuff. Both are good options.

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12-13-2011 06:14 PM  5 years agoPost 3
Daves

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JSCHENCK,

Not to argue, but I'm not aware of any Spektrum module that can be plugged into a Futaba or Airtronics transmitter. They utilize 2 entirely different methods for sending data.

Yeah, the purchase of a Spektrum DX6*** is always an option and that may be the best course of action. In the meantime, if you have some specific knowledge of a Spektrum that will work in a Futaba, Airtronics, etc. xmtr, please post the details.

Thanks.
-- dave --

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12-13-2011 07:37 PM  5 years agoPost 4
jschenck

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Futaba:

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/...rodID=SPMMSFUT7

http://www.horizonhobby.com/product...ble-SPMMSFUT720

I think I may have confused the JR 10X module with the Airtronics Stylus. I have read that some guys converted modules to run on their Stylus - I seem to remember Spektrum making modules for Airtronics and Hitec but can't find the info. Lots of info out there for Futaba including the MX series.

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12-13-2011 11:02 PM  5 years agoPost 5
pH7

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I bought the Spketrum module (1st link in jschenck's post) when it was bundled with a AR7000 and priced just about the same as the Rx alone. It worked fine in my Futaba 9C. Any latency problem was with the 9C itself.

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12-14-2011 11:56 AM  5 years agoPost 6
jesse

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Or buy a nice 2.4 jr radio and you dont need anything else.

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12-15-2011 07:17 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Eury

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I used Spektrum module on my 10c for a while, it worked fine. There was definitely a tiny bit of agency added ny using it vs Fasst, but it was only noticeable on the bench. Flew fine.

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12-31-2011 07:21 PM  5 years agoPost 8
jlewis99

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Also, if you buy the module you will not get the model matching feature where the selected model will only initialize to the binded Rx. This is an important feature IMO if you have multiple models.

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12-31-2011 09:09 PM  5 years agoPost 9
Eury

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Unless you are capable of doing a proper preflight, of course.

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01-30-2012 05:13 AM  5 years agoPost 10
chrisab

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I have been using a Futaba 12fgh/spectrum module for 6+ months with my mcpx without any issues. I'm a Futaba guy and just like Futaba radios, but I like all the bnf/inexpensive planes on the spek side. I use FAAST with all my other larger Helis. I'm no 3d master, there supposedly there is a little lag as the data stream gets converted to PPM before going out to the spek module, but I'm not good enough to feel any lag.

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01-30-2012 12:24 PM  5 years agoPost 11
TurboRacer

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CT

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Futaba 9C with Spektrum module - no problems at all here.. Works real well.

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