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09-26-2017 08:41 PM  7 months agoPost 21
RM3

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Are there any helicopters that uses 18 channels?
no... unless you plan to fly 3, 6 channel helis at once?

but in all seriousness, I know one scale guy that uses all the extra channels to control landing gear, lights, bomb drop etc... plus he flies planes with all the extra trim tabs etc, so in his case One TX for all his toys...

but for a 3D fuel powered heli, I cant justify anything more than 8 or 9 really.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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09-27-2017 12:22 AM  7 months agoPost 22
InvertedDude

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RM3
Looks like 14sg is the winner in terms of value and options. I am surprised not very many people are not spouting their pride and joy!

I remember a guy I met up with from RR. I called him Mr.14MZ bastage for buying the Futaba 14MZ when it first came out. Lots of laughter from the terminology use.

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09-27-2017 01:59 AM  7 months agoPost 23
utahbob

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I been pondering my next stick twirlin box too
Been using JR radios since '94..had two 8103's..9303..now flyin 9503..loved Em all..I don't like the new Jr models looks..they look to "transformer" looking..like Optimus primes face!..I've considered the V-control but I really don't wanna spend that much..so I'm leaning towards the Dx9.

I do a great decending funnel!

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09-27-2017 02:51 AM  7 months agoPost 24
InvertedDude

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utahbob
I been pondering my next stick twirlin box too
Been using JR radios since '94..had two 8103's..9303..now flyin 9503..loved Em all..I don't like the new Jr models looks..they look to "transformer" looking..like Optimus primes face!..I've considered the V-control but I really don't wanna spend that much..so I'm leaning towards the Dx9.
I thought the same thing with JR radios, except alien face.

Tell us why you are steering towards the DX-9? Please take your sweet time and be as elaborate as you can be!

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09-27-2017 03:56 AM  7 months agoPost 25
Pistol Pete

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Highly recommend holding the 14SG before purchasing.

Depending on your hands size, you may not like what some believe to be the top switches being too close together.

IF the 14SG is exactly the same size and layout as the 8SG, I agree with above about top switches being too close to each other.

As you already have a DX6, the DX9 is pretty much the same size. Just add a couple more sliders, trims on front plus more voice options.

The 14SG wasnt out by the time I was ready to ditch my JR8103, so I went DX9 when they first came out and way before second price hike.

Just noticed the latest black edition doesnt come with case nor a 9ch Tx anymore for the 450 price.

Best of luck with radio purchase and credit issues.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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09-27-2017 05:25 AM  7 months agoPost 26
dkshema

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Gee, this is a nostalgic thread. Haven't seen a Ford vs Chevy post here in a long time.

Personally, I've flown Futaba, Airtronics, JR, and Spektrum over the years, although my first radios way back when were kit-built Cannon radios.

My progression has been Cannon, Futaba, Airtronics, Futaba, JR, JR, JR, JR, JR, and finally ended up replacing a JR 9303 DSM2 TX for my current Spektrum DX18.

The JR stint went something like Century VII, Max 6, X347, 662, X8103, ending up with DSM2 XP9303. Still have the 9303, don't use it, should probably sell it. It is a sweet TX. The 8103 is still in daily service, primarily as a Sim transmitter, but still sees some plank action.

Frankly, they all did what they were designed to do, and have done it well. I have a ton of flight hours with Spectrum DSM2 receivers as well as DSMx. Never a hiccup.

The DX18 is a Gen 1, works flawlessly, and feels great.

Buy what you like, what you can afford. After all, its job is to fly your heli, not impress people in the pits.

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09-27-2017 05:54 AM  7 months agoPost 27
InvertedDude

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dkshema
Thank you for a well thought out suggestions with pointers.

May I ask why you are using a DX18? What is needed for 18 servos in a flying machine? Do you have something that is so cool?

I am asking to get all the pointers on Radios. My DX6 is good, but I will need two more channels for a few more bells and whistles. The reason I am looking at Futaba 14SG due to prices and S-Bus. I am open to DX-9, closed to DX18 or DX28 due to prices.

If I can get a Futaba 14SG for $300 vs paying $450 for DX9.

Also at Tax return, I am thinking sneaking in a Ultra Stick 30cc gasoline engine. 14SG will do just fine with power distribution and all the extra moving winged parts.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/produc...0cc-arf-han2365

I learned a few things from this thread, wasn't my intention on chevy vs ford pointers.

PS: Don't forget I had an 8 year hiatus from the hobby.

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09-27-2017 01:05 PM  7 months agoPost 28
dkshema

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Why DX18? It is a nice transmitter, and more importantly, Santa Claus is my best friend.

My wife conspired with Ron Lund a few years ago and ho, ho, ho, there it was.

No, I don't need or use 18 channels. It doesn't talk while I fly and I have the option of using telemetry if I want to.

Of course, with 14 or 15 heli already flying with Spektrum receivers, having a transmitter compatible with them was important, and JR was no longer in the DSMwhateverflavor market and no longer a viable option.

Spektrum and JR programming was familiar to me as well. A few small things such as being able to bind or change models without having to cycle power on the TX were nice, too. The integral antenna system without the flexible joint with three inches of plastic attached to it eliminated the odds of having a broken antenna.

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If you have an old DX6 and want a few more channels and a much better transmitter, the DX9 fills the bill at a reasonable price.

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09-27-2017 01:33 PM  7 months agoPost 29
Big Edge

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I was looking to upgrade my Futaba 8fg. Considered Spectrum but I have been flying with Futaba radios for decades.

So, I got the FutabA 14SG, it will be here Friday!
It has FASST to support my current receivers and more protocols for some of the BNF stuff out there. And, telemetry.

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Don't taze me bro...

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09-27-2017 01:43 PM  7 months agoPost 30
Pistol Pete

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Ultra Stick 30cc?
Want to stretch your money?

We are hooked in our field with EASY STIK planes with this 20cc (15 and counting) and so far like them. A few guys went with the Big Stick 60 with a 30cc.

They crash just as spectacularly as any higher priced balsa plane does.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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09-27-2017 02:15 PM  7 months agoPost 31
allns47

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Richmond IN.

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U can find used dx18's way cheaper then that...I paid 450 for mine

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10-10-2017 07:03 PM  7 months agoPost 32
InvertedDude

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Any Futaba 16SZH?
Anyone a user?

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10-10-2017 09:19 PM  7 months agoPost 33
wjvail

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https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t820977p1/

Similar thread above. Might have some information you can use...

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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10-11-2017 03:07 AM  7 months agoPost 34
EEngineer

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Big Edge
So, I got the FutabA 14SG, it will be here Friday!
Cool.

Always exciting to get a new radio. And some accessories to go with it.

Enjoy!

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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