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HelicopterMain Discussion › Been Out of Hobby for a While... Getting Back In, Need TX Advice
11-12-2017 09:14 PM  28 days agoPost 1
e30M3

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Been out for a good six years, have a like new Futaba 9CHP, but would like to update. I know very little about the new technology though...

Recommendations on a new Transmitter would be welcomed! I plan to stick with electric helis for now, but may also get back into planes at some point. Price isn't too much of a factor, within reason of course... will be flying in the back yard and park across the street, but we have a fantastic field 5 miles from my house and I may end up back there flying planes in the future. I have always had Futaba, but am open to others...

Thanks in advance!

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11-12-2017 09:38 PM  28 days agoPost 2
KJH

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Welcome back

Check this thread: https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t822140p1/

For me, I replaced my Futaba 9C with a Frsky Taranis X9D+, but there are many options.

-Kevin

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11-12-2017 09:52 PM  28 days agoPost 3
e30M3

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OK, thanks!

What about this: Frsky Horus X12S?

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11-12-2017 09:52 PM  28 days agoPost 4
doorman

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Which One.....

If you are familiar with Futaba, I would suggest you stick with them...
In my book, JR (not out or going out of business!!), Futaba, and Jeti are the top and best brands on the market today..
Spectrum comes in next, if you want to be able to fly all of the bnf (bind and fly) birds they are compatible with...
There are quite a few choices, but the name brands thst have been around for most of the 48 years I have been flying rc are my choices!!!
Good Luck and welcome back..
Stan

AMA 2918-Team JR, Spin Blades, East Coast Scale Helicopter,Castle Creations

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11-12-2017 10:03 PM  28 days agoPost 5
KJH

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What about this: Frsky Horus X12S?
One of our locals has one and likes it.

If you load OpenTX on Frsky, you can obtain a Spektrum module for those BNF micros. I have one and it works great.

As Stan said, you can't go wrong with the big names.

Have you checked with your local pilots to see what they are flying and recommend?

-Kevin

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11-12-2017 10:11 PM  28 days agoPost 6
e30M3

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Thanks for the replies... Futaba is pretty popular around here.

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11-12-2017 11:17 PM  28 days agoPost 7
pctomlin

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I went from Spektrum to Jeti. Jeti is a fantastic system that I can highly recommend. It is definitely a Swiss Army Knife in it's capabilities.

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11-12-2017 11:27 PM  28 days agoPost 8
dgoss999

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If you fly in a club, stick to the brand most popular in the club. You will probably get the best setup help should you need it going this route..

DG

"Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see." • Benjamin Franklin

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11-13-2017 03:57 AM  28 days agoPost 9
chicken

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E30mz. If you have a futaba 9c in which I do also, try getting a TM-8 2.4 ghz module which snaps in place of the original 72mhz module & then you can use the current FAAST receivers including some s.bus ones which is what I use.

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11-13-2017 11:36 AM  27 days agoPost 10
870heli

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That's the EZ thing to do. If you do that and don't get back into flying you haven't spent a lot. Even if you start flying a lot you will have time to see what's new and pick a radio more to your liking.

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11-13-2017 02:44 PM  27 days agoPost 11
e30M3

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Chicken & 870, good call, I'll look into that first!

Thanks All!!

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11-14-2017 01:08 PM  26 days agoPost 12
Dyehard

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e30M3, another option to keep your 9C operating for a while would be to get a FrSky ACCST module from Hobby King. I bought one this spring for my 9Z and it works great. It comes with an 8 channel receiver, it only costs $38, and extra recievers are only $16 each. The 9C is one of the Futaba transmitters the module is listed to work with.

Allen Dye

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11-14-2017 04:53 PM  26 days agoPost 13
darkfa8

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Brick, NJ - USA

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The 9C was my second radio following a 7C. The 9C was a fantastic radio for it's time. However, I switched to an 8fg and the drop in latency was dramatic, models' response was more in real-time.

Pretty much any current model of radio from any of the big companies is going to perform pretty well. I ultimately switched to Spektrum due to the more simplistic menu system. I better understand the menus and functions without having to decrypt the manual or find "pros" to explain what stuff did in Futaba's systems.

Big TX players that I'm aware of: Airtronics, Futaba, Spektrum, JR, Jeti, FrySky, HiTec and Graupner.

- Dan Goldstein
Team Revolectrix

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11-14-2017 08:03 PM  26 days agoPost 14
R.J.

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Sorry to say that the USA branded Airtronics is gone, but continues on as Sanwa, which was always the parent company.

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11-30-2017 11:18 AM  10 days agoPost 15
e30M3

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Westerville, OH

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Thanks again folks!

Just picked up a new Trex 450L Dominator kit... looking at the Futaba 14SG, but I think for now, I will just go with Dyehard's suggestion since I am familiar with the 9c (or was at one time!) for set up.

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11-30-2017 02:28 PM  10 days agoPost 16
balsabasher

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When you move up, I would highly recommend the Futaba 16SG over the 14SG.
While I liked the 14SG, the 16SG has a better user interface (touch screen and bigger display) and more features.

Blades; what goes around, comes around!

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11-30-2017 07:17 PM  10 days agoPost 17
grimthenoble

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Ketchikan, Alaska

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If it where me I would go to a local hobby shop or a flying field and see if you couldn't hold a few different brands and see which one fits your hands the best. I have had all brand s and they all have worked great for me. The ones I like the best are the ones that feel the best in my hands.

Never go Full Retard!

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11-30-2017 08:37 PM  10 days agoPost 18
Aaron Judge

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Good point.

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12-01-2017 02:37 AM  10 days agoPost 19
Jamovich

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Bangalore, India

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Check out the mikado vcontrol! I have one, prefer it over my futaba. Integration between the mikado system and Heli is phenomenal

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12-01-2017 03:37 AM  10 days agoPost 20
EEngineer

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Good point.
What is?

Logo 600SXs, 800XX, TDR IIs

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