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02-09-2008 01:45 PM  10 years agoPost 1
norsman

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I'm thinking of buying a DX7 for my hbk but reading all the stuff you guys are going through I don't konw.I have all the metal stuff you can buy with all the carbon fiber you can fit on it and it flys great.This is my first electric heli and I never had any problems with my 6x on my gasser.You guys are having problems asigning vaules to servos and gyros not working properly, seems like a lot of stuff to get the high end radios to work with these little heli's.It fly's just fine with the stock radio but I don't really trust the range of it,but It's so small I can't see the thing that far out any way. Just don't no if it's worth it ?????

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02-09-2008 02:16 PM  10 years agoPost 2
rccarguy

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Whether you buy a DX7 or one of the other 2.4 Ghz radios on the market, it is a worthwhile investment. Just the fact of not having to worry about frequency conflicts makes it worth it to me.

The flexibility of a programmable radio and the speed of the DSM technology they use make it an easy decision for the most part. There are a lot of advantages to upgrading, yes there's a bit of a learning curve, but the same would apply to any programmable radio regardless of the frequency band.

Besides all that, you'll be able to use the radio with every heli you have now or may buy in the future, so you can look at it as more of an investment in the hobby than an upgrade for a single heli

XCell Spectra G
Radikal G20
Some obsolete nitro helis too...

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02-09-2008 03:40 PM  10 years agoPost 3
slider46

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A good radio is the heart of any heli system. This is not the place to get cheap as it will be with you for years to come... If you have a local shop that carries radios that your interested in stop and hold each one in your hands and see which one feels the best to you.. You will be glad you did in the long run.
Also when buying the electronics for your helis don't get cheap with them. They are what makes it fly and handle they way you want and if you spend a little extra up front you won't be replacing/upgrading every month or two....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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02-09-2008 03:58 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Blusaber

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Hi

Because you assign values you can use any servo you want to many people by HS-55 servos lets say and try to use them on the stock TX...not gonna work. Computer radio you change a plus or minus and your good to go. The manual that comes with the radio explains it all and a half hour spent with it will make it all clear. Makes using a HH lock gyro much easier to as you set values for the remote gain.

Gary

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02-09-2008 05:02 PM  10 years agoPost 5
waylander

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I hate to say it but most of the ppl having trouble with programming their radio are probably new and maybe didn't read the manual as well as they should have.

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02-09-2008 05:08 PM  10 years agoPost 6
tutelar-rc

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I really like my DX7. It gives me peace-of-mind and control that I can't get with a normal radio.

It was a little difficult to learn, since it has so many functions... but like everything, as you figure it out, those functions help out. Lot's of people on RunRyder to help you learn how to setup and use a new radio.

Most of the problems you read about on RR are not due to the 2.4Ghz radio. Having said that, unfortunately we do not live in a world of 100% quality.

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02-09-2008 06:57 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Gregor99

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.This is my first electric heli and I never had any problems with my 6x on my gasser.
You already have a nice radio? Why not get another Rx for it?
You guys are having problems asigning vaules to servos and gyros not working properly, seems like a lot of stuff to get the high end radios
These aren't really problems with the radio. When there's 1000 knobs to adjust it takes longer to master.
It fly's just fine with the stock radio but I don't really trust the range of it,
Have you done a range check with the stock radio? Seems like that is the place to start.
Just don't no if it's worth it ?????
Being able to master and control the 1000 knobs is important to me. For that and at least half a dozen other reasons, its worth it, to me. YMMV.

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02-09-2008 07:21 PM  10 years agoPost 8
norsman

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To the last guy and I quote,all my receivers for the 6x are full size this is also my first micro project so thay won't work.Also I'm looking to go with a 2.4 ghz like everybody els and I could care less about 1000 knobs,it's the sticks that fly the heli and I quote.I just wanted some input from the electric guys not to be quoted I have my wife for that..But thanks for your imput.....

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02-10-2008 12:07 AM  10 years agoPost 9
MMike

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I have a DX7. I really like it.

1. Tweak settings
2. Can fly the fleet with one radio.
3. Nicer feel than most RTF kit radios
4. No big antenna
5. Makes me cool. , well maybe not.

I say, go for it man!

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02-10-2008 12:53 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Gregor99

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from the last guy
Wow, didn't know quoting was offensive. I just do it for clarity. Otherwise comments can get kind of randomized and before long your thread has gone completely off topic.

About the 1000 knobs, well, maybe not really 1000 knobs. But there a few settings that I like to have control over and prefer not leave it the hands off somebody over seas that knows nothing about me or what I what out of a heli. Plus a different radio would be required for some stuff alreay mentioned, reversed serovos, nicer gyros etc.

I love the mechanics of helicopters. I started flying them as much to learn about the mechanics as to pilot them. With eCCPM the electronics both in the Rx and on the heli are an integral part of the entire electro/mechanical package. There is no firm start and stop between software and hardware. The stock radio would deprive me of this complete view what helicopters are and do. I know I'm wierd that way, and not everybody is as much if a head case as I am when it comes to the nitty gritty details.

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02-10-2008 01:55 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Gyronut

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Switched mine to 2.4 a few months ago.

Priceless

Rick

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02-10-2008 01:57 AM  10 years agoPost 12
MMike

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Well said.

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02-10-2008 03:49 AM  10 years agoPost 13
Strut70

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i,ll 3rd that 2.4ghz ex6

If they make,em i,ll break,um

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02-10-2008 04:04 AM  10 years agoPost 14
norsman

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paradise PA

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Well I guess the I's have it,spektrum has it.But know I'm a futaba guy from way back,what do you guys think about there 2.4 ffaasstt radio???And how come most of the people selling them don't include the receiver?If I buy the hole set up servos and everything for 350 plus.But I dont need servos just the radio now, and there sold with out receiver.Just looking for imput Thanks everyone even the last guy...

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02-10-2008 04:12 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Strut70

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Save $25.00 off Your $199 Order!
tower hobbys 199.98 ex6 2.4ghz micro rec and no servo,s
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...?&P=SM&I=LXPZT8

If they make,em i,ll break,um

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02-10-2008 05:20 AM  10 years agoPost 16
Gregor99

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This thread has some info on FAAST vs Spektrum.

http://www.runryder.com/t397033p1

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02-10-2008 02:48 PM  10 years agoPost 17
MMike

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I think there have been some posts showing that Spektrum is cheaper than Futaba as their receivers are about $35 more.

This adds up with a large fleet.

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02-10-2008 03:12 PM  10 years agoPost 18
norsman

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My son showed me a review on the faast futaba that said thay were having interferince problems...I don't no how to post a link yet but I'm sure he will when he's up...

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02-10-2008 03:27 PM  10 years agoPost 19
MMike

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I think you will find issues with both brands.

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02-10-2008 03:41 PM  10 years agoPost 20
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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MMIKE is right there is always someone that has a problem with everything that is on the market. I usually weight the amount of problems posted, against the kind of flying they are doing.... then make an educated decision based on that info....
Say there is 100,000 dx radios out and 3 guys are posting of a problem, they are hard 3d fliers and lose signal alot. I figure they crash weekly, which I don't. and abuse the heli all the time which I don't. So chances are I won't experience these problem because of the way I fly...
Now if there are 150 posts with guys from all types of flying then you can start to see a pattern that might effect you eventually...
When you read something you need to consider the source and quanity of issues to see how it's going to effect you in the big picture...
I have read most on both systems and I don't think either one is better than the other just a personal choice of brands. The number of complaints is very small on both sides so far and there is alot of radios out there everyday.....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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