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03-08-2008 12:28 AM  10 years agoPost 1
tcustomimage

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Can anyone suggest a great starter radio for heli's and for airplanes one that can be used as I upgrade models?

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03-08-2008 12:29 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Nashville

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Spectrum DX-7. You won't be sorry. Great price, great functions, reliable, can grow with you for years.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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03-08-2008 12:30 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Dood

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DX7.
it won't break the bank either.

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03-08-2008 12:44 AM  10 years agoPost 4
george0079

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And just in case no one has mentioned it, how about a DX-7. Great radio that will last you a long time.

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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03-08-2008 12:46 AM  10 years agoPost 5
tcustomimage

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Maybe I should consider a Spectrum DX7 radio haa thanks for the help

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03-08-2008 12:48 AM  10 years agoPost 6
helimatt

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Buy my DX7 (in electronics classified)

There are other options- the Airtronics RDS8000 system is very good performer and a good price. Less common than DX7, but should still be good.

Or the Futaba 7C 2.4 gHz. However Futaba has priced their extra receivers rather high.

Never, ever, ever, ever give up.

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03-08-2008 01:14 AM  10 years agoPost 7
AltecLansing

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North Carolina

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futaba fasst

Man, I miss the eighties.

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03-08-2008 02:06 AM  10 years agoPost 8
AWW618

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Highlands Ranch CO

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DX7 all the way

pick it up and shake it off...she'll fly again

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03-08-2008 02:07 AM  10 years agoPost 9
Yug

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DX7 is good but to be honest any 6 channel or greater will be fine if you're starting out.

Vegetable rights and Peace

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03-08-2008 02:40 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Nashville

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As Yug said you can start with 6 channels and the DX-6 is dirt cheap right now. But I outgrew 6 channels in about 6 months. So if it were me, and if you aren't on too strict of a budget, then DX-7.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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03-08-2008 02:43 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Steff Giguere

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I still like all the Futaba 2.4's

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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03-08-2008 02:45 AM  10 years agoPost 12
Nashville

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That's cause they work better "north of the border". lol

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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03-08-2008 04:08 AM  10 years agoPost 13
brcg123

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Wagoner OK USA

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the DX6i is a full range radio, dont try to fly the DX6 with anything larger than a trex 450.








Trex700N, Trex600N, Raptor70, RaptorTitan, GMPCrickett, Visa

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03-08-2008 05:03 AM  10 years agoPost 14
dlv129

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AHHHHHHHHH, HUMMMMMMM, YAAAAAAAAA, OK get a DX7

Rotor Head Dan

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03-09-2008 12:16 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Mr.Green

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Kaysville, Utah

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Here's a link to mine I'm selling. It's practically new and used only to set up my 3 50's.

http://www.runryder.com/t414732p1/

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03-09-2008 01:10 AM  10 years agoPost 16
MolokaiBoy

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Lahaina, Maui,Hawaii USA

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Id go with a DX7 as well, cant go wrong with that radio. I also like that Spectrum has different size receivers unlike the Futaba FASST rx, which comes in one type.

Les
Maui RC Modeler's, Big Island RC Helis, http://www.facebook.com/mauirc

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03-09-2008 05:42 AM  10 years agoPost 17
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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WAIT and see how the new Airtronics does. The old RD8000 was/is a great radio and the new 2.4 is based on this. The price is Great for an 8 channel radio.

The DX7 puzzels me on programming while my new X9303 2.4 is a breeze to program ,just like my old RD8000

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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03-09-2008 05:52 AM  10 years agoPost 18
Way2slow

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Jeffersonville Ga

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I'm doing planes also and I outgrew a seven channel within four months. Would have saved about $300 if I had gone with a nine channel to start with.

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03-09-2008 06:25 AM  10 years agoPost 19
jsenicka

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Eagle River, WI

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Given the choice between DX7 and RDS8000, I would go RD8000. Far more heli friendly programming and capabilities.

Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team

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