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HomeAircraftHelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › To buy a TM-14 2.4gig module or move over to x9303 or stay with DX7
03-08-2008 02:54 PM  10 years agoPost 1
ssrobzoom

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I have both a MZ14 and a DX7

What would you do?

With my DX7 I have 6 receivers 1 9ch's, 3 7ch's, 2 6ch's

Option 1 - I am debating on selling the 14MZ since I don't use it on 72mhz

Option 2 - Buying a TM-14 setup which is the 2.4 module and receiver and replace my existing receivers.

Option 3 - Selling my DX7 and buying a JR X9303 and using all my existing receivers.

What would you do?

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03-08-2008 03:20 PM  10 years agoPost 2
rexxigpilot

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Option 3 sounds like a waste of money since you already have the DX7. What are you gaining?

Option 2 would be best if you didn't already have a 2.4 GHz system. Although, it would have been nice if the Spektrum/JR and Futaba systems were compatible. Makes you wonder why Futaba went a different path - doesn't it?

Option 1 is the logical choice since many Futaba fans are currently looking to upgrade to the 2.4 GHz FASST format. The TM-14 works great with the 14MZ and 12Z. Therefore, the 14MZ should sell quickly. It appears you are leaning toward the Spektrum/JR 2.4 system anyway.

Good luck with your decision.

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03-08-2008 04:03 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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I am also in a similar position thinking whether to get a Futaba 12FG or stick with the DX7.

I like the simplicity of the DX7 as modern electronics (gyros and governors) take care of everything for you and very little is needed from the radio itself. I also like that it is a cheap radio and I don't have to be over cautious in case I scratch it etc. I hate that it does not have a throttle cut switch but I have been able to mix the gyro mode switch to throttle so I get throttle cut when I flick the switch to gyro rate mode. But what I hate the most is the stupid antenna that sticks so high up and doesn't fit in my flight box even when folded. The same seems to be the case with the X9303.

On the other hand I do occasionally need some extra functionality and a couple of spare channels. As I fly both helis and fixed wing the digital cyclic ring of the 12FG is certainly nice to have. The joysticks of the 12FG also have a better feel to them presumably due to the ball bearings on the gimbal. Also it is nice to be able to use both 2.4GHz and PPM/PCM and much nicer that the Futaba 2.4GHz antenna folds much lower making in possible to store the radio on my existing flight box which I really like.

Decisions, decisions!

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03-08-2008 04:08 PM  10 years agoPost 4
jsenicka

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With a handfull of Spektrum receivers, I would go JR9303. I think the Spektrum is fine for the electrics, but governor setup is a pain. Plus I just like the setup of the 9303, and overall like the feel far better than the Spektrum.

I personally fly Futaba, but have helped on setup of a handfull of 9303 at our club and have a very healthy respect for that transmitter, so getting it + 2.4g is a great thing.

Jim Senicka
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03-08-2008 05:44 PM  10 years agoPost 5
lfalsetto

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I personally have the 12zh and the 2.4 module. Best thing I have had over my 9z.

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03-08-2008 07:11 PM  10 years agoPost 6
ssrobzoom

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rexxigpilot,

Not really, I just would like to Futaba come out with more choices in the receiver dept.

Does anyone know if Futaba is coming out with some lower prices
2.4 ghz receivers to compete with Spektrum’s present offering?

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03-08-2008 07:46 PM  10 years agoPost 7
kcordell

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Does spektrum have a 14 channel receiver?

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03-08-2008 09:26 PM  10 years agoPost 8
Four Stroker

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The Futaba 8 channel receiver should be here in a few weeks.

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03-08-2008 09:33 PM  10 years agoPost 9
ssrobzoom

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I do Helicopters so why would I need a 14 channel receiver?

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03-08-2008 09:55 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Ace Dude

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Does anyone know if Futaba is coming out with some lower prices
2.4 ghz receivers to compete with Spektrum’s present offering?
Not as cheap as the Spektrum AR6100, but it should be here soon.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXUDS7&P=7

  

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03-08-2008 11:06 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Danny Calderone

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Go with the TM14 setup on the MZ. The best of the best in my opinion, but, I have to say the X9303 is sweet as well. I just prefer Futaba gear. Pics in my gallery of the 14 / Fasst module.

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03-08-2008 11:20 PM  10 years agoPost 12
kcordell

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You may not need the 14 channel receiver, but if you are running glow fuel and a governor, you will need 8. The point is with the 14MZ transmitter, it is so versatile that you can do anything you want programming wise and you will probably not ever use the full capabilities of the radio. With that said, if you are still waiting, why not wait for the new 10 channel radio Futaba has coming out.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXUEW7&P=0

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03-08-2008 11:29 PM  10 years agoPost 13
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Hey Ace Dude,

Did you see the connectors on this receiver? What kind of servos can you run with this receiver? They don't look standard.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXUDS7&P=7

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03-08-2008 11:30 PM  10 years agoPost 14
Ace Dude

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With that said, if you are still waiting, why not wait for the new 10 channel radio Futaba has coming out.
The original poster already said he has a 14MZ and Dx7, why the heck would he want another 10 channel TX?

  

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03-08-2008 11:33 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Ace Dude

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Did you see the connectors on this receiver? What kind of servos can you run with this receiver? They don't look standard.
Those are the new micro servo connectors. Spektrum is also using them on their micro RX.

  

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03-08-2008 11:45 PM  10 years agoPost 16
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but if you are running glow fuel and a governor, you will need 8.
I'm only using 7 on my glow helis with governors.

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03-09-2008 12:27 AM  10 years agoPost 17
MJWS

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I can't imagine why you'd get anything but the module for the 14MZ. You have the expensive part done... the best radio on the planet... why go backwards? Hell I'll trade you straight across my shiny new x9303 for your 14MZ. It's not a fair trade or a good trade why choose it?

If you want to unload the spektrum stuff it will sell easily and quickly. That said if you don't enjoy the nice radio, to each their own. The x9303 is great and a decent value. I ended up with one mainly because of the diversity and cost of receivers. Both the 6300 and 9100 have my number. If Futaba had released their 12fg on time. I'd have had that instead. But I'd be pissed right now waiting on rx's.

At the very least I'd nuke the dx7 for the x9303. If you wait a bit, you could unload your 14mz for a 12x, have JR's best and still leverage your 2.4 rx's.

Mike

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03-09-2008 01:03 AM  10 years agoPost 18
Ace Dude

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I'm only using 7 on my glow helis with governors.
Me too. He's probably running a GV-1 that requires three channels from the RX so he's using all eight. The GV-1 is the only governor that I'm aware of that uses three channels.

  

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03-09-2008 01:37 AM  10 years agoPost 19
MEDFLIGHT

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Ace
I figured he was either using a gv-1 or a nicd/nimh pack and using spot for it.

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03-09-2008 01:51 PM  10 years agoPost 20
kcordell

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The GV-1 doesn't really use three channels. One is for the throttle and you have to put the throttle servo wire into the GV-1. The other two are for on/off and headspeed, but you still need 8 channels for this setup. Now if you were running a gyro without gain mode, that would drop you back down to 7. Steve Helms was using a 6EX (6 channel receiver) by using a couple of 'y' harnesses to get governor and gyro working.

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