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01-16-2009 06:40 PM  9 years agoPost 1
drken

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I'm looking to purchase an entire heli setup soon and it look like I've got a few choices to make concerning transmitters. So, I've made a decision:

I'm getting a 10 Channel or more 2.4 GHz transmitter as I'm planning to do scale modeling and I'll need extra channels for retracts, lights, etc.

Aside from that, I have no idea. I'm sure if I ask the owners of the various different brands they'll all tell me that their brand is best. So, what I want to know is what makes a Futaba different from an Airtronics or a JR, etc? Does one have smoother gimbals, or more readable display? Does one come with better batteries?

It was far easier to choose a heli as everybody at the field said "get a 600N because that's what we fly and it'll be easier for us to help you". But no real useful advice except for "they're all terrible, but Futaba seems to be the least terrible of them all" from a Futaba user.

Any help?

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01-16-2009 07:29 PM  9 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Ford vs Chevy

You're going to get a bunch of "the radio I own is the best"

Most of the upper end radios like the 12x, x9303, 10C, 12Z all differ slightly in features but they are all high quality, find the one thats got the features and price you want.

The 9303 and 10C are hard to beat for the price with the edge in reciever selection going to the JRs IMO

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01-16-2009 07:53 PM  9 years agoPost 3
drken

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Does a Rx have to be the same brand as the Tx?

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01-16-2009 08:09 PM  9 years agoPost 4
BarracudaHockey

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With 2.4 yes. Though JR and Spektrum are the same.

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01-16-2009 08:59 PM  9 years agoPost 5
tadawson

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Well, yes, sorta . . . if you put a Spektrum module in a Futaba TX, you will be compatible with Spektrum/JR receivers, but for native 2.4 radios (IE, no module, mfg's stuff directly) brand restrictions definitely apply.

- Tim

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01-17-2009 12:02 AM  9 years agoPost 6
dkshema

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JR/Spektrum 2.4 GHz transmitters and receivers are interoperable with each other. JR works with JR, JR works with Spektrum. Spektrum works with Spektrum, Spektrum works with JR.

Futaba works with Futaba.

Install the Spektrum module system into your Futaba transmitter, as long as that module remains, you are interoperable with JR or Spektrum receivers.

As for what to buy -- Airtronics, JR, Spektrum, Futaba --- pick what turns you on, they all work well. Programming features are similar, you'll never be able to determine "what's best". There is no answer to that question. They're all good.

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01-17-2009 01:19 AM  9 years agoPost 7
kcordell

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As has been said, both (okay all three) systems work very well. All have their plusses and minuses. Best suggestion is get the brand that the other modeler's in your area have, that way when you need help, it's readily available..

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01-17-2009 01:35 AM  9 years agoPost 8
dkshema

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Buy what you want, not "what the other guys have". I've never subscribed to that idea. You're the one who's going to be using it, and contrary to popular belief, the programming features are not all that different from radio to radio, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out.

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01-17-2009 03:41 AM  9 years agoPost 9
bcm

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I would suggest getting as many of them in your hands as you can. Which ever feels the most natural is the best for you.
As said before all the upper end radios are very good. Its strictly a matter of preference.
My personal opinion is that Futaba is slightly more complex to program, but I prefer it because of versatility. Jr seems to be slightly less cumbersome, but its a little less versatile. (slightly)

Another one you might want to look into the 12fg. I dont have one, but I have heard some good things about them.

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