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06-16-2009 04:50 AM  11 years ago
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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Well, my hog is flying a plain old Airtronics old style FM (PPM) RX with a *very old* magneto 38cc engine - no glitches. But then again there is probably near three feet between the engine and the RX and I used nyrod for the throttle connection, on purpose.

My first radio was a Futaba AM (the black box, forgot the model) in an Eaglet (cira 1985). Was flying it along just fine one afternoon when a thunderstorm cracked some lightning off in the distance I saw the flash out of the corner of my eye and the Eaglet did a beautiful snap roll, complete with the throttle timing and everything. Decided to land and pack it up (El Paso, flat desert and hold a lightning rod - didn't want to be the next discharge point)

Anyhow, climb back off the way-back machine and now that we are here with 2.4 radios, I have a 72Mhz set that is pretty darn trouble free. I don't mind using it, even on a Raptor but I will only do that if I have no 2.4 RX's left. As RappyT said, just *much* more confident. No crystal to fall out (that's happened to me, airplane), no antenna to catch in the main rotors (yep) and no one else on the same channels, ever. The 72Mhz does work and works well but the 2.4 is *much* better. Also, that model match feature seems like a small thing, but it's a big bonus. It has saved me a number of times from a hot start. I did that at least twice with my Airtronics.
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06-16-2009 06:20 AM  11 years ago
LDR

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Sarcoxie, MO

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All PCM stuff here, but thinking about taking the leap to 2.4.Thats gonna require parts!!!
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06-16-2009 10:57 AM  11 years ago
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN USA #1

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Made the switch last summer and i'm not looking back. So many advantages to 2.4 ..............
JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!
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06-16-2009 12:42 PM  11 years ago
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Midwest

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I dumped all my 72MHz stuff over 20 years ago! Been flyin' pretty regular since...
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06-16-2009 04:23 PM  11 years ago
Shawn Pierce

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Galliano, Louisiana

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Cool guys, i'm thinking of selling my N9 and a 9303 rtf but it is 72mhz. Thats why i'm wondering if people would consider buying....
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