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10-21-2009 08:04 PM  8 years agoPost 1
twoolley08

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Hey has anyone ever used their 7c on a boat? Right now I have the jr xp6102 and a raptor 50, I need to upgrade to the 7 channel, but I also need a new remote for my boat. I have found a few 3 channel radios that would be nice but for the price I mine as well get a 7c with a 2nd receiver. knock out 2 birds with 1 stone kinda thing. I read that the new spektrum marine rx is using the air systems to work better on water which made me think about upgrading to a 7c for the heli and boat. any input would be nice. Thanks

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10-26-2009 11:11 PM  8 years agoPost 2
brandov2

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My buddy has done this with a 7c and raced his boats he likes the aircraft transmitters better..I can see if he will chime in maybe send you a email..

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10-27-2009 05:37 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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I've got a 12FG programed on a buggy and it works good. It should work on a boat.I'm using a 7ch 2.4 fasst rx in the buggy also.


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10-27-2009 07:30 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Saint728

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It would work fine. Whatever transmitter your comfortable with is the one you should choose. I use a Futaba 3PKS 2.4 with my boat and cars and I use stick transmitters with my airplanes and helicopters. Its easier to program and use a wheel radio with cars and boats, but if your use to sticks then go for that.

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10-27-2009 07:55 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Dood

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2.4ghz DOES NOT like water. It can't penetrate it.

I've run into a problem using 2.4ghz on my car in the winter when melted snow (thats water) on the body completely locked out my radio.

I experienced the same thing when a snow bank came between me and the car.

I know of Float Plane competitions prohibiting the use of 2.4ghz.

I know light misting rain can affect your transmitters range with an aircraft.

If you do use it on your boat, make sure you double check your fail safes.
If you lose control, your boat might be bobbing out there for a couple minutes.

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10-27-2009 08:27 PM  8 years agoPost 6
luixitoyo

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Hi dood:
What transmiter system do you use?

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10-27-2009 08:36 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Dood

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I use an x9303. Why do you ask?

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10-27-2009 08:38 PM  8 years agoPost 8
luixitoyo

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Jr and Spektrum transmiters seems to work badly on wather.
Futaba certify his systems on water.
Yo can see it here:
http://downloads.hobbico.com/misc/f...t-marine-ad.pdf

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10-27-2009 08:51 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Dood

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And Spektrum addresses this.
http://spektrumrc.com/Articles/Arti...?ArticleID=2009

The nature of 2.4ghz, regardless if it says Spektrum or Futaba, is that it doesn't penetrate through water.

See the long antenna wire sticking through the top of the boat? Thats there for a reason.

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10-27-2009 09:14 PM  8 years agoPost 10
DougV

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When Spektrum came out with their marine radio, lot's of us went all out and replaced our old gear with the 2.4 Spektrum. Very soon we realized that Spektrum (1st and 2nd marine generation) wasn't all that great and we started replacing them with Futaba FASST. Today about 92% of us are Futaba FASST and most of us leave the antenna inside the fuselage.

JMO,
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10-27-2009 11:52 PM  8 years agoPost 11
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Well it don't snow in the south but once in a blue moon so if you live in the south i think you will be ok with Futaba. It may snow here about once every ten years,if it snowed more than that i would move to Florida i HATE snow and i hate the winter. I'm 6ft 1inch and i way a 145 pounds so i can't take the could at all.


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10-28-2009 12:35 AM  8 years agoPost 12
DougV

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Well it don't snow in the south but once in a blue moon so if you live in the south i think you will be ok with Futaba. It may snow here about once every ten years,if it snowed more than that i would move to Florida i HATE snow and i hate the winter. I'm 6ft 1inch and i way a 145 pounds so i can't take the could at all.
Man...lucky you, tall and slim, I'm 5'10" with a 220lbs beer belly.

Doug.

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10-29-2009 03:04 AM  8 years agoPost 13
twoolley08

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the whole spektrum messing up on water is what i dont like futaba has their 2.4 3pk and 4pk that works good on water so i would assume that their 7c would be good on water as well.

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10-29-2009 11:35 AM  8 years agoPost 14
DougV

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I've been using the FASST 3PM on water with electrics and gas engines for more than a year, I've seen people using the Futaba 6EX 2.4 with no problems.

Doug.

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10-30-2009 02:46 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Four Stroker

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Futaba USA (and also Robbe) sells long FASST boat antennas that presumably you put in a vertical antenna tube.

Quote from Krista or Bax:

Futaba long antennas in stock:

HSP79766 ANT BOAT ONLY 400MM $12.13

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10-30-2009 02:53 AM  8 years agoPost 16
twoolley08

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Thank you for findoing that lil bit a info Four Stroker.

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10-30-2009 06:11 AM  8 years agoPost 17
tgo

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I have Futaba 3PM 2.4GHz for my truggy, I use to run it the rainy days and never has a problem.

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