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01-13-2010 03:03 AM  8 years agoPost 1
lonewlf

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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are these radios any good? not to use with helis but flight sims..like this one..

http://www.rcroll.com/Accessories/E...-EK2-0406A.html

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01-13-2010 04:00 AM  8 years agoPost 2
turboomni

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If you are serious about heli's I would advise you to get the best radio you can afford as it will grow with you when some heli's will not.

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

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01-13-2010 06:55 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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A Spektrum DX6i is a good beginner's radio and I highly recommend you consider it. A Spektrum DX7 will do pretty much everything you might need and will be good for years to come. I would not recommend the radio in your link. Save your money and buy something which will last you awhile. The radio in that picture will cause you many problems and will in the end be a waste of money.

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01-13-2010 08:00 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Rogerm069

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+1 on the Dx7

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01-13-2010 02:22 PM  8 years agoPost 5
JRjoe

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DX7 would be the bare minimum IMO.

If it were me knowing what i do now, i'd jump right into a X9503 and be done with it. You would never need another radio after that. Think about it, a one time investment...


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01-13-2010 06:34 PM  8 years agoPost 6
chris6414

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Sneads Ferry, NC USA

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I was just on EBay and you can pick a 9 CAP with a PCM receiver cheap now. I am always one technology behind with regards to radios with no issues. I just switched to FM from AM 2-3 years ago.

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01-13-2010 06:51 PM  8 years agoPost 7
vinnielopez

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I think he was talking about using it for a flight sim only.

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01-13-2010 07:46 PM  8 years agoPost 8
lonewlf

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yeah only for flight sim..what u think

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01-13-2010 08:46 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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I bought my DX6i transmitter for $100, and I have been able to use it on both my simulator and also as a buddy box when teaching others to fly. Buying anything less is just a waste of money.

If I were going to buy a TX just for a sim, I would buy the TX that comes with the particular sim I am buying. That way, it will work perfectly and give you all of the extra functions which you probably will not get with the TX in the link.

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01-16-2010 09:16 PM  8 years agoPost 10
dkshema

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Unless you can turn OFF the CCPM mix in that transmitter, NO, it is not a good choice for the Phoenix Sim. If you can turn off the CCPM mix, it would do just fine.

Find a decent 6 channel transmitter that has a heli mode, you'll do fine.

DX6i is a good choice, it doesn't matter if the TX is 72 MHz or 2.4 GHz. It just needs to have a buddy box port on it.

[qoute]If I were going to buy a TX just for a sim, I would buy the TX that comes with the particular sim I am buying. [/quote]

He has Phoenix. Unless you buy the bundle with the DX5e from Horizon, Phoenix doesn't come WITH a dummy TX. It expects you to use your existing TX. The problem with Horizon's bundling of the DX5e with Phoenix is that the DX5e is not suitable at all for heli flying.

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01-16-2010 10:34 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Is the Phoenix sim sold by Horizon? It seems to have better physics than the Hangar 9 FSOne that I am using. But there are other problems. For example, my 12X radio does not map very well to the FSOne simulator such that I can't access many of the features that the fake TX which comes packaged with the more expensive "complete" sim package. For example, I don't have a reset button on my TX. More importantly, the Idle-up features doesn't really work right. It would be nice if the Phoenix was really made to work correctly with JR/Spektrum transmitters.

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01-20-2010 01:54 AM  8 years agoPost 12
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Is the Phoenix sim sold by Horizon?
Yes, Horizon recently became the distributor for Phoenix in the US, finally wresting control from the Evil Empire.

They sell it as you'd normally get it from the manufacturer (no transmitter, add your own) and they bundle it with a DX5e (which is of little use for heli flyers, but maybe the DX5e can be sold for a few bucks on eBay to offset the cost a bit).
For example, I don't have a reset button on my TX.
There's no RESET button needed with Phoenix.
It would be nice if the Phoenix was really made to work correctly with JR/Spektrum transmitters.
You mean simply plugging the supplied cord into your JR/Spektrum radio, going through the calibration procedure and then using your TX isn't simple enough?

DX6i, DX7, X9303 are plug and play.

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01-20-2010 06:11 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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There's no RESET button needed with Phoenix.
What do you do when you crash? Press the R button on the computer keyboard? I find it kind of nice to hook the flight sim to a large TV and practice on the couch. It's a little bit inconvenient to have to stand up and walk over to the computer to hit reset ever minute or so. A reset button, while not really necessary, would be nice.
You mean simply plugging the supplied cord into your JR/Spektrum radio, going through the calibration procedure and then using your TX isn't simple enough?
My experience using the 12X controller with the FSOne program was anything but plug-and-play. I still can't get it to really work right. I would love to be able to flip dual rates or idle up on my TX and have it work, but it simply doesn't map correctly from the controller to the computer. Perhaps Phoenix works better than FSOne.

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01-20-2010 02:47 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Rafael23cc

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Junction City, KS

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What do you do when you crash? Press the R button on the computer keyboard? I find it kind of nice to hook the flight sim to a large TV and practice on the couch. It's a little bit inconvenient to have to stand up and walk over to the computer to hit reset ever minute or so. A reset button, while not really necessary, would be nice.
Phoenix does have an automatic re-set based on time. It resets automatically after a pre-set time selected by you.

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01-20-2010 02:49 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Phoenix does have an automatic re-set based on time. It resets automatically after a pre-set time selected by you.
That's a good idea.

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01-20-2010 07:19 PM  8 years agoPost 16
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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My advice is to spend as much as you can on the radio. It is something that will stay with you for a long time. You can always get more bigger better helis. Most guys don't change radios very often.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-20-2010 07:29 PM  8 years agoPost 17
dkshema

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Perhaps Phoenix works better than FSOne.
There is no "perhaps" about it. Phoenix blows FS One away.

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