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02-04-2010 04:57 PM  8 years agoPost 1
dvdking

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Willingboro NJ

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How many clus have converted to 2.4 club only. I know that AMA has a wavier for clubs to become 2.4 only. And have any clubs have problems after going to 2.4 only ( members not wanting to convert) after club has gone to 2.4 only.I think 90% of heli pilots are already 2.4

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02-04-2010 05:09 PM  8 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Best use of this is when you want to do a heli club at a small field thats too close to an existing AMA field (or any type of club within i think its 2 or 3nm of an existing club) to get a charter so you make the new club 2.4 only and if they want to join they have to fly 2.4

I'd be leary about forcing an existing club to change, that would upset a lot of people for no good reason.

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02-04-2010 05:24 PM  8 years agoPost 3
dvdking

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We would not be forcing any one to change over. Most of the club members already are 2.4 it will be the excisting members who want to stay at 72mhz can be grandfathered in and stay at 72mhz until they choose to change. But who wouldn't change over to 2.4 with the safety factor alone it is a great change knowing that no one can shoot you down by turning on there radio and they are on the same channel as you are. I tell people when they say they got too many heli's to change I say you don't have to change them all at once do it a little at a time .If you like your radio you don't have to buy a new one you can convert your radio over to 2.4 The future is here in 2.4 so why not enjoy it. I personally feel that it is a matter of time when there will only be 2.4 spektrum and no more 72mhz. Guys look at the technonlogy who would of think that we would be at this stage where the radios are the way they are now.Look how much the heli industry has changed in the last 5yrs.

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02-04-2010 05:36 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Steff Giguere

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St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

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We have not, but we only have two members out of 48 who are still on 72mhz.

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02-04-2010 05:40 PM  8 years agoPost 5
RCHeliJim

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We are 2.4GHz only, due to the circumstances mentioned by BarracudaHockey. We are right next door to another AMA club and going 2.4 only allows us to share the airspace without needing to do frequency arrangements, etc. 99% of our members are on 2.4, so it hasn't caused an issue.



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02-04-2010 08:33 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Andy from Sandy

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For me personally here in the UK on 35MHz I have never experienced a glitch. I have since gone 2.4 because that was the radio I wanted. At my club there is still quite a few on 35MHz and none of them have had problems. To the contrary it has been some using Spektrum 2.4 kit that have had the problems.

Why mend what ain't broke?

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02-04-2010 08:36 PM  8 years agoPost 7
1275mini

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Wirral North West U.K.

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24 out 32 in our club fly 2.4

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02-04-2010 08:38 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Andy from Sandy

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24 out 32 in our clu fly 2.4
That seems to be the thrust of this thread. Would it be fair to ask the others to replace their 35MHz gear if the club is not having any problems?

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02-04-2010 08:41 PM  8 years agoPost 9
1275mini

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still use my pcm 10 some times every one is happy 35 & 2.4 flying together

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02-04-2010 08:44 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Mputu

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Killeen, TX

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Well it's great to have 2.4 club only, where members don't have to worry about who's on what but at the same time it's not fair for those who love the hooby just as bad as we do and don't want to change. For some they are under pressure indirectly being the only ones not using 2.4.

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02-04-2010 08:48 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Mputu

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I think very soon everyone will embrace the technology and all will show up with 2.4, that day is approaching quickly.

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02-04-2010 08:50 PM  8 years agoPost 12
whirlyspud

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USA

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I have a few 50 mhz rx's that I have no intention of replacing any time soon. All my 72 has been gone for a while.

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02-04-2010 08:57 PM  8 years agoPost 13
djrformcar

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Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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I'm working on going 2.4 only but I have a lot of 72 JR 10ch sync rxs, Bought them just before the JR 9303 2.4 came out. Looking to trade or sell them off.

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02-04-2010 09:11 PM  8 years agoPost 14
tommytt1

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Mercerville, NJ, USA

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I belong to the same club as Dvdking, and have never had a problem on 72mhz, granted there only two of us left.

As I recall the only problem we ever had was Dvdking turning on his radio in the pits and shooting another pilot down.

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

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02-04-2010 09:17 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Mputu

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djrformcar
I had the same issue but I have to sell mine and get 2.4, while I was at fun fly at Tyler, TX one time I find out I was the only heli pilot not using 2.4 but that's not all. There were some Airplane pilot who wanted to test their aircraft and we both happen to be on the same channel. Since that day I decided to to replaced all my radio equipment to 2.4.

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02-04-2010 10:46 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Mutt

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3 out of 60 hee use 2.4 and the 72 is a safe as any other radio system out there. nothing but bs hype that 72 is unsafe it is closed minded fools that think that crap.

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02-04-2010 11:05 PM  8 years agoPost 17
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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It's perfectly safe as long as nobody shows up with a walmart special that happens to be on your channel while you're flying your 90 size nitro and with no concept of what a pin board is, turns it on and fires it up.

I dont think its a point of being safe or unsafe, I happen to beleive that 2.4 is "safer" but nothing is idiot proof.

Andy
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02-04-2010 11:13 PM  8 years agoPost 18
MutantGarage

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Texas, USA

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I'm keeping 72MHz because any 2.4GHz downlink from the heli is going to de-sense a 2.4GHz receiver. Lots of cameras and other accessories are 2.4GHz only. They're also much lighter than 900MHz or 1.2GHz versions.

So there's still a place for 72/50MHz no matter what the RC manufacturers want to push.

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02-05-2010 02:26 PM  8 years agoPost 19
RCHeliJim

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It's perfectly safe as long as nobody shows up with a walmart special that happens to be on your channel while you're flying your 90 size nitro and with concept of what a pin board is, turns it on and fires it up.
Man, thats so true. We had that happen a few years back. One of our guys was practicing autos and a guy pulled up in his car some distance away and was watching - which happens on occasion. A few minutes later our pilot turns around and says "I no longer have it!". We look around and see that the guy in the car has a transmitter in his hands and was playing around with the radio. Turns out he had one of those cheap RTF units in the car with him and was getting ready to try it out. Sure enough the planets were aligned that day and he was on the same frequency as the guy flying. To make matters more interesting, he powered up when the heli was at a high altitude and moving away, not turned around yet for the auto. The heli locked out, failsafe kicked in (throttle low, hold on other controls) and the heli continued to move away, while losing altitude slowly. It ended up hitting the roof of an industrial building in the area.

Luckily the owners of said building are good people and they let us get the heli down and they refused any money to repair the tear in the roof membrane. The heli itself was a mess

Anyway, not trying to divert the thread, just chuckled when I read BH's post as it reminded me of this story. Nothing wrong at all with FM radios when they are used properly and in a controlled environment. I never once had an issue with FM when I was on it.



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02-05-2010 02:32 PM  8 years agoPost 20
1275mini

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the fun of flying

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