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02-05-2010 05:09 PM  8 years agoPost 21
CotperNut

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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.
And close-minded, grouchy old men who cannot punctuate who will not concede that 2.4GHz is better than 72MHz While you may not have problems with 72MHz at your field, you still have to be careful not to have two radios on the same channel on at the same time. Even then, you never know whether or not someone else might turn a radio on on the same frequency outside the field but close enough to cause problems. You don't have to worry about that with 2.4GHz. Given that consideration alone, it's tough to see how anyone could ever win the argument that 72MHZ is "just as safe". Just because you don't have problems does not mean that it just as safe.

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02-05-2010 05:44 PM  8 years agoPost 22
djrformcar

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There are a few anti-heliguys at the local field. I was flying on 72 mgh and the other heliguys didn't say not to, but they encouraged 2.4.
Now I'm so much in the habit of just turning on my radio and fling, I'd be dangerous with 72!

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02-05-2010 05:46 PM  8 years agoPost 23
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Back in the early 80's, I lived about 1/4 mile from the flying field. At that time, the field was owned by a friend who also had his house there. I'd have to call him to see if anyone was at the field so I could turn on my TX to setup a new model.

Glad I don't have to do that anymore. Don't live there anymore, but I am on 2.4 now anyway.

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02-05-2010 06:20 PM  8 years agoPost 24
heli_jon

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Guys, let's be gentle with our brethren who have not quite seen the light.

I would not say that it is the old fuddy duddies in clubs that are resistant to change. I've seen plenty of younger folks not down with the whole idea of switching.

I saw a very similar thing many moons ago when CB radios fell out of favor and were replaced by cell phone's.

Them older feller's and many trucker's just couldn't get over the fact that the newer technology was superior, but eventually they went the way of the dodo.

I guess some folks just like big antenna's and saying breaker 19.

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02-05-2010 09:41 PM  8 years agoPost 25
GMPheli

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I really don't see the big deal. If you are on 2.4, fine. Everything is dandy. But why would you not let others who want fly on 72 do so if they want to? Why would you want to take it away from them? Surely not from a safety aspect. We have flown 72 for decades. Yes you have to be resposible when using it, but you also have to be responsible just flying an r/c heli.

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02-05-2010 10:15 PM  8 years agoPost 26
JasonJ

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Myself and one other guy in my club are 2.4. Everyone else is 72mhz. Most concede the advantages of 2.4, they just can't bring themselves to spend all that money to convert everything over. One guy has a freq scanner he uses, but we still get shoot downs on occasion. Somewhere something randomly emits a signal on one of the channels, so no one uses that channel at all. I started with 72mhz and switched the following year out of fear of being shot down by little Billy down the street playing with his birthday RTF dad bought him.

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02-07-2010 06:45 AM  8 years agoPost 27
chopper_crazy

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Our club supports both 72mhz and 2.4ghz. All the heli pilots at our club run 2.4 but only a handful of the plane guys use 2.4

I don't see a reason to sanction 2.4ghz only. I think the only thing that could come of that is to lose club members.

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02-09-2010 03:23 PM  8 years agoPost 28
1275mini

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the sky's are big enough for us all let's just share and just fly

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02-09-2010 03:43 PM  8 years agoPost 29
ttsingram

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Them older feller's and many trucker's just couldn't get over the fact that the newer technology was superior, but eventually they went the way of the dodo.

I guess some folks just like big antenna's and saying breaker 19
Sure mobile phones are better, but you will find that most if not all truckers still have CB's. You can't have a conversation with several drivers at one time on a phone. You can't scan ahead for trouble like accidents. Or know if the chickencoop is open before you get there.

There is still a place for CB's.

I for one have two helis and two planks on 72. Mainly because the're not worth the price of a 2.4 Rx that would go in them. I have my main two helis on 2.4. As far as my club, the president tried to make helis 2.4 only but as long as you were on the runway you could fly 72. That never made sense to me as they were only 75 feet apart.

I think a new club would be ok with 2.4 only but making existing clubs change over would cause many problems.

I have a friend who has been flying for 30+ years. He just got two 9303's for $200 because the owner got two 9303's on 2.4. My friend has no interest in changeing over. Heck, the more people go over the safer 72 becomes.

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02-09-2010 04:23 PM  8 years agoPost 30
dvdking

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Willingboro NJ

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With the way technology is going it will come to the end where 72mhz is no more. The radio's today the rc company's are not making 72mhz radio they are making 2.4 spektrum. So in my opinion why have 72mhz around when they are not making radio with just on 72mhz. The companies are not going to make any money making them and with the tecnology we have today why have it around. No disrespect to the guys who want to stay at 72mhz, and some guys feel if they never had a problem with 72mhz why change. Well guys like it or not u may not think it will happen but it will. Who would think 2.4 would be here and making a impact like it did.

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02-09-2010 04:45 PM  8 years agoPost 31
ttsingram

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Yes, but mabe not as soon as some might think. The only way 72 is going away is to make it illeagal to use. Stores are still selling 72 mHz radios. Not very well, but they still have stock they want to move. And many who still fly 72 will do so until they need a new radio.

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02-09-2010 06:20 PM  8 years agoPost 32
JetFire

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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.
+1. I've personally witnessed this on several occasions usually from the younger crowd and for those 'not knowing'. Not everyone understands or is aware on the concern of frequency conflicts. Half the time it is just an honest mistake and nothing intentional because some individuals aren't on the same page as we are. I cant count how many times I've seen kids and adults alike fire up an AirHog or any radio controlled aircraft they just purchased from your nearest department store.. who shows any kind of concern for the next guy. It rarely crosses their minds unless your into this kind of hobby. I was never comfortable flying my 400 at a park back in the days on 72mhz for that reason. However, we've all done it and managed to enjoy this hobby regardless the threats and possibilities of an RF hit. Having said that, I agree that 2.4 is nice but I don't think anyone should be forced to convert because now most of everyone voluntarily converted anyways so the chances are much lower now than when everyone and there mother was on 72mhz not so long ago. Personally though, I wouldn't go for anything less than a PCM system in this particular hobby.

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02-09-2010 10:37 PM  8 years agoPost 33
Mputu

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JetFire, yout good point there, I do share the opinoin in that regard.

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02-10-2010 07:24 AM  8 years agoPost 34
1275mini

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02-10-2010 03:28 PM  8 years agoPost 35
Thatlumox

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I don't see a reason to sanction 2.4ghz only. I think the only thing that could come of that is to lose club members.
Then you must have some members on 72mhz that you like. The only ones we have left at on 72 are the old grumpy plankers, and I sure wish they'd go.

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02-11-2010 08:52 PM  8 years agoPost 37
Thatlumox

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the sky's are big enough for us all let's just share and just fly
Sure, that'll happen right after Mideast peace.

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