The mCPX is a great little model, but I really want a transmitter with a few more features than that of the Spektrum xmtr that comes with the RTF kit.I know I could buy a Spektrum transmitter, but I'm wondering if anyone is aware of a transmitter module/add-on that will allow a Futaba, Airtronics, or other brand transmitter bind with the Spektrum receiver in the heli?I know that there was such a module produced a while back that worked with a Futaba transmitter, but I'm told the latency was totally unacceptable and made it virtually useless.Thanks.
totally not true - you could buy a Spektrum module for your other brand radio and use that to fly the BNF stuff from Horizon, it's a good option. Could also pick up a used DX6i for about the same price and have a dedicated radio for the small BNF stuff. Both are good options.
JSCHENCK,Not to argue, but I'm not aware of any Spektrum module that can be plugged into a Futaba or Airtronics transmitter. They utilize 2 entirely different methods for sending data.Yeah, the purchase of a Spektrum DX6*** is always an option and that may be the best course of action. In the meantime, if you have some specific knowledge of a Spektrum that will work in a Futaba, Airtronics, etc. xmtr, please post the details.Thanks.
-- dave --
I bought the Spketrum module (1st link in jschenck's post) when it was bundled with a AR7000 and priced just about the same as the Rx alone. It worked fine in my Futaba 9C. Any latency problem was with the 9C itself.
I have been using a Futaba 12fgh/spectrum module for 6+ months with my mcpx without any issues. I'm a Futaba guy and just like Futaba radios, but I like all the bnf/inexpensive planes on the spek side. I use FAAST with all my other larger Helis. I'm no 3d master, there supposedly there is a little lag as the data stream gets converted to PPM before going out to the spek module, but I'm not good enough to feel any lag.