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04-04-2012 06:15 AM  9 years ago
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greenboot

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How many channels needed for BeastX
I'm thinking about a new radio. How many channels are needed to use all the features like gyro and gov? I currently have an 8 channel Futaba but would like to get a JR or Spectrum.
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Tom
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04-04-2012 06:24 AM  9 years ago
Santiago P

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8ch recommended.

Your 8ch Futaba will be fine, but if you are also upgrading to 2.4 consider the Futaba 8FG (actualy a 14channel radio). If the budget is less, Look into the new Futaba 8J, all the great programing of the 8FG, compatability of SBUS and many more usefull features.

Always buy the max channel radio you can afford. No need to switch to an inferior brand.

After several years of competing at the Nats using spektrum modulation and having signal deterioration issues, I switched to FASST and never looked back.
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04-04-2012 08:43 AM  9 years ago
Peterr

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Why not fit an XPS module into your Futaba?? If its a module type.....

http://www.xtremepowersystems.net/products.php?cat=12

8 and 10 ch rx's are cheaper than the other brands , and they'll have their own 16ch Tx out soon too ...

it's good gear , I've used nothing else for the last 5+ years ....

Oh , you really only need 7 channels too , but Tx's with more are usually much better/easier to use , and let you use all the capabilities of the gyro; gov etc .....
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04-04-2012 11:29 AM  9 years ago
greenboot

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I was thinking about getting a Spectrum or JR so I could use the "bind and fly" feature. I also want enough channels to use the new FBL controllers.
I'm king of disappointed that my Futaba 10CHP only works with Futaba receivers. I realize it can use other modules, but I didn't like switching modules for my 72mHz stuff.
Tom
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04-04-2012 02:54 PM  9 years ago
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Always buy the max channel radio you can afford. No need to switch to an inferior brand
I agree with the first part of this statement but there was/is no reason for the last part!!!! Nuff said???

greenboot,

Getting the best that you can afford is the way to choose your tx.. I fly nothing but JR and have eversince I started flying heli's back in the early 90's... and I too fly at IRCHA and the NATS and have never had a problem from the good old 72 mhz days until present... with that said, I do see that some of the guys at our field have switched to the Futaba 8FG (think that is the model number)and they seem to really like some of the features that it has.. but what I also see, is that they need each other to help in getting them set up correctly.. I just like the feel of the JR radios and also the ease of programming...
I would suggest the following tx's from JR.. 9 channels will let you do whatever you want...
9503
11X
12X
These are all very reliable and if I were in the market for a new tx, it would most likely be the 11X...
Good Luck, Stan
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04-04-2012 04:37 PM  9 years ago
Santiago P

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I just like the feel of the JR radios and also the ease of programming...
I have to agree, the JR TXs feel very nice are are easier to program The futaba 8fg are also easy to program once you figure out the menu but the manuals don't help.

If you need to have bind and fly, wait a little for the new JR XG-8 radio, should be released soon. BTW, I still like JR, is the JR-spek blend I dislike.

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04-04-2012 07:13 PM  9 years ago
JasonJ

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I am running my beastx and separate gov on a 7 channel rx. Now I need to know why an 8 channel is needed. My radio is 9 channel if that makes a difference.
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04-04-2012 11:03 PM  9 years ago
doorman

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More Then 7 Channels
JasonJ,

The reason I suggest more then a 7 channel is really because a lot of people fly more then 3D or just heli's... so those extra channels can come in handy as you grow with this hobby..
I do also own a DX7 that I keep in my shop as a spare, just in case I need to send my main tx in for service, and yes it will fly quite a few of my machines, but not all of them...
Stan
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04-06-2012 04:58 AM  9 years ago
JasonJ

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The reason I suggest more then a 7 channel is really because a lot of people fly more then 3D or just heli's... so those extra channels can come in handy as you grow with this hobby..
Very true. I just thought it was being implied that the Beastx needs more than a 7 channel rx to work.
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