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Old 04-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Spectrum recievers for $3.99?

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I ordered up a few Spectrum DSM2 AR6100E From Target hobbies to try, they have them on sale for $3.99 each. I was wondering if anyone else has tried these... so far they seem excellent for small electric planes, will try them on larger electrics soon. I would imagine they are some kinda knock off but are branded with the Spectrum label, I am using them on a Spectrum DX7, seem to bind easily and work just fine... sure can't argue with the price. Anyone else try them yet? what is the general opinion?

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Old 04-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: Spectrum recievers for $3.99?

Hey Gary, tried these last year. They are indeed knock-offs so be thoughtful of what planes you put them in. For park fliers, strykers and others that will dead-stick home ok, why not try them. I took one of each - genuine and knock-off to a meeting and very soon forgot which one was true Spektrum.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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Ya, that was my thought John, for the price they are great so why not try them in some foamies and little electric stuff, so I picked up 6 of them and a couple others... no way I would commit a glow or gas plane to them but the electrics, why not... For the price you just know they are knock offs, but hey, more then likely are built in the same factory as the originals... just like everything else out there...
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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Re: Spectrum recievers for $3.99?

I have a couple, and use them only so far on my homemade foamies. They work very well with no issues, and are a great bargain.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:40 AM   #5

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And the knockoff for the 9000 is only 9.99 (+ship). http://www.targethobby.com/spectrum-...p-4162043.html

BUT like you say, I would never put it in a big bird either.

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Re: Spectrum recievers for $3.99?

To be safe, borrow your wife's nail polish (a colour that she's giving up on or is in the 'why did I buy that?' category), and put a dot of polish of the top and bottom of each Target special.

Identifies the good versus the clones.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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Re: Spectrum recievers for $3.99?

Thanks for pointing me to Target, I've just placed an order for a couple 'projects' I'm doing.
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