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Old 01-19-2004, 10:52 AM   #11
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how about Kraft Midwest in Detroit area?
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:51 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by craigk
how about Kraft Midwest in Detroit area?
Sorry, no experience with them and I've been very happy with HH for years. Typical turnaround is 2 weeks and price is good. They actually replaced a cracked case on a receiver last time ... no charge.

I have heard good things about Radio South but, I have no direct experience....
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:57 AM   #13
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I've had my JR 347 for about 10 years now. Not one problem with it.

I have Futaba Transmitters but for me the JR has a better feel to it with the rounded case so it is my primary radio. As far as reliability is concerned I would not pick one over the other.

If your old RX is compatible with newer radio's then you should stick to Futaba and fly two models on one radio. Otherwise go with the radio that has the features and feel you like.

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Old 01-19-2004, 12:13 PM   #14
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I fly with a 9C, currently own 3-9 channel 1024 PCM RX's..........
If I, for some reason decide to switch, it would be to Multiplex..... One of those 12 channels has my name on it
Other than that I would have to seriously take a look at what I have. Lots of Futaba stuff I won't mention the difficult programming on the JR or anything. We don't want a Ford/Chevy fight again :P
One thing to consider, JR has one of the nicest and least expensive PCM RX's on its side. Re-sale of your Futaba gear will be easy as well.... Both are great outfits.
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Old 01-19-2004, 12:34 PM   #15
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I don't think that any brand really has an edge on any other. It would be features, ergonomics etc that you like. One thing to consider, though, is that you already have a bunch of Futaba related stuff in servo arms, receiver, extensions etc. If you get your new radio on the same channel, your old airborne will blend in much easier.

Either that, or make sure that your new radio is switchable to pos or neg pulse. T.
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Old 01-19-2004, 01:06 PM   #16
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That is a very good point Tex. I just switched from the older Aitronics stuff to the new Airtronics Z connector and spent a considerable amount updating extensions, Y harnesses, switches, batteries, etc.. Gotta look at the whole picture.
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Hey what about Airtronics?

The Stylus is a real nice TX but then again I am biased... I own one!

If I was going to choose something other then Airtronics I would go JR since my Airtronics "Z" Rx are compatible with JR.

It's like what others have said here you gotta go and compare both. Pick up the Futaba Tx and the JR Tx and see what feels comfortable.. then pick Airtronics!!!
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:31 PM   #18
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Jim, the "Z" connectors plug into Futaba just fine as well!

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Old 01-19-2004, 06:51 PM   #19
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Yeah and Hitec connectors and JR are exactly the same
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Don't have to worry too much about the mix and match anymore.

My radio's may be JR but I am running all Futaba servo's save for two mini Airtronics in my electric plane. I guess I got more used to the Futaba numbering system when I did RC cars and stuck to their servo's.
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