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Old 09-21-2008, 01:38 PM   #11
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One other thing. I was planning on putting the O.S. .91 Surpass II w/ pump ( 4 stroke) in it. But I like the clean look of the in-cowl muffler and from what I've read it is only compatible with 2 strokes. I really like the aircraft sound of the four stoke. So if anyone can enlighten me with a in-cowl muffler that will give me the sound of the four stroke or a 4 stroke in-cowl muffler?
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:01 PM   #12
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You might also be able to pick up a Mmultiplex Royal Evo at a good price. Either 9 or 12 channel. If you are going serious about scale you might want the 12 channel.

I paid $350 for both Tx and Rx and both are synthesized, meaning I can fly on any channel I want.

Has all the bells anhd whistles and their IPD receivers are top notch.
The transmitter can fly nearly all 72 mhz receivers both negative and positive shift.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:08 PM   #13
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Top-Flite does have an in cowl muff that should work. check their web site.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:11 PM   #14
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Hi Rugid,
I won't debate about one company or the other, what I will tell you is from my personal experience. I WAS a die hard Futaba guy, after 3 radio failures (on 3 different radio's) that were CONFIRMED by Futaba to be failures in the transmitters (not just the typical "I had a radio problem" story you usually get), I switched to JR. I have now been flying JR for 15 years and recently converted one of my 10X's to the spektrum 2.4 module and it has worked flawlessly.
When Futaba brought out the 14MZ I was really interested in it for the extra channels. However, after 2 friends of mine bought them and lost airplanes due to radio problems (Again, confirmed by Futaba as radio issues) I decided against it.
I have read of confirmed FASST receiver issues in very high temperatures (arizona) in jets, not that it has anything to do with the model being a jet, that's just what they happened to be in.
In the end, when I started the move to 2.4, I took all of these things into account and stuck with JR/Spektrum.
I have also had limited experience with the above mentioned Royal Evo 12. I do not fly with a tray and I found the Evo to be completely horrible to hold if you are a thumbs flier, in a tray it's great. It's flexibility in programming (once you finish your computer science masters to figure out programming it LOL, kidding, it's not THAT bad, but I sure could have used a "programming your multiplex for idiots" book) is probably better than most other radio's out there. If it were not for it's horrible feel as a thumbs flier instead of using a tray I'd probably have bought one. I do not believe that there is a 2.4 upgrade for them though.

IMO, bang for the buck, you will never beat Spektrum or JR for ease of use, reliability, and feel.

Just my opinion of course.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:19 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by bugerdup View Post
Top-Flite does have an in cowl muff that should work. check their web site.
Right from their website

LGM Guitars thanks for your post. It has been informative and helped me in my decision.
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