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Old 10-14-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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I am looking for a new radio that I will be using for both Heli's and planes. 2.4 systems are not required but would be nice. I also don't have a brand preference.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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what's your budget?
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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Depending on your budget,you can go from quite cheap to very expensive with Spectrum/JR equipment & it is very good, dependable, & versatile.With all the new bind & fly stuff coming out they seem to be ahead of the the pack in all respects, my opinion only. Spectrum/JR make real good quality stuff, & Horizon is great on warinty & service repairs to.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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Here's a good one, does both airplanes and Heli's

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Old 10-14-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
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Have you looked into the new Airtronics SD-10G on 2.4 This new 10 channel transmitter and receiver is the fastest on the market, and is good for competition helicopters, sailplanes and aircraft.

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As a Airtronics rep I could put you into this system for around $600.00 plus postage. Please remember that you only get the transmitter, receiver and transmitter charger for this price.

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Old 10-14-2009, 05:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help so far. My budget is open but but would prefer to go above 600. I would like options from the lower good budget radios and up. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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Hitecs Aurora 9 is sure looking like a nice radio. I think it is in the $500 range.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:41 PM   #8
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If it doesn't have to be brand new and 2.4 gigglehurtz there are a lot of excellent radios going for peanuts. High end JRs, some Futabas and Airtronics can be gotten for a song. Some can be updated with modules but as many jump on the 2.4 bandwagon the 72 MHz bandwidth is opening up. For your budget a top of the line radio and half a dozen matching receivers is about what you can get. All are still serviced by the manufacturers and even buying one and sending one in for a complete go over will cost less than the bottom of the line brand new computer radios. Plus most are made in Japan not cheap Chineese junk.

Personally I fly Airtronics and have been 'bottom feeding' some amazing radios lately. Picking up transmitter modules, receivers, and crystals for so little I am now buying so when they die I can trash them and pull out another NIB Rx and away I go again. I have been picking up 8 channle Stylii for $150 or so, some with program cards. 6 channel infinities for under $75 and a 10 channel for $200. Frequency modules and receivers between $10 and $50 for 10 channel PCM synthesized Rxs. I have lots of Airtronics old style wiring items so no woes there. JR 10 channel units seem to be going for similar. Just my $0.02.

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Old 10-14-2009, 09:07 PM   #9
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can't go wrong with this one

there are many really good deals right now
first decision you should come to would be based on where you are going to fly - what the predominant radio your flying buddies use, etc.

whether you chose 2.4 or stay on 72 is your call -if you have any intent on travelling to other clubs' events, then 2.4 should be on top of the list

I've bought my last three radios from various chaps here on RC Canada - the latest is my JR9303 on 2.4
most fellows here are stand up guys -as I'm certain you've discovered.
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I've used my Spektrum Dx6i for both planes and helis and have no trouble at all with it. Great price too these days...under 300.
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