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Old 04-21-2020, 06:06 PM   #1
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hey guys
i am making a return to the hobby after about 5 years away from it
now i a sure this topic has come up before ,but i a curious on what radios everyone is using ?
i have been looking at the spektrum dx6 or the 8
but i also see a lot of other new brands and options avalible
i used to be a Hitec guy .....but it seems like they dont make much for radios now
i want somthing that is going to last me a few years .....what should i get ?
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: lets talk radios

I am a solid Futaba guy, have some spektrums for cars and foam visionaire type junk.
Around here the guys are all going Jeti, some guys don't mind or rather enjoy the Frsky stuff but I think that is because there is a lot of tinkering with software.
Most guys bash Spektrum but anything you buy now is 100 times better than what we used to fly with back in the day
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:27 PM   #3
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yea
the frsky stuff looks intresting .....but it seems like a lot of pissing around to program them ....
futaba is definatly another option for sure
havent even looked at the jeti radios yet
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:27 PM   #4
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Re: lets talk radios

While new to the better stuff, I bought a new DX6 G3 last fall and love it. However, with that said, I do at times wish I went with the DX8 or DX9 for only a couple other small reasons (using dual aileron/dual flap servo set-up). Also to note, the price jump was actually considerate though. But with that said, I am not disappointed with my DX6 in any way. I guess what you buy channel related would depend on what you actually plan on flying, or currently have in the stable. I do not need the set-up mentioned above, but may be helpful in the future as I do have one plane with dual aileron and dual flap set-up, which I will now be using y-harnesses on.
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:30 PM   #5
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Re: lets talk radios

yea thats one of the thing i didnt like when reading about the dx6
i fly a few full house gliders ...guess it just boild down to if ya wanna use a y harness or not ....like the old days lol
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:38 PM   #6
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Re: lets talk radios

Telemetry is really getting popular. I have futaba and it is really helpful and fun to get telemetry features while flying gliders. Altitude, speed and variometer are available for most radios. Consider that feature in your radio purchase.
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:09 PM   #7
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Re: lets talk radios

I've been using Frsky since I came back into the hobby. I took a 15 year break.

Frsky comes with 2 types of software, the one that comes stock with the X10s is a menu driven interface no different from spektrum or futaba. You just have to learn it just like any radio.

Opentx Is what i use, it's more flexible than any other radio I've used, and I'm coming from futaba. Simple things like assigning a channel to a know in 3 seconds, which is important when setting up an airplane with dual servos per wing, a knob has no spring return so I dont need 3 hands while working on balancing dual or tripple aileron servos. Similarly for dual rudder servos.

After setup is done, assigning the function back to an input stick in less than 3 seconds.

I once helped a friend with his Aura8 and I asked him to assign a different toggle switch to channel 5 on his futaba 18mz.. let's just say it was entertaining.

Anyways, with OpenTX fiddle as much as you want or fiddle as little as you want as theres always many ways to do things.

But as far as what radio you should get, look around your area and see what others are using, they will be your first source of support. Buy the same brand that's being used in your club by the helpful people.
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thanks for the advise joe
i will give Frsky a good look ...where did you purchase yours ?
there isnt really a club where i live now days ...so i am kinda on my own
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:33 PM   #9
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Re: lets talk radios

Best place is Aloft Hobbies the support is amazing they are in California: alofthobbies.com
In Canada Rotorgeeks www.rotorgeeks.com
Great Hobbies is a good place too: greathobbies.com

Telemetry is built into all of them. Plus the aftermarket support is amazing.
You can get things like the AT-V1 from Aloft, AJ Hobbies (Toronto), T9 In europ and it does RPM plus 2 temp sensors, plus 3 analog voltage ports that you can put a voltage divider on and have it all displayed on your radio. Price (cheap)
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:47 PM   #10
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I used to run JR until they went 2.4 and used the Spektrum system, I then went to Airtronics for my planes and had zero issues with the SD10G and then SD10GS. Once JR switched to there own DMSS I went back and have really liked them. There new stuff is really nice and there new power bus receivers ect are excellent, they come standard with receiver voltage telemetry and then you can add on what you want from there. I like the fact most programs are built and ready to use in the radio, you have 4 aileron servos the balance function is all there waiting to be used with 5 points already setup. In Canada AMR is in the process of bring the full line in. The Heli Farm used to carry them but when the business was sold the new owner did not continue carrying the line. I have bought from J Tec and JR DeeForce direct both with excellent results.

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