Post by Gazz
ATM i have a futaba 6exa 35mhz radio set for my multiplex easy glider, (i'm
in the uk BTW)
i want to yank my self into the 21st centuary, so it's time to go for a 2.4
gig radio set,
The 6EX is also available in 2.4. If that radio covers your needs, it
is great value for money. It may feel a little disappointing to
upgrade to a radio that's essentially identical, but at least you are
familiar with how to operate it.
Post by Gazz
i origionaly thought i'd stick with futaba, logical choice would be the 6ex
fasst system, i can not see my self ever needing more than 6 chanels,
but i also am wondering about maybe the spektrum dx6i, they seem to be about
the same price,
havent looked at RX prices yet, but i guess if one of them are half the
price of the other, then that's the one i'd go for, as i now have another
plane, and have been given a helecopter, i also have a boat and a buggy, so
would be nice to have them all on the one TX.
That's five models right there. The 6EX has only six model memories.
Boats and cars are probably quick to setup, but it's still nice to be
able to keep all models stored. The 7C has ten memories.
If your heli has a glow engine and a governor, you will need 7
channels. I use 8, because I like to have a separate channel to switch
the governor on and off.
If your heli is electric, you'll probably want a timer. The 6EX does
not have one, while 7C does.
The 6EX does not feature sub trim. If your heli has an eCCPM setup
(most do these days), you will miss sub trim, but you can live without
it if you have to. Also, the 6EX has only two flight modes, one in
addition to the normal mode. It'll probably be while before you see
that as a limitation, but it's something to be aware of.
Your time zone suggests you live in Europe. In that case, there is one
very important difference between Spektrum and Futaba: Spektrum's
system is only allowed to transmit at 10mW, while Futaba, due to their
frequency-hopping system, are allowed 100mW transmission power. That's
going to make a considerable difference in range.
If I were to get a new radio now, I'd have Futaba's 10C, since the 9C
is obsolete and not available with 2.4GHz. If that's too expensive,
the 7C is excellent value for money. There's also an 8FG, but I do not
know anything about it.