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Old May 06, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Old HZ super cub RTF radios - evidently not so good

I've had my HZ cub for a year now, and I've loved it. I purchased it at a discount, mostly because it has the old electronics (72 MHZ I believe) with the servos linked to the receiver via a four-wire cord. It came with ye olden TX, a three channel black transmitter that *ahem* sucks. The radios were fine when I first purchased the bird, giving plenty of range to learn to fly. Over time and usage, though, (and possibly because of a small lipo fire), the radios have worn themselves down to the point to where they have an effective range of about 100 yards. If the cub flies past that point, the engine and control surfaces start acting seizuric. They both become nonresponsive for around a second, then regain control. This makes it EXTREMELY hard to control. I just had one of the worst wrecks I have ever had today because I got it too far away.

The problem has worked its way to the point where I NEED to do something about it. I have a brand new tx (spectrum dx6i), so I have been thinking about switching to spektrum electronics. This should solve the problem. Also, if I do that, then I will need help getting an ESC as I know nothing about them. Please reply, because of the problem 2 out of the 2 flights I got in today ended in a crash.
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