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Old Feb 22, 2007, 11:57 AM
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Spread Spectrum Modules

Check it out. The spread spektrum modules are coming out in April for the Futaba, JR, and Hitec Radios. They seem a little spendy and I can't tell if that price includes a receiver (I hope it does).

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=SPMMSFUT9

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 12:00 PM
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Futaba

Have yall seen this thread Futaba!!!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...50#post6926072

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 01:39 PM
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I'm all over this as soon as it becomes available. It looks like that Futaba article is talking about an entire radio as opposed to a replacement module. I like my 9C and don't really want to buy a whole new radio. But at $299 for the module alone, a whole new radio is about the same price. Not sure which way I'll go yet. One benefit of just replacing the module is that I can stick with the same interface that I've become used to. The 9C is the easiest to program of any radio I've had.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 01:49 PM
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I have been thinking about switching over as well. I have heard rumors that Futaba is working on the 14MZ on the 2.4 ghz with features like alltitude and airspeed readouts on the transmiter
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 01:56 PM
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You Bettcha

I have been waiting for this upgrade for my 9303's I just placed the order with JR, hopefully April....sounds good to me...coupled with the receiver they are $300.00 apiece...dunno how much the 9 channel receivers are going to run....

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 02:01 PM
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At $300, I think I'll wait for everyone else to switch over, that way my conventional channels will all be clear.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 02:17 PM
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I'm with you Dominic. I'm gonna be buying all those cheap antiquated receivers in the F/S forum.

Are the s.s. receivers getting any smaller? The last versions I saw (not too recently) were way too big to fit in most of my sailplanes. They might fit in a PSS'er or a scale ship, but certainly not a Nemesis.

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 05:47 PM
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I'm with you Dominic. I'm gonna be buying all those cheap antiquated receivers in the F/S forum.
I'm going to smash all mine with a sledge hammer just to spite you. Hehehe.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Don't be a hater Russ.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 07:13 PM
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I love the idea of using spread spectrum. I hate the fact that the 25 or so rx's I own won't be compatible.
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 11:08 PM
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I recently picked up a DX7 to use for flying (gasp) e-powered planes at the local club field. I'm really impressed, obviously it's a pretty basic radio compared to my MPX Profi 4000 but for what I want it for, it's fine. The big drawback is this complete lack of engineering on the neckstrap mount. I'm going to have to do a mod of some kind to get things hanging right. Other than that, it's a very nice little radio, well laid out and easy to program. In bench testing so far it seems bulletproof and almost everything I've heard about their field performance has been great.

That said, the receiver that comes with the DX7 is a little strange, it's about 2/3 the size of an Electron 6 but it has a dongle ("satellite" rx) that is connected via a 6" lead. The dongle is about 2/3 the size of a Berg Microstamp (the old ones). The two together are not particularly heavy or large, but getting them installed in a typically tight moldie (or a small foamie) might be a bit of a challenge.

The main selling point is, of course, the lack of frequency conflict. I normally hate buying the 1st/2nd generation stuff, but sometimes you just have to. I really can't wait to see the Spektrum version of the 9303, that will be the "killer app" for sailplanes IMHO.

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 11:18 PM
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What about using the AR7000 RX? I'm told it's smaller than the AR6000. As for range I don't know. I've been super happy with the range on my DX6.
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 12:19 AM
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What about using the AR7000 RX? I'm told it's smaller than the AR6000. As for range I don't know. I've been super happy with the range on my DX6.
RU talking about AR6100? Spektrum's smaller receivers are only recommended to be used in parkflyers even though there are people who used them in bigger planes w/o any problem.

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 12:43 AM
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Xps

Personally, I'm waiting for XPS system for my EVO.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566018
They should release their module system pretty soon (hopefully).

Ultimately, I want a Nomadio system. According to the announced spec, it looks like a super radio that's more powerful and flexible than the Profi 4000.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621514

I think slopers generally runs into less frequency conflicts than power fliers because there are typically only a few of us on a given hill at a time.
What's cool about SS System for the slopers is that it eliminates interference from other sources as well because when it sees signal w/o proper codes embedded in, the rx will just ignore them as noise. So if you fly at a spot where you get hit w/interference often, SS system should solve that.

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Old Feb 23, 2007, 03:21 AM
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According to the announced spec, it looks like a super radio that's more powerful and flexible than the Profi 4000.
I wouldn't count on it, based on those specs.

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