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View Poll Results: Which Radio and Which RF system are you using?
Futaba Radio/Futaba RF 69 16.20%
Futaba Radio/Other RF 21 4.93%
JR Radio/JR RF 57 13.38%
JR Radio/Other RF 29 6.81%
Spektrum Radio/Spektrum RF 49 11.50%
Spektrum Radio/Other RF 2 0.47%
Airtronics Radio/Airtronics RF 65 15.26%
Airtronics Radio/Other RF 3 0.70%
Hitec Radio/Hitec RF 50 11.74%
Hitec Radio/Other RF 1 0.23%
Multiplex Radio/Multiplex RF 11 2.58%
Multiplex Radio/Other RF 17 3.99%
Graupner Radio/Graupner RF 6 1.41%
Graupner Radio/Other RF 8 1.88%
Turnigy/TH9X Radio (all flavors) Turnigy/FlySky RF 14 3.29%
Turnigy/TH9X Radio (all flavors) Other RF 16 3.76%
Other Radio/Same brand RF 4 0.94%
Other Radio/different RF 4 0.94%
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Old Apr 05, 2014, 11:40 AM
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Yes, I've had a Graupner mx-16 with 35MHz and FrSky 2.4GHz in and software-switchable at one point

But it was less "generic", yes Graupner, MPX and Jeti for example did offer "DIY" modules but you had to open the radio and do the installation, and it's kind of a European speciality... you never found that for Futaba or Spektrum for example.
Pretty much everybody had a JR cased module though, and it's plug and play for anybody
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Old Apr 05, 2014, 04:04 PM
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Yes, I've had a Graupner mx-16 with 35MHz and FrSky 2.4GHz in and software-switchable at one point

But it was less "generic", yes Graupner, MPX and Jeti for example did offer "DIY" modules but you had to open the radio and do the installation, and it's kind of a European speciality... you never found that for Futaba or Spektrum for example.
Pretty much everybody had a JR cased module though, and it's plug and play for anybody
There are several DIY modules available that can be installed in Futaba. Not sure about Spektrum.
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Old Apr 05, 2014, 05:04 PM
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I meant a DIY Futaba module that can be installed in other radios that don't have a module slot.
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Old Apr 05, 2014, 06:37 PM
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That would be cool!
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Old Apr 06, 2014, 04:30 AM
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Yep, but they unfortunately never made one, which was the point
They however have (or had, discontinued but they can be found 2nd hand) a JR module, hence the coolness of the new radios that come with module slots
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 08:42 AM
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I dont understand how the Uk poll shows spectrum ahead of Futaba while the main US poll (this one) shows futaba ahead.
I fly Futaba and Multiplex 9 channel radios. Two 9 ZAP one 9 C one 7C from Futaba and One Evo Pro 9 and one Cockpit SX from Multiplex. When in 2.4G I use Frsky and Assan modules as well as Futaba 7C in native 2.4G.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 04:33 PM
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For those who don't know what poll aldaftary is talking about, it can be found here on one of the UK forums
http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...81&p=7#1626156

Aldaftay, that poll is about all radios for all types of flying. This poll is about radios being used for full house gliders. Until the DX10t and the DX18, spectrum did not have a radio that had sailplane mixing. You could fly a full house sailplane with a dX6i or a DX7 but if you are a sailplane pilot, these would not be your target radios. So fewer full house glider pilots would have been buying Spektrum.

What was really interesting was that Sanwa/Airtronics was not even one of the choices on the UK poll.

Now that the new DX6, the DX8 and DX9 have sailplane mixing Spektrum may become more popular in this area of flying. Interesting that the DX7S still does not have sailplane programming.
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Old Apr 23, 2014, 04:45 PM
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Like Multiplex in the US, I don't think there is an importer for Sanwa in the UK anymore. Similar position to Multiplex when their importer was absorbed by Hitec, in the UK the Sanwa distributor was taken over by the Futaba importer many years ago and they slowly faded away. They have had a couple of distributors since then but none made any impact.
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Old Apr 24, 2014, 12:46 PM
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Radio used in sailplanes

Futaba 8UAF with TM-FH S-FHSS 2.4 GHz module
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