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View Poll Results: Which Radio and Which RF system are you using?
Futaba Radio/Futaba RF 67 16.26%
Futaba Radio/Other RF 21 5.10%
JR Radio/JR RF 55 13.35%
JR Radio/Other RF 27 6.55%
Spektrum Radio/Spektrum RF 46 11.17%
Spektrum Radio/Other RF 2 0.49%
Airtronics Radio/Airtronics RF 64 15.53%
Airtronics Radio/Other RF 3 0.73%
Hitec Radio/Hitec RF 49 11.89%
Hitec Radio/Other RF 1 0.24%
Multiplex Radio/Multiplex RF 10 2.43%
Multiplex Radio/Other RF 16 3.88%
Graupner Radio/Graupner RF 6 1.46%
Graupner Radio/Other RF 8 1.94%
Turnigy/TH9X Radio (all flavors) Turnigy/FlySky RF 14 3.40%
Turnigy/TH9X Radio (all flavors) Other RF 15 3.64%
Other Radio/Same brand RF 4 0.97%
Other Radio/different RF 4 0.97%
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:16 PM
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What Radio/RF are you using for your full house sailplanes?

Time for a Poll - I have not done one in a LONG time. Let's see what the dominant radio and RF (radio frequency) brand(s) are for full house sailplanes/gliders. If you are a DLG guy using flapperons, we can consider that full house.

I listed the major brands I know but left an OTHER choice for those I missed.

For example, I have a pair of Futaba 9C supers. I have Futaba 72 MHz, Futaba FASST, Spektrum DSM2 and Tactic Any Link modules for my 9C Supers. I have planes on all 4, but my main full house gliders (2 Supras and a Graphite) are on Futaba FASST.

So my radio is Futaba an my main RF is Futaba.

Even if I was flying using FrSky FASST receivers I would still be flying Futaba/Futaba as the module in the radio is Futaba FASST, not FrSky.

If you are flying an RF system or receivers other than the brand of your radio, tell us about that in your post. A lot of us are doing that. Even in the 72 MHz days it was common to see a Futaba Radio with a Hitec Spectra 72 MHz synth module. That would be Futaba/other in this survey.

As we went from 72 MHz to 2.4 GHz some put modules in from 2.4 providers other than the brand of radio we are using. And some have modified radios that don't have modules. They used a DIY or Hack module inside the radio, usually requiring some soldering. FrSky, for example, has a DIY module you solder inside the radio.

There are also external modules. One example is the Hobbico Tactic AnyLink module. I think XPS has one too. These usually connect through the trainer port.

So, if you have an Airtronics Vision with a FrSky DIY module and are flying FrSKY receivers using the FrSky protocol then you answer would be Airtronics/Other RF.

Let's see what people are using. And, again, detailed posts are very welcome. Tell us about what gliders you are flying as well.


Edit:

For JR users - If you have a JR 9303, for example, you are a JR man. If the 9303 is your main radio and you put a Spektrum (not a JR) module in it you can still consider yourself a JR/JR person or a JR/Other - your choice, since Spektrum and JR (until recently) used the same RF system. If it has a JR module than you are definately JR/JR.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Can you adjust the poll for those of us that fly more than one radio system, as I do?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Jaizon, I am going to be a pain . In fact I am a pain, ask anyone who knows me. (plus it won't let me edit the poll)

If you want to vote in the pole you have to declare one as your MAIN system. Many have many, but only one can be your main radio or main RF brand. It can be your newest that you are moving your main planes to, or the one you fly most often for your FH gliders. There is no way you fly all radios equally. You have to declare one! Sorry.

I have a Spektrum plus the Futabas, but the 9Cs are my main radios for my full house gliders.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:32 PM
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I use my JR XP9303AS w/ Spektrum 2.4 module and JR RX's, along with other modules and RX's like XPS and Assan. I haven't tried FrSky yet I read much good and with the telemetry option does make it desirable.

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:45 PM
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I use my JR XP9303AS w/Spectra2.4 module and JR RX's, along with other modules and RX's like XPS and Assan. I haven't tried FrSky yet I read much good and with the telemetry option does make it desirable.

Jared
Spectra 2.4 is Hitec, right? I presume you meant Spektrum module.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Yes, I meant Spektrum.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Futaba 8UAF stiil going strong on 72 MHz
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 02:58 PM
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I started with Futaba years ago, and have used just about every major brand out there, but I always seem to come back to Futaba. 12Z FASST now with Futaba, Frsky, Corona and even Orange receivers. All have worked flawlessly so far.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:09 PM
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I did not know Corona made FASST receivers.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Airtronics SD10G all the way.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 04:12 PM
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It probably would have been good to include JR Radio/Spektrum RF . . .
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 04:28 PM
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I did, in the survey description. If you JR with a Spektrum module you can consider that JR/JR or JR/Other. Your choice.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Well the survey has only been running for three hours shows Futaba in first and Airtronics in second, but if we combine JR with JR RF and JR with other RF, JR is in second.


View Poll Results: Which Radio and Which RF system are you using?

Futaba Radio/Futaba RF 11 30.56%
Futaba Radio/Other RF 0 0%
JR Radio/JR RF 7 19.44%
JR Radio/Other RF 3 8.33%
Spektrum Radio/Spektrum RF 2 5.56%
Spektrum Radio/Other RF 0 0%
Airtronics Radio/Airtronics RF 8 22.22%
Airtronics Radio/Other RF 0 0%
Hitec Radio/Hitec RF 4 11.11%
Hitec Radio/Other RF 0 0%
Multiplex Radio/Multiplex RF 0 0%
Multiplex Radio/Other RF 1 2.78%
Graupner Radio/Graupner RF 0 0%
Graupner Radio/Other RF 0 0%
Turnigy/TH9X Radio (all flavors) Turnigy/FlySky RF 0 0%
Turnigy/TH9X Radio (all flavors) Other RF 0 0%
Other Radio/Same brand RF 0 0%
Other Radio/different RF 0 0%
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:18 PM
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I did not know Corona made FASST receivers.
Yup, several models even.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:19 PM
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It would be nice to actually list the model of the radio. For example Futaba might have some great systems but you can't really get a full house glider in a T7C. Same goes for Hitec and their lower end radios, if anyone is using a Hitec it must be an Aurora.
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