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View Poll Results: What brand radio do you use?
Airtronics 20 7.49%
Futaba 54 20.22%
Graupner 4 1.50%
Hitec 31 11.61%
JR 30 11.24%
Multiplex 22 8.24%
Spektrum 52 19.48%
Turnigy 44 16.48%
Other 10 3.75%
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 01:10 PM
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What Brand Radio Do You Use?

A lot of people own more than one brand of radio but generally I think most of us consider ourselves a user of one particular brand. I thought it would be fun to see what the percentages are. I use Airtronics myself. That wasn't always the case. It may not be the case down the road either but that's where I am today. How about you?
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Interesting.... I was sort of expecting to see Spektrum with the largest slice of the pie. Maybe those guys will chime in later.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Spektrum for Air.
Futaba for Surface.
Love both.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Can't answer really because I own and use Futaba (FM) AND Spektrum (2.4GHz). How can I consider myself a user of just one of them ?

If the question was "What is the most recent radio you bought ?" then I could answer that .

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Old Jan 31, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Multiplex
Hitec

Wanted to vote for both.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Interesting.... I was sort of expecting to see Spektrum with the largest slice of the pie. Maybe those guys will chime in later.
Spektrum, never, ever wins a popularity poll on these forums. Always Hitec or Futaba, usually by a good margin.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 03:49 PM
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I'm a multi-user as well. Hitec, Futaba and Spektrum. Probably use Hitec the most though.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Well, do you use one more than the other? Do you tend to like one more than the other? Would you be more inclined to buy another radio of one brand more than the other? If so, vote that way. If not, don't worry about it. It's not some deep meaningful poll anyway. It's just for fun.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 04:05 PM
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What module ?

The real question may be not what Brand of radio do you use, but what brand of module do you use in it. E.G. Spektrum DSM2 module in a futaba radio, or FreeSky in a Turnigy
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 04:12 PM
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I use to fly Spektrum but I had so many problems (brownout crashes) that I decided to change brands. Now that I have all Futaba FASST I have never had another radio relates crash. Futaba seams to really be gaining popularity lately especially for those with expensive aircraft.


I have a buddy that used Airtronics and that seams to be a very trouble free system.



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Old Jan 31, 2012, 04:12 PM
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The real question may be not what Brand of radio do you use, but what brand of module do you use in it. E.G. Spektrum DSM2 module in a futaba radio, or FreeSky in a Turnigy
Not so much for me.... I don't care if you use 2.4 or 72mhz or ham bands or whatever else people use in other parts of the world. People generally choose a brand of radio because they like the way it looks, the way it feels, its features and or a combination of all of those at a particular price point. And then some people are just brand loyal.

When I first came into this hobby all those years ago it was Futaba and Kraft radios that dominated the local clubs. I'm just curious to see how things have evolved now that we have so many other quality choices.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 04:13 PM
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I use to fly Spektrum but I had so many problems (brownout crashes) that I decided to change brands. Now that I have all Futaba FASST I have never had another radio relates crash.

I have a buddy that used Airtronics and that seams to be a very trouble free system.
Not trying to single you out but I hope this doesn't become a brand bashing fest.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 05:28 PM
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I use JR, Futaba, and Spektrum.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Not trying to single you out but I hope this doesn't become a brand bashing fest.
Did you seriously think it WASN'T going to be a brand bashing fest???????

Give it time.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Did you seriously think it WASN'T going to be a brand bashing fest???????

Give it time.
Well, maybe it's a bit naive of me but I hope that doesn't happen.
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