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Old Dec 05, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Which transmitter for Naza?

I am in the process of building or purchasing an RTF Naza quadcopter. I'm thinking the F450 frame for gopro video. What is a decent transmitter/receiver for this setup?

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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Hitec Aurora 9. It has enough 3-position switches, you can assign any switch to any channel, and you can set up a failsafe switch without tying up a separate channel.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Are any other decent options also? It's a good product, but it's out of my price range right now. What is a good one for around $200 or less?
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Dx7S for one. A lot of people like Futaba and the 8 channel is reasonable. I would stay away from the HK stuff. Too many issues for a lot of fliers unless you really like to tinker with stuff.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Turnigy 9X is enough for beginners, and its only 54$.

Of course, its not Futaba or Graupner, but not too bad for start
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 12:22 AM
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Turnigy 9X is enough for beginners, and its only 54$.

Of course, its not Futaba or Graupner, but not too bad for start
I am sorry but I disagree with the choice of the 9X. I cannot tell you the number of set up problems and crashes attributed to the 9X. If you choose to do so, you do it at your own risk. My $.02 and experience. Take it or leave it.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 12:24 AM
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I am in the process of building or purchasing an RTF Naza quadcopter. I'm thinking the F450 frame for gopro video. What is a decent transmitter/receiver for this setup?

Thanks.
Check out the DJI Phantom, it solves your problem of a Tx, it is included.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 03:17 AM
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I'm using Futaba 10, and enjoy it But saw 9X, my friend using it, its not too bad. With 9X, Frsky module, 400mWt 5.8GHz transmitter and cloverleaf antennas we did FPV flight on 1km range with Naza.

Of course, 9X have a cheap Chinese quality (and some kind of lottery ), and all thins things must be used at own risk for the owner.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:02 PM
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After more looking. It looks like i'll want something with at least 8 channels for the GPS i'll be using. I do like the features that the Hitec offers for roughly the same ballpark price as the others. It would also be useful in the future for me.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:46 AM
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If you're going with 8 channels, I'd recommend getting into a good brand. Futaba, HiTec, JR, Graupner. Check over in the classified section here at RCG. I'd also recommend looking at a few discussions regarding the various brands. Lots of good choices out there.

If you're just getting going, you can pick a brand and see if it fits your liking. If you go used, you can probably pick up a 8-9 channel for a couple of hundred less than new.

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Thanks. What are some of the recommended Futaba, JR, and Graupner models?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Thanks. What are some of the recommended Futaba, JR, and Graupner models?
As regards Futaba there are very good demonstration videos on how to set uo the T8J and T8FG on youtube. That was the basis of my own choice, i used one of the videos and set up my transmitter in 10mins.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:07 AM
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Love my 8FGs & I have set-up vids posted to help those with Futaba.
The 8J is also another good choice for the price
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:43 AM
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I've always been a JR fan, I prefer their programming over a previous Futaba I had. I've had a 2.4 GHz 9303 for a couple of years, the only thing it's really missing is a backlight for the display.

If you have a local hobby shop, check there. They'll probably let you check out the look and feel of several radios. Once you get into the 8-9 channel range, all the radios will have more than enough capabilities to manage a quad.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:39 PM
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I finally bought an F450. Now that I have been looking more, I find more options (and more headaches on what to decide).
The transmitters I have been going back and forth on are the aurora 9, futaba 8fg, futaba 8j and futaba 7c (7c because it's cheaper than others).
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