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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:49 PM
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1 only system for beginner to future requirements

Am trying to decide which system to invest in as I would like to have only the 1 transmitter/system that can accommodate possible future models. I know that it will be overkill while in early stages but don’t mind spending more now if it will simplify any future model’s requirements. I see this for me as being better than having several TXs and/or different systems. Am currently looking at systems such as Futaba 8J, 8FG,14SG and JR XG8/11 or possibly the Spectrum DX18 but am not wedded to any of these.

My main concern is flexibility of mixes that I may need but not be aware of now. This may involve mixing more than 2 channels with various take up points. For example say with a glider to have a start phase, initiated with 1 switch, that has 30° positive flaps, the landing gear extended, tow release is engaged, and elevator/flap compensation disabled. When released the next phase, also initiated with 1 switch, may comprise having flaps and landing gear retract, towline released and elevator/flap compensation enabled.

I have downloaded some of the manuals for the above but not clear to me if they can do this without having the real TX to play with. I believe that the Multiplex Royal Evo and Profi series can do this but not sure if the ones I am interested in can also do it. Any help or guides that go into this greatly appreciated.


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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Hitec Aurora 9.




But of course others may have different opinions, as always is the case with transmitter selections.....
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Are you saying that ht Aurora 9 can have multiple conditions and more than 2 inputs for the mixes
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:22 PM
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The Hitec Aurora-9/Eclipse-7 pro and Optic-6 can do many things!
http://www.hitecrcd.com/files/Manual_Aurora9.pdf
http://www.hitecrcd.com/products/air...aft/index.html
They all have glider program,several flight conditions and P-mix.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:24 AM
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OK perhaps I could rephrase my question

How many channels can be mixed/controlled by 1 switch in a flight condition or put another way can I have more than 2 channels mixed/controlled in a flight condition

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Not sure exactly what you mean but the Spektrum DX-8 and Aurora 9 can do differential ailerons, 3 position flaps with elevator offsets, adjustable speed flaps and landing gear, plus aileron/rudder mix simultaneously without conflicts or clever programming. These functions are important to me for electric powered scale models. The Eclipse 7and 7S have same programming and can't do all of the above simultaneously. I'm planning to upgrade to Aurora 9 since I already have 3 Optima receivers. The Aurora 9 also has some firmware updating and simpler touch screen programming advantages over the DX-8. If you stay in RC for a number of years, you will probably buy yet another more advanced transmitter that does not exist today.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Not sure exactly what you mean but the Spektrum DX-8 and Aurora 9 can do differential ailerons, 3 position flaps with elevator offsets, adjustable speed flaps and landing gear, plus aileron/rudder mix simultaneously without conflicts or clever programming.
I understand most of that but not offsets.

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If you stay in RC for a number of years, you will probably buy yet another more advanced transmitter that does not exist today.
As I said in my original post I do not want to get another transmitter - would rather get an advanced one now and grow into it.

What I am basically asking is it possible to have 3+ channels mixed together operated by the one switch and have the point at which they become active set by me from whatever joystick/lever I assign it to

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:49 AM
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I think this might satisfied all your future concerns. Jeti Duplex 2.4Ghz Radio Systems, DC-16 or DS-16
Unlimited programing
Unlimited memory
Solid CNC case
Telemetry
Voice, Music

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http://www.espritmodel.com/jeti-cz.aspx



Jeti Duplex DS-16 Introduction "Voice, Telemetry & Accelerometers (8 min 49 sec)
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:34 PM
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I think this might satisfied all your future concerns.
Except it would give you a concern about your bank balance...

Not only is the transmitter expensive - which as a one off purchase can be justified, the receivers are incredibly so too.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:31 PM
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If you can find one pickup a secondhand Multiplex Royal Evo on FM and convert it to 2.4 with a FrSky DHT-U module - rock solid RF, cheap RXs, telemetry and lots of mixing flexibility. Alternatively if you can wait the upcoming FrSky X12D and X16D are likely to fulfil all your requirements at a much lower cost than the Jeti, though no-one knows their exact functionality and build quality as yet.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:38 PM
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My vote Hitec Autora 9. Yes. You can do the mix on the Aurora that you were asking about.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 05:31 AM
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Save some money and get one of these due out before xmas:

http://turnigy9xr.com/
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:14 AM
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Save some money and get one of these due out before xmas:

http://turnigy9xr.com/
I clicked the buy now and was routed to the HK home page, but there's no listing for the 9xr on the site
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:00 PM
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I clicked the buy now and was routed to the HK home page, but there's no listing for the 9xr on the site
Its due to be released between dec 20 and 24 according to hk facebook site. So try later.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Hi,
I do not know how old You are and how easy You think it will be for You to program a modern computer menu settings radio. If You never have done any programming on a modern high end radio it may be You feel it is a steep learning curve before You understand what You need to do to achive desired results. But it might as well You think it is rather easy to understand all this.

You indicate Your budget since You mentioned Futaba 14SG and Spektrum DX18. Futaba 14SG is the latest radio from Futaba and it can do about everyting a beginner and more advanced user may need but it do not have so called conditions for airplane (but have it for heli and glider) - for that You need Futaba higher end radio.
You probably want telemetry altough it is not a "must have thing" really. Both Futaba 14SG and Spektrum DX18 has telemetry. DX18 is also avaliable in a special edition DX18QQ (Quique Somenzini) that You may as well check out if You have the extra money for such radio.
For a beginner it is in my opinion little overkill to jump on the high end radios like Futaba 18MZ or the high end radios of most other manufacturer. You simply will not need and use the advaced features these radios have for long time and by the time You may start to use it You probably have started to look for a new radio anyway. So a mid segment radio, feature and costwise, is probabablu wiser to aim at now.
I use Futaba 14MZ myself but if I was to buy a brand new radio today probably 14SG would be more then enough for me. Futaba 18MZ would of course a dream radio but with the very high price tag it has it will be a just a dream for me, at least now.
It has never been so many good radios out there to choose among as it is today and that makes it difficult to decide on one. But it is a nice problem to try to solve.

Good luck!

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