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Old Nov 22, 2012, 05:35 AM
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A basic 4-channel FM transmitter (TX) can be bought for as little as $28.00?

Hi

Came across this old thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264468

Is this true? Prices would have gone done now since 2004 when this was posted.

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A basic 4-channel FM transmitter (TX) can be bought for as little as $28.00.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:58 AM
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There is almost no new FM radios being produced anymore, the 4 channels HobbyKing/FlySky 2.4 Ghz cost even less than that!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Hit about any R/C swap meet for an FM TX with a working ni-cad for about $5-$10. Bought one at the last Toledo Show swap shop for the toggle switches.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Toledo is a long way from Sri Lanka, doubt there is to many r/c swap-meet over there!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:54 PM
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There's some for sale used here on the "For Sale Forum"
I still fly FM, and the Berg Rx. I mostly have Hitec and a couple JR Tx's.
Hitec will check out a Tx for free, I've sent in over a dozen.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:54 PM
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A Hobbyking 4 Channel 2.4Ghz TX + Recevier is $27

A 9 Channel DSM2 Computerized TX is less than $80 USD.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:21 AM
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The thread was for micor models, but the the problem is weight - the Hobby King System will weigh over 20 grams for the receiver, batt and servos.

I saw a flying Guillows P-40 model with 28" span weighing 110 grammes. It flew for about a minute.

Such a model may be large enough to carry the receiver and servoes, however , not a micro model.

"See Managed free flight - is it worth it?"
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:14 AM
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why??? CF gliders? not much call for FM 75mhz... unless your underwater
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:21 AM
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The thread was for micor models, but the the problem is weight - the Hobby King System will weigh over 20 grams for the receiver, batt and servos.

I saw a flying Guillows P-40 model with 28" span weighing 110 grammes. It flew for about a minute.

Such a model may be large enough to carry the receiver and servoes, however , not a micro model.

"See Managed free flight - is it worth it?"
If you really want a "basic 4 Channel TX that is DSM2 that will work with 2g RX's that are less than $10 USD or $20 USD 4g 6 channel, 2 servo, 2 Amp Brushed ESC RX bricks, I'll sell you a parkzone RTF TX and send it to Sri Lanka for $30 USD.

These are a dime a dozen in the US and more "micro models" are flown with these than any other TX. Even if shipping is $20, these TX's are so cheap, and plentiful, it would be worth it to me.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Best RC news I have heard all year. I have been looking on Hobby King for a low weight RX TX pair. Tell me more about these things.

Probably get a system next year some time.

As far as I know Plantranco stuff costs about USD 100 or so
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 07:50 AM
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I Checked shipping rates at the post office and its only about $10 USD to ship 16 ounces to Sri Lanka.

Someone might sell you a RTF DSM2 4 Channel TX for $25, since the going rate in the US $15.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 01:53 PM
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backorder

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...y_Mode_2_.html

never had a decent back up tx, down button on dx7 is going out. Waiting.
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