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Old Oct 20, 2003, 07:03 PM
Scott and Jennifer Martin
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[RCSE] What's a good radio for sailplanes?

All:

I want to upgrade one or two of my radios and flight packs from the
older Futaba Attack series of radios. What are some good radios to
select? I'm looking for 4- to 6-channel systems, and I suppose I need
to move up to computer radios to allow control mixing, although I'm not
set on computer radios. I'm also not set on Futaba, although I have a
fair amount of Futaba equipment.

Thanks!

Scott Martin
Jacksonville, AR

Old Oct 20, 2003, 07:03 PM
Sheldon - YNT uDesign
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RE: [RCSE] What's a good radio for sailplanes?

Take a serious look at the new Royal EVO...There's a LOT of bang there for
the buck and I don't know of all that many people, in any flying discipline
,that can "outfly" the radio, meaning that the radio is their limiting
factor. Another good radio to look at is the Airtronics Stylus.
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Subject: [RCSE] What's a good radio for sailplanes?


All:



I want to upgrade one or two of my radios and flight packs from the older
Futaba Attack series of radios. What are some good radios to select? I'm
looking for 4- to 6-channel systems, and I suppose I need to move up to
computer radios to allow control mixing, although I'm not set on computer
radios. I'm also not set on Futaba, although I have a fair amount of Futaba
equipment.



Thanks!



Scott Martin

Jacksonville, AR

Old Oct 20, 2003, 07:03 PM
Bill Swingle
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RE: [RCSE] What's a good radio for sailplanes?


> >>Royal EVO...There's a LOT of bang there for the buck



Okay, I'll bite, what's the going price for the Royal EVO?

Bill Swingle
Janesville, CA
bill.swingle@adelphia.net

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Old Oct 21, 2003, 07:02 PM
Tom Kallevang
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Re: [RCSE] What's a good radio for sailplanes?

My best advice for you in selecting a new radio is to purchase the one
that is most prevalent in the area where you do your flying.

I would say that most of the manufacturers do a good job of service and
support. Most feature phase shift capability so your existing Futaba
Rx's can stay in use.

While there is a lot of talent out here on the exchange (and Yahoo
Groups) for radio help (Stylus Boy Tom Hoopes and many others depending
on brand) there is nothing that can compete with someone at your home
field who can help you with one of those annoying little problems that
keep you from flying on that last great warm weekend before the Winter
snows start (can you tell I live near Chicago?)

Go out to the field and look around at the guys who are doing what you
want to do, see what brand they fly, and then see if that isn't the
right choice for you.

My 2 cents ...




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Tom (TK) Kallevang
Wheeling, IL
SOAR, LSF #303 Level V

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