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Old Jul 06, 2005, 11:42 PM
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Too many Parkies too many radios. Help me pick a new transmitter

I am going crazy with 8 or 9 flyable models and 3 transmitters. Most of my stuff is JR or GWS. I need to consolidate into one transmitter as much as I can. I'm ready for a computer radio if there is one that is easy to use. Can't be as difficult as changing all those reversing switches everytime I fly and finding the right transmitter for the right receiver.

Can you guys suggest something that will work with my GWS and JR receivers.

Thanks for all you help.

Mike
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Old Jul 06, 2005, 11:52 PM
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I wrote this beautiful post about the Futaba 9c Super and at the end of it I re-read your post and realized you need to be JR compatible.

Oh well....my bad.

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Old Jul 06, 2005, 11:56 PM
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Thanks Ralph!

Will it work with my JR and GWS Stuff? Is it frequency specific or will it work with any frequency?
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Old Jul 06, 2005, 11:58 PM
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Woah, you're quick...re-read my post above.

Sorry for the mixup.

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Old Jul 07, 2005, 12:01 AM
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Thanks just the same Ralph.

Anyone with any experience with the Multiplex?
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 12:40 AM
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JR 9xII would suit your needs with 30 memory and 9 ch ofcourse it a JR.
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 03:36 AM
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Are all those flyable planes on the same channel? Hitec's Optic 6 is a computer radio with 8 model memory that is available with a Spectra module that lets it use any channel in the 72Mhz band. The transmitter (Spectra or not) can be set for both positive shift (JR, Airtronics, Multiplex) and negative shift (Futaba, Hitec) so should work with your receivers, assuming they are all FM PPM types. Doesn't have as big a model memory as some of the bigger transmitters, and I don't know how many channels you need, but it might be a bit easier on the wallet depending on where you shop.
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 08:07 AM
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I got an Optic 6. It has that spectrum module that allows you to change channels. You can also do positive and negative shift. They say it works with all radios, and I've been using it exclusively. Give it a try on your Beaver, EdrickV.
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 08:15 AM
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Some people I know love the Polks Seeker. 99 model memory, hi and low shift, resonable price.
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 08:17 AM
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I have a optic 6 with spectrum module, know, I like it a lot
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 09:24 AM
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I second the vote for a Polk's Radio. The Tracker is the TX - available in 6 chan and 8 chan. THere is a new verison with upgraded features - the Tracker III (more ergonomic, also).

The Seeker is the Polk RX - again, 6 or 8 channels. Both can go neg or pos shift -so will work with any FM (ppm) TX -

Reasonable price - charger and 1 servo with each radio. I love mine -

www.polkshobby.com - catalog - radios

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Old Jul 07, 2005, 09:47 AM
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im not sure about compatability, but, ive gotten an optic6 recently that im very happy with. the programing works fine and the price is great. its a very solid feeling tx in hand and i like the dark matte look it generaly has. im not femiliar with the rest of the radios people are mentioning but if you gave me 170 bucks to spend on a new tx i would just get another optic6 and have money left over for some servos or a kit or something.

the one (actualy very picky) gripe i have is that the antenna is too darned long. so ive ordered a rubber ducky antenna from the smiley antenna company that i hope will preform well and will reduce my feeling of dwebishness when im holding the radio.

it has an 8 channel memory but i dont have multiple models flying at once usualy so i cant clame to have used several at once.
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 12:53 PM
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Hitec Eclipse 7 and Optic 6 are your "bargain" radios--best bang for the buck and will do everything you need. Eclipse has 7 model memories and 7 channels, Optic has 8 memories and 6 channels. If not all of your receivers are on the same channel, the spectra module will be a lifesaver for you. You might also want to take a look at the often ignored Airtronics line. They are JR compatible, and I believe that the RD6000 and RD8000 are both JR and Futaba compatible, with selectable shift.
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 01:24 PM
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As usual, you guys are a wealth of knowledge. I appreciate everything.

I see no end to this addiction, so I'll need lots of capacity. Right now I'm on 3 different freqss, but It would be easy to change all the crystals at this point. If an aircraft is set into memory does the transmitter remember the freq. as well?
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Old Jul 07, 2005, 01:40 PM
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Put me down for the FIFTH person recommending a Hitec Optic 6 transmitter. It's a great computer radio which won't cost you an arm and a leg. It also has a feature to transmit positive OR negative shift.

I've got one, and (aside from some throttle / elevator mixing difficulties) I love it!
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