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Old Mar 26, 2008, 02:49 AM
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2.4G Lama V4

Hi everybody, listen I was checking out all your great info and I came across a new release. It's the 2.4G Lama V4. So I did a Google search and finally found a price on it. ($115.00 to $160.00) quite a difference ah... Check out the link below...

Anyway I know it's new but does anyone have any info on it? And how does it and the old Lama compare to the BCX2? Thanks in advance for all your input...

http://www.superfastrc.com/esky-24ghz-lama-v4-.html
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 04:22 AM
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Can someone pls explain to me in layman terms what the benefits of 2.4G are? Is it really necessary (cost wise also) for a co-ax? tks.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 05:52 AM
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Can someone pls explain to me in layman terms what the benefits of 2.4G are? Is it really necessary (cost wise also) for a co-ax? tks.
A 2.4GHz system will allow you to fly without the worry of being on the same channel as another flyer. You DO NOT need crystals. With a traditional system if more than one R/C pilot/driver wanted to fly/drive at the same time they had to be on separate channels REQUIRING a different set of crystals (additional cost) or for non-crystal systems would REQUIRE manual change on the TX/RX onto a different channel (not automatic).

Another benefit of 2.4GHz systems is typically eliminates glitching.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 09:28 PM
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A 2.4GHz system will allow you to fly without the worry of being on the same channel as another flyer. You DO NOT need crystals. With a traditional system if more than one R/C pilot/driver wanted to fly/drive at the same time they had to be on separate channels REQUIRING a different set of crystals (additional cost) or for non-crystal systems would REQUIRE manual change on the TX/RX onto a different channel (not automatic).

Another benefit of 2.4GHz systems is typically eliminates glitching.
Ok I see thanks.

I normally fly alone, so I guess I don't really need a 2.4GHz, although it would be nice to have if not for the extra $$$.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 09:46 PM
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Ok I see thanks.

I normally fly alone, so I guess I don't really need a 2.4GHz, although it would be nice to have if not for the extra $$$.
oh yeah another 2.4GHz benefit(s) shorter antenna, typically less batteries in TX.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 10:25 PM
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i don't think there is any advantage to the 2.4 for an indoor coax.........i would say 99.9% of the time they are flown indoors alone and inside you can keep your antenna as short as a 2.4 antenna and it is aok, hype in my opinion for this size / type of bird..............

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Is it possible to fly more than one 2.4ghz heli/car/etc in one spot and not have any glitches? I have a crapload of 2.4ghz computer electronics since I am well, a computer nerd. And my phones used to use 2.4, and there were quite a bit of glitches (still are).
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 08:53 AM
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The Futaba and Spektrum 2.4ghz systems use a communications process that "binds" the receiver to a specific transmitter. Once bound, the receiver will not respond to any other transmitter or signal source. The 2.4ghz band restricts all devices to low power, and because of the relatively high frequency employed, static discharges and other interference is not a problem. I don't know anything about the 2.4ghz system that Esky is using in the new 2.4ghz heli's. I use the Spektrum system in all of my Honey Bee and Blade CX2 heli's and RC planes, and like it a lot. I like being free of the antenna wires too. Is it necessary? Not where I live. I just ordered a Lama v4 on 72mhz. I didn't want to spend the extra $25-$60 just to get it on 2.4. If I like it, I might stick a Spektrum receiver in it later.
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The Futaba and Spektrum 2.4ghz systems

snip some neat info

Is it necessary? Not where I live. I just ordered a Lama v4 on 72mhz. I didn't want to spend the extra $25-$60 just to get it on 2.4. If I like it, I might stick a Spektrum receiver in it later.
Here is a good example: my cousin bought a Blade 400 2.4gHz and I bought a HB King II 72 mHz. We both crashed on our first flight.

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Old Mar 29, 2008, 04:17 PM
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Better pricing maybe.

Hi, I just kind of jumped in here and didn't read all of the threads but there might be another web site with a better price for you. I'm not sure on there shipping costs but take a look at www.xheli.com. Right now the Lama V4 is selling for $88.00. Hope this might help a little.

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