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Old Feb 02, 2003, 10:24 AM
Thilo Domsdorf
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US model helicopter pilots: does somebody fly with the TX Graupner MC24?

Hi all,
the subject says more or less all,
I'm just curious if folks in the US use
this TX. Does not seem to have a too wide
distribution outside Europe.

Thanks in advance,
Thilo

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Old Feb 03, 2003, 12:12 AM
Peter
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Re: US model helicopter pilots: does somebody fly with the TX Graupner MC24?

It is just starting to become used in the US. There have been problems
getting FCC approval on it and then Horizon, who import JR, decided they
wanted a finger in the pie. They have limited the importation to 50
transmitters per year and no receivers, they must all be JR Rx's.

My best guess is that there are probably less than 20 transmitters in the US
at the moment, 3 or 4 being used by scale guys and the rest by airplane
drivers.

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"Thilo Domsdorf" <thilo_domsdorf@NOSPAM.gmx.de> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
> the subject says more or less all,
> I'm just curious if folks in the US use
> this TX. Does not seem to have a too wide
> distribution outside Europe.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Thilo
>
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Old Feb 03, 2003, 04:32 AM
Paris
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Re: US model helicopter pilots: does somebody fly with the TX Graupner MC24?

Hi there

>.............Does not seem to have a too wide
> distribution outside Europe.


Don't go that far away,I'm living in Greece and the MC's (graupner) and FX's
(robbe) aren't available here either.only for special order,and then they
are almost "empty" (only 4 channels),no switches and regulators,which have
to be bought separated,and higher the price even more.
i think that's the main reason why they are not so popular.everybody knows
them,but everybody choose a "ready to use" transmitter, mostly Futaba and
JR,sometimes even if they don't need all the channels.

regards
Paris



"Thilo Domsdorf" <thilo_domsdorf@NOSPAM.gmx.de> wrote in message
news:3E3D344C.4000906@NOSPAM.gmx.de...
> Hi all,
> the subject says more or less all,
> I'm just curious if folks in the US use
> this TX. Does not seem to have a too wide
> distribution outside Europe.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Thilo
>
> --
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Old Feb 03, 2003, 02:12 PM
Thilo Domsdorf
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Re: US model helicopter pilots: does somebody fly with the TX Graupner MC24?

Hi Paris,

Paris wrote:

> Hi there
>
>
>
> Don't go that far away,I'm living in Greece and the MC's (graupner) and FX's
> (robbe) aren't available here either.only for special order,and then they
> are almost "empty" (only 4 channels),no switches and regulators,which have
> to be bought separated,and higher the price even more.
> i think that's the main reason why they are not so popular.everybody knows
> them,but everybody choose a "ready to use" transmitter, mostly Futaba and
> JR,sometimes even if they don't need all the channels.


So far i thought that the robbe tx are just rebranded Futabas?
At least for the Graupner tx almost the same applies what
you mentioned for the greek market: the smaller
Graupner series, up to the 16/20 are 4 channels only.
(Graupner refers to this as eight channels, 'cause
you can control 8 directions by using 4 servos - each of
them back and forth >)
If you need more, you have to add switches or proportional
controls.

Greetings and thanks for the clarification,
Thilo



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Old Feb 04, 2003, 03:32 PM
Beav
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Re: US model helicopter pilots: does somebody fly with the TX Graupner MC24?

"Thilo Domsdorf" <thilo_domsdorf@NOSPAM.gmx.de> wrote in message
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> Hi Paris,
>
> Paris wrote:
>
> > Hi there
> >
> >
> >
> > Don't go that far away,I'm living in Greece and the MC's (graupner) and

FX's
> > (robbe) aren't available here either.only for special order,and then

they
> > are almost "empty" (only 4 channels),no switches and regulators,which

have
> > to be bought separated,and higher the price even more.
> > i think that's the main reason why they are not so popular.everybody

knows
> > them,but everybody choose a "ready to use" transmitter, mostly Futaba

and
> > JR,sometimes even if they don't need all the channels.

>
> So far i thought that the robbe tx are just rebranded Futabas?


They are unless you live in the UK and need service from Futaba for a Robbe
Tx (FC28). Then you've about as much chance of getting satisfaction as Gary
Glitter has in Cambodia. No chance. "Sorry, we don't sevice robbe radio's,
it'll have to go back to Germany"

> At least for the Graupner tx almost the same applies what
> you mentioned for the greek market: the smaller
> Graupner series, up to the 16/20 are 4 channels only.


And what's service availability like in Greece for Graupners JR's?

> (Graupner refers to this as eight channels, 'cause
> you can control 8 directions by using 4 servos - each of
> them back and forth >)


That's the traditional way harking back to the "old" days when a channel
only controlled a servo in one direction. It took two channels to drive a
servo in both directions. Seems a bit odd that this hasn't been dropped in
this day and age though!


> If you need more, you have to add switches or proportional
> controls.


It's not a BAD idea though as it allows one to buy a radio at a reasonable
price AND still have a radio that you don't outgrow as your experience (and
needs) grow. Add the extra switches as you progress and it spreads the cost
which for some people is a LOT better than plunking for a PCM 10SX (or
whatever) when they first walk into the model shop.


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