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Old Feb 28, 2009, 01:10 PM
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I have an Airtronics RADIANT heli Tx, it should be good, I hope.

Are you sure it has CCPM mixing?
Manuals don't seem to be available online, but this thread says it doesn't.

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Old Feb 28, 2009, 01:12 PM
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Yes I am!! maybe I should rephrase the question! Can you advise me as to if these are good components to use?
of course this heli kit. $36.00
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...Helicopter_Kit

Was thinking about this motor and ESC. $46.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=360135298119

I have two of these batteries already.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260349364248

If these are acceptable, then I'll need recommendations (and links!) for cheap (but good of course) servos and a gyro w/servo. I have a 72Mhz 6 channel receiver, how does that work with the 11v battery pack? Thanks so much for your time guys!!

Okay, so then to add, three of these servos. $30.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/HXT900-9g-1-6kg-...3A1%7C294%3A50

and a one of these $36.00 gyros
http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet...yro/Categories

About $150. Then all I need is a tailrotor servo, right?
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 01:15 PM
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Are you sure it has CCPM mixing?
Manuals don't seem to be available online, but this thread says it doesn't.

Pat MacKenzie
Thanks for that, on the LCD screen it has a place to adjust RX-MX and D/R. I have no idea what they do.
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Hey guys, I've got a HS65 Karbonite geared servo looking for a home. Would it make a decent tail servo for this bird? I'm not really interested in optimum performance as this will be my first CP heli. I've also got the Telebee gyro on order and plan to use it until I need something better.
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 01:52 PM
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Thanks for that, on the LCD screen it has a place to adjust RX-MX and D/R. I have no idea what they do.

Bad news. You need a new transmitter
No CCPM mixing on the Radiant.

D/R is dual rate. RX-MX is revolution mixing, something you don't need and can't use with a HH gyro.


The manual for the Radiant is available online here .

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Old Feb 28, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Bad news. You need a new transmitter
No CCPM mixing on the Radiant.

D/R is dual rate. RX-MX is revolution mixing, something you don't need and can't use with a HH gyro.


The manual for the Radiant is available online here .

Pat MacKenzie
Thank you very much Pat!
So, then, what am I looking at? A Dx6i?
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Okay, so then to add, three of these servos. $30.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/HXT900-9g-1-6kg-...3A1%7C294%3A50
$7.99 How cheeky! Double the price + add double of delivery for something you can buy for < $3.99:

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...ec_Micro_Servo

Is it 100% margin? Buy from HobbyCity and then sell double the price on e-bay? Outrageous!
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 02:15 PM
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He is even using HC's pictures and ad copy
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 02:25 PM
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Didnt we just go through this with the HK-450 and some aussie cowboys
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 02:32 PM
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This isn't going to be that 'cheap' by the time I'm done. Maybe I would be better off with something like this. Or is it junk??
http://www.xheli.com/exrc2450sert.html

I'll be into this built one for over 3 hundred, this is two and a half. What do you guys think?
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 03:57 PM
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There's several really good deals at xheli, depends on what you want for electronics as that's were the cost is.
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Steve, It isn't like you to go cheap!! economy got to you too?
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 05:20 PM
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This isn't going to be that 'cheap' by the time I'm done. Maybe I would be better off with something like this. Or is it junk??
http://www.xheli.com/exrc2450sert.html

I'll be into this built one for over 3 hundred, this is two and a half. What do you guys think?

Rukee, we cheapskates on here seem to be doing ok with the cheaper stuff from Hobby City. I mean............30 bucks for a motor and esc.........Tain't bad in my book. 3 dollar servos...............I ordered 12, just got them today.
The batteries are relatively inexpensive also.
If you read through the thread, you will see that most are having success with this cheap stuff.


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Old Feb 28, 2009, 05:26 PM
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No, I was just saying the airframe is the low cost part of the heli setup Now there are so many good quality 450 kits to choose from it's amazing. I like the Black Angel and may pick one up for a backup heli.
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 05:44 PM
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Rukee, there is a dx6 transmitter on ebay for 65 plus 12 dollars shipping if you are interested:
http://cgi.ebay.com/spektrum-dx6_W0Q...3A1%7C294%3A50
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