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Posted by BofaDeez2Nuts | Aug 09, 2016 @ 10:52 AM | 2,961 Views
I have only been able to find a handful of pistol grip radios that have a JR module Bay and most of them are out of stock or vintage FM radios for a crazy "collector" price.
One is the flysky gt3 original version... but most websites that advertise them for $60 when they dont even have them in stock.
I have another thread opened in an attempt to buy one used or even broken.
I'm trying to find something a bit cheaper as I will be ripping out the guts for another project of mine, so I'm not looking for a brand new propo or futaba.
Even if they are expensive or outdated, list off any radios you know of that hold a JR module so I have some options for my next radio build.

I'm tired of fighting for more channels on a pistol. I need as many pistol radios as I can get for design ideas because I want to make conversion kits for most popular models of air transmitters.

Right now I am converting a 9xr pro into a pistol and my next project will hopefully be a Taranis.

If you or anyone you know has any old pistol grips laying around I might make an offer.
If you have any broken pistols to donate to the project I will be glad to pay shipping and give you first dibs on purchasing the finished product.
Posted by BofaDeez2Nuts | Jul 09, 2016 @ 12:42 AM | 5,340 Views
This has been on my mind for a long time now, how do I get loads of functions without wearing out my thumbs.
I want a smorgasbord of controls on a surface transmitter.
I am currently using the Turnigy 9XR Pro which is loaded with every knob switch or button you could ask for and great user interface. I have modded mine to return to center on both sticks (so, throttle on left and steering/ pan-tilt on right) throttle limiter on one of the pot knobs..
Days of tinkering, programming and mixing to get it just right and it still lacks the much finer level of control and comfort you get out of a pistol radio.
I have grown so accustomed to having these plentiful functions that I don't think I could make the sacrifice of going back to a surface transmitter with any less functions than I have now. Also very important to me is the ability to use JR modules which doesn't exist in the surface radio world...
To summarize, I want ALL of the functions and electronics of the 9xr pro to be shoehorned into a pistol....
A huge clunky probably unpractical pistol, and I'm going to just start hacking up my radios soon and make it hap'n cap'n.
Stay tuned!