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Jan 28, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Any suggestions for a pylon racer tx? Or what min characteristics?

I'm getting into pylon racing after some sport flying. Been flying with a DX7 and now DX8 for three years total, but was considering Hitec Aurora 9 or Futaba 14mz so far. I wanna get something with least latency (Futaba) and avoid those interference video FPV dudes (A9) who are now a permanent fixture at our club.

What am I looking for in a pylon racer tx?
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Jan 28, 2013, 11:54 PM
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Good sticks.

I use an A9. Its a good radio as long as your not trying to program anything strange, the programming can be goofy and lil limited in some regards.
Jan 29, 2013, 06:23 AM
I am actually really slow
Radios are so fast these days if you think you can feel the latency difference between a JR or Futaba you're just kidding yourself. Features are also getting a bit excessive. I have an older JR 12x and I doubt I'll ever use half the functions it's capable off.

Just buy what feels most comfortable for you. Pylon guys here are using the JR xg8's and 11's. They look weird but are very light and comfortable.

Ps, nothing wrong with a DX7 for pylon models!
Jan 29, 2013, 07:58 AM
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Futaba is convenient as there is no satellite receivers making installation in tight F5 fuselages a little easier. As a minimum you will need flight mode switching and also throttle ramps as the 'D' flyers are starting to use these to help on launch and reduce prop stalling during the first lap acceleration, thereby saving energy.

Ive just got the new 14SG for F5B. It seems to do most things required, but is quirky in its programming and not as flexible in terms of flight modes as possibly the 14/18mz, but its also a quarter of the price. It also has telemetry if you require it.
Jan 29, 2013, 08:37 AM
I am actually really slow
The carbon spectrum receivers have no satellite and work just fine to Futaba isn't anymore convenient these days. Both systems work just as well as each other. You're already with Spektrum, probably best to stick with it IMO
Jan 29, 2013, 03:49 PM
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All Hitec optima rxs have no satelites, and work brilliantly in heavy carbon models (without making ya plane look like a catfish either ) Theyre also a good shape for sticking into tight fuselages.

As has been said, dont worry about latency. Its 99% BS.

SO... Get what you want
Jan 29, 2013, 03:58 PM
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I've been flying with a DX7 and more recently a DX8 for the last few years. Using the AR7000, AR7010, AR8000, AR6210, AR6200, AR6255 -

all but the AR6255 use the sat, the 6255 is the two-antenna carbon fuse glider RX, and I've had no problems at all with them in race planes. Lately the planes have AR8000 and the AR6255, primarily. I like the packaging of the 8000 better than the 7010 and 6210, but I've had no troubles with any of them.

Q500, Q40, and EF1 planes.
Jan 29, 2013, 04:08 PM
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On a side note but still related;
Been trying to program ramp and throttle on a button with my DX8 for a F5B application, and have yet to find a way to do this. Servo delay and pitch curve settings are useless since they work in both directions (bad for brake) and with a mix assigning the button to the throttle the pitch curve and delay won't work.....
Anyone with a solution???

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