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Feb 15, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Advise on best buy

Hi, I just want to ask if this is a good idea and a good deal?

I am not an expert and thinking to buy a quadcopter soon.
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Feb 15, 2013, 04:20 PM
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Feb 15, 2013, 05:36 PM
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The 6EXP is kind of a weird radio and I wouldn't buy one for free. There's lots of better options in that price range like the DX6i, Turnigy 9x, etc.
Feb 16, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jasmine2501
The 6EXP is kind of a weird radio and I wouldn't buy one for free. There's lots of better options in that price range like the DX6i, Turnigy 9x, etc.
Could you please elaborate your point on weird aspects of 6exp.
I have a understanding that futaba is available everywhere and more information is available online about the problems/good/bad points of their products, hence, easier for a beginner like me to understand.
However, I would not like to waste my money on something which is not as useful. This is my first time buying any rc related product so really appreciate your insight. Thanks
Feb 16, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Here's the manual for it:

On pg 24-26 they show the helicopter setup. It is tricky and that's mostly because of the cheapo LCD display. It's not popular, and you'll have trouble finding help with it. The Futaba stuff is popular, but this particular radio is a little odd. The thing does work though, it just lacks some settings we need on helicopters, and the programming is tricky. The other Futaba radios are quite a bit better.
Feb 16, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Thanks, what would be your recommendations in futaba range. My budget is around 150.
Feb 17, 2013, 05:51 AM
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Take a look at the Spektrum (DX6i - DX8), you would do well to get a DX8 in your price-range, but maybe in S/H classifieds. The Turnigy 9X also rated by many. Start by going to your nearest club and see what the are using, you will get better support from an existing user, the Futaba you linked to is the 2.4ghz version of my old 35mhz 6EX, looks the same, has 6 model memory, same 8yrs+ technology with a 2.4g transmitter. Having said that, I loved mine when I had it, but needed to move on. The DX8 I now use has quite a bit more going on and I'm well pleased with it. If you really want to go Futaba, their RX's are costly where the DSM2 (Spektrum) system has third party like 'Orange-RX' which is somewhat cheaper. I would still go with what other local flyers (or club) recommends.
Feb 17, 2013, 07:32 AM
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If you want to stick to Futaba check out the 7C. Better display, easier to program, timer.

Feb 17, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by financecatalyst
My budget is around 150.
That is why I suggested the Spektrum and Turnigy - your budget isn't really high enough to get a great radio, you're going to need to stick with the entry-level stuff, and Futaba just doesn't have a good radio in that price range. The 7C and up are really nice though.
Feb 17, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Advise on best buy ?

A plane, not a demented buzzing thing

Planes, (things with wings), have so much more going for them.

Sorry, but I just don't see what the fascination is with quad copters, (multi rotors), is it a 'fashion' thing ?
If you want to hover, why not get a helicopter ?, at least they can look more like something real.

Ok, so I've been a plank flier for 50+ years and perhaps just a 'little' set in my ways.
Feb 17, 2013, 03:13 PM
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But then there are RC helicopters, ......and there are beginners ?

RC Helicopter Test Doesn't Go As Planned! (0 min 42 sec)
Feb 17, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by eflightray
But then there are RC helicopters, ......and there are beginners ?
Original version is way funnier because you have to wait for it... and things keep falling for sooo long...

This man risked his life, the least we can do is protect his Adsense account from rippers.

aller anfang ist schwer! (9 min 50 sec)
Feb 17, 2013, 06:14 PM
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I can't believe he is trying to fly something like that in that small area. That thing would decapitate you!! Yikes.
Feb 17, 2013, 08:00 PM
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Very exciting (read-scary!). The title says it all - aller anfang ist schwer! The first step is always the most difficult! At about 30 seconds left ...ff to it...a real heli flies overhead.
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Feb 23, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Alright guys. Thanks for your all your inputs. Could you also give feed back on the brand Spektrum with model DX8?
I have seen a few on ebay, which I think could be better than buying lower models in brand new condition of Futaba.
Also, can this be radio be used for boats/Heli/Quads/planes & cars?

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