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Jul 09, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Can i use any brand of Receiver with a Hitec TX ?

Hi, ive got a Hitec Optic 6 TX for my helicopter and am buying a plane shortly and want to know if i have to buy a Hitec receiver for the plane or can i use any brand of receiver such as Futaba?
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Jul 09, 2005, 12:53 PM
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You should be able to use any brand PPM (FM) receiver with the Optic 6, as it is capable of shift select (an issue in the US, I don't know about the rest of the world). The only receivers that wouldn't work (assuming same frequency) are PCM receivers made by other manufacturers.

I hope this helps!

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Wayne J.
Jul 09, 2005, 02:52 PM
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And if martin_uk means you're in the UK (it helps if you fill in your location) then there are no shift problems on 35MHz anyway.

Jul 21, 2005, 06:09 PM
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Ive now bought my plane and its got a Futaba receiver, ive put my Hitec crystal in the Futaba receiver and tried using my Hitec TX but theres no communication
Do i need to get Futaba crystals to get it to work ? Also im not sure what you mean by shift select
Jul 21, 2005, 06:19 PM
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You need to use a Futaba receiver crystal in the Futaba receiver and a Hitec transmitter crystal in the Hitec transmitter.

You don't need to concern yourself with shift at all, it isn't an issue in the radios in the UK.
Jul 21, 2005, 06:35 PM
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Ah that makes sense - just thought they had to be the same make. So aslong as both brands of crystal are on the same channel then it should be ok then.

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