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Nov 21, 2007, 05:42 PM
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What transmitter should I get


I'm a NOOB and have mastered the CX and learned on the HBFP. Now upgrading to an AxeCp and then will try my luck on an HDX 300.

There's so much info on transmitters out there that I'm completely unsure of what I need.

What I want this Tx to do is have dual rates (as I understand it it will make the heli less responsive and offer better control).

In addition, what else should I be looking for? The HDX 300 has a HH gyro, can I control it from the transmitter? What should I get guys?

Dan
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Nov 21, 2007, 06:13 PM
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The DX7 is probably the most recommended radio and the one I use.
Nov 21, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Nov 21, 2007, 06:27 PM
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Discussion - What transmitter should I get


Of course price is an issue and the DX7's at this time cost >$300.

What about the DX6 or Futaba 6ex? I don't know but something that maybe doesen't have all the bell and whistles but is solid and can handle a NOOB in transition to a more experienced pilot.
Nov 21, 2007, 10:31 PM
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Look around a bit, you'll find stores which "part out" the DX7 bits. Since you probably don't want the servos, this is a good thing. Best I've found is $180 for a heli DX7. $260 with the AR7000, which wouldn't fit on a 300-size heli.

I'd also recommend going to a bigger heli than an HDX300. The 450-size helis are way more stable.

The problem with the DX6 is it's a dead end. It works with exactly one receiver, the AR6000. And it probably never will work with anything else.
Nov 22, 2007, 01:55 AM
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Check out the Spektrum DX6i. It is very close to the DX7 w/o a few bells and whistles, but similar in performance. Less expensive ($180) and includes the new AR6200 receiver which would work great w/ a 300 or 450 size heli.

Cheers, Joe
Nov 22, 2007, 09:10 AM
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Before settling on a DX6i, think about where you want to go in the hobby. The DX6i leaves no room for expansion, providing the bare minimum number of channels when using a gyro with remote-controllable gain. For example, you wouldn't have a channel available should you decide to use a remote-controllable governor.
Nov 22, 2007, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by TheBum
Before settling on a DX6i, think about where you want to go in the hobby. The DX6i leaves no room for expansion, providing the bare minimum number of channels when using a gyro with remote-controllable gain. For example, you wouldn't have a channel available should you decide to use a remote-controllable governor.
Indeed this is the reason I got the DX7. I got it instead of a crap TX and a Trex 450 SE v2.


I love my DX7, even though it's worth just as much as my heli!


DX7/AR7000 and no servos. $430-440 to you guys when buying in the UK... This was about two weeks ago!
Nov 22, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Hdx 300


It seems that there is a limited number of receivers that work with the 300 sized helis. Is that right?

Even if I get the DX7, what receiver will fit that size?

Dan
Nov 22, 2007, 11:16 AM
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Keep in mind, since everyone went to 2.4, 72mhz is nice and empty. Their are some really nice 72mhz radio's out there. I was going to go to 2.4, but the other day at a field I was at(not flying though, we were running), their were 6 AMA cards on the board. 5 were 2.4.
Nov 22, 2007, 11:52 AM
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hdx 300


Greybird,
What are some good 72MHz radios our there that have dual rates, EXP etc...that would have the capability of a 300sized receiver and could be upgraded to 400+sized in the future?
Nov 22, 2007, 01:06 PM
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Greybird,
What are some good 72MHz radios our there that have dual rates, EXP etc...that would have the capability of a 300sized receiver and could be upgraded to 400+sized in the future?
I know I'm not part of the crowd, but have had my RD 8000 from Airtronics about 3 years now. Full heli and plane programming,8 channels, great gymbals and sticks, easy to program. I am eventually going to get their 2.4 version, but for now this thing works great, and you can probably get one for about 180 bucks. Jim
Nov 22, 2007, 01:13 PM
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Get the best 2.4ghz you can afford. If you can afford the bells & whistles then get it as this should last your whole rc life & will suit all models & all flying styles.
Nov 22, 2007, 06:46 PM
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What are some good 72MHz radios our there that have dual rates, EXP etc...that would have the capability of a 300sized receiver and could be upgraded to 400+sized in the future?
The Hitec Eclipse 7 has the bells and whistles. What it doesn't have is a matching QPCM receiver for smaller helis. That's what I have now. There are similar offerings from the other major radio manufacturers. I haven't actually checked, but I bet you can get good deals on used 72Mhz with everyone going to 2.4Ghz.
Nov 22, 2007, 07:00 PM
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You might consider saving up for the x9303 2.4GHz too. I realize it will take awhile to save that kind of cash.

I am happy with my DX7 I just maybe feel like I want a x9303 2.4...


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