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Tim Mackey14/12/2007 10:29:00
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Some of the "all new features" are not new at old PCM9X had scroll bar menu selection. And it also seems odd to me that the new 12 channel will be available first in 35Mhz FOLLOWED by the 2.4Ghz. One has to wonder ( maybe we should run a competition ) just who and when will be the first major manufacturer to offer their next new set ONLY in 2.4GHz.....signalling the inevitable death of 35Mhz for R/C use. Will the blingy new gold /brown job be in 2.4Ghz as well ??
David Ashby - Moderator14/12/2007 10:35:00
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Don't know Tim, this is what Macgregor told us. Perhaps they feels the 35Mhz market is still significant? I doubt if the brown Tx will be top priority for 2.4, nice colour though...

More news when we have it. 

Jonathan Lewzey16/12/2007 16:08:00
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It's worth considering that 2.4 receivers (particularly Futaba) are quite expensive.

Also, 35 Mhz transmitters are probably still marketed as "spares" for people who fly 35 and want an upgrade without changing all their receivers. The same applies if your transmitter stops working and you need a replacement.

2.4 is a great new technology, but it's just too new to use in everything, like a vintage model or simple 2 channel glider to have any significant benefit.

I think in the long term, everyone will switch over to 2.4, but gradually - some people still fly on 27 mhz!


Martin McIntosh04/01/2008 21:28:00
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Jonathan, no. Once you have tried 2.4 you would not want to trust your pride and joy to anything else, although having said that I would not turn down a real bargain on some really good quality 35Mh Rx`s.
Jonathan Lewzey05/01/2008 10:43:00
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Agreed, but is it worth fitting a £60 receiver in something very simple like a 2 channel glider? Personally, I fitted a Jeti 4ch in my scratchbuilt P-40 that took 3 years to build. I think I had one minor glitch in 10 flights.
Eric Bray05/01/2008 11:38:00
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It's not quite the same, but I bit the bullet, and purchased the Reftec/Ripmax 459 meg uhf gear when it first came onto the market about 25 years ago, with two receivers. I've since acquired another rx, and a second set of crystals. The tx and one rx are still going strong, never had a glitch or a blockout with it, except as stated in a different thread, it will NOT work through buildings! I seem to be the only person still using 459, now, and would really like to find someone who has the proper gear for servicing the receivers. It is not kitchen table repair work because of the frequency doublers etc used.

I'm now contemplating going to 2.4G when funds allow, but I'd need several rx's or it would mean constant swapping about. 

35 Megs is getting to be unusable at times, around here, because of all the QRM. (Ham speak for man-made electrical noise.) 

simpson j03/04/2009 20:54:38
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 help with dx9 setup for dual channels in the ailerons 2 sevos
Tim Mackey03/04/2009 22:19:48
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John - if you are asking for help with a radio - best to post EXACTLY what you want to know in a NEW thread within the radio gear section

Edited By Timbo - Moderator on 03/04/2009 22:20:21

Mac Duberia25/06/2009 18:17:08
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hello everyone,
i have just purchased a 9ch module for my jr 10x with two receivers, ar9000 and ar7000 and im hoping to use the ar9000 in the raptor 30 and ar7000 in Wot 4, but i would like to know if there is a way of separating the two models on the transmitter without loosing the settings. How can i switch between the two models?
Has anybody got any ideas?

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