|457 forum posts|
I have a load of 35 mhz futaba tx's & rx's which there is no way i will ever use again, is it worth selling or are they worthless
|Geoff Sleath||06/03/2018 10:52:31|
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I took a few good quality ones (ie not Futaba but some Schultz DSP types) to a swap meet last week and had zero interest. Quite honestly, I'd have almost given them away if someone was going to use them. Sadly, they seem to be worthless despite 35Mhz being an exclusive aeromodelling frequency and 2.4gHz used for everything by everybody.
|Chris Channon||06/03/2018 10:53:11|
|515 forum posts||Worthless,!!! Give them to me and I will dispose of them (keep ) them for you..!😁|
|simon barr||06/03/2018 11:19:09|
992 forum posts
There is a guy on the BMFA Classifieds who asks for 35 meg stuff from time to time.
He took a lot of my old receivers a while back, and gave me a fair price for them.
He will also take transmitters.
|Dave Cunnington||06/03/2018 11:24:53|
43 forum posts
Old Git : Whereabouts in UK are you sir ?
394 forum posts
I still use a couple of my old JR (40 MHz) radios for park flying and slopin', controlling lesser valued models and they still perform great (just gotta remember to put the aerial up!). The achilles heal of the older JR radios is that the innards are powered by a proprietary JR lithium battery and once that goes she's a paperweight these days.
I also have another couple of newer JR radios that I converted to 2.4 with FrSky modules four or five years ago. I have had zero issues with these over 100s of flights and they are reported to have a good signal out to around two kms which will do me.
oldgit, are your futaba tx's suitable for modules?
Edited By KiwiKid on 06/03/2018 11:26:23
|Simon Chaddock||06/03/2018 11:55:59|
5141 forum posts
No value? It depends who you are talking to!
Nearly half my planes (9!) still use 35 meg and are flown regularly..
|1191 forum posts|
I still use 35 along with 2.4. Never have any issues at all. No reason not to use it.
|Peter Miller||06/03/2018 13:58:39|
9065 forum posts
I still use my beloved Field Force 8. I have masses of receivers of all size for it.
There are some features on it that are better than my Spektrum such as exponential on the throttle stick
1763 forum posts
35MHz stuff essentially worthless is because the relatively small number of people who do still use it have all the TXs and RXs they need from previous secondhand purchases/donations from those moving to 2.4GHz. 35MHz still works well (arguably it's safer than it was in it's heyday because of the very low number of users), but it's simply supply and demand driving prices - there are more old TXs and RXs out there than people who want to use them.
Edited By MattyB on 06/03/2018 14:12:06
520 forum posts
I had trouble giving my away Futaba receivers two years ago at my club. I think I managed to give away two in total, like everything, they are only worth what someone is willing to pay. I couldn't find anyone.
119 forum posts
What have you got and how much do you want?
|Frank Skilbeck||06/03/2018 16:39:13|
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I've just converted a MPX 3030 I acquired back to 35mhz to make use of my 35 mhz receivers, mainly in glow models where I don't need the telemetry data!
|Paul Marsh||06/03/2018 18:00:35|
3243 forum posts
Not worth anything, the ones I sold, sold for £1 each on ebay, then threw some away, as it was costing me more time to list than what I got out of it.
35 Meg is dead, and all my 550 aircraft are all on 2.4, but spread over the makes of Futaba, Spektrum, Hitec and Tactic. None on 35. Have kept one or two JR rx's for my X-347, for sentimental sake, thats all..
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|Bob Cotsford||06/03/2018 18:27:53|
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More to the point Paul - how do you decide what to take out on any particular day? Do you run a rota system?
|5473 forum posts|
Surely we should all be keeping our 35 mhz stuff and using it occasionally - setting up models in the workshop? - just so aeromodelers are using the frequency. Otherwise someone will bag it for something else. If 2.4 ever becomes impractical due to everything using 2.4 we may need 35mhz, but once it's gone.......
Giving 35 mhz stuff away might allow the frequency to be used illegally -model boaters or fishermen perhaps- and shoot down the remaing aircraft users. Keep them or destroy them!
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I intend to keep using 35Mhz for as long as possible.
It's probably safer than it ever has been, it works perfectly well for my sort of flying and quality kit can be picked up cheap as chips.
|Paul Marsh||06/03/2018 20:19:05|
3243 forum posts
Suppose the BNF don't count, as they have a 2.4 rx in, anyway, and never had anything else, and never will, especially the micro with the board integrated into the model, such as the Horizon Hobby UMX stuff...
At Swapmeets, As said, they cannot be given away, but you can always try!
|Percy Verance||06/03/2018 21:01:52|
6492 forum posts
I do still keep using 35mhz. My Mpx Royal is still working perfectly. Granted, I don't use it as much as I used to, but it's still a perfectly viable option as far as I'm concerned. The built in scanner hasn't detected any other users for quite a while now though. I like the fact that the receivers have a programmable failsafe, just like 2.4ghz gear. And of course I can slot an M Link module into it anytime, although I really have no need to as I have the 2.4ghz Cockpit Sx, and Profi. And the IPD Synth receivers are superbly resistant to electrical noise, so perfect for electric flight.
And as already mentioned, the 35mhz band is exclusive to model flying with no other users. That certainly can't be said of 2.4ghz.
Edited By Percy Verance on 06/03/2018 21:17:57
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