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john stones 108/11/2018 14:40:37
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Model Shop Leeds Graupner click read full description for info.

Club mate has one, very nice.

Edited By john stones 1 on 08/11/2018 14:42:16

Nigel R08/11/2018 15:02:54
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Graupner MC-16 manual here **LINK**

Seems to open OK for me?

Caveman08/11/2018 15:36:54
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Just out of interest, the FrSky Taranis can be changed from Mode 1 to Mode 2, or the reverse, quite quickly, as per this video

**LINK**

OK you have to unscrew a few screws, but let's face it if you can't do that you're probably in the wrong hobby!

GDB

Ikura08/11/2018 15:52:45
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Is there an option that hasn't been suggested in this thread so far? Can't think of one.

The poor chap is now probably more confused than before he asked smiley

SONNY MONKS08/11/2018 15:54:04
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not a spektrum lol,horus x10,much better quality for the price,and cheap receivers,futaba are good,but expensive receivers.

flight108/11/2018 16:27:00
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Posted by Ikura on 08/11/2018 15:52:45:

Is there an option that hasn't been suggested in this thread so far? Can't think of one.

The poor chap is now probably more confused than before he asked smiley

NO he's not confused yet he hasn't seen Fly sky i10 or TACTIC radio or Detrum GAVIN-8C , cheap and reliable too

laughcheeky

Seriously if money for rx and telem accessories is no objet then probably MPX /

as for features value and proven reliability and price FrSky horus (i've moved from teranis to X12s fantastic).

or the Graupner/Mj MZ12 PRO Mz18 should be seriously looked at .

All in my opinion though.yes

PatMc08/11/2018 16:44:16
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Posted by Eric Shepherd on 08/11/2018 13:16:36:Whereas my head says only spend as little as you need to. I look at the FRSky, but the youtube video of a stick change from 2 to 1, was the worst of all **LINK**

I think that must rank as the daftest Youtube "how to do it" video that I've ever seen.

The mechanical part of changing mode is virtually the same for the Taranis as it is for the Mpx Cockpit. Main difference is one of access. The rear cover of the Taranis has to be opened for access to the 2 screws that need be adjusted for the changeover whereas Mpx had the foresight to arrange holes in the cover for the supplied Torx key to engage the same two screws.
OTOH both the Taranis & the Cockpit require the rear cover to be removed for adjust of the stick tensioning screws.

IMO the Taranis 9XD is the best VFM in the mid price range of transmitters & equal in terms of functionality and flexibility to the best of the higher cost models.

Glib phrases suggesting that the cheapest option is always bad VFM in the long term have been proved wrong in several types of model goods including radio equipment.

supertigrefan08/11/2018 17:14:45
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I was going to suggest Graupner at the start but you said you wanted a UK based service agent? Graupner isn't.

My money would go on Multiplex or Graupner if I was looking for a new TX.

Bob Cotsford08/11/2018 17:19:37
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Posted by Eric Shepherd on 08/11/2018 14:15:07:
Posted by Bob Cotsford on 08/11/2018 13:28:32:

If I were looking for a new radio set and wanted the frills of OpenTX in a nicely wrapped user package I think I'd look very closely at the Graupner Hott gear. Lee Smalley reviewed the top of the range set in RCM&E this month and I've heard other favourable reports of the HOTT system too.

Hi Just did a search on them, Graupner Hott's manual won't open in Adobe, Amazon says £189? Graupner Hott says £389, + £80 for the receiver, extra for the battery? & out of stock of the Amazon version, which model did he review please?

Regs Eric

ok, you can add on at least 20% for Amazon prices. Airtek, here, show the MZ12 set at £169, and the extra receivers go from roughly £30 upwards.  In fact there's a budget MZ-10 combo for £99.95.

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 08/11/2018 17:20:53

flight108/11/2018 17:41:47
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Posted by supertigrefan on 08/11/2018 17:14:45:

I was going to suggest Graupner at the start but you said you wanted a UK based service agent? Graupner isn't.

Hi supertigerfan you will find that their servicing is still handled in the uk for graupner see airteks web site

Don Fry08/11/2018 17:52:20
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Posted by SONNY MONKS on 08/11/2018 15:54:04:

not a spektrum lol,horus x10,much better quality for the price,and cheap receivers,futaba are good,but expensive receivers.

Boring,

Stearman6508/11/2018 17:55:41
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Airtek say the Aurora 9 discontinued?

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flight108/11/2018 18:58:39
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Posted by Eric Shepherd on 08/11/2018 17:55:41:

Airtek say the Aurora 9 discontinued?

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well the aurora 9 was a good radio when it came out but things have moved on and it has been out featured by other marks , i believe the cost of updating it to potential sales was not good for business, still a option though.

the hitec flash8 looks good and is quite recent ,but how committed to TX's are they? the servos and other thing they do are good and have a strong market so will stay the course.

A good deal could be the persuader here?

Stearman6508/11/2018 23:54:54
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Posted by flight1 on 08/11/2018 18:58:39:
Posted by Eric Shepherd on 08/11/2018 17:55:41:

Airtek say the Aurora 9 discontinued?

**LINK**

well the aurora 9 was a good radio when it came out but things have moved on and it has been out featured by other marks , i believe the cost of updating it to potential sales was not good for business, still a option though.

the hitec flash8 looks good and is quite recent ,but how committed to TX's are they? the servos and other thing they do are good and have a strong market so will stay the course.

A good deal could be the persuader here?

Looks like that's gone as well?

**LINK**

Nigel R09/11/2018 09:51:20
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"Airtek, here, show the MZ12 set at £169, "

This looks really good value. Receivers are not particularly expensive either.

Anyone on here using one?

supertigrefan09/11/2018 12:47:19
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A 12 Channel Graupner set for ?170. I'm not even thinking of a new Tx but I'm really tempted.

Edited By supertigrefan on 09/11/2018 12:47:59

Martin Harris09/11/2018 13:37:30
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Asking the OP'S original question is like asking 300 people whose mum is best! Very few unbiased opinions are available, most experienced users having made their decision based on their own experience and requirements.

You would do best to ignore recommendations and look at those with negative experience, see what people are using locally for both buddy I get and getting help and ideas while bearing in mind your own budget.
Bob Cotsford09/11/2018 13:55:01
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Posted by supertigrefan on 09/11/2018 12:47:19:
A 12 Channel Graupner set for ?170. I'm not even thinking of a new Tx but I'm really tempted.

Edited By supertigrefan on 09/11/2018 12:47:59

I think that Graupner still use the old reeds based channel nomenclature of 1 surface = 2 channel as the description of the MZ-12 says that it's 6 channel with 2 optional digital channels - sounds like 6 stick/pot and 2 that can only be switched?

Stearman6509/11/2018 14:24:16
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 09/11/2018 13:55:01:
Posted by supertigrefan on 09/11/2018 12:47:19:
A 12 Channel Graupner set for ?170. I'm not even thinking of a new Tx but I'm really tempted.

Edited By supertigrefan on 09/11/2018 12:47:59

I think that Graupner still use the old reeds based channel nomenclature of 1 surface = 2 channel as the description of the MZ-12 says that it's 6 channel with 2 optional digital channels - sounds like 6 stick/pot and 2 that can only be switched?

Here's the full SP on the MZ12 & Falcon receiver. The price is Graupner's retail price with the receiver, receiver Lipo battery & charger.

**LINK**

flight109/11/2018 14:35:32
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YES Graupners channel /set numbering is confusing there new MZ-12 PRO is 12 channels and the older one not pro uses the old way and is only 6 channels , Confusing! but once explained easy enough

So MZ-12 Pro = 12 channels budget and MZ-24 PRO = 12ch very good

MZ-12 = 6 channels

MZ-18 = 9ch

MZ-10 = 5ch

and just to confuse it MZ-32 = 32ch top end set

 

Edited By flight1 on 09/11/2018 14:36:14

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