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Phil Green24/05/2020 00:47:44
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Posted by Richard Clark 2 on 23/05/2020 18:41:02:

│ │ Posted by Phil Green on 23/05/2020 12:51:18:
│ │ The radio is my hobby!

│ The radio is a tool, that's all.


No, Richard, the model is a tool to enjoy my latest homebrew radio. I have to agree with John:

Posted by john stones 1 on 23/05/2020 13:58:34:

│ Oddly enough YOU don't get to define what the hobby is, others have their own
│ thoughts, and more power to them.

www.singlechannel.co.uk

David Davis24/05/2020 05:31:20
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Posted by Andy48 on 22/05/2020 16:12:36:
Posted by David Davis on 22/05/2020 12:13:17:

I've had problems with my DX9. On one occasion it failed to light up the five bars on the facade of the transmitter. It was sent away for a service. On another occasion I lost two models in consecutive flights so I sent the transmitter to be serviced, ie the RF board was replaced.

If I have anymore problems with it I'm going for a Multiplex, Made In Germany.

Taranis transmitters frighten me because I'm totally uninterested in information technology and if I hear the word "programmable," I run a mile.

 

All modern transmitters are programmable. You might have to take up long distance running as a new hobby.

 

I did a lot of charity half marathons as a younger man. The last one I did was in 2001 when I was 53. I was raising money for leukaemia research. My best friend was to die of the disease the following year. Add that to all of the rugby I played in my youth and early maturity and that's why my knees are shot today! cheeky

As for programmable transmitters, I just wish that the handbooks were more explanatory. I suppose I'll just have to move with the times and have a look on YouTube.

I like to compete in La Coupe Des Barons, a competition for a three-channel French trainer. Mine will be fitted with a Thunder Tiger 54, a much more powerful engine than the model was originally designed for. I'd like to programme the DX9 so that some down elevator is incorporated at full throttle to prevent the model from climbing all the time. Any advice?

Not that La Coupe is likely to take place this year. sad

Finally I meant what I said about Spektrum in my previous post. I started out with a Sanwa Conquest 6 before changing to a Futaba FF6 which I used for over ten years. Never had any trouble with either of those. That said, apart from a defective rudder trim, I've never had any trouble with my Spektrum  DX6i either.

 

Edited By David Davis on 24/05/2020 05:45:55

Richard Clark 224/05/2020 06:26:51
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Posted by Phil Green on 24/05/2020 00:47:44:

Posted by Richard Clark 2 on 23/05/2020 18:41:02:

│ │ Posted by Phil Green on 23/05/2020 12:51:18:
│ │ The radio is my hobby!

│ The radio is a tool, that's all.


No, Richard, the model is a tool to enjoy my latest homebrew radio. I have to agree with John:

Posted by john stones 1 on 23/05/2020 13:58:34:

│ Oddly enough YOU don't get to define what the hobby is, others have their own
│ thoughts, and more power to them.

www.singlechannel.co.uk

Oh, you are THAT Phil. So:

You not only fly toy planes, you collect old radios, as demonstrated by your asking for "donations" to add to your "collection". And while the two may be connected they do not have to be. As in there are a lot of people who collect antiques but do not use them for their originally intended purpose - old fishing rods can be far too valuable and fragile to actually fish with, for example.

So it logically follows that collecting old toy plane radios can be a separate and totally unconnected hobby from flying toy planes. See the US 'Radio Control Hall of Fame' site for example, where he sometimes talks about often deceased people who used to fly toy planes but doesn't appear to do any toy plane flying himself, in the same way people talk about Ming dynasty china but don't drink their tea out of it.

And I feel that some OpenTx fans, with their waffle about such things as 'scripts' and 'forks' etc. are much the same.

Cheers

DIGGER24/05/2020 06:53:06
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I'm a newbe and I went with the recommended Spektrum. I have a DX6E and DX8e and I don't have any problems with them. They are easy to use and I find comfortable to hold and the switches are in easy reach. One of our members was using an older Futarba and lost 2-3 models before he found the trouble in the Tx, so I would recommend a new set , as some said best to start with new equipment. The reason I went to Spektrum is I can use the SAFE and AS3X options which because of my age and health means I can still fly, even warbirds.

Phil Green24/05/2020 11:15:04
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Posted by Richard Clark 2 on 24/05/2020 06:26:51

Oh, you are THAT Phil. So:

You not only fly toy planes, you collect old radios, as demonstrated by your asking for "donations" to add to your "collection".

Shaun is the collector, not me, I have relatively few old radios, but they all fly.

Bob Cotsford24/05/2020 11:21:49
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Stop feeding the troll!

flight124/05/2020 11:39:40
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all I can say after reading the last few posts (that are of topic too) is MEOW!

angel

locked in far to long

David Davis24/05/2020 11:47:26
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Posted by flight1 on 24/05/2020 11:39:40:

all I can say after reading the last few posts (that are of topic too) is MEOW!

angel

locked in far to long

No, I'm going to risk it this afternoon and go flying!

Paul Law24/05/2020 11:58:12
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And here was me thinking I was only asking a perfectly reasonable question on Radios & Receivers 😳......Great reading though 😁

Doc Marten24/05/2020 12:19:17
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Richard Clarke,

I can be cantankerous at times because I don't do 'fanboy' anything, particularly when it comes to people but it seems within relatively few posts that you're on a mission to deliberately rile as many people as you can, your posts are 75% antagonism with very little contribution, if that is your aim then well done, you've absolutely nailed it.

Maybe lose the attitude and focus on useful contribution or find somewhere else to troll, I don't think this forum is for you otherwise.

Doc Marten24/05/2020 12:21:07
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Posted by Paul Law on 24/05/2020 11:58:12:

And here was me thinking I was only asking a perfectly reasonable question on Radios & Receivers 😳......Great reading though 😁

Are you any the wiser Paul?

😁

ken anderson.24/05/2020 12:26:24
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paul you did ask a reasonable question...this thread has lost its way and its time for the mods maybe to step in with some guidance and advice ...

ken anderson ne....1...G and D dept.

Andy4824/05/2020 12:42:17
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Posted by David Davis on 24/05/2020 05:31:20:

As for programmable transmitters, I just wish that the handbooks were more explanatory. I suppose I'll just have to move with the times and have a look on YouTube.

Edited By David Davis on 24/05/2020 05:45:55

or have a look here for a printed handbook: OpenTX handbook

Try the second section, Getting Started, you don't even need a transmitter to find out about it and get going.

Edited By Andy48 on 24/05/2020 12:42:36

Paul Law24/05/2020 13:19:13
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Posted by Doc Marten on 24/05/2020 12:21:07:
Posted by Paul Law on 24/05/2020 11:58:12:

And here was me thinking I was only asking a perfectly reasonable question on Radios & Receivers 😳......Great reading though 😁

Are you any the wiser Paul?

😁

I think so, wealth of info out there, just a matter at the end of the day of deciding what best suits your needs. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, happy for what its worth that the post created a conversation 🤐

At the end of the day everybody's input on the forums is required to keep the hobby alive and dare i say it topical.

Thanks all, you can be sure I will have more questions to test all your knowledge 👍 l

kc24/05/2020 13:25:52
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Paul did ask a reasonable question and got lots of advice. The discussion then demonstrated that there are those who want to get really involved in Tx stuff and those who just want to fly RC........

If you just want to fly then don't trust the old batteries in your old set -buy a new Futaba or Spektrum. If you enjoy talking about Tx stuff then buy Taranis etc. Same with motoring - if you just want to get from A to B everytime buy a Toyota or Mazda etc, if you want to discuss the stuff under the bonnet buy a Morgan or classic MGB etc.

john stones 124/05/2020 13:28:50
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Well, what have you ended up with, or getting Paul ?

Ron Gray24/05/2020 13:43:31
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I think he's taking up fishing instead smile

Paul Law24/05/2020 13:46:22
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Tried that, the vast array of choices left me bewildered with that also 🤣

john stones 124/05/2020 13:46:52
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Posted by Ron Gray on 24/05/2020 13:43:31:

I think he's taking up fishing instead smile

Oooh dodgy ground there Ron, he buying Shimano, Maver or Daiwa, funny lot fisherfolk. wink

Paul Law24/05/2020 13:56:36
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Went with the XJT module and X8r receivers to keep my 9X alive for now for my planes.

To keep the Dx7s alive I was looking for some options regarding receivers, thus the original question, however the Ar620 would appear to have some issues with carbon fibre frames on Helis and may be a little big for my Trex 450 so looking at something with SATs and perhaps less bulky.

Posted by john stones 1 on 24/05/2020 13:28:50:

Well, what have you ended up with, or getting Paul ?

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