|David Ashby - Moderator||15/04/2014 07:10:11|
10830 forum posts
We ran this poll getting on for 3 years ago now but thought it would be interesting too see how/if things have changed. Whether Spektrum have caught up Futaba, if Taranis is making an impression, and so on.....
I'm still a Futaba flyer myself, it has never let me down but Spektrum comes a close second by virtue of the bind'n'fly models available, especially during the indoor season.
Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 15/04/2014 07:29:39
|Chris Jones 7||15/04/2014 07:33:27|
|281 forum posts|
Taranis for me, more radio than I will ever need and the programming is not so hard once you get your head round it.
|john stones 1||15/04/2014 07:43:29|
10189 forum posts
J.R and still 35 mhz
|Andrew Ray||15/04/2014 08:10:12|
666 forum posts
Taranis has replaced JR as my main radio. I have had a PCM 9xII for many years and this has been my favourite for a long time, I still like the look and feel of the JR set and use it on 35 Mhz and 2.4 Ghz with a FrSky plug in module.
|Peter Miller||15/04/2014 08:33:31|
9743 forum posts
Not really fair. I can only vote for one.
I actually use both Futaba 35 Mhz and Spektrum equally.
I have also just invested in a Hitec combo but will not be using it as much because I have the others with lots of recievers. I just wanted to play with telemetry.
883 forum posts
A couple of years ago when returning to our hobby after a long break my radio choice was influenced by the compatibility with Bind 'n' Fly hence I am a Spektrum user.
The DX6i I bought has served me well, I have no real reason to change although my interest has been taken by the touch screen programming of the Aurora 9X
I wouldn't consider myself a potential Taransis user at the moment.
|Tony Bennett||15/04/2014 08:58:18|
5050 forum posts
Dx6i at the moment, though i feel a change coming on as i need more channels for the bigger scale stuff i am starting to build.
so not sure weather to stay with spectrum or change to some other make yet.
|Josip Vrandecic -Mes||15/04/2014 09:03:42|
2948 forum posts
Futaba .... Old symphaties and ancient habits ...never die...
1228 forum posts
Just changed to a Taranis. Still have a DX7s and am waiting for my Orange module to come for my BNF models and then the Spektrum is gong to a club member.
The hike in Spektrum RX prices made me change and the Taranis price and features was the clincher...
|Phil Green||15/04/2014 09:17:00|
1493 forum posts
Nearly all all my (umpteen) single-channel & reeds conversions are Frsky - and it seems to be the module of choice for most retro R/C enthusiasts - but theres no Frsky option in the poll unless you're a Taranis user!
'Other' seems unfair on Frsky, they're a major player now and dominate the conversion market.
|Mark Agate||15/04/2014 09:19:26|
141 forum posts
I'm a big fan of my Walkera Devo 12S system - seriously cool styling, full colour touch screen, 100% reliable, and 3.7V Tx LiPo (so no balancing worries).
|Martyn K||15/04/2014 09:20:40|
4805 forum posts
Futaba since 1979. However, I have one Futaba 6EX (ex 35MHz with FrSky hack module) and a Taranis on order. Ask the same question again in 12 months time.. Not sure how I will answer
I also have a Spektrum DX6i for helis..
Edited By Martyn K on 15/04/2014 09:21:12
818 forum posts
|Using my Dx8 as my main radio but have my Dx7 as back up. Plan to get a Dx9 at some point.|
|chris basson||15/04/2014 09:54:09|
|168 forum posts|
|Have been using Futaba up until now but needed to upgrade my tx and got a VERY good deal on a Hitech A9!|
|The Wright Stuff||15/04/2014 10:02:46|
1383 forum posts
Very happy with Futaba, but it would be good to get a few more FTR (Futaba Transmitter Ready) models out!
|Chris Barlow||15/04/2014 11:13:32|
1785 forum posts
I use a Turnigy 9X for helis, quad and gliders and a Turnigy 9XR with FrSky module for planes. The versitility and programming options oln the Turnigy radios coupled with the cost of the receivers makes it a no-brainer for me!
Also never had any RX problems with either and they're used in gliders with FG & carbon fuselages and nitro helis with lots of high frequency vibration!
|Piers Bowlan||15/04/2014 11:28:24|
1707 forum posts
JR, using DSM-2 so that I can use Spektrum as well as JR Rxs. I have recently bought a JR XG11 and a couple of DMSS Rx for it, mainly for the telemetry features and the robust Tx/Rx radio link (hopefully!).
Been tempted by Hitec's new Aurora 9 as well as the Spektrum DX-9 but in the end bought JR again. Brand loyalty!
|Bob Cotsford||15/04/2014 11:34:16|
7733 forum posts
Taranis has taken precedence now, but I've still got lots of models set up on my Futaba FF9 - except that is really a FrSky conversion.
Phil G, I don't know whether the RF output section should count, my impression is that the question is really 'whose case and user interface do you use' rather than whose transmission protocol.
|618 forum posts|
Older sets ?????
My 2.4 Sanwa set is not old !!!!
1145 forum posts
There is only one Radio for serious glider pilots, Multiplex.
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