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  1. Jan 14, 2016 #41

    arrowhandair

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    exactly, I just commented with similar. I also get tired of hearing about people crashing giant scale airplanes and losing a lot of money because of spectrum. Then you find out that their ignition and receiver we're on nickel metal or NiCad batteries. You're going to blame the receiver for you cheaping out on your batteries? Anyone that's flying giant scale and not using life or lipos, hate to say it but deserve what they get
     
  2. Jan 14, 2016 #42

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    I'll use a bunch of those cheap $20 FASST versions, on little dispensable foamy's or, Foam EDF, an occasional "On Sale" nitro warbird......but, only after proper range check, and verification of normal operation. If it shows any problem, I won't use it.
    That should be golden, in all our planes....if it doesn't work right, don't expect it to get better in the air, fix it on the ground first!
    (That's actually a line that I read 30+ years ago, from a SIG instruction manual)
    I suppose to this day, that philosophy stays with me.
    It pisses people off, that have the "It's fine, go fly it" mentality.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2016 #43

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    I've flown Giant Scale for a long time, on 6V Nicad.
    I always LOAD test, and know my discharge curves on a weekly/monthly basis.
    Nicad Normally show signs of deterioration, and don't have sudden complete failure, unless it's a broken wire, or connector, which would be a manufacture problem, or an installation issue (wires flopping around)
    As pilots/owners/builders, we have to know that our equipment is working as it should be.
    That is why, maintenance, and Pre-Flight checks are important.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2016 #44

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    Careful, some may accuse you of being STUPID.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2016 #45

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    Haha....I've been called worse...:)
    I'm not an idiot most of the time......that I know.
    :prrr:
     
  6. Mar 15, 2016 #46

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    I lost my ParkZone T28 to a lockout last weekend. Had a Spektrum 6100e receiver that is now in the trash. Not a great loss since I paid $50 RTF, but still sucks. At least its repairable...
     
  7. Mar 16, 2016 #47

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    Being new to the 2.4 systems I am gathering all the info I can get
    I have seen a futaba radio fail while the plane was in the air I have
    Seen a spectrum fail while doing a range check it makes me
    Wonder if any of these radios have been dropped or subjected
    To extreme heat that could have caused any type of failure
    Or could it be a bad solder joint some place either way it's a
    Communication problem between TX and the RX I don't think that
    There is any better radio system that is any better than the other
    I just hope that I don't have any problems with my new DX8
     
  8. Mar 16, 2016 #48

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    Good point. My receiver had been crashed at least once previously by dumb thumbs, but I don't think that caused the lockout. This was a processor issue I believe. The orange light was on steady, not flashing, and the data port was read as all zeros meaning no recorded frame losses, fades, or holds. That combination should not have occurred IMO.
     
  9. May 10, 2016 #49

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    Ok guys maybe some one out there can shed some light on
    A rumor that I herd airtronics , JR, and
    Spectrum are either going out of business or are getting
    Bought out
    Anybody know ???????
     
  10. Aug 1, 2016 #50

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    Airtronics is out of business. JR and Spektrum have parted ways. JR has their own protocol called DMSS. It is awesome! I have felt the difference!
     
  11. Aug 2, 2016 #51

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    That's to bad that airtronics is out of business I've used airtronics for
    Years . So does any one know if spectrum is going out of business or are
    They going to keep doing thier own thing ??
     
  12. Aug 2, 2016 #52

    Bunky f. knuckle

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    Cover shot, MA 10/09!!!

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    You can buy Spektrums anywhere. They arent going anywhere.
     
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    Thanks Bunky I've got a DX 8 that has not been used I'd like
    To put it in a seafury hope it works ok
     
  14. Aug 4, 2016 #54

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    Cover shot, MA 10/09!!!

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    Lots of folks using the DX 8. You using DSM2 or DSMX protocol?
     
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    I'm still using DSM2 with my JR 11x. Never a problem with the protocol, especially now that everyone else is hopping.
     
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    I'm not sure how does one know ??
     
  17. Aug 5, 2016 #57

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    Cover shot, MA 10/09!!!

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    On the face of the radio, it will show DSM2 or DSMX.

    I keep my OG DX7 around along with my 11X. Just for troubleshooting sake. :)
     
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    Thanks Bunky I will look at my radio when I get home
     

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