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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: Netleyned on May 15, 2011, 05:30:45 PM

Title: Yacht Radio
Post by: Netleyned on May 15, 2011, 05:30:45 PM
Any ideas on the best Tx/Rx for yachts with EPA and Variable rates

Ned
Title: Re: Yacht Radio
Post by: Dekan on May 15, 2011, 06:41:01 PM
I like my Spektrum DX7 ( I also fly planes) several of my fellow club members use the DX 6i.

Another thing worth noting is that there are several cheap Spektrum compatible RX,s available there are none for Futaba, as far as I'm aware....http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/rx_dsm2.html

I have a couple of the Orange "Parkflyer"  Rx's they work fine in a boat.
Title: Re: Yacht Radio
Post by: tony23 on May 15, 2011, 06:55:38 PM
I don't think you will do better than a Spektrum DX6i they are very easy to program.  :-))
Title: Re: Yacht Radio
Post by: Netleyned on May 15, 2011, 07:22:52 PM
Thanks Guys
My choice is the Spektrun DX6i
unless I was told differently
I have seen the orange Rx's Cheap

Ned
Title: Re: Yacht Radio
Post by: Dekan on May 15, 2011, 07:56:28 PM
There you go.... great minds work a like  :} Next customer please :-))
Title: Re: Yacht Radio
Post by: PMK on May 15, 2011, 08:29:26 PM
Another thing worth noting is that there are several cheap Spektrum compatible RX,s available there are none for Futaba...

Dekan, without wishing to rain on your parade, there are indeed affordable and 100% compatible receivers for the Futaba FAAST system. re: http://rcmodelreviews.com/fasst_compatible_review.shtml
Title: Re: Yacht Radio
Post by: Dekan on May 15, 2011, 10:37:06 PM
Dekan, without wishing to rain on your parade, there are indeed affordable and 100% compatible receivers for the Futaba FAAST system. re: http://rcmodelreviews.com/fasst_compatible_review.shtml
Well done that man... I had not seen that site, any idea on a UK price and who sells it..Maybe Giant Cod ?

Ps I didn't say that I disliked Futaba.... I do like it... I have got some of the "old" 35mHz stuff more than happy with it, but I don't like their 2.4Ghz RX's as they are too pricey... compared with even the proper Spektrum product  
Title: Re: Yacht Radio
Post by: PMK on May 15, 2011, 11:09:04 PM
...I don't like their 2.4Ghz RX's as they are too pricey... compared with even the proper Spektrum product  

Absolutely. Spektrum/Futaba... all good, clean, healthy stuff. Each of us to our own, but even I have to admit that seventy-plus pounds for a Fut' receiver is a rather expensive way of doing things - especially when you need a separate Rx for each and every model - which is one reason why I choose to use these:

http://www.giantcod.co.uk/frsky-fasstcompatible-tfr8-receiver-p-405326.html

Slighty under 27.00 inc. p&p, totally compatible with the present FASST system, totally glitch free and, best of all, an affordable alternative to paying 2.5 times as much.
Title: Re: Yacht Radio
Post by: Dekan on May 15, 2011, 11:26:04 PM
PMK Thanks for the info...The Spektrum is still cheaper but at least the Futaba looks a little more reasonable... but I agree both are good quality products ..You pays yer money and takes your choice