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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Radio Equipment => Topic started by: mk1 on October 05, 2019, 06:30:31 AM

Title: New transmitter
Post by: mk1 on October 05, 2019, 06:30:31 AM
Hi I am looking to buy a 8 channel R/C transmitter to use on a model boat. I would like one that you do not have to program as I am not very good at that kind of thing Not too expensive. I would like the thoughts of members on her on what is out there and any problems etc with some of them. Thanks  MK1 [John]
Title: Re: New transmitter
Post by: klz on October 05, 2019, 08:42:01 AM
I would go with one of these ( very easy to use the most confusing thing about this radio is saving the settings you have to hold cancel down for about 5 seconds.
Title: Re: New transmitter
Post by: Taranis on October 05, 2019, 08:55:54 AM
Good choice with 10 channels and plenty of user guides on you tube  :-))
Title: Re: New transmitter
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on October 05, 2019, 09:30:30 AM (

Don't worry about the Android app claptrap, out of the box it has eight channels, with the first four equipped with servo reverse. Spring return conversion included in the set for the ratchet throttle, which is easier to fit than the Flysky one ( done both! ). Two more proportional channels on the left and right top corners, plus a three position and two position switch for the last two channels.
The app gives access to all the extra adjustments that are really useful on 3D aircraft and helis, but we can usually cope without them on boats..
Title: Re: New transmitter
Post by: CaptainJoshie on October 05, 2019, 09:54:10 AM
Hi John

Having got back to the hobby after many years doing full sized boating my old 27Mhz radio gear was dead, so I've been down this road over the passed couple of months.

I first tried an Absima 3Ch set, this went back as the throttle channel was very jittery. Next I tried a Radiolink T8FB 8Ch set, this worked OK, good value and very very good/fast technical support from both the UK importers and the manufacturers. I would have stuck with this except that it turned out to be supporting Android or Windows to set it up, I've invested heavily in Apple so it went back!

I have now settled on the Flysky FS-I6X at 36.57 off eBay, which in spite of its name is 10 Channels! Any programming is done on the transmitter, though if your using it with just one simple model you could just use it out of the box!

But if you have several models, I have four at the moment, you can tweek the setting for a model then save them under its name. Then setup another, save under a different name and recall each when needed. I've done this so far for my Duplex 575 Yacht, small tug, Modified NDQ Atlantic fast sport boat, so when at the boating lake I just recall, couple of button presses, the model name and off we go :-) .

The other thing about the Flysky is the cost, truly amazing value. The receivers are so cheap you can buy one for each model!

Help on YouTube is great, go check some of them out before you buy, you'll learn lots.

Just my views but I was after a cost effective solution, if money was no object I would have stuck to Futaba but just couldn't justify the extra cost.

Good boating.

Title: Re: New transmitter
Post by: old man on October 09, 2019, 05:20:07 PM
Good choice with 10 channels and plenty of user guides on you tube  :-))

Absolutely, ignore the instructions and ask on here?  {-)