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Colin H

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Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« on: November 23, 2010, 03:04:55 pm »



Does anyone have any experience of the above radio kit? At 45-95p it seems a snip.


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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 03:33:49 pm »

Colin,

Quite a few members of our club have them. Superficially it looks the same as the Giant Cod one which is quite a bit less money, but I could be wrong. As far as I know no-one has had any problems.

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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 03:58:37 pm »

Colin.At my club more and more members are buying 2.4.Both giant cod and planet.None have given trouble.Be careful about
buying direct from China as i know one member who wanted a 12 ch 2.4.This proved faulty postage costs to return are high.
buying in england easy to return plus able to deal with importer direct.John
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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 04:01:34 pm »



Hi Gents and thanks,

A friend of mine Eagle on the forum has just started in the hobby I was going to reccomend a cheapo 2 channel but looking at this it might be a better way for him to go.


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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 04:12:37 pm »

Superficially it looks the same as the Giant Cod one which is quite a bit less money, but I could be wrong......


I think the Planet trim is better, and it comes in a smart box with instructions. That's probably better for beginners. It has 4 proportional plus one switched channel. I think it has an LCD voltage display, and runs off 4 AA cells

The GC one has less impressive trim, and comes in a plain box - no instructions. It has 4 proportional channels - you can add a fifth switched channel by attaching a switch to a connector inside, but you are not told about this. It runs off 8 AA cells, and just has a red light which blinks when the voltage is low. It actually has a built-in mixer, but you have to find out where the switch is for yourself...

The big selling point for the GC is the cost of 25.33 for a Tx/Rx combo, and 8.90 for additional receivers, sent from a British importer. http://www.giantcod.co.uk/gianitcod-24ghz-4channel-mode2-transmitter-p-403779.html refers...

The great thing about both is that 2.4Ghz means no fiddling with frequencies....
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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 06:45:13 pm »

there was a thread about this a month or so ago... but cant find it?

had my Planet T5 for near a year, now got 7 receivers (models) "paired" to the same transmitter, never had a single glitch with any of it...  its been 100% reliable

was under 40 when i bought mine too :-))


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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 06:50:10 pm »

Someone has the knowledge to open up the 6th channel on the GC 4 Chann set
A mayhemmer has a modified set but is not saying
Even if it is just a switching channel it is worth having

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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 10:25:40 pm »

talking to my local shop yesterday planet have introduced a 6 ch transmitter , the combo will be slightly more expensive though at 69 , they have also got another rx in a hard case !
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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010, 12:07:23 am »

I have the planet t5 and its idiot proof and to prove it I use it  :}
Just payed 14.99 for my 2nd rx unit. a set of 4 aa batteries lasts about 70 hours
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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010, 09:28:17 am »

talking to my local shop yesterday planet have introduced a 6 ch transmitter , the combo will be slightly more expensive though at 69 , they have also got another rx in a hard case !

It must be a competition! Giant Cod have two 6 channel combos at 51.99 each, and have just introduced another receiver. Both theirs are hard case ones, but the new one has end horizontal connectors rather than vertical.

Hard to beat 8.90 for a second rx, though. But the Planet has a cheaper set of batteries.... 
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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2010, 10:22:42 pm »

whichever you choose , they are a big improvement on the 27 & 40 mhz sets having no crystals , no clashes with fellow modelers . its also cheaper to buy one of these new 2.4ghz 5 channel sets than a 2 channel 27 or 40 mhz set !
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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010, 10:40:30 pm »



Thanks for all your comments I am glad to see they are positive. I can now recommend a set to my friend and will probably ask for one myself for Chrissie.


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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2010, 01:19:43 am »

I have asked Santa for one of these for Crimpo ! Note they are on E Bay for 44.95
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Re: Planet 5 2.4Ghz.
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2010, 06:02:20 am »

there was a thread about this a month or so ago... but cant find it?

Try here http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=25779.0

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