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narrowboater

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RADIO CONTROL SETS
« on: May 03, 2021, 02:49:46 pm »

Could anyone recommend a good quality 8 or 9 channel radio set at a sensible price?
My needs are a bit specific so here I go:


Mode 2
8 or 9 channel
1 or 2 rotary controls
3 or 4 switches (On/Off - One could be a spring loaded on/off/on switch)
All knobs and switches can be assigned to a receiver channel. (Or at least 3 of them)
Both sticks to be spring loaded in both directions (or able to buy the parts to achieve this)


The Turnigy 9x I am currently using has lots of faults as you all probably know, the biggest for me is not being able to assign most of the numerous switches to whatever channel I choose. I am also not sure that the other problems I am encountering are not caused by this radio set.


There are dozens of radio sets out there and up to now I haven't found one which will do all the above, nor do I want to pay a fortune (up to 150.00 say). I would rather go with a personal recommendation.


Any suggestions gratefully received.
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Re: RADIO CONTROL SETS
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 03:53:12 pm »

Possibly 150.00 is a bit optimistic so say up to 200.00

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Re: RADIO CONTROL SETS
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 03:57:03 pm »

hi ya Narrowboater


One method you could use is - the old Futaba 8channel FP-T8UP transmitter.   This is a modular transmitter and you can purchase either 40 mghz modules to fit in the back - or 2.4 module from Futaba (costs an arm and a leg) or, do what I did and purchase a Corona module CT8F 2.4 GHz.  This transmitter has 3 rotary switches and numerous other switches - I have only had my transmitter for about 4 - 5 years - and I still haven't worked out all the switches and memories.    I purchased it from Ebay for about 50, it was about 30-40 for the module.   Just a thought, it may help you out.


Here is a link to one on Ebay Futaba FF8 Field Force 8ch RC Model Flying Transmitter Set 35Mhz(module) FP-T8UP | eBay


 Futaba Tx Module (No Xtal) 3P/3V FM40 Y-TZ40 4513886010200 | eBay


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Re: RADIO CONTROL SETS
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 06:26:15 pm »

Taranis X9D Plus costs 158 and does everything you want and much more too.....  https://www.t9hobbysport.com/frsky-taranis-x9d-plus-2019
Widely available from other retailers too.
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Re: RADIO CONTROL SETS
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 08:06:56 pm »

The Taranis Q X7 also fits your needs, 16 channels, 2 rotary and 6 switches and as it uses OpenTx as the operating system you can assign them to whatever you want. The joysticks come able to be all self centering or ratchet and can be adjusted how you want.
https://www.t9hobbysport.com/frsky-taranis-q-x7-access-2.4ghz-transmitterTransmitter cost 97.20 , battery cost extra, 2 lithium ion cells at around 5 each. Receivers cost extra, 6 channels for 33 or 36 for 8.
https://www.t9hobbysport.com/frsky-archer-gr6-access-receiverhttps://www.t9hobbysport.com/frsky-archer-gr8-access-receiverThe one thing to think about with the Taranis transmitters is they use OpenTx which needs all of the channels to be programmed before use, there is a PC program which allows you to do the programming and download it to the transmitter which makes setup simpler.
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