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Old 08-02-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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So my Hyper 7 has now had a a few tanks through it, i've gone through one piston/sleeve via an unfortunate incident (so the hobby shop guy said anyway) and i've broken my pull start and gone to a starter box...

SO next i'm assuming in natural progression my servos will go. Alreeady got a pretty god idea about the servos to get... but my question at the moment is about radio gear.

With radio gear, i've got the stock transmitter/receiver that came with my RTR. Rebadged Futaba gear i believe. Do transmitters and receivers have a habit of jsut dying? or are they pretty fool proof? What about the crystals? So if you knwo any problems that may be coming my way in terms of radio gear let me knwo please.

Also... could some one tell me the advantages of going to the expensive transmitters/receivers... such as 2.4ghz systems. If there are links i can read up about it feel free to share... I don't race by the way... i jsut have a thrash around the park and other such places with friends and family.
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I like 2.4ghz because you have no crystals and i have never had it glitch

i have 4 receivers so its nice to not have crystals and just have your radio... work.
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I like 2.4ghz because you have no crystals and i have never had it glitch

i have 4 receivers so its nice to not have crystals and just have your radio... work.
I agree. 2.4Ghz is great because it is virtually interference free, in general it has faster frame rates for quicker and more accurate servo control, and a lot more settings.

I use the DX3S in my Hyper 7. Great radio, and a pretty good deal. For around $220 you get the transmitter, and two receivers, one of which comes with full telemetry. It will also come in handy in the future, because the DX3S can be used with up to 10 transmitters, and the settings are saved individually for each RC. Its a great investment, especially if you think you will continue with RC for a while.

www.spektrumrc.com
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At the moment prolly not looking to spend that much on a remote... do stock standard radios and receivers have problems? do they stop working for no particular reason? Keep in mind I live in australia (nice and sunny) so no driving it in wet weather and possibly shorting it out... also i don't race so it doesn't really cop a bashing so to speak. I know my servos will wear out reasonably quick (standard nylon gears.. so when the stearign servo goes i'll swap out both servos for metal geared ones) but yeah do standard transmitters and receivers suffer the same fate?
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my airtronics MX3 2.4ghz was 150 for transmitter/receiver, that's not that expensive..
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