Anyone? I'm reading a lot about range issues with Spektrum (which strikes me as odd with all the neat diversity you can install). I'll be putting a 1W amp on it anyways. The Futaba 8FG seems to be about the same price, and they say simpler to program, but the Spektrum has better ergonomics.
the futaba 8fg is superior.
no need to talk about spektrum.
else a graupner hott system as alternative.
I dont have any experience of the spektrum other than seeing sevel guys with problems at the club site even on 2.4
I can say that I have been using 6EXA and 7C Futaba for many years in RC and I have never had ANY problem, no gliches and no worries. For me its peace of mind even if it costs a bit more. cheap insurance.
never yet managed to fly out of range even with a 110" piper cub. Yes, its in my new UAV ready for test flights !!
Don't do it man. Seriously, I hear nothing but problems in my club too. This is like saying "My Toyota was stolen so I'm going to buy a Chrysler."
John: I don't think the 10CA is available anymore unforutnately. :( End of the line...
Ordered an 8FG :)
good decision ;-)
in case you need a small 8 channel ppm receiver for your futaba
:-) insurance pays for the stolen car...
con they will steal your futaba pro they wont steal your spektrum ; )
...hum...I use a DX8 and I never experienced any problems. But I never fly out of sight so it might explain the reason why....
But I'm curious and anyway Josh already place an order for a Futaba so I'm just asking you guys.
Is Spektrum have range problems? Just asking because maybe someday I will go crazy and Fly FPV way... way out of site ;)
oh and lol Robert. That is why I drive a Mazda.
Don't do it. The receivers have some cool tech like on-board voltage regulators and such but the system is quite prone to interference from cell towers. In particular, the directional 2.4Ghz or 5.8Ghz point to point connections between the towers. Fly between two cell towers and there is a 50-50 chance of getting knocked down with Spektrum, but only 5% or less with Futaba.
At one of out local fields everyone has switched away from Spektrum due to interference issues from a cell tower 3km away.
Better yet, switch to 433 and be done with it... spread spectrum frequency hopping and encrypted (with some versions)
Mmm 433 is wonderful armature band here in the US.
Thanks Jeff. Fortunatly I don't need distance in my equation in order to have fun with APM. But I'm still wondering what Trappy is using...? Don't want to start something regarding safety or anything... but watching his video makes me dream. And like I wrote. I do wish someday to strech the limit. thank you for your reply.