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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:11 pm

Ok, so the thought is to do some R/C flying with my kid and maybe less disc golf...I'm wondering what would be the better call: To convert a JR raio or buy a used Dx6i, they would be about the same money.
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Post  fredvon4 on Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:39 pm

If the models in question will be cheap training birds the low cost of the Orange crap from Hobby king one way to go

My vote would be the real Spektrum gear

I got a DX5e years ago off the bay for under $30 and bought a bunch of the super cheap orange receivers, servos, and such. Once I figured out how to bind them, the set up did real good for my meager skills

Bashed a lot of planes learning on the rig and now use much higher end Futaba TX RX

Anyway based on my experience, I think the Orange TX and RX stuff is damned good for the cost.

The down side is none of the TX are in the USA warehouses so shipping cost makes them not so good a deal
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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:47 pm

forgot to add, we'll be using spectrum Rx, so it will have to be compatible with them. And this is where i gert fuzzy...is there a kit made to convert 72 to 2.4 for spectrum?
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Post  TDbandit on Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:16 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:forgot to add, we'll be using spectrum Rx, so it will have to be compatible with them. And this is where i gert fuzzy...is there a kit made to convert 72 to 2.4 for spectrum?
. There used to be but to my knowlage they have stopped making them but IMO they were kinda hit and miss in reliability the conversion simply replaced the module i've used JR for years and they are good radios but you are best off getting a new spectrum system then converting an analog. In this way you are guarenteed reliability. BTW since you have the receivers all you need is the transmitter just simply bind it to the receivers and you're set! Smile (Bandit)


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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:21 pm

thanks, so i'm thinking, get my kid to buy a new DX6 and i buy the used DX6i from him, i was hoping to still be able to use the JR.
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Post  pkrankow on Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:32 pm

You will be happier with the Specktrum pair because of how easily the trainer cord works, if nothing else. Having two different brands complicates this.
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Post  TDbandit on Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:14 pm

pkrankow wrote:You will be happier with the Specktrum pair because of how easily the trainer cord works, if nothing else.  Having two different brands complicates this.
If I'm not mistaken the JR trainer system is compatible with the spectrum systems a lot of them are JR based as well You can still get recievers on 72MHz for JR you just have to look heres a pic of my system.

JR XP9303 one of the easiest computer systems to program. Mine will interface with the Spectrum DX7 and such.

Back view of my system showing the module that the spectrum 2.4 module Replaces and the trainer cord jack. There is also another benefit that the dedicated transmitters that have multiple model capability give you. They are just about immune to WMS (Wrong Model Syndrome) The 2.4 system communicate with the receivers they are bound with and when a system is set up with a particular model the settings are sent to the receiver and are stored if the transmitter is turned on with the wrong model it will not operate until you correct it because the receiver broadcasts the setting back to the transmitter and the transmitter said "uh oh im not set up right" It saves a lot of crashes. (Bandit)
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Post  pkrankow on Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:29 pm

Sounds like TDbandit knows more about different brands than me. If the two brands will communicate that easily then my concern is void.

I know for a fact this has been a historic problem across different brands though. I would recommend verifying at least.

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