Re: Radio Replacement
- --- In email@example.com, "Scott Salerno" <scottsalerno@h...>
> I am looking to replace the Hitec RangerII radio that came with my kit
> & have been looking at the Hitec Laser & Futaba Skysport 4 channel FM
> units. I've Futaba radios in the past when I raced r/c cars & have
> always been happy with them.
> The only advantages I see with the Hitec is I might not need to
> replace the hi-torque servo?? Also, where I just started racing
> (Larchmont) have crystals for Hitec radios. Any assistance would be
> greatly appreciated.
> -Scott Salerno
There is nothing wrong with the Ranger III Hitec, it is FM 3 channel
and I have used it for four years with my CR 914. It is very
economical at around $80, but it is FM and a very good radio for
sailing. It even has a third channel to use with boats allowing a
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jim Thompson" <jimthompson@l...>
> --- In email@example.com, "Scott Salerno"
> wrote:my kit
> > I am looking to replace the Hitec RangerII radio that came with
> > & have been looking at the Hitec Laser & Futaba Skysport 4channel FM
> > units. I've Futaba radios in the past when I raced r/c cars &have
> > always been happy with them.would be
> > The only advantages I see with the Hitec is I might not need to
> > replace the hi-torque servo?? Also, where I just started racing
> > (Larchmont) have crystals for Hitec radios. Any assistance
> > greatly appreciated.will
> > Thanks,
> > -Scott Salerno
> > #1194
> As long as the Larchmont crystals are FM then a Hitec or Futaba
> work fine. They are both Negative shift receivers and havebrands.
> interchangable crystals. BUT, you have to make sure that the LMYC
> crystals are FM. Also, any servo made in the last 8-10 years will
> work with ANY receiver. The only exception are older Airtronics
> servos. As long as it is a 3 wire servo you can mix and match
> Something else to consider is the Spektrum DX6 ($199). Way more
> you need for a 2 ch CR914 (it has 6 channels), but I use it for myDX6's
> planes and boats. It uses 2.4 gHz so is except from the 72/75 mHz
> issues, and does not EVER need a crystal. You can have up to 40
> on at the same time and they will not interfere with each other.As
> you may know 2.4 gHz is the same frequency band as Wifi routers,feel
> access points, etc.
> I like the looks of the Laser 4, but I would suggest you get the
> for it before you buy either. I tried the Laser 4 last spring andit
> felt very BIG in my hands. Just not comfortable for me.Hey Jim,
> Hope this helps
> CR914 - # 701
What servo do you use for the sheet on your boat with the Spektrum?
Can you use any servo or only Spektrum DSS servos?