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D2 - RADIO - Why should I
spend lots of money on a 'decent' radio like the Spektrum
This is a a
question a great many new pilots ask, and it is understandable when
you see in the ads that they can get a radio with the heli for next
to nothing, and surely, a radio is a radio is a radio. ?
DEFINITIVE ANSWER TO THIS IS NO, THEY ARE NOT...
radios such as the Spektrum DX6i, DX7/8/9, Futaba and JR ranges all
offer a huge increase in quality and functionality.
ANY PILOT should have a good radio are :
1 - They use
far higher quality components and most people will tell you that
they just last and last and last.
2 - You can
adjust the travel of each servo independently to ensure they are not
being overdriven, which leads to rapid burnout of servos
3 - You can
set up the servo horns to be exactly perpendicular before doing the
mechanical setup. This is a crucial part of getting a heli to
4 - You can
adjust the amount of movement of the swash plate in all directions,
and even add what is called "Expo" to soften the stick
response around the centre position.
5 - You can
set the gyro gain so that it is exactly right to hold the tail
nicely in HH (Heading Hold) mode
6 - You can
store several different helicopter configurations in most of them,
so one radio can be used to fly several different helicopters with
7 - Once you
are familiar with the many settings these radios provide, you can
set up each helicopter to fly EXACTLY as YOU WANT IT TO FLY
THESE REASONS HELP ... ?
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