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Old 02-11-2015, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Hitec rocks!!!the best!!!

a long time ago i removed a hitec 6channel optimum rx from a foamie superfly and accidentally pulled the antenna wire out. i tossed it in the drawer and figured it to be garbage since i wasn't going to open the case to even investigate it's repair at home.

a few weeks ago i went online to see if i might locate where to send it in for repair. Hitec has a form you can fill out and send them proof of purchase,and where you get it from plus a receipt for warranty purposes. i didn't have these so i just figured i'd send the broken rx in offer to pay for the repair if it costs less than $39 for a new one. my shipping cost was $2,i also told them to toss it away if it isn't worth my paying for it as i could always buy a new one.
as you all guessed,it arrived to my house without any prior notice , a brand new 6 channel rx.

hitec rocks in customer service. this is my second time complimenting them and their customer service.

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I have a HiTec 36 Mhz Rx that suddenly lost range. Still works but I am now 2.4Ghz.
Plane did a bellyflop and survived with no damage.
Antenna still looks OK so it is a mystery. It now just sits in the cupboard.
Compared to RXs nowadays, they are dinosaurs. About 4 times the size of RXs I use now.
Probably the Xtals are the most expensive part for HiTec FM nowadays.
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For FM gear now - you can buy non-xtal Rx's that scan frequency and lock on. I have for my 35mhz gear.
Cheaper and tiny compared to the original Rx's.

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For FM gear now - you can buy non-xtal Rx's that scan frequency and lock on. I have for my 35mhz gear.
Cheaper and tiny compared to the original Rx's.

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That is interesting mate. I guess they still need those long antennas that you never knew what to tie it to.
Best thing about 2.4 Ghz.
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That is interesting mate. I guess they still need those long antennas that you never knew what to tie it to.
Best thing about 2.4 Ghz.
In fact it works both ways .....

The old FM antenna was easy to route outside to be clear of all shadow effects of CF, battery's, metal, wires etc.

The 2.4 may be short and easy to fit, but is more subject to location and surrounding items than the old FM trailing wire ever was.

Yes the PLL scanning Rx still has the trailing wire. But mine are about 20% the size of my JR Propo original Rx.

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