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Old 07-14-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by slipstick View Post
If I understand what you're asking then No. The channel assignments are different in Spektrum and Futaba so you would find when you switched between radios the throttle (Ch1) would suddenly be controlled by the aileron lever etc....not good !

The only way to use a Futaba slave with a Spektrum/JR master in training mode is with the special TrainerLink lead made by Hangar 9 - e.g.

Steve, Thanks for the quick response. Not exactly what I hoped to hear. I checked our local RC shops and it appears that I will not only need the trainer link but the round to square Futaba adapter. That makes it nearly half the cost of a second DX5e. Seems like my supply of radios will be increasing again.

Too bad there isn't some universal standards for manufacturers to live by.

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