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Old 10-03-2008, 06:02 AM
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Default WANTED 2.4GHz Tx/Rx

I am getting started in the hobby, and am looking for a good deal on a reliable 2.4Ghz system. My preference is Dx6i/AR6200, but would be perfectly happy with Futaba or other quality system. I can easily find preferred combo for $170-180 in like-new condition, so I'm looking to beat that by a reasonable margin. Please contact me with any leads/offers by email, I'll check in here as well.

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Old 10-03-2008, 08:12 AM
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check ebay, you can prob find a good deal on a used dx7 within that price range... if they aren't selling a rx with it, thats ok, because you can get a new rx and it will be alot cheaper than a new box dx7 setup... for most parkflyer stuff. I'd just get a ar6100 rx, its cheaper... unless your going to be using them on a gas plane or sail plane...

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Old 10-03-2008, 07:35 PM
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Thanks!

I have been looking around, I just thought I might ruffle up someone who was holding on to something with intentions of selling it, or other brand(s) that might work out.

As for the Rx, I also saw an AR6300 somewhere for not too much- not much more than an IC chip with floppy antenna wire and some servo connections soldered on- are there any weaknesses to that one that we know of yet? Range, durability, glitches etc?

I intend to start out on a Mini Pulse XT, after a bit of reading it looks like it's capable and fun enough to never grow out of, yet just barely easy enough to use as a beginner. (I'm heading today to talk to a potential guide/instructor, his input will weigh heavily on my final decisions) With a wingspan of ~4ft, it should be just big enough, yet small enough to handle easily, and I hope to get some help getting it det up and trimmed out perfectly so I don't get in over my head too quickly.

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Old 10-03-2008, 07:46 PM
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I purchased a dx7 for $125... I didn't see too many really good deals on one on ebay... might have to watch it for a few days.... till everyone stops bidding high on the same ones...

sounds like a good thing going with an instructor....is he/she going to be using a buddy box?

this also might help you... USB transmitter with sim software for your computer... at $20... It will be a good (and also inexpensive) investment...

http://www.nitroplanes.com/e4chflsitrki.html

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:20 PM
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I'm going to have a DX6 with an AR6000 receiver for sale in the very near future. $100 shipped.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeremy1981 View Post
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As for the Rx, I also saw an AR6300 somewhere for not too much- not much more than an IC chip with floppy antenna wire and some servo connections soldered on- are there any weaknesses to that one that we know of yet? Range, durability, glitches etc?

the 6300 is intended for lightweight indoor planes, it comes with different servo jacks than the 6000,6100,6200,7000. you'd have to use special servo's with jst plugs on it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:35 AM
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Sorry, I'm less familiar with the Dx6- what are the main differences between the Dx6 and 6i? What features might I miss, besides rx flexibility? Also, are the AR6000 still being produced/commonly available for the forseable future?

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(I do not know yet whether buddy-box or even tutoring will be an option, we have to talk first- I will take what I can get, of course! But I think I have to buy my radio equipment for myself, and make it as future-proof as reasonably possible. Thanks for the help/input from everyone!)
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:06 AM
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The dx6 doesn't have high/low rates or expo for rudder... it is the only reason I upgraded my radio, because I needed that function when getting into 3d planes...

the AR6000 rx is pretty standard, I'm using about 8 of them.... along with a couple ar6100's. Later if you go to a better 2.4ghz spectrum or JR Radio, they will be compatible...


$100 is a good price, since the rx alone costs $50, and so even if you change your tx out later, the tx will have only cost $50 which is worth the time you use on it...

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most important reason to go dx6i instead of dx6 is if you plan on flying more than parkflyers. the ar6000 (only rx that works with the dx6) is limited to parkflyers.
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
most important reason to go dx6i instead of dx6 is if you plan on flying more than parkflyers. the ar6000 (only rx that works with the dx6) is limited to parkflyers.
I think that ones been beat to death... the range on a ar6000 rx is further than you can see.... but there is a very slim possiblity that if you place the rx sandwiched between a gas engine it "might" have an issue.... although I have not heard of any reports of that... I'm using one of my ar6000 rx's on a 48" x 48" balsa 3d plane, which is inside the wing section and has no issues... and it is definately not a parkflyer...

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Originally Posted by ministeve2003 View Post
I think that ones been beat to death... the range on a ar6000 rx is further than you can see.... but there is a very slim possiblity that if you place the rx sandwiched between a gas engine it "might" have an issue.... although I have not heard of any reports of that... I'm using one of my ar6000 rx's on a 48" x 48" balsa 3d plane, which is inside the wing section and has no issues... and it is definately not a parkflyer...

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i'd rather not trust a $1000+ plane to that slim possibility though.
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if you had $1000 to drop on a plane, you wouldn't buy a dxr6i, at the least you'd get a dx7 or a Jr9303 or better...
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:23 PM
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grasshopper,
as long as you still have the dx6/ar6000 for sale, SOLD. How would you like to do business? (working order assumed, along with normal wear/tear) Is there a sale format here you'd like to use, or personal transaction, or any other prefferred method? PM or email me, or post here (I'll get an email for any replies here of course, and check back). Also, prefferred payment method? I do have a Paypal account, might take a day or two to reset my p-word and get it working again as it's been a long time, or the usual other options. Just get in touch and let me know!

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