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Old 01-07-2011, 07:36 PM
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Question Tx & Rx general info please?

I've rooted around posts and RC guides for a bit now and i still can't find basic info regarding choosing my next Tx and what Rxs are needed in buying my next planes. Sorry in advance if this seems like a "duh" kinda post.

Basically i'm ready for my next multi-plane Tx so i can start accumulating BNF/ARFs without the extra txs. I'm interested in the Spektrum DX6i. (I'm looking for up to 10 plane model memory, internal digital timer/readout, extra channels for retracts and/or bombs/smoke someday.) The bulk of my "not sure-ness" is the Rxs. Do you need to get a Rx for every plane you get if its ARF? If i get the DX6i, am i only limited to buying Spektrum Rxs? ( I noticed they're like over $40.00...sounds pricey to me.) Is that how it works....the same brand Rx only works with your brand Tx?

I know Spektrum radio gear works with PZ BNF & PNP planes, but what about non-PZ planes? What am i looking for when getting my next plane...just that its a 6-channel ARF? Do they typically come with a Rx already? If it's a non-Spektrum Rx will it work?

In a nutshell, if i have a DX6i will any brand electric plane work? For example, there's a "Hyperion" plane i'd like to get. Will the DX6i work with its Rx or do i need something else?
Is this why i see Txs packaged with a couple Rxs, cause everyone wants to have a Rx installed in each plane instead of swapping at the field?

Thanks again in advance. Also if you know of a post that'll clear up this basic knowledge for me, please point me in the direction.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:20 PM
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BNF planes come with a receiver....and they're all PZ with Spektrum receivers so will work.

ARF and RR (receiver ready) planes don't come with a receiver so you'll need to buy your own, either Spektrum or a Spektrum compatible one....there are quite a few different ones but it HAS to be Spektrum DSM2 compatible. You can't use any old receiver.

RTF planes come with receiver and transmitter so they're not what you're interested in.

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Old 01-07-2011, 10:59 PM
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If you are interested in spektrum gear, you can find dsm2 Rx's at Hobbyking.com for around $15 ea. from what i have heard they are pretty good.
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