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Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Don Sager, May 16, 2019.

  1. Question I have FlySky I-10 , Turhigy I-10 Turnigy 9xr pro Turanis I-7 which is best for Giant scale 50cc gasser planes . The flysky I-10 throttle trim is at the halfway point making adjusting throttle idle difficult . What brands do you guys fly ? thanks Don Sager .On the FlySky I-10 the throttle trim only works when the stick is at mid point . I've talked to FlySky and they didn't know how to get it to work at the idle position . They recommended I use throttle up function to adjust the idle on me engine . For Electric's no need for trim .
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  2. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    I've flown Futaba since the 80's so don't have much experience elsewhere. I do fly a 120cc plane with a Spektrum dx9 and like the voice alerts but it came with the plane so don't know much about it.
  3. Milby Dunn II

    Milby Dunn II New to GSN!

    Spektrum is the only way to go. Very user friendly compared to most other transmitters. Do yourself a favor and get as many channels as you can right off the bat. I went from a DX9 to a DX20 (awesome transmitter) in 2 years. I wouldn't recommend the the DX12, for it's got a lot of bells and whistles, but it takes too long to boot every time it's activated. If you really wanna get crazy look at the CORE transmitter by PowerBox Systems. It's super expensive, but might be worth it. I have some friends that have Jetti transmitters and love them. I do think they look really cool, but I'm not sure how user-friendly they are. I know they are sold at Chief Aircraft. Once again, I think Spektrum is the only way to go and there's usually people at the field familiar with its functions, which helps when you have questions about trimming, mixing, and adjusting the transmitter's controls. All the best, Milby
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  4. Futaba all the way. I have seen far too many crashes with Spectrum.
  5. I’m a convert to Jeti and love it. Far more capable, flexible, and logical than other systems I’ve experienced.

  6. If your throttle trim is 50% or more before you affect idle speed your problem is more than likely mechanical set-up, NOT the transmitter or other issues.

    I have flown HeathKit, Futaba and Spektrum over the years. I have a DX-8 and a DX-18 G2 at present. Nothing would get me to give up the DX-8 and would only give up the DX-18 G2 for if I could spring for the cash to buy a DX-20.
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  7. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    There are many who like Jeti but many more who wouldn't touch the brand due to the idiot importer. Although he makes for great entertainment for those who like to taunt him.
  8. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

    Aside from brand wars, most people would say fly what feels best in your hands and delivers the capabilities, support, and price point your are willing to invest in.
    Spectrum debatibly offers the most support in the US, I personally dont like the feel as much as my Futaba.
    Jeti has a great system, and yes, the debacle with the importer is frustrating. I prefer a touch screen these days, Jeti isn't there yet, and I fly with my thumbs so the lack of ergonomics are also a factor for me.
    Futaba, has been around a long time, I trust the connection and love the feel. They are not very involved online, and they dont normally talk about what in the skunkworks, or let alone listen to the customers as well as other brands.... which is frustrating.
    I have been extremely close to purchasing a Graupner MZ32 twice now for a good price. Futaba has been trustworthy... My flying buddy made the comment like are you crazy? Fly with what you know works and what makes YOU happy. If I were to start over in today's age I would start with Graupner based on the customer support, product capabilities, feel (from what I've been told), and company transparency on the forums. A company that listens and cares about their product and delivers a good product at a competitive price that isn't outrageous.

    Just my 2 cents.
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  9. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

    TN, USA
    I fly Spektrum with the DX18. Way more radio than I need but easy for me to program. Want a DX20 due to the feel, but can’t find one.

    The main reason is that a good friend designs the cases and ergonomics for these radios.
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  10. Milby Dunn II

    Milby Dunn II New to GSN!

    Check out Chief Aircraft
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