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Old 10-28-2007, 03:03 AM   #1
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Default spectrum or extreme conversion to 2.4 ghz ?

I have a 14mz futaba and was wondering if anyone out there has had any experiences yet of which may be the best make of conversion ? I have seen the extreme brand and they offer a 10 channel receiver with one solid cb type of aerial there web site is very intreasting but with both systems so new does anyone have any info that makes choosing easier ?
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:56 AM   #2
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Default Re: spectrum or extreme conversion to 2.4 ghz ?

i was just on tower hobbies site and they list the genuine futaba conversion coming out in December , genuine might be best .
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:10 AM   #3
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: spectrum or extreme conversion to 2.4 ghz ?

I've recently put a Spektrum module in my 14MZ and am 100% happy so far - only 6 flights on one model though (C-ARF 2x2 Extra with OS200FS). If you go Spektrum, buy the optional data logger unit (<$60) for peace of mind - gives you feedback on receiver condition after a flight.
I was going to wait for the genuine Futaba, but I'm getting old waiting for it's release...
BTW - what swung me to Spektum over XPS was the diversity antenna system.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:17 AM   #5
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Default Re: spectrum or extreme conversion to 2.4 ghz ?

I had problems with xps.. Got rather expensive! The spektrum systems seem to work good. After some reading though, I really like the futaba (if they would get the higher end units out). There's a couple of things that are selling me on them. One is that if your battery takes a spike with the xps or spektrum your receiver will start resetting and you'll loose all control for several seconds & it could just keep resetting with no control until..... Futaba will do this too, BUT from what I've read futaba has the lowest operating voltage before reset & (what i really like) is that futaba's failsafe throttle setting will give you a warning. If your battery gets to the point where it's going to reset the receiver it will most likely first go into failsafe which brings the throttle setting down to idle while leaving you control of the rest of the surfaces. Once you bring your throttle stick back to idle you will get control of the throttle again and you'll have a little time to land. No other system gives you this warning.... Not to mention the failsafe is VERY easy to set if you want to change something.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:45 AM   #6
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Default Re: spectrum or extreme conversion to 2.4 ghz ?

the xps will reset in milliseconds if you have a voltage problem.i have been flying it all season in two giant scale and have not had one problem.it is all in the batterys you run and how you set it up not in the different systems.each and everyone has there horror stories but don't listen,just read the facts from the dealers and choose from this info not bs
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:22 AM   #7
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I ran it in several giant scale planes plus some others also.... Actually, it was also in the yak that you see in my avitar.. Would I trust it in there now? No way in **** This is from personal experience, not hearsay etc

Take it for what it's worth. Like I said, the futaba warning system is very appealing!!!

Added: I was using redundant batteries and switches... I have ran my planes and jets this way for over 8 years with no incidents until....

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Old 11-05-2007, 05:48 AM   #8
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ill just wait for the futaba system .
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:03 AM   #9
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I'm running the XPS system and haven't had any dramas with it to date. Very solid.
Mind you, I'm running the RX on it's own 4.8V battery just in case. If I was using an Emcotec, that wouldn't be an issue.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:36 AM   #10
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I am also running XPS... all good here mate!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:09 AM   #11
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I am running a Spektrum conversion on my JR 10x, has worked very well for over 50 flights on my 3.1 Super extra.

The biggest reason I chose Spektrum over XPS was the abilty to mount receiver antennas in multiple positions around the model. With this 'path diversity' I never see anymore than 2 or 3 lost frames of data in a flight.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:53 AM   #12
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The biggest reason I chose Spektrum over XPS was the abilty to mount receiver antennas in multiple positions around the model. With this 'path diversity' I never see anymore than 2 or 3 lost frames of data in a flight.
That was my reason as well for going with Specktrum over Futaba and XPS
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I am running a Spektrum conversion on my JR 10x, has worked very well for over 50 flights on my 3.1 Super extra.

The biggest reason I chose Spektrum over XPS was the abilty to mount receiver antennas in multiple positions around the model. With this 'path diversity' I never see anymore than 2 or 3 lost frames of data in a flight.

So you have actually lost 2 or 3 frames of data in a flight?

To date, I don't believe I've lost any with the XPS Been rock solid.
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To date, I don't believe I've lost any with the XPS Been rock solid.
How can you tell that using XPS ?
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How can you tell that using XPS ?
Using a download link, gives data for all sorts of things like signal drop, strength, altitude etc etc
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