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Old 06-24-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Airtronics/Sanwa 10 Channel 2.4 GHz

Hi; I was just looking at a new Airtronics/Sanwa 10 channel radio, very impressed. (www.espritmodels.com) and make sure to read the manuel. This radio really looks very good with its 4 difference alarms, Audio low alarm, throttle high alarm, flight mode alarm and power switch alarm. Also has custom transmitter adjustments on length of sticks, tension on sticks. Compared to the Aurura 9 I like the Airtronics and as far as price is concerned with the Airtronics and 10 channel reciever $399.99 its hard to beat. Looking forward to hear what you guy's think on this new radio.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Airtronics/Sanwa 10 Channel 2.4 GHz

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Hi; I was just looking at a new Airtronics/Sanwa 10 channel radio, very impressed. (www.espritmodels.com) and make sure to read the manuel. This radio really looks very good with its 4 difference alarms, Audio low alarm, throttle high alarm, flight mode alarm and power switch alarm. Also has custom transmitter adjustments on length of sticks, tension on sticks. Compared to the Aurura 9 I like the Airtronics and as far as price is concerned with the Airtronics and 10 channel reciever $399.99 its hard to beat. Looking forward to hear what you guy's think on this new radio.
I have the 8 ch version and love it. It's straight forward to program, and seems very reliable. I have never had a single lock out, or interference problem at all. The only complaint I have is the position of a few switches, but they have changed that on the ten channel anyway,
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Airtronics/Sanwa 10 Channel 2.4 GHz

Been flying the radio for a year now and i love it. Programming is easy but need to follow the manual a bit to understand their thought process'.

In my personal opinion, I would remove the stock battery and replace it with a lithium ion 2 cell and never look back.

Great value, powerful radio with great features and honestly I have heard no negative issues with binding etc.

make a note, with the 10 channel reciever you MUST run all digital servos.

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Old 06-25-2010, 05:51 AM   #4
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Backfire,

I just got my SD-10G TX about a week ago and I'm going out this weekend to try it out. Very nice radio and it has way more funtions than I'll ever use but still pretty cool. The TX is a lttle thicker than what I'm use to but I guess I'll get use to that. The programming takes a little bit of getting use to but after you've played with it far a while you'll get the hang of it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: Airtronics/Sanwa 10 Channel 2.4 GHz

Got one at Toeldo this year and love it. Very powerful radio for the price. I had a 9Z for 10 years and could actually program it. The SD-10G is the first radio I found that could compare without costing over $1,000. For what I need, it beats the Aurora by a mile.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:14 AM   #6
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I would have to agree, I think it a better radio then the Aurora 9. You normally would have to pay a much higher price to go to a 10 channel radio with these features. And the people that put this radio together are all professional in the RC world, including world class pilots.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:21 AM   #7
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Default Re: Airtronics/Sanwa 10 Channel 2.4 GHz

I have been flying the Airtronics SD-10G for about a year now and in love with it. I switched from a futaba 12z and I am not even missing one bit of it.

Its easy to program.
all three position switches
Stick switches ( big plus)
quad bearing gimbals ( huge plus) gives a great feel to the radio.
Molded grips in the radio on the back makes the radio form to your hand.
and an awesome manual. the best I have seen in terms of info and looks.
too many features to name. lol
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:50 AM   #8
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Default Re: Airtronics/Sanwa 10 Channel 2.4 GHz

Just got my SD10 a little over a week ago. Flew it for the first time yesterday and I would echo many of the same comments as above. It is an excellent radio with many capabilities. I just switched from the JR9303 2.4 and it is a good radio too, but not in the same league as far as features/capabilities. Two comments above I really noticed are the thickness of the case, the 9303 is slimmer so right now it does not feel right, but to be expected, and read the manual to understand their thought process. I am sure in time it will feel like an old glove and it is easy to program, but read the manual. Nothing beats it for the money. I have two friends with Auroras and they are easy to program radios, but do not have the features.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:43 AM   #9
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I have both the SD-10G and the A9 and the SD-10G is definately the better radio as far as features go. The A9 is a good radio, just not as good as the SD-10G.
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