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Old 09-20-2008, 09:30 PM
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JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

Which is the better set-up to use? The Smart-Fly Equalizer II or the JR Matchbox for setting up two servos per wing.. I am going to run a single servo per wing half on a 46% Ultimate (Right sides linked together and Left sides linked together) and was curious as to which one would be better to buy to use in this type of set-up.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:40 PM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

They both do the same thing. I believe the SF has better resolution and weighs less. Price is just about the same.

Both will work fine
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:46 PM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

the smart fly stuff is less weight! it is absolutely simple to use and i have this type set up in all of my planes! i'm sure the jr stuff is great as well, i just don't have any personal experience with it.

not to mention the service from smart fly is TREMENDOUS!!!!!!!
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:56 PM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

I was using the SMII with 8711's. The servos were jerky and had terrible jitter. I replaced them with JR matchboxes and the jerkiness and jitter went away. I also did not have the jerkiness when going straight into the receiver.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:09 PM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

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I was using the SMII with 8711's. The servos were jerky and had terrible jitter. I replaced them with JR matchboxes and the jerkiness and jitter went away. I also did not have the jerkiness when going straight into the receiver.
I had that same problem with the matchboxes in an Yak 54, most just think its signal swamping, but it did go away. I think I'll run the SFII's in the Ultimate due too you can get two SF II's for 75.00 and the matchboxes are 70.00 each.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:09 PM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

I've never used the SmartFly but I've been using Matchboxes since they hit the market. They work very well.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:24 PM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

May I ask if the hitec programmer is as good as either of these two options?
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:09 PM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

If you are using Hitec servos it is. It doesn't work very well on JR, Futaba, or Airtronics products.

One thing about the Matchboxes and SmartFly stuff is that you don't need to update the programmers' programming or buy a newer version when you change servos. All of the products work well and I don't think one is enough better than another to run out and buy a bunch of new servos just so they can be programmed.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:03 AM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

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May I ask if the hitec programmer is as good as either of these two options?
The Matchbox and Smartfly are far more easy to set-up your plane but can be more expensive if your buying several for different planes, but if your using all Hitec servos it may be more cost effective (In the long run) to use the programmer. I have the older programmer and now end up needing to buy the new one, so I'm just going to buy the smartfly II's as a pair for 75.00.
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

Why not the MSA-10?

also, which radio are you using?
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:22 AM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

Nothing wrong with using the MSA-10. The problem is remembering it's name. It's been around a long time but is a little short on exposure. Gald you remembered to include it. It's essentially the same as the Matchbox and SmartFly unit.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:20 AM
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Re: JR Matchbox vs Smart-Fly Equalizer II

I need a help on setting up the SF EQ which i already installed in the H9 extra 260. how much travel adjust. do i need to apply? whats is the more acurate way to fined out that servo is dead center?
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I Would need to free up a channel on my RX

Can I run a SF equalizer on my split elevators to do this as a "Y " type of set up



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