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Let us know what your favorite brand of radio equipment is

Discussion in 'Drone Electronics' started by droneadmin, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. droneadmin

    droneadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 1, 2016
    Posted by droneadmin, Feb 11, 2016 #1
    We are curious what your favorite brand of radio equipment is and why you chose it over the other options available to you
  2. maxx4wd

    maxx4wd Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Ventura, CA
    Posted by maxx4wd, Feb 12, 2016 #2
    Personally I love the Futaba 14SG - I really like it because I basically have 1 radio for everything...since I fly pretty much everything...3D planes / park flyers / wings / multirotors (from the 130mm to a dual controller S900). I just find that having one (or two) of the same radio is so much easier then lugging around multiple radios for specific planes...plus you can make your own telemetry cables with just a few pieces of knowledge and some patients walking down the aisles at frys. I do like the taranis for miniquads but not enough to switch...the gimbals are just so much nicer on the futaba and I never have any radio issues...to each their own but that's my personal preference.
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  3. Petr Hejl

    Petr Hejl Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 29, 2016
    Posted by Petr Hejl, Feb 15, 2016 #3
    I'm there with Maxx, Futaba 14SG. It's a really reliable controller, and S-bus makes it easy to connect to most flight controllers with only one wire, making for really clean installs. I've has Spectrums before, their 18 channel is nice, I still keep a 9 channel Spectrum for my bind&fly toys.
  4. STI-REX

    STI-REX Gettin Old

    Aug 10, 2012
    Queensland Australia
    Posted by STI-REX, May 16, 2016 #4
    I am currently using a Futaba T8FG Super I have had Spektrum in the past in my 3d heli days but much prefer the user friendliness of the Futaba

    Currently using 11 channels oft he 14 Sbus Channels available via an Sbus hub and an SBC decoder on my QAV500V2 fitted with a Z1 Tiny 2 , 3-Axis gimbal
  5. Bcbal

    Bcbal New Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Near Reading PA.
    Posted by Bcbal, Sep 13, 2016 #5
    Spektrum has given me many reliable flights just started with a taranis x9d and I love it very easy to configure for quads but I still love my jr radios for Helis what can I say
  6. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Bane of G10

    Jul 3, 2014
    Roanoke, TX
    Posted by MadMonkey, Sep 13, 2016 #6
    I've used all the major brands except Jeti. I always come back to Futaba and JR. Work aircraft both have 14SGs and I have my own, plus a JR 11X.

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