General Electric Discussions Talk about topics related to e-powered RC flying

Need help choosing a reciever

Old 06-18-2013, 04:47 PM
  #1  
mattman0182
Luftwaffe Ace
Thread Starter
 
mattman0182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 307
Default Need help choosing a reciever

This plane is on the way in the mail. It is my first ARF, so I am in need of advice as far as receivers go. It is a small plane, but I want something reliable. Yet also cost effective.
this is the plane
http://www.nitroplanes.com/95a387-21792-bf109-arf.html

I was looking at a few recievers
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Failsafe.html

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...eiver-SPMAR400

http://www.headsuphobby.com/Power-Up...iver-G-656.htm

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Receiver.html

These were the main ones I was looking at.
I would just be interested in some more experienced opinions.
mattman0182 is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 05:16 PM
  #2  
dahawk
Super Contributor
 
dahawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Keller, TX
Posts: 5,019
Default

I see a lot of the Spektrum guys using the orange and fryskys If you go with HK, check their US warehouse first or you'll be waiting for the cows to come home. Plus, never order anything from them that is backordered, even if it's just one item in the order. I learned the hard way.

I've been buying my futaba fasst knock offs (Frysky) from Value Hobby lately. Spektrum RX's are generally cheap to begin with and you may want to look at buying the real McCoy locally. That way, you can never blame the crash(sorry) on the fact that you used a knock-off rx. Some come with pins out the end and some come with the pins 90 deg. to the length.

Best of luck on your maiden.

-Hawk
dahawk is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 05:20 PM
  #3  
Rodneh
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 753
Default

We need to know what transmitter you will be using in order to recommend a receiver.
Rodneh is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 05:43 PM
  #4  
Fishbonez
Love my Stinger
 
Fishbonez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,951
Default

I have used the HeadsUpRc Receivers and not had a problem. I am assuming you are useng Spektrum Tx
Fishbonez is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 06:18 PM
  #5  
Chucksolo69
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 264
Default

Originally Posted by Fishbonez View Post
I have used the HeadsUpRc Receivers and not had a problem. I am assuming you are useng Spektrum Tx
Yep, I am using them as well, mostly on my smaller planes. I have been using one in one of my Parkzone T-28 Trojans with good results. Can't beat the price. I have paid as little as $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping for them. If I order on Monday, the RX usually arrives on Wed or Thursday.
Chucksolo69 is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 06:22 PM
  #6  
kyleservicetech
Super Contributor
 
kyleservicetech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 8,952
Default

Originally Posted by mattman0182 View Post
This plane is on the way in the mail. It is my first ARF, so I am in need of advice as far as receivers go. It is a small plane, but I want something reliable. Yet also cost effective.
this is the plane

These were the main ones I was looking at.
I would just be interested in some more experienced opinions.
If a four channel Spektrum receiver will do the job, take a look at this Spektrum receiver: It's a full range original Spektrum unit with a price of under $30. In fact our local hobby shop sells them for $26.00.
http://spektrumrc.com/Products/Defau...rodID=SPMAR400

A number of guys in my club are using them in their 100 Mph foamie jets, with zero problems.
kyleservicetech is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 08:28 PM
  #7  
Chucksolo69
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 264
Default

Originally Posted by kyleservicetech View Post
If a four channel Spektrum receiver will do the job, take a look at this Spektrum receiver: It's a full range original Spektrum unit with a price of under $30. In fact our local hobby shop sells them for $26.00.
http://spektrumrc.com/Products/Defau...rodID=SPMAR400

A number of guys in my club are using them in their 100 Mph foamie jets, with zero problems.
I have two of these in my AXN Floater Jet and in my Gamma 370 Pro. Excellent receivers as well, and FULL range!
Chucksolo69 is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 09:19 PM
  #8  
mattman0182
Luftwaffe Ace
Thread Starter
 
mattman0182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 307
Default

Originally Posted by Rodneh View Post
We need to know what transmitter you will be using in order to recommend a receiver.
DX6i. Thanks for all the replies!

The Hobbyking product is cheap...but I just do not trust it. Also, if out of stock at US warehouse, could be next year till it arrives.

The Spektrum product is probably the best, but at the top as far as price as well.

The headsuprc product seems like the best deal, but may not have the range of the spectrum. but I usually do not fly far anyway. And I know headsup is a great company.

hmmmm

So I am between the Spektrum and the headsup products.
mattman0182 is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 09:40 PM
  #9  
Chucksolo69
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 264
Default

The HeadsUp product is rated for 1500 feet. That is 5 football fields away. Kinda hard to even see the plane at that range.
Chucksolo69 is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 09:44 PM
  #10  
mattman0182
Luftwaffe Ace
Thread Starter
 
mattman0182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 307
Default

Originally Posted by Chucksolo69 View Post
The HeadsUp product is rated for 1500 feet. That is 5 football fields away. Kinda hard to even see the plane at that range.
Pretty sure that is the one I will go with.
mattman0182 is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 10:03 PM
  #11  
Fishbonez
Love my Stinger
 
Fishbonez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,951
Default

I use the HURC in my Parkzone Mustang and have no problems with it and at the price and shipping at this point to me it a no brainer.
Fishbonez is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 10:42 PM
  #12  
mattman0182
Luftwaffe Ace
Thread Starter
 
mattman0182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 307
Default

Ordered the HURC one. Should I give it it's own battery? If so how does one go about that?
mattman0182 is offline  
Old 06-18-2013, 11:49 PM
  #13  
Chucksolo69
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 264
Default

Nah, these park flyer RXs don't need a lot of current. Usually a separate BEC is needed if the plane you install the RX in has a lot of accessories like retracts, flaps, lights, etc. My friends who fly the Dynam and Durafly T-28s install separate BECs in their planes because all the accessories tend to draw a lot of juice.
Chucksolo69 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
icarus46
Motors and Speed Controllers for sale & WTB
0
12-02-2012 06:35 PM
icarus46
Motors and Speed Controllers for sale & WTB
0
12-02-2012 06:29 PM
brutus
General RC E-Heli Talk
1
02-28-2012 12:21 AM
Spaaro
Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft
6
08-31-2011 09:02 AM
Apeman76
RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros
6
04-19-2011 02:40 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Quick Reply: Need help choosing a reciever


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.09017 seconds with 15 queries