| > Finally reached Futaba and found an expert. The mix is so exotic that
| > even he had to reason it out. There is nothing written on how to do
| > it. It works and I have to right down all the seetings so I can
| > duplicate again.
| That really says something about Futaba, to me.
Really, it says more about the 9C than Futaba in general, though it
does tell us that Futaba can offer great support once you find the
| That the radio has enough flexibility to program something that was
| never intended, and that someone was smart enough to figure out what
| to do to make it work.
... and yet it took an expert quite a bit of time to work it out, and
it used most of his available mixes.
Who makes the most programmable computer radios? Multiplex, IMHO, at
least among what I've used. My Evo 9 programs _very_
my 9C, but once you figure it out you realize that it can pretty much
do anything you need. About the only thing that I think it can't do
is separate the trim adjustments from their sticks.
Most of the other radios give you some built-in mixes and they work
nicely, and you get a few more free-form mixes that aren't as
powerful, at least not individually. Multiplex gives you templates
for various types of planes, but they also give you access to all the
`internal' functions used to build those templates and you can also
reassign controls around and such. It's alien at first, but very
powerful once you figure it out.
The downside with my Evo 9 is that certain changes change your
template rather than your model itself, so changing one plane could
change other planes as well. Granted, it warns you before you do
this, and in practice it's rarely a problem, but it's still a pretty
I don't know about the Profi models, but I hear they're generally even
more powerful than the Evo.
I haven't tried the fancier radios, like Futaba 14MZ or JR 9303, so I
can't really comment too much on them, but they seem to in general
work like the 9C -- you get some predefined mixes, and then a bunch of
free mixes. But at least I assume that changes to one model don't
change another model, ever ...
Doug McLaren, firstname.lastname@example.org
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