IMHO The Optic 6 represents best value for $ with the greatest list of
features and being the most user friendly.
Email direct for an .xls comparison chart of all features of the Eclipse 7,
Optic 6, Futaba 6EXA, Futaba 7CAP, Futaba 9CAP, Futaba 9CAP, RD6000, JR652,
JR3810 - this chart has been sent to many people who have confirmed the
A small online comparison of just the Optic 6, JR XP6102, RD6000 Super,
Futaba 7C (rather than 6EXA that has the fewest features of the
Not shown is the an added benefit of both the Optic 6 and Eclipse 7 is the
large screen and large size of the display letters and numbers - the only TX
on which I can read the screen and make adjustments, especially at the
field, without searching for my reading glasses.
Manuals for each TX and other information is also available at = Alan's
Hobby, Model & RC Web Links http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~atong/ under
"manuals" or "Radio Systems, Accessories, Alterations and FAQ"
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC Web Links
Not comparable to those listed - a separate unique unit.
Polks Tracker 3 is 8ch, sold with 6ch RX & one servo only
Jury is still out with regard to perceived value as PLL based RX that I have
tested to date have had a short life span (less than 15 months) before
failing to reset or recognise TX or similar problems. I have not yet held
one of the new Tracker 3 and await the opportunity.
Not sure why you say it's not comparable. It's in the same price range,
comparable # of channels as the others. It can be had with a 6- or 8-
channel receiver. The fact that it comes with a receiver and servo for
the same price as an Optic 6, for example, would seem to make it quite a
If you are starting out, maybe a trip to your local field is in order.
If you want to buddy box with an instructor find out what is bein
used. I just mention this since the nearest hobby shop always trys t
sell the brand they carry. Unfortunately, most guys at our field fl
another brand. Then the newbie is constantly seaching for a buddy box
or ends up buying one
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