| >What's good small lightweight reciever for a park flier. I tried the hitec
| >feather, but I got interference from the motor eventhough I tried several
| >different things trying to eliminate the noise.
The feather is crap. And it's not even cheap crap -- it costs as much
as many dual conversion radios, even though it's single conversion
The GWS 4P is another single conversion radio, costs about half as
much as a feather, but doesn't glitch anywhere near as much. I
wouldn't use it in a glow plane, but it's ok for a small park flier.
| > I don't really need the
| >distance of dual conversion, but I heard that single conversion gear is more
| >succeptible to interference. I like and have had good success with the
| >hitec 555 but I'm looking for something physically smaller and lighter.
| I've had very good luck with the M5 from FMA. Its dual conversion and
| very solid. It weighs just 8 gr.
| Radical R/C has a very good price on it, $55. including crystal.
Bingo. The FMA M5 is an *excellent*
radio and the price is
approximately the same as the Feather if you get it from Radical R/C.
I've been buying M5's for all my planes (even the glow ones) lately.
Unless I need 6 or more channels, of course -- in which case I swap a
M5 with another plane that has a 7 channel receiver and doesn't need
Only one downside -- your standard `turn off your transmitter plane
finder' will not work with it, because the servos never see that the
transmitter is off. The Hobbico Air Alert *does*
work -- not only
will it go off if it doesn't see the transmitter signal (the M5
provides the signal even when the transmitter is off), but it will go
off if that channel is idle for a few minutes.