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    U177 - what radio ?



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    U177 - what radio ?

    Post  rgj on Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:11 pm


    Sat here with my leg in plaster unable to work on the sub .... However I am reading the instructions & making notes & plotting the build.

    The manual suggests a 7 channel r/c my research suggests a FUtaba FC 16 with a twin stick module will do the job.

    Does anyone have any other recommendations?


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    Re: U177 - what radio ?

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:15 pm

    Hi Rob,

    Sorry to hear about the leg, but at least you've got plenty of research time to fill.

    You'll not go far wrong with the FC-16 radio, they are expandable via small modules up to gawd knows how many channels, so you can have all sorts of operating features on your boat. I have the F-14 which I use in my Neptune and my Deep Quest, it's comfortable to use (especially when in a tray) it's easy to use and everything feels...right. You know what I mean? Every switch and stick is easy to reach, whether you have big or small hands, there's no stretching of fingers to hit a switch.

    I know a lot of the guys on here use Robbe F series radios, and they can't all be wrong, can they?



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    Post  B737 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:16 pm

    Go for the twin stick so you can control the props independently.
    The turning circle of the U177 is very big,with 1 prop forward and 1 prop in reverse you can improve this.
    I use a Futaba F14
    By the way which diving system did you buy?


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    Re: U177 - what radio ?

    Post  rgj on Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:11 pm

    I opted for the Tmax diving system

    Thank you for the advice on the radio - I have another 6 weeks in plaster not weight bearing so the decision does not have to be immediate


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