Hey Subcommitteites ('subcommitteens'? 'subcommitteators?')
This is probably a loaded question as everyone's likely got their own brand allegiances, but can anyone who's got experience across a few brands and models recommend an ideal radio for me?
My old Ace R/C transmitter got lost in the mail, and I wasn't terribly thrilled at the look & feel of the system anyway. So I'm in the market for a replacement radio system for my sub, the "Sir Frankie Crisp". (yes, I'm still working on it off & on, and lost a lot of components in a USPS disaster)
Reqs: 7 or more channels, surface frequency with the option to switch out the crystals, twin-stick throttle would be nice but not mandatory. Prefer new, but used is fine as long as it's never been dunked. Am not rich.
The Robbe F-14 looks promising, but looks expensive and I was never that thrilled by any other Robbe electronics products (namely their motors) and the hobby store guy said both they and Ace generally suck. The Futaba FASST technology sounds great, but am not able to spend for a radio what I usually spend on a car.
Ebay seems awash in arbitrary technology from jaded ex-helicopter fanatics, and I'd prefer an educated opinion from anyone in the submarine hobby venue for which it's needed.
many thks! BB