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    PICKING A TRANSMITTER

    Okay so I am looking at getting about 4-5 miles out of my FPV system. I am wondering what you fellas think about what transmitter I should use. Do I use a 9x or 9xr with a booster on it or should I put a DragonLink on my Spektrum dx8. There are so many options out there and so many pros and cons to each of them - which is why I'm here - to see what you peeps think!

    Thanks!

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    Taranis with the UHF radio of your choice. I'm in the process of reviewing/comparing a range of UHF RC options at the moment including Dragonlink, EZUHF, Arkbird and the Scherrer system and hope to have those videos rolling out in a few days.

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    I went the booster route early on several years ago, then went UHF... should have just gone UHF to begin with. You'll never worry about running out of control range again. But get your HAM license!
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    Futaba system with ezuhf....you won't regret it

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    FrSky Taranis with EzUHF or Dragonlink. Or you could even go with the FrSky L9R receivers on the Taranis.

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    FrSky Taranis with EZUHF module, no contest.
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    Taranis + your long range JR based module of choice.

    I used to be a Futaba guy, but it seems that recently they have stopped producing radios with module capabilities, that leaves you with needing to get one of the LRS systems that are add-on box's and connect using the trainer/PPM out port, this works perfectly fine, but can be a bit cumbersome compared to a plugin module based solution.

    Most people find that the older Futaba radios like the 9CAP are the best Futaba choice, in fact due to FPV use that particular radio still sells well on the resale market.

    I currently own an older Futaba that is gathering dust as the Taranis I have is a much more versatile solution.

    Steve.
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    Ok cool - looks like I'm going with the Taranis

    xjet let me know how that test goes when your done

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    Thanks for this thread... you asked my question... Thanks for all & happy landings!

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