There was a time, when computer controlled transmitters we expensive, and took years to learn how to programme. As always, technology forever moves forward and one of the new breed of easy to programme, yet sophisticated sets has to be the Hitec Optic 6 Transmitter.
How does it feel?
The stick lengths can be adjusted, and gimbal tension can also be adjusted, by removing the rear casing and turning the appropriate screw for a particular channel.
On switching the Tx on, you are greeted with a bleep, and the bright blue "power on" lamp illuminates. The large LCD display is crystal clear, and is basically the same as that used on the older, but just as capable Eclipse 7. All info displayed is easy to read, and tells you exactly what you need to know whilst flying.
Before anything can be changed though, you first need to remove the two dark plastic plates that clip to the sides of the Tx (see photo above).
word of warning here, the plastic is quite soft, and it's all too easy
to damage it and spoil the looks of the Tx. Once these are removed, unscrew
the aerial, remove the RF module containing the crystal, unplug the battery,
and finally remove the 6 screws that retain the rear casing.
It sound like a big job, but it's easy really! A small plastic block with a protrusion (above right) is used to lift the gimbal return arm (left) clear, thus leaving the gimbal to float freely until the ratchet spring is put into place.
plastic block itself is then held in position with a small screw.
The photo right shows the heart of the system - the main PCB board.
The photo on the left shows the standard RF module, with crystal. This will be replaced in due course the the new Spectra synthesizer module that accommodates 30 channels, without the need for crystals.
Whether you fly Power, Electric, Helicopters or like me, gliders. This system caters for your needs!
Rating out of 100 - 100!
Available from all Hitec stockists. Distrubuted in the UK by Amerang.
Tx only - from around £70. Full set - from around £135.
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