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Spectra vs. Spektrum

Old 06-22-2006, 04:17 AM
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Question Spectra vs. Spektrum

I'll be upgrading my radio soon and would like to step into the 21st century. What is the difference between Spectra (Hitec) and Spektrum (Horizon)?
Can I use the Optic 6 w/ spectra module with my old receivers?
Someone told me I couldn't use my old rxs with the DX6. I've got about a dozen FM receivers. I'd hate for them to be useless.
The answer will help me determine which to buy.
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:21 AM
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If you want to reuse the recievers you have your problem solved as the only thing you can do is to go spektra.
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:27 AM
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The Hitec with Spectra is compatible with all of your FM 72MHz RXs other than PCM units from anybody but Hitec.

The Spectra unit is a module that allows you to select any of the 72MHz airplane channels. (you turn a couple of dials to set the channel).

The Spektrum is a completely different animal that works on a different frequency band (2.4 GHz) and is not at all compatible with your current FM RXs
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yup, fm receivers will not work with the Spektrum.
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