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Airtronics RDS8000 8 Ch 2.4G Radio Mode2 w/92824 RX

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$189.99

No. 751700

Quick Overview

The RDS8000 is a full-featured 8-Chl 2.4G FHSS-1 Digital Proportional radio control system, packed with capabilities for all types of aircraft. A top-quality digital radio, the RDS8000 is noted for its ease-of-operation and programming. Fixed wing, sailplane and helicopter pilots will all benefit when using the standard features the RDS8000 offers.

Airtronics RDS8000 2.4GHz FHSS-1 Transmitter

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Airtronics RDS8000 8-Channel 2.4GHz FHSS-1 Aircraft Radio

The RDS8000 is a full-featured 8-Ch 2.4G FHSS-1 Digital Proportional radio control system, packed with capabilities for all types of aircraft and helictopers. A top-quality digital radio, the RDS8000 is noted for its ease-of-operation and programming. Fixed wing, sailplane and helicopter pilots will all benefit when using the programming features the RDS8000 offers.

Whether flying a basic model or one that requires advanced features, the RDS8000 can do it all! A key feature of the RDS8000 is the ability to use either basic or advanced program menu. The RDS8000 makes programming easier by allowing you to turn off any programming screen not required, and because it uses the Airtronics 2.4G FHSS-1 frequency modulation, you never have to worry about an 'open frequency'. Fly without frequency control any time with confidence.

*The RDS8000 features a Trainer System that is compatible with Airtronics RD, RDS and VG series transmitters.

General System Features:

• 8-Ch 2.4G FHSS-1 Digital Proportional Computer Radio Control System for Aircraft and Helicopters

• Includes 92824 8-Chl 2.4G FHSS-1 Receiver

• Model Type Selection                 

• 10-Model Memory 

• Model Naming (3 Characters)                             

• Data Reset and Data Copy                         

• Stop Watch                                   

• Digital Trims                       

• Servo Reversing

• End-Point Adjustment

• Servo Sub-Trim

• 2 Compensation Mixers

• LCD with Voltage Indicator and Low-Voltage Alarm

• Integral System Timer

• Click Audio Tones

• Dual-Rate Alarm

• Adjustable Stick Tension and Length

• Switch Reversing

• 8 Cell NiCd Transmitter Battery

• Trainer System

 Aircraft-Specific Programming Features:

• Exponential

• Dual Rate (Elevator and Aileron)

• Digital Trim Memory

• Trim Authority (STEP) for Digital Trim

• Flaperon and Spoileron Mixing

• Elevon (Delta) Mixing

• V-Tail Mixing

• Throttle Cut

• Dual Elevator Mixing

• Aileron Mixing

• Landing Differential

• Crow Mixing

• Flap-to-Elevator Mixing, Throttle-to-Elevator Mixing and Rudder-to-Aileron Mixing

• Aileron-to-Rudder Mixing, Rudder-to-Elevator Mixing and Elevator-to-Flap Mixing

 Helicopter-Specific Programming Features:

• Exponential

• Dual Rate (Elevator, Aileron and Rudder)

• Four Flight Modes

• 5-Point Throttle Curve (All Flight Modes)

• 5-Point Pitch Curve (All Flight Modes)

• 3-Point Revo Mixing (All Flight Modes)

• Remote Gyro Control

• Throttle Cut

• Swash Plate Type Selection

Transmitter Specifications:

• Output Power: 90mW

• Current Drain: 180mA

• Temperature Range: 0º-160ºF

• Pulse Width: 1.5msec

• Weight with Batteries: 27.0oz (765gr)

• Frequency/Modulation Type: 2.4G/FHSS-1

 92824 Receiver Specifications:

• Frequency/Modulation Type: 2.4G/FHSS-1

• Nominal Input Voltage: 4.8-6.6v

• Weight: 0.33oz (9.0gr) with Case

• Dimensions: 1.85 x 1.08 x 0.60in (47 x 27.5 x 15.2mm)

• Fail Safe Support: Yes (Ch 1-4)

• Connector Type: Universal 'Z'

 What's In The Box:

• RDS8000 8-Ch 2.4G FHSS-1 Transmitter

• 92824 8-Ch 2.4G FHSS-1 Receiver

• 8-Cell Transmitter Battery Pack

• AC Dual-Output Overnight Charger

• On/Off Switch

• User's Guide

 Items Required, But Not Included:

Receiver Battery: The receiver's nominal input voltage is 4.8-6.6v, therefore, the receiver can be powered using a 4- or 5-Cell NiCd or Ni-MH battery pack, or a 2S Li-Fe/A123 Battery Pack. DO NOT USE A 2S Li-Po!

Servos: No servos are included. Analog or Digital servos can be used. We recommend using Airtronics servos that are within the specification range required for your model.

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Additional Information

SKU 751700
Manufacturer Airtronics
Mfr Part Number 90354TXRX
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Customer Reviews

sem frescuras Review by Mauro Henrique Rodrigues
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Simples , fantastico, parabens SANWA (Posted on 8/18/14)
rds 8000 Review by vman
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I bought this radio just a lil after my spektrum radio lost bind in the middle of the air and lost my plane. I have been using this radio for the past two years and I have had nothing but good service from my rds 8000. Right out of the box it felt way more solid than my spektrum radio " glinch free". This radio is just amazing and you will not regret buying this radio (Posted on 12/4/13)
Solid radio. Great value Review by Gary
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Used this for a couple of years now. No problems and very happy with it. There was one part in the manual that didn't explain very well how to get to one of the menus so I googled it to get my answer. Now that I know, not a problem. I would definitely buy another. (Posted on 9/21/13)
A solid performer and reasonably priced 2.4 radio! Review by Mode One
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I've owned this radio since 2007, I believe. I fly irregularly and the flyers at my club use the: "I know what frequencies my buddies are on, so I don't need to post my frequency" method of frequency un-control! I talked to them about the slackness of their frequency control system and because I'm not one of the Good-Old-Boys, nothing looked like it would change, so the decision to go 2.4 was made then and there! I have loved my RDS8000 since the day I bought it. I have never had a glitch and it's performance is outstanding! I have had Airtronics radios since Kraft went out of business. I am a strong supporter of Airtronics and will stay with Airtronics until I can no longer participate in the hobby! (Posted on 8/31/13)
AWESOME Customer Service New RDS8000 Mode 1 Conversion Review by SuperchargeDil
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Just wanted to give a shout out to Kyle and the Customer Service Team at Hobby People / Airtronics. A couple of days ago I called in to order an RDS8000 for my 11 year old son who just started flying. He asked me if he paid for half, would I pay the other half. Who could say no. So I called in over the weekend to ask about a mode 1 conversion and left a message on the recorder. Customer Service called me first thing Monday morning and said they could do it and would send it over to have the conversion done right then. They even said that they might even get it shipped out the same day. How cool is that. Then to top it off they let me apply the $20.00 online order coupon,,,,,,,,, ayand, That's Okie talk here in Oklahoma, we got the free shipping deal, ayand,,,,, they did the mode 1 conversion at no charge. Are these guys the best or what !!! You guys are AWESOME !!!!!!! Love doing business with Y'all. ( I don't really talk like that. I moved here from SoCal 6 years ago) Keep up the GREAT WORK. You are very appreciated by me and my boy. Thanks Again, Dil and Colt Brandow (Posted on 8/28/13)
Good Radio but have read trans. stops working on and off the field Review by ebenningho
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I have had Airtronics radios since 1984. I have had good luck with this one. I have programmed 10 planes on it. I have had it since 2009. The only thing is the trans, battery does not last more than 2 hours, Other than that it is a solid easy to program radio. Hats off Airtronics. (Posted on 8/21/13)
It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This Review by SuperchargeDil
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I've been flying for 28 years and I still have my first Airtronics radio. I bought the RDS8000 when it first came out and it's the best thing since sliced bread. It has the comfortable feel that is standard issue Airtronics. Trim adjustments are made easy while in flight. Easy to use stop watch feature is great. I turn it on right before I taxi out. And setting up a plane doesn't get any easier in my book. The adjustability of each servo couldn't be any easier for a complete customized set up. Personally I think it was more time consuming setting up my old VG600. And it was only good for 1 plane. With the RDS8000 I picked up a couple of 3 pack RX's when they were on sale (Score) and you're set. #1 is a Frenzy, #2 is a Showtime, #3 is a Cub, #4 is a Sukhoi. Oh, if you're like me and you like to fly all day once you get to the field with a few of your planes, you'll want to upgrade your transmitter battery pack. I think I bought the biggest Mah available and I can honestly fly for hours on end. I'm sure the SD10 is a great radio, but if you're an advanced sport flyer like me, you will be more than happy with the RDS8000. Oh yeah, I fly Mode 1 and bought the available Mode 1 version. Thanks Airtronics for all of the great flying fun I've had for the past 28 years. Looking forward to many, many more, Dil Brandow, Collinsville, Oklahoma (Posted on 8/20/13)
fantastic radio Review by cub fan
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I got the radio right after it was released on the market, I love how easy it is to program and the overall feel of the radio. I have not had any trouble with it what so eaver. My only complaint would be that it could come standard with a bigger battery. (Posted on 5/4/13)
rds8000 Review by tomp
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i started flying rc with airtronics and i am still verry happy with airtronics i have
tryed the other rados and i cant see what is so great about all other raidos
the simplicty with airtronics you dont even need the book to do the programming
it is a all out big bang for the buck in my book airtronics rates a 50 star in quality and service dependabilty and the price of getting other recivers is not a blow me
out of the water price when i changed too 2.4
great job airtronics
i have been flying rc for 23 years
and airtronics service has allways be great to me
airtronics is second to none (Posted on 10/6/12)
excellent transmitter! Review by jonathan
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Love the simplicity of programming this radio. Will do the majority of things the advanced modeler needs to fly even advanced aircraft. I appreciate the many corrective mixing options and the high position of the programming screen for quick glances at my timer and volt meter during flight. This would be quite a good choice for most hobbyists unless you need flight modes and servo delays. Then I would step up to the SD-10G which is also amazing! Airtronics did another fine job on the RDS 8000.
(Posted on 10/2/12)
Great Value Review by Geriatric Buzzard
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I bought this radio from Hobby People two years ago when it was on sale.
It is my first 2.4GHz system.

I have over 300 hours on the radio.

I love the radio. Programming is easy.

Never a glitch. Great range; I fly three meter sailplanes to speck altitudes with no problems so far.

I installed a Tenergy Nickel Metal Hydride battery because my flights are usually about one hour; this battery would probably be good for a five hour flight. (Posted on 1/25/12)
Good radio, not battery and charger Review by texaswarbird
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Contact airtronics.net and get address.

Been using it for almost 1 year now. Radio is good. Battery does not hold much charge even though the transmitter indicated full charge. It beeps after 4-5 flights and my flights are around 15 minutes. Now the charger light did not shine and the battery charged about 1/4 way for 2 full day of charging. Can anyone tell me how long is the warranty and where to call? 3 stars for now. (Posted on 11/30/11)
RDS 8000 Review by Gus fire
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Great radio, I m using it for one year with 10 different planes and work prefect. At the first moth I had problems with it because no pair good. I send it to Airtronics service and they fix the problem with out extra cost for me and fast, What else we can ask?...good radio and good service. (Posted on 9/1/11)
been flying airtronics for 20 yrs Review by erniefly
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Ernie, please call the Airtronics service. Jack will help you and if needed, he will ask you to send it in for service. We want to help. Matt

I've been using the RDS800 for about a year now, always liked the airtronics programming and it was a simple switch to go from my RD8000 72Mhz to the 2.4 system. Now I am terribly dissapointed in the radio, my faith is gone, the RDS8000 quit transmitting , no explanation, the computer works but it won't talk to the Rx. Tried the SDG 5 ch and it will bind but I need all 8 CH . Up the creek without a paddle.. Thankfully my 72 Mhz system still works.And we are in the prime flying season... (Posted on 7/8/11)
1st 2.4g Review by John
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I've been flying Hitec for years, this is my first 2.4g radio and I am never going back. Really good radio. (Posted on 3/6/11)
Top shelf Review by nmav8r
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I bgought this radio because of the price,I was a solid futaba user.but here on out I'm sold on Airtronics (Posted on 12/28/10)
Airtronics makes awesome radios! Review by Harley
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I have been an Airtronics flyer since the 80's. The RDS8000 is an awesome transmitter, with loads of features. The programming is so easy, a manual is not needed. I own a RD6000 Super, and the RDS8000 programming is the same. I also use a Stylus and SD-10G, but for the price, it's hard to beat the RDS8000!

I would recommend this radio to anyone who wants a superior radio system! (Posted on 10/18/10)
Great Radio Review by Paul Lee
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I have been flying radio control since the early 1980’s,
back when we all had different color streamers on our radios to differentiate
which frequency we were on.  Over the years frequencies were added and/or
changed to accommodate newer technologies and the growing demand for more
simultaneous flyers at any given time.  The latest advance in radio control to
address the situation is the 2.4 GHz radio systems.  This new technology allows
us flyers the freedom of simply turning on our transmitter and receiver, and
flying.  No frequency numbers are required thus simplifying our hobby even
further.

I’ve had my eye on these new systems for some time now;
however some of my needs require eight channel radio systems.  Until recently,
the maximum number of channels offered by a manufacturer on these radio systems
was seven.  That has all changed with the new Airtronics
RDS 8000 FHSS radio system.  This is an eight channel 2.4 GHz system –
and it is incredible!
(Posted on 8/30/10)
Powerful, Reliable, and Easy to Use Review by Big Ed Mustafa
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I've been flying with a pair of RDS8000 radio systems for almost 2 1/2 years now. They're simple to program, but offer advanced programming and mixing options. Most importantly, however, is they're incredibly reliable.

I've flown 15 different planes and helicopters on my pair of RDS8000 radios over the last couple of years. I love using them together when I buddy box new pilots, because training with a pair of matched computer radios is so simple. After all of those hundreds of flights, I've never had a brown out, lock out, or lost bind.

I took the plunge and bought an SD-10G earlier this summer, and it's even more fantastic than the RDS8000. I'm still using my two RDS8000 radios on trainers and sport planes, however, and I still do the majority of my flying with them.

Thank you, Global and Airtronics, for showing this former Futaba user that you don't have to pay an outrageous amount of money for top quality transmitters or receivers. (Posted on 8/28/10)
great product Review by coachdavis10
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Been flying this radio for a while now. Great feel... easy to program... easy to use period... another great job Airtronics (Posted on 8/26/10)
Best value Review by Todd
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Been flying the rds for 2 years, no glitches and great range. Very economical extra receivers. Looking to upgrade to a sd10, hopefully a christmas gift to myself. (Posted on 8/25/10)

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