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Changed my transmitter to a Spektrum DX6i with expo on the rudder

Well I'm getting a little better at racing. Still not winning any races but I'm slowly, very slowly, improving.

One thing I've noticed is that I'm too erratic when driving the T37. On my Star 45 I am using a Spektrum DX6i transmitter and have adjusted the expo setting on it to make the sensitivity on the rudder much less. The Hobby King transmitter that came with the T37 doesn't have that option so I went out today and bought a Spektrum  receiver and set it up on my T37. I can use the same radio that I use on the Star 45 RC sailboat too. This way I can use expo and get really used to one radio instead of switching back and forth between two.



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