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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > New radio gear
New radio gear
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Denzel2010
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Forum Posts: 12
19th Apr 2016 21:27  
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I use Planet gear and need to up grade any ideas as to what to get and what others are using.

Kipper
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 13
19th Apr 2016 21:48  
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A few in our club swear by the 'Spektrum DX6', I use a 'FlySky FS T6', it seems solid enough & it has quite a range of settings to play with, plus you don't need a computer link to set it up.
Only annoying feature is, it bleeps at you after 2 minutes if you don't waggle a stick.

Bonus point is, cheap recievers from a firm called 'Gearbest', you can buy online.

jarvo
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 501
19th Apr 2016 21:54  
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HI Denzil, I changed from Radio Link to Futaba T6, great gear but limited to Futaba receivers, go to the fasst system and you can get Orange receivers dead cheap, all depends on your pocket, Futaba do have a superb service center in the UK, (Ripmax) very helpful with any problems

Hope this helps

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club
Derek
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 146
20th Apr 2016 08:12  
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I use spektrum dx6I and the new dx6. The 6I stores up to 10 sets of settings for individual models. The new 6 up to 250 models ( bit over the top) I know. Only thing with them is you need a quiet corner, patience, and the ability to understand written instructions, and convert aircraft terminology in boat language. But once you've done that they're great.

jarvo
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 501
20th Apr 2016 15:36  
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Denzil. Banggood are now selling Futaba compatible recievers 8 channel £15-50, just ordered 3

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club
Derek
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 146
20th Apr 2016 16:22  
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Don't expect quick delivery. My last item, a compatable receiver for Spektrum took 6 weeks. Can be 2 months sometimes. OK I know someone's going say there's took a week%u263A

jarvo
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 501
20th Apr 2016 19:19  
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HI Derek, sorry to hear your gear took 6 weeks, just had 2 deliveries only took 2 weeks and 3 weeks, I guess its down to the available shipping

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club
Haverlock
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 425
21st Apr 2016 15:30  
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Have a look at the FrSky taranis. 16 channels and free mixers the ability to fit different modules so you can use some if not all of your existing receivers.

You do need a computer to set everything up but if your posting here you probably have one.


The radio is strange at first since nothing is fixed you can chose what function is on what channel. Have a look on youtube for some reviews.


"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)
Denzel2010
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
25th Apr 2016 19:10  
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I have bought a Spektrum DX6I now what is the best reciver to get ?

Derek
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 146
25th Apr 2016 20:28  
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The ones for that set are DSM2. Hobby king were cheap. But bare in mind that the latest Spektrum is now the DX6. This as I found out the hard way is DSMX, these work with both transmitters, where as the DSM2 only with the set you have. Of course the latest versions are more expensive, but probably worth it in the long run as theoretically you'd be future proofing.
As I said on another post I bought 1 from bangandgood. Chinese site, cheap but decent reviews. Just ordered 2 more DSMX's to replace my old DSM2's. Will post the name of them shortly. Downside is they won't come next day unless you pay more for a supplier from the country you live in.

Derek
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 146
25th Apr 2016 20:30  
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Receiver is a Storm S603

Denzel2010
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
25th Apr 2016 20:51  
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These will work with the DX6i

Derek
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 146
25th Apr 2016 21:07  
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I've put it straight to my DX6 but don't see why not, other makes, ie hobby king DSMX do. Could be a day or so before I test that out, but I will.

Derek
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 146
27th Apr 2016 19:47  
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Been testing the Storm S603 receiver with my Spektrum ds6I & ds6 transmitters. It does work with both transmitters.
It does have a slightly different layout of the connections in as much that the bind connections are at 90A to the main ones and are independent of the servo & battery connections. There are no instructions with it. Follow the transmitter instructions. Importantly as I frustratingly found out. Once bound together, remove The bind plug immediately or if you switch off model or transmitter, then on again, all binding is lost. And the process needs repeating. Another tip, if a bind fails kill all power to receiver to reset.
Hope this helps anyone. It's my first time trying these and I have 2 more on order. Time will tell.

Derek
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 146
27th Apr 2016 20:02  
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My post where it says 90"A" it should have shown symbol for "degrees", looks like forum doesn't show symbols%u263A

Denzel2010
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
27th Apr 2016 20:24  
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Thanks Derek I have just got my Storm receive today and still one to come from China but I am still waiting for my DX6I to come

Derek
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 146
27th Apr 2016 22:03  
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I was hoping to be able to have 2 transmitters permanently bound into my most used models. But can't seem to do that even with Spektrum receivers. But once I have same settings programmed into each transmitter for those models, it should just be a case of a rebind.

Westquay
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 180
29th Apr 2016 14:51  
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I have a Spektrum Dx5e and an Orange Rx. I have never done binding before. How do you do it?

Martin

jarvo
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 501
29th Apr 2016 15:29  
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Have you got the bind plug??? if so, plug into the receiver switch on the receiver then the transmitter, follow the bind instructions, some have the bind on a small led on the receiver, when it goes solid its done

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club
Westquay
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 180
29th Apr 2016 15:38  
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I think I have a bind plug, with the Rx., but no instructions!

When it goes solid? How do you mean? The led stops flashing, do you mean?

Martin

jarvo
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 501
29th Apr 2016 15:54  
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HI Martin, thats it you should end up with a solid light, each time you switch on

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club
Westquay
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 180
29th Apr 2016 16:16  
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Thanks, Mark.

jarvo
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 501
29th Apr 2016 21:21  
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Good news for Futaba users, Banggood.com have Cooltec and corona recieveres for the S-FHSS system, both about £15, seem to work great

Mark


Etherow Model Boat Club