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>> Home > Tags > tx

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 minutes ago
Right, he says in a John Cleese accent, a la Fawlty Towers, here's the damned Tx. Box first, then the real thing, cropped only to save you from my fizzog and belly. Please note....DSM X, splashed, as I said earlier, across the front of the label panel AND the box itself, no less, from which the Tx . has still only been drawn 4 times. Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Doug, the loaner was bound to the guy's DX5e in DSMX, but I will keep saying for pmdevlin's sake that both Orange Receiver and my Tx. says compatible with both protocols, but the Spektrum loaner wouldn't bind. I bought a 6 volt Rx battery pack especially for this and it's giving just over 6Volts. I bought 4 new Duracells for the TX. (all said above), so all is well on the volts front. The Orange in fact is OK for 3.7-9.4 volts it says. I did all you suggest , but no flashing lights on TX and no end OR change to the frequency of, flashing lights on Rx, either of them. Doug, isn't your stabiliser Orange Rx. also compatible with both? When did orange go single protocol, I wonder. Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 hours ago
post up a pic of the orange rx, lets see what version it is. EG, I have a DX8i which will work with both dsm2 and dsmx, I bought it for this very reason, so I can use both. You keep saying that the tx needs to be found to be faulty or not, but as Doug says, if you don't have it in the correct format to match the receiver, its never going to work. Spektrum are reliable, so I doubt the tx is faulty BInd plug in receiver power source to receiver, orange light flashes quick (make sure its 6v, if you are using less it might not work, so think about this, I use a 4 aa pack to test things like this, last night doing exactly the same could not get a bind, the 4 aa's had dropped to 5.5v, change the batts, 6v all worked) hold tile trainer switch, turn on tx at same time keep hold of switch, wait a minute or so, light on rx goes steady. TX neds to match the rx, dsm2 or dsmx sorry if I'm repealing things, failing hat go to local rc boat, or plane club, and ask someone to second face what you are doing

Brace yourself! by Jerry Todd Captain   Posted: 17 hours ago
Trying to rig the main tops'l and mizzen tops'l braces, I found the winch servos seemed to rotate more than the 3.5 times I thought they did. Oddly, one rotated 4.5 times and the other 4.25 times. I plugged in other winch servos and got the same results, but my DX6 transmitter didn't have a servo-travel setting that I could find in the manual. So I made new winch drums - again - based on what the servos were doing. The fore tops'l brace was fine, but the main seemed to pull one side more than the other side. I mentioned this oddity on RCGroups and someone suggested the DX6 did have a servo travel setting, and I was sure I had looked for it years ago. My manual isn't where is usually is, so I found a PDF on line. Lo and behold, there's a Servo-Travel setting spelled out on page 42! So I set about adjusting my TX settings to the new drums and there you go, working as advertised! In the meantime I installed eyes in the mizzen for brace blocks to mount to, and made a brass wire ring for the main tops'l brace to tie to as noted on the original ship a few posts back in this thread. I apparently slopped some epoxy on the inside of one of the mizzen tops'l brace thru-deck fairleads and blocked it up. I need to pull it like a bad tooth, and replace it, so the mizzen braces are hooked up yet. Here's some exciting video of the separate bracing for the fore and main tops'ls.

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 hours ago
Evenin' Martin, I give up! If the loaner RX was DSMX and you hadn't inadvertently changed anything 'out of the box' then the TX is duff 🤔 If it's any consolation I now have a similar snag 😭 Just tried to bind my Orange RX/Flight Stabiliser (see pic above) to my Spektrum DX6 and it failed 😡 Researching on the Spektrum site I finally found in the small print (teeny weeny print) - "DSM2 not available in the EU" ---> Oh brown stuff! Looked at the Lemon RX specs and they do a DSMX version, Orange don't --> Oh cobblers awls!! Anyone want a 6ch DSM2 RX with stabiliser ?? Going cheep cheep! C'est la vie 😲 Bon nuit mes amis, Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Doug, it's just a DX5e with DSM and big red X on the extreme right of the label panel and the first pages go into why there is bugger all difference between DSM2 and DSMX, none of which makes any sense to me. I would assume, before you go changing from one to tother, you have to know the Tx is working first. I don't yet. And the Orange Rxs are reviewed all over youtube and another forum which says they are reliably DSM2 and DSMX compatible, almost like they expected trouble down the line. The guy who sent me the AR 610 Rx had bound it to his DX5e on DSMX before sending it to me and he sent it with a bind plug for me to, I assume, re-bind...but it didn't. All youtubes watched and forum posts read about binding Orange OR for that matter the newer Lemon Rxs. are exactly the same process as for a Spektrum Rx. I have only recently picked up on the Lemon being a flavour of the month, like the Orange was. As for changing from one "DSM>>>" to another, I didn't follow it, but as I said I assume you have to know the Tx is working before you fiddle with stuff and I don't, for sure and I'd rather not fiddle and risk making it worse. Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
OK, after further research via HorizonHobby and Spektrum found it! There are some later (?) versions of the DX5e with DSMX & DSM2. (Now discontinued!) Default is DSMX, which would probably account for your TX not binding to an Orange DSM2 RX. For that you may need to switch the TX to DSM2 mode as described on page 6 of the manual. For the AR610 RX, check the printing on it if it says DSMX or DSM2 and set the TX mode accordingly!! Hope we are getting to the bottom of this slowly 😉 Now back to fibre-glassing my PTB 😲Good luck Martin.👍 Ciao, Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Ar'ternoon Martin, Sorry but I don't see it! Nowhere is DMX 'splashed' on the TX or mentioned in the manual or Quick Start Guide (downloaded from Spektrum last week)!? Only DSM2. Neither do I see Orange receivers mentioned anywhere!? So what TX DO you have? Is there a date or issue number in the back of your manual? As mentioned before, a photo or two would help enormously and save a host of Posts back and forth. I hate unsolved mysteries 😲 Cheers, Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Gents, my DX5e has DSMX splashed across the front and says on the first pages that it's compatible with DSM2 as well and the Orange Rx's are also compatible. FV, what's your comment on the flashing (or not) Tx lights? Mine don't. But the book says they're supposed to. Cheers, Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi peter, well there's maybe hope for my Tx. yet, although my instructions mention flashing lights on the Tx. which will stop flashing when binding is done, but what I can't claim is that the orange flashing lights in the Rxs ever stop rapid flashing, so binding doesn't occur. My Orange Rx. has an orange flashing light...yours is red? Not working with the borrowed Spektrum Rx. is something that makes me think it's still the Tx. that's duff, but when the next £7 Rx, arrives, I'll try that! Cheers, Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by Rookysailor Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
Martin, Have just tried my DX5e, when switched on the 4th led or extreme right lights up, to show full battery charge, the other lights are to show battery condition, (no flashing lights). I put a bind plug into socket one (batt/bind)orange receiver then a 4.8v battery into socket 2, receiver flashes slow red, switch tx on while holding lever forward on left rear of tx marked TRAINER, hold forward lever whilst switching on tx, wait till receiver stays solid colour. (Tx does not flash led.) Switch off tx, unplug bind plug, put a servo into socket 1 marked THROT and battery into socket (battery/bind), switch on tx and wiggle the left stick horizontal if in mode one...should now be bound...hopefully for you Martin👍 Cheers Peter😁

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
That settles it, TX U/S - write a Requisition form (in triplicate) for a new one😉 Know what you mean about 'stuff'. Usually happens to me when I'm looking for something else, or just bought a replacement for something I thought was gone 😡 Happy sorting, if you don't show up for a day or two we'll send a search party😁 Ciao, Doug 😎

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
I did try it at one point with the bind plug out and with the servos in the yacht. No joy. And the flashing yellow light in the Rxs never stops flashing quickly. As for the TX., is it green? I have big trouble telling which colour they are. I thought they were yellow, but I was told they're green, must be very light bright ones, with red on the left. I assume these are in the office of a voltmeter. Anyway, no flashing, ever from the Tx. and no end to the flashing on the Rxs, both Orange and proven to work Spektrum AR 610. Pick the bullets outta that lot. I'm sorting out the shed and finding stuff I didn't know was lost. Cheers, Martin

Spektrum, new, useless... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
I agree Haverlock, One definitely, potentially, possible final thought😁 Martin; Did you pull the bind plug out BEFORE you switched off the RX? If the green light at the RH end of the LEDs on the TX was lit it MIGHT mean the RX was bound OK. Can happen so quick you may not have noticed! Esp. if the better half popped her head round the door to offer another cuppa at the vital moment😉 JFF stick a servo in the RX and try it. You may get a pleasant surprise. If you don't - nothing lost. If you do - have fun with it. Good luck. Doug 😎 PS Re PTB; when I started I thought it would just be a Cosmetic job; clean up flat back and respray in Pacific green camouflage. Ho ho ho! After I got started I found some curiosities in the construction and that the prop tubes and rudder stocks were misaligned. Never mind the ESC that burst into flames when I tried an 'as bought' test. So from then on it was clear that I had a full rebuild / reno. on my hands. "Hey ho hey ho it's off to work we go"!😉 All old paint now off, chine rails repaired / replaced and first coats of resin and tissue strengthening applied. Might get to the priming tomorrow or Sunday.

Spektrum, new, useless... by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Rather than repeating testing with RX(s) since 2 are doing the same a third probably will give same results. You need to find some one else with a TX if you can near enough that they can test yours. If your getting no lights on your TX another stupid question your sure you are putting the TX batteries in the correct way? Usually these pieces of kit are pretty reliable so a none worker makes me suspect " finger trouble" of one kind or another.