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Orange HK receivers: DX7S and DX8

Discussion in 'Master Parts List' started by RANTHM, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. RANTHM

    RANTHM Rookie

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    Will the Hobbyking orange receivers work on the DX7S and DX8 like it does on the DX7?
  2. Yep. They all work with dsm2 or dsmx transmitters. ;)
  3. wheelbarrowjackson

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    The receivers don't use DSMX though, do they? I understood that they were a generation behind and all using DSM2 with all it's warts.
  4. sukhoi69

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    I have used them with DX6i and DX8 and have never had a single problem with the 6 I have. They are the whole reason I went with Spektrum radio's.
  5. wheelbarrowjackson

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    I didn't mean they wouldn't work and availability of inexpensive receivers is a great reason to choose a platform. I meant that DSM2 is not as agile as FHSS or DSMX because it uses fixed channels within the spectrum.
  6. JettaManDan

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    I had an issue with a orange Rx and my DX8..but it was fixed with the recall..and now they work fine. I just started buying the ar500's from target hobby for a few more $$'s...they have a longer antenna and i think a bit safer...
  7. ScottLott

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    The Orange RX 6 channel and 9 channel receivers work great on my DX7 and XP9303 systems (Both DSM2).
  8. RANTHM

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    Thanks for the feed back. Thinking of buying either the dx7s or the dx8
  9. CrashAndLearn

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    The OrangeRx 6 Channel receivers worked (in DSM2 mode) with my DX8 but after a while I started noticing intermittent loss of signal when going beyond "park-flyer" range. I tried adding the Orangerx satellite receivers but that didn't really help. I also changed the receiver to another unit of the same type (to see if it was a defective unit) but it exhibited the same problems. I also don't think it's brown-out issues because I always plug a capacitor/voltage-protector in my receivers.

    In my experience, they're fine if you're using them as 'park flyer/foamy' receivers (notice that they're not labeled as full-range receivers) but I wouldn't use them on anything larger or more valuable. Notice that I'm talking about the 6 Channel OrangeRx and not the newer OrangeRx 9 Channel Spektrum receivers.

    I also switched to the Target Hobby "Spektrum" 6 channel sport receivers and up to now they seem a lot more reliable for only a few dollars more.
  10. Keegles

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    I just got the 9ch orange rx and will try it on my dx8 with dsmx shortly and report.
  11. JettaManDan

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    Welcome back!!!! hadn't seen you round these parts in a while....
  12. FlyingFoam

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    I have two spektrum receivers marked DSMX and thats what they show up as when I bind with my DX8.
  13. FlyingFoam

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    That is kind of wird the 6 channel sports are the only ones that just dont seem to work with my DX8.

    I have done a comparason range test between the receiver that came with the DX8 and the orange, there seemed to be no differance. I took two DX8s and bound one to the orange and one to the receiver it came with and had both in low power range test mode. I attached flags to servos and started walking I was over 200 feet before having any problems. I would check out you power as I have found the orange goes into brownout sooner. Try using an external bec.
  14. Keegles

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    Yeah, i spend more time at rcgroups. And weve had terrible weather this year so i havent done as much flying. Hows it goin?
  15. JettaManDan

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    good..same old..just gettin deeper into this stuff...heck i've given 6 planes away and still have like 20+ - gotten deep into heli's now and messin with a 500 class CP heli...just falling deeper into the hole ;) i hang out over there too...
  16. Keegles

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    yep, im around 20 as well. just bought a xpd-8 off ebay and have no room at home for it, thinking about relisting it on ebay. The guys i fly with all fly 500 cp's, seems boring to me.
  17. Keegles

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    flight report today from the 9ch orange rx with dx8 dsmx. flew in a metro environment up to 2000ft with no issues. tried to setup flaperons on the potentiometer with no luck, can use all switches but aux 3 for flaps.
  18. JettaManDan

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    like the Rx is not recognizing the signal or the switch is not assigned in the radio?
  19. Mertz42

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    I have been using them with my Futaba 6EX with no issues.
  20. Keegles

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    All switches but aux 3 can be used as flaps. I didnt try making my own mix of ail and aux3. Seems ridiculous they wouldnt make the variable switch the flap switch.
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