whatmovesyou
Now you don't have to worry about the antenna problems any more for a 4 or 6 channel receiver. New technology once again.

Also blow apart with the AR636A rx which allows you to program your plane(can use your phone) from no gyros to what you like to fly adjustable gain with to setting up(sold as is with) the panic mode which when you push the button, it will right itself and fly level.

Once you learn how to fly, you can get rid of the panic mode where you then can set no gyros, assisted level flying and 3D flying.


Glad I have Spectrum stuff.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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Lgel
Great news, I lost an Ezglider to a broken antenna, it will really ease electronics mounting in cramped cockpits.

Cheers.
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FED50H
I'm excited too. But I will wait till they are dropped into an orange or yellow case at 1/3 the price.
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Wildthing
Spectrum stuff is way to pricey for me
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Lgel
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I'm excited too. But I will wait till they are dropped into an orange or yellow case at 1/3 the price.

Tried Orange and Lemon (with satellite antenna) with my DX7.

In EU (lower emission levels allowed than in US for transmitters), they didn't even pass range test (original equipment had more than twice the range).

Lost a foamie with an Orange, clones never flew again in one of my planes (my memory failed, I tried a Lemon with satellite on a Bee 2, once, was lucky to bring her back on the slope).

So no thanks, at least for me.

Never regretted buying a DX7 three years ago, had some weeks with more than ten hours in flight, my standard slope soaring flight is 90 mn long.

Cheers.
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FED50H
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Tried Orange and Lemon (with satellite antenna) with my DX7.

In EU (lower emission levels allowed than in US for transmitters), they didn't even pass range test (original equipment had more than twice the range).

Lost a foamie with a Lemon, clones never flew again in one of my planes (my memory failed, I tried a Lemon with satellite on a Bee 2, once, was lucky to bring her back on the slope).

So no thanks, at least for me.

Never regretted buying a DX7 three years ago, had some weeks with more than ten hours in flight, my standard slope soaring flight is 90 mn long.


Cheers.
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FED50H
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If I had those issues I wouldn't use them either. I've had one or two over the years that were Dead on arrival but have never lost a plane...I also primarily use them in the profile planes though...rarely push the distance limits unless it is vertical....and even if I loose signal....it will fall back into range
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Lgel
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If I had those issues I wouldn't use them either. I've had one or two over the years that were Dead on arrival but have never lost a plane...I also primarily use them in the profile planes though...rarely push the distance limits unless it is vertical....and even if I loose signal....it will fall back into range

Do they pass range test?
If they do fine, mine didn't (two of each brand, Lemon with satellite being better than Orange).
Using Lemon with satellite I lost connection at about 300 m distance in flight (I fly gliders, so insufficient).
If you loose contact there is another parameter to weigh in, time to reset. Orange is awful, in all probabilities your plane will be down.
Cheers.
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FED50H
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Do they pass range test?
If they do fine, mine didn't (two of each brand, Lemon with satellite being better than Orange).
Using Lemon with satellite I lost connection at about 300 m distance in flight (I fly gliders, so insufficient).
If you loose contact there is another parameter to weigh in, time to reset. Orange is awful, in all probabilities your plane will be down.
Cheers.


Never had an issue with range tests...I've lost power due to other issues, but with profiles, unless I was already in a dive, with the CG correct, they land fairly easily with minimal damage...I utilize cheap components for the cheap builds...name brand proven gear for the planes I've invested more time and money in. That way I can keep more flyable planes in the hangar while keeping costs down.
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Grantman
Never had an issue with range tests either, mainly 'cuz Ive never done one. Foolish mebbe? Flying FrSky and the only issues I've ever had were with Atmel-based diy RXs losing bind or I ham-fisted a fragile antenna connection that I'd not yet re-enforced and didn't notice it on install. Stuff is cheap too, genuine XMR 6ch RX 0.74g - $11 http://www.myrcmart.com/frsky-xmr-micro-6ch-pwm-output-receiver-support-d16-mode-08g-p-11120.html
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Lgel
None of you are flying in the EU.
Range of radios is lower due to stricter norms for radio frequencies.

Would never had a look in range tests (even if transmitter instructions say it is the first thing you must do) if I had not lost a plane the first flight after changing the RX to an Orange one.

After a simple test (walk away and press a button) showed me that clone RX with my radio had less than half the range of original equipment and failed this test.

I fly planes much further than parkjets (gliders have bigger WS and can be seen further), and they are more expensive than the standard parkjet.

I fly them mainly over the sea or rocky slopes where I won't be able to recover them if they crash.

So for me original RX are the way to go with Spektrum.

My friends with Futaba radios use clones RX (not the Orange ones) without problems (but not on their expensive planes or big gliders).

None of the experienced flyers at the club fly with cheap radios, may be it's just a fashion or status statement.

Cheers.
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DualDesertEagle
I'm fine with antennae as long as they're as short as the ones on my 2.4 GHz receivers. 5-inch antennae are WAY easier to find a place to go for than the old almost 3 ft long 35MHz ones!
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whatmovesyou
I wonder if HK types can duplicate this and how long it will take to appear in the market.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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