wjgreenlees Show full post »
wjgreenlees
Ok... Does the Spektrum DX6i have a port on it to connect to a computer so I can practice on my Clearview RC simulator? If yes, what kind of cable do I need? Hobby King has cables to connect Tx to simulators, but I don't know how well they work. Also does the said port allow an experienced buddy with his Tx to connect to my Tx so that he can help me fly in the field?
Quote 0 0
dtribby
It's a 1/8" mono cable jack on the Tx, and either the same or USB on the other end. If 1/8" on both ends, then you'll need a USB dongle to plug the cable into your computer.

Better yet, go here: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/usb-flight-sim-module-cable-for-jr-GWSFSM002B#t3

You'll need a 1/8" to 1/8" cord for buddy-boxing, and yes, it's the same port for both.

Good luck!
Yes, I've known that I'm "different" for some time now...
Quote 1 0
Grabber5.0
That USB adapter seems to be sold out on every website I've checked recently. Thankfully I have a RealFlight controller, but I'd like to have other options.
Quote 0 0
wjgreenlees
Quote:
It's a 1/8" mono cable jack on the Tx, and either the same or USB on the other end. If 1/8" on both ends, then you'll need a USB dongle to plug the cable into your computer.

Better yet, go here: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/usb-flight-sim-module-cable-for-jr-GWSFSM002B#t3

You'll need a 1/8" to 1/8" cord for buddy-boxing, and yes, it's the same port for both.

Good luck!


OK. Thanks for the info. How does the Tx transmitter put a complex, multi-channel signal through a mono cable? Fascinating! In my way of thinking, 6 channels should require at least 6 wires, and perhaps a 7th as the common or ground.
Quote 0 0
p51funfighter
Quote:
It's a 1/8" mono cable jack on the Tx, and either the same or USB on the other end. If 1/8" on both ends, then you'll need a USB dongle to plug the cable into your computer.

Better yet, go here: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/usb-flight-sim-module-cable-for-jr-GWSFSM002B#t3

You'll need a 1/8" to 1/8" cord for buddy-boxing, and yes, it's the same port for both.

Good luck!

Thats cool I didn't know I could use my spektrum DX7 on my Real Flight sim. My kids have the sim TX worn out.
Quote 0 0
dtribby
Quote:
OK. Thanks for the info. How does the Tx transmitter put a complex, multi-channel signal through a mono cable? Fascinating! In my way of thinking, 6 channels should require at least 6 wires, and perhaps a 7th as the common or ground.


The channel separation is complex, but everything is a series of pulses. Kinda like how old cars managed to fire eight cylinders with just ONE ignition coil. It's all in the timing, and since computers - even "simple" ones like our radios - can operate in billions of operations per second, a few hundred pulses on six channels isn't that hard to manage.
Yes, I've known that I'm "different" for some time now...
Quote 0 0
dtribby
Quote:
Thats cool I didn't know I could use my spektrum DX7 on my Real Flight sim. My kids have the sim TX worn out.


I didn't think you could. You can use your radio for Pheonix, Clearview, FMS, RCDeskPilot, and many others, but my understanding was that RF needed that proprietary controller to function correctly.
Yes, I've known that I'm "different" for some time now...
Quote 0 0
LukeWarm
Quote:
OK. Thanks for the info. How does the Tx transmitter put a complex, multi-channel signal through a mono cable? Fascinating! In my way of thinking, 6 channels should require at least 6 wires, and perhaps a 7th as the common or ground.
The same way it sends it over a single transmitted signal.

I have a DX7, and love it. It's easy to blame a crash on a transmitter, because the transmitter cannot defend its self. The spektrum transmitters have a high quality feel, that the cheaper ones don't have. If your just trying the hobby out, go with the cheap one. If you plane to be in the hobby for a while, buy a transmitter you can grow into, instead of out of.
Quote 0 0
p51funfighter
Quote:
The same way it sends it over a single transmitted signal.

I have a DX7, and love it. It's easy to blame a crash on a transmitter, because the transmitter cannot defend its self. The spektrum transmitters have a high quality feel, that the cheaper ones don't have. If your just trying the hobby out, go with the cheap one. If you plane to be in the hobby for a while, buy a transmitter you can grow into, instead of out of.

Will my DX7 operate the real flight sim? I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy a new sim. I have a Real Flight G 4.5 that I can use to edit different air planes to try different set ups.
Quote 0 0
LukeWarm
Quote:
Will my DX7 operate the real flight sim? I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy a new sim. I have a Real Flight G 4.5 that I can use to edit different air planes to try different set ups.


There is a emulator, but its difficult to dail in.
Quote 0 0
p51funfighter
Quote:
There is a emulator, but its difficult to dail in.

Sounds hard for a computer idiot like me, but I'll try. Thanks
Quote 0 0
squishy
"Education is not about filling buckets; it is lighting fires." W.B. Yeats

http://www.youtube.com/user/squishy654
Quote 2 0
rodrigo
somebody said... the best transmiter is the best you can buy.. thats all
from my point of view, stay away of basic tx for the famous brand (lower than 6channels).. they are overpriced... CT6b and his clones (hobbyking T6)are really good first radio ($28), thne jump to any 9x radio and well this orange radio looks great specially if you plan buy a BNF plane
good luck!

tx Futaba 9CAP & 8U
Quote 0 0
joeyninetoes
Quote:


Thanks for posting this squishy. I was wondering about this tx. Wasn't ready to jump into the Futaba I was eyeing just yet.
Quote 0 0