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Thread: james hammond aeroic firebird 1.5m
30/07/2020 18:11:52
Posted by MattyB on 30/07/2020 17:44:55:
Posted by Steve J on 30/07/2020 16:51:40:

£468 for a 60" glider!

This is one of the reasons why all moulded 60 inchers have rather died out - they are very expensive as the time and labour are nearly as much as on a 3m model, and the materials are not that much less.

I am trying to remember what my full carbon Prodij cost back in 2008. Low to mid £200's I think and it doesn't need 8mm servos.

I've often wondered what I would replace it with. I won't be a Firebird at that price.

The HP60 was not suitable for that though - definitely the fastest plank I have ever flown

I have the 48" Halfpipe and actually prefer it to the M60, but as it was my first sloping session for a while, I decided to take the M60.

30/07/2020 16:51:40

£468 for a 60" glider!

Posted by MattyB on 30/07/2020 13:38:52:

... having flown bucketloads of 60inchers over the years I have decided not to have any more ...

I managed to get out for my first slope session of the year last weekend. Which were the two models that committed aviation? My M60 and Prodij .

Edited By Steve J on 30/07/2020 16:52:00

Thread: Circlip pliers
27/07/2020 17:48:21

Farnell Circlip Pliers

27/07/2020 16:58:15

How about reverse action tweezers?

Edited By Steve J on 27/07/2020 16:58:35

Thread: Rx !!!!!!!!!!!
27/07/2020 15:51:23
Posted by john davidson 1 on 27/07/2020 15:46:36:

I have never manage to bind a DSMX tranny to a DSM2 receiver

Post January 2015 EU Spektrum transmitters will not do DSM2 as DSM2 does not comply with EN 300 328 1.8.1.

My late '14 DX9 will bind to DSM2 and DSMX receivers (but sadly not to DSM Marine receivers).

Edited By Steve J on 27/07/2020 15:53:22

Thread: Servo's for a Great Planes Stearman
27/07/2020 10:50:59

What is wrong with using Hitec 485s (4 for £66) or Savox 0253s (£18.99 ea)?

Thread: Rx !!!!!!!!!!!
26/07/2020 16:27:21
Posted by Denis Watkins on 26/07/2020 16:20:22:
Posted by Steve J on 26/07/2020 16:10:45:

I just tried binding my '09 vintage DSX9 (22ms, 1024 bit DSM2) with an AR6260 bought in '14 and an AR8010T bought in '17.

Are the servos not 11 ms Steve, it just sticks in me head that we set 11ms

If I bound those receivers to my DX9, I would have the option of 22ms or 11ms on the outputs. There were 11ms DSM2 transmitters, but the DSX9 is not one of them.

PS Are you referring to the 8010T 11ms bug? With the firmware that my 8010T was shipped with it would only output 11ms on the outputs, this was fixed with a firmware update so it now does what it negotiates with the transmitter at bind.

Edited By Steve J on 26/07/2020 16:32:42

26/07/2020 16:10:45

I just tried binding my '09 vintage DSX9 (22ms, 1024 bit DSM2) with an AR6260 bought in '14 and an AR8010T bought in '17. No problems with the 6260. After a few goes I managed to get solid orange LEDs on the 8010 and its remote, but there is no life on the outputs.

Thread: Multiplex telemetry issue.
25/07/2020 15:53:22

Two thoughts.

1) The CC BEC may have a relatively slow rise time on its output leading to the sensor and receiver booting a significant number of milliseconds apart and this is messing up their initial communications. Try a switch between the CC BEC and receiver.

2) Using the CC BEC may be giving you an earth loop and this is messing up communications between the sensor and receiver. Try just having the signal wire between the receiver and ESC when using the CC BEC.

Edited By Steve J on 25/07/2020 15:54:47

Thread: AR620 Loses Connection on Lower Power Range Check
25/07/2020 09:42:46
Posted by Paul C. on 25/07/2020 09:39:37:

Will be sending for the programme lead when we get back from our hols , presume that the rx serial number will be displayed when connected.

You presume correctly.

25/07/2020 08:23:06
Posted by leccyflyer on 25/07/2020 08:15:18:

Basic question here - to update the firmware do you have to be online to the Spektrum website whilst making the update or can you download the new firmware and make the update from the saved file.

You can do it either way. You do have to register each receiver and the firmware is keyed to the receiver serial number. The programmer makes it reasonably straightforward.

Edited By Steve J on 25/07/2020 08:25:09

25/07/2020 07:38:04
Posted by Andy Stephenson on 24/07/2020 22:22:43:
Futaba.

My first radio was a Futaba. I bought a JR six months later. The only Futaba servos that I have were bought in my first year in the hobby before I discovered that there were better alternatives. Do I post about over priced, under spec'ed Futaba gear on every Futaba thread. No I don't because I understand that people look for different things in their radio gear and have different experiences using it.

25/07/2020 07:23:57
Posted by Chris Walby on 25/07/2020 07:14:49:

This thread has nothing to do with reliability of Spektrum in flight

Actually it has. If the receiver locks up on a range check, it could lock up in the air.

24/07/2020 22:16:24
Posted by Paul C. on 24/07/2020 21:50:21:

it's a shame it's descended into spektrum bashing I had hoped we were better than that.

Haters gonna hate. Luckily the forum has an ignore member function .

Thread: FCC proposes $2.8m fine against Hobbyking for marketing non-compliant drone transmitters
24/07/2020 18:32:36

Posted by Geoff S on 24/07/2020 17:26:48:

A friend of mine was largely responsible for setting up a manufacturing facility for Rolls-Royce in Xian and lived in China for several years.

I hope that Rolls-Royce don't end up regretting deciding to setup a facility in the PRC.

Thread: Servo stopping
24/07/2020 14:42:35
Posted by Jonathan Sharland on 24/07/2020 14:19:02:

I dont use a seperate BEC, its certainly a good option but only one servo was not working and battery had lots of e- left when it happened last.

It's not the state of charge of the battery that I am thinking of, it's the temperature of the BEC circuit on the ESC.

Thread: FCC proposes $2.8m fine against Hobbyking for marketing non-compliant drone transmitters
24/07/2020 14:00:50

Posted by Graham Davies 3 on 24/07/2020 12:30:04:

In my experience, even upstanding Chinese companies can fall foul of less upstanding compliance agencies!

Let's give them the benefit of the doubt!

I have worked in the PRC and elsewhere in Asia. I have seen the attitude of some companies to IP and QA/QC. I think that the time for giving them the benefit of the doubt has long gone.

Edited By Steve J on 24/07/2020 14:01:11

Thread: Servo stopping
24/07/2020 13:55:55

Check the connections.

Use a genuine Spektrum receiver.

If you are using the BEC on an ESC to power the receiver and servos, consider using a separate UBEC or battery.

Thread: FCC proposes $2.8m fine against Hobbyking for marketing non-compliant drone transmitters
24/07/2020 11:18:03
Posted by Graham Davies 3 on 24/07/2020 09:47:07:

One line that did surprise me is:

OrangeRX DSMX DSM2 Compatible 2.4GHZ Transmitter module V1.2 (JR/ Turnigy/ Taranis compatible). Part number 9171000915-0

If memory serves, one of the issues is that they were importing stuff with fictitious FCC numbers.

24/07/2020 08:42:08
Posted by brokenenglish on 24/07/2020 06:41:00:

Surely HK can't be the only company marketing this stuff?

HobbyKing are big enough to be worth going after and they were blatantly sticking two fingers up to the FCC.

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