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SONNY MONKS21/10/2018 10:07:44
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Hi,Are the X6R a popular receiver,and what voltage battery 4.8,or 6v,im just starting to get the info together for an upgrade,and is it the LBT i should buy and not the universal,at the moment ive not a scooby doo what to buy lol.

flight121/10/2018 10:27:52
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Hi I gather you have bought a new x10 tx. If you have bought in uk/europe it will be eu LBT and any rx you get should be on LBT too. which rx you get depends on your needs so any of the x series of rx like the the grx / rx / sr(stability gyro ones) will do.

The x6r is a good allround rx. Let us know your needs and experience and more suggestions sutable will come.

 

the x6r take's   works on 4v to 10v  so 4/5 cell nimh and 2s lipo or life will be good.   just check your servos can handel the higher volt battery choice

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Edited By flight1 on 21/10/2018 10:31:50

Denis Watkins21/10/2018 10:33:08
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Just be wary of the servo voltage Sonny, most sports models run happily on 4.8v, and often the servos are specified 4.8v

Where 6v servos are popular too, so be mindful that onboard equipment needs consideration

You beat me to it Flight !

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PatMc21/10/2018 11:06:33
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As per the previous posts but IMO for £3.50 extra the X8R (LBT version) is a better buy.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator21/10/2018 13:25:53
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I agree with Pat. I can see the point in the X4R, it's physically very small. I can see the point in the X8R - good all round Rx. But the X6R? Seems to me to be sort of the worst compromise! Don't get me wrong, it woks fine, I just don't think its as useful as the other two. I have exclusively X4R's and X8R's, about 5 of the former and over thirty of the later!

Something to keep in mind here, every X-series Rx is actually a full16 channel device, the number, 4, 6 or 8, only describes the number of external servo connections. And of course if its a SBus enabled Rx then all 16 channels are available to you - even though the rX is called a X4R and has only 4 sets of servo pins!

Long rule FrSky!

BEB

SONNY MONKS21/10/2018 16:21:08
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Thanks again guys,im glad there are a lot of frsky users on here,or i would be in trouble lol.

Chris Bott - Moderator21/10/2018 16:33:24
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The X6R can be a boon when space is tight. It also has the bonus over the X8R of having access to a voltage measuring telemetry input.

So as long as you use an appropriate voltage divider, you have the option to monitor say LiPo volts instead of Rx volts, if you wish.
SONNY MONKS21/10/2018 16:45:50
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Hi Chris,Im actually quite amazed on how cheap the receivers are,for such good quality,when you compare them with say jeti,or futaba,i just hope they are as reliable,with no bad history of brownouts,like spektrum lol,ive had nothing but bad luck with that brand.

Ron Gray21/10/2018 17:13:59
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@Chris - with the telemetry sensor in place you can get the overall voltage plus individual voltage with any SPort FrSky Rx.

Chris Bott - Moderator21/10/2018 17:27:28
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Yes indeed you can Ron, as indeed you can get amps, mAh, altitude, vario GPS and many others if you have those sensors.

The point I was making is that there is direct access on the X6R to measure a voltage, where there isn't on the X8R. OK the connection is in a very awkward place (right in the middle on the bottom of the Rx. But it is there if you want it.

Sonny yes I agree, the cost of Rxs and telemetry sensors is a big factor in the overall cost of converting to a new system. I get the impression that many users of other brands miss this point.

Ron Gray21/10/2018 17:55:15
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Ah Chris, now I understand what you meant, and yes, I agree, it's very well hidden and awkward!

PatMc21/10/2018 19:24:14
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Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 21/10/2018 16:33:24:
The X6R can be a boon when space is tight. It also has the bonus over the X8R of having access to a voltage measuring telemetry input.

So as long as you use an appropriate voltage divider, you have the option to monitor say LiPo volts instead of Rx volts, if you wish.

TBH I don't think the difference in size between R6X & R8X is significant, the 8 is 2.76mm wider but a little shorter & not quite as deep.
I don't have an R6X & wasn't aware of the voltage measuring port. I take it this mean using an FBVS in A1 to measure the lipo instead of internal Rx volts, similar to D series Rx's, except that with D there's also an A2 port so you don't lose the Rx voltage telemetry.

All in all, I still think the RX8 is better VFM.

 

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Chris Bott - Moderator21/10/2018 20:57:51
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Oh I think it probably is better VFM. Most of my Rxs are X8R.

One other thing though, I'm not sure if it's the case now or not, but when I bought my X6Rs they came with two pairs of aerials. Paddle versions were fitted and there were wire versions in the pack as an alternative.
SONNY MONKS22/10/2018 18:34:50
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Hi chris,Im collecting my new set up on friday,are the paddles better for reception,or mounting,or both,or just optional?

Devcon122/10/2018 18:47:52
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Not sure from a range perspective but I prefer the simple wire antennas as opposed to the paddle/PCB type as I can get a much neater installation.

Chris Bott - Moderator22/10/2018 20:02:38
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Sonny that's a very good question. I don't think that FrSky have ever said.

Both types of aerial give plenty of range. Often it's easier to mount the thin wire one, maybe inside a thin plastic tube. Sometimes it's convenient to stick the PCB type to something with double sided tape.

Far more important is where they're mounted. The actual aerial is just the part at the end. This should be mounted away from anything else metal (including any other wires). The two aerials should be mounted as far apart from each other as you can and they should be oriented at 90deg to each other.
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator22/10/2018 20:07:00
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I'm not that bothered TBH, both work well. But I must admit a slight preferance for the paddles. Which just shows we're all different!

BEB

SONNY MONKS24/10/2018 18:35:13
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Hi Guys,Can someone send me some pics through on the mounting of the receivers,i normally mount mine in between the servos and tank,on the fus side,can you mount them to the rear of the servos,where the pushrods are,on the side of the fus,where there are less cables?

Frank Skilbeck24/10/2018 19:24:15
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Posted by SONNY MONKS on 24/10/2018 18:35:13:

Hi Guys,Can someone send me some pics through on the mounting of the receivers,i normally mount mine in between the servos and tank,on the fus side,can you mount them to the rear of the servos,where the pushrods are,on the side of the fus,where there are less cables?

Not FrSky (not that it makes any difference), but yes you can mount the receiver anywhere, just make sure the aerials are at 90 deg to each other and you should be fine. I have several models set up this way. If it's an IC plane just make sure that the receiver is well supported and protected against vibration.

SONNY MONKS24/10/2018 19:29:27
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Thanks frank,i use 1/16 ply platform,with two pieces of 1/4 spruce,epoxed to the side of the fuse,receiver held with a small cable tie,i find double sided tape eventually comes loose.

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