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tigerman19/03/2019 16:47:54
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Anyone know where to get Spektrum radio repairs done ? I have 2 Spektrum 610 receivers and on both of them the aerials have broken off and there for can not use them Does anyone know who could repair these receivers for me .Seems ashamed to have 2 good receivers u/s ,be great to get them back to working again

JCFlippen19/03/2019 16:51:51
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Al's Hobbies are the official Spektrum repairer as far as I know.

Cuban819/03/2019 18:20:52
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For a thirty five quid receiver, sadly you're getting close to an uneconomic repair. I can't imagine a repairer could charge must less than twenty five quid for their time even on a technically very simple job that would take fifteen minutes. Postage to be taken into account as well perhaps? Do you know a technically competent club mate who could do the fix for you?

Chris Bott - Moderator19/03/2019 18:40:43
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I've heard separately that Logic RC and Nexus models handle Spectrum repairs. I'd give them both a call and see what they have to say.

Doc Marten19/03/2019 19:00:50
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How handy are you with a soldering iron? Maybe YouTube can help you out if you're confident enough around basic electronic repairs.

Martin McIntosh19/03/2019 19:05:49
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Easy. Just cut 26mm of servo wire, remove the broken bit from the PCB with a soldering iron then solder the new parts to it.

Don Fry19/03/2019 19:12:30
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Try the soldering iron, a a skilled mate. But there is nothing wrong with a Lemon, or Orange receiver. I'm a Spektrum user, but I have yet to see why their receivers cost so much.

For future proofing, a bit of fuel tube sleeved over a the wire is good. Two broken wires is a lot.

Paul Marsh19/03/2019 19:27:18
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Posted by Martin McIntosh on 19/03/2019 19:05:49:

Easy. Just cut 26mm of servo wire, remove the broken bit from the PCB with a soldering iron then solder the new parts to it.

That won't work, the wire is a Co-ax not a normal wire, and the gain will be altered - therefore range. Also on the long wire on the 610,there is a amplified section on it. Unless you mean the wire was damaged after the BODA aerial, and not on the receiver PCB.

Martin McIntosh19/03/2019 20:26:17
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Sorry, not familiar with that particular Rx and did not realise that it uses extended coax unlike the JR/Spektrum/Orange etc that I often use and have replaced aerials on. You could always buy say, a FrSky Rx one and solder the end to the Rx. after cutting off the micro connector. This part can be as long as you like.

Not volunteering to do the job for you by the way, although I have the parts and skills needed. No reason as far as I know that the servo wire replacement should not work but I may stand corrected.

Colin Carpenter19/03/2019 20:37:29
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I sent a Hitec Rx back to Perkins for the same problem . Beyond economic repair was the answer ! Colin

Nigel R19/03/2019 22:59:37
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Orange also use Co ax.

tigerman19/03/2019 23:28:56
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Thinking about it like you said not worth repairing .So I have just order 2 of the new Spektrum 620 receivers The feed back on the new 620 receivers looks good .No problem with the aerials there

DIGGER20/03/2019 05:11:08
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When I have any problems with Spektrum items I send them back to the technical dept in Germany, they either repair them or send a new one, and as of yet not been charged. Ring the tech dept first and ask them. Worth a call if you can get a new one free. HORIZON HOBBY GMBH. +49 4082216 7800.

Piers Bowlan20/03/2019 07:31:54
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Back in the day when Horizon Hobby had a service centre in the UK I sent a broken Speky Rx to them to get a new replacement by return of post F of C. In fact they sent the latest version too as the one I sent was obsolete!

DIGGER20/03/2019 07:53:20
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As I said I have recently had to send things back to Germany and the help has been the best I have had. I had to send my tx back with a fault, they replaced the motherboard and upgraded it to the latest version, free of charge. I can't praise them enough.

Chris

David Davis20/03/2019 08:09:40
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I have recently had a problem with my DX9 transmitter. I sent it away to Logic RC who replaced the rf board and made other repairs. I will try it out this afternoon if the weather holds.

I had a problem with it a couple of years ago and sent it to Horizon Hobbies in Germany. They were inundated with repairs at the time as most or all of the other European service centres had closed. They eventually sent it to the company's headquarters in the USA where it was repaired within two days. It's a good job I'd kept my old DX6i so I could at least continue flying.

I must own to being a bit disappointed with the DX9. I had a Futaba FF6 for twelve years and never had any touble with it.

Martin McIntosh20/03/2019 08:58:56
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I found the same thing with Horizon. Send a dead Rx and you got a new one by return FOC.

Peter Christy20/03/2019 09:08:11
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Just before they closed down in the UK, I sent them a dead receiver (one day it worked, the next it didn't). A few days later, they returned it unrepaired, saying it was obsolete and they couldn't help!

Not bought any spektrum gear since!

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DIGGER21/03/2019 06:45:43
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I have heard this before about the UK branch, but only good about Germany, perhapes that's why the UK one was closed ,too many complaints, plus they wanted to centralise the european franchise.

Peter Miller21/03/2019 08:09:35
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I sent a Rx back to Hofrizon in the UK with a missing aerial wire. They fitted a new one FOC but that was long ago.

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