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Spektrum Tx and Rx compatability, or binding trouble

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chris wedgwood19/09/2020 07:26:40
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Hi all,

I have acquired a plane with an AR6110 Rx, and I bought separately a Spektrum X6e Transmitter.

Whatever I try I get BIND FAIL every time.

Are these two things compatible?

Colin Carpenter19/09/2020 08:32:38
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Your Rx is DSM2 but your tx DSMX ! Incompatible I’m afraid!

Sparks19/09/2020 08:43:09
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Hi Chris,

Your AR6110 is a DSM2 receiver. The manual for the Spektrum DX6e claims that transmitter is both DSMX and DSM2 compatible so, according to Spektrum's literature, you should be able to bind the AR6110 with the DX6e.

Have a re-read of the binding procedure to make sure you are following it precisely - good luck.

Sparks

Sparks19/09/2020 08:47:37
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See here - DX6E

kc19/09/2020 08:57:32
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DSM2 transmitters have not been allowed to be imported into UK or any EC country for about 3 years now. So any modern Spektrum TRANSMITTERS will be DSMX only.  Modern Spektrum RECEIVERS will be both DSM2 and DSMX but older ones may not.

Edited By kc on 19/09/2020 08:59:27

chris wedgwood19/09/2020 09:06:02
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Posted by Sparks on 19/09/2020 08:43:09:

Hi Chris,

Your AR6110 is a DSM2 receiver. The manual for the Spektrum DX6e claims that transmitter is both DSMX and DSM2 compatible so, according to Spektrum's literature, you should be able to bind the AR6110 with the DX6e.

Have a re-read of the binding procedure to make sure you are following it precisely - good luck.

Sparks

I have tried both methods:

1. power Tx on with bind button pressed

2. use bind function in menu.

Same results.

Shaun Walsh19/09/2020 09:29:37
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The AR6110 is DSM2 modulation only.

The European version of the DX6e is DSMX modulation only

The two are incompatible.

The link from Sparks leads to the US website, the DX6e sold in the USA is both DSM2 and DSMX compatible. DSM2 protocaol is no longer legal in the EU and UK so no current Spetrum transmitters use it.

You will have to either replace the receiver with a newer Spektrum, Orange or Lemon receiver or buy an older, second hand Spektrum transmitter like the DX6i. The receiver option will be cheaper.

chris wedgwood19/09/2020 09:33:00
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I'm happy to be legal so I will keep the Tx.

The model is 4ch, rudder, elevator, ailerons, elec motor.

What Rx is recommended for that and DX6e? Ideally the cheapest

Gary Binnie19/09/2020 10:04:31
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I believe DSM2 is still legal to use, just not legal to sell new.

Brian Dorricott 119/09/2020 10:06:06
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AR410 at £25 excellent receiver .

kc19/09/2020 11:06:28
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Transmitters imported before the crucial date are legal to use.

Note that the DX6i came in 3 types - DSM2 only, DSM2 and DSMX, and later DSMX only. So you would need to know which model if you did decide to go that route. ( DSMX have an X on the case and might or might not be DSM2 as well depending on when imported )

AR 410 is excellent with internal aerial instead of outside but it it's only 4 channel. Good for some models but not as versatile. If you will need separate aileron servos, retracts, flaps etc then buy a 6 channel.

David Davis19/09/2020 11:10:39
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+1 for the Spektrum AR410.

I have one in a vintage Big Guff which took me 14 months to build. If I didn't trust the receiver I would never have installed it. Very easy to bind.

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Edited By David Davis on 19/09/2020 11:13:23

chris wedgwood19/09/2020 11:21:27
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Thanks to all for the really useful and helpful replies

kc19/09/2020 11:45:15
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In the long run buying an AR620 ( at about 33 pounds ) will prove a better buy as you can then use it for models that need 6 channels. The advice is always buy Spektrum from a reliable source as there are some fake Spektrum Rx sold online cheaply.

Tony elkin19/09/2020 13:52:26
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One point of interest, I have been using a 6i for 3 years with 8 different receivers /telemetry... Nice piece of kit.... However it will not bind, ever, if closer than 2 to 3 M to any rx clone or original. So rx in the workshop and Tx in the bathroom is the perfect combination!

philip pember19/09/2020 21:17:14
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i was going to say what tony elkin just said , try moving further away when you have compatable rx mine wont bind in garage have to go outside garage, my tx is spectrum ds6e dsmx.

Steve J19/09/2020 22:09:33
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Posted by Tony elkin on 19/09/2020 13:52:26:

However it will not bind, ever, if closer than 2 to 3 M to any rx clone or original.

If this happens when I am binding, I turn around so that my body is between the transmitter and receiver.

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