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Posted by DaddyBigas | Mar 19, 2014 @ 08:12 AM | 6,854 Views
The Spektrum AR635 is an excellent gyro stabilized receiver. But its reputation has been marred somewhat by a cloud of confusion regarding its programming, operation, and feature set. The responsibility for this confusion rests solely on Horizon Hobby and Spektrum as their documentation is confusing, conflicts with itself and other product manuals, conflicts with their training videos, and conflicts with what their own support representatives say. A large part of the confusion in the documentation stems from the fact that they failed to properly separate documentation for the Sport Aircraft option from the 3D Aircraft option. The other major contributor to the confusion has to do with computer versus non-computer transmitters.

I have spent a lot of time using and trying to understand this receiver as I find the technology behind it fascinating. Below I have attempted to better explain some of the points of which I am often asked. I am not an AR635 expert, nor do I play one on TV .

Step 1: Throw away the little black manual that came with your AR635 or with your BNF aircraft with an AR635 included. Actually...recycle it so it is at least of some use. At the time of this writing it is out of date. Download the latest PDF version of the AR635 manual from Spektrum. Do yourself a favor and don’t read the outdated manual and then the new manual as the conflicting information will only serve to confuse. But even the new manual may confuse you so I recommend...Continue Reading