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Old Jan 26, 2009, 10:42 PM
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Spektrum AR6100 receiver

This is really a dumb question. But allow this newbie to ask. I'm selecting electronics for my first build of a EXI 450ma. I'm considering (unless you think these are not suitable for the EXI 450ma) 3 HiTec 65mg servos, Futuba GY401 gyro and Futuba 9650 tail servo and a Spektrum AR6100 Microlite Receiver (I have the Spektrum DX7 Tx). Will these electronics pieces have standard plugs that will connect to the Spektrum AR6100 Microlite Receiver?

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Old Jan 26, 2009, 10:45 PM
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Yes. Except that you may need to trim the tabs off the Futaba connectors to allow them to fit the receiver. Not a problem, just use a little care.

I can't speak about the EXI but this is pretty much the setup I use on my TrexSE v2 (except I use 9257 tail servo). The HS65MG are very good servos.
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Old Jan 26, 2009, 10:51 PM
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I can't speak about the EXI but this is pretty much the setup I use on my TrexSE v2 (except I use 9257 tail servo).
Thanks Daedalus66. btw way is the 9257 tail servo better?
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 11:55 AM
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I use both 9650 & 9257. In flight i feel no difference, the 9257 does seem to be a lot smoother though. As for the tabs, i just filed them (with a sandpaper type nail file) until they fit, this i had to do on the AR6100 & 7000
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 02:26 PM
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I had to cut the Futaba tab off my GY401 plug since I was using AR7000. If you use AR6100e you won't have to cut/file the gyro plug.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 02:44 PM
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the ar6100e has the plugs in the back and their open where as the regular ar6100 plugs in on the top and its inclosed
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Is the Spektrum AR6100e.... e for "end plug"? btw way thanks again for the advice and suggestions.
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Old Jan 27, 2009, 10:51 PM
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Is the Spektrum AR6100e.... e for "end plug"? btw way thanks again for the advice and suggestions.
Yes, end plug... there's a little tab on the Futaba servo plugs, and on the one with the angle plugs, the Futaba connectors can be hard to get in, but they will go in. On my Trex 450, I had to use the angle plug receiver because of the way things 'worked out', but I re-wired the Futaba gyro plug so it wasn't an issue.

In the photos it shows the "angle" receiver, and I've wired the BEC into the gyro signal wire.
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 12:44 AM
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Jasmine those photos are just what I needed to see. Not having a Trex 450 SE v2 yet, would you recommend the AR6100 angled or end receiver?
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Old Jan 28, 2009, 12:59 AM
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Jasmine those photos are just what I needed to see. Not having a Trex 450 SE v2 yet, would you recommend the AR6100 angled or end receiver?
If you want to mount it where I have mine then you'll need the angle one, but a lot of people like to put the gyro there and the receiver on the bottom deck. I personally don't like that method because I can't see the lights on the gyro that way, but if you put the receiver on the bottom deck, you can use the end pins. I happened to have some extras here, so it wasn't a big deal to me to switch, but if you want one that will work in both spots, get the angled one, which works fine on the bottom deck too.
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I had to cut the Futaba tab off my GY401 plug since I was using AR7000. If you use AR6100e you won't have to cut/file the gyro plug.


Oh yea, i remember i have the e so it was just the 7000
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