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Old Jan 18, 2008, 04:58 AM
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Rx for ritewing question..?

Hey,

I'm starting to put together my list of parts for my upcoming ritewing collection and have decided on the DX6i radio for cost / 2.4 advantages.. but I need a little help on the rx end, I have noticed all the video's and pictures of the ritewings in flight seem to have rx wire hanging out of the wingtip and assume this is on NON-2.4 electron 6 rx's... now I have set my sights on the AR6000 due to the low cost (44.95) but they seem to do a 6100 , 6200 etc... and i am unsure if the RANGE of the different rx's is different?? will my fast ritewing be too far away for a AR6000?? do i need to get a longer wire? the antenna on the 6000 seems to only be 30mm's long??

which one should i buy??

thanks

WSdude
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 05:07 AM
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The length of the antenna wire is dependent upon the frequency of the receiver. That is, the higher the frequency the shorter the antenna. Therefore a 72mhz radio needs a longer antenna than a 2.4ghz radio.

Just use the antenna that comes with whatever radio system you are using and you will be okay.

The Spektrum 6100 is intended for park flyers. The 6200 is a full range receiver. I recommend the 6200 for safety reasons.

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 07:12 AM
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I have a DX7 and am currently building my TL50. I have choosen the AR6200 for the range and redundancy. I am powering the AR6200 with it's own small 3s lipo that i got from CK and a Castle 10 amp BEC. That short antenna is the proper length for 2.4 Ghz and should not be messed with.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 07:55 AM
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Dont go cheap on the rx, get a 6200
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 08:24 AM
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Ive been using lightflightrc dual conversion Rx for years with never ever a problem
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 10:33 AM
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I have been flying with a BR6000 for a while in my TL50. Had a scary incident while using it with a DX-6 about 5 months ago. Switched to DX-7 and haven't had any repeats. I have a BR6000 on my Ritewing FS-33 and it was flying across the field and suddenly nosed in from 20' up at 3/4 throttle or so. All that to say if you can afford the AR7000 / 9000 I think you will have more peace of mind and less chances of having any issues. Also, reboot time is a killer so with the TL50 or any other ritewing it is suggested to have a separate batt for a BEC which powers only the RX.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 01:36 PM
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will my fast ritewing be too far away for a AR6000??
Are ya gonna be farther than 1.7 miles away?

This thread talks about the 6100 but I am sure the 6000 is similiar, heck even if it only worked at half the distance .85 miles, it would still be farther than you would ever need.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783753
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 01:50 PM
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Are ya gonna be farther than 1.7 miles away?

This thread talks about the 6100 but I am sure the 6000 is similiar, heck even if it only worked at half the distance .85 miles, it would still be farther than you would ever need.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783753
Regardless we seem to have far more problems with the ritewings due to power system interferance than park flys and the such..

Even if it is rated at 1.7 that does not mean there are not a host of other problems that arise from the lower end 2.4 systems

and the link is based o the dx7 not the dx6
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 01:52 PM
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I am sure that's true, I was just throwing that out there.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 03:00 PM
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I am sure that's true, I was just throwing that out there.
Sorry for sounding like a angry parent..

It is always better to have too much info than not enough
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 04:11 PM
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cheers people, i reckon an extra 30 dollars for the 6200 will be well spent, as i dont want to crash for any other reason than pilot error... i'd cry if i'd cheapo'ed on the rx by 30 bucks and then i lost signal..... so the 6200 it is..

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 04:19 PM
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Sorry for sounding like a angry parent..
Naw, you're fine!
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 04:46 PM
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While we're on the subject of receivers though... I know the general consensus is electron for 72mhz, but how about a berg 4L? Corona?

Anyone flying a ritewing on these receivers? Or does pretty much everyone stick with the electrons?

-mike
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Half my fleet is berg4l the other half is electron.

I have only experience one hickup with the bergs within 2 years of use, it was just a bump to one servo.

Chris dislikes them and has seen a few losses due to them but so far I have not had issues. If the plane is the 3lb ers I run the electron for cheap insurance.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 05:53 PM
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Ya im sold on the electron 6's on the RW.. I use the bergs on the smaller ones

But then again i have flown a GWS6 up to 2600 feet with no problems too
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