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Old Jul 06, 2009, 12:32 PM
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Parkzone Etomic dsm2 transmitter?

Is the transmitter supplied with the Ember 2 a 3-channel or is the 4th channel enabled? Thanx!
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Old Jul 06, 2009, 03:00 PM
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More searching revealed it is a 4 channel X-mitter. thanx for the views!
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Old Jul 06, 2009, 03:22 PM
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I think it is actually 5 or 6 channels, there are a couple of threads about it scattered around.
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 03:40 PM
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Sorry to post in a old thread, but I can't find more info about this TX.

Can someone help me?

Thans in advance,
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 04:02 PM
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The Ember transmitter appears to be just another version of the DSM2 transmitter supplied with the Hobbyzone Champ and E-Flite mSR.

(Note that the micro Cessna and possibly some early versions of the Ember had a different and incompatible 2.4 radio system.)

In practical terms the DSM2 transmitters are four channel. The references to three channel in the literature relate to the receiver.

The transmitters do also provide a signal on channel 5 to control dual rate at the receiver in the mSR, but this is activated by pressing the stick and is not useful for other purposes.

Although you may see references to a mode switch, this only changes the channel assignments. Unlike most transmitters, it is very difficult to switch the centering and friction arrangements between sticks. Indeed, the only way to do it is to unsolder the stick assemblies and interchange them, not at all an easy thing to do.

Do you have other questions?
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 08:59 AM
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The Ember transmitter appears to be just another version of the DSM2 transmitter supplied with the Hobbyzone Champ and E-Flite mSR.

(Note that the micro Cessna and possibly some early versions of the Ember had a different and incompatible 2.4 radio system.)

In practical terms the DSM2 transmitters are four channel. The references to three channel in the literature relate to the receiver.

The transmitters do also provide a signal on channel 5 to control dual rate at the receiver in the mSR, but this is activated by pressing the stick and is not useful for other purposes.

Although you may see references to a mode switch, this only changes the channel assignments. Unlike most transmitters, it is very difficult to switch the centering and friction arrangements between sticks. Indeed, the only way to do it is to unsolder the stick assemblies and interchange them, not at all an easy thing to do.

Do you have other questions?
Thank you very much!
May I found an instruction manual? In my Vapor box there are no instructions about the TX.
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 12:19 PM
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Yhnk you very much!
May I found an instruction manual? In my Vapor box there are no instructions about the TX.
Here is the Night Vapor instruction manual

It says how to reverse channels in the RTF TX, etc.
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Everything depends on which Ember you have. Or whether you actually have a Vapor, as your post suggests.

There were two versions of the Ember. The first had a radio that was NOT DSM2. I've seen it referred to as DSM, but I'm not sure about that. It was the same radio as in the Cessna. Not compatible with DSM2.

The second, clearly distinguished by 2 on the wing, is DSM2 and radio is similar to the Vapor.

The original Ember is referred to here:
http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdId=PKZ3200

The Ember 2 manual is here:
http://parkzone.com/ProdInfo/Files/PKZ3400-Manual.pdf

Here's an article:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...rticle_id=1116
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Here is the Night Vapor instruction manual

It says how to reverse channels in the RTF TX, etc.
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Everything depends on which Ember you have. Or whether you actually have a Vapor, as your post suggests.

There were two versions of the Ember. The first had a radio that was NOT DSM2. I've seen it referred to as DSM, but I'm not sure about that. It was the same radio as in the Cessna. Not compatible with DSM2.

The second, clearly distinguished by 2 on the wing, is DSM2 and radio is similar to the Vapor.

The original Ember is referred to here:
http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdId=PKZ3200

The Ember 2 manual is here:
http://parkzone.com/ProdInfo/Files/PKZ3400-Manual.pdf

Here's an article:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...rticle_id=1116
Thanks a lot UNGN and again Daedalus66!!!
Mine is DSM2, bought with a Vapor BNF
I would use it for a Miniswift for my son. It will be his first plane ;-).
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 07:03 PM
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Thanks a lot UNGN and again Daedalus66!!!
Mine is DSM2, bought with a Vapor BNF
I would use it for a Miniswift for my son. It will be his first plane ;-).
I would think twice about both the transmitter and the model. The transmitter is a low power unit suitable for micro models (like the Champ mentioned below). Larger models are likely to fly out of its range.

The Micro Swift is quite a hot little model, not a basic trainer.

You'd do better with something like the Hobbyzone Champ for a micro model to fly in calm condition only, which is about $85 RTF. Or the Hobbyzone Super Cub LP RTF, which comes with a real full range transmitter (DX4e) for $200.
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Hi Daedalus66,

thanks for your tips, but I already have a Vapor and my son (11 years) can drive it "almost well". If he will take more passion in RC planes (he doesn't like helicopters - my passion), I'll buy a 2nd hand DX6i.
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Egidio,

When we moved to Illinois my youngest son could barely fly. He and I moved here together about 3 weeks before my wife and other children.

We lived about 3km from the model field, and to keep himself busy during the days he would carry his model (an EasyStar), radio, and some tools to the field. He would fly as much as possible, at lunch I would visit the airfield and bring him food/drinks and help him fix anything "too broken" to do himself. Lots of times he got help from the Hobbico guys who would be there doing their testing.

By the time the rest of my family arrived, he was pretty good. Then he totally lost interest. I guess we all go through phases in life.

My point is, if he's enjoying it, encourage him! if he stops enjoying it, don't push him but keep it available to him.

Andy
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Egidio,

When we moved to Illinois my youngest son could barely fly. He and I moved here together about 3 weeks before my wife and other children.

We lived about 3km from the model field, and to keep himself busy during the days he would carry his model (an EasyStar), radio, and some tools to the field. He would fly as much as possible, at lunch I would visit the airfield and bring him food/drinks and help him fix anything "too broken" to do himself. Lots of times he got help from the Hobbico guys who would be there doing their testing.

By the time the rest of my family arrived, he was pretty good. Then he totally lost interest. I guess we all go through phases in life.

My point is, if he's enjoying it, encourage him! if he stops enjoying it, don't push him but keep it available to him.

Andy
You did far better than me - I couldn't get either of my kids interested - all about screens (TV, gaming, IM, phone texting).
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Egidio,

When we moved to Illinois my youngest son could barely fly. He and I moved here together about 3 weeks before my wife and other children.

We lived about 3km from the model field, and to keep himself busy during the days he would carry his model (an EasyStar), radio, and some tools to the field. He would fly as much as possible, at lunch I would visit the airfield and bring him food/drinks and help him fix anything "too broken" to do himself. Lots of times he got help from the Hobbico guys who would be there doing their testing.

By the time the rest of my family arrived, he was pretty good. Then he totally lost interest. I guess we all go through phases in life.

My point is, if he's enjoying it, encourage him! if he stops enjoying it, don't push him but keep it available to him.

Andy
Hi Andy,

I have the same your point of view.
I haven't planes (only the Vapor, but I don't use it) and I don't like them (I prefer helicopters), but I've seen my son (he hates my helicopters ) playing planes with RealFlight and he likes them very much. When I go out to fly my helis, he don't want to go with me, but in these days I have tooken also my Vapor and he asked me if we could go together to fly . I was very happy (my Vapor not so much ).
So, I asked him if he would like to have his own plane to fly together and he was enthusiastic about this idea.
I do not expect anything, but if this is an opportunity to do something together, so be it.
That's why I don't want to spend too much money now. In Italy, we say: se sono rose, fioriranno (if they are roses, they will flourish).

Ciao,
Egidio

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You did far better than me - I couldn't get either of my kids interested - all about screens (TV, gaming, IM, phone texting).
You must not lose heart: sometimes opportunities come without warning and in the most strange way.

Ciao,
Egidio
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