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Old Jan 05, 2016, 09:26 AM
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Thats really a good idea... sorry for being so new
No need to apologize. We are all just trying to help each other.
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Old Jan 07, 2016, 02:35 PM
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Hi, anybody knows whatīs the "glue" used to keep the antenna connectors firm on the Receiverīs PCB?

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Old Jan 07, 2016, 02:41 PM
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Hi, anybody knows whatīs the "glue" used to keep the antenna connectors firm on the Receiverīs PCB?

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I don't know that anyone knows what the glue is, but regular hot melt glue works fine to fix replacement antennas in place. Alcohol works fine to remove the glue.
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Old Jan 07, 2016, 02:43 PM
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Thanks maguro.

I was looking for the exact glue on Google and read that hot glue was not a good long term solution, they recommended Neutral Cure Silicone Rubber. But that thing doesnīt look anything like the brown stuff the FrSky Antennas use.
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Old Jan 07, 2016, 03:23 PM
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Thanks maguro.

I was looking for the exact glue on Google and read that hot glue was not a good long term solution, they recommended Neutral Cure Silicone Rubber. But that thing doesnīt look anything like the brown stuff the FrSky Antennas use.
That is because they use an industrial glue, something not necessarily available to us.
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Old Jan 07, 2016, 08:22 PM
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What about liquid electrical tape?
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Old Jan 07, 2016, 09:04 PM
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Iīm gonna go with epoxy. Thanks guys
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Old Jan 08, 2016, 03:09 AM
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If you use epoxy you may struggle to get it off again should you need to change antenna.
The physical connection of these sockets is pretty strong if fitted properly so a little hot glue is good enough, its really just a extra precaution.
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Old Jan 08, 2016, 05:36 PM
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Hi. I'm planning to get the Taranis transmitter and X4rsb receiver. I'm shopping for servos, 4 to be exact. Do I need to stick with Frsky servos or can I use other brands. Will analog Dymond d47s work? How about KST x08? Is there some document that will show how servos, receiver, battery all wire up? Appreciate your help.
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Old Jan 09, 2016, 03:55 AM
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Hi. I'm planning to get the Taranis transmitter and X4rsb receiver. I'm shopping for servos, 4 to be exact. Do I need to stick with Frsky servos or can I use other brands. Will analog Dymond d47s work? How about KST x08? Is there some document that will show how servos, receiver, battery all wire up? Appreciate your help.
Are you aware that the X4RSB only has pins for 3 channels? The 4 set of pins is reserved for SBUS. There are 16 SBUS channels, so if you want 4 channels you would need to use at least a SBUS servo for the 4th channel and you would also need a programmer to set the channel number, as the servo will be set to CH1 by default. Or you could use an SBUS decoder which lets you use up to 4 Normal servos per decoder and you can use up to 4 decoder so to give 16 channels. You also would need a programmer to programme the decoder if using more than one, as they come programmed to use channels 1-4. It is also advisable to use digital servos with SBUS.
The X4R without the SB on the end is a 4 ch receiver and is suitable for most makes of servo. ( no experiance of the ones you ask about, but if they are std types they should be okay). There is also alternative firmware you can burn to the Std X4R which allows you to use cppm, using CH 1 , mainly used for Multicopter controllers.
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Thanks for the explanation Tom. Sounds complicated with the programming and a programmer I am not. Sounds like X4R - 4 is the way to go. I appreciate your help.
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Thanks for the explanation Tom. Sounds complicated with the programming and a programmer I am not. Sounds like X4R - 4 is the way to go. I appreciate your help.
The programmer is a simple tool, just selects the channels, and is very easy to use, but if you only want four channels, then the std X4R is the best option.

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Thanks again Tom. Looks like X4R is my best option. 4 servos plus vario and a battery voltage sensor should be everything I can think of now that I'll need.
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Thanks again Tom. Looks like X4R is my best option. 4 servos plus vario and a battery voltage sensor should be everything I can think of now that I'll need.
I have four X4Rs (white case) that I use in my smaller four channel aircraft.

If you buy the X4R from Aloft Hobbies they have $.99 22AWG servo connectors that I buy with it to make a power connection to the receiver rather than a Y cable on one of the ports.

First I range check the receiver to make sure everything works. Then I remove the case and cut a notch in the side of the case for the power wire. Then I cut the end of the 22AWG servo connector and solder the sort piece to the back side of the + and - servo connector inside the case. Red wire on + and black on -.

Then I replace the case and slide the heat shrink back on over the case.

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I have four X4Rs (white case) that I use in my smaller four channel aircraft.

If you buy the X4R from Aloft Hobbies they have $.99 22AWG servo connectors that I buy with it to make a power connection to the receiver rather than a Y cable on one of the ports.

First I range check the receiver to make sure everything works. Then I remove the case and cut a notch in the side of the case for the power wire. Then I cut the end of the 22AWG servo connector and solder the sort piece to the back side of the + and - servo connector inside the case. Red wire on + and black on -.

Then I replace the case and slide the heat shrink back on over the case.

Mike
You could also get s.bus feed to that connector, either inverted or none inverted.
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