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Old Nov 19, 2009, 11:10 PM
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Thanks for all the advice ya'll. I am now heavily leaning towards using this radio. Thanks!
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Old Nov 19, 2009, 11:59 PM
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How much does the 10ch receiver weigh without the case?

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Old Nov 20, 2009, 10:05 AM
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Mike Smith told me that the 10ch receiver without the case weighed less than the 7/8 ch receiver with the case. Somewhere on the order of 6 grams.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 01:52 PM
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I posted this in Noel's Hitec thread, and I think he wanted me to cross post here. I'll add some links to the reports on the Assan stuff, so it isn't identical:

If you must have 2.4 right now, but don't want to spend a fortune before the dust settles on the various systems, there is always the Assan module with 2 Rx for $85. Rx are $20 to $28 ea, and are quite small (8g and less with the case). The Rx come with various length antennas. If you have a module Tx already, it is a real easy, low cost alternative.

It seems to work quite well, although I'm sure there will be comments about cheap radios in expensive planes. Seems some expensive radios in expensive planes aren't fairing all that well either.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...W/_Module_&_RX

Kevin

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723343

http://www.rcmodelreviews.com/assanv2review.shtml

Assan has been actively posting on RCGroups, fixing problems, and listening to input on their system, unlike the other Chinese systems.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 10:46 AM
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Mike Smith told me that the 10ch receiver without the case weighed less than the 7/8 ch receiver with the case. Somewhere on the order of 6 grams.
Just checked and the 10ch rx is 8 grams exaclty without the case. Very light. If you nees less weight in the nose than that, remember with Airtronics you can run on a single cell lipo which I do in 5 of my DLGs with no problem.

It works great for DLG. Regarding the launch preset switch, I took it one step further and added a push button on the back of the TX.

Having 5 flight modes available on the 10G is great. Naturally the first 4 you'll use for launch, cruise, thermal, and land. I have the 5th set up as a "come home from down wind" mode. On the Drela foiled planes, I have the camber set between launch (reflex) and cruise in this mode or about 1mm down. I think the high speed legs are better at this setting than in either reflex or cruise. I also have the throws way detuned in this "come home" mode becouse when you are a speck out there trying to run home fast, it is way too easy to upset your fight path with a little stick input and lose your speed and heading.

Yes, the 10G is a great radio for DLG and more.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 11:30 AM
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Bob

I have a very tight fuse on my DLG. Is this reciever comparable to the 6250? Im thinking of using one in my Salonit. The size is really my concern

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Old Nov 22, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Bob

I have a very tight fuse on my DLG. Is this reciever comparable to the 6250? Im thinking of using one in my Salonit. The size is really my concern

Jeff

Sorry for the poor phone pics, but it will give you the idea. As you can see, the connector block is the only bulky part to really worry about. The reciver itself is very thin.

.503 inch x .937 at the connector block.

2.808 long from the tip of the connector pins to the back of the PC board. Note you need a little more leangth in install for the servo connectors themselves and the antenna exit.

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Old Nov 22, 2009, 01:25 PM
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That 10 channel rx is huge! My seven channel is buried deep in a glider, but here are a couple pics of the case.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Bob,

I just got my new SD-10G and was fondling and going through the manual and was wondering what the Data port is used for on the 10 ch receiver?

Thanks

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Old Nov 23, 2009, 12:08 AM
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Hey Guys,

We have done a lot of testing with the Airtronics 7 channel in full carbon fuses in our
F3J models using the whisker technique and it is 100% solid. I have had the 7 channel specked out, low down and far out, and with a lot of other 2.4 systems running and it is all solid. There is no reason not to use it in the DLG's.

Airtronics will also be coming out with a full range 6 and full range 5 channel RX which will be super light and perfect for DLG. There will also be some cool new servos for DLG.

Cody
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Hey Guys,

We have done a lot of testing with the Airtronics 7 channel in full carbon fuses in our
F3J models using the whisker technique and it is 100% solid.
Cody
Hi,

whisker technique? Not really understand your meaning...Can you please ellaborate this and your installation?

Thx
/Jonas Ekman
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Hi Jonas...

Whiskers means to let the last 20mm of the 2.4 antenna stick out the sides of the carbon fuselage. When two short antennas are sticking out in this manner they look like two little silver whiskers (like a cats whiskers)

On my Concept, I actually installed two small diameter teflon tubes through the leading edge, and through the shear web. When I put the wing on, I can load the antennas into these tubes very easily. This allows the antennas to rest out beyond the carbon D-box leading edge, and receive clear 2.4 signal in almost any orientation. Nothing sticks out in the wind. No whiskers for me....yet.

Cheers,

Mike
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 10:02 PM
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Pics?

Mike,

Would it be possible to get a look at how you installed those antennae tubes? I am new at this and am having a hard time picturing it. Do you have pics possibly?

Thanks,
Noel
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Mike,

Would it be possible to get a look at how you installed those antennae tubes? I am new at this and am having a hard time picturing it. Do you have pics possibly?

Thanks,
Noel
Sure, I will try to get some pics of the install.

Mike
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 12:13 PM
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I sure do appreciate it. Once the Airtronics tx gets here I will remove the case from the 10ch rx that comes with it and install it into an Avenger DLG that I bought from a local pilot. The Avenger I bought is several years old with a number of repairs in its past; if I screw up the 2.4GHz install and smash up the plane it will not hurt as bad as one of the finer kits I got coming the first of the new year. By then I hope to have a little building, installing, set-up and flying experience.
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