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Old Nov 07, 2012, 07:48 AM
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A new Option for a Cheap TX is the Turnigy 9X with a DSM2/DSMX module.

You can now get a 9 Channel Computer TX for less than $100 Shipped ($50 for TX/$30 for Module)
Thanks I'll go and look that up

Another option is to wait for the FRsky transmitter and use that for my outdoor models and then put a DSMX compatible module in my Optic.

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Old Nov 07, 2012, 08:22 AM
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Terry,

I have an E-Flite LP5DSM I've never used. You're welcome to buy it for what I paid for it, plus the cost of posting it to you - 30 + postage method of your choice. You might find one cheaper on ebay though. That's where I got mine.

They're short range, but should be fine for indoor flying. I could try to take mine to an indoor session to check it out properly, if you like. The design is similar to a DX5e, so it should be easy enough to rewire, but the extra channel's on a knob, and there are DIP switches to choose some odd mixer modes. There are some threads about them.

I agree though, the Turnigy 9X is a much better option, if you can get hold of one - it has model memories, and you'd have a full range Tx.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Andy

Thanks for the offer, I Think I'll go for the Turnigy or wait for the FRsky. Being mode 1 complicates things.

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Old Nov 07, 2012, 02:39 PM
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No problem, Terry. That's what I'd do too

I gave in and bought the DX6i shortly after getting the LP5DSM, so it got sidelined. Then I filled up the DX6i's model memories and bought a JR DSX11, reasoning that the SD card would give me unlimited memories.

As it turns out, the user interface to do that on the DSX11 / 11x is so crappy, it might as well not have SD card support. You can back up models, very painfully, one at a time, typing out the full name on the equivalent of a 1970s video game high score table, then wait indefinitely while it saves it. You can't just save over the last one you saved, in fact you can't even save the latest one with the same name, unless you delete the old one first.

On the whole, it wouldn't be much harder to just write down the model memory details on a bit of paper.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Andy

Sorry your DSX11 interface is so poor. I just write my settings on the Optic down on paper takes but a few minutes on the pre prepared template they supply. I think the Optic is going to be a hard act to follow. The only limitation I've found with teh Optic is just 8 model memories. I've converted it to FRSky 2.4 Ghz , it would be neat if I could get a spektrum compatible module as well and switch between the two. Whilst I like Horizons small models being locked into spektrum gear puts me off more than a little.

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Old Nov 07, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Andy

Sorry your DSX11 interface is so poor. I just write my settings on the Optic down on paper takes but a few minutes on the pre prepared template they supply. I think the Optic is going to be a hard act to follow. The only limitation I've found with teh Optic is just 8 model memories. I've converted it to FRSky 2.4 Ghz , it would be neat if I could get a spektrum compatible module as well and switch between the two. Whilst I like Horizons small models being locked into spektrum gear puts me off more than a little.

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I'd rather be locked into DSM2 than some off brand that no one clones. Spektrum has always made DSM2 module for high end Futaba's, JR's, etc.

Its the off on their own stuff, or the low end models that couldn't be easily converted to DSM2/DSMX to take advatage of $6 clone RX's and $20 AR6400's. That is about to change big time with HK clone modules.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:54 AM
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When I converted to 2.4 Ghz 3 years ago my choices were to buy a module for my Optic at 120 plus recievers at 40 each , buy a Dx6i for similar money and end up with a transmitter with considerably less functionality. Or buy a Frsky module and three receivers all for 80 , so thats what I did. Then I got tempted by the Vapor which is an excellent model and then by the Sukhoi which wasnt. So It's my own fault for getting into two different systems. 35Mhz had the advantage that you could mix transmitter and receiver brands i wish the same was true of 2.4 its only a marketing ploy.

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Here are a couple pics of my latest AR6400 plane. She uses two AR6410NBL rx and two UMX Mig15 28mm fans. One rx handles flight controls and one fan while the other rx runs the other fan. Wingspan is 18". All laser cut Depron with a bit of carbon fiber. Waiting for the wind to lay down a bit to maiden. If all goes well detail painting will start.

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Wow...that's very impressive!
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Oh my goodness! That is SOOOOO beautiful!

That's awesome,

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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Thanks Guys
I am hoping she doesn't turn into another hanger queen. I am a bit concerned with the AUW of 160gr. I used mostly 6mm Depron so I had room to sand in some shape. Should be about 160 watts per lb.

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Let the detailing begin. The wind was predicted to lay down yesterday afternoon so I was at the field waiting. It layed down to about 10mph and I said fly or die. My buddie Wahoo tossed her into the wind at full throttle and off she went. A few clicks of up trim and she was flying hands off. That is what AS3X is for right ? Actually in this case I guess it would be AS2X since the rudders are not active. I am using three HK ultra micro digital servos with the connectors changed to Spectrum style and so far they are working perfectly.

I was flying on two E Flight 2s 200mah batts one for each system. She is no speed demon flying a bit slower than the Mig-15 but looked and sounded very cool on low fly-bys. Better batts should pick up the performance a bit.

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:33 PM
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wow...that's very impressive!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Here are a couple pics of my latest AR6400 plane. She uses two AR6410NBL rx and two UMX Mig15 28mm fans. One rx handles flight controls and one fan while the other rx runs the other fan. Wingspan is 18". All laser cut Depron with a bit of carbon fiber. Waiting for the wind to lay down a bit to maiden. If all goes well detail painting will start.

John
Just curious, how are you managing to use two Ar6410NBL receivers in one plane? Can the x-port be use to tie them together or do you just have really good coordination with another pilot who is controlling the other receiver...?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:35 PM
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You just bind both receivers to the same model memory on the TX.
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