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Old Dec 21, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Spectrum radios are known to have problems. Look around for posts of Spectrum problems, lockouts and short range.

I don't have any 2.4g, but I would consider something else.

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Old Dec 21, 2010, 02:32 PM
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I always thought that specktrum transmitters were some of the best on the market?
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 02:35 PM
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I always thought that specktrum transmitters were some of the best on the market?
I have half a dozen AR6100 rx and a DX7 and have had no problems with any of them in the two years I have owned them.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 03:24 PM
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they are..just don't supply the Rx with 4 Ni-Mh batteries because at low voltage yo uwill have brown outs.. ofcourse personally I have never experienced any of these

there were also 2 batches of DX6i that had a software problem and they were loosing signal but they recalled them. of course their rivals took advatage of this but since they hav had no probs and JR for me are the best Txs out there.. I have a dx6i binded it to AR6200 AR500 the compatible orange 6channel with and without compatible satelite and spektrum satelite, and the compatible orange parkflyer..

never a single issue.. never a single glitch.. tomorrow I'm going at my LHS to buy the new DX8 no more memory on my DX6i for all the models.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions garymcc, this is great. I love shopping on HK!
Do you know if these 2mm are provided with the control horn or should I get them separately? Maybe HK has them :-)

In regard to the radio, I don't know enough about them to argument but the dx6i seems to be a popular model and I need a universal tx. At the moment, I have 5 tx all coming from RTF plane and heli. Also, I could find some cheap receiver (orange) that works perfect with the dx6i.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Servo extensions.

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Thanks for all the suggestions garymcc, this is great. I love shopping on HK!
Do you know if these 2mm are provided with the control horn or should I get them separately? Maybe HK has them :-)

In regard to the radio, I don't know enough about them to argument but the dx6i seems to be a popular model and I need a universal tx. At the moment, I have 5 tx all coming from RTF plane and heli. Also, I could find some cheap receiver (orange) that would be perfect.
Sorry, I forgot about the two aileron servo extensions (about 34cm) and the Y servo cable for the ailerons.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:20 PM
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never a single issue.. never a single glitch.. tomorrow I'm going at my LHS to buy the new DX8 no more memory on my DX6i for all the models.
Let us know about your experience with the DX8. I think there is a thread for it elsewhere.
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I know there is a thread about the DX8 but I've unsubscribed because I had too many subscriptions to follow.. I will subscribe again and see if anyone has used the orange RX with the orange Satelite. ofcourse I will test my self tomorrow after work
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:34 PM
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DX8 book.

Someone has published a book on the DX8.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:45 PM
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I don't trust this book gary..How long has the dx8 been out?
who has so much experience to publish a book?
I think that the best book is here between us.. no one is affiliated to anybody and we post our experiences with pictures and videos..
tomorrow we will know about the orange rx.. I will let you know
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 10:58 PM
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I have half a dozen AR6100 rx and a DX7 and have had no problems with any of them in the two years I have owned them.
Likewise for me also. When I first got it, I couldn't get it to range check according to manual. I sent it back to Horizon during which they installed some new software. I've had it going on two years and I've never had any kind of an issue. I've bought some of the "orange" RX's to try, they bound fine but I haven't put them in anything yet. I'm very happy with the DX7.

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 03:48 AM
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never a single issue.. never a single glitch.. tomorrow I'm going at my LHS to buy the new DX8 no more memory on my DX6i for all the models.
Let me know if you are interested to sell the DX6i
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 05:11 AM
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Sorry, I forgot about the two aileron servo extensions (about 34cm) and the Y servo cable for the ailerons.
Thanks for this. Do I need any extra stuff to replace the stock propellor by the GLS one?

My order so far (thanks again for the help!):



I changed my mind on the Tx/Rx, this Turnigy looks interesting and could be a good intro to programmable Tx.

Now I realise that there is a lot to think about when getting an ARF...Failure to miss an item will cost a lot in shipping to Europe .
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 12:38 PM
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Let me know if you are interested to sell the DX6i
I was thinking about selling it but it doesn't worth doing so.. it'sa very good Tx..
If I were you I would buy a Tx only and buy lots of orange Rxs with their satelites from hobbyking for the third of a price of a spektrum... Ive flow them with the DX6i and I can tell you this.. They got more range than the originals.
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 12:58 PM
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I'll sell you a DX6i $75
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