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Old Sep 07, 2010, 05:39 PM
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OrangeRx 6Ch DSM2 - Review

I've just received my two orange receivers from HobbyKing today - I can buy 3 6ch for the price of 1 5ch rx, does it worth it?

I'm curious to see how they perform, and this weekend I'm going to do a range test to see how well they do operate.

I'm not a fan of cheap but counterfeit copies not manufactured by Spektrum like AR6100 and AR6100E, but in this case is kind of white-brand product and very cheap and compatible.

The plastic case heights almost 4g for a total of 10g
1 Antenna only - that maybe means 1 tx channel only (almost like 35Mhz - but without the interference).

On a 5 minute quick test:
1 Bind Plug and no Manual included.
Tried to connect to my DX7 and they both worked fine.
Binded OK, first time.
Test at home near a 2.4Ghz Wireless router and worked fine.
Tried to disconnect rapidly from battery and the lockout seams near 1 second.
But I have to try it in a more precise way.
-more to come -
Anyone with any experience with this receiver to share?

Note:
This post is for those who are interested in discussing/sharing the quality - or lack of it -of this receivers.
No need for replies on Patents, copyright infringement etc. this this a Orange receiver DSM2 Compatible, period.
Those things I leave it for Spektrum to evaluate, such as the price of ther receivers the main reason for the existence of these type of products.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 05:48 PM
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Is that a connector for a sat receiver on the left side?

L.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 06:03 PM
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Yap, its the connector all right. I wonder if the Spektrum satellite receiver works on it, I have to try it also
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 07:14 PM
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hey guys. i am looking for a spektrum compatible receiver that
isnt as costly as a spektrum receiver. most of my birds are park
fliers however any true to life range specs on this receiver would
be greatly appreciated. also all the batteries i run are 11.1V and
the receiver specs i find show that the receiver runs on a max
voltage of 9.6V. will this receiver work with 11.1V batteries? thanks
for your time.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 08:05 PM
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Generally I use these SBEC: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10312
they draw 5v or 6V up to 5A,
enough for my other spektrum receivers, no problem so far.
they should work for you
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 09:08 PM
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jonnyd,
Your 3S lipo doesn't connect directly to the receiver. A regulator in the ESC, (BEC circuit) drops the voltage to around 5.1V for the receiver and servos
Pete
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 09:18 PM
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Does anyone have any flight time on the OrangeRX. Any bad tendencies? Range? The price is great, but not worth a plane in the ground!
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 08:44 AM
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I did today a ground range test with the OrangeRX and I'm very happy:

Test Lab Conditions:
Tx DX7
1 m from ground
Range reduce button clicked

Results:
At 139 paces (about 112 meters) the receiver shuts down and locks.
Amazing reception!!!

I did a similar range test on the AR6200 (with satellite receiver) a few months ago and the results are similar.

With tx in full mode, tried it at 148 meters and was all fine ( I will try longer range this weekend)
I have also shut down the radio (total loss of signal) and when I turn my radio back on, it took about 3 secs to recover.

I'm at ease to try it next weekend on a sloape soarer
I believe it will work very nice,

I was considering to modifying my old 35MHZ futaba with the Assan module but with this receivers, there is no need for that.

So far so good.
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 09:44 AM
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That appears to be an AR6200 board since it has the connector in place, not sure why they went with a single antenna though. Try a satellite and see if it works.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 12:01 AM
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Got my orangerx today. A Spektrum satellite Rx lit up when connected and flashed along w/the main Rx after a power interruption.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 11:13 AM
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So if you solder another wire to the antenna pad it looks like it is a really cheap AR6200.
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 04:27 PM
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OrangeRX

Hi guys just my 2c worth, I fitted one of these to my Telink Torro today. Flew it as far as my visual range, I could not find one problem, it performed perfectly!
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Stuck mine in some low EDF (Emotional Debt Factor) foamies and flew it most of sunday AM. Flew everything out further than I found naturally fly foam and all was well. It takes a long time for a flat profile foamy to come back down after vertically specing it out.....
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 08:28 PM
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I have two Orange 6ch RX coming that are not here yet....but...

A flying buddy brought his two recently arrived Orange 6 ch RX units to the field on Saturday and I helped him bind them. One worked perfectly, one was pretty much DOA.

The DOA one appears to have a power supply issue on the RX board itself, some sort of short or other issue..the LED binding light on the RX was very, very dim, compared to the very bright one on the other RX that bound correctly.

We used the exact same 6v RX battery for both models so it is an RX issue for sure.

I hope I get better than a 50% rate of working units when mine arrive....
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 10:01 AM
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I have 2 orange and 2 black shrink wrap (without the shirnkwrap !!).

Mine are working 4 for 4 ... I think your friend was unlucky.
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