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Old Dec 10, 2011, 11:36 AM
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as I have said many times. The FrSKY FASSt clone is a very good product but in my experience under range test and in flight, I find the Genuine FASST to be more sensitive, and have greater range.
I still consider the FrSKY to be a viable option though and use about 6 of them currently in smaller planes that don't get too far away. My bigger gassers get genuine FASST.
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Radio Shack size H DC power plug seems to be a good fit. I solder up a charge chord using the Radio Shack plug. Works great so far; however these little plugs did not offer much strain relief for the wires.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...LAID=107593990

Next step down the road is to bypass the charge diode.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 07:21 PM
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**** There is an optional NiMh battery which can be used,
FUTM1473. To use this, you will need to purchase a new
battery door and charge lead from Futaba Services, see comments
HiTec Optic 6 will at least furnish you with the battery and charge jack
Futaba and Jr have had their day. Good Bye
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 08:32 PM
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And if you use code # 014F3, you'll get an extra $25.00 off.
That's a $134.96.

Doug.
Add on the cost of the battery and charge jack from Futaba $76.00
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Only if you require the battery and charger.
as has been said before, the market the radio is aimed at may not necessarily want a rechargable set up initially.
Considering the capability of the radio its a steal at the selling price and competitive once the rechargable battery and charger are added
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 03:05 AM
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**** There is an optional NiMh battery which can be used,
FUTM1473. To use this, you will need to purchase a new
battery door and charge lead from Futaba Services, see comments
HiTec Optic 6 will at least furnish you with the battery and charge jack
Futaba and Jr have had their day. Good Bye
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as I have said many times. The FrSKY FASSt clone is a very good product but in my experience under range test and in flight, I find the Genuine FASST to be more sensitive, and have greater range.
I still consider the FrSKY to be a viable option though and use about 6 of them currently in smaller planes that don't get too far away. My bigger gassers get genuine FASST.
The Tx is also available as set (Ive seen it in some European stores) with rechargeable pack and charger, priced almost as the old 6EX 2.4 was.
And as I probably will use mine during the indoor season, I removed the battery springs and a 5xAA high capacity NiMh pack fit (but had to solder it myself, 2x2 side by side plus the extra at the middle of one side). 2S LiPo was no problem as mentioned a few posts earlier, but I dont feel comfortable with that as the Tx probably will be left on the shelf during the outdoor season.
This is a good adequate entry level Tx, and a bit further, but remember its not FASST.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Has anybody had any frame rate issues while using analog servos with this radio? My Hitec HS-81 chatter/buzz around a bit on startup trying to find the center point. Also the HS-81 seem not to like this radio when the servos are assigned on an on/off switch like channel 5.
Thanks.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Has anybody had any frame rate issues while using analog servos with this radio? My Hitec HS-81 chatter/buzz around a bit on startup trying to find the center point. Also the HS-81 seem not to like this radio when the servos are assigned on an on/off switch like channel 5.
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Which receiver?

Is it just one HS-81, or do all your HS-81's do it?

Si.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Unfortunately, all my HS-81s exhibit this behavior. However, I am at peace with the solution. By increasing the volume of travel on the servo controlled by the transmitter’s channel 5 switch, the servos seem to be operating ok. It is just that a short travel hard throw by the channel 5 switch can “lose” the servo’s centering.
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Unfortunately, all my HS-81s exhibit this behavior. However, I am at peace with the solution. By increasing the volume of travel on the servo controlled by the transmitterís channel 5 switch, the servos seem to be operating ok. It is just that a short travel hard throw by the channel 5 switch can ďloseĒ the servoís centering.

Wich receiver are You using (model type please) ?
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 02:18 AM
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On the R2006GS You've got settings for "high speed" and "normal" mode for servo's.
Are You shure it's in "normal" mode for the HS-81 servo's when binding the receiver?


Normal and High-Speed Modes:
Normal mode frame rate is (FHSS/S-FHSS) 13.63ms and accepts any
type of servos or peripherals.
High-Speed mode (in 4PL tx only), with an output of 6.8ms accepts
digital servos including the BLS series and most peripheral
equipment such as brushless ESCs
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 04:12 AM
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Is there any reference on rx to servo PWM output frame rate? Ive found no way to swap the 2006GS output between digital (HS) or normal modes?
See eg. the 6J manual p13; theres no led status on HS mode either (as with fasst RXes) (If linked to a 4PL it wouldnt work with the 6J, right?)

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On the R2006GS You've got settings for "high speed" and "normal" mode for servo's.
Are You shure it's in "normal" mode for the HS-81 servo's when binding the receiver?


Normal and High-Speed Modes:
Normal mode frame rate is (FHSS/S-FHSS) 13.63ms and accepts any
type of servos or peripherals.
High-Speed mode (in 4PL tx only), with an output of 6.8ms accepts
digital servos including the BLS series and most peripheral
equipment such as brushless ESCs
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Is there any reference on rx to servo PWM output frame rate? Ive found no way to swap the 2006GS output between digital (HS) or normal modes?
See eg. the 6J manual p13; theres no led status on HS mode either (as with fasst RXes) (If linked to a 4PL it wouldnt work with the 6J, right?)
You should find it in the "para" (parameter) menu of Your transmitter.
The receiver auto adapts the selected mode from Your transmitter when "binding" the receiver to transmitter.

The R2006GS auto-adapts to the transmission mode selected, whether it’s FHSS or high-speed S-FHSS mode.

Take a look under the Helicopter set up part:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1438836
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Old Mar 03, 2013, 05:26 AM
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You should find it in the "para" (parameter) menu of Your transmitter.
The receiver auto adapts the selected mode from Your transmitter when "binding" the receiver to transmitter.

The R2006GS auto-adapts to the transmission mode selected, whether itís FHSS or high-speed S-FHSS mode.

Take a look under the Helicopter set up part:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1438836
Transmission mode doesnt change the Rx PWM output frame rate. Measured eg. CH1 in both SHFSS and FHSS modes (and yes, remembered to reboot in between). Left/first: FHSS, Right/last: S-FHSS
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