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Old Aug 25, 2011, 03:48 PM
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Hi guys, I am quite tired of waiting for the Orange rx R415 from HK to come back in stock and I was thinking to get this combo:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Receiver_.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5pcs_bag_.html

It is a 4ch orange rx with standard plugs, and as I think the servos in the MiG won't fit this I was thinking to get that extension, cut the plugs and solder them to the servo wire.
Would that work?
Could you please suggest otherwise a solution that might work for the R410 rx?

Thanks in advance

giovanni
I would avoid the R410's for now. I just got two in from HK one to be set up in my Mig 15 35mm and both were DOA when they go to my door. I would get the 610's the 6ch one with the satelite port. I have on in my mini Mig right now working just waiting for the weather to clear up to be maidened.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 03:50 PM
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recommended?

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...610#reviewsTab or is there one from HK most of you prefer?
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 04:32 PM
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According to a post on HK's Facebook page the R415 receivers will be back in stock within the next week.
As you guys guessed I was thinking to get the 410 and the plugs just for convenience in plugging and unplugging the servos. But I reckon that for convenience sake I can wait some more days for the 415..
thanks everyone for your input, as always it is much apreciated!

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Old Aug 25, 2011, 04:37 PM
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...610#reviewsTab or is there one from HK most of you prefer?
Honestly I dont just recommend it, I love it.
I also think that you can get it cheaper from someone on this forum? It is becoming quite an old radio and in my opinion is not worth to buy new.

For those who complain about the poor illumination of the screen, following this thread:

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=172436

I now got myself an awesome green display.

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Old Aug 25, 2011, 05:11 PM
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They had the DX6i at my local hobby shop for same price. So I grabbed one. Hoping it binds ok with stock blitz/skyangel rcvr and the starmax one I have.

I could take it back. Is there a newer better model that is preferred?

I'm also thinking it might be a good idea for us EDF novices to play with a EDF trainer for a while such as the Syncro as featured in the Nov. issue of electric flight. http://www.electrifly.com/ductedfans/gpma1581.html Then come back and have a blast with our little Migs and Sabres when we're a bit more proficient.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 06:35 PM
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The adapters may add a couple grams, but I like the convenience.

I just pulled one of the micro connectors out of the housing and they are too small to fit on a standard servo pin.
I pulled the micro plugs apart and stripped the servo plug end... the pins will fit together and are reasonably tight, just put a drop or two of epoxy on them and that keeps them apart and fixed in place...
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 06:43 PM
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may want to try these adapter plugs futaba micro to standard from radicalrc


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Old Aug 25, 2011, 06:51 PM
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Nice find otc but I can buy another cheap rx for the price of 3 of those... always have plenty of JR extension cables laying around...
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 07:08 PM
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I pulled the micro plugs apart and stripped the servo plug end... the pins will fit together and are reasonably tight, just put a drop or two of epoxy on them and that keeps them apart and fixed in place...
I'm having trouble picturing this for some reason. Can you illustrate?
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 07:15 PM
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Just cut away the plastic plugs leaving the pins from a JR extension lead and cut the micro connector which leaves a hollow sleeve for the pins to go into, once pushed together put some epoxy on them... that will serve 2 purposes, stops the wires touching each other and retains the pins from coming apart.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Nice find otc but I can buy another cheap rx for the price of 3 of those... always have plenty of JR extension cables laying around...
Thanks thought i'd throw it out there.

I went with my own also had all the parts to make the adapters.

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Old Aug 25, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Yeah I found that with the Mig I needed extra length in the servo leads that I used for the ARF version, so it worked out much more convenient to do it like I described.
I used this rx... http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...FReceiver.html
and a Y harness...
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Isn't it defeating the purpose of having a small RX with small plugs if you just end up using adapters?
The benefit of a small RX is using servos with small plugs - less space and less weight!

Anyway my OrangeRX R415 arrived yesterday so my next small EDF will use it!
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 07:38 PM
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I agree slaanesh, that is why I cut the plastic plugs off...
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 07:38 PM
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That is/was my point exactly, Slaanesh. Thanks.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=956

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