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Old Jan 04, 2013, 08:11 AM
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does £80 not seem a little pricey?
Als have them up for £71, it seems that the retailers normally sell for less than the advertised price.

More expensive than a regular 6ch RX for sure but IMO it's a nice product and I don't mind spending a little extra to pick one up to play with. By the way this thread is in indoor and micro models but the AR635 is good for up to a .90 size kit. Note though it does say in the manual that it's not for glow, petrol, or turbine models so just big electrics I guess..
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 08:31 AM
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I'll probably wait for hk clone lol
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 09:16 AM
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Well, it's a $60 receiver mated to a 3 axis gyro. $120 US price sounds reasonable to me.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Spektrum AR635 6 Channel AS3X Sport Receiver (Available Soon)

I became aware of these new receivers a few days ago via Quique Somenzini's FaceBook page along with one of the models that it is initially fitted therein, the 'ParkZone VisionAire'...

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...bnf-PKZ6580#t2
[Edit: Add YouTube Video...] VisionAire BNF with AS3X Technology by ParkZone

I looked around for prices in the UK of the new AR635 AS3X receivers and see that my LHS 'Totem Hobbies' has already got them listed @ £69.99 inc UK VAT here...

http://www.totemhobbies.co.uk/produc...-receiver.aspx

I'm certainly going to order the AR635 this weekend from my LHS Totem Hobbies
Maybe, Hopefully, Fingers Crossed my LHS might even have stock of them or the VisionAire BNF 3d Airplane by then as they seem to get stuff in very quickly after it has been announced by Horizon Hobby, I will then be able to see how the AR635 AS3X Receiver compares with the EagleTree (6 axis) Guardian and Hobbyking 3 axis (gyro only) stabilisers.


Have Fun !

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Old Jan 04, 2013, 11:01 AM
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The VisionAir according to Horizon UK is due sometime later this month.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 05:12 PM
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You guys who want to try em -should fly the little SBach and the Gee Bee with the brick/AS3X.
The ONLY rub is when recovering from "flick" maneuvers the models shake a bit for a fraction of a second.
The plus side is that with a befy battery - the SBach does th e FAI aerobatic sequences quite well - far better than one might expect . stays on line really well.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Hk has a cheap gyro that works like the as3x . I ordered one and it didn't fit in my habu so this all in one is a welcome addition to the receiver line.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 07:09 PM
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I would hope and I think it won't be long before they offer AS3X in a full range of receivers, they probably want to see how this sell first. Right now if you want 2 aileron/flaperon etc. the Eagle Tree Guardian does the trick.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Hk has a cheap gyro that works like the as3x . I ordered one and it didn't fit in my habu so this all in one is a welcome addition to the receiver line.
HK version not really like the as3x. I think they are miles apart in end result. The hk one has various issues that I hope the as3x addressed.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 05:05 AM
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Bit of a convoluted setup procedure. Would have been nice if they stuck a micro usb port on it for laptop programming as well.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 06:50 AM
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 10:39 AM
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I read the part in the manual that says, "servos MUST be digital". Why can't analog servos be used?
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 04:10 PM
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I read the part in the manual that says, "servos MUST be digital". Why can't analog servos be used?
I would think analog "could" be used. But the micro movements could be washed out by analog dead band and low holding at micro movements. This thing probably really gives them digitals a work out.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 07:49 PM
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When something requires digital servos it's almost always because the PWM signal rate to the servos is over 50hz which is standard for analog servos. If you hook up analog servos to this it will eventually cook them.

Personally, I think this product is a little bit weak given all of the flybarless units can be programmed on a computer these days. For the money I would probably by a ZYX-S gyro with the usb programmer for $56 then add a spektrum satellite.

DSMX works very well, so I would be pretty comfortable with a single remote even on a larger airplane.

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Old Jan 05, 2013, 08:42 PM
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I would think analog "could" be used. But the micro movements could be washed out by analog dead band and low holding at micro movements. This thing probably really gives them digitals a work out.
That makes sense.
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