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Sep 06, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Noob with Rx question

Just got hooked to the hobby with the help and advice on this group. Started with the HZ Champ and have just purchased the PZ-T-28. Also 'splurged' on the DX6i.

Wanted to know if this TX will work with any 2.4ghz RX or only with the spektrum branded 2.4ghz RXs?

Am I stuck to purchasing only Spectrum equiped BNF?

Also I have been looking around for a thread which will list out all the electronic parts that I would need to either build or understand what other components would be required when to buy an ARF ...could anyone put a link to such a thread?


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Sep 06, 2011, 05:40 PM
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The Tx will only work with Spektrum receivers or the clones being made.
As in no futuba, hitec or any other brand will work. The manufactuers make sure there not compatible by using different protocalls.

No you are not stuck with just BNF. You can purchase any plane you like and just outfit it with a spektrum Rx and your good to go.

Most websites like Horizon will show what is required to finish the airplane.
Granted they always hawk their own stuff but it will give you a good idea of what is required.
Sep 06, 2011, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the response Merlin1205.

Which clone RX would be reliable for the micro planes?
Sep 06, 2011, 06:16 PM
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Orange RX's like this: or this:

Kinda confused why the 4 channel is more expensive than the 6 channel
Sep 06, 2011, 06:50 PM
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Just ordered the 6ch. Thanks jeb6684.
Sep 06, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jeb6684
Kinda confused why the 4 channel is more expensive than the 6 channel
I think I read somewhere that the 4 has better range, unless you use a satellite on the 6, which brings the price up.

Plus the 4 is lighter.

I bought a 4 a while back when they didn't include the case and I'm pretty sure it was only $4.99.
Sep 07, 2011, 11:53 AM
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i would not use the clone RX in any thing but small foam planes and very small parkflyer type birds

they are not to be trusted
i really dont get the point of saving a few bucks on the RX on a $400+ bird
Sep 07, 2011, 03:41 PM
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We have at least 20 of the Orange receivers flying at our field with no problems. Some in some fairly large electrics that are often flown out so far it is hard to retain orientation. Only a few of the people use the satellites. Most do not know that the satellites does NOT increase the range, it only helps to insure that no blanking of the signal occurs due to shadowing of the single antenna on those receivers with only one antenna or to loss of signal due to antenna orientation. For instance, if the receiver antenna was pointing directly back at the transmitter and the transmitter antenna was pointed directly at the receiver, minimum range would be had. By having the satellite with the antennas of the receiver and satellite at 90 degrees, one or the other will usually be in proper orientation to pick up the signal and one or the other will never be blocked by an intervening object if the two antenna are spaced as far apart as possible.
Sep 07, 2011, 05:12 PM
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I plan on using this mostly on ARF foamies. Would the weight make a huge difference? I did not realize that the 4 ch is indeed lighter. Bummer!
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Sep 07, 2011, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bamb_i
I plan on using this mostly on ARF foamies. Would the weight make a huge difference? I did not realize that the 4 ch is indeed lighter. Bummer!
I don't think the weight difference is critical unless you are talking about micro's.
Sep 07, 2011, 07:29 PM
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..hmm..actually the ultra micros from say hobbyzone / parkzone.
Looks like the rx I ordered would be a waste?

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