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Mar 20, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sandy11
This video shows OrangeRx are superior to Spektrum brand Rxs WRT signal use. (ADD sufferers should skip to minute 3:30)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwNDPn9Cx-4

But any blackout behavior should be unacceptable in the electric era where high voltage motor batteries can be used directly, like Hitec has been doing for a long time. The days of Rx packs being the only source of Rx power are long gone, Andy. "Legacy design" is too kind for Spektrum's blackout risk imposed on OrangeRx.
That video has already been discredited. But I suppose you forgot, like you forget to remove bind plugs.
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Mar 20, 2012, 03:45 PM
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That video has already been discredited. But I suppose you forgot, like you forget to remove bind plugs.

And his Lipos all failed ten times just this morning....



Mar 20, 2012, 03:52 PM
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The Spektrum way of binding is extremely easy, no cue cards necessary. And I have NEVER left the bind plug in.
Don't. It equates to certain loss of model.

I've lost a few planes that way. Dumb? Maybe. But I've never lost a Hitec model from a bind or blackout issue. Maybe I'm a fool who needs proofing but a radio standard that instantly imposes the death sentence for an easy mistake is not so wise either.

Spektrum has already sanctioned the button method with the TM1000 so it can't logically be argued, but I'm sure they find a way to blame their customers for a flawed bind method combined with Rx design very susceptible to blackouts and continued rebinding. I would suggest Spektrum add a bind button so they don't have to assign blame for crashes that never happen.
Mar 20, 2012, 03:54 PM
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That video has already been discredited. But I suppose you forgot, like you forget to remove bind plugs.
"Has been discredited" is passive voice. Passive voice is used when the speaker thinks there is no believable subject to serve as an actor in his statement.
Mar 20, 2012, 03:58 PM
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a radio standard that instantly imposes the death sentence for an easy mistake is not so wise either.
There are many things on many different manufacturers that can lead to a death sentence for "an easy mistake". What if you forget to plug in your aileron servos before takeoff? With the apparent lack of proper preflight checks that is so common at your field, that would be an easy one to miss and could just as easily be a death sentence. Do we now require the TX to give us a "green light" for every system on the plane prior to allowing throttle input?
Mar 20, 2012, 03:58 PM
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I wish Sandy would take up another crusade .Preferably in a different hobby.
Mar 20, 2012, 03:58 PM
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BTW, I noticed you did not respond to my own 'simple query' to you --

"Are you going to tell us who you work for, or are you going to continue to beat the wife?"

Didn't got the memo that you edited your post after it was replied to.

Whom I work for has nothing to do with Spektrum, Futaba, Hitec or any other trivial hobby related company. You think engineers only work for RC companies? As to your other queries in the original post, RCG provides all the tools necessary to prevent you from being mislead. Use them.

@ Sandy: Give it a rest, already.
Mar 20, 2012, 04:39 PM
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There are many things on many different manufacturers that can lead to a death sentence for "an easy mistake". What if you forget to plug in your aileron servos before takeoff? With the apparent lack of proper preflight checks that is so common at your field, that would be an easy one to miss and could just as easily be a death sentence. Do we now require the TX to give us a "green light" for every system on the plane prior to allowing throttle input?
I know there are a lot of ways to crash so why create another? This one is different from what you described because everything appears to work fine until the inevitable Spektrum blackout/reboot in flight. Then crash 100% of the time. We all know how often any Spektrum Rx comes back with a steady light. Like, never.

Spektrum can continue to insist that routine bind plug to blackout crashes are all their customers fault. But the truth is it never happens with other Rx brands because it can't happen. Why not prevent common crashes instead of bickering over who's to blame?
Mar 20, 2012, 04:46 PM
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"Has been discredited" is passive voice. Passive voice is used when the speaker thinks there is no believable subject to serve as an actor in his statement.
But it still has been discredited, contorted semantic or not. Do a little research before spouting. There are so many things you have said that are plain false, as in not true.
Mar 20, 2012, 04:50 PM
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We all know how often any Spektrum Rx comes back with a steady light. Like, never.
(my bolding)
This is simply not true, not in the slightest true. You are spouting things that aren't true again, Sandy. My planes never come back with a flashing light. Never, ever.
Mar 20, 2012, 04:55 PM
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Spektrum can continue to insist that routine bind plug to blackout crashes are all their customers fault. But the truth is it never happens with other Rx brands because it can't happen. Why not prevent common crashes instead of bickering over who's to blame?


I have seen many failures attributed to Spektrum gear (some fair and some unfair), but this is the first I have heard of your particular scenario ("bind plug to blackout crash"). This can hardly be classified as a "common" issue. Leaving the bind plug in is nearly as bad a leaving a servo disconnected, forgetting a wing bolt, etc. Radio manufactures cannot protect users from every potential misuse of their products.
Mar 20, 2012, 05:13 PM
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For anyone worried about brownout related crashes, either use 5S NiXX power source, 2S LiPo/LiFe or plug in a low ESR capacitor of suitable capacitance into the servo/receiver power bus through any open receiver channel slot. Brownouts will become history.
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Mar 20, 2012, 05:20 PM
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For anyone worried about brownout related crashes, either use 5S NiXX power source, 2S LiPo/LiFe or plug in a suitable low ESR capacitor of suitable capacitance into the servo/receiver power bus through any open receiver channel slot. Brownouts will become history.
Amen! Can you say "Amen"??
Mar 20, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Whom I work for has nothing to do with Spektrum, Futaba, Hitec or any other trivial hobby related company.
Ah, so you prefer not to be bothered by someone using that information to harangue you about how much better the company you don't work for is?

Yeah. I could see that.

Mar 20, 2012, 05:32 PM
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I have been following this thread since it started

I think all the brands are good, if you like it, that is all that matters, we should
all just fly and have fun with our fellow RC enthusiast

It will please some of you (and others,not so much) to know that I'm writing this while wearing my Spektrum DSM t-shirt

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming


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