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Old Mar 29, 2012, 06:19 AM
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last night i used my spare 8000 reciever in my brothers glider.
as there is limited space i decided to unplug the satelite part.

no matter what i done....it would not bind full stop........unless the satelite was plugged in!

why?

my 6 channel reciever in my stryker works fine to over 3500ft without the satelite plugged in.

so why the problems with the 8?
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 06:51 AM
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Some require the sat to be connected. They are designed that in the event something was to happend to the cable and or sat the main unit would still function but at the same time it will not start unless it see the sat warning you of a problem.

If space is an issue the AR600 is a great choice to use.
Old Mar 29, 2012, 08:28 AM
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lmy 6 channel reciever in my stryker works fine to over 3500ft without the satelite plugged in.

so why the problems with the 8?
It's not a "problem" it's a deliberate design feature to make sure you use the satellite receiver. Without it, you lose signal diversity and the receiver becomes more prone to signal loss due to blocking. This is not primarily an issue of absolute range but of reliability, so your experience of long range operation without the satellite doesn't change things.

The reason Spektrum does this is obvious and sensible. The AR8000 is their flagship receiver and must be as reliable as possible for use in all types of models. Operating it without the satellite would reduce it to the level of a "park flyer" receiver and lead to improper use and failures that tarnish its reputation.

If you want a compact "full range" receiver, use the AR600, as Freechip says. It achieves the necessary diversity through use of two well separated antennas.
Old Mar 29, 2012, 08:32 AM
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How come---
as the state of the art in technical devices increases as a squared function--
The problems in using them increases by a cubed function.
I jes cain't figger it out .
Old Mar 29, 2012, 08:39 AM
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How come---
as the state of the art in technical devices increases as a squared function--
The problems in using them increases by a cubed function.
I jes cain't figger it out .
what he said!

cheers guys.


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