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Aug 12, 2012, 11:34 PM
Bruno, GOOD DOG
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I just installed my ORX Stabilizer in a Parkzone P51.
What effect will the Stabilizer have on hand launching?
Rn
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Aug 13, 2012, 04:19 AM
madjeff
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i would think it will make hand launching easier id say. the gyro will help the plane from dropping a wing or nose down IMO.
Aug 13, 2012, 07:34 AM
ancora imparo
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RCPowers have posted a diagram of wiring up the Orange Stabiliser on their Ikon A5 that might be useful to some folks.

http://rcpowers.com/v2/OrangeRX_Flight_Stabilizer.pdf

The review is here

http://www.rcpowers.com/community/th...1/#post-142443
Aug 13, 2012, 07:52 AM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by dav3uk
I am assuming you used an external mixer after the Orange box not a TX built in one

Dave
yes, I did not use elevon mixing in the Radio TX.
Aug 13, 2012, 10:50 AM
Bruno, GOOD DOG
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jj604
RCPowers have posted a diagram of wiring up the Orange Stabiliser on their Ikon A5 that might be useful to some folks.

[url]http://rcpowers.com/v2/OrangeRX_Flight_Stabilizer.pdf[/url]

The review is here

http://www.rcpowers.com/community/th...1/#post-142443
That is an excellent drawing, Thanks for posting that. Printed it right out and got it on the wall in my shop.
Interesting way they do the BEC. Another good way to get things done.
Rn
Aug 13, 2012, 10:57 AM
QuAd FaNaTiC
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Is this not a RX as well?

Why RCP have it wires into separate RX?
Aug 13, 2012, 11:04 AM
Bruno, GOOD DOG
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Razors edge 29
Is this not a RX as well?

Why RCP have it wires into separate RX?
The ORX stabilizer is NOT an RX, It is a stand alone AS3X type unit, that can be used with your existing RX, what ever it is.
Ron
Aug 13, 2012, 12:27 PM
QuAd FaNaTiC
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Is this not a RX as well?

Why RCP have it wires into separate RX?
Aug 13, 2012, 12:50 PM
Curiouser and curiouser
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jj604
RCPowers have posted a diagram of wiring up the Orange Stabiliser on their Ikon A5 that might be useful to some folks.

http://rcpowers.com/v2/OrangeRX_Flight_Stabilizer.pdf

The review is here

http://www.rcpowers.com/community/th...1/#post-142443
That diagram using a BEC looks like it could be problematic.
The stabilizer will have TWO power sources - from the Rx AND BEC. If they are not real close to the same voltage, the higher voltage power source will be driving current back into the lower voltage power source, won't it? Seems to me you would need to cut all of the servo positive power lines between the Rx and the stabilzer if you are going to connect a BEC, eh?

Walt
Last edited by Kokopeli; Aug 13, 2012 at 01:12 PM.
Aug 13, 2012, 12:53 PM
QuAd FaNaTiC
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Ah okay

Thanks For clarifying ron
Aug 13, 2012, 12:57 PM
Curiouser and curiouser
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Originally Posted by dav3uk
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I have a small depron own design 3ch Cub for light wind days and giving the odd lesson on I will try in that next if the wind dies down from 20mph+

Dave
I will be real interested to hear how this unit works with a 3 ch plane (only 2 axies of control).
Maybe the yaw sensitivity will match the roll close enough that the lack of ailrons will not be a problem for the inslatlled firmware. Or maybe we will need to wait for some of these clever microcontroller programmers to hack this unit and provide FW to make 2 axis control work well, eh?

Walt
Aug 13, 2012, 01:11 PM
Curiouser and curiouser
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I am happy to report that even though they were out of stock when I ordered two units on Aug 1st, they arrived today. Just 12 days, along with the double ended male extenders.
Thanks, y'all for the info on this thread. Now just gotta find the time to try them out.

Of course I was curious about the orientation of the unit.
I found it funny that the appearant arrows/logo on the case were contradictory.
The one on the top pointed 180 degrees out of agreement with the one on the bottom.
But looking that the photos provided here by a user posted picture of the PCB with the case off,
it clearly shows a white arrow near the sensor chip. That arrow agrees with the Logo/arrow that is on the top of the case - if you consider the top to be the side that has the connection pins exposed.

Walt
Last edited by Kokopeli; Aug 13, 2012 at 01:30 PM.
Aug 13, 2012, 01:31 PM
numnutchris
Quote:
Originally Posted by wjbite
That diagram using a BEC looks like it could be problematic.
The stabilizer will have TWO power sources - from the Rx AND BEC. If they are not real close to the same voltage, the higher voltage power source will be driving current back into the lower voltage power source, won't it? Seems to me you would need to cut all of the servo positive power lines between the Rx and the stabilzer if you are going to connect a BEC, eh?

Walt
Not if the icon uses an opto...
But youre right of course, normally only a builtin BEC would power it all from the THR wire, both Rx and FC.
Aug 13, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wjbite
I will be real interested to hear how this unit works with a 3 ch plane (only 2 axies of control).<SNIP/>Walt
Me too.
I have a powered RES sailplane that I would like to try the ORX in.
Aug 13, 2012, 04:05 PM
Bruno, GOOD DOG
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I read somewhere that someone was using this type (not an ORX )stabilizer in a Radian. I will see if I can find the post.
Rn


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