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Nov 07, 2017, 05:15 PM
Sticks
Help!

Alternative Radio for DSMX and DSM2


Hi All, I'm looking to upgrade my radio to 8 channel. I have a Spektrum DXe that came with the Mini Aprentice S and I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to grow with that will communicate with the AR636a that is in the plane. Spekrum is so expensive, so looking for alternative that will work with my apprentice.
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Nov 07, 2017, 07:30 PM
Registered User
Might look at a FrSky QX-7 with a Orange Module that is compatible with spectrum DSM2/DSMX. Should cost you about $150 total.

Aloft Hobbies is a excellent supplier for the QX-7 and more FrSky receivers will less than $30 each and then you have telemetry available.

I use a FrSky Tarnias X9D Plus with the Orange module to fly some of the UM models. Any expensive plane I have has a full install of FrSky receivers with telemetry which has worked flawlessly since day one.
Nov 07, 2017, 08:23 PM
Sagitta Fanboy
RUN AWAY from the Orange Module, which is known for being flaky for many users. The iRange Multiprotocol Module is the best cheap option for DSMX/DSM2.

Otherwise, the QX7 is an excellent transmitter. I personally use it's larger brother the X9D+ with a 6ch Spektrum Hack Module (most reliable DSMX module, but only 6ch and DIY)
Nov 10, 2017, 05:46 PM
Sticks
Thanks for the input guys. I have been studying the qx7 with the orange DSMX module. Most reviews are positive. So I may go this route. Just curious will the spektrum hack work with the qx7 if I take the board form the DXe transmitter. All that I have seen is taken from the DXe4, 5and 6
Nov 10, 2017, 06:50 PM
AndyKunz's Avatar
There is no RF module in the DXe. One CPU runs the entire radio.

Andy
Nov 10, 2017, 08:18 PM
Sagitta Fanboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rowland99
Thanks for the input guys. I have been studying the qx7 with the orange DSMX module. Most reviews are positive. So I may go this route. Just curious will the spektrum hack work with the qx7 if I take the board form the DXe transmitter. All that I have seen is taken from the DXe4, 5and 6
The hack module requires a DX4e, DX5e or DX6I RF module as a donor.
Nov 10, 2017, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowland99
I'm looking to upgrade my radio to 8 channel.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-4-in-1-module
Nov 11, 2017, 10:41 AM
Sticks
Understood thanks all for the help!


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