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Dec 31, 2019, 01:38 PM
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AR6400 Replacement


Since Horizon discontinued the AR6400 brick receiver what is an alternative for that receiver when one is needed in micro indoor airplanes? What are you using?
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Dec 31, 2019, 01:44 PM
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I like the Oversky MXL-RX62H-V2.

https://www.banggood.com/Oversky-MXL...r_warehouse=CN


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Dec 31, 2019, 05:21 PM
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I like the Oversky MXL-RX62H-V2.

https://www.banggood.com/Oversky-MXL...r_warehouse=CN


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Are you using a Spektrum transmitter? I'll be using a DX8.
Dec 31, 2019, 06:23 PM
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Yes I have tested it with a DX6i. The RX is capable of both DSM2 and DSMX (though I used it with DSM2).
For my small planes though I usually use a Devo7 transmitter with deviation software (again using DSM2).
You can also get a version of this RX for other protocols: SFHSS and FrSky, but you would want to order the DSM2/DSMX version.


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Dec 31, 2019, 09:06 PM
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Since I am a cheapskate I use Flysky stuff.
So...

https://m.banggood.com/Mini-Flysky-A...l?rmmds=search

I ordered this for the next step towards light.
Jan 02, 2020, 11:37 AM
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Me too. Horizon sells the AS6410L for $59.99. Little much for a small scratch-built indoor foamies. Rather spend my RC dollars on my larger aircraft.





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Since I am a cheapskate I use Flysky stuff.
So...

https://m.banggood.com/Mini-Flysky-A...l?rmmds=search

I ordered this for the next step towards light.
Jan 05, 2020, 12:11 PM
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Questions?


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I like the Oversky MXL-RX62H-V2.

https://www.banggood.com/Oversky-MXL...r_warehouse=CN
Tim - I've been looking for a cheaper alternative and found this receiver online just prior to reading your post. Being considerably cheaper than Horizon's brick, I was skeptical of the quality but it sounds like you've had no issues - correct? Actually, I don't think Horizon even sells a non-AS3X brick now.

So, question #1 - regarding the picture of the receiver which shows a "THR/ESC" connection. I'm confused about when/where/why this connection would be used. Any help would be appreciated!

Question #2 - what was your shipping time? Website says 7-20 days.

Thanks!
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Jan 05, 2020, 03:06 PM
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There are three solder pads next to the battery +/- pads (where the red/black wires are).

The two closest to the edge of the board would be used to power a brushed motor. You would either solder the motor wires directly to those two pads or solder an appropriate 2-pole connector there to plug your motor in.

The third pad which is next to the battery + pad (red wire) is the throttle PWM signal that would go to the signal pin of a brushless ESC. A brushless ESC typically has three input pins or pads: -/+/signal. So you would have: one wire go from the ESC signal pad to this pad on the brick, another wire from the ESC + pad to the red wire pad, and the third wire from the ESC - (ground) pad to the black wire pad.

I have only used this brick with brushless motors. In that case I typically unsolder the red/black battery wires from the brick, solder them to the ESC +/-, and then run a second set of red/black wires from the ESC +/- to the brick (that gives the shortest route from the battery to the high load motor and longer connection from the battery to the lower load brick).


As for shipping time - it's Banggood and China, don't expect it quick (couple of weeks?).


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Jan 05, 2020, 09:10 PM
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Tim - perfect/excellent explanation. Very easy to understand. Initially I plan on using the brick for a brushed application but if/when I decide to go brushless, I'll know exactly what to do. Thanks a bunch for including the diagrams- much appreciated!!!!! I'll be ordering a couple shortly.

-Dan
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Jan 05, 2020, 11:43 PM
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Another question........


In the "answered questions" section of the Banggood website for this receiver, one persons mentions that 2 cells were used (I'm assuming a 2S battery). Wouldn't that potentially fry the receiver given that a 2S battery when fully charged is 8.4 volts and the receiver rating is only 5 volts max? Not planning on anything bigger than a 1S battery currently but, was just curious in case the need ever came up.


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Jan 07, 2020, 08:50 PM
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v2 had some problems (oversky) the new v3 is much better more accurate

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Jan 07, 2020, 10:33 PM
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Hmm I completely distrust Oversky but Hey! it's your $ and your hopes.
They don't actually build anything just relabel and resell whatever they can.
Expect Zero support.
Jan 08, 2020, 03:37 AM
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Hmm I completely distrust Oversky but Hey! it's your $ and your hopes.
They don't actually build anything just relabel and resell whatever they can.
Expect Zero support.

I've had great response and support from Oversky. They resolved an issue I had promptly. And, YES they are the manufacture of these bricks.
Jan 10, 2020, 07:15 AM
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I have some spare AR6400s. Brand new Mini Vapor bricks, too. Would be keen to swap for a pile of Depron.

If you told me fifteen years ago that I'd be swapping something that blew away a $300 Falcon setup for styrofoam, I'd have told you to see a shrink.
Jan 10, 2020, 03:15 PM
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I have some spare AR6400s. Brand new Mini Vapor bricks, too. Would be keen to swap for a pile of Depron.

If you told me fifteen years ago that I'd be swapping something that blew away a $300 Falcon setup for styrofoam, I'd have told you to see a shrink.
Are your AR6400's for sale?


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