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Feb 27, 2020, 04:49 AM
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SAFE into larger heli


Is t possible to install a SAFE receiver like an ar636 Into a 450 size heli for the self leveling feature? What other manufacturers offer similar stabilization? I am new to helis just not rc.

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Feb 27, 2020, 05:33 AM
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I wouldn't put an AR636 in a larger heli. If it's set up for a motorized tail it probably won't work at all. You'd be best off with something like a Spirit FBL that has stability modes and rescue. I have several of those in larger models.
Feb 27, 2020, 01:26 PM
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Most modern flybarless controllers have stabilisation capability similar to SAFE. On some you need to pay extra to turn on the feature, but on the Spirit or the ikon/Brain it comes 'free'.

Note that a flybarless controller is not a receiver, with a few exceptions you have to add a seperate receiver.
Feb 28, 2020, 05:17 PM
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I guess a Spektrum 7210bx is safe capable with an upgrade. What would be another equivalent?

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Feb 29, 2020, 06:32 AM
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I guess a Spektrum 7210bx is safe capable with an upgrade. What would be another equivalent?

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Yes but for the price of the upgrade alone you could buy a used Spirit or Brain/Ikon.
Mar 01, 2020, 11:12 AM
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Ok, so other have a self leveling ability. Itís difficult reading the product descriptions which offer self leveling and a recovery function. It also appears most require a separate receiver and some require adapter to use Spektrum receivers?
Mar 01, 2020, 11:32 AM
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Ok, so other have a self leveling ability. Itís difficult reading the product descriptions which offer self leveling and a recovery function. It also appears most require a separate receiver and some require adapter to use Spektrum receivers?
They use what's know as a satellite receiver. They aren't very expensive. You can even get ones that will send telemetry to your radio (although they cost a bit more) like the AR4649T and the newer AR4650T. Here is a Lemon RX sat receiver on Amazon for $15.99. It will plug directly into a Brain/Ikon or Spirit FBL.

https://www.amazon.com/Compatible-Di.../dp/B016RP8XLO


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