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Alternative Transmitters/Receivers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sac D, May 1, 2013.

  1. Sac D

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    My OrangeRX T-SIX showed up yesterday, so I did the swap to it and the OrangeRX R910. Then I woke up this morning and realized I had forgotton to bind them with the RTH failsafe. So I cracked it open again this morning and did the deed, along with all the other stuff I have been getting ready to go.

    Anyway, to make a long story short... I had inquired about compatibility of this hardware, from a few select people who I thought may know (including DJI support lol) and they either ignored my question, or said "it's impossible!" (DJI). It's not. This stuff works great, and may have longer range than what we got with our Phantoms. I just hope it has a more reliable connection. Hopefully I can get a better test tomorrow, after these winds die down. We had 30-40 MPH winds all day for no good reason, and gusts to 45. So naturally I was out there a couple times testing my new setup in my driveway. :)
     

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  2. growe19

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    Nice Phantom!

    I'm running a Devo 10 and it works great. Also looks a lot better than the standard white "toy looking" handset.

    What's the mod on your battery door?
     
  3. Sac D

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    That's the headlight I made a while ago.
     
  4. kwolters

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    I am so gald to see that some one is posting real info on changing (less expensive) radio equipment on the Phantom. I will be changing out mine in a couple of weeks with a Aurora 9. I am only going to this high of quality radio because I have alot of planes. I believe that the radio system is a Futaba clone as S-Bus is proprietary to them. Really nice job on your machine. Is that balancing tape on your prop's?. If it is I have a better way of doing that. K
     
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    I have a Futaba 8j coming in on Friday that I'm going to setup using the sbus on the rx.
     
  6. ravenrider

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    Hi. Have you done the conversion yet? Any tips on how to do it? I am doing the same next week if all goes to plan.
     
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    Just got a Futaba 8FG Super. Will see how it sets up and report back.
     
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    I got a Turnigy 9XR coming with a FR Sky setup. I'm anxious to see how it works.
     
  9. Sac D

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    Here's a flight from yesterday with the OrangeRX stuff... as you can see, it's still a tad twitchy on the turns and rotations... of course, I keep flying in this neverending wind lately.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg62S-sKK5c
     
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    Here's another... check out the range on OrangeRX! I put it up high in the wind so that if it went to failsafe it would have a lot of help getting back to homepoint.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbvrGYunAGY
     
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    That looked like some brutal wind!