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  • #37632
    rickersred
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    hey everyone
    sorry for the noob question but can i use the above spektrum reciever on the v4 board? if so, could you direct me on how to connect it?

    #37638
    BranBepic
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    Hello there,

    The AR610 wont work it doesn’t offer PPM/SBUS which is all V4 accepts I believe lol
    Specktrum has a great newish receiver that’s small and thin good for quads, it offers telemetry voltage/signal strength, yes I know right finally have signal strength!!!! Which transmitter are you using? These all work great on my DX9! Hope this helps!!

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    #37644
    rickersred
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    thanks so much for your reply. as usual i find myself falling more and more behind in technology in this hobby. i love the advances it keeps making but find it hard to believe spektrum has no s-bus. really? again, i know nothing about their theory. regardless, i’ll look into this suggestion of yours and likely go with it.
    to answer your question: i have a DX7 for this tricopter. apparently not an overly compatible tx but that’s what i’ve always had. maybe i need to change?

    #37648
    xarmen
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    Hi, I’m not have a tricopter, but I’m using a F3FC Board working with PPM signal on my Spektrum DX9.
    It’s very easy and cheap, you must buy a Storm S603 Receiver, under 12€, on aliexpress or banggood. It has a PPM port and Works in DSM-X protocol, full range. The bad thing is a fake of spektrum receiver, the good thing is allow PPM protocol at low cost. You decide…

    I hope I’ve helped!

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    #37653
    BranBepic
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    Hello again

    Your very welcome for the reply, yes things keep changing fast since I first bought my V3.5 which I love and have had many crashes and learning. Well since I have been on specktrum wagon for years (also have Turnigy 9XR PRO with Frsky). Ok so first we have many receivers to chose from you can decided based YOUR budget and WANTS.
    So let’s begin, we have Lemon RX, Orange RX, then finally Specktrum’s on brand receivers. Lemon RX and Orange RX are DSM2/DSMX compatible receivers which offer PPM/SBUS work great for our Transmitters, there reasonably priced and have a good selection and of course Specktrum receivers are very pricey. Also we can use the spektrum/orangerx/lemonrx satellite to bind to the F3FC board and other boards as well there small,cheap,and a simple 3 wire connection! Now the receiver mentioned above the off brand one will work, but i’m not flying my $300+ Tri and relying on that, parts cost a lot again for you to decide on your budget. Now the FIRST receiver i mentioned in my first response is the ONLY one that will give you signal strength and battery voltage to your transmitter and can alert you on your controller if the battery is low or getting out of range, no other receiver WILL give you signal strength and thats for YOU to decide based on how you fly and areas you’ll fly at and how far you’d like to go. Generally all the lemon and orange are around 20$ for there receivers and the really good one with signal strength is $50 again YOUR budget. Iv’e included pics of different recievers, let me know if you need help deciding on which one exactlly you want. The cheapest one?The Smallest and lightest and simple connection? Voltage monitering to transmitter? and of course the best one voltage/signal strength to transmitter? Hope this helps, i’m not the best typing grammar person always worked with my hands sorry for grammatical errors

    #37671
    xarmen
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    I agree with you, in a aircraft of more than $300 I use original receivers. For my test models or homemade I use this receiver, so far has not given me any problem. The TM1000 / TM1100 module can also be connected to send telemetry and it works fine. Now there are many receivers available that bring it inside, like ar6600 (replaces the famous ar6210) and for quads the new 4649T (which you have commented and I did not know).
    Many times we use what we have, in my case I have several receivers without telemetry and I have added the telemetry module.

    The important thing is to have time to fly!!!

    #37684
    rickersred
    Participant

    @BranBepic
    just to confirm the signal strength receiver is the SPM4649T? i’ll take a look and buy one this weekend. see if i can get this tri to fli! i’m not overly concerned about the cost. i’ve already invested any amount of $$ so why would i cheap out and risk losing control over this craft over the rx?
    thanks again for everyones replies.

    #37701
    owenrocksit
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    Hello guys,
    I am about to purchase the mini tricopter and was wondering how you switch the uart 1 voltage from 5 to 3.3 volts since these are spektrum receivers, as David said you would have to switch them. Also, I have a spektrum DX6i (an older version not the all black) and was wondering what receiver you would recommend. I was looking at the options that you were suggesting above but wasnt sure.

    #37704
    BranBepic
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    Hello all,

    Sorry got a little busy this weekend, iv’e turned on email alerts so I can respond faster!!
    @rickersred After looking into the SPM4649T for you I found some small print that signal strength/flight log works on the Gen2 transmitters and your DX7 is Gen1, if you plan on upgrading in the future you could get this reciever still and have voltage telemetry now. It’s a shame I feel like there forcing people to upgrade there transmitters.

    @owenrocksit Hello I’d recommend Spektrum Quad Race Serial Receiver w/Diversity $25 it has the longer antennas and an autobind nice and small and compact, Lemon Rx has a small simple receiver as well,Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible PPM 8-Channel diversity antenna receiver $32. Also since you have an older Gen1 transmitter there’d be no need for the SPM4649T. Also is it the baby or mini you wanted i’ll include the pic on the F3FC board there is 3.3v spot just look at the pic below.

    Any more questions just let me know I enjoy giving back!!

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    #37706
    owenrocksit
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    It was the mini tricopter. Thank yu so much for your help you guys are great.

    #37707
    BranBepic
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    I guess the file size was to big for the pin out,just look at picture 16 on the RC Explorer website in the F3FC shopping section.

    #37708
    BranBepic
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    No problem man

    #37709
    owenrocksit
    Participant

    Yes that is what Im talking about how do you switch it from 5 volts to 3.3 volts do you just desoulder the little thing off and then resoulder it to the 3.3? Also im just thinking about getting a Turnigy Evolution Radio and receiver bundle as its inexpenisve and very easy to use.

    #37712
    BranBepic
    Participant

    Correct you’ll need to move it to the other pads, if you don’t have a second solder and have someone lift it off with small tweezers you can use a small flat head an gently lift one side off then just use tweezers to remove the rest or a desoldering braid if you have one. If you don’t have a temp control solder just be quick about it, let it cool down if it gives you trouble instead of heating it over and over getting frustrated( Iv’e done it).

    #37713
    BranBepic
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    Instead of the turnigy evolution, take a look at the taranis QX7 priced at a lovely $100 with a fantastic range of receivers to choose from greatly priced, you’d have simple signal strength and telemetry for battery monitoring that can voice alert you if troubles arise. The OpenTX is simple to use once you play with it and there’s tons of youtube videos to guide thru setups, it would be a great future proof transmitter. I have the DX9 and Turnigy XR PRO with the Frsky module and I get RSSI with it and if the XR Pro breaks I am 100% getting a Taranis QX7 myself as I don’t need the extra switches on the $200 Taranis XD9. Compare the two yourself and let me know any questions you might have.

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