30 June, 2015 at 00:26 #16636
I haven’t decided on a receiver yet. I am using a Spektrum DX6 and was thinking about getting a Spektrum brand receiver for the added range (pls correct me if i’m wrong) compared to the Orange RX’s.
David suggested using two long antennas to ensure a stable radio-link. So I’m guessing the AR6260 would be the way to go?
Any cheaper alternatives for a reliable, spektrum compatible 6-ch system?
Thanks in advance!30 June, 2015 at 00:40 #16637mjpilotParticipant
I am using the ar6260 carbon fuselage receiver. It’s a little pricey though.30 June, 2015 at 00:55 #16638
correct. i would gladly take a cheaper but equally reliable alternative.30 June, 2015 at 01:49 #16639mjpilotParticipant
haven’t tried one of these but they look good for the price.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__77802__OrangeRx_R620X_6Ch_2_4_GHz_DSM2_DSMX_Full_Range_Receiver_w_Sat_Diversity_Antenna_Failsafe_and_CPPM.html6 July, 2015 at 00:37 #16861swissfreekParticipant
I have been using LemonRX receivers for some time, and for the price I think they are pretty good. They are DSMX, which I don’t believe the OrangeRX are. They come as a bare board, though, which I’m not a huge fan of, but you pay for what you get.7 July, 2015 at 00:19 #16911Agent CALParticipant
I’ve been using an AR610, since I that came with my DX6. I can say it DEFINITELY has better range than the OrangeRX. I used one of those at first because I couldn’t find the spektrum. It worked, but the range was bad, not to mention once it randomly disconnected and dropped. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the transmitter, though I’m still not entirely sure. Long story short is only use orange rx on foamies and stuff.
And no, Orange rx are typically dsm2, though they have new ones with dsmx. @Frank, are lemonRX better than OrangeRX? Spektrum is really expensive so I might look into that.7 July, 2015 at 22:54 #16928worzleParticipant
Has anybody installed a satellite receiver to the tri copter Naze board?
I have one connected to a stand alone Naze board on a ZMR250. Using pin 1 for negative, pin 2 for positive and pin 4 for signal. Are these pins on the main tri copter pins that you solder in or do they have to be soldered to the main part of the board?
Any ideas Anybody?
Thanks.10 July, 2015 at 17:19 #17010Joe HarperParticipant
I have used the 610 Orange receivers and the ar610 from spektrum as well as a spectrum branded satellite (poor range compared to the least expensive full range orange receiver), my last set-up with spectrum worked amazingly well and gave awesome range. It was the 3 chan. orange long antenna version receiver. http://www.quadrysteria.com/store/p312/OrangeRx_DSMX_3Ch%2F14Ch_S.BUS_receiver_twin_long_antennas.html
I made a 3D printable holder for it that puts the antennas at 90 degrees from each other.
you can download it here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:857050
Attachments:10 July, 2015 at 20:02 #17021
this is amazing!
thank you, joe. how did you get a 3-channel to work with the naze32 though? david suggests using at least 6 channels.10 July, 2015 at 21:31 #17031Joe HarperParticipant
This receiver works in S.Bus mode so in S.Bus mode it can handle 14 channels in the little receiver.
you will need this as well http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24523__ZYX_S_S_BUS_Connection_Cable.html
it is a signal inverter, you can also build your own, just use the google to search “s.bus signal inverter”
more details on what is needed to do this is here:24 August, 2016 at 15:21 #32623LitterBugParticipant
I am using the Spektrum SPM4648 and LemonRX LM0037 diversity recievers.
LitterBug14 January, 2017 at 09:31 #36021JimCR120Participant
I purchased an SPM4648 last night only to find when I got home that the cable that comes with it doesn’t fit the pins on the V4’s F3FC pins.
So now I am unsure what to do. Do I replace the narrower connector on the 3-wire cable with a standard servo-sized connector? It doesn’t seem like that would be difficult but since that procedure isn’t mentioned anywhere I am wondering if I’m missing something.
Can anyone help? This is my first build of a multirotor.14 January, 2017 at 13:50 #36024cefromthebeParticipant
I just soldered another cable to it, one with the servo pins. I soldered it the following way: – on black, + on orange and signal (Rx) on grey. I do suggest to get an OrangeRx SBus or PPM Receiver, I had nothing but trouble with the satelite receiver. Also make sure you got the binding done BEFORE you start soldering the servo connecter to it because you can only bind it with another Spectrum receiver attached to it. What I did to get rid of this trouble is just to have both connectors on the satelite receiver, the servo and the standard. Also make sure not to power this with 5V but with 3.3V !!15 January, 2017 at 07:33 #36060JimCR120Participant
Thanks for the tips.
I switched UART1 to 3.3V and spliced an old servo wire onto half of the satellite wire. This receiver has an auto-bind mode so I gave it a try without using any other receiver and it worked. After that I went back and re-spliced the cable to reduce it’s length, still good. Now the work must continue.
Thanks again. Every step in this new area of building has me cautious and thrilled as it progresses.
—Jim15 May, 2017 at 00:39 #37633rickersredParticipant
can anyone using the new frame (F3FC) and spektrum receivers mind showing me how to connect it? i have an AR610C
i have no idea :p
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