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Old 04-01-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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Default Jumping in to 2.4 - rx questions

Im almost ready to buy a spectrum module for my 9C. It comes with an AR7000 but Im going to need a few more rx's to fly my favorite models.

I havent been paying much attention lately to whats going on with Spectrum rx's as far as which ones to avoid and which ones are ok. I remember reading about various ones with issues but dont remember which to avoid.

Ive been reading the reviews on Horizon's web site, but they no longer list several receivers that other retailers still carry - like the AR7000 DSM2 version or the 6 ch DSM2 full range rx.

I need at least 2 rx's of either 5 or 6 channels that are full range - preferably with satellite rx's - that are for my giant scale foamy's.

Then I need one 4 or 5 ch for a DLG so it needs to be small and light and carbon friendly.

I could go DSMX if need be but would prefer to stay with DSM2 for $$ reasons

Any recommendations would be appreciated - but please - NO CLONES

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The AR6255 should be good for your DLG, but avoid the AR6250, they were withrawn but there may be a few left in circulation (Horizon will replace them free of charge with the 6255 anyway)

I'm also using a AR6200 which has the satellite Rx, 6 channel, full range and only 10g.. this is now replaced by the AR6210 but it doesnt look any different. I've had no problem with my 6200

The AR7000 basically just adds a seventh channel (and 4g) this is replaced by the AR7010 in the current line up but again they look the same.

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I Agree with Jet Plane Flyer, the AR6200 has been rock solid for me, other spektrum receivers have had issues like the AR500, AR9000, AR6100 the AR9000 seems to have some issues with vibration and the capacitor breaking off, the fix is to open the case and use silicon sealent to keep it from vibrating and breaking, mostly in helis, mount the 2.4 receivers with velcro to absorb Vibration, I gave up on 2.4 too much hassel and problems for me, i sold my DX6i, I Love my JR 72 mhz Transmitter and Berg Receivers, no brown out problems, no masking problems, no Range problems, no Vibration Problems IMHO SpeKtrum 2.4 is Over Rated and Expensive, but to each their Own Take care and Have fun, Chellie

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Thanks Chellie!

Looks like Im going to start with the AR6255 and AR6210

Any recommendations or warnings on the smaller 4ch rx's? Id like a few of those down the road for small foamy's and indoor models where weight is critical.

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For the smaller toss around park flyers, don't forget that there are spektrum compatible receivers available. LOTS of people have been having good luck with them. I only have 1 flight on mine so far, but so far so good.

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Thanks for the tip, but no thanks CCrash. Not interested in helping out ripoffs and cloners

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Originally Posted by Larry3215 View Post
Im almost ready to buy a spectrum module for my 9C. It comes with an AR7000 but Im going to need a few more rx's to fly my favorite models.

I havent been paying much attention lately to whats going on with Spectrum rx's as far as which ones to avoid and which ones are ok. I remember reading about various ones with issues but dont remember which to avoid.

Ive been reading the reviews on Horizon's web site, but they no longer list several receivers that other retailers still carry - like the AR7000 DSM2 version or the 6 ch DSM2 full range rx.

I need at least 2 rx's of either 5 or 6 channels that are full range - preferably with satellite rx's - that are for my giant scale foamy's.

Then I need one 4 or 5 ch for a DLG so it needs to be small and light and carbon friendly.

I could go DSMX if need be but would prefer to stay with DSM2 for $$ reasons

Any recommendations would be appreciated - but please - NO CLONES

Put my vote for the Spektrum AR7000. Got seven of them. All work well.

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Any recommendations or warnings on the smaller 4ch rx's? Id like a few of those down the road for small foamy's and indoor models where weight is critical.
I'm using a couple of AR6110e Rx's for micro and parkflyer type models. Very compact, 4g in weight, 6 channels and will work direct from one or two cell Lipos (good for small gliders). I've had no trouble with them so far.

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Thanks Dennis and Steve!

Part of what is motivating me to finally make the jump is that Horizon has lowered the price of the Futaba tx module + AR7000 rx down to $109.

Buying that combo at that price is like getting the module for under $20 when you buy the rx. Its a hard deal top beat. Even if/when I decide to up-grade to a native 2.4 tx in the future, Im only out $20. Plus in the mean time, I can switch out the module for my 72 mghz module and still fly my Berg rx's in some models while I slowly stock up on enough 2.4 rx's.

On top of that I found a place selling the combo for $99 plus they have the 6255 rx's discounted as well.

Horizon has free shipping on orders over $99 but these guys saved me enough to more than offset shipping.

http://thebarnfloor.com/

The only problem is they dont have all the rx's in stock, so I ended up ordering 2ea of the combos and one 6255.

So Dennis - I will start out with 2 of the AR7000 after all

Im sure i can sell the extra Module to someone in my club for $40 or so and offset the cost of the module Im keeping plus the shipping!!

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