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Old 06-16-2010, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by philipa_240sx View Post
No, they are not Spektrum compatible so you cannot 'bind' them.

The Micro Cessna Centurion 210 and Micro Citabria use a different and proprietary 2.4Ghz radio.

If you want to make your Cessna 210 into a Spektrum compatible, you will need to replace the RX brick in the plane. There is an article on Horizon Hobby's website explaining the conversion process:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Articles...ArticleID=1931

Thank you! Apparently, the ESC has to be replaced too. Guess I will hold off.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Nunja Business View Post
Thank you! Apparently, the ESC has to be replaced too. Guess I will hold off.
Not really. The new Spektrum brick contains an ESC as well as the servo's. It is the only component you have to replace. However, at $59.99 it's not cheap:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ3351

A brand new PZ UM J-3 Cub and the HobbyZone Champ can be had for only a few dollars more.

I would keep a lookout for a used Spektrum brick from one of the following planes:

- Vapor
- Ember 2
- UM J-3 Cub
- UM Sukhoi
- UM P-51
- HZ Champ
- Or a Spektrum AR6400 RX

The only difference between all of these bricks is the Vapor/Ember/Champ/J-3 Cub are dumbed down versions without the extra aileron channels and X-port. But for a 3ch plane like the Citabria, you don't need these options.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by philipa_240sx View Post
Not really. The new Spektrum brick contains an ESC as well as the servo's. It is the only component you have to replace. However, at $59.99 it's not cheap:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ3351

A brand new PZ UM J-3 Cub and the HobbyZone Champ can be had for only a few dollars more.

I would keep a lookout for a used Spektrum brick from one of the following planes:

- Vapor
- Ember 2
- UM J-3 Cub
- UM Sukhoi
- UM P-51
- HZ Champ
- Or a Spektrum AR6400 RX

The only difference between all of these bricks is the Vapor/Ember/Champ/J-3 Cub are dumbed down versions without the extra aileron channels and X-port. But for a 3ch plane like the Citabria, you don't need these options.
I may just be golden then. I just happen to have a brand-dang-new AR500 laying here on my desk.

So, it is a fairly simple swap? The 210 has been opened before so I am not too apprehensive about tackling it.

(By the way, I have a Champ - LOVE.IT!)
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Nunja Business View Post
I may just be golden then. I just happen to have a brand-dang-new AR500 laying here on my desk.
Um, no. The AR500 is just a receiver. It won't work. By the time you add the ESC , and servo's... the plane won't fly then... it will be far to heavy.

You need the AR6400 brick found in the planes I mentioned above... it is a complete RX plus 2 linear servo's and ESC on board.

AR6400:


And this is what the existing brick in the Cessna 210 looks like... you have to replace this with the AR6400 above which is DSM2 (Spektrum) compatible.

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Old 06-17-2010, 01:30 PM
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Thanks Philipa. Bummer. Guess I'll just watch for a deal on the brick.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:24 PM
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I see some different size batteries, 160 mah etc. What is the largest and brand battery you guys have used in the 210?
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:15 AM
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Default Largest Batt. for the Micro Cessna

The 180 mAh is probably the largest batt. possible. The 200's and up are too big physically, and possibly too heavy.

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