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Replacing Rx\Tx in old AirHogs

Old 04-15-2021, 02:33 PM
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Default Replacing Rx\Tx in old AirHogs

So I'm a bit of a AirHogs junkie lol. I have some perfect 10+ years old, and over the years components fail. So I'm looking for ways to replace Txs and Rxs. The Rx is the Rx, ESC, and BEC all in a unit the size of a Bic lighter. Is there anything comparible in the aftermarket? Has anyone found a aftermarket solution for replacing the matched Rx\Tx pairs, or the parts individually?
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Old 04-15-2021, 03:11 PM
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OK ... first you need to work out what AMP rating needs to be covered by the ESC ... I would assume that being an all in one unit - that it is going to be quite low ... 5 - 10A ??

What LiPo does it use or is it NiMh ?

We now have Rx's and ESC's that we would have mortgaged all for .... small, compact and FULL capability - even telemetry.

I have been a user of FrSky for many years now and when FrSky decided based on EU - to ditch the D8 standard .... clever chinese picked up the D8 and D16 formats ... cloned and then produced Rx's that are even smaller than the tiny FrSky ones were ! Allied to the fact they also started producing ESC's that are a 1/4 size or less ....

Here's my small flyer Rx and ESC gear I use (these go in not only small models but also larger as they are full range) :

Rx :

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OK - this would mean swapping over to a radio system that can handle FrSky D8 ........ and to be honest given the latest development in multi protocol radios - I see no reason to stick with established proprietary brands any more. The days of being held to one radio protocol are gone ...

I can thoroughly recc'd the Radioking TX18s .... and its cousins by Jumper / Radiomaster .... (I suggest avoid the Lite versions as they have significantly less protocols available).
With the Radioking as example - there are very few systems that cannot bind with it. The price is a real bargain !
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