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I agree it does look a lot better for some reasom SMF shorten any recent posts display  :rolleyes:
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22 Aug 2019 22:47:32
Sorted mate  ~~
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Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
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Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
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anyone got a OrangeRx T-SIX ?

Started by peter_a, Saturday,March 23, 2013, 16:23:26

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Anyone got a OrangeRx T-SIX or dx61 for their quad ?

I was going to go full hog and getting a Spektrum dx8 with the Telemetry combo , But limiting the budget on the transmitter will allow me to spend more money on the model etc.

1/ Anyone got a OrangeRx t-six  ( Hobbyking dx6i clone ) what do you think ?
2/ Is the dx6i or clone  adequate for a quad/hex using MegaPirates to get it`s modes etc OR should I still keep with the dx8.

At this time I`m using a Sanwa conquest fm6 35mhz , which is o.k for testing , but want something a little more modern 2.4 ghz set , Just in-case I break one of it`s a valves ( Joke )  , but not much of one , because it is transistorized .


If you want a cheap option that will still give you an 8 channel computer controlled radio, have a look at the turnigy 9x with the er9x firmware;


The radio is less than £40 delivered, but you might have to wait for shipping from abroad.

Lots of people use the dx6i to fly quadcopters - but with only 6 channels you will be limited slightly with megapirate and other advanced flight controllers that need more than 2 auxiliary inputs.


There are several different 3rd party firmwares available for the radio that you can use to upgrade it';s functionality and give you proper mixing and other advanced features you';d usually only see in radios costing much more.

The downside to this approach is that you have to be happy opening up your radio and soldering to some pads on the circuit board. It';s not that hard and it';s worth the effort given the result - if you follow the instructions;

One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


Just looking at the price from Hobbyking of the Turnigy 9x and jr/ DSMX/DSM2 module.

Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter without Module (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware)
OrangeRX DSMX/DSM2 2.4Ghz Transmitter Module (JR/Turnigy compatible)

( 50 + 30 ) + 2 / 1.4 = £58.50


That does look like a very nice combination. Those orange DSM2 modules (and associated receivers) are probably better quality than the modules that you get with the Turnigy9x if you get the version that comes with a module and receiver;


I';ve been using the default modules and receivers with my turnigy 9x for almost a year now without any problems - i';ve just upgraded to a bunch of Orange 433mhz stuff for longer range though;


So there is good upgrade potential.

For a cheap radio you get a lot of channels, switches, and the sticks have a reasonably good feel to them as well.

I';ve previously used a spektrum dx6i - i upgraded to a turnigy9x when i needed more channels a while back and i';m upgrading the modules and receivers now so that i can get longer ranges for FPV flying.   
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


Daft point ? , if you have a dsm2 fail-safe rx , will that work on the 9x with the dsm2 module ?
I`ve heard the 9x doesn`t have fail-safe , But that may depend on the rx having fail-safe too .