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Old 11-06-2013, 08:30 PM
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Need a recommendation for a tiny Rx for our small stuff. Preferably 2.4
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:10 PM
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What brand of 2.4?
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We've been flying these. DSM2/DSMx compatible for Spectrum TX's and priced at $26 for a 5 pack plus about $3 S&H. They are classified as full range receivers.

I give them to club members as gifts and for attaboys.
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The pinless version of the RX is unbelievably small, thin and light. With a 200mAh LiFe battery and sub micro servos soldered in, I believe a 1oz 3 channel flight pack is possible for .010/.020 stuff.
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Ive just ordered a 5 pack of Lemon rx's (end pin), all the reviews seem really good and they really listen to their customers. I even made a recommendation to clarify some other products on their website and they have already started to update said items.

lets hope they go okay
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The pinless version of the RX is unbelievably small, thin and light. With a 200mAh LiFe battery and sub micro servos soldered in, I believe a 1oz 3 channel flight pack is possible for .010/.020 stuff.
Isn't it just amazing?

The first RC receiver I ever saw was built on a perf board about 4" x 6", had one or two vacuum tubes and was suspended by rubber bands attached to each corner inside a large cabin fuselage. The batteries needed to drive and heat the tubes were pretty substantial. It was single channel.

I looked closely at the pinless model of the Lemon --- since I seldom fly more than 3 channels on the smaller planes, I could add straight header pins as needed. The 90 degree header is pretty substantial and adds over half the weight to the RX. As noted, a 1 oz. airborne 3 channel system is well within our grasp.
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I have never had a problem with my AR400 receivers from spektrum. I tried the orange receivers this weekend and crahed the plane on the first flight due to lose of signal. Others here have reported good results with them so maybe I just had a bad one. The Lemon recievers look like a great deal but I'll let others be the test pilots on those for a little longer before I try them.
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First RC airplane I flew was a Trixter Beam with tube radio suspended as you explained. Logair
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Specktrum AR400 compared to GWS...it really is small[ATTACH=CONFIG]1939113[/ATTACH]
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Ive just ordered a 5 pack of Lemon rx's (end pin), all the reviews seem really good and they really listen to their customers. I even made a recommendation to clarify some other products on their website and they have already started to update said items.

lets hope they go okay
I'll look out for a review. I was going to get me some but the word LEMON gave me pause.
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I'll look out for a review. I was going to get me some but the word LEMON gave me pause.
Receiver quandary

See post #4. Also down lower in this forum.

No sane North American would name a product line Lemon, but I doubt these guys have even heard of Ralph Nader.

I haven't powered any of mine up yet, so I don't get to comment. But they sure are small and cute. They sure cost less without 80% margin for packaging, importation, marketing, etc.
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Will they work with serveral transmitters or are they limited to a certain kind? I have heard several good recommendations for them.
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Lemon are DSM2 only(Spektrum or Orange Tx)
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