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Old 10-30-2012, 10:33 AM
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Default Orange RX Receiver

Just received my Orange RX DSM2 receiver for my Flyzone Select Scale Super Cub, but the control plugs are in a weird order, the antenna is shorter than all the other 2.4g receivers i've got, and now I read that it's only good foe 3.7 to 9.6v ? Should I toss it or try it ? Dennis
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:41 AM
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I have never had any luck with the orange RX. Got 3 and 2 went bad. No more for me
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:46 AM
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I hope it didn't cost you any planes in the process. I'll just toss it, thanks. I don't have anything that runs on 3.7 to 9.6v, except the Beast and a Sukhoi, but their receivers have servo's built on them, so it won't even work in them, rats ! Dennis
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:36 AM
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One plane was a fly-away. downwind for a landing going slow and all of a sudden no control. slowly decended for about 1/4 mile and landed in the corn. Slight damage. rx just quit working and would not even rebind. One quit doing a range check. So all gone.
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Was that on 3.7 to 9.6v, or 11.1v ? I wouldn't think they would be prone to fail on the proper voltage, unless there just crapola, and I can't see anyone selling anything crapola, if they know about it. I think they have a 1 year guarantee. Dennis
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...I don't have anything that runs on 3.7 to 9.6v...
What receiver voltage do you normally use?

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:41 PM
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Everything including my Trex 450 clone heli is 11.1, including the Flyzone Select Scale Super Cub, and it just a foamy. My 3.7v and 7.4v planes are BNF's and have specail receivers with built in servo's, so I see no feesable use for this receiver in my fleet. I sure wouldn't put it in my 6 volt 1/4 Scale 26cc Biplane ! hahahahaha !
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Doesn't the esc drop the voltage down to the receiver? It sounds like the same voltage range as 2.4Ghz Futaba and Spektrum receivers.

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Old 10-30-2012, 02:22 PM
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Default RE: Orange RX Receiver

My Flysky receivers are good to 16 volts I think. 4.5 to 16 volts.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:25 PM
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Your ESC is reducing the voltage to your receivers, which also reduces the voltage to the servos. Most receivers are designed for up to 6 volts. The esc allows the full voltage (within it's own limits) to go to the motor, but not the receiver. Your receiver is only getting about 6 volts from your 3 cell 11.v lipos (or whatever you are using).

The orange receivers are no different from what you have - you should try them and let us know.

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:27 PM
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OK, I like the sound of that alot. I forgot about the ESC supplying the voltage to the receiver.
I'll put it in my Cub and see what happen then, thanks ! I will let you know. Dennis
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:52 PM
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I feel so lame... I just installed the Orange RX into the Flyzone Select Scale Super Cub, and it works fine. Just finished setting up the dual rates.
I can't thank you enough for the ESC voltage output insight, thanks ! Yaaa Hoooooooooooooo ! Thanks again, Dennis
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:33 PM
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I didn't know about the scrambled control plug orders per manuf. Every rec i've ever owned was ail, ele, th, rud. I learned something new, thanks !
I havn't had any problems with single receiver/single antenna receivers yet, but at 59 my vision isn't what it used to be, so I guess I don't fly far enough away to have a problem. Thanks again for the great info. Dennis
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:35 AM
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Default RE: Orange RX Receiver

Dozens of these RXs in use with our club, and I have two myself. No reports of any problems. The connector sequence follows the Spektrum system with throttle first which differs to Futaba.

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I fly four airplanes using Hobby King's orange Rx.  All run on 3S, 11.1V LiPos.  Haven't had a single problem.
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Default RE: Orange RX Receiver

The orange rx's antenna are shorter than the regular spektrum's rx antenna. I would just use the in the park flyer, but if you want to take a risk and use them, I would use it with a satellite receiver.

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Default RE: Orange RX Receiver

We have dozens of those orange receivers in the club and they work as well and are as reliable as any of the other brands. Now, a 2.4GHz antenna is only about 28 to 30 mm long. It can be on the end of a longer coax line connecting it to the receiver but the actual antenna is only the last 28mm (usually the bare center conductor at the end of the coax) but can also be a single conductor about 28mm long soldered directly to the receiver.
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Default RE: Orange RX Receiver

I currently fly my Tower Hobbies F4U Corair with an Orange RX and have had no issues thus far. I have ordered 2 more and plan on installing them in a Tower Hobbies P-51 and an FMS 800mm P-40 Warhawk.
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I have about 8 of the fasst (futaba compatable) orange X some are first generation clear schrink wrap, some are second generation hard to plug in because of case design and last and final 3rd generation, and about the same amount of Futaba recievers. I fly both glow 60'sand 90s and and EP up to 6c 22volt and have never had a problem I completley satisfied.
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Toss it far far away before you loose a plane
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Default RE: Orange RX Receiver

Well, with what im reading here so far, im feeling pretty good about the Orange RX. My UMX Beast and Parkzone Sukhoi (BNF's) only have single, short antenna's also, and i've had no problems with distance or control so far.
I will start off by staying close and work my way out slowly. I fly my small planes pretty close in anyway.
I think i'll pass on buying a 2nd receiver (satalite). I would rather just use Flysky receivers and my TH9X for future planes, and just use this DX6i for the Flyzone Cub and the little BNF's. The Flysky receivers, with their longer antenna system will fly as far as I can see, easily. Thats what I have in my quarter scale EAA Bipe, and has been flawless so far. Thanks for all the great information. Dennis
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Toss it far far away before you loose a plane

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Tell us what's up with these.

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Yep, I'll send my bud down the road with the tx for a test, and see what it can do first. I will post the results. Dennis
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I've got 4 of the Orange for Futaba FASST, no problems at all once properly setup.
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Could you please be more specific ? Whats to set up ? It's in the plane with the antenna sticking up, visible thru the windshield. It should work fine I would think. If it's good for 1.4 mile, it will be more than ok for me, and I think it will do that ok, if it's worth a darn. It flew great with the Flysky 6 channel rec, but I put that rec in my 1/4 scale EAA Biplane. I like the Flysky receivers. The TH9X transmitter is awesome too for the price. Dennis
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