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    Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Is anyone using rhe Specktrum DX5e 5Ch radio for their skydivers. I took the Futaba 2.4 Ghz rec. out of one of my skydivers to put in a plane, now I need to put one back in the skydiver. I can get this radio w/rec.(DX5e 5Ch Full Range Transmitter/Receiver only MD2 by Spektrum ) for $99. thats cheaper than buying another 2.4 rec. for my Futaba radio.
    Just wondered if anyone has tried it for skydiviing yet.

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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Hey Gary,
    I just started using the DX5 on my RC Skydiver and it has worked just fine. I put the receiver down in the bottom front of the jumper and wrapped the long antenna around the jumpers leg. I've got 5 drops on my jumper and so far so good.
    Juan

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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Juan,

    Do you get full deflection of the armsfrom full up to straight down?

    Jim

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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Hi ,

    Have made a attempt to modify a jumper for DX5e ,the max deflection is 100% ! you can modify the steering point on the arm to have more travel = less force on the arm is the result, thats not good .
    DX7 is max deflection 125 % and is working great, no deference with a "normal " TX
    I use the Rx of the DX5e and have 125% travel on DX7 TX .

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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Dont see any reason it wont work as almost any radio will work . Yoy may need to adjust the end points or servo arm as you would do on any set up .
    Have fun with it
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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Juan
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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Jules
    You comming to the Ohio meet?
    I hope to if sceduel lets me
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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Yep I have the "intension" to go to the Ohio Skydiving Rally .

    Not made a reservation for a flight yet.
    Good friend of me is having a difficult time , have to wait a bit before making commitments .


    Hoop to meet you there R/C Skyjumper !!
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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Gary : Hey have a specktrum six 2.4 four in my flag dropping jumper and everything is working real good . Know juan has a specktrum five in one and has not had any problems with his. Have you herd anything on our rally in muncie as to what dates we might have?.



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    RE: Spektrum Dx5e for skydiver?

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the input, Lundy, I never gave it a thought on the max. percentage of deflection on the servos for that radio.
    I guess I'm used to Futaba systems and they have 140%
    I'll think about it a little more before I get one.

    Woke up to a foot of snow here this morning, calling for temps in the 60'S by thursday, so it won't be here long. 13.3 deg. F here now.

    Bob, Check below for the dates for Muncie.

    http://www.modelaircraft.org/events/...r/wc092009.htm

    RC Skydiver Meet September 19-20, 2009
    Location: Site 5

    CD: Gary Bussell
    phone: (765) 747-1307 or (765) 288-3541
    e-mail gbussell@firstmerchants.com

    Have fun and stay warm,

    GaryV


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