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Old 01-24-2011, 07:06 PM
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just wondering if anybody has used any of the orange hobby king recievers in any 40 or 60 size planes and if so what did you think
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:16 PM
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There are a couple of threads that have popped up, recently, concerning the Orange Rx's. Some have had good luck, some have had problems, and some avoid CHEAP like the plague.

For the price, I would try them in and expendable aircraft until I was sure that they were reliable.

Do quite a bit of Range Checking, first.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:27 PM
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I havent tried them, but one of our guys has and he really likes them. Your mileage may vary.

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Old 01-24-2011, 09:53 PM
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have 4 FrSKY FASST compatible Rx's and they all work in my .50 size birds. I keep the Genuine FASST for large planes now.
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Hello,

While not the largest plane, I have been "testing" the Orange Rx's in a Sig Kadet. I have it powered with a .46 glow engine and so far not one problem. The range check was way out there, at least 150 feet with no glitches or servo trembling. I've been flying the plane at what Iwould consider a normal distance. It makes no sense to me to try to fly the plane out of range or to where you can't see it properly. Anyway, those are my results so far, and yes Iplan on ordering more in the future.

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Are these things licensed by Futaba?I saw a couple of them this weekend and they had the official FASST logo on them. Are the Chi-Coms that bold and careless when stealing technology and if they are why in the world would someone support them. Same people that P&M about American jobs?
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:18 PM
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The orange receivers that I am talking about is the ones for the spectum
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I've been flying 4 of the OrangeRx FASST receivers with a 12FG for a few months. They were test flown in a 3D foamie, and all four worked fine. Then all four were test flown in a 3D Spad type plane, and again all four worked perfectly at distances and altitudes I rarely fly at. Now one of them is in an Ultra Sport 40, one in an Eagle 2, one in a Kadet LT 40, and the other one stayed in the 3D Spad. Two others in my local club also have some OrangeRx FASST receivers and they have been working fine too. We will probably end up ordering more of them later on.

Another member got 5 of the OrangeRx Spektrum receivers. One was DOA. The other 4 have been working fine in 3D foamies, but he hasn't tried them in anything larger or more valuable.
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The Fasst ones are back ordered. Quite a difference in price between the Fasst and Spektrum receivers. $39.95 vs $6.95 respectively.

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If you register on the Hobby King website, the OrangeRx FASST receivers are $29.99, which so far has turned out to be a good deal compared to the Futaba brand FASST receivers.

If you're not registered, and you stay on the OrangeRx FASST web page for a few minutes, a pop-up appears with a "one time price offer" of $29.99.
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Dave, thanks for the info.

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Have 4 of the 8 channel ones for my 9C.THey seem to work fine only problem is being backordered!Can get to the mfgs site from the HK site by the reviews believe it is files?Anyway they have site and manual there!May go to that module by FrSky for my 9C and sell my spectrum can't beat the price and all reviews have seen have been very favorable on them.Tired of getting ripped off by Futaba for there receivers!Happy FLying!!
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No problem so far with the 6ch Spektrum clone RX. Very long range check = to or better then the AR-6200.
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got two of the FAASST ones, only have used one so far, and it works great. Unbelievable for $29.99.
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ORIGINAL: lemondspud1

just wondering if anybody has used any of the orange hobby king recievers in any 40 or 60 size planes and if so what did you think
If you asking about the Orange HK RX in the orange plastic box/case, you might want to also get the Orange Satellite RX to plug into it for more range.
The Orange RX with the orange heat shrink is for parkflyers and foamies.

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Hi:Use several of them in my 40-90 size planes range far beyond what I can see!Where does it say anywhere they are only for park flyers??That outfit RC reviews said nothing about lack of range actually Ibelieve they thought it was as good or better than the futaba ones!!
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ORIGINAL: moodier

Hi:Use several of them in my 40-90 size planes range far beyond what I can see!Where does it say anywhere they are only for park flyers??That outfit RC reviews said nothing about lack of range actually Ibelieve they thought it was as good or better than the futaba ones!!

Quote from HK for the orange rx WITH ORANGE HEAT SHRINK!!!!

"A perfect foamie or parkflyer receiver. Very small and very light!
The new range of OrangeRx receivers are built using original components and MCUs and with state of the art SMT automation to ensure a quality product each and every time."
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Keep in mind that there are two types of OrangeRx receivers. One is DSM2 compatible, the other is FASST compatible.

The OrangeRx DSM2/Spektrum compatible receivers are listed as parkflyer type with no specified range.

The OrangeRx FASST compatible receivers have a specified range of over 1.5 Km, which is plenty of range for a typical 40 to 60 size plane, and even larger planes.
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[quote]ORIGINAL: lemondspud1

The orange receivers that I am talking about is the ones for the spectum
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Hi Dave-

I was posting about the Spektrum Orange RX's since lemondspud1 was asking about the DSM2 Spektrum compatible Orange RX's.

I guess I should have mentioned that in my previous posts. Sorry.

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Swede47, no reason for you to apologize!

Lemondspud1's first post never specified which OrangeRx receiver he was interested in until he made a second post. By then the thread had already drifted to both the DSM2 and FASST versions of the OrangeRx.

So now if anybody visits this HOBBY KING RECEIVERS thread in the future, they will find information about both versions.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:56 PM
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Hi Dave I have one in a Pizza Box and a flycart as wall as 9 others in use. No problems so far. Just came in from outside flying the Zoombi with skis on it. Come spring I'll try one in my Twist 3D 40. You know, the one with the three evergreens and two conifers painted on the side Great little rcvr for us old retired pharts. We can afford them.
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5 more flights on the FrSKY (HobbyKing) TFR-8.
No glitches and range test in FS mode performed pass at over 100m with my body between the radio and the Rx.
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Ok,
Which one will work with my Hitec system ????
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:29 PM
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Which one will work with my Hitec system ????
If your Hitec uses a module, then this one:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14348

Or this one:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14354
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Interesting info thanks. HK does not include this setup in the new Jan mailer. Also I really am only interested in compatible receivers as my Hitec has the new factory mod. , may give them a call as I have already have 4 Hitec receivers and don't want to change the system now.
Thanks for the help,
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