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David Ashby  |  Jun 18, 2008  |  0 comments
We've received news of a product recall from Multiplex, the press release reads as follows - "The brand name MULTIPLEX for 50 years has stood for high quality, innovative radio-gear for model purposes. Quality, reliability and functionality were and still are MULTIPLEX standards. As a result of this philosophy and in conjunction with our quality control management, it has been found that several transmitters in the ROYALevo and COCKPIT SX series have suffered severe failures when being operated under unfavourable conditions, and these failures were caused by a few components being of unreliable quality. This could, in rare and extreme cases, result in a total functionality loss of the transmitter and therefore a loss of control of the model (aircraft).
David Ashby  |  Sep 11, 2007  |  0 comments
The new Futaba 2. 4GHz module and a receiver are now in the UK and should be with retailers by the time you read this. The new TM-7 module has been 'optimised for quick and easy installation, free from clumsy wires or cables' It fits the 7U, 8U, 9C and 9Z systems as well as the FC18 and FC28 sets. The retail price is £99.
David Ashby  |  Mar 06, 2008  |  0 comments
Launched at Nuremburg last month and direct from Puffin Models, this new range of receivers has just been released by respected electric flight manufacturer Jeti. These are not the first receivers to come from the Czech firm but they offer a 'programmable' facility never before seen. There are three units in the range offering 4, 6 and 8 channels, all on 35MHz. They operate on an input voltage of between 3.
David Ashby  |  Oct 04, 2011  |  0 comments
Hitec's new Optic 5 radio is clearly an entry-level set designed to compete with units such as Spektrum's DX5e. It's 2. 4GHz, 1024 bit resolution and similarly priced although the Optic comes with a Minima 6-channel receiver unlike the DX5e that's packaged with an AR500 5-channel job. While both can cope with elevon requirements, the Optic 5 seems to be slightly better featured as while the 5DXe provides fixed dual rates, the Optic nudges ahead with adjustable travel for elevator and aileron with the addition of a V-tail facility, which should please glider pilots seeking a simple second radio.
David Ashby  |  Jul 07, 2008  |  0 comments
This is the new PCM 12X from JR - it should be available later this year Macgregors have told us that while some units have started to appear in the USA, they would caution against anyone jumping the gun and 'grey importing' any PCM12Xs as (like the DSX-9)JR's U. S. specification DSM sets will not pass the required UK CE tests without a degree of internal modification and improved screening. Therefore U.
RCME Staff  |  Feb 11, 2016  |  0 comments
To start using OpenTX Companion, go to this websitehttp://www. open-tx. org/, click on the “Downloads” tab and download the “OpenTX 2. 1.
Simon Cocker  |  Feb 14, 2007  |  0 comments
The Evo 7 package includes a 7-channel 35MHz (FM / PPM 10kHz) Tx that’s equipped with a full complement of switches, sliders and two 3D digi-adjusters. A multi-function socket on the back provides the charge point, trainer, simulator and PC interface, and the unit is powered by a pre-installed 6-cell, 1500mAh, 7. 2V power pack. Also included is a 7-channel Micro-IPD Rx, together with a standard RF module.
David Ashby  |  Jan 09, 2009  |  0 comments
Macgregor Industries have released a service advisory notice to all JR DSX-9 owners – “Late last year a potential issue was identified with the stick wiring of JR X9303 2. 4GHz transmitters. The X9303 is the American version of the DSX9. The MacGregor/JR DSX9 was modified to make it CE compliant.
Steve Dorling  |  Mar 12, 2008  |  0 comments
Plenty to choose from, but which is right for your model? Servos are probably the most complex and delicate components within an R/C system, engineering marvels that most of us take for granted. Both electronic and mechanical in operation, the servo provides fine control of the model's surfaces as dictated by the movement of the sticks and switches on your Tx (transmitter). So what makes this little box of tricks tick?LAID BAREEvery servo contains a small printed circuit board, upon which a few amplifier components are situated, and there are various other bits and bobs of 'electrickery' attached to that. A few wires connect this board to the servo drive motor and the feedback potentiometer situated immediately beneath the mechanical gearbox, and that's about it.
David Ashby  |  Feb 26, 2008  |  0 comments
Thanks go to forum user Timbo for spotting this story recently and passing on the news relating to the "QuickConnect” Voltage Recovery System for DSM2 AIR receivers. Performance modellers have known for some time that care must be taken to ensure adequate power supplies for their airborne system. It’s true for all radios systems, but it’s doubly important when using high performance servos, flying harder manouevers, and trying to save weight with inadequate batteries and/or regulators. Spektrum systems are designed with an operating threshold of 3.
David Ashby  |  Jun 10, 2011  |  0 comments
In response to feedback from DMSX transmitter owners, Horizon Hobby have discovered that in some “rare instances”, DSMX equipped transmitters with certain product ID (PID) codes may have a backwards compatibility issue that could cause a ‘hold’ when used with the following superseded DSM2 receivers: AR500, AR6100, AR6100E, AR6110, AR6110E, AR6200 and AR6300. The issue doesn’t affect 'DSM2 only' transmitters and those affected must return their transmitter to Horizon Hobby UK for a free firmware upgrade. Full details of the free collection and return service can be found at www. horizonhobby.
David Ashby  |  Jul 09, 2010  |  0 comments
Horizon Hobby have announced the release date for the new Spektrum DX-8 system. The long awaited higher-end radio should arrive some time in August all being well. Boasting a back-lit screen and new programming software designed from the ground up, the 30 model memory system is also the first Spektrum radio to feature telemetry where receiver battery voltage, flight log data and signal quality can be displayed on the Tx screen. External sensors also allow rpm, external voltage and temperature to be displayed on screen in real time.
David Ashby  |  Feb 10, 2012  |  0 comments
Spektrum have just unveiled a new model in the form of a range-topping DX18 aero transmitter. The telemetry equipped, 18-channel unit boasts dual aeriels and abck-lit screen along with all the usual high-end features you'd expect. The spec list is below and there's more at Horizon's UK website. A release date and pricing areawaited.
Tim Mackey  |  Nov 11, 2009  |  0 comments
Thanks go to forum member Pete B for spotting this bulletin about the DX6i transmitter. If you own a DX6i then best check this out. . .
David Ashby  |  Jul 31, 2007  |  0 comments
When we look back on the year 2007 I think we'll use just a couple of numbers to sum up our flying memories. . . 2.

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