Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Soon they released V2 of telemetry receivers claiming that telemetry data range is up to 500 meters. Well, I bought that one too. Telemetry range was improved but not as claimed. I could get maximum of 80 to 100 meters of telemetry data.
I have to point out that receiving signal range for control of the aircraft never was an issue either in V1 or V2 telemetry receivers, only telemetry data range.
This one is, so called, Long Range receiver, with control range up to 3.5 kilometres and telemetry data range up to 1 kilometre, at least that is what specification says.
And here is Part 1 of review. Unfortunately, at this time there is only 12 channel receiver available , either with S.BUS or CPPM output. I hope that if this performs well, HobbyKing will make 6, 7, 8 and 9 channell versions.
Link to product: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx-r1220xlr-12ch-2-4ghz-dsm2-dsmx-comp-long-range-rx-w-sat-div-ant-f-safe-s-bus.html
Friday, July 14, 2017
As I have been for 8 years in this hobby, I have used couple of different servo manufacturers for my foam airplanes.
Since there are a lot of cheap Chinese servos on the market, I made this video to help you decide which one to buy.
You can always play on safe and buy Hitec HXT900 servo, but these TowerPro SG90 are much cheaper and have the same quality as Hitec ones.
The problem is that there are a lot of bad copies on eBay and you have to be careful when buying the original ones.
So, check my video and here is the link on eBay from which I have purchased my servos last time:
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