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Title: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on June 19, 2017, 09:44:02 pm
I bought my DX6 brand new in January for sub 130 from SMC including receiver. Within a couple of weeks the price shot up to 165 ish and now it seems they've hit 200 plus. I think there have been distributor importer issues? still its simply profiteering  >>:-(
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: Netleyned on June 20, 2017, 07:47:43 am
Mine was 70 TX only from Anglia Model Centre 5 years ago so it looks like its onwards and upwards <*<


Ned
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: jarvo on June 20, 2017, 08:57:04 am
Dont forget that the pound has gone down in value,
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: timbo on June 20, 2017, 09:53:51 am
What model did you get Andy, been looking at getting one my self getting a bit fed up with having loads of transmitters.
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on June 20, 2017, 09:55:40 am
Dont forget that the pound has gone down in value,


Not since January it has remained fairly constant
The pound dived after Brexit last June long before
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on June 20, 2017, 09:57:45 am
What model did you get Andy, been looking at getting one my self getting a bit fed up with having loads of transmitters.


DX6 which is overkill but the price was good then
I get 6 channel receivers for 20 as they're  cheaper than 4 channel here


My source
https://gb.foxbuying.com/ar6210-6-channel-dsmx-receiver-for-spektrum.html?gclid=CN7TrPuHzNQCFd2p7QodkC4HMQ
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on June 20, 2017, 10:15:27 am
Just bought another two

Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on June 20, 2017, 10:27:36 am
Just realised I bought the wrong one but they'll change my order for AR600 same price
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: timbo on June 20, 2017, 10:49:14 am
Owch
Just had a look 196  <:(
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on June 20, 2017, 11:10:47 am
Transmitter only seems cheapest at Cornwall models
155
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 20, 2017, 04:56:40 pm
Futaba have a new 2.4 basic transmitter and receiver for the 80-00 mark.
No computerised set up, linear trims.
Thinking of ditching my spektrums for this.
Receivers a bit pricey but you can't have everything.


Bob
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on June 20, 2017, 06:31:48 pm
Only 1272  ;D
(https://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/horizon/prodpic/Spektrum-DX20-20-Channel-DSMX-Multimode-AR9020-Receiver-094SPM20000EU_b_0.JPG)
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on June 20, 2017, 06:39:09 pm
@Timbo
Good alternative
http://www.kingslynnmodelshop.co.uk/p12625/Spektrum_DX6e_6CH_System_Transmitter_Only/product_info.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=xigen_shopping_feed&gclid=CjwKEAjwj6PKBRCAy9-07PeTtGgSJAC1P9xG4weJTZ6iKtnzXWMaopS1ln_dyaaQb95F1e_8S4vtfRoCD1Lw_wcB
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: timbo on June 24, 2017, 10:36:49 am
Gum tree
Don't you just love it DX6i with receiver  70 🖒👊
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: Captain Flack on June 24, 2017, 03:02:52 pm
Don't forget the Orange/Lemon RXs at 8 .00 ish. :-) :-)
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: timbo on June 24, 2017, 03:05:40 pm
There is one included  :-))
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad.......Spektrum FIX
Post by: T33cno on July 25, 2017, 08:21:20 pm
I just bought a faulty DX6 off eBay 60, I thought it would be good value for spares.
First thing I did was take it apart but nothing visual. Next I googled for Spektrum system faults and found a very nice post on resetting  :}
 :-))  Result fixed!!
It was the first firmware version 1 and I've successfully updated it to the latest just out this month version 1:20 8)


Screen protection has never been removed so it is like brand new
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: Yoshic48 on July 26, 2017, 08:02:06 pm
I bought my DX6 brand new in January for sub 130 from SMC including receiver. Within a couple of weeks the price shot up to 165 ish and now it seems they've hit 200 plus. I think there have been distributor importer issues? still its simply profiteering  >>:-(
I just looked into spectrum was going to get DX8 there are problems ? of dealers? and no supply as pulling out? I did get a response from the US but they carnt sell so I changed my mind now and getting another make?? look into it before buying not sure what the problem is great radio gear but maybe soon No back up?? that's all the info I got good luck all
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: cos918 on July 26, 2017, 08:11:31 pm
I just looked into spectrum was going to get DX8 there are problems ? of dealers? and no supply as pulling out? I did get a response from the US but they carnt sell so I changed my mind now and getting another make?? look into it before buying not sure what the problem is great radio gear but maybe soon No back up?? that's all the info I got good luck all


Look at FrSky
John
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: ChrisF on July 26, 2017, 08:36:51 pm
I've got one Hitec Tx and have just ordered another.
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on July 26, 2017, 09:04:27 pm
I have 2 generation 2 DX6 and a generation 3 DX6 all spot on  :-))
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: Yoshic48 on July 27, 2017, 05:45:46 pm
I've got one Hitec Tx and have just ordered another.
Hi guys and gals yes Nothing wrong with spectrum sets But wholesalers that did not sign up were taken off the ones who (owed money on there accounts) they kept?? presume trying to get paid so the importer has pulled out I believe ?? So going to get the Graupner MX-16 8 pick up Friday??
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: Yoshic48 on July 27, 2017, 05:49:56 pm
By the way any (best Battery??) recommended 12v looking at 22Ah maybe only room for one though possible running 2 MFA 800 ?? (Tug)
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on July 28, 2017, 08:45:37 pm
I just bought these boys
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Spektrum-DX6i-Transmitters-and-Spektrum-Hard-case/282583855730?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Spektrum-DX6i-Transmitters-and-Spektrum-Hard-case/282583855730?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


The case identifies them as DSM2   BUT  the settings show them as DSM2 DSMX auto select so I have the best of both worlds and no air updates etc.


Initially one of them was not working correctly in that both sticks were cross talking. A system reset again came to the rescue  :-)) .
Now obsolete but good as new with no scratches


Spec on Spektrum dot com only mentions DSM DSM2

 https://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM6600


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-TBG9rg9/0/4a517145/X2/IMG_1855-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on July 28, 2017, 09:00:24 pm
FYI
This is hard to beat, yes?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222501599590
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: Netleyned on July 28, 2017, 09:04:28 pm
The X to the right of the LCD window
shows it to be the crossover from Dsm2
to dsmx
Will work with both modes of RX.
Ned

Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad
Post by: T33cno on July 28, 2017, 09:15:33 pm
The X to the right of the LCD window
shows it to be the crossover from Dsm2
to dsmx
Will work with both modes of RX.
Ned


 {-) thanks Ned I never spotted that.


Just ordered backlights  :-))
Title: Re: Spektrum gone mad.....Li ion battery FAULT!!!!!!!!!!! and shut down
Post by: T33cno on September 17, 2017, 02:44:40 pm
On two occasions my TX has shut down without warning.
Today at Balne Moor was the second time. I had noted only minutes earlier that the battery was showing 7.2 and yet no warning just went dead.
I assumed this to be a low battery voltage issue.


THE PROBLEM IS THE OPPOSITE!!!!!
At home I have removed the battery and put a voltmeter across it to find it read over 20 volts  >>:-(   This is an intermittent problem but now the battery is bin fodder as it is unreliable.   SO BE WARNED


EDIT just to prove the test meter is OK I tried it on my second Li battery and 7.3 volts  plus a 4x AA rechargeables read 5.3 volts