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Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« on: February 12, 2009, 04:23:24 PM »

Has anyone experience of this product?
The price is great - 40$US

I've just bought one but the instructions regarding binding the receiver seem a bit odd - putting a link on the Rx Battery connector and connecting the Battery to a Rx servo channel.

I'd appreciate any thoughts.

See details at http://r2hobbies.com/proddetail.php?prod=rcps61206_61411&utm_source=streamsend&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1813771&utm_campaign=no%20interference%20quality%202.4g%20radio%20system%20available
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 05:03:31 PM »

lasatalayas,

A friend of mine has got one of these with three receivers - he says it does exactly what it says on the tin!

He has sent me a URL which discusses the system at very great length.  I will  send you the reference.

Most adjustments - including servo reversing etc are done via a programming lead to a computer - there has been some discussion about the link not working (or not working easily) with Vista.

I am planning to order a set in the next few days - no doubt you have found that there are two receivers from turborix - I want the single-box receiver.

more later,
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 06:31:06 PM »

Thats the way binding is done on the Spektrum 5E.   Pete M
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 07:33:30 PM »

Pete M
So is it OK to plug the battery connector into a servo port and the shoring link into the battery port?
Seems to go against normal electronic practice!
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 09:12:35 PM »

Yes it's fine.  As PeteM says, it's the way Spektrum sets go into binding mode.  The link doesn't do anything daft like shorting + to - but earths the data line.

HTH

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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 08:13:49 AM »

My friend with the radio says that the ability to change receivers is simple and wonderful - so I assume its troublefree and reliable - however they do it.  He has three of the 2-piece receivers, and is quite happy with them

The discussion I was pointed at is
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_8142605/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm
There is a lot of interesting information among the posts.  feel free to ignore and "attitude" you may detect - they aren't Mayhemmers
A lot of the detail I don't understand - I never expect to drive a helicopter!
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 08:22:17 AM »

Thanks everyone for your help.
I've now got it working okay.
My problem was caused by the servos sent me with the Tx/Rx having a plastic extrusion on the side the plug which meant they could only go in the worng way round. I matched the battery connector to have the same orientation which of course was then also wrong.
Having now shaved the extrusion and connected everything the other way round all now works as it should.
Unfortunately the instructions supplied with the set were a little unclear and could do with some improvement.
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 12:24:41 PM »

Having got my system working I hope these pictures may be of help to others.
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 12:33:45 PM »

Ken,

Now those ares what I call useful instructions..
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 01:33:31 PM »


Now those ares what I call useful instructions..

Quite right! lessons to be learned there by some manufacturers!   <*<
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 11:19:01 PM »

I have these, only done short testing so far, the instructions are pretty useless, however the same set is manufactured in other names, flysky being one of them. If you google flysky they have downloadable instructuions, which are quite good.

Couple of points to mention.

A lot of the programmes are designed for rc helicopters (I also fly these) so some of the terminology can be a bit confusing if you are not familiar with it. You keep your particular settings in a folder on your pc, so really model memory is infinite, you plug in the tx to the pc (lead supplied) and open the relevent folder!, so when you are at the lake, that is the setting you have. For a boat thats no problem really, as the sticks will be doing the same job (except if you have a programme/boat with different mixing?)

The left sick does not have "self centring", as a helicopter cannot have this, and there is a ratchet on it, so for boats, you have to open up the tx, take the ratchet off, and I used the self centre action of left and right on the throttle stick, and moved it to give self centring on the up/down travel on the left throttle stick (assuming you want standard uk mode 2 throttle on left).

I have made a disc that goes over the left stick, as the left/right movement now has no function. The disc has a slot, so the stick only goes up/down. THe riight stick is set up for rudder (left/right), but it also goes up /down, this is an extra channel, for me, this has no function yet, but I was thinking it could be used for twin screw mixing?
2 knobs on the top, I have set them up for turning a fire monitor, as they are proportional knobs. 2 switches on the top, I set these as firstly nav/cabin lights on and off, and the second for smoke generator on/off, or fire monitor pump, depending on the model.( I bought 2 receivers)

THe rx  aerials are notoriously brittle, helicopter forums are recommending putting a blob of glue on them to make it stronger. When delivered the first rx was bound, it took minutes to bind the second rx. THe tx has a good quality feel to it (for the money). I do however want to do more testing before the set is used in a more expensive model. A friend bought a set at the same time, he has been testing in rc cars, and has said the range is shorter than that of his 40meg set, but I have not experienced this. Here is a short video of my youngest thrashing about with the turborix set (looks like there are no "splashes breaking the signal" )problems :}

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJIeAievxps
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 04:44:03 AM »

I cannot get the link to r2hobbies to work.
It may be becuase I am in China.

If others can, could somebody please tell if there is an email contact?
So I can email them.
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2009, 06:10:50 AM »

Its working hear    http://r2hobbies.com/index.php

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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2009, 07:27:11 AM »

Email: cs@r2hobbies.com
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009, 07:56:38 AM »

Its working hear    http://r2hobbies.com/index.php

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Hi Proteus

Maybe they are blocking china.
I get this message below.

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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2009, 07:57:28 AM »

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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2009, 03:20:57 PM »

Hi wideawake

                i wouldnt hold your breath trying to find a c.e mark on the turborix set...
  ive got the 40 meg f.m set......6 channels  for about 30 squids including the postage.....and there aint no c.e mark unless its in chinese ..swahili ..or invisible ink...

           on enquiring i was informed that the c.e mark is on the box.....well thats all right then... :-))

                 Only problem ..............it came with no box %%

                           regards.............bob......( still looking )
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2009, 03:35:09 PM »

Hi Bob

No I wasn't holding my breath!   In fact my comment about CE marking was rather tongue in cheek.  I rather doubt that it'll be marked.  It won't necessarily stop me using one but would certainly mean that I couldn't and wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.

I also want to explore the TX power since if the advertised 800mW is anything like true it's way over the permitted limit in the UK.

Cheers

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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2009, 03:36:38 PM »

Bob
enlighten us so far,is it any good
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2009, 03:53:44 PM »

Certainly is    :-))  works a treat..........haven't tried it with other radios yet as not sure if they would catch light when you power up {-)

         If it doesn.t cause trouble then certainly worth the price

                   regards      bob
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 11:14:48 PM »

sems to be a lot of controversy about if you are not spending hundreds of pounds then a product isnt up to the mark, my turborix set, in my hand now, is CE marked, so for all the sceptics, it does the job, at an affordable price, is ce marked, and same price as a budget 40mhz set with a lot less features.

Regarding the dx6i, This set is held in high regard with rc helicopter boys, but is it not a little "overcomplicated and fussy" for boat users?
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2009, 11:16:21 PM »

for anyone wondering, I have just inspected my turborix 2.4 set, it is CE marked. :-))
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2009, 01:51:56 AM »

I could not get the website in China.
This is because there is already another exclusive agent in China for certain products.

But I am now using a proxy so can see it.

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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2009, 11:18:56 AM »

Is r2hobbies the only place to obtain these,fleabay only shows 1,p+p too high though
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Re: Turborix 2.4G 6 Channel Digital Programmable Radio Gear
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2009, 11:36:34 AM »

Where is the best place to get a turborix set then,only one place i can find and the postage,
doubles the price
Mark

http://www.alebproducts.com/proddetail.php?prod=radioset002

52.89 all in, just ordered one, don't tell the wife.
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