i am looking for a transmitter/ receiver with voltage telemetry and as many position switches as possible
The spektrum DX8 seems to fit the bill but i have seen alot of people complaining about sudden loss of connection for no reason - this has a 3 position switch - its the bad reviews that convince me not to buy it.
Futabas only system with telemetry is the T14sg but it looks like that only has 2 position switches.
is there any transmitter with a 6 position switch built in (without having to use two physical switches) that also has telemetry or is the DX8 actually reliable ?
I have been using the DX8 for 3 years now with helicopters small plains and now for 18 months using dji and using APM2.5
on Quad copters and I use the 3 position switch and as far as I am concerned in my thinking DX8 is the one for me but that is only my own thoughts and use.
Hi, thanks for reply, and you have never had any issues?
I haven't used the telemetry on it but have built and used it on a few quad copters that I have built and flown
you can see some of the things that I have built and re built over the time that I have been on quads
https://www.youtube.com/user/BobNorthWales1/videos let me no what you think hoping this helps you.
I agree. I have the Spektrum Dx7s and I haven't had any problems with the transmitter and receiver. Although, I wish I purchased the DX8, because I could use the extra channel. - I would want more if I had 8 too. :)
I have the Spektrum TM1000 (- for telemetry), but it has given me problems binding. The bind opening on the telemetry has moved/shifted for some reason and the plug isn't able bind the TM1000 to the receiver anymore (5 months old).
The 14SG has 6 three position switches, one two position, and one two position momentary.
If its switches you want , also look at the Spektrum DX18 or the 10S, the latter having switch MODULES so you can customise your layout.
You might look into the Hitec Aurora 9. I use this tx, it is awesome. By itself, it gives main batt voltage, and that can be alarmed. With the telemetry module you can monitor: voltage, amperage, (with extrapolated wattage), 4 temperature sensors,2 RPM sensors, one optical and one magnetic. All of this can be extremely useful. In fact, it was my idea to have the tx remember all of the highest readings so you can make note of them. How hot did that esc get, what was my max RPM,etc.? Hitec listens to their users and puts their ideas into their software upgrades.
You can also break into the module and change out the ant. wire, so you can amp the signal. I have heard of of ranges of many miles, without loss of telemetry. I have not done this yet, but soon.
As far as a 6-pos switch, get a 6-pos switch and swap it out for switch C. Of course, doing any of this voids the warranty, but I never had any problem with mine, and I have repaired broken switches myself, it's easy.
Check it out.
thanks - loads of options here!
Hi Thomas, Do you get flight mode, distance from take-off position, altitude and GPS sat count on the Aurora 9 as well?
Negative on that. But that's what the APM is for.
Also used this TX for last few years and other than availability of the TX battery packs, which i cant seem to find online. This gets a thumbs up from me..