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Which RC to buy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Stew Aug 20, 2012. 20 Replies

Hello everyone,I am tinkering with the APM 2.0 that I bought and planning to follow the hardware in the loop simulation as per the below wiki…Continue

Windows recognizes APM as FT232R USB UART

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Apr 1, 2012. 13 Replies

Hello Folks,I bought an APM and I just now connected it to my Windows 7 PC. As soon as I connect, the LEDs started flashing (which I think is a good thing). I followed the documentation on …Continue

Tags: APM to PC

Android to PhoneDrone to Telemetry to APM?

Started Feb 25, 2012 0 Replies

Dear Gurus,I am new to the world of UAVs and have some knowledge by the study of this website. I am contemplating about doing a proof of concept to have my android powered device display GPS data…Continue

 

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Jake Stew replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"I would point out two things... #1 You can do all the upgrades yourself with scrap parts, so you really can have a top of the line TX for just $55 with the 9X.  You can use LEDs or your own EL strip for the backlight, the firmware hack is not…"
Aug 20, 2012
Eddie Furey replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"+1 for Turnigy 9x, but only if you're planning on doing the upgrades. I think of it like a Jedi building his own lightsaber. :) If you're testing in a flight simulator then you can use the radio as stock. Replace the battery holder before…"
Aug 20, 2012
Andre K. replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"Graupner MX16 / 20 or better with Hott - you can use multiple recievers, (for additional redundancy or just extra outputs) - you will see signal strength and quality on the display (telemetry) - you can see voltages/current, GPS position, altitude,…"
Aug 20, 2012
Jake Stew replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"I forgot to mention that you'll probably want to make sure you get a right handed TX (mode 2).  It's usually not too hard to switch them, but opening them up and swapping springs is a pain."
Aug 19, 2012
Patricio replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"I have a Turnigy 9x + Frsky TX/RX with Telemetry  + Smartie Parts addon for loading er9x + LiPo Bateries. The setup is rock solid i am extremelly happy. The total cost of the setup is about $200   Hobbyking 1 Turnigy   9X 9Ch…"
Aug 19, 2012
Jake Stew replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"You want an 8 or 9 channel system.  You'll be wanting the extra channels sooner or later. For proper mode changes you will also want a 3-position switch on it.  Using the three position in combination with a…"
Aug 14, 2012
John replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"Thank you Guys for the guidance and sharing your opinions. When buying a RC, do I need to look for any particular configuration so I buy something that's compatible with my APM? Or are the RC's generally compatible? For example, can I buy…"
Aug 14, 2012
Jake Stew replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"Vernon, you're right.  I should have mentioned that you should flash the new PPM firmware.  However, I have suggested rather loudly that DIYdrones should post a warning about this issue. I have told them to post something on the main…"
Aug 11, 2012
Vernon Barry replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"@Jason, Sorry, didn't mean to insult in any way. You are at least using FrSky upgrade module which as I stated, is a valid work around to prevent the fly away scenario. Both Jake and Monroe use the stock receiver and didn't say…"
Aug 11, 2012
Jason Willis replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"I have upgraded my 9X and I'm very happy with it! Sorry if my opinion upset you but thats why it's MY opinion. "
Aug 11, 2012
RocketMan replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"I have a good one :) I did add the smartyparts board and the er9x I like it and I use the stock receiver for now too. All I can say-"
Aug 11, 2012
Vernon Barry replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"What it tells me is that they are cheap period. #1 question by new members is how cheap can I get into the air? In order to sell a radio that cheap, they need the cheapest components as you stated. When they cannot buy them that cheap, they…"
Aug 11, 2012
Jake Stew replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"I use mine stock.  Works just fine. Obviously the radio that sells 100 times as many units as the others is going to have more problem reports.  By the same logic I could say that there's more positive or no problem reports than any…"
Aug 10, 2012
Vernon Barry replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"Just today http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/flyaway-hexacopter?xg_source=activity ; yet another 9x flyaway. Yes, it's preventable. FrSKy module and/or the modded PPM firmware might have prevent this."
Aug 10, 2012
Vernon Barry replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"My only"
Aug 10, 2012
Jason Willis replied to John's discussion Which RC to buy
"I would highly recommend also getting the FrSky module/receiver, smartieparts.com board and change the firmware to er9x. The FrSky make setting up a fail safe easy and the er9x makes setting up the radio for the APM a whole lot easier. "
Aug 10, 2012

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