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02-07-2006 02:45 PM  12 years agoPost 1
lbowen

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I now have over 4 hours of flying on the DX6/Kontronik ESC/401 gyro/all HS56 servos/ Medusa 2800 / TP2100 3s. I have tried lots of pitch curves and all are fine though linear is less challenging for the Jazz to keep the Medusa at RPM . I have had 0 issues with binding and it is so easy to do per the extra sheet that came with the radio. I have even changed gyro settings ,etc. without rebinding and problem. I did put some shrink wrap on the "ratchet" as per a suggestion on RR. That was extremely helpful! My throttle is smooth but stays where I place it with just a bit of friction and that is easy to adjust by gently bending the spring that I have the shrink wrap on - As per the suggestion the wrap is not heated just slipped over the spring metal. The radio charges overnight (9-12 hours) and operates 2+ hours on a charge which is much more than my Optic 6s. GLITCH FREE FLYING IS GREAT! I fly in my basement with enormous RF generators from things that drove the Optic 6 crazy but 0 effect on the DX6! I am really looking forward to the next version of this radio but this one is excellent for now . Just the antenna is worth the try - it is short and never in the way .

lbowen

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02-07-2006 02:52 PM  12 years agoPost 2
axis

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Yessir I love mine too. No more glitches. I had mine out at a field for the first time on Saturday and experienced plenty of range and zero glitching.

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02-07-2006 03:22 PM  12 years agoPost 3
drdot

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fwiw..

AMEN!

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02-07-2006 03:57 PM  12 years agoPost 4
catfight

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Luv mine too :0) I am thinking of upgrading the tx battery to something more realistic- way too short operating time.

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02-07-2006 04:22 PM  12 years agoPost 5
axis

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Yea I noticed that too. it's just a nickel I think.

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02-07-2006 06:27 PM  12 years agoPost 6
lbowen

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I am getting atleast 2:30 time on a charge - are you wanting even more and what are some of you been getting on your DX6?

lbowen

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02-07-2006 07:06 PM  12 years agoPost 7
BrainDrain_dx

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Should I feel bad I never even powered up the radio, I just cut out the sending unit and put it in a 6102? Same glitch free operation, better radio

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02-07-2006 07:11 PM  12 years agoPost 8
axis

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Is the radio still in decent condition? Like as in able to be fixed if somebody had a broken radio as a donor?

As for time on a charge, I really dont know. The battery alarm has only beeped at me once. I'm not to hip on the wall charger, which I have been using. I think tonight I am going to take that battery out of the radio and discharge it and then charge it to see what kind of numbers I get.

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02-07-2006 07:17 PM  12 years agoPost 9
BrainDrain_dx

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There is nothing wrong with it. Just no sending unit.

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02-07-2006 07:36 PM  12 years agoPost 10
catfight

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Mine charges up to 11. something with the stock (50 mah!)charger but does not last for even an hour. Thinking about building a pack. I wonder if a different charger would help? What voltage do you guys get?

Thanks

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02-07-2006 08:02 PM  12 years agoPost 11
nescubaman

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Chino, CA

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BrainDrain_dx... sorry for the ignorance here, but does that mean you have a 2.4gig 6102 (Jr radio, correct?) now? That would be cool. One of the things I don't like about the DX6 is 3 point curves instead of five. Maybe that is just a mental thing and 3 is fine.

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02-07-2006 08:24 PM  12 years agoPost 12
axis

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The most I have seen on mine is 10 point something..

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02-07-2006 08:43 PM  12 years agoPost 13
jack726

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Cerritos California

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It only takes 10 min to drop the Spectrum module into a 6102. You do need to solder 3 wires. There is an excellent how to on this forum.

The results is one sweet radio.

The only problem is, I was going to replace my 6102 from ebay, but they keep bidding the prices up to a ridiculous amount.

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02-08-2006 04:06 AM  12 years agoPost 14
rstacy

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Rochester, NY

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Should I feel bad I never even powered up the radio, I just cut out the sending unit and put it in a 6102? Same glitch free operation, better radio
I wonder if there would ever be a problem trying to fly that modified radio at an AMA sanctioned event or field.
According to the Frequency Coordinator that I spoke with, it would be a problem.

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02-08-2006 04:58 AM  12 years agoPost 15
OICU812

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I ask the same question.... I recently spoke to a good freind of mine who said same thing to me, only MAAC which is Canuck version of AMA. I would like to know as well as I would love to convert a 6102,,, but if I want to fly my models on Spektrum at a funfly event or something and anything happened cause accidents do,,,, what then?? Good point rstacy, I am very interested in how this modded radio would look in the eyes of AMA / MAAC,,, etc....

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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02-08-2006 03:45 PM  12 years agoPost 16
BrainDrain_dx

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Wichita KS

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Haven't been on a ama field in 8 years, dont plan on going anytime soon.

rcgroups thread on 6102 conversion

Ama Legal mumbo jumbo

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02-08-2006 06:13 PM  12 years agoPost 17
rstacy

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I am very interested in how this modded radio would look in the eyes of AMA / MAAC,,, etc....
It then becomes a question of who is capable of modifying a radio and regardless of the field requirements, do you want to stand in the vicinity of the aircraft being flown by the person that did the modifications without knowing just how well it was done.
Yes I know that we all think we are the best at modifying and soldering but seriously, we cant all be the best...

Braindrain, I understand your comments however many of us do.

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02-08-2006 07:53 PM  12 years agoPost 18
lbowen

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The weather just got OK for outside flying ( a bit gusty for the challenge) and the DX6 had no glitches in an area that was not to good to my Optic 6. There was no AMA rep. around and that issue will need some attention as ownership of this probably "here to stay" radio tech. gains followers. Lots of people mod. their radios and we never know who they are if their models fly and local T.V. stations stay on the air.

lbowen

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02-08-2006 08:19 PM  12 years agoPost 19
Awamori

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I also jumped on the DX6 bandwagon, and I have never been happier. My optic 6 / Electron combo was a glitch waiting to happen every flight. Tried everything within my power with out spending what it would have cost for the DX6. About to hit my 10th flight with not one single hick-up. I love this radio! Some people complain of pitch curve and raio features. I will admit I miss my timer but for what I'm getting in flight security ITS PRICELESS!

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02-08-2006 08:38 PM  12 years agoPost 20
Hoverdown3K

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Rochester, New York

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Doesn't this worry anyone? Most choppers have all the things they mentioned...

Since the range of the DX-6 seems to be very good, why has this radio been declared a "parkflyer" system?
Jon Adams replied that while the range can often exceed 1400 feet (his personal definiton of the range of the unit, there are important considerations that preclude the use of the DX-6 in normal size and larger models. The most important fact is that significant metal objects, (metal motors, tuned pips, mufflers and such) carbon fiber panels and/or skins and structures, large masses of lipo or other batteries and even some types of model covering can completely block THE LINE OF SIGHT TO THE RX or block enough to significantly degrade the the DX-6 signal, as can water vapor, rain, trees, buildings, etc.

-= I know there is Money in RC helicopters. I put it there=-

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