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02-08-2006 09:23 PM  12 years agoPost 21
Rob_T

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Given the JR/Horizon flavor of the Spektrum, it would be really nice to see a version of the 9303 will a full range 2.4GHz DSS system. I think that would end the debate and 72MHz radios would be obsolete from that day.

I'm happy with my DX6 so far, but I do miss a lot of the bells and whistles from my other radios. Given the target market of park flyers & micro helis, I'm surprised there is no timer function (to protect those lipos...)

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02-08-2006 09:34 PM  12 years agoPost 22
jack726

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Having had my Ham Radio Licence for 40 years I believe I am capable of modifying a simple radio. The FCC and AMA are in the former and should be in the latter case concerned with modifications to the RF section of a radio. The encoder is considered to be no different than a microphone plugged into a audio radio to the FCC. Anyone who knows how to solder can very easily solder the 3 wires required to do this mod.

I consider the mere act of swapping a Transmitter crystal on the 6102 to be of more danger than the spectrum mod. The act of changing the crystal is illegal and definitely detunes the transmitter. That is why most Transmitters require you to change the whole RF module instead.

The reason the DX6 is considered a park flyer is not so much range, since they can get out about two miles on one watt, rather it is a matter of penetration. 2.4 G waves do not penetrate objects readily; a large heli or plane can easily block the signal. This is why they use 2 receivers and 2 antennas on the park flyers. I sure hope they can overcome this limitation.

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02-08-2006 09:38 PM  12 years agoPost 23
11290

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I fully understand where you guys are coming from on this, however.

The only "modification" required when putting the DX6 board in the place of the 72mhz board of the JR6102 radio is the soldering of 3 wires. No changes to the electronics on the boards are required

We never seem to have any worries when people have to solder their connectors on the battery, speed controller or the antenna wire for a base load antenna. Failure of one of these solder connections will/can have the same results as a radio failure, i.e. an out of control aircraft.

Also, no one seems to have any problem with changing out the crystals of a 72 mhz radio in case of needing a wider range for the frequency board.
Many people have said that the radio must be "retuned" for the new TX crystal, but how many people actually do it.

Having said all that, I do not fly at an AMA field nor do I intend to so I am happy with my "Spektrumized JR6102". The best of both systems for me.

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02-08-2006 09:42 PM  12 years agoPost 24
Pistol Pete

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would this work on a jr8103? (knowing I will loose two channels)

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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02-08-2006 11:19 PM  12 years agoPost 25
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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Pete I asked seevral people who moded this radio into a 6102 etc,,, the only two radio it has been successfully transformed into is a 6102 and a 10X. The 6102 apparently is a 10 minute job, the 10X is more difficult. The 8103 doesen't work because of case size I guess. One thing to remember is AMA will not cover you if you are at a fun fly event or at your feild. If an accident happens you will be on your own with a modded radio. This is what I have been hearing anyways. If you only fly by yourself in middle of nowhere you'll be ok doing that though. Kind of silly as I too like features and why Spektrum didn't at least build an upgraded radio with Spektrum is beyond me. I hope they really get other models and modules available soon as I want on the wagon to

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

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02-09-2006 02:16 AM  12 years agoPost 26
OICU812

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Given the JR/Horizon flavor of the Spektrum, it would be really nice to see a version of the 9303 will a full range 2.4GHz DSS system. I think that would end the debate and 72MHz radios would be obsolete from that day.
Amen or a module for a Futaba 9C Super for Futaba guy like me!!! I can't wait for this technology to engulf RC! Let her rip, maybe we should all flood horizon with emails for a better tx setup then the dx6 system...!! Sounds good to me, maybe then they would listen to our crys!

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

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02-09-2006 03:14 AM  12 years agoPost 27
Tioli

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Just finished my Spektrumized JR6102 hack. Very easy, very successful, very cool having the features of the 6102 and the confidence of the 2.4gHz.

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02-28-2006 09:20 PM  12 years agoPost 28
nescubaman

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Chino, CA

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Did my Dx6/6102 mod over this past weekend.... love it Very simple to do.

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03-03-2006 04:05 AM  12 years agoPost 29
Mr.B

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Plano, Texas

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2.4 GHz signal blocking?
I see several 2.4GHz testimonials and I beleive this is the next great thing.

But, I've heard that CF frames are a significant issue with this radio.

Anyone using the dx6 receiver with a SE or 3rd party CF frame?

If so, how did you route your antennas? Are they at 90 degrees as recommended?

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03-03-2006 04:17 AM  12 years agoPost 30
jack726

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Mr B

Where did you get this info? To my understanding and expierience this radio works perfect with the carbon frames.

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03-03-2006 04:25 AM  12 years agoPost 31
gkoutsis

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Athens Greece

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the only two radio it has been successfully transformed into is a 6102 and a 10X.
Can you give me more info on the 10X?

George

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03-04-2006 12:30 AM  12 years agoPost 32
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw..

Works perfectly with the carbon frames...That's the reason I went with the DX..

John.

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03-04-2006 02:29 AM  12 years agoPost 33
catfight

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USA

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awamori,

What do you think about those 3 INCH antennae?

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