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07-18-2006 03:13 PM  14 years ago
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taylorb

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Century Receiver in a Hawk Pro
I have a RD6000 Super and it came with Century's 6 CHANNEL 72MHZ UNIVERSAL MICRO RECEIVER. http://www.heli-world.com/detail.aspx?ID=589

I was wondering if this would work well in a Hawk Pro.

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Taylor
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07-18-2006 03:50 PM  14 years ago
SteveH

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Taylor,

I've not used that receiver but I see no technical reason why it would not work. From the looks, I would make sure I did a very good job of vibration isolating and padding it when I mounted it in the heli. My concerns are the exposed crystal mounting.
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07-18-2006 04:23 PM  14 years ago
taylorb

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I figured I could wraped it up really well with some foam to try to make it air tight. What are you concerns about the exposed crystal mounting? Is it that oil and stuff could get on it and short it out? Maybe I could put hot glue around it to help seal it off.

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Taylor
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07-18-2006 04:53 PM  14 years ago
Al Austria

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It might be worth reading the fine print:
Works for all FM 72MHz systems including Futaba, JR, Airtronics, and Hitec.
Range: 500m
Crystal is sold separately.
The range is only 500m which equates to about 1600 feet. Most "normal" receivers are capable of about 1-1.5 miles(nearly 8000 feet). It looks as if the Rx was designed with small electric helis in mind becuase with that short of a range it only seems adequate for such an application, IMHO.
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07-18-2006 05:13 PM  14 years ago
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Al,

I won't argue what RC system has what range, as it is determined by transmitter radiated power, receiver sensitivity, surounding RF noise level, antenna performance, antenna orientation, etc., but here is some specs on a Futaba R146iP 72MHz PCM reciever, which was the only other one that I was able to find quickly:

SPECS: Length: 28.7mm (1.12"
Width: 42.7mm (1.68"
Height: 20mm (.079"
Weight: 16.5 grams (.58 ounces)
Receiving range: 300 meters (984 feet) Range will differ with the
surroundings
Power requirement: 4.8V-6V.
Antenna length: 27"

Please note the Spec:"Receiving range: 300 meters (984 feet) Range will differ with the surroundings"

Taylor,

Since your are probably going to use your Hawk for training, and will be doing mostly close in hovering, I would suggest you install the receiver paying attention to packing it so the crystal is protected from vibration and other physical damage and then give it a standard range test to see if it will perform in the Hawk's environment.
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07-18-2006 05:16 PM  14 years ago
taylorb

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Would this be better?
Hitec Supreme 8-Channel FM Receiver
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXN543&P=0

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Taylor
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07-18-2006 05:21 PM  14 years ago
Al Austria

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At any rate, I would NOT recommend using that particular receiver becuase its contruction looks to be more suited for the lower vibrations of an electric. IMHO, you're better off getting a normal sized receiver where there would be no questions as far as its suitability for a 30 sized nitro.
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07-18-2006 05:22 PM  14 years ago
Al Austria

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taylorb,

Yes, the Hitec would be a MUCH better choice.
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07-18-2006 05:23 PM  14 years ago
SteveH

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Would this be better?
Hitec Supreme 8-Channel FM Receiver
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXN543&P=0
Yes, it would be a more appropriate reciever.
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07-18-2006 05:31 PM  14 years ago
taylorb

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Alright, I will get the Hitec. I was going to have to ordered a Y-harness to ues the other one anyways, so that is 10 bucks I can put towards the Hitec. I will use the Century one in maybe a t-rex or electric plane, if I decided to get one.

Thanks for the help

Taylor
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07-18-2006 06:48 PM  14 years ago
oldfart

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I agree with Al and Steve - get the HiTech of the two.

The micro receivers are generally manufactured with a range that is more suited to micro aircraft that you can't see well enough to fly beyond their more limited range.

They may well receive your TX's signal at a longer range, but they will also start responding to other signals as well. In order to make them "MICRO", other circuits are omitted, such as interference and image rejection circuits that will effect the signal to noise ratio that will directly impact on their safe reception range. That is why most are also single conversion (uses different xtals) instead dual conversion units like the bigger ones.
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07-19-2006 09:42 AM  14 years ago
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""Hitec Supreme 8-Channel FM Receiver"" (dual conversion),, I have used 2 or 3 of these receivers in my heli and planes and NEVER had a problem with them..

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07-19-2006 02:14 PM  14 years ago
taylorb

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Thanks Wasp, that is what I wanted to here.

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Taylor
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