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12-03-2012 04:51 PM  5 years agoPost 41
rcnut

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Voodoo101,

I am using both setups...AR7200BX with DSMX sat, and a Beast-X with a Spektrum receiver and one DSM2 sat. Both work great.

The AR7200BX can be used with or with out the sat. I choose to use a sat for piece of mind. The wiring is very clean vs. the Beast-X with a Spektrum receiver. I filled every empty slot with power plugs. At least two for each unit.

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12-03-2012 05:17 PM  5 years agoPost 42
McKrackin

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Somebody uses the search engine

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-04-2012 10:35 AM  5 years agoPost 43
icanfly

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I just read this through. It's like this.

Beastx with 1 or 2 DSMX only SATELLITES will work, no less than 2 is recommended for large helis. 3 is ideal (that's 6 antennas, star pattern)

Any Spectrum rx with 1 satellite and Beastx will work.

The Beastx with one only Satellite is not recommended because it is similar to one rx and has a limited range (2 antennas).

All Spectrum DSMX rx's and Satellites have two antennas each.

Dsm2 and DSMX are NOT COMPATIBLE.

THE BEASTX is a DSMX only compatible Gyro controller.

Since there is a large e-motor and battery(s) on a big heli
WHERE IS THE OPTIMAL PLACEMENT OF RX and its 1 or 2 possible SATELLITES on a heli?

The rx/satellite antenna configuration should be placed in a zyx, or 3 axis pattern for best reception at great distances.

btw, one Beastx with one satellite is like have one rx(2 antennas). If Voodoo101 flys way out then it is a safe bet he will want either 1 rx/satellite with his BeastX or 2 DSMX satellites.

The BeastX can be bound and operated with only satellites and needs no rx, like some other 3axis gyros out there.

THE BEASTX IS DSMX compatible ONLY. The manual is online.

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12-04-2012 10:51 AM  5 years agoPost 44
McKrackin

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The BeastX will not accept two satellites will it?

And it will work with DSM2 or DSMX satellites.You can use DSM2 satellite RX with BeastX but you need to get special optional adapter to connect Spektrum satellite RX to BeastX DI1 port.

Also, when you bind the DSM2 satellite RX with BeastX, you need to follow manual instruction for binding procedure. DSM2 and DSMX binding procedure are not the same.
Dsm2 and DSMX are NOT COMPATIBLE.
The BeastX is not a RX and it doesn't matter which satellite you use.
And DSM2 and DSMX are indeed compatible...just not when mixing them in a single RX set up.You can use a DSMX satellite and it will work fine with your DSM2 radio or use a DSM2 satellite and it will work fine with your DSMX radio.

The AR7200BX is not a BeastX but has one integrated into it.
It is primarily a Spektrum RX and requires the proper satellite if you choose to use a satellite at all.

And again...pretty sure one satellite is all you can use on either.
All Spectrum DSMX rx's and Satellites have two antennas each.
That is not true either.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-04-2012 11:14 AM  5 years agoPost 45
McKrackin

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And again...this thread is several months old.
I assume the OP has figured it out or given up by now.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-05-2012 01:45 AM  5 years agoPost 46
Voodoo101

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Just so ya know....
I figured it out.

I went with the over kill process. One AR9002 with two Spekturm Sats.

Flys like a dream, all the range I could ever use.

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12-05-2012 08:14 PM  5 years agoPost 47
mrloudly

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The question I asked:

I am flying 700 sized heli's on the AR7200BX do I need to use a satellite receiver.

The answer is copied below

Happy landings ;-)

Hello Andrew ,

Thank you for contacting Horizon Hobby's Product Support Department.
*Please do not respond to this email* This email address is not monitored. Please use our inquiry form for any further correspondence.

No it is not necessary to use the satellite receivers.

To reply to this e-mail or to place another Horizon Hobby Support Inquiry, please visit our inquiry form. If you are referencing a past request, please include the following ticket number when prompted: 52,014

Our phone staff is available at 1-877-504-0233, Monday through Friday, 8am-7pm CST, Saturday 8-5pm CST and Sunday Noon-5PM CST.

Thank you for your inquiry and your support,
David
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Horizon Hobby Product Support
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12-05-2012 10:05 PM  5 years agoPost 48
mr dan

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The OP asked if it was needed using a BeastX, not the Ar7200BX. The BeastX unit requires an adaptor to use a single satellite receiver. And it is noted within the BeastX manual that using a single satellite receiver is only recomended for a 450 and smaller heli class, should you use a larger class heli, it is recomended you use a full range rx with additional sat.

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12-06-2012 06:28 AM  5 years agoPost 49
mrloudly

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"The 7200BX needs a DSMX sat to work and bind correctly.
McKrakin, I know it will continue to use the single sat but there is a reason for the switch. If the signal is to the point a switch is needed, I would feel safer with two. $30 is not much for the added insurance so nobody gets hurt and you don't lose a Heli in a preventable crash.
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The 7200BX does not need any sat's to bind and work correctly. See e-mail from Horizon above.

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07-11-2018 05:52 PM  4 days agoPost 50
OneHoof

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Question:

I have a Mikado VBar FBL Controller.

I need to order some satellite receiver antennas.

I spoke with Horizon Hobby, and ordered some DSMX Satellite Receivers.

He confirmed the DSMX is backwards compatible with my old JR9303 DSM2 transmitter.

The big question is, how to research to know the VBar is also compatible with the DSMX Satellite Receivers?

Does anyone know, or where I can research this?

Are the DSMX Satellites better than the old two antenna DSM2 Satellite Receivers?

Thanks guys.

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