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03-19-2020 06:32 PM  4 months ago
UKhelinoob

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Hi All you heli freaks. My ORX JR TX module arrived. However, what receiver would you use in my Raptor. I have the OrangeRX with the sat, or the LEMON RX with it's sat. Me not sure..

Oh, The LEMON RX is only DSSS

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03-19-2020 11:01 PM  4 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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Personally ? I wouldn’t use either !!Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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03-19-2020 11:42 PM  4 months ago
UKhelinoob

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JuanRodriguez Personally ? I wouldn’t use either !!
No.. Why not may I ask (Just asking) How about the AR7010 X that's in my Raptor 60 then.. It should bind with my Orange Rx JR module...
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03-20-2020 01:14 AM  4 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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Simply, I wouldn’t trust that aftermarket junk for the sake of saving a couple of bucks .....Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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03-20-2020 03:00 PM  4 months ago
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JuanRodriguez Simply, I wouldn’t trust that aftermarket junk for the sake of saving a couple of bucks .....
Amen to that. A real Spektrum Tx module and a real Spektrum receiver would make me feel much more secure about the electronics.
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03-20-2020 03:23 PM  4 months ago
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pH7 Amen to that. A real Spektrum Tx module and a real Spektrum receiver would make me feel much more secure about the electronics.
It never ceases to amaze me how someone will spend a ton of money on a heli plus “upgrades” which are probably not needed but then turn around and go cheap on the heart of the system......
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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03-20-2020 03:36 PM  4 months ago
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I don't have any experience with the Orange TX module so I can't comment. Furthermore, I don't have any experience with Orange products as they apply to Spektrum so again, no comment.

I do have 6 or 8 Orange receivers around here for Futaba FASST. I didn't trust them at first and started by putting them in small, expendable aircraft. When they proved to be perfectly reliable I tried them in larger aircraft. For a long time I had one in my large 1.20 stick. I've never had so much as a glitch. I can get that large, ignition, aircraft so high you can barely hear it and still have 100% control.

With the above said, I've never trusted one to a helicopter. Don't know why...

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/oranger..._en_us_products

"Well, nothing bad can happen now."
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03-20-2020 06:30 PM  4 months ago
UKhelinoob

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pH7 Amen to that. A real Spektrum Tx module and a real Spektrum receiver would make me feel much more secure about the electronics.
It never ceases to amaze me how someone will spend a ton of money on a heli plus “upgrades” which are probably not needed but then turn around and go cheap on the heart of the system......
I Don't have cheap crappy radios... I have a JR PCM 10X with a OrangeRx 2.4GHz DSM2/DSMX module (I was told that it will bind with real Spektrum receiver), and a real Spektrum receiver (AR7010 X) that's going into my Raptor 90 (I'm going to build).. Plus a JR X3810, and a JR 8103 TX with orange DSM2/DSMX module (The JR 8103 TX came with a x-cell 60 heli with a Spektrum 7100 rx installed too)..You see the guy set it all up for me (He binded the TX with the orange DSM2/DSMX module to the Spektrum 7100 RX first)... Then he flew the x-cell..

I was just asking about the other RX's that I've had for a very long time..

Oh, I got the heli in a trade (Didn't buy it). Just buying the upgrades for the spare airframe, so I can turn it in a 90 size heli (The Raptor 60 came with the spare airframe)...

I was looking for a REAL Spektrum TX module for my JR TX.. But it's like looking for a needle in a haystack (Can't find any), so I'll make do with these OrangeRx 2.4GHz DSM2/DSMX modules (I feel safe using them)..
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03-20-2020 11:03 PM  4 months ago
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Best of luck to you !

Please make sure you post videos !!!!
Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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04-03-2020 09:43 PM  4 months ago
reddragon

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Love those old Raptors. Subscribed. Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!
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04-10-2020 05:19 PM  4 months ago
UKhelinoob

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Well heli friends. I started to build my Raptor 90, and this is how far I've got.. Though I was unable to squeeze the main gear in after building the frame, so I had to remove a side frame to do it. It must have been that large auto-rotation hub (It's not a Thunder Tiger one)..

edit: See if anyone can guess what I did wrong (Look at the first picture)..

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04-14-2020 03:10 AM  3 months ago
UKhelinoob

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Guys, I've assembled most of the rotor head, and I have the Fly-bar rod equal each side. However, I'm gonna use the Thunder Tiger Carbon paddles that I bought. My question is how far should I screw each one in. All the way in till the end or not. These paddles are a bit longer than the plastic ones, and the plastic ones were screwed in a long way... I won't want to sound stupid..

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04-14-2020 06:34 AM  3 months ago
BeltFedBrowning

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I screw mine in all the way.
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04-14-2020 02:20 PM  3 months ago
UKhelinoob

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BeltFedBrowning I screw mine in all the way.
OK. Thanks..
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04-14-2020 09:14 PM  3 months ago
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UKhelinoob My question is how far should I screw each one in. All the way in till the end or not.
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Keep in mind that there is a little bolt that you need to adjust in order that paddle can't spin. This little bolt must rest on flybar rod and not on the thread.

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04-14-2020 10:11 PM  3 months ago
BeltFedBrowning

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Yes, you will only do that once! That will strip out those aluminum threads faster than anything.
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04-15-2020 02:59 PM  3 months ago
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Ukhelinoob. Your transmitter is of good quality. The receivers you mentioned, are knock off china quality. While they may work, the vast majority of hobbyists use them primarily for indoor/outdoor disposable models such as foamies. There are many more stories out there where the orange receiver experienced a fading or loss of signal which resulted in the loss of the model.

I would not have my equipment nor fly with a fellow modeler who insisted on using an orange receiver for a complex or expensive model.

Nice work on the rappy progress!
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04-15-2020 10:52 PM  3 months ago
UKhelinoob

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planeguy12 Ukhelinoob. Your transmitter is of good quality. The receivers you mentioned, are knock off china quality. While they may work, the vast majority of hobbyists use them primarily for indoor/outdoor disposable models such as foamies. There are many more stories out there where the orange receiver experienced a fading or loss of signal which resulted in the loss of the model.

I would not have my equipment nor fly with a fellow modeler who insisted on using an orange receiver for a complex or expensive model.

Nice work on the rappy progress!
OK I see. How about if I use a Lemon RX that I have here with the sat too..
Oh I do have a AR7010 RX, so I'll use that..
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04-15-2020 10:55 PM  3 months ago
UKhelinoob

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Rojoalfa
UKhelinoob My question is how far should I screw each one in. All the way in till the end or not.
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Keep in mind that there is a little bolt that you need to adjust in order that paddle can't spin. This little bolt must rest on fly-bar rod and not on the thread.
Ok I've screws the paddles all the way in and the grub screw is tight against the fly-bar rod and not the thread..
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04-15-2020 10:59 PM  3 months ago
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Guys.. The rotor head is now finished, and motor installed too. Now to get the graphite boom (that I bought used, and tail unit too) and the alloy tail drive unit fitted also..

Oh.. It's a shame that the main, and tail drive gear is a bit low. But can't do nothing about that. The tail drive gear is still 3/4 meshed.. But the main gear is almost touching the clutch bell.. The only way to fix that is to shave off a bit of material from the top of the locking collar, then main shaft will go a bit higher up (Not sure if I should do that)...

EDIT: I think that I've solved the problem, and now the gears are higher. I moved the top bearing block the other way round. Can someone tell me if I've got the block the correct way up please..

Edi: Boom and tail is now fitted. Next job is to install all the radio gear..

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