Orange DIY Modules are back in stock!

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Orange DIY Modules are back in stock!

Post by PaulJ » 07 Aug 2019, 22:26

OrangeRX DSMX/DSM2 Compatible 2.4GHz DIY Transmitter Modules are finally back in stock at Hobby King.

I've been waiting since before last Christmas for these and have six old trannies waiting...... At last I can get on with the conversions. :P

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Re: Orange DIY Modules are back in stock!

Post by Tobe » 08 Aug 2019, 06:56

I use the "boxed ones" which I unbox and modify accordingly like removing the LED, push button and connector from the PCB and connected with a short wire instead

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx-sw ... tible.html

Preferably I use the "Futaba" type and buy them when they are cheap!
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Re: Orange DIY Modules are back in stock!

Post by Martin » 08 Aug 2019, 07:47

You can get the multi modules from Banggood cheaper than that. Overkill, as they will do virtually every mode for every manufacturer - but you can set the 'dial' to the DSM position and they'll then work with Spektrum receivers.

I'm not sure how easy it would be to select DSM2 or DSMX and the 11ms or 22ms versions of those. I normally use the multi module with a Taranis, which communicates with the module serially and selects modes that way - so I don't use the 'dial'.

I'm sure you can configure four different 'dial' positions to give the four possible Spektrum modes, but that would mean a bit of messing around with a PC connected to the multi module - the multi modules don't come set up that way out of the box.

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Re: Orange DIY Modules are back in stock!

Post by PaulJ » 08 Aug 2019, 08:16

Yes, the Orange DIY modules are now quite expensive and a lot more than they used to be....... However they make for a neat and uncomplicated installation and I don't have the background in electronics that some have to enable me to "adapt" other modules. Having now converted more than twenty trannies I have a system that works for me and I like the ability to fly any model with any Tx so I am committed. Another factor which might make a difference is that the DIY module has an output of 100mW whereas the other DSM2/DSMX options only have an output of 70mW. 'Not sure how much difference that makes practically but it must help! :?

Paul

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Re: Orange DIY Modules are back in stock!

Post by VC10 RON » 08 Aug 2019, 17:00

It doesn't matter what stuff costs really, If you enjoy what your doing and it keeps your mind ticking over, then its worth every penny in my opinion. just saying.....

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Re: Orange DIY Modules are back in stock!

Post by PaulJ » 08 Aug 2019, 19:58

VC10 RON wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 17:00
It doesn't matter what stuff costs really,
All you have to do is close your eyes and "click"....... job done! :P

Sorry Phil but I will be ready for those "bits and pieces" when the modules arrive...... Will you be going to the Nats?

Paul

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