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Offline paul swainson

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2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« on: 06 April 2015, 11:21:43 »
What are the conditions on using different brands of 2.4 ghz receivers with other makes of transmitters.  I understand that with the 2.4 ghz transmitters you can lock in up to 4 or more in some makes different receivers for our boats.  i.e. one transmitter can run four or more boats.  I have a Saturn and one 6 ch receiver, very difficult to buy  another receiver as they cost nearly as much as a new control unit which comes with a receiver.  So as there are other makes of receivers out there at very low prices, what will mix with what and are there specs to look out for?

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #1 on: 06 April 2015, 22:39:25 »
Paul cornwallmodelboats have Saturn 6 receivers in stock £19.99 , I was lucky last year I saw 6 new Saturn receivers for sale
 and got the lot for £40  ::DD

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #2 on: 07 April 2015, 06:18:04 »
Paul, here is the rule of thumbs  ^^^ 
look at the protocol that is used... then find a receiver that has the same protocol as your transmitter..

for example:
Spektrum uses = DSM, DSM2 and DSMX
Futaba uses = S-FHSS, T-FHSS, FASST,  FASSTest
Grauper uses =  HoTT

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #3 on: 07 April 2015, 12:11:21 »
Joe you always seem to amaze me!  ::DD Why or why do I not see deals like that.  I will as the saying go have to buy a Saturn receiver and move it from one Aircraft carrier to the other when I take to the water. 

Colin  Thanks for that info, just about every one agrees with the premise like for like and stay away from the possible miss match and the myths of the 2.4 ghz. :wink1:

Thanks guys. will shop around for that same deal Joe, will try my luck. :)

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #4 on: 07 April 2015, 14:34:45 »
Hi Paul not sure I understand, you said you had a Saturn 6 and Saturn receiver so if you bought another Saturn receiver and
bond it to your TX you'll have one for each carrier.  ::DD  ::DD
So far I have 4 boats running off my Saturn 6 TX

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #5 on: 07 April 2015, 19:45:55 »
Hi Joe, I have this model of Saturn. They all come with 6 ch receivers.

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #6 on: 07 April 2015, 19:54:44 »
Yes same as mine, just didn't understand why you would have to change the Rx from one carrier to another at the pond :o

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #7 on: 08 April 2015, 12:03:10 »
Due to the size of these carriers only one will be at the pond unless I get a double box carrier to fit on the tow hook of the car. :'(

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #8 on: 08 April 2015, 18:30:42 »
I think I would put a receiver in each carrier I wouldn't want to keep fiddling with those little plugs plus the wires could work
loose or break if you keep changing them from one boat to another, when you consider the cost of the model another £20 has
got to be worth it. ::DD

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #9 on: 10 April 2015, 13:53:35 »
Thanks Joe, I will shop around for a deal something like what you got.  That good value for money, if you see another let me know and I'll pay for it.

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Re: 2.4 ghz receivers rules.
« Reply #10 on: 10 April 2015, 15:51:56 »
OK Paul, but don't forget they are only £19.98 at cornwallmodelboats and they have the Saturn 6 and X6