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Range test

Smohl

Junior Member
#1
I am kind of new to the world of RC Planes....Can someone tell me roughly what the 30 pace "range test" equates to in real world range? I have a Spektrum DX6i, and I get anywhere between 32 and 35 paces, (80-90 feet), on most of my planes, but how far is this in real world distance?

Thanks for your help
 

earthsciteach

Moderator
Moderator
#2
The manual really doesn't help with that, does it? It looks like the range of the Dx6i is really dependent on the receiver you are using. I see numbers from 1 - 2 miles on a couple of different forums. Either way, it sounds like you are good to go with the range check if you are getting 32-35 paces.
 
#3
Spektrum DX6i have a range of 800m.. what that equals to in arms length's I don't know.. but its further than I can see any plane I'm willing to fly on DSM2.

orange DSM2 output seems to be 200mw, and spectrum is 125mw, I tested both, and they give the same distance.
 

Craftydan

Hostage Taker of Quads
Moderator
Mentor
#5
Interesting Vid.

Orange RX has had a couple of iterations since those, including cracking DSMX. Curious to see how they'd perform compared to the originals.

hmmm . . . need to find a straight unused road and a good signal loss beeper. Last "model finder" doohickey I bought waited a minute before firing -- good for saving battery, but no good for a test like this. might rig up a buzzer to a remote switch . . .
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#6
Very interesting. I wonder what the difference in his Tx's was, why the red one did so much better than the green?
 
#7
I use Orange on everything atm.. I even have the Orange UHF system that I use for 8km fpv runs..

True I have found some dead receivers from HK.. but I have also lost more planes on 35mhz PCM due to no fault of the receivers. so both are an equal gamble for me. I have not lost a plane on orange DSMX..
Would like to see some one compare the Orange range VS spectrum range with the orange transmitter and a spectrum transmitter..

The orange transmitter have a higher output than the spectrum one..
I have one of each.. I have a DX7 and a Turnigy9xr with the orange DSM2/DSMX transmitter module.. Will make a video this weekend,