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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2010, 08:38:21 AM »
That's probably an Spektrum AR500.  http://robotcombat.com/products/0-SPMAR500.html

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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2010, 08:57:22 AM »
ah. Thanks.

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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2010, 08:07:03 PM »
oh ok thats an easy one. i have a 6ch gws and a 5ch spektrum, so for the gws i put the drive motors on ch's 2&3 this allows for me to have tank drive left stick controls the left motor fw/bk and the right stick controls the right motor fw/bk then i put the weapon motor on one of the top switch's ch's either 5 or 6 ( i usually pick 5 but thats personal preference) and that leaves 3 ch's unused. the spectrum is a different story, it doesn't have two center spring sticks so i put the motors on ch's 3&4 and use the mixing to make it drive some what rc car like, fw on the stick is fw both motors bk is bk, left makes it turn left and so on. then i put the weapon on ch 2. now i don't like this set up because i like to tank drive my bots but it does allow for a very refined control of the weapons speed vs the gws were you have half speed or fully speed

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Is the GWS controller compatible with the Spektrum receiver that SKBT posted?

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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2010, 08:09:44 PM »
Nope a 75MHz radio is not compatible with a 2.4GHz receiver. I use a Spektrum DX5 for my bot and I have a DX 6 for my RC airplanes. The DX6 is nice but for the most part the extra features will go unused.

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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2010, 08:10:33 PM »
one would expect the Spektrum controller on the right to be the one compatible with the Spektrum receiver  :P
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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2010, 04:10:19 PM »
alright then DX5 it is.

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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2010, 10:51:58 PM »
As a note on transmitters, on all of my non-weaponed bots I use a 3 channel transmitter (old spektrum DX3) with an onboard mixer, and it makes the bots very easy to control. If I chose to, the third channel could be used for on/off or simple(two position) servo control.


For stuff like the DX6, I prefer single stick driving, but it really is down to personal preference.

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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2014, 06:08:40 AM »
 ;) make sure you keep only impotent components

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Re: Basic Things To Know
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2014, 01:06:06 PM »
Thank you  :smile: