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An electronic component that receives the information sent by a transmitter.

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XM+ bound to FRSKY x9 lite, but commands not showing up in betaflight

I'm very new to making drones, so sorry in advance for lack of proper terminology or if this is a dumb question. I've bound my xm+ to my transmitter (solid green light showing on receiver), but for ...
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DSM from Spektrum Reciever

I am working with a Pixhawk 4 and a Spektrum AR620 receiver. The receiver has a 3x7 grid of pins labelled (-, +, S), and (Batt, 1-6). The reciever says it is a DSM2/DSMX receiver, and I want to ...
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What is this 4th row of pins on some receivers?

I was looking for a new receiver(think I fried mine) and noticed that some receivers have a 4th line of pins. I've only seen this on receivers where the connections are on the side instead of the top. ...
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Does the FS-R6B receiver work with the JJPRO EM-16 transmitter?

If I need a new receiver and can't find one that is exactly the same as the one that came with the radio, can I get one with the same amount of channels and from the same company and use it with the ...
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FPV camera and beeper seems to be interfering with each other

I recently changed my VTX from the Tbs unify pro 5G8 HV to the unify pro 5G8 V3. Because of this I had to move the cameras 5v input from the VTX to the FC (The HV model has a built in regulator, and ...
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Binding DX5e (or any other hobby controller) to generic “toy” drone - protocol compatability

I picked up a really cheap generic drone mostly for the purpose of tinkering and testing with something that I wouldn't mind losing or destroying. However I can't seem to bind to it with any of my ...
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Possible to use Eachine E160 with Futaba T6EX transmitter/receiver set?

I've inherited a Futaba T6EX transmitter with a Futaba R6106HFC receiver, and now I'm planning to buy an Eachine E160 RC helicopter (BNF version), to be bound to this Futaba set. However, I'm not sure ...
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Is it feasible to use an RC car transmitter/receiver to control an RC plane?

I am a beginner to the hobby and I've been constructing chuck gliders out of foam board and card for a few years. I'd like to start making models that I can control, but I don't have much of a budget. ...
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How do I test if my DX5e antenna is still good?

I have a second hand DX5e tx that I haven't really used a ton yet, just on a little Blade Inductrix, within my house. However, the upper plastic end is broken off and the actual antenna seems pretty ...
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Can a receiver get damaged if you power it up without an antenna?

My r-xsr receiver short circuited after a crash recently. When investigating the reason, I found two things; The filtering capacitor had come loose, as well as one of the antennae on the r-xsr. Since ...
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Taranis X9D Plus 2019: Switches SE,SF,SG,SH, and SI are not working/responding on Betaflight

So switches SA,SB,SC, and SD work on Betaflight. Aux channels 1 through 4. But switches SE,SF,SG,SH, and SI are not working/responding on Betaflight. Aux channel 5 through 9, I believe I am using TBS ...
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How does having bent antenna impact reception?

I have heard that when an antenna is bent, it can reduce the performance of the antenna and thus limit the range of a drone. This is mentioned in this video at 5:29. I am wondering why a bend in an ...
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FrSky receiver snap-on connection problem

The snap connector thingy (picture included) on the xm+ receiver (although it is the same with nearly every other receiver) I have stupidly disfigured, as well as the antenna end. Is it possible to ...
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Can I mount my RX and VTX antennae next to one another?

I've heard that it is bad practice to mount a 2.4 GHz RC receiver antenna next to a 5.8 GHz FPV VTX antenna because the transmitting antenna will negatively impact the receiving antenna's reception. ...
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Analog Graupner MC-12 with R-700 receiver

I have an old Graupner 35Mhz transmitter and receiver which I would like to get running again. Bought batteries and connected power and a servo to the receiver but nothing happens when I use the ...
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How to mount XM+ receiver antennas?

I like to use XM+ receivers on many drones as they seem to work well and are small/light. What is the best angle and position to mount the antennas of an XM+ receiver in order to get the best signal? ...
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Can circularly and linearly polarized antennae be used together for FPV?

I have a few spare antennae of mixed polarizations I'd like to be able to reuse for my FPV gear. Is there anything I need to know about incompatible configurations of mismatched polarizations ...
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Does the Meteor65 Acro support Spektrum RSSI?

I have a BetaFPV Meteor65 Acro with a built-in DSMX receiver. I'm wondering if the F4 1S Brushless Flight Controller V2.2 (DSMX) supports RSSI. I've seen DVR of people flying and they have an RSSI ...
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Difference between XM and XM+ receivers?

I have seen both XM and XM+ receivers and am wondering which one would be better to get for a micro-drone build. What are the differences in specs? (range, reliability, weight, etc)
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How do I set up the RSSI readout on an XM+ receiver channel?

I have an old XM+ receiver that does not do RSSI. Some of the newer ones come with RSSI set up on a channel. How can I set up RSSI to be on a certain channel?
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Why don't multiprotocol transmitters work with Radiolink receivers?

I have a Jumper T16 and am wondering why it or any other multiprotocol transmitters don't work with Radiolink receivers. Is there a reason for this?
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How to use an XM+ receiver without a flight controller?

All of the model aircraft I have seen without flight controllers normally have a receiver with all of the channels separate. Is there any way I can use a receiver like an XM+ receiver on a model ...
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r-xsr won't bind to qx7s

I'm trying to bind an r-xsr to a qx7s, but the receiver shows a solid red, green and blue light and won't bind. I have updated the receiver to version 2.1.0 LBT and the transmitter to the EU version ...