Questions tagged [transmitter]

A device used to turn an input into a signal that is then sent to a receiver.

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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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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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First radio transmitter. Taranis X-Lite, X9 Lite or Jumper T8GS?

I'm looking for a nice budget radio transmitter to start in the hooby and stay with it for some good time. I'm found these three good options but I'm tottaly newbie so I don't know the pros and cons ...
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In what direction should I orient the dipole antenna on my 2.4 GHz RC transmitter?

My RC transmitter has a movable antenna that allows me to change its orientation, like this one: In what direction should I point my 2.4 GHz RC transmitter antenna for best range and signal ...
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Why is 900 MHz better for long range than 2.4 GHz?

There are various transmitter modules like the FrSky R9M system which operate at around 900MHz rather than the more commonly seen 2.4GHz. Why is 900MHz better for long range drones, and why is 2.4GHz ...
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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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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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Why is 5.8ghz used for FPV and 2.4ghz use for transmitters?

Why do most VTXs use 5.8ghz and most transmitters use 2.4ghz?
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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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How are Hall effect gimbals different than standard gimbals?

I know that hall effect gimbals are supposed to be better than standard gimbals and are seen on a lot of expensive transmitters. What are the differences between a Hall effect gimbal and a standard ...
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Drone “fine tuning”

On my controller for my drone there are 4 buttons: Forward fine-tuning Left fine-tuning Back fine-tuning Right fine-tuning What is “fine-tuning” and how does one decide what direction to “fine-tune” ...
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What is the background of remote controller modules?

I've seen that in many remote controllers you can plug in an external module under it. Are there other purposes for these modules than just being transceivers? Are the module bays offered by multiple ...
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USB Webcam Parts for FPV?

I have a camera taken out of an old usb webcam. It has four wires attached to and labeled on the board: 5V (red); DM (white); DP (green); and GND (black). I was thinking I could use it just like a '...
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How do I set up LUA scripts on my OpenTX radio?

I’m looking at how to use LUA scripts and was wondering how to configure them I am OpenTX radio. Thanks. More info: at present, I don’t want to write my own scripts, only run scripts that I can find ...
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Kk2.1.6 falling in mid air and losing control

I am recently flying my DIY quadcopter built with lightweight aluminum bars and a kk2.1.6. It was a very good experience until it suddenly started losing control and it fell midair. It tried to gain ...
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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 ...
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What are 'Modes' of a transmitter / controller?

I have heard a lot of reference to the 'Modes' of a transmitter/controller. What is the Mode of a remote controller, and what is the difference between them?
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What is the advantage of SBUS over IBUS?

Flight controllers have to implement an inverter to process the SBUS signal. Why is SBUS not just uninverted?
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What do I need to do to get OpenTx 2.3.X to include D8 on a Taranis QX7 model?

I'm trying to do away with swapping my multiprotocol module and CRSF Micro TX unit, and have some D8 receivers that can arguably do the trick, but I haven't had any success with this after flashing up ...