Range problem.

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  1. Norbert Blenk

    Norbert Blenk Member

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    Flying the m10 in the last days i discovered something like a range problem. At aproxx 300 to 400meters i discovered that the movi tries randomely to snap back to majestic position.
    Can anybody tell me the distance the Movi should work without problems.
    I am using standard DX7s RC and the RX, that Freefly put in.

    Thanks
    Norbert
     
  2. Ozkan Erden

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    I would say, you're getting very good distance with Spektrum :) The connection between Tx and rx drops, that's why Movi gets into Majestic mode.

    To overcome this problem, we move to Futaba Sbus platform, we don't have range problems anymore.
     
  3. jim mundell

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    Anyone from Freefly care to chime in and say what the limits are? Have never seen an official range is...thru FF. Doesn't mean its not out there, I just haven't seen it.
     
  4. Ozkan Erden

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    The range differs a lot; from environment to environment; system to system.

    As for my experience, I could never get a range over 300m with Spektrum DX7&DX8.

    If you are working long distance, Spektrum is not the right choice.
     
  5. jim mundell

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    What is range on Movi controller? Just got one. Zero experience with it.
     
  6. Norbert Blenk

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    Ozkan,

    how did you swap to Futaba? Is it difficult?
    Sorry for asking. I am not an RC guy...
     
  7. Ozkan Erden

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    Jim, I don't have any experience on Movi controller but according to the user reports here, its range is also not that great; very similar to DX7.

    Norbert, I use Futaba T8J, one of the cheapest SBUS supported TX. It's very simple, you just plug-in the receiver to Movi. And adjust the settings on the software. (Change the receiver type and remap the controls, and then you are done.)
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Do be sure to switch the MōVI Controller to power level 4 (the highest radiated RF power) if it is lawful for you to do so. I'm not sure whether shipments to countries other than the USA are set to lower power levels to comply with regulations.

    Andy.
     
  9. Norbert Blenk

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    Andy, can you confirm this?
    Are there controller, that provide a better range than the Spektrum does? Can you recomend the Futaba T8j or do you have any other recomendation to get the best range/performance? What about Graupner?

    Thanks
     
  10. Gary Haynes

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    Norbert many folks are happy with the Futaba products. T8j would be a good choice.
     
  11. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Hi Norbert: I'm not quite sure what the "this" you refer to is -- certainly there are four power levels and in Europe the maximum power level is lower than in the USA. Also, I can confirm that Gary is always correct! :)

    Andy.
     
  12. James Adkins

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    As a long time RC guy I remember thinking for $15K Freefly couldn't at least include a better radio system than the DX7?
     

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