With Futaba recevers

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  1. Raymont Stüssi

    Raymont Stüssi New Member

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    Hello to the mövi experts,

    Do Mövis also work with futaba recevers? If yes, is there a certain type of or model i shoud consider?

    thanks
     
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  2. Mark Hoffman

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    The Movi does work with Futaba rx. There is an Sbus port on the Movi so any receiver that supports Sbus will work.
     
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  3. Mark McGuire

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    Also had major range issues with the stock Spektrum tx rx, we are moving to Futaba 8J, one question though, how do you set the channel 4 (Roll/ Rudder) so the stick doesn't give input but the trim does,
     
  4. Mark Hoffman

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    I would use the channel mapping function of the Movi to move roll function to a different channel. If the 8J is anything like the 8 or 14fg you could also change the channel mapping with the radio.
     
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  5. Mark McGuire

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    Havent had time to actually do this yet, still thinking it through in my head..
     
  6. Jeff Scholl

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    "how do you set the channel 4 (Roll/ Rudder) so the stick doesn't give input but the trim does,"

    In the Futaba crank down the rudder dual rates down to 0. This will eliminate any rudder stick input, but will still let you trim.

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
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  7. Mark McGuire

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    Spot on Jeff, Thanks.
     
  8. Paul Garlick

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    A question for Mark.

    I have a movi M5 and I have been struggling with range. I can't get more than 50 metres before having problems. I am using the stock spektrum you mentioned.

    Is there no way to sort it without changing to a futaba?
     
  9. Gary Haynes

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    Consider getting additional Satellite Receivers and the Spektrum diversity board which will allow you to place the additional receivers on other parts of the unit. Paul you don't mention if you are flying the MoVI or on the ground but the issue is usually that the one RX gets blanked by the person carrying the MoVI and/or the carbon fibre.
     
  10. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Paul: Are you in Europe, by chance? If so, European regulations require transmitters to operate at reduced power.
    Also can you post an image of how you have the Spektrum receiver mounted on the M5?

    Thanks
    Andy
     
  11. Mark McGuire

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    Sorry Paul only seeing this now, in my opinion I would say change to Futaba, if your using the movi in the air... the movi really should be shipping with a better receiver for aerial applications, the spectrum satellite not really up to the job, We switched to Futaba & all our glitching problems went away. You could try another spectrum receiver like the AR1000, i personally don't like the spectrum stuff, we fly exclusively with Hi-Tec & all our gimbals fly on Futaba.
     
  12. Paul Garlick

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I am flying my M5 and the problem is sometimes when the receiver is the furthest away from me but then beyond 100m it doesn't matter which way its facing it just doesn't respond to the controls.

    I need the ability to fly up to 300m away and still have control, am I asking too much from this Spektrum?

    Will a Futaba work fine at 300m?
     
  13. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Paul: Can you check which Region you have the Transmitter set for -- see page 10 of the Spektrum DX7s manual (assuming that is what you have -- you just mention "stock" so I'm not sure whether you have the DX7s or the DX8).

    Either way, the region should be set for US-247 for the transmitter to work at maximum radiated RF power.

    Andy.
     
  14. Mark McGuire

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    Our Futabas working fine at 500m+, 8J & R2008SB.
     
  15. Mark McGuire

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    Would it be possible to get a list of compatible Futaba s-bus receivers for the M5, seems some wont work & some will. Rather than it being somewhat of a lottery, a compatible list would be very helpful ..
     
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  16. Mark Hoffman

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    It's not really a lottery, there are two types of SBUS rxs. The original SBUS (the one you want for your MoVI) and SBUS2. The type should be listed in the specs of the different rxs.
     
  17. Gary Haynes

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    sBus2 is only available if you upgrade to firmware 4.01.
     
  18. Mark McGuire

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    Thanks Gary that's good news, i missed that there was a firmware update.:rolleyes:
     
  19. Raymont Stüssi

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