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Offline SylvestreTopic starter

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Cheap RC Transmitter and Receiver Testing Platform
« on: February 12, 2014, 11:14:24 PM »
Hi everyone,

I am looking for a cheap radio controlled transmitter and receiver that I can hook up to my Sabertooth 2x60 as a means for testing the locomotion and driving capabilities of my robot.  Plug and play would be ideal so I don't have to tinker. I'd be willing to spend up to $100 for both the receiver and transmitter

Eventually, this will be 4g controlled. But I'm running low on time and I need to get footage of drivetrain testing. Let me know if you have any products in mind.
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Re: Cheap RC Transmitter and Receiver Testing Platform
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 07:59:31 AM »
There at lots of inexpensive RC tx/rx sets available. Have you checked with your local RC hobby store?
Or online stores?
How soon do you need it? The lowest cost will be ordering from China but shipping can take weeks.
Her is one: http://www.myrcmart.com/flysky-fsct6b-24g-6ch-radio-system-tx-rx-p-3665.html

Buying from a USA seller will cost more but shipping time will be much shorter.
http://www.hobbypartz.com/79p-ct6b-r6b-radiosystem.html?gclid=CM2FnbihybwCFcY7OgodFTUA7g

Does the Sabertooth accept RC pulses (1 to 2 ms) for control inputs?
If so then an RC receiver will plug directly into the Sabertooth.
How many channels do you require?

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Re: Cheap RC Transmitter and Receiver Testing Platform
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 10:22:33 AM »
I don't really have a local hobby shop around so I mainly have to do online shopping.  I was just wondering if someone has had a good experience with a particular set.

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How soon do you need it?
I need it probably by the end of next week.

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Does the Sabertooth accept RC pulses (1 to 2 ms) for control inputs?
If so then an RC receiver will plug directly into the Sabertooth.
How many channels do you require?
The Sabertooth R/C input mode takes two standard R/C channels

It doesn't specifically say that it accepts a 1 to 2 ms pulse, but I would assume so

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Re: Cheap RC Transmitter and Receiver Testing Platform
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 12:12:16 PM »
Anything that's eligible for Amazon Prime ought to get to you in time (assuming you're in the US) and ought to work.
I've used HobbyPartz, but only for servos and batteries, so I don't know their transmitters. I've also found a1main hobbies to have reasonable gear in stock at reasonable prices. Both of these can ship from the US, using US Priority or UPS 3-day.

Try this, for example? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00962NY0G/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00962NY0G&linkCode=as2&tag=enchage-20

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Re: Cheap RC Transmitter and Receiver Testing Platform
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 05:59:23 PM »
Hi JWatte. Thanks for the response.

Im looking for one with joysticks though.

The spektrum dx5 might be a good option

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Re: Cheap RC Transmitter and Receiver Testing Platform
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 07:01:52 AM »
The spektrum dx5 is a fairly popular TX. Do a web search on it to find reviews by people who have this and use it.

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Re: Cheap RC Transmitter and Receiver Testing Platform
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 08:20:28 PM »
I ended up purchasing the Spektrum Dx5. Thanks for the help Waltr and Jwatte

 


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