The all new RX3S Flight Stabilizer adds on the original V2 design with integrated OrangeRX Spektrum/JR DSM2 compatible 6CH 2.4Ghz receiver. This eliminates the need for using a separate receiver in your model, not only making installation more tidy and convenient, but allowing you to simply bind and fly with flight stabilization! The RX3S DSM2 stabilizer provides support for V-tail & Delta models, and also offers a remote ON/OFF feature that can be controlled via your transmitter's AUX channel.
Utilizing a single high precision 3-axis MEMS gyro, the RX3S DSM2 stabilizer is capable of stabilizing flight on just about any fixed wing aircraft! It provides added stability by automatically correcting the aileron, elevator and rudder channels in flight. This compensates for unwanted changes in the airplane's attitude due to wind and other factors. In short, it makes your airplane much more stable in flight!
The RX3S DSM2 stabilizer is great for those who tend to fly in windy conditions, as it will compensate for wind gusts that would normally push your model around. It's also an ideal add-on to your favorite FPV model to keep it on the straight and level while flying.
This unit is very simple to install and use. The adjustable gain settings are pre-set to 50% offering mild stabilization. You can easily adjust the gain for each channel as desired to increase or decrease the compensation for the respective channel (AIL, ELE, RUD).
Because we design, test and manufacture these units completely in-house (from 3D/2D drawing to materials sourcing, final assembly etc.) we can completely control production and ensure product consistency from design right through to shipping the product to you. Also, the removal of middle-men has meant we can drive better value to the market and retail these units at factory(our) prices!
Features: • OrangeRX Spektrum/JR DSM2 compatible 6CH 2.4Ghz integrated receiver, simply bind and fly! • Capable of stabilizing flight on just about any fixed wing aircraft (including V-tail/Delta models) • Remote ON/OFF feature that can be controlled via your transmitter's AUX channel • Supports 3D flight without undermining stability • Independent gyro gain adjustment for aileron, elevator and rudder • Easy-to-access gyro reversing switches on front of unit • Compact and light weight design
hi - ive installed mine and it works a treat - only thing is i cannot manage to get the AUX channel to toggle ON/OFF - done everything the manual says- is there something i need to do with my Transmitter ? it is an OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM2 6CH
its not a big deal but it would be handy to be able to turn it on and off during flight
thanks in advance
No, I would say that is way too small deflection. Have you adjusted the gain potentiometers? I have the regular stabilizer, which came with close to zero gain. For me, when turning up the gain (turn the pots clockwise), there is no problem to get very large movements (too large if you don't take it easy, with oscillations in the air as a result). HTH
Yes, I did. In the video they are set at 50% Moving them in either direction yields the same results. There is no change in amount of movement, nor deflection, regardless of which direction I turn the potentiometers...
Does it make any difference if you set the AUX switch on the RX3S to always on? When you move the sticks on the TX, do you get full deflection then (i.e. could there be RX/servo power issues)? Have you tested to reset all switches to factory default and use just one servo (to reduce the amount of gear involved)? If the pots don't have any effect at all, but the unit still works to some degree, then to me it sounds like a manufacturing error. I would make a support case with HK. You have already got a video to show them (but they might want to see the pots at 100%, so a close-up shot of that might be good to add). Sorry, no answers today, just questions! :-)
Hmmmm, wonder what I said? I was basically thanking you guys for the help, and confirming that I think the Rx is likely bad. I've done all tests recommended, reset everything, tried a single servo with no results. Trying to figure out how to contact HK to get a warranty claim started...
If you get nowhere with CS, try to 'bug the boss' (but you have to be a Platinum member). Perhaps you want to try to re-flash the board with Flightstab firmware. You'd get a better stabilizer with way more options (and ways to configure it). See my post below.
It appears their Live Chat is down, so I sent an e-mail. Hoping to hear back soon. I'm tempted to just buy a replacement, but would really like to get this one replaced. I'm pretty convinced it's bad, as the adjusting the gains make no difference at all. I don't really have the skills to start messing with firmware, and would be happy if it worked as it should, but thanks for the suggestion. I'm still a Gold Member, 3 orders to go to reach Platinum...
I just bought one of these, and set it up in a 1000mm P-38. It works, and I have the On/Off function set to my Aux channel. The thing is, it just doesn't do much. It just barely moves the control surfaces when I move the plane around. So little, that it's alms imperceptible. I have a PZ Spitfire with AS3X and that thing chatters the servos like crazy when I move it. Is there something I'm missing?
I have an AS3X system and several Orange 3xGyro RX's as well, and there is a difference with perceptible movement like you are describing between mine as well. You have to fine tube the Orange RX in small increments until it oscillates in flight, then dial it back just a VERY small amount. Then your test shake will more closely resemble what you think it should be. Also it is VERY important to have the control surfaces as close to center as possible, WITHOUT using sub trim at all.
Your tx will have to be powered on or else the RX has no reference to go by for inputs. Fresh out of the box, it will have 50% gain and will deflect the control surfaces enough to tell if they are moving in the right direction. If you have everything hooked up correctly, servos going in the proper direction and properly centered. Then you should see a perceptible amount of control surface movement when you wiggle the plane in each of its three axis. Also make sure where the RX is mounted is centered in the plane and that it is solidly mounted. You can Velcro it, but I have found that using a good double sided tape more solidly mounts it. The more solid the mount the better the reaction.
nice one, please set it up carefully, with gyro mode to the side you move the control should move in a sense to oppose it and not aid it, if it aids it reverse the sense, there is no auto throttle, i have kept the rudder authority high for my high winger
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The wind has come up recently so only was able to do a few test flights. I mounted on a zoom foamy with graphics of receiver pointing towards the ground. Had to reverse the elevator but it will work.
Only flew pots at preset and noticed great knife edge stability. You work your rudder of course but the wing stayed perfectly vertical to the ground, and the plane flew a straight line towards some imaginary point in the distance. Waiting for wind to die down and experiment with pots, I was not able to hovering yet.
Binds good and easy to install!!just follow instructions in files tab!
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Had mine arrived on the 1st week ,test it out and love it big time..this is best Flight Stab.money can buy,thank you Hobbyking for making it affordable for everyone..I got confuse when using two AIL and they were moving in the same direction like flaps..So what i did was I use a reverse servo,so I do not having to use a Y cable...
Thia will be my 3rd box, I have each version,and each time all i can say is that they are gettig better. they work very well ok to se up, and best of all cheap! i have mine in a 72 inch cub, just the ting for slow low flying, so 5 stars