The OrangeRX DSMX/DSM2 2.4Ghz transmitter module offers a simple and convenient way to utilize your module-based JR compatible transmitter with DSMX/DSM2 receivers. Simply replace your stock module with this and you are ready to bind to any DSMX/DSM2 receiver.
Features: • Standard JR compatible 5-pin connection (works with any JR compatible module-based transmitter) • Offer 4 operating modes: DSM2 1024/22ms, DSM2 2048/11ms, DSMX 22ms, DSMX 11ms • Easy to access bind button • Range check mode
Specs: Compatibility: 5-pinJR compatible module-based transmitters 2.4Ghz protocol: DSMX/DSM2 Voltage input: 6~15VDC Power: 100mW Range: Full range system
Module uses a unique Global ID for binding. In case of binding issues with other branded receivers press the "Change ID" button on module to change the Module ID to another unique value reserved for that module (5 ID's assigned to each module).
There are over 4 billion unique ID's assigned to OrangeRx modules.
NOTE: 1) Accepted by the MAAA in Australia, see the MAAA MOP58 for guidance 2) This is not a Spektrum module, nor is it a copy of a Spektrum module. The Spektrum brand is a trademark of Horizon Hobbies USA. 3) Price of this module may fluctuate (up or down) due to cost of electronic components. 4) This is not an underground manufactured fake Spektrum module. OrangeRx quality is guaranteed.
I'm still wondering if this puts out enough power to penetrate through that cardboard airplane that guy is building? Can you imagine someone building a plane out of cardboard. The guy must be crazy from being in this hobby! Like me. P.S. does that thing show up on radar? (Stealth cardboard plane?) JB
Ha Ha! Actually, the cardboard plane has a flysky RX, and as far as not being seen on radar, there are much better materials for that purpose. BTW, it has ailerons now, and 2 5g servos running them. I set it up straight ailerons, but I can flaperon them, if I want to.
Thanks for the credit! I just used up $10 worth of credit on my order this morning, a $60 order for my Sig (a new motor, ESC, and 2 batteries) and 2 EDF fans for another project. I will email you some pictures of the Sig, it is really pretty, and will be a monster when I get done with it.
If it is DSM2 compatible - no reason why not. In principle it is no different to the 15 channels I can (and have) run with two 'paired' FrSky receivers from my 9X with FrSky DJT module, even though the protocol is obviously different. The OrangeRX module transmits up to the limit of channels in your TX so give it a go.
Hi guys im new to this stuff but am i right in saying that if i swap this unit for the one that came with my 9X Transmitter i can then use orange receivers instead of the turnigy 9x . How do i remove the 9x one it has a aerial lead connected, dont want to chop it off or anything so i can swap between the 2,
I have a problem with binding. Plug flight battery in quad and it goes into bind mode. Hold bind button on the Orange and turn on the 9XR....nothing happens. No lights, no noises, nothing, receiver continues to flash in bind mode. Any body solved this problem?
Make sure you hold the bind button, then turn on the TX, and continue to hold the bind button until the TX beeps, and then the RX light will go solid. Shut it down, remove the bind plug, and you will be bound.
It is quite possible that your unit is defective/dead. I received two and one of mine has the same problem. The module will not bind with the model, but my second module lit up fine following the standard bind procedure.
Yup, same problem with no light and no bind. I only bought one so I'm waiting for my Rma request to be completed to get a new one. Cant fly without it, cant use my new 9xr. Not a wonderful experience. Slow prosess and no communication from hobbyking, still hoping I get something back.
Does each module have a unique GUI ? looks like the modules do not have unique GUIs. See the ID list on the Files tab. Only a small number of GUIs are assigned to all modules manufactured. Hence different modules can have the same GUI making simultaneous use of several modules potentially dangerous. That probably is the reason for the change ID button.
There is a possibility of conflict when used on the same field as a Spektrash system - but nothing documented yet. And you can bet there would be absolute uproar if it were to happen commonly ... and I for one, am no fan of anything DSM2/X. If you are concerened about these issues (see below) as well, my answer is for you not to buy this stuff.
Yes, looks like one should not buy the module. Strange HK markets a 2.4 GHz tx that has no unique GUI. This is like going back to 35/72 MHz times only that then we were used to put our pin to the frequency board.
Sorry - thinking about this some more ... These things 'hop' over 23 channels - so mutiply the 4 billion by 23 and I reckon that is a closer figure. Now. What is the real likelyhood of two transmitters clashing? Infinitesimally small I would think.
I am talking about GUI problems with other Orange modules (not other DSM Spektrum devices). The Orange modules seem to have a limited number of GUI assigned to all produced. Look at the File tab - there is the ID list. That's why they have the ID change button I guess. Don't know how this relates to the 4 billion GUIs claimed. Maybe that is all GUIs that Orange has reserved for all their 2.4 GHz equipment. I am trying to find out the facts - everyone can draw his own conclusions.
I checked that list in the files, it is obviously incomplete. I have not heard of an ID conflict on this unit, I have had the ID interfere with unrelated 2.4GHz, like WiFi, but changing the ID solves that. Go for what you like, after all, this is a hobby thing, I am just saying that the potential problems with an ID conflict is extremely unlikely, and I haven't heard of anyone having a real problem with it.
No worries, he is just making a hypothetical problem. I understand his concern. I had a problem one time with Chinese ethernet cards once, similar to his hypothetical concern, where I had 2 cards with the same MAC address. I had to trash one of them for the network to work, and later, I was able to reassign the card to a promiscuous mode, and use it for network sniffing. The question has been answered, up, down, left, and right, so it is now up to him to decide if he wants this module.
Does module conform to FCC ? Looks like the module has no declaration of conformity to FCC. That means no authorized test body has checked and attested that the module adheres to the FCC regulations. That makes the import and use of the module to the EU (and the US, ...) illegal. If custom should open the parcel they will confiscate the module. In addition liability insurance will deny coverage if an accident happens with using this module.
You are wrong about the requirement of anything issued or not by the US FCC for import and use in the EU. FCC has diddly squat authority in Europe. We have our own CE conformity system in place and there are CE marked. Customs will not confiscate anything so marked, unless it is blatantly counterfeit.
Ok, usually if any radio device does not conform to FCC, it would be stopped at customs. I have not had that problem, so I assumed that CE was enough. I have had no problem with customs, or with my stuff actually working (even with Spektrash flying too), so I don't think I am flying illegal. Lots of people in the US are flying with these, so considering how nosy the US is about this stuff, I assume it is acceptable.
A company assignes the CE mark itself to their products. That shall confirm they guarantee their products adheres to rules and regulations. No official and/or independent test body checks that unless questions are raised from 3rd parties. FCC conformity must be proven by an independent lab. Import and use of non FCC certified transmitters is illegal.
Not totally correct. If the item is a 'Toy' intended for use by children under 14 years, that is correct. However, radio equipment for use by persons 14 years an upwards, must either be of a recognised standard, they can 'self declare'. However, if the item is not recognised, an external body must be used to test for conformity. As this module is not a 'Toy' that process would apply.
Well, I live in the EU and have no need to posses guns. Anyway, I am more concerned about liability problems. Liability insurance might not cover any accidents that involve using non FCC conform radio equipment.
Simple way is to remove the existing FM board and solder the DHT module to the VCC, PPM and Ground wires respectively. Takes longer to explain than do actually! Google 'FrSky Futaba T6EXA conversion' - it is a great way to big up your TX.
Do a search on Rc Groups for a thread called "Orange DSM TX Module Problems". I'm currently looking at options now as I can't stand the poor antenna setup any longer. There are 2 very good options that I can see.
heh heh!!! My WingWing attempted self destruction Monday passed - I had taken the stab out to try it in my AXN ... and forgot to reverse it's pots on returning it to the WingWing ... 50ft absolute node into the ground! Shortened it by 12mm but yanked it back out and it lives on! heh heh
Thursday, my Icon A5 went dirt farming when the R615 browned out, minor damage, fixed it in the field, but I am putting a different RX in it, FHSS Flysky, and I will bind it to my 9x for retesting. That is a tough plane! It hit HARD, and no problems, except it knocked the ESC and battery forward.
So long as you have a DSM2/X RF module in your 9X this will work. The firmware on your TX is immaterial. As for range, it is difficult to give a definitve answer. Some get 1000metres plus whilst others get 100metres or less. Personally I have got 300metres or so as that is the limit of my flying area.
It is about the protocol, the Frsky uses frequency hopping, so it does a lot better than DSM2. Interference is an issue too, things like WiFi can lower range, a very common problem with DSM2, but not a problem with ACCST protocol used in Frsky. You should NEVER use DSM2 for FPV. You can get away with FHSS (Flysky), but for FPV ACCST is superior.
is there a way to make the module using allways DSM2/22ms? When binding to a ORx720 RX it will use DSM2/11ms which will cause problems with some analog servos (S*p*e*k*t*r*u*m states for their products that 11ms never should be used with analog servos - only digital servos are allowed). Those servos are working fine with the ORx720 binding to a D*X*8 or D*X*1*8 or a DSM2 S*p*e*k*t*r*u*m Module all using DSM2/22ms (With the D*X*8 or D*X*1*8 i can choose the kind of protocol to use). The servos also working fine when i use a ORx610 or ORx615 - with this RX the module use DSM2/22ms (no led flashing) I tried it in two F-18 with 6servo setup. There are some HK/GWS Pico BB, BMS-306 and stock servos (star max and art tech). The stock servos showing bad jitter after fast movement of controll stick! The HK BMS-306 and HK/GWS are working. The only way to fix this jittering ist to reduce servo speed for this servos within the transmitter - i use this module in an a*u*r*o*r*a 9 (hack-module). But there is no guaranty that the analog servos will work reliable all the time ... so i think it will be better if i can force DSM2/22ms also with this module in combination with ORx710 and other ORx rx which will bind with 11ms automaticaly ...
I'm just in an opposite situation of yours. when i use this module to bind a R615 receiver with my flashed er9x firmware 9x, it's always bindded with DSM2/22ms where the led never flashes. Is there anyway to bind a receiver with a specified mode?
HK has deleted my answer - why?? OK - once again: i placed a support request for this question and got:
You are indeed correct, there isn't a feature as you described. Unfortunately we don't have a hidden feature, however I am hoping that in the future the product team considers your idea of a switch to do this....
That means you cannot force a specific mode at bind time - in your case, it would not help you, because the R615 offers only mode DSM2-22ms ...
The strategy to choose allways the most advanced mode the receiver supports is not the best - it reduces the usability of the module significant - since there may be serious problems with some combinations of units (analog servos) ...
I have this module too. Looks like your module may be in DSM2-22ms. You can check by turning on the 9x and pressing the bind button three times quickly after turning on the 9x. The LED should then cycle through a set of different indications .No LED DSM2-22ms, 1 Flash DSM2-11ms, 2 Flashes DSMX-22ms, 3 Flashes DSMX-11ms. If this happens then your module is OK.
I take it's all good now then. Mine reverts back to DSM2 11ms now and then. Changes when I bind to PZ ultra-micros, I'm forever pressing that button. Thanks for the cred, all the best with your newly flashed 9x.
Incorrect. The limitation is set by how many channels the TX can transmit. I have a Turnigy 9X TX with a Sky9X mainboard running ERSKY9X firmware I use to run a 12 channel setup without issue with this module.
Hi Guys. Could someone tell me when I bind the module to the receiver. The green light continually flashes on the module, The receiver light stays on steady it seems to work ok but is this correct. I don't want to fly unless I know all is ok Both are Orange DSM2 and bought together.
Many thanks Phil.
Thanks so much for the info. So you think all is ok then. I have read the booklet and looked in the files for your answer but didn't really find the answer you gave. To be honest all this confuses me a little. MANY THANKS. I also asked a question about fitting my old 9x module into the new 9xr. Do you have any views on that. Many thanks again Phil.
If you have the original V1 module with the antenna on it, it is a direct fit. If you have the V2 that routed the coax aerial wired internally, it can be done but needs a little fine soldering work and dissasembly of both TX's.
Hi Again, Thanks for the quick response. I have the v2 9x and would like to use the module in a new 9xr Do you know how to do the mod or is there a video someplace I could watch. I've done some dummy runs on old rx aerial's and they have worked ok afterwards. So I think I would be ok with that. But the aerial length etc. and it's routing concerns me. Many thanks again for all the info. Phil
I know 'how' to do it in theory, and the parts needed, but have not done it hands on as I never had the V2 with module or have a 9X-R. I only had the no-module 9X as I used FrSky DJT and won't be getting the 9X-R to have a go. However, a look on RC Groups and searching Google will put you in the right direction for sure.
The MX16s is not a module type TX - so this will not fit unless you use it as a 'hack' unit and remove it from it's case and fit it to your TX internally. It can be done. The PPM voltage is 0.7V, nowhere near 6-15V.
Some time ago I checked the PPM voltage in MX12 transmiter using oscilloscope and it was about 1,2V for PWM high level. I hope MX-16 will be the same.
As you suggested, I'll remove the 2,4 unit from its case than fit it instead of the old one or put it in some free space in the transmiter case. Optionally I'll add a switch for selecting the required module.
Yeah - put in a DPDT switch and you can have the best of both worlds. There is a thread on RC Groups where someone does a stage by stage for an Assan hack on the same TX you have. That would be really helpful I reckon.
Not available from here, but there was a fella selling his own produced ones in the US last year. Recall seeing it on RC Groups.
Hi Guys and Gals,
Observations: The module works in a 9x v2 with er9x. in mine it fits better than the original. Successful bind to Orange 9ch:DSM2@11ms, 6ch:DSM2@22ms and Spektrum AR8000:DSMX@11ms.
Note: No range test yet, just good bind.
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Aces all around. I have two that I am using in turnigy 9x radios. One is running er9x and the other is running open9x and they both work perfectly. Range tests are flawless. Works with every single dsm2/dsmx receiver I have tried so far. The case is quality plastic, the screws aren't soft metal, the antenna is nice and sturdy, the electronics/traces are all soldered very clean and nice. Highly recommend this one!
I was happy when I first plugged this in to my Turnigy 9x. It fit perfectly and bound no worries.
However my module has issues with Channel 2 (AILE). Any servo plugged in to this channel jerks around, has delayed response and twitches badly under load. Plug the same servo into another channel and it works great. I don't yet know if this is a widespread problem, but a couple of people have reported it so far.
I'm submitted a support request, and we'll see how things go. Three stars is being generous and I'm thinking I should have learnt from other 'early adopters' of new HK products...
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I installed this on a pcm10 ppm and had the loss of ailerons C2 right away, come and goes limited rotation range.
Next I installed it in a er9x modified Turnigy channel maped as TAER, JR.
Next I used the er9x to decrease the frame rate from 22Ms to 20 and everything became solid! I'm now running 18 Ms and the 6 Ch menu option in er9x. So far everything is solid, full rotation ch 2, no cutting out.
I only plan to use 4 Ch BNF and er9x can remap the sticks and channels, switches, ect, so I think I'm ok to fly it. Not very happy with the work around but I'm fortunate I have er9x because my JR can't use this module as it is now.
I hope there will be a happy ending for all of us but until then I'll fly this way if the range is any good? That's the next test. I guess we're the unpaid beta testers?