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Old 10-06-2020, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
JimJW
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I’ll point you over to my thread for reference.

For the Helis you listed I would look at the R3/RSW. Unless you’re not in the US or Canada; then get the R3 Rex.

There is no reason to need a satellite, I asked the same question (coming from spektrum also) it’s not an issue. The RXs have diversified antenna and it just works. It doesn’t forgive bad antenna placement so you still need to be careful.

No need to go with 900 MHz either, unless you’re flying beyond line of site...

I was able to get my hands on a R3 REX and R7 nano. The REX is the same size as a R3/RSW and the R7 is tiny. I wouldn’t put it on anything bigger than an Oxy2.

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Originally Posted by JimJW View Post
I'm in the middle of converting my fleet to Jeti. So I'm new, not too familiar with Jeti and I have a bunch of receivers to install!

If there is anyone in the future that ends up looking for how the different RXs compare, hopefully this will help. I'm in the US so receivers are limited to what is available... (I wish I had a EX R3 REX and a EX R7 Nano to show)

So on hand I have:
1) R3/RSW
2) EX R5 light (Bundled with my DS-12)
3) EX R4 light (2)



I'm still working on putting things in, so no 'real world' type of review here but I wanted to try to summarize the differences between the receivers. If I get it wrong I'm sure another Freak will set me straight. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.helifreak.com/images/smilies/thumbup.gif[/IMG]

Thoughts:
  • They are all about the same size / weight
  • The R4 and R5 lights have shorter antenna
  • The R3/RSW has longer antenna
  • The EX Bus port on the R5 is at the opposite end, next to the antenna
  • R3/RSW has a 'Hardcase', others are shrink wrapped
  • Range should be reasonably similar provided antenna are in the clear (harder with short antenna [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.helifreak.com/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif[/IMG])
  • All will work with Jeti EX Bus and in my case integrate with an IKON2 FBL
  • The R4 should integrate and provide full IKON2 telemetry even though Jeti states that it has limited telemetry. The telemetry that Jeti is referring to in that statement is the A1 / A2, the individual antenna info from the RX. Q the overall signal strength is still there and IKON telemetry and integration work.

Hope this helps [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.helifreak.com/images/smilies/cheers.gif[/IMG]

I'm coming from Spektrum so for comparison, here's a shot with the new SPM4651T and a Lemon Satellite.
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