The OrangeRx 6ch compact receiver has been designed for FPV racing drones with carbon frames. The extra length antenna allows you to route them outside of the frame for extended range and a robust link to your transmitter.
OrangeRx receivers are built using original components, 32 bit MCUs and with state of the art SMT automation to ensure a quality product each and every time. Every single receiver is manufactured using impedance controlled PCBs with exact tuning to provide signal stability and range that exceeds any of the previous generation ORX products. In fact, our testing has shown that the R617XL exceeds the range of other receivers in the same class.
All R617XL OrangeRx satellite module receivers are QC tested using our latest method that ensures range checking takes place as the receiver is programmed. Simply put, if the R617XL cannot pass the range check it cannot be programmed, this ensures 100% of R617XL's are guaranteed to work flawlessly. The R617XL ushers in a new era of quality, reliability and performance for the OrangeRx line up.
The receiver features "True Diversity" technology, this is especially important for long range flights and in situations where you need that more robust reception. This receiver is very useful where carbon is used in the construction of your model where the antenna can be in the shadow of the airframe. If one of the antenna's cannot receive a signal due to its orientation then the satellite will use the other one to receive the commands from the transmitter.
The R617XL is a satellite module receiver and has a 6 channel cPPM output allowing for a single line connection with compatible devices. This satellite module has been tested with and is fully compatible with the following Flight Controllers;
• APM (2.0 and upwards)
• V-Bar 5.3
• Ultra compact and lightweight (only 3.5g)
• 6 channel cPPM
• Ultra fast brownout recovery
• Programmed fail safe
• Wide input voltage (3.7~9.6V)
• Compatible with numerous flight controllers
Sensitivity: Up to -97dBm
Compatibility: Compatible with DSM2/DSMX 1024/2048 aircraft radio and module systems
Channels: 6 channel cPPM output single line connection
Input Voltage: 3.7~9.6V
Current Consumption: 35mA
Dimensions: 19 x 27 x 10mm
Antenna Length: 210mm
Warranty: 12 months replacement guarantee
1. This is not a Spektrum product nor is it a copy of a Spektrum product. The Spektrum brand is a trademark of Horizon Hobbies USA.
2. This is not an underground black market fake Spektrum Satellite Receiver. OrangeRx quality is guaranteed.
+ Long Antennas, perfect for carbon frames
+ Wide Input Voltage Range
+ Easy to bind without another Receiver or Flight Controller
- Average Signal Reception. Its not bad. I had no problems flying with it but compared to an "ordinary" Full Range Orange RX, the 617XL isn't as good as it could be.
- ppm. Please HK, this receiver with sbus would be so much better.
- quite a lot jitter. I needed to adjust RC-Deadband in Betaflight to a min of 6. (sbus would solve this)
- quite high latency compared to sbus.
If you want a light tiny receiver which is easy to install and doesn't cost that much. Get it.
If you got another 10$ to invest, then go for something with sbus. Just get a normal 6/8 channel OrangeRX with sbus support. It's really worth the extra 10$.
That's what i did.Very nice Receiver. Ultra small, perfect for micro copters and racing drones. Wide operating voltage range and very good reception.
Same as Nicholas below comment: bind it by grounding the signal wire and then power it up. Then it will enter bind mode, then you do the bind process with your transmitter.
These are not satellite, they are just a PPM only receiver.
This thing is smaller than the description. About 8mm thick, 18mm wide and 25mm to the top of antenna nubs. This is great news for micro quads.
Unlike a spektrum rx, this ppm rx can handle a wide voltage range, so plug and play is good.
If you use a cc3d with one shot esc, you will want to move the signal wire from pin 3 to pin 8 on the flight controller end of the plug.
Antenna is about 145mm each
I made a bind harness, and no issues using it with dx6i.
Get you some of this!Super small PPM receiver. At first I thought it was a satellite but its not. You bind it by grounding the signal wire and then power it up. Then it will enter bind mode, then you do the bind process with your transmitter. I bought 2 of these and my builds (250 and 180 quad) are now super clean. Flew them a little indoors to test them out and the it works fine. Tomorrow I'll take them out to the field and do some FPVing.
So remember, these are not satellites. They are just a PPM only receiver. Pricing is good and I won't hesitate to recommend them. 2 Thumbs up!