Reely HT-6/HR-6 and the similar Flysky FS-i6/FS-iA6 computer combo
We really like these combos because they are good value, very compact, simple, reliable and have comfortable gimbals (sticks). Up-to 20 models can be programmed in these computer combos and they feature telemetry feedback for the receiver battery as standard. Download manual here.
Specially the Flysky FS-i6 transmitter with FS-iA6 receiver is very good value for a computer combo with receiver battery telemetry feedback (Banggood.com, check your countries customs rules: possibly extra duty/taxes cost). Additional FS-iA6 receivers are very good value as well (Banggood.com, check your countries customs rules: maybe extra duty/taxes cost). Take note: the FS-iA6B receiver is too bulky to fit the locomotives, so do not order the Flysky FS-i6 transmitter with a FS-iA6B receiver.
The transmitters do not come with a charge plug. You need to charge the batteries externally. The gimbals do come with an adjustable brake instead of a ratchet which is fine (you could make your own ratchet). Their receivers (Reely HR6/Flysky FS-iA6 do fit in all our locos without alterations.
These transmitters sound a warning-beeb when not using the transmitter for 60 seconds. When this annoys you the time lapse can be set to 10 minutes by loading new firmware (10ch Mod i6 Updater, version V1.5, works under windows XP and up, does not work with the Flysky FS-i6X). Watch this video. Use this download cable (possibly needs a CP2102 USB-to-Serial Bridge driver on your PC). If port COM3 does not work, look in windows under device manager for correct port number (COM1 on my PC). Minder: it is no official Flysky firmware, so installing and usage is at your own risk.
Fitting a Reely HR4/Flysky FS-A6/Flysky FS-iA6 receiver
For Amy, Elke and Irene follow the instructions for the Spektrum DX5e receiver in your R/C manual.
However for Amy drill the existing hole for the antenna to a size of 1.7 (or 2) mm (see R/C manual drawing 8 item 10). The receiver can be fitted like drawing below left.
For Elke the RC switch needs to be fitted at the left side position and not at the Spektrum DX5e position.
And for Elke and Irene both the receiver will sit a bit eccentric from the middle to give room for the left battery. See drawing below right. The BEC connector is best fixed with some tape on top of the left battery. Cable lengths for the switch leads need to be longer for this new lay-out: from switch to receiver about 80 mm and from switch to charge panel jack about 100 mm.
Fitting Reely/FlySky receivers: Amy left and Elke/Irene to the right.
Re-positioning antenna HR-4 and FS-i4 receivers for Elke and Irene
Re-positioning of the antenna for Elke and Irene is necessary because the antenna of the receiver sticks out too much and will not fit in the 46.5 mm availabe space.
The receiver is very easy to disassemble. Just remove the 4 screws and you end up with the parts below.
Receiver without casing and top&bottom of case with 4 screws.
You can either use the receiver without its casing. Wrap the receiver in insulation tape.
Or you can re-use the casing but then you need to cut away the plastic lip and increase the exit hole of the antenna. This allows re-positioning of the antenne wire along the casing where it can be held by some tape. The pictures below show the idea.
In both cases be very careful not to over-bend the antenna wire coming from the receiver's printed circuit board !
Left: receiver in half-casing with cut-out for the antenna wire.
Right: full casing with tape to hold the antenna wire.
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