MultiWii & Co

The various MultiWii/CleanFlight micro FCs have either embedded DSM receivers or can connect to external DSM receivers. The easiest choice to fly these FCs is a DSM transmitter. If you want to use a different Rx protocol, make sure the flight controller is compatible!
DSM transmitters: Either Spektrum or anything that takes a DSM module.

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    Adam Madron

    Also be aware that shopping for a transmitter is an important purchase and there are many choices. Doing a little research first can save you money and frustration down the road. The Spektrum DX6I has very limited capabilities with custom settings and I found that being locked into those limits would not suit my needs. So if you plan to have lots of cool custom settings like Benedikt open source transmitters are where it is at and the module type are even better unless you like cracking open the case to do a little surgery and add a Tx module for each protocol you want to fly. Learning to set up a transmitter properly can be quite the learning experience as well.

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    John Kelly

    I bought the DX6 as well and am learning that I might need a different TX to get the full use of FPV and different FC's, is there a particular TX that would suit these needs ie. Turnigy, Taranis?

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    Adam Madron

    I purchase a Turnigy 9XR pro like what Benedikt has, I am trying to clone what he does to learn more. Hope that doesn't sound creepy? haha I think it is a matter of preference to specific brand when talking about the ones that are easily modified and open source etc. As long as they have all the features you think you will ever need then take your pick, I read lots of reviews and watch videos to try and get better informed, although in my zeal to purchase many things have over looked important things that were not evident until after a while on down the road.

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    brian

    There's definately a learning curve, so be prepared to study and do lots of reading. Generally open source is really the way to go and have the utmost flexibility, but it certainly isnt plug n play . You get what you put into it.
    As far as open source, the Turnigy 9x is the go to platform with tons of documented projects throughout the web. Combine this with many avail brands of aftermarket rf modules/rx's and firmware uploads and you have a very flexible and affordable system, that costs less than most proprietary gear.
    If you are a dedicated tinkerer open source is the way to go!

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    John Kelly

    I bought the Turnigy 9xr but they sent me mode 1 so I guess I need to send it back to get mode 2 plus I am not sure what module to buy for it if I go this route

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    brian

    Yes, it would be best to return it for mode 2, if that is the mode you fly.
    There are several choices for modules. Your best off reading up and studying what others are doing that you are interested in doing too. Find out what they use and why...
    I am mostly flying the open sourced Arduino based flight controller ArduCopter "APM 2.6" and I utilize PPM to link all the channels thru a single input on this type of controller. The FrSky ddr modules and recievers along with opened sourced transmitter firmare accomplishes this for my application nicely.
    With a MultiWii based flight controller I plugged all my channels into seperate inputs of the flight controller with seven or eight servo leads. With this type of configuration I didnt have to use any other reciever or module. Theres many configurations to choose from. Find a forum that supports your similiar interests and do lots of studying up. Follow some of the "stickys " and "guides" that others have taken the time to post. If you get anything out of it, consider joining the Forum and Donating to help support your new community.

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    Benedikt Haak

    John, it's quite easy to swap the gimbals on that radio, and thus "switch" modes. I have done this many times.
    The most universal protocol (and used on most "advanced" micro FCs) is DSM (DSM2/DSMX). The OrangeRX stuff comes at a good price and works.

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    John Kelly

    I bought the Orange RX and they seem to do fine and the 615 seems to make it a cleaner install with cppm 1 wire, I sent the Turnigy TX back to Hobby King and am thinking about the Taranis or jsut get the Turnigy 9Xr pro mode 2, My spektrum DX6 binds with DSMX so this should work with the Alien FC that has RX and ESC in one correct?

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    Martin Oehlmann

    Adam Madron, that was very helpful. Thanx!

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