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Written by Hayden Daley - 26 April, 2022.

Welcome to this edition of the Thermal Circle. In this edition we feature some Model Flight products available in country at this time. Please enjoy!!! Many thanks to Mike O’Reilly for allowing these products to be put online.

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Spektrum AR10400T 10 Channel PowerSafe Telemetry Receiver

The Spektrum AR10400T 10 Channel PowerSafe Telemetry Receiver is compatible with the Spektrum NX10 10-Channel Transmitter (SPMR10100), the Spektrum iX20 20-Channel Transmitter (SPMR20100, SPMR20110).

Features

  • Patented PowerSafe™ redundancy system with dual battery input ports with IC3 connectors. Perfect for power hungry aircraft and high current servo applications drawing up to 35A (50A max burst)
  • Forward programming allows for easy adjustments to failsafe settings, servo frame rate settings and more
  • Micro USB port for easy product registration and firmware updates
  • 12V capable for use with 12 volt servo applications (must be activated via Forward Programming)
  • Integrated battery capacity monitor automatically reports the battery capacity used during flight and can reset automatically when fully charged batteries are installed
  • Integrated Black Box telemetry log saves all telemetry data automatically when a Micro SD card is installed (Micro SD card not included)
  • Integrated status LED provides helpful information during start up, warnings and mode indicators
  • SRXL2 connectivity for easy, one wire connection to supported devices
  • Ready to use with Spektrum Smart ESC for one-wire telemetry data without the need of modules, links and wires
  • Receiver pack energy & voltage sensor and flight log telemetry data available without the need for additional sensors
  • Full range telemetry with integrated barometer to provide altitude and vario telemetry without additional modules
  • Included Soft Switch allows servo current to be routed around the switch, so if the switch fails for any reason, power to the system will not be interrupted.
  • Rubber grommet hard mounts and minimalistic labelling helps produce the cleanest model setups
  • Capable of high-speed 11ms frame rates
  • Binding is easier than ever with four options to initiate the bind process
  • Integrated telemetry with built-in ports for RPM, flight pack voltage, temperature sensors and X-bus for telemetry sensor expansion
  • Optional fourth SRXL2 remote receiver can be added for additional RF path redundancy (sold separately)
  • Compatible with all Spektrum DSM2 and DSMX transmitters
  • Not compatible with Spektrum AS3000 Stabilization Module
  • Not compatible with DSM2 AIRMOD JR Module (SPMMSJR720)

Product Information

The Spektrum™ AR10400T PowerSafe™ receiver is a feature-packed 10 channel receiver with integrated full-range telemetry. Spektrum PowerSafe receivers are designed for models using numerous servos and accessories that draw excess current such as those found on giant-scale airplanes and jet models. They feature a robust power bus designed to manage high-current loads, as well as dual battery input ports with IC3™ connectors for use with larger battery packs. This makes it possible to support high-current systems straight through the receiver without the need for a separate power distribution system.

If you have a DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter capable of 11ms frame rates, the AR10400T will deliver lightning-fast input-to-output response that is perfect for high-performance applications such as aggressive 3D , IMAC, and Turbine airplanes. Each receiver includes 3 SRXL2 remote receivers that take full advantage of Spektrum MultiLink™ technology. This patented technology eliminates the reflected signal fading and antenna blind spots that can affect all 2.4GHz systems, helping insure a solid connection between you and your aircraft.

As an added measure of safety, the Spektrum designed the AR10400T receiver with a proprietary soft switch. Allowing servo current to be routed around the switch, so, should the switch fail for any reason, power to the system will not be interrupted.

A ground-breaking feature on the AR10400T PowerSafe Receiver is the built-in receiver battery energy sensors; giving pilots added awareness of the load and mAh used by the servos, retracts, lights, etc. used by each battery.

Each come with built-in connection ports for RPM, Flight Pack Voltage and Temperature sensors as well as an X-Bus port for additional telemetry options.

Patented PowerSafe™ Redundancy System

The Spektrum™ AR10400T is the ultimate solution for powering high-current draw radio systems. In aircraft with multiple high-current draw servos (e.g. giant-scale aircraft, jets, etc.), PowerSafe redundancy expertly manages power between both connected receiver batteries with true dual battery redundancy. Each battery is isolated and if one fails/shorts the other seamlessly takes over.

Innovative Battery Capacity Monitor

The PowerSafe receivers feature dual battery capacity monitoring through telemetry when used with Spektrum AirWare™ transmitters. Activate the Auto Config function on the telemetry page in your transmitter to display the capacity consumed by the receiver. The capacity used is stored flight to flight and adds until reset. The capacity can be automatically reset when the battery is charged, allowing easy battery capacity monitoring.

Integrated "Black Box" Telemetry Logging

When a micro SD card is inserted into the receiver, during operation, flight information will be logged onto a file on the card including flight log data, battery status and other telemetry data stored over time. If not deleted, older data logs recorded will be deleted, keeping the most recent logs. This can be a handy tool to review flight data over time which can be helpful for diagnosis of performance.

Forward Programming

You can configure the AR10400T receiver wirelessly, directly from any compatible Spektrum™ transmitter, through the Forward Programming menu. No separate computer or mobile device is needed for setup and adjustments.

  Integrated Barometer

The Spektrum™ AR10400T receiver features an integrated barometer (built-in pressure sensor) to provide altitude and vario telemetry data without the need to purchase additional sensor modules.

Status LEDs

The Status LED will give information about the status of the receiver and give warning codes if there is an issue or condition detected: Differentiate codes/modes by flashing count.

  • White Blinking/Breathing - Initializing, not ready to fly
  • Red - Failure, failure where you can't fly. Check power or RF.
  • Two blinks - 3S Power Detected/Protection engaged
  • One blink - No remote detected in port A or not enough remotes detected, need at least 2 remotes connected and one must be in port A.
  • Solid Blue - Ready (with recording). Ready to fly recording with SD card
  • Solid Green - Ready (without recording). Ready to fly, not recording to an SD card.

What's in the box?

  • (1) AR10400T 10 Channel PowerSafe Receiver
  • (1) SPM4651T SRXL2 Remote Serial Telemetry Receiver
  • (2) SPM9747 SRXL2 DSMS Remote Receivers
  • (1) 9" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (1) 12" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (1) 24" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (2) Battery IC3 Connectors
  • (2) Charge Receptacles
  • (1) Aircraft Telemetry Volt Sensor
  • (1) Soft Switch
  • (1) Instruction Manual

Specs

Modulation

DSMX/DSM2

Resolution

2048

Product Height

0.67" (17 mm)

Product Length

2.6" (66 mm)

Range

Full

Input Voltage

3.5-12.6V

Application

Air

Data Port

No

Channels

10

Bind Method

Bind Button

Flight Log Compatible

No

Product Width

2.44" (62 mm)

Band

2.4GHz

Failsafe

Yes

Product Weight

1.9oz (54g)

Telemetry

Yes

Spektrum AR14400T

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The Spektrum AR14400T 14 Channel PowerSafe Telemetry Receiver is compatible with the Spektrum iX20 20-Channel Transmitter (SPMR20100, SPMR20110).

Features

  • Patented PowerSafe™ redundancy system with dual 13 AWG battery leads with IC3 connectors. Perfect for power hungry aircraft and high current servo applications drawing up to 35A (50A max burst)
  • Forward programming allows for easy adjustments to failsafe settings, servo frame rate settings and more
  • Micro USB port for easy product registration and firmware updates
  • 12V capable for use with 12 volt servo applications (must be activated via Forward Programming)
  • Integrated battery capacity monitor automatically reports the battery capacity used during flight and can reset automatically when fully charged batteries are installed
  • Integrated Black Box telemetry log saves all telemetry data automatically when a Micro SD card is installed (Micro SD card not included)
  • Integrated status LED provides helpful information during start up, warnings and mode indicators
  • SRXL2 connectivity for easy, one wire connection to supported devices
  • Ready to use with Spektrum Smart ESC for one-wire telemetry data without the need of modules, links and wires
  • Receiver pack energy & voltage sensor and flight log telemetry data available without the need for additional sensors
  • Full range telemetry with integrated barometer to provide altitude and vario telemetry without additional modules
  • Included Soft Switch allows servo current to be routed around the switch, so if the switch fails for any reason, power to the system will not be interrupted.
  • Rubber grommet hard mounts and minimalistic labeling helps produce the cleanest model setups
  • Capable of high-speed 11ms frame rates
  • Binding is easier than ever with four options to initiate the bind process
  • Integrated telemetry with built-in ports for RPM, flight pack voltage, temperature sensors and X-bus for telemetry sensor expansion
  • Compatible with all Spektrum DSM2 and DSMX transmitters
  • Not compatible with Spektrum AS3000 Stabilization Module
  • Not compatible with DSM2 AIRMOD JR Module (SPMMSJR720)

The Spektrum™ AR14400T PowerSafe™ receiver is a feature-packed 14 channel receiver with integrated full-range telemetry. Spektrum PowerSafe receivers are designed for models using numerous servos and accessories that draw excess current such as those found on giant-scale airplanes and jet models. They feature a robust power bus designed to manage high-current loads, as well as dual 13AWG battery input leads with IC3™ connectors for use with larger battery packs. This makes it possible to support high-current systems straight through the receiver without the need for a separate power distribution system.

If you have a DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter capable of 11ms frame rates, the AR14400T will deliver lightning-fast input-to-output response that is perfect for high-performance applications such as aggressive 3D , IMAC, and Turbine airplanes. Each receiver includes 4 SRXL2 remote receivers that take full advantage of Spektrum MultiLink™ technology. This patented technology eliminates the reflected signal fading and antenna blind spots that can affect all 2.4GHz systems, helping insure a solid connection between you and your aircraft.

As an added measure of safety, the Spektrum designed the AR14400T receiver with a proprietary soft switch. Allowing servo current to be routed around the switch, so, should the switch fail for any reason, power to the system will not be interrupted.

A ground-breaking feature on the AR14400T PowerSafe Receiver is the built-in receiver battery energy sensors; giving pilots added awareness of the load and mAh used by the servos, retracts, lights, etc. used by each battery.

Each come with built-in connection ports for RPM, Flight Pack Voltage and Temperature sensors as well as an X-Bus port for additional telemetry options.

Patented PowerSafe™ Redundancy System

The Spektrum™ AR14400T is the ultimate solution for powering high-current draw radio systems. In aircraft with multiple high-current draw servos (e.g. giant-scale aircraft, jets, etc.), PowerSafe redundancy expertly manages power between both connected receiver batteries with True dual battery redundancy. Each battery is isolated and if one fails/shorts the other seamlessly takes over.

  Innovative Battery Capacity Monitor

The PowerSafe receivers feature dual battery capacity monitoring through telemetry when used with Spektrum AirWare™ transmitters. Activate the Auto Config function on the telemetry page in your transmitter to display the capacity consumed by the receiver. The capacity used is stored flight to flight and adds until reset. The capacity can be automatically reset when the battery is charged, allowing easy battery capacity monitoring.

Forward Programmable

You can configure the AR14400T receiver wirelessly, directly from any compatible Spektrum™ transmitter, through the Forward Programming menu. No separate computer or mobile device is needed for setup and adjustments.

Status LEDs

The Status LED will give information about the status of the receiver and give warning codes if there is an issue or condition detected: Differentiate codes/modes by flashing count.

  • White Blinking/Breathing - Initializing, not ready to fly
  • Red - Failure, failure where you can't fly. Check power or RF.
  • Two blinks - 3S Power Detected/Protection engaged
  • One blink - No remote detected in port A or not enough remotes detected, need at least 2 remotes connected and one must be in port A.
  • Solid Blue - Ready (with recording). Ready to fly recording with SD card
  • Solid Green - Ready (without recording). Ready to fly, not recording to an SD card.

What's in the box?

  • (1) AR14400T 14 Channel PowerSafe Receiver
  • (1) SPM4651T SRXL2 Remote Serial Telemetry Receiver
  • (3) SPM9747 SRXL2 DSMX Remote Receivers
  • (1) 9" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (1) 12" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (1) 24" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (1) 36" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (2) Battery IC3 Connectors
  • (2) Charge Receptacles
  • (1) Aircraft Telemetry Volt Sensor
  • (1) Soft Switch
  • (1) Instruction Manual

Spektrum AR20400T 20 Channel PowerSafe Telemetry Receiver

Available from:

The Spektrum AR20400T 20 Channel PowerSafe Telemetry Receiver is compatible with the Spektrum iX20 20-Channel Transmitter (SPMR20100, SPMR20110).

Features

  • Patented PowerSafe™ redundancy system with dual 13 AWG battery leads with IC3 connectors. Perfect for power hungry aircraft and high current servo applications drawing up to 35A (50A max burst)
  • Forward programmable for easy adjustments to failsafe settings, servo frame rate settings and more
  • Micro USB port for easy product registration and firmware updates
  • 12V capable for use with 12 volt servo applications (must be activated via Forward Programming)
  • Integrated battery capacity monitor automatically reports the battery capacity used during flight and can reset automatically when fully charged batteries are installed
  • Integrated Black Box telemetry log saves all telemetry data automatically when a Micro SD card is installed (Micro SD card not included)
  • Integrated status LED provides helpful information during start up, warnings and mode indicators
  • SRXL2 connectivity for easy, one wire connection to supported devices
  • Ready to use with Spektrum Smart ESC for one-wire telemetry data without the need of modules, links and wires
  • Receiver pack energy & voltage sensor and flight log telemetry data available without the need for additional sensors
  • Full range telemetry with integrated barometer to provide altitude and vario telemetry without additional modules
  • Included Soft Switch allows servo current to be routed around the switch, so if the switch fails for any reason, power to the system will not be interrupted.
  • Rubber grommet hard mounts and minimalistic labeling helps produce the cleanest model setups
  • Capable of high-speed 11ms frame rates
  • Binding is easier than ever with four options to initiate the bind process
  • Integrated telemetry with built-in ports for RPM, flight pack voltage, temperature sensors and X-bus for telemetry sensor expansion
  • Compatible with all Spektrum DSM2 and DSMX transmitters
  • Not compatible with Spektrum AS3000 Stabilization Module
  • Not compatible with DSM2 AIRMOD JR Module (SPMMSJR720)

Product Information

The Spektrum™ AR20400T PowerSafe™ receiver is a feature-packed 20 channel receiver with integrated full-range telemetry. Spektrum PowerSafe receivers are designed for models using numerous servos and accessories that draw excess current such as those found on giant-scale airplanes and jet models. They feature a robust power bus designed to manage high-current loads, as well as dual 13AWG battery input leads with IC3™ connectors for use with larger battery packs. This makes it possible to support high-current systems straight through the receiver without the need for a separate power distribution system.

If you have a DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter capable of 11ms frame rates, the AR20400T will deliver lightning-fast input-to-output response that is perfect for high-performance applications such as aggressive 3D , IMAC, and Turbine airplanes. Each receiver includes 4 SRXL2 remote receivers that take full advantage of Spektrum MultiLink™ technology. This patented technology eliminates the reflected signal fading and antenna blind spots that can affect all 2.4GHz systems, helping insure a solid connection between you and your aircraft. As an added measure of safety, the Spektrum designed the AR20400T receiver with a proprietary soft switch. Allowing servo current to be routed around the switch, so, should the switch fail for any reason, power to the system will not be interrupted.

A ground-breaking feature on the AR20400T PowerSafe Receiver is the built-in receiver battery energy sensors. Giving pilots added awareness of the load and mAh used by the servos, retracts, lights, etc. used by each battery.

Each come with built-in connection ports for RPM, Flight Pack Voltage and Temperature sensors as well as an X-Bus port for additional telemetry options.

Patented PowerSafe™ Redundancy System

The Spektrum™ AR20400T is the ultimate solution for powering high-current draw radio systems. In aircraft with multiple high-current draw servos (e.g. giant-scale aircraft, jets, etc.), PowerSafe redundancy expertly manages power between both connected receiver batteries with true dual battery redundancy. Each battery is isolated and if one fails/shorts the other seamlessly takes over.

The Status LED will give information about the status of the receiver and give warning codes if there is an issue or condition detected: Differentiate codes/modes by flashing count.

  • White Blinking/Breathing - Initializing, not ready to fly
  • Red - Failure, failure where you can't fly. Check power or RF.
  • Two blinks - 3S Power Detected/Protection engaged
  • One blink - No remote detected in port A or not enough remotes detected, need at least 2 remotes connected and one must be in port A.
  • Solid Blue - Ready (with recording). Ready to fly recording with SD
  • Solid Green - Ready (without recording). Ready to fly, not recording to an SD card.

What's in the box?

  • (1) AR20400T 20 Channel PowerSafe Receiver
  • (1) SPM4651T SRXL2 Remote Serial Telemetry Receiver
  • (3) SPM9747 SRXL2 DSMS Remote Receivers
  • (1) 9" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (1) 12" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (1) 24" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (1) 36" SRXL2 Remote Receiver Extension
  • (2) Battery IC3 Connectors
  • (2) Charge Receptacles
  • (1) Aircraft Telemetry Volt Sensor
  • (1) Soft Switch
  • (1) Instruction Manual

Failsafe

Yes

Telemetry

Yes

Resolution

2048

Flight Log Compatible

No

Product Height

0.71" (18 mm)

Range

Full

Bind Method

Bind Button

Product Length

2.71" (69 mm)

Input Voltage

3.5-12.6V

Product Width

2.56" (65 mm)

Channels

20

Product Weight

3.0 oz (86g)

Band

2.4GHz

Data Port

No

Application

Air

Modulation

DSMX/DSM2

 

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Multiplex 7-channel DR receiver with telemetry function

A high-quality 7-channel receiver built in state-of-the-art SMD technology in MULTIPLEX 2.4 GHz M-LINK technology for all types of models. Thanks to the compact dimensions with in-line plug configuration, it also fits into models with cramped installation conditions. As a dual receiver, this receiver has two complete, parallel-operating receiver circuits (receiver diversity). This is combined with a special signal pre-amplification for maximum sensitivity and thus for excellent reception quality and maximum system range.

Width

34 mm

Height

12 mm

Length

49 mm

Weight

0.019 Kg

Transmission type

M-LINK

Telemetry capable

Yes

Servo channels

7


Spektrum AR8020T 8ch Air Receiver with Telemetry, SPMAR8020T

The Spektrum™ AR8020T 8 Channel Receiver is a DSM2® and DSMX® capable receiver with a compact footprint to fit in a wide range of aircraft. It features full-range telemetry, integrated barometer to provide altitude and vario telemetry data without additional purchase. 

Features

  • Compatible with all Spektrum™ DSM2 and DSMX transmitters
  • Compact footprint fits most parkflyer size, sport class and giant scale models
  • Features full range telemetry, integrated barometer to provide altitude and vario telemetry data without the need of additional sensors
  • Bind button allows for easy binding and eliminates the use of bind plug
  • Two external antennas will ensure secure RF coverage from all angles of the aircraft
  • Additional RF path redundancy with an additional SRXL2 Remote Receiver (sold separately)
  • Ready to use with Spektrum Smart ESC for one-wire telemetry data without the need of modules, links and wires.
  • End pin output pins for easy and compact installation
  • Forward Programming capable for setting individual failsafe parameters per channel and more

Product Information

Included XBUS and temperature ports can be used to add additional telemetry sensors available separately. It also features an SRXL2 port for an SRXL2 Remote Receiver, available separately, to add additional RF path redundancy. An SRXL2/Bind/Program/Batt servo header is available to connect smart devices, program and update the receiver, bind with a traditional bind plug, or connect a battery. The AR8020T also features a bind button for easy binding with no plugs necessary and offers both "SmartSafe" technology and Hold Last as well as preset failsafe types set through forward programming. Also, the throttle port is Smart ESC compatible right out of the box.

SMART TELEMETRY

To enjoy the full benefits of Smart™ technology, use the AR8020T receiver with a Smart ESC and telemetry capable Spektrum DSMX® transmitter. Vital telemetry data such as current, voltage, temperature and RPM is sent directly to your transmitter in real-time. For more information on Smart Technology please visit our Spektrum Smart Technology page.

INTEGRATED BAROMETER

The Spektrum™ AR8020T receiver features an integrated barometer (built-in pressure sensor) to provide altitude and vario telemetry data without the need to purchase additional sensor modules.

Specs

Antenna Length

6.1" (155 mm)

Application

Air

Band

2.4GHz

Bind Method

Bind Button

Channels

8

Failsafe

Yes

Input Voltage

3.5 - 9V

Product Height

0.59" (15 mm)

Product Length

1.92" (49 mm)

Product Weight

0.56 oz (16 g)

Product Width

1.18" (30 mm)

Range

Full

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