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Will this transmitter work with navio 2?


(Yousef Shaltout) #1

Hello everyone, I’m in a tight spot. I need to buy a transmitter quickly to continue my project with the navio 2. Unfortunately where i live it’s not easy to order transmitters/ receivers online and I’m only restricted to buying from a few local vendors. One of them has this transmitter.
https://www.singahobby.com/index.php/futaba-9chp-super-9-channel-pcm-radio-with-r148dp-receiver-72mhz.html

I’m aware that the navio 2 requires ppm signals to work, I don’t think i can buy the recommended receiver listed in the hardware setup page. However on searching for the manual for this transmitter here.
http://manuals.hobbico.com/fut/9c-super-series-manual.pdf

It mentions that the transmitter can transmit in both PCM and PPM. So would configuring it to send in PPM make it work with the Navio 2 ?


(Yousef Shaltout) #3

If it won’t be compatible would buying this ppm encoder fix the problem ?


(Tobias Dahms) #4

You should buy a 2.4 GHz transmitter, not an outdated analog one. I would go for something like this:
https://www.singahobby.com/index.php/futaba-10j-fhss-2-4ghz-radio-with-2800mah-lithium-battery-and-charger-and-r3008sb.html

But if you can get one I would definitely go for a FrSky Taranis x9d plus. Much better and cheaper I think.

https://hobbysquare.com.sg/index.php/radio-systems/transmitters-controllers/frsky-2-4ghz-accst-taranis-x9d-plus-and-x8r-combo-digital-telemetry-radio-system-mode-2.html

You will not regret that!


(Yousef Shaltout) #5

In all cases will i need to get a ppm encoder to hook up at the receiver end ?


(Tobias Dahms) #6

no, I use SBUS with a TARANIS X9D and Navio2 very successfully without any problems and any additional hardware (but you need to buy a separate receiver).

Have a look at this to get an impression why the Taranis is great: