Cheap and Dirty Radio Control System

am-2520

$59.00

Overview: No need for programming here, this is just down and dirty analog joystick input on the transmitter to pwm output on the receiver. Meant for very simple control for servo's and speed cont...Read More

Product Overview

Overview:
No need for programming here, this is just down and dirty analog joystick input on the transmitter to pwm output on the receiver. Meant for very simple control for servo's and speed controllers. With six channels (2 analog joysticks with 2 channels each, and two Pot controls) you can hook up for tank drive quickly and have 4 open channels for whatever you want to add. More advance users can get into programming the transmitter to mix channels and open up endless possibilities.

The entire kit is based around 2.4 Ghz Radio Control, just like what controls your radio controlled car, boat, or plane. Now you can interface with robotic parts without the need to program anything. It can be used to help test your mechanical design before the programmers are ready to input code, or your electrical group has finished wiring.

This is a re-branded Fly Sky FS-CT6A RC Transmitter/Receiver

Binding procedure for the am-2520
Note: The negative pin is furthest from the antenna on the short side of the receiver.
  1. Install the batteries in the transmitter.
  2. Insert the jumper to the Bat port of the receiver.
  3. Connect the receiver battery to any one of the channels. The LED will be flashing meaning the receiver is waiting for the transmitter.
  4. Press and hold the Bind button on the transmitter, and then switch on the transmitter.
  5. Observe the LED on the receiver. When the LED stops flashing, the bind was successful. This should be almost instantly.
  6. Release the Bind button on the transmitter and remove the jumper and receiver battery (remove everything from the receiver)
  7. Install a servo and receiver battery and test if the bind was successful.
  8. If the test fails, repeat steps 1-7.
Programming software
There is an option to program your receiver via PC and you will have to order the programming cable. You can use T6config free software for programming your transmitter. I would recommend using Digital Radio software, as it is better, and costs only 2 dollars.

Specifications

  • Antenna Length: 1"
  • Channels: 6
  • Frequency Band: 2.4GHz
  • Height: 8.6"
  • Length: 7.4"
  • RF power: 19db
  • Static Current: <= 250 mA
  • Weight: 1.25 lbs
  • Width: 3.8"

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7 reviews

  1. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    We use these for our prototyping test boards. The first set was delivered damaged, AM did an outstanding job of making it correct.

  2. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrived on time, great NI roboRIO substitute.

    I am still learning to use it, but this is a great PWM-only alternative for off-season and demonstration events. Follow the links on the website to enable all six channels with help from various RC community mentors.

  3. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Radio System to bring back old FRC Robots!

    We bought this unit to replace a CRIO in our 2010 robot Delta. It works great for this. We ended up buying a programming cable for HobbyKing and using the radio programmer so we could customize channel 5 and channel 6 for aux functions on our old robot.

  4. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good choice for prototyping robots

    These systems are excellent for robots used for prototyping and demonstrations. The Andy Mark Radio Controls are preferable for this over standard Radio Control because they limit the command authority which keeps the potential robot speed down. Only issue I've encountered with these systems is getting them past purchasing department due to the "Cheap and Dirty" name.

  5. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Radio System

    This is my second Cheap and Dirty Radio Control System. This is a great radio for the price and is full featured. I use it in my 1/6 scale RC combat tank and have had zero issues. Rugged and Reliable. Fast shipping and excellent Customer service once again. Thank you for a great product.

  6. star star star star star 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Radio System

    Excellent six channel radio. I had trouble with the TX on the first radio and contacted Customer service. A new radio was sent out that day and I received it within two days. I call that great customer service. The new radio works flawlessly and is a great value for the money. I plan on purchasing another one for my next project. Thanks for a great product and great customer service.

  7. star star star star empty_star 4.0 out of 5 stars

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    4 Stars

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