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Old 05-09-2018, 09:22 AM   #1
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can get one for a desent price. what do you think of it? thanks
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:28 AM   #2
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It's been on my radar, but the Spektrum DX5C is a similar price and I have a lot of Spektrum stuff.

A friend has the FS-GT5 and so far he loves it. I think he's only had 1 or 2 trail runs with it, but he highly recommends it.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:25 AM   #3
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Using this on 2 of my Rigs. Really impressed, the 4WS works really well. Cost wise I got it for 55 delivered, which is only 11 more than a GT3C.

The turnigy IA6 receivers work as well, though the AVS wont work through these.
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can get one for a desent price. what do you think of it? thanks

I like the design very compact and maybe light in hand also. But I wonder does it comes with 3rd and 4th channel 3 position switch?
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I like the design very compact and maybe light in hand also. But I wonder does it comes with 3rd and 4th channel 3 position switch?
I think it has one 2-position switch, one 3-position switch, and two knobs.


I just realized the 6 channel receivers are $40! That's a lot of cash for FlySky quality receivers.

Does anybody know if the FS-GR3E 3-channel receivers will work with this radio? EDIT: No, they will not according to FlySky. The GT5 will only work with AFHDS 2A receivers which are listed in the manual as: iA10B, iA6B, iA4B, iA10, iA6, iA4C, A6, A3, X6B, BS6 and BS4. You can find that on page 7 of the manual: http://www.flysky-cn.com/downloadRep...e4dab224bd.pdf

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Old 05-10-2018, 11:54 AM   #6
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I bought it. I thought for $65 I give it a try. I have a pile of three channel fly sky receivers and a few six channel receivers. It sucks that they don't work together. well I got it now. 40 is a lot for one receiver from this company. See how goes
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I bought it. I thought for $65 I give it a try. I have a pile of three channel fly sky receivers and a few six channel receivers. It sucks that they don't work together. well I got it now. 40 is a lot for one receiver from this company. See how goes

Yes and Please report us back here. I really would like to know more about this radio. Thank you
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:57 AM   #8
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I paid 6.99 for a Turnigy IA6 and only 14.99 for the BS6 receiver. The GR3E in comparison are ~8.
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I ordered one as well. My Turnigy TS4G won't bind to any new receivers after being dropped and it seems to be discontinued so I couldn't replace it. The Radiolink still exists, but I don't like the big, fragile, external antenna so I decided to go a different route. Mine has been fine, even after I fell and caught myself with the hand that was holding my radio, but it's still a potential point of failure. I got the HobbyKing rebrand of the FlySky GT5 for $75 shipped. Not bad.

The problem I've found is that there are barely any cheap receivers in the US and none of the inexpensive, 3 channel ones that I need for most vehicles.
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I've been considering this controller, but have a hard time doing so if the 6ch receivers are going to be expensive. I'm surviving on my $9-10 6ch FS-R6B receivers with the GT3C just fine for now.
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I've been considering this controller, but have a hard time doing so if the 6ch receivers are going to be expensive. I'm surviving on my $9-10 6ch FS-R6B receivers with the GT3C just fine for now.
The 6 channel rx is $40, which is expensive for FlySky, but probably not expensive compared to the competition. I ordered four of the 3-channel receivers on eBay and it was under $30 shipped.
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The problem I've found is that there are barely any cheap receivers in the US and none of the inexpensive, 3 channel ones that I need for most vehicles.

You can get an ia6b (6ch non-gyro) for $14 from a US ebay seller or $11 from China. The trick is to always have a spare. Small Packet Deluxe or ePacket is usually 2-4 weeks max. Gearbest/Banggood/etc are usually 4-6 week registered mail.


The gyro-RX ends up being priced competitively with all other brand's gyro-RX. It's odd people will blindly spend $40-80 on a Spektrum or Futaba RX but balk at a $40 Flysky. It's unlikely a crawler will need the gyro.



Also note the afhds-2a RX's also have a much greater range, particularly those with the bell (dipole) on their antennas. Search for fs-i6 range tests, you'll find 400m+ for ground and 1-2km air (despite FPV interference not helping).
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You can get an ia6b (6ch non-gyro) for $14 from a US ebay seller or $11 from China. The trick is to always have a spare. Small Packet Deluxe or ePacket is usually 2-4 weeks max. Gearbest/Banggood/etc are usually 4-6 week registered mail.


The gyro-RX ends up being priced competitively with all other brand's gyro-RX. It's odd people will blindly spend $40-80 on a Spektrum or Futaba RX but balk at a $40 Flysky. It's unlikely a crawler will need the gyro.



Also note the afhds-2a RX's also have a much greater range, particularly those with the bell (dipole) on their antennas. Search for fs-i6 range tests, you'll find 400m+ for ground and 1-2km air (despite FPV interference not helping).
Well damn... if those $14 6ch IA-6B work with the GT5... then it's back on my radar.
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so far like it. I'm using it on my four-wheel steering for truggy. So far so good. Going to order a few receivers as well. 14 dollars is not bad at all. Thinking about trying this radio on my TRX4
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so the FIS-IA6B e.g. this one works? And thats confirmed rather than in the manual (we've seen how accurate that list is).



Asiatees (cheapest I found for the FS-BS6) are out of stock and want to switch out my other receivers.

What about the FS-iA4B - anyone tested those. Bit smaller and probably a better fit for at least 1 of the vehicles.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:51 AM   #16
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thats the receiver i was looking at. going to order a few. 10 bucks here:
https://www.banggood.com/Flysky-2_4G...r_warehouse=CN
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HobbyKing has the FS-BS6 receivers for $15 both in the US and International warehouses for around $15.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-receiver.html
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HobbyKing has the FS-BS6 receivers for $15 both in the US and International warehouses for around $15.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...-receiver.html
Cheers Jato - I have no issue with hobbyking when I can get shipping from the UK store but their international shipping fees and times are a farce. filth cheap and months or soon and stupid money.

I might just wait till they are in stock over here or from asiatees where the shipping is quick and cheap.

I'll just have to play with my new 3D Printer instead (Creality Ender 3)
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I'm looking into one of these to get more AUX channels, I'm hoping someone can tell me if this can control 4 AUX channels, whether the buttons can be re-mapped and lastly can the buttons functionality be changed (momentary, 2 position, 3 position)?
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Cheers Jato - I have no issue with hobbyking when I can get shipping from the UK store but their international shipping fees and times are a farce. filth cheap and months or soon and stupid money.

I might just wait till they are in stock over here or from asiatees where the shipping is quick and cheap.

I'll just have to play with my new 3D Printer instead (Creality Ender 3)
you don't have to wait the gt5 receiver is available in uk and eu warehouse.
and hk now has free shipping on orders above 50$ from uk eu and above 150$ from global.

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