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UNDERSTANDING THE “PARKFLYER” AND “FULL RANGE” RECEIVERS

UNDERSTANDING THE “PARKFLYER” AND “FULL RANGE” RECEIVERS

A transmitter sends out signals which are then picked up by a small device located inside your aircraft called a “receiver”, sometimes abbreviated as “Rx”. The signals are collected to provide power and based on your stick inputs, direct your control surfaces. The Parkflyer receiver and the full range receiver are not at all similar in any way, in fact they have two main differences which deal with the size of the aircraft you are flying and the distance you plan to fly. If differentiating between the two has been one of your problems, this is the article for you.

The Full Range Receiver
Like the name implies, the full range receiver is meant for a longer range than the parkflyer receiver and also for large sized aircrafts ranging from 70mm EDFs (Freewing Goshawk T-45, Freewing Stinger 90mm, Freewing Eurofighter Typhoon V2, etc) and above or 1400mm warbirds (Seagull AT6 Texan 75, Seagull Curtiss P-40N warhawkSeagull Zero, etc)  and above.  Most full range receivers come with a satellite while some don’t, however the case may be, satellites can always be purchased separately anytime. Satellites are used to secure signal strength at a longer range.

The Parkflyer Receiver
Also, like the name implies, this receiver is meant for parkflyer aircrafts that is, aircrafts which are not so large like the FMS Cessna 182 Trainer, FMS Easy Trainer-1 Glider, RocHobby Swift Delta, Freewing Knight 860, etc. They are meant for shorter ranges and light weight planes which can be flown in the park, not too far away from you.

It is important to know that each receiver will only connect with a specific type and brand of transmitter, so when you are purchasing yours, make sure to buy a matching pair of transmitter and receiver. Be sure to check out our wide selection of aircraft transmitters as well as aircraft receivers at Hobbygulf.com; the first Hobby RC planes store in the Middle East.