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Old Nov 07, 2012, 06:28 AM
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HI. want to buy fmkit bit im not sury what im buying and how it works...
FMkit - how the current verions looks and works ? can i still gey the one with microfone that its activated when there is no sound from moving air.propeller ?
how long it works,how to set it up is there any manual ? whats the range ?
If you dont want to loose customers you need to work on your webpage and propper manual...
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 06:32 AM
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HI. want to buy fmkit bit im not sury what im buying and how it works...
FMkit - how the current verions looks and works ? can i still gey the one with microfone that its activated when there is no sound from moving air.propeller ?
how long it works,how to set it up is there any manual ? whats the range ?
If you dont want to loose customers you need to work on your webpage and propper manual...
He lives in ISRAEL give him a break! I hear they have missles being shot at them
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:44 AM
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FMkit can you ship this beacon with track number?
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 02:56 AM
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all beacons shipped w/ tracking number (registered airmail),

new boards expected by Monday, there is mini-USB as well servo 3-pin connector to charge Li-Po cell, PWM reading is easy to implement but it will cost less presets or minus microphone mode - the chip ROM all used up.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:14 AM
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all beacons shipped w/ tracking number (registered airmail),

new boards expected by Monday, there is mini-USB as well servo 3-pin connector to charge Li-Po cell, PWM reading is easy to implement but it will cost less presets or minus microphone mode - the chip ROM all used up.
I can live with less presets. You can always manually enter the frequency, right?
I would like it to monitor PWM so that it can trigger the beacon timer when RTH is selected. I want it to be adjustable to different PWM ranges, so it can share the channel with the RTH switch, and only trigger in the RTH switch position. This might be a 3 position switch, or it might be throttle under or over 100%. I think if you make it selectable to trigger at either +110% or -110%, it could be made to work with any OSD's using endpoint adjustments.
Once triggered, it should start the timer so it doesn't activate while likely to be airborne.
Is this feasible?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:50 AM
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Peter, when will send the promised beacon?
(Отправлено 05 Октябрь 2012 - 21:01
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 11:14 AM
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fmkit-
I have an older beacon and wanted to make sure I have the jumper shown correctly in the photo. I took it off sometime ago, so I want to make sure I am putting it back together right. Also, the jumper delay is 45min???
-Thanks

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Also, do you have any new boards with USB available? If so, can you please post some photos and specs?
-Thanks again
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:40 AM
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Duschman, check PM

CheckSum, I don't remember anything about jumper, these old beacons tuned using 2X16 LCD
anyway, if do install jumper the circuit will survive so just try.

I'm testing new beacons with USB and servo pins charger/PWM controlled
it works just need to add indication of charging, will updae in a day or two

here is a picture, other side of PCB is flat, one can heat-shrink Li-Po cell and beacon together
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Duschman, check PM

CheckSum, I don't remember anything about jumper, these old beacons tuned using 2X16 LCD
anyway, if do install jumper the circuit will survive so just try.

I'm testing new beacons with USB and servo pins charger/PWM controlled
it works just need to add indication of charging, will updae in a day or two

here is a picture, other side of PCB is flat, one can heat-shrink Li-Po cell and beacon together
Peter, could you make a remote daughter board with the button and LEDs on it so I can bury the Beacon deep in the plane and have the button on the surface? I would like the LEDs on the outside of the fuselage so it lights up the night during a search. It would be very convenient to have the button on the surface too.
What do you think?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Duschman, check PM

CheckSum, I don't remember anything about jumper, these old beacons tuned using 2X16 LCD
anyway, if do install jumper the circuit will survive so just try.

I'm testing new beacons with USB and servo pins charger/PWM controlled
it works just need to add indication of charging, will updae in a day or two

here is a picture, other side of PCB is flat, one can heat-shrink Li-Po cell and beacon together
when its going to be available ?

ps.

what king of handheld radio is good to use with that beacon ?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:00 PM
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when its going to be available ?

ps.

what king of handheld radio is good to use with that beacon ?
The cheapo walkie talkie with the fewest channels usually work the best because their antennas are more tuned to a smaller spectrum. I started out with a police scanner with lots of channel thinking it would be better, but it was terrible. Then I got a set of Motorolas on Ebay for $15 for 2, and they work much better.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:12 PM
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Peter, you got my PM​​?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Peter, If I place an order for a beacon, will I get the one with the USB charger? I would prefer that one with VOX capability.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:46 AM
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With all the missles falling over there I am suprised he is still makeing these!
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