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Old Jun 14, 2013, 01:23 AM
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Thanks for your reply !

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1) http://lloydhassell.brinkster.net/rc...alculator.html
2) see above
3) generally best at the COG, especially with certain sensors, but may be some leeway.
4) generally the same, although some reports of performance improvements with opposite front props, such as high speed reverse flight. All same props are cheaper to stock spares for, and some props do not come in both.
Hi there !

Thank you so much for your reply which has been a tremendous help that makes a lot of sense and a BIG THANK YOU for the link to the T Copter calculator link ~ it's brilliant and such a time saver !

Happy Flying and thanks again for taking the trouble to help me.

Cheers ! Eddie.
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 01:27 AM
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Thanks for your reply !

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1. No, you tune your FC to your craft specifically, those settings would change with bigger frames.
2. Any way you want, balance it on your finger or across a stick of wood. you should only need to balance front to back, not side to side.
3. Ideally in the rotational center of the board which is usually the c of g too
4. (although you called it 3 too) depends on FC, but usually yes, the offset on the tail prop should cancel the yaw created. In saying that, find CW and CCW props isn't at all difficult
HI there !

Thank you for a most helpful reply.

Sorry about wrong question number ~ very tired when typing post ! ( too much building and not enough sleep ! Lol ! )

Cheers !
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 01:09 PM
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I skipped to the last page, didn't read every post, but I did a word search. I hope I'm not asking a tired old question.

Extra noobie question for sure - what's a satellite receiver? (does it have anything to do with receiving signals from a satellite in space?)

I've only flown a few toy RC models, and always with the stock transmitter.
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It's basically a way to get more antenna. It's a cut down second receiver that gets the same signals. On large models or models where the antenna is internal they are a good way to improve reception. You can also run them off separate BEC's or batteries to decrease the chances of failure. Of course if you have a FC then that has to run off one of the power systems and if that fails you're in just as much trouble, even if your satellite receiver is still powered
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Old Jun 15, 2013, 05:03 PM
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It's basically a way to get more antenna. It's a cut down second receiver that gets the same signals. On large models or models where the antenna is internal they are a good way to improve reception. You can also run them off separate BEC's or batteries to decrease the chances of failure. Of course if you have a FC then that has to run off one of the power systems and if that fails you're in just as much trouble, even if your satellite receiver is still powered
I think I understand. Thanks.

However, it think I saw a recent list of compenents for a DIY quad project, and it said "satellite receiver", as if that's all it needed. Does that make any sense? Or is a satellite receiver always secondary/slave to a primary receiver?

I am trying to screw up enough courage to take the plunge and buy a some parts to build something sporty, like a quad for grown-ups. I've not done anything like that before. So far, my courage fails me, and I'm still flying toy quads in the front yard.
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Old Jun 15, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Some FC's can take the output from a satellite receiver directly (as they are cheaper). However that's the only output they provide so you can't use it as a normal receiver for anything else in another project
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