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Old Mar 18, 2004, 03:01 AM
Ken Leamy
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[RCSE] Radio Beacon

Looking for radio beacons
Preferably the type that beep when you turn off
your transmitter.

Ken

York County Soaring, Inc.
Silence is Golden and
May The Lift Be With You
ken@ycsoaring.com


Old Mar 18, 2004, 03:01 AM
KEVIN KAVANEY
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RE: [RCSE] Radio Beacon

I too am seeking lost model locators.
I especially am looking for a New Zealand brand that have been discountinued, I believe the name was Omar.
Green in color, has a warbling type sound when transmitter is turned off.
I would be willing to pay a premium price for these.
I'm interested in up to a dozen if perhaps our european colleques know of a shop with some of these still for sale.???
kevin kavaney/ minneapolis minnesota USA


----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Leamy
To: Soaring@airage.com
Sent: 3/17/2004 7:38:20 PM
Subject: [RCSE] Radio Beacon


Looking for radio beacons
Preferably the type that beep when you turn off
your transmitter.

Ken

York County Soaring, Inc.
Silence is Golden and
May The Lift Be With You
ken@ycsoaring.com
Old Mar 18, 2004, 03:01 AM
Ed Berris
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Re: [RCSE] Radio Beacon

MessageKevin, try this address: chellyar@paradise.net.nz

Chris Hellyar is the fellow that used to produce these. His company name is Ohmark. The last time I talked to him he thought he might be getting back in the business but I haven't talked to him for a few months.
Ed
----- Original Message -----
From: KEVIN KAVANEY
To: soaring@airage.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 8:12 PM
Subject: RE: [RCSE] Radio Beacon


I too am seeking lost model locators.
I especially am looking for a New Zealand brand that have been discountinued, I believe the name was Omar.
Green in color, has a warbling type sound when transmitter is turned off.
I would be willing to pay a premium price for these.
I'm interested in up to a dozen if perhaps our european colleques know of a shop with some of these still for sale.???
kevin kavaney/ minneapolis minnesota USA


----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Leamy
To: Soaring@airage.com
Sent: 3/17/2004 7:38:20 PM
Subject: [RCSE] Radio Beacon


Looking for radio beacons
Preferably the type that beep when you turn off
your transmitter.

Ken

York County Soaring, Inc.
Silence is Golden and
May The Lift Be With You
ken@ycsoaring.com

Old Mar 18, 2004, 03:01 AM
Doug McLaren
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Re: [RCSE] Radio Beacon

On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 08:31:41PM -0500, Ken Leamy wrote:|
| Looking for radio beacons
|
| Preferably the type that beep when you turn off
|
| your transmitter.

Like the Hobbico Air Alert?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXSZ87&P=7

I've been putting these in all my planes for a while now, and while I
haven't had any really serious crashes where I probably wouldn't have
found my plane without it (yet!), they've certainly saved me a lot of
time looking for my plane, since I do large part of my flying over a
slope covered with trees. (The `Walk of Shame', as it were.) They're
plenty loud when they go off.

At $15 each, they won't break the bank.

One little quirk -- they claim to go off when your transmitter is
turned off, but I've never found one that actually did this, with any
of my receivers. Of course, I mostly buy receivers like the M-5 from
FMA that don't let the servos `float' when you turn off your
transmitter, so perhaps that's part of it, but I've found them to not
go off with other receivers either. But that's ok -- if the servo
channel that the monitor is plugged into is idle (not changed) for a
minute, the alarm will go off then as well. So you just plug it into
your elevator or aileron, and it'll work with any receiver, even PCM.

They'll also warn you when your battery level gets too low. Probably
not a good idea to take advantage of this on a thermal plane, but it's
very nice for the slopes.

--
Doug McLaren, dougmc@frenzy.com
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then
beat you with experience
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Old Mar 18, 2004, 03:01 AM
Mrmaseratiman@aol.com
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Re: [RCSE] Radio Beacon

Larry Storie in Michigan currently produces the item you are looking for.
contact him at lsfv@coslink.net

Regards,Dave Corven

Old Mar 18, 2004, 03:01 AM
Andrew E. Mileski
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Re: [RCSE] Radio Beacon

Ken Leamy wrote:
> Looking for radio beacons
> Preferably the type that beep when you turn off
> your transmitter.


The BC6 emits a continuous tone, monitors battery voltage, and counts
glitches:
http://www.yntdesign.com/
I use it to range-check too.

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Andrew E. Mileski
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