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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Its a no no, that definitely could have done it.
Yeah, that must have been it. As I think back I was range testing and swaping antennas a couple of weeks ago. I may have turned the TX off at first but eventually I am sure I didn't. I also was surprised at some point to find that the range seemed much less than my first measurements. I didn't make any connection at the time and just thought maybe I had forgotten to push the range check button but now I am pretty sure I greatly reduced the range of the TX module, maybe all at once or maybe gradually as I continued to swap antennas. I think somehow the circuit to the antenna was greatly compromised, but not completely killed, so it was very confusing to sort out. I kept thinking there was something wrong with the antenna configuration on the receivers and tried all kinds of different positions. But in the end that was not the problem. In any case the new module works great and yet another in an endless list of "lessons" was learned.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:18 PM
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They asked me to source some servos for them, but I dropped the ball. Thought we had a cure. My bad.

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Sure would help out the hand launch crowd if you could look into why the digital Jrs jitter and waste current. I tried the Jr 281, 285, 290 and 287 - all jitter when used with a Telemetry receiver. More so with the D6R and D4R but it does happen with the D8R. Even the larger 368 jittered.

Aluminum tape and ferrite beads helped very little. Better than nothing but not enough to want to use in filght.

thanks

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:19 PM
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giving up for now

Not going to try and modify the tx module pins on the old Apollo (JR) tx. Will try and get a compatible (used) tx here on rcg. Thanks for the help RENATOA. cheers jim
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:44 PM
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These problems are starting to sound bad!. Could it be time for me to buy a Immersion UHF system? I have the money saved .
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Don't panic just yet, Goldsworthy.....a few problems so far with thousands of units out in the hands of (some) people who don't fully understand what they are working with is a pretty darn good ratio. NOTHING is bullet proof!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Don't panic just yet, Goldsworthy.....a few problems so far with thousands of units out in the hands of (some) people who don't fully understand what they are working with is a pretty darn good ratio. NOTHING is bullet proof!
He'll be alright he just likes to have something to complain about, like how long shipping takes from HK. Right goldsworthy?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:13 PM
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suggestion for the X9D.

please put a 3 position switch on top left, and a 2 position switch on the top right. This is the standard setup. For helicopters you want your idle up on the left, and throttle hold on the right.

for some reason walkera did this backwards, and i've see a couple others that are backwards.
You're waaaaay late for making suggestions. X9D design is set in stone. Now the X16D --- maybe.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Picture , manuals ?
Please !
It's about the size and weight of the VD5M receiver. Has resolution finer than the firmware can display. Has connections to be backward compatible, with connections for the future (serial) as well.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:50 AM
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It's about the size and weight of the VD5M receiver. Has resolution finer than the firmware can display. Has connections to be backward compatible, with connections for the future (serial) as well.
Hubless vario ? Size of vd5m ? I have to have one of those....

Wayne ? You're beta testing ? How long before you get them to sell ?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Help needed with binding.

I finally got it to bind so problem is solved. II am not sure how or why but I'll take it.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Hubless vario ? Size of vd5m ? I have to have one of those....

Wayne ? You're beta testing ? How long before you get them to sell ?
That depends on FrSky. Once they are done with the Beta program, they usually go into production pretty quick.

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Here's another question: how loud is the RSSI "beep" from the module when a telemetry RX is used and the signal gets low. I am kind of hard of hearing and often miss hearing the timer beep on my Futaba 9C. I know it hard to describe, but I am just curious about the sound level of the beep. Thanks.
If you do not hear your timer beeper right now, you will probably not hear the module alarms either. The new transmitter will have a head phone jack and speech, so that may be a solution for you..?

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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:13 AM
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He'll be alright he just likes to have something to complain about, like how long shipping takes from HK. Right goldsworthy?
YEP! I have a large order that left Hong Kong on the 6th of this month. Then the tracking number as well as the package disappeared from the radar screen.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Solved my original post here, so I'll ask another question:

In Frsky literature the D8R-II plus lists a range of 1.5 km+ The D8R-XP lists a range of 1.5+. Does anyone know if there is likely to be a difference in range between these two receivers or should they be very similar?

The (older) literature indicates the range of the V8R7-SP as being 1.5 to 2.5 km; is the range of this receiver actually greater than the two way receivers mentioned above, or are they all basically the same?

Second, I know the Ebay RSSI-DAC work with the D8R-II plus; does it also work with the D8R-XP which I would prefer to order if it has more range.

Thanks!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 07:34 AM
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In Frsky literature the D8R-II plus lists a range of 1.5 km+ The D8R-XP lists a range of 1.5+. Does anyone know if there is likely to be a difference in range between these two receivers or should they be very similar?
Both receivers have exactly identical hardware, only the firmware is different (offers PPM and RSSI on the XP), and you can flash a II-Plus with the XP's firmware if you want.
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