|May 25, 2003, 03:04 AM|
[RCSE] Polk Radio- Simple REFRESHING
Let me step in here.
I got this radio for about the month.
I spot it on WRAM Show. I liked the feel of slightly wider Tx box , but what
struck me the most was minimal amount of electronic parts inside the Tx (
box was open). I was not able to check all of the programming but for
model it seemed OK.I left the CC# and got the radio 8 weeks later
it reminds me Vision 8P programming ( pattern version) but not the full copy
There is V-tail or flaperon , or elevons .... never two of them at the same
You can do only 3 servo ( one flap channel) wing and single position crow
( ailerons up or ail down)
There is 3 independent 2 way ( master->slave , slave->master) mixers
60 minutes countdown
there is an adjustable trim rate 100% = 15% of the stick throw
trims are mechanical with beep in the center ( in my opinion the best set up
of all. I have never liked soft trimmers because without observing screen
were never able to tell where you are . On mechanical trimmers your fingers
were able to tell you if you off a little, 1/2 of full throw off)
You can dedicate switches ( 6 switches) to do the trick ( mixing, dual rate,
landing set up) like in the MPX 4000. All switches are two position.
no matter what somebody would say this thing works
I checked with 4 of my other Tx ( 2 X Vision . MPX 4000 , 8103) on different
channels.I had all 4 antennas collapsed to one section and walk out of my
house. You can go
2 blocks away and that thing still senses working channels. What is more
Tx senses its own channel before it gets on transmitting mode. If the
channel is occupied it beeps and won't go on transmitting mode
Nice feature. How many models would be saved by this gadget.
with collapsed or extended antenna.
I have never seen such calm behavior of servos as with this Tx Rx
With my four different Tx and about 20 receiver there is always chance to
generate some glitches when Tx is very close, but not in this case.Servo do
some noise , but they don't move
TRACKER II Rx now works with all my FM receivers in the house.I do have them
all with positive shift, but TRACKER has a shift selection switch
Again Glitch free , high resolution (1024on each channel- this is
noticeable) crisp performance with most lousy servos in the house.
SEEKER II receiver works perfectly with all my Transmitters in the house on
Again almost glitch free. The only downgrade is you need change some
channel plugs for different Tx ( You got dedicated channels to do function
on Vision Rx and different on SEEKER)
On MPX you can dedicate channels
Producer of SEEKER climes that it adheres to any type of FM Tx in narrowest
possible setting of +/- 5ppm. Only professionals would say what does it
means in reality.
Polks representatives promising extensive work to make fully programmable
maybe we will be able to send Tx to download additional software for gliders
for small fee
Give them a call . They look for suggestion
Mine suggestion is : If we would be able to switch model setting memories
during the flight like has that Vision ( 2 (S&L) settings) or MPX 3030 (
unlimited) we could create flight modes and pull way more out of this
interesting Tx as is.
I got some good pictures of the Tx and Rx with servos
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Broeski" <email@example.com>
To: "soaring" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [RCSE] Polk Radio
> Other than the numeric vs text, how would you judge it vs the Stylus
> > I have)?Dave Seay
> Not even close.
> It is more like the 8000
> Stylus is in a league of its own.
> There are none of the special mixers and Cmix and camber slider on side,
> It would be a great RES, Slope radio and simple open class radio.
> T&G http://adesigner.com
> 32 Mount View Dr
> Afton, VA 22920
> phone 540 943-3356
> fax 540 943-4178
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Seay" <email@example.com>
> To: "Tom Broeski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 7:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [RCSE] Polk Radio
> > Other than the numeric vs text, how would you judge it vs the Stylus
> > I have)?
> > Dave
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Tom Broeski" <email@example.com>
> > To: "Dave Seay" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: "soaring" <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 1:25 PM
> > Subject: Re: [RCSE] Polk Radio
> > > The only drawback is the 99 model memory is numeric only. I can't
> > remember
> > > numbers. The V-tail mixing is a bit strange, but other than that, it
> > > great mid-range radio. Not specifically a sailplane radio, but has as
> > many
> > > functions as the other 8 ch in the same price range. Main difference
> > > that it is totally synthesized and has some very nice safety features
> > built
> > > in.
> > >
> > > T
> > >
> > > T&G http://adesigner.com
> > > 32 Mount View Dr
> > > Afton, VA 22920
> > > phone 540 943-3356
> > > fax 540 943-4178
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Dave Seay" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > To: <Soaring@airage.com>
> > > Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 4:50 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [RCSE] NO Xtals needed for your Next Reciever..or shift
> > worries
> > >
> > >
> > > > While we're at this, how about some comments on the Tracker II Tx
> > > > offers.
> > > >
> > > > Dave
> > > >
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