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Old May 28, 2010, 05:58 PM
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thanks again... i am indebted to you all for your respective advice
Cheers!
I spend a lot of time looking at gear before I decide and have always done that with everything.

I thought DX7 was good and if the change came along may have bought one. One day at a hobby shop a customer was complaining about one and the things he was saying put me off. But that is only one person. I have heard the comments from here recently so for FPV they seem not too good.

I have thought my Futaba 36mhz would have only gone as far as I could see but my Futaba 2.4mhz would have been better. So I do not know as I have not done any long range tests. Since the range thing has been mentioned I have tried to find, probably youtube, where a bloke did actually go along a road and tested various systems. I am sure the 2.4mhz went the furtherest.




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I have been flying for over 40 years so do not have a problem with crashing into the ground any more but we try to hit each other in the air and my mate totally ate one of my wings on my 40 year old 7 ft glider recently.

OMG that is talent! and how long has he been flying?

NOT SURE HOW LONG HE HAS BEEN FLYING AL LEAST A FEW YEARS AND PROBABLY MOSTLY FPV. YOUNGER BUGGERS PICK THINGS UP QUICKLY AND LUCKLY I HAVE FLOWN FOR A LONG TIME. ACTUALLY THAT IS PROBABLY RUBBISH AS YOU PROBABLY HAVE COORDINATION OR YOU HAVE NOT.


6 MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION- to have solid glitch free rc medium range (i assume approx 3-5km, which is the choice...
36mhz 10c futaba or...
2.4ghz futaba FAAST?

has anyone done a real world comparison?

THE ABOVE INFO SAYS I DO NOT REALLY KNOW SO I'LL HAVE TO LEAVE THAT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO ANSWER. SINCE I HAVE HAD THE FASST (GOT IT RIGHT THIS TIME) I HAVE ASKED AROUND ARE THE FUTABA FASST RUBBISH OR WHAT AND HAVE GOTTEN ALL POSITIVE ANSWERS.



i'll prob keep my dx7 for park flying & local strip.
Disappointed in my LHS, great bunch of guys, real pro elect flight, but knowing my ultimate goal is medium range FPV, they recommended and sold me the dx7 very recently, quote "the 2.4ghz spektrum will get you an [I]easy[I] 1.5km range without a problem, clearly this isnt the case...

i dont mind spending the money (do i have your attention Mongrel? lol) but i DOwant to get it right, equipment wise, first time. already i have bought an exy dx7 for no good reason, other than my ignorance. i've been saving up for some time now, purely to enter the flying fpv goal, dont mind how long it takes, so long as i get it right

I'D CHECK OTHER FORUMS AND ASK THE QUESTION ABOUT THE DX7'S. THERE MAY BE SOME TRICKS WITH THEM TO GET IT WORKING GOOD. IS THERE A DX7 FORUM?

cool.
i just wasnt sure on distance, if 900mhz or 1.2ghz had any advantage in LRF, one over the other

kEEP HUNTING AROUND FOR THE ANSWER FOR THIS ONE. I BASICALLY WENT 900MHZ FOR VIDEO BECAUSE THE OTHER BLOKE DID. HE MIGHT KNOW SOMETHING I DO NOT BUT HE MAINLY MIGHT HAVE DONE THIS SO AS TO USE 2.4MHZ FOR THE PLANE CONTROLS.

SOME SHOPS ONLY SELL 2.4 AND 900MHZ FOR THE VIDEO SO I THOUGHT WELL 900MHZ MUST BE ALL RIGHT. SO THE OLD HANDS HERE COULD PROBABLY HELP MORE ON THIS ONE.


can anyone tell me if rubber mounting my dle30 2 stroker to the bulkhead will reduce vibes?

NOT SURE THERE ARE EVEN VIBRATION PROBLEMS FROM PETROL MOTORS. SOMEONE ELSE WILL HAVE TO HELP WITH THIS ONE.


JUST A FEW MORE TIPS THAT MAY HELP.
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Old May 28, 2010, 06:01 PM
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ummmm....not legal?
are you refering to DL... or da shiela...???
Was this something to do with flying rc planes. I did not notice.
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Old May 28, 2010, 07:25 PM
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i'd like to get some prices off you mate, but first i need to decide which futaba is more suited for medium range fpv-

10c 36mhz, or 2.4 FAAST

then i'll need to find out the best suited futaba Rx.

then i'll be getting prices off you
No worries - let me know - I will get some pricing on Monday.

BTW - We have a member hear getting 5kms out of a 36mhz Futaba setup!!

The good thing about the 10C is you can just plug whatever module you want in the back!

I can't give too much away, but lets just say that I am working on a module now that will get you 50kms if you want it, and it plugs right into the FUTABA gear.!!

Stay tuned.
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Old May 28, 2010, 07:44 PM
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No worries - let me know - I will get some pricing on Monday.

BTW - We have a member hear getting 5kms out of a 36mhz Futaba setup!!

The good thing about the 10C is you can just plug whatever module you want in the back!

I can't give too much away, but lets just say that I am working on a module now that will get you 50kms if you want it, and it plugs right into the FUTABA gear.!!

Stay tuned.
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Old May 28, 2010, 08:21 PM
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Old May 28, 2010, 08:29 PM
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you've already given it away- tell us more! lol

on a more mildly serious note, how far away would such an animal be from going to sale? and can you give an idea as to what kinda price? ball park?
just that this may well be the decider between 36mhz ~ 2.4 fasst

is this something akin to the dragon Link?

and up to 50km.... flying blind, or do you then have an answer to vTx heh heh
OK - well the product itself is finished, and we are in the process now of getting it C-Ticked for Australia. YES IT WILL BE LEGAL!!

If all goes well, I see no reason why we could not have it available before the end of June. HOWEVER - PLEASE don't take that as gospel. We are trying, and we still need a few ducks to line up yet.

I will not go in to too much detail but is probably going to be the snag that has been holding a lot of Aussie FPVers back.

I promise I will give you all the info once I know we are good.

EDIT - You will still need a video link to fly FPV.

Cheers
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Old May 28, 2010, 09:04 PM
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Help me - I can not stop buying stuff.

Just went to the swap meet and bought a EasyGlider for $100 and a HiTec Flash 5 36mhz transmitter.

I got the Flash 5 as I have a Flash 4 and the I like a transmitter model for each plane so there is no set up when going flying. Both have 5 model memory and the Flash 5 has dual rates. I just keep these for the cheaper planes and Corona synthesized receivers you do not have to worry about crystals.

If you want a cheap one:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Like Mongrel says the 9 or 10 channel 2.4ghz Futabas are good and you can go 36mhz also, if you want to spend that much money. Basically it is the best.
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