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Old Nov 24, 2009, 12:26 PM
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This radio is onsale this black Friday for only $350. Comes with a 7ch receiver. Hobby People item number 751747.
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Hey Mike, very clean! Hope it works as well as it looks.

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Old Nov 24, 2009, 10:40 PM
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Mike, that is brilliant. How did you "drill" the long openings for the teflon tubes? Also, where does one buy such tubing if one wants to pilfer your idea?

Thank you for taking the time to photo and post this! Fantastic!
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 02:35 AM
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Have you range checked that setup yet. Looks cool, but that seems like a lot of carbon(d-box) in front of the antenna for instance when you are low and far away. I saw George's Concept this weekend and it looks like a great airframe.

Good luck Mike!

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Old Nov 25, 2009, 07:39 AM
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Clay

It looks like the feed line is the only part in the carbon. The last 3cm is the antenna and it sticks out into the kevlar part

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Old Nov 25, 2009, 09:22 AM
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Mike nice job.
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 10:15 AM
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It looks like the feed line is the only part in the carbon. The last 3cm is the antenna and it sticks out into the kevlar part
I realize that. But if you were doing a range check from 30 paces and the plane was level with the nose pointing towards you, the signal has to go through the dbox, right? Just askin'.

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Old Nov 25, 2009, 01:16 PM
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Clay, my middle name is range check! And of course you are right. The weak part of the range is with the model pointed directly back at me. But even in that orientation, the signal was just lost at 30 paces..... All other orientations are beyond min. specs.

Also note that one tube runs along the upper skin, and one along the lower skin. Since the tubes have a slight curve to them, it was easy to rotate them to get this desireable configuration. I have flown it a couple times now at medium ranges so far without issue. We'll see how it performs at extreme ranges as necessary.

Noel, I simply used a piece of 1/16 wire, and hand twist drilled a hole throught the shear web. For the leading edge, I used my dremel with a 1/16" bit, then slightly enlarged the hole so I could work with it. It ended up being abot 3/32" dia.

The tubing was purchased a long time ago from a guy that lost his shop due to fire. He supplied teflon tubing to be used for pushrod housings for the XP series type gliders when we were all using small diameter carbon pushrods. I am sorry, but I do not know where to get it now. Others on this list will likely remember. I am sure that Bruce, Denny, Oleg, or Phil would know where to get the stuff these days.

Cheers all.

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Old Nov 25, 2009, 03:57 PM
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Airtronics will also be coming out with a full range 6 and full range 5 channel RX which will be super light and perfect for DLG. There will also be some cool new servos for DLG.

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Hey Cody, will the new receivers be FHSS-3 or FHSS-1?

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Old Nov 26, 2009, 03:57 AM
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Thanks Mike for the information and pics, and everyone else as well... -Noel
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Old Nov 26, 2009, 10:20 AM
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Hey Cody, will the new receivers be FHSS-3 or FHSS-1?

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They will be FHSS-1 like the 7 channel RX.

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Old Nov 26, 2009, 12:39 PM
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They will be FHSS-1 like the 7 channel RX.

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Too bad. They need to come out with a FHSS-3 receiver that is smaller than the 10 channel...
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Old Nov 26, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Too bad. They need to come out with a FHSS-3 receiver that is smaller than the 10 channel...
+1, although the 10 channel is pretty small.


You don't own a Dlg it wont fit in.
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Old Nov 26, 2009, 12:56 PM
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True the 10 will fit in everything, but I'd rather have a lower priced, FHSS-3 receiver, and only need 4 channels...

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