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Old Nov 13, 2010, 11:45 AM
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Well, I for certain know that I'm going to need divine guidance if I'm ever to get one of these to work! And Id like to thank God for Alex and his humility and his willingness to share his gifts. 8^)
I would like to thank Alex for his willingness to share his gifts.
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Well, I for certain know that I'm going to need divine guidance if I'm ever to get one of these to work! And Id like to thank God for Alex and his humility and his willingness to share his gifts. 8^)
I think you'll be surprised how easy it is to get working. I will certainly help you if you need it. I will continue to share my designs and support them. It makes me happy to see other benefit from it.

-Alex
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 12:19 PM
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hmm, it seems a little complicated for me to build, are there antenna trackers that work like this or better already selling? or do I really have to build it...
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Sander, I hate religion, too. In fact, I like to poke fun at it. It gives faith a bad name. People think Christians are bored wimps who spend their time in a boring church service, which is not the case. Try to follow me on a motorcycle, or up a mountain side, or bridge jumping, and tell me you're not scared out of your mind. Then tell me you didn't enjoy every minute of it. Being a man of faith doesn't mean you give up being a man, it means you embrace your life and become the man who is wild at heart, the way we were meant to be.
I respect that Alex, I also believe a life not lived to the fullest is a life wasted. There's enough slackers in the world unfortunately, people that can't be arsed to lift a vinger to make something out of their life, unbelieveable.

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I do what I do in faith. Religion is man made and brings death. There is a difference. A big difference.
Absolutely, religion suffocates and limits your views.

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I thank you for respecting my belief, as I respect you for yours. You have shown many times what a helpful, awesome person you can be. I respect you for that and your vast knowledge.
You are most welcome, although I must say you're doing a far better job than I do though, I wish I had the time, but my hours are divided up between a daytime job, my family and ImmersionRC.

Cheers,

Sander.
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 03:22 PM
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What I would consider a real blessing here would be a PCB, ready for components to be added, I've done lots of kit building like that. What does it take to have something like that made up? If enough of us would be willing to pre-order, maybe it would be worth your while?
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 04:22 PM
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If you have an old record deck, half of your work is done - at least at 2.4GHz and above...(or if you are very old and have one for 78's)

You know, one of those things that played music from bits of vinyl before CD and solid state mp3 players
No? Ah well, never mind.

Nice work BTW Alex.

Nigel.
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 09:18 PM
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Oh c'mon, was he holding the soldering iron, buying you parts, sketching the schematic? No? Well in that case the big spaghetti monster has nothing to do with it all, it is just you who can take the full credit.

Cheers,

Sander.
A farmer purchased an old, run-down abandoned farm. The fields were full of weeds, farmhouse was falling apart, fences were broken down - it was a catastrophe.

A few months later, the preacher stopped by. It was a COMPLETELY different place than he remembered. Farmhouse was completely rebuilt, plenty of cattle and livestock running around, well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows.

"Amazing!" the preacher says. "I LOVE it. Look at this place... look what you and the Lord have accomplished together!"

"Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but you shoulda seen this place before I showed up. When the Lord was working on it by himself it was pretty messed up!!!"

LMFAO
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 10:59 PM
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I want to take a second to thank God for this.

-Alex
You're welcome.
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 08:33 AM
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What I would consider a real blessing here would be a PCB, ready for components to be added, I've done lots of kit building like that. What does it take to have something like that made up? If enough of us would be willing to pre-order, maybe it would be worth your while?
I usually make my circuits on Vero Board but a ready made PCB option would be very attractive. Maybe, if you're considering this, it might be an idea to incorporate the antenna selection components of your diversity circuit into the antenna tracking circuit? This would give the option for either on one board.
A further development could be the use of just two antennae to give both diversity and tracking at the same time.
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 11:53 AM
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A farmer purchased an old, run-down abandoned farm. The fields were full of weeds, farmhouse was falling apart, fences were broken down - it was a catastrophe.

A few months later, the preacher stopped by. It was a COMPLETELY different place than he remembered. Farmhouse was completely rebuilt, plenty of cattle and livestock running around, well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows.

"Amazing!" the preacher says. "I LOVE it. Look at this place... look what you and the Lord have accomplished together!"

"Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but you shoulda seen this sh*t before I showed up. When the Lord was working on it by himself it was pretty f*cked up!!!"

LMFAO
Whats wrong with you guys? It sounds like you care more about IB's faith than the really cool accomplishment that he just completed. He's probably helped you at least once in getting your system to work and you repay him by criticizing his beliefs? You guys just don't make sense...
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 11:57 AM
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That was a joke. I've never criticised anyone's beliefs - do you even know what I believe? Furthermore if you re-read my post it was directed at Sander. Any1 who tries to police the internet will have a miserable life. We now return your regularly scheduled program.

PS: And yes you are correct - when he talks, I listen - he's quite knowledgable.
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 12:02 PM
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Whats wrong with you guys? It sounds like you care more about IB's faith than the really cool accomplishment that he just completed. He's probably helped you at least once in getting your system to work and you repay him by criticizing his beliefs? You guys just don't make sense...
I'm sure Alex will forgive him.
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 12:30 PM
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I usually make my circuits on Vero Board but a ready made PCB option would be very attractive. Maybe, if you're considering this, it might be an idea to incorporate the antenna selection components of your diversity circuit into the antenna tracking circuit? This would give the option for either on one board.
A further development could be the use of just two antennae to give both diversity and tracking at the same time.
I love the wire spaghetti and diy mess. It has a retro look that reminds me of the 80's diy hacker scene. You can send it in to a pcb manufacturer like seedstudio and make it look good if you really want that clean look.
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 09:17 AM
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Good job Alex. First thing that comes to mind when thinking of using this is to use it with my Eagle Eyes tracker. Have that and your tracker going to an Oracle. You would really have to have something bad happen to have both systems fail. When will you be supplying a parts package? Can you list what parts are needed in addition to your parts package?

Thanks

BTW, do you have any video of the tracker in action?
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Video will be coming. I should have had it video taped while I was out flying Saturday. I think the best thing to do is tape a video recorder to the side of the tracker. The tracker should then keep the camera pointed at the plane. I have flown in a few locations and I can't fool this thing... yet. I'll keep trying

The parts package should be coming soon. I am trying to find time to release DIY antenna kits, which I will do at the same time. I need to make manuals on how to assemble this stuff. That's where most of the time goes. The parts are cheap, really cheap.
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