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Old Apr 20, 2011, 11:02 AM
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Only if it can lock very quickly, the pulses out of the transmitter are only going to be about 0.5~1 second long at the most (we only usually need to hear for about 0.1 seconds as humans to pick it up)
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Old Aug 02, 2011, 08:50 AM
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Any updates on this project?
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Old Aug 02, 2011, 08:54 AM
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Wow, this one had slipped to the back of my list.

Better try make an antenna tomorrow and try it out.

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Old Nov 08, 2011, 06:53 PM
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any news on testing beacon.


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Old Dec 05, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Hi man, i only just noticed this one myself~

I recently brought the RF Beacon from FM Kit ... very small with a small wire antenna.

Mate made a Yagi for me and we tested it and it works quite well .... not to say yours wont lol.

I am a big fan of Australian made, and after loosing a plane I am also a big fan of RF Beacons!

Let us know if ya get one together, would love to give it a go~


I like the idea of GPS on it aswel somehow .... I was going to originally buy an GPS tracker but it required a phone sim card and hence phone coverage. Where i plan to fly i dont think i will always have phone coverage so i went the rf beacon route.

Could it maybe somehow beep back the co-ordinates?
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Old Jan 05, 2014, 08:32 PM
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I am looking for a Lost Model Alarm that is self powered. Ideally it could leech power from the main battery through the servo connection to the receiver, it the main lipo is still connected after the crash then the alarm would be powered that way. If the main lipo is ejected on impact the alarm unit's own battery will still squeal the buzzer when it is supposed to. Anyone know of a device like this?
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Old May 26, 2014, 02:41 PM
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I am looking for a Lost Model Alarm that is self powered. Ideally it could leech power from the main battery through the servo connection to the receiver, it the main lipo is still connected after the crash then the alarm would be powered that way. If the main lipo is ejected on impact the alarm unit's own battery will still squeal the buzzer when it is supposed to. Anyone know of a device like this?
^^^ this I want something that does this!!
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Old May 26, 2014, 04:11 PM
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Lost Model Locators -
http://www.flyesl.org/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=237

there are a variety discussed.
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Old May 28, 2014, 01:17 PM
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I should have phrased it differently; I am looking for a Lost Model Buzzer that is self powered. Not a radio beacon.

I have a Lost Model Buzzer but I want one that will operate independently from the main battery. If it is self contained with it's own battery it will be more likely to survive the crash.
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Old May 28, 2014, 10:57 PM
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In the article I pointed you to there are beacons, buzzers, clickers, long range, short range. If you want it to be self powered just put the appropriate connector on your battery.

Of the ones I have the beacon/transmitters are self powered. The buzzers are powered from the receiver. But it would not be hard to set them up with their own battery.
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