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Old Mar 06, 2012, 07:19 AM
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see above fro my 2 cents
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 07:57 AM
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@Colonel Blink - White is audio. Yellow is video. That could be your problem.

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Old Mar 06, 2012, 08:18 AM
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Go for 5.8Ghz. This is the frequency with fewest problems if you don't intend to break range records. Small antennas, good working systems available, no problems with others on 2.4G flying, no influence from RC-link or cameras etc. etc.

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5.8GHz is great if you fly a 2.4GHz radio.

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Old Mar 06, 2012, 08:20 AM
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hello,im new here. there are many pages to go through but I have limited time on computers. can someone suggest a good start up plane and the electronics. I have about $400.00 to spend does that look like it enough? I see many notes about helicopters here, i can't do those, so want planes only thanks.
The problem with your budget is the goggles. Goggles run $300 or so. Everything else is pretty cheap.

Get a 100mW FatShark 5.8GHz VTX and a set of FatShark Goggles and a decent camera. Put that on a airplane you already own.

That's a good way to spend your $400 budget.

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Old Mar 06, 2012, 10:38 AM
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@Colonel Blink - White is audio. Yellow is video. That could be your problem.

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Cheers for the pointer, Alex - but the cam only has 3 wires - red/black/white. So no built-in audio.........
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Cheers for the pointer, Alex - but the cam only has 3 wires - red/black/white. So no built-in audio.........
Right. There is just no mic on your cam. So red black are obvious and white is ou video signal
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Hey Blues - I'm seeing 1.20V at the RCA plug.... so it is putting out something. Whether that is an intelligible signal is anyones guess. Also, the camera is getting noticably warm - is this normal?????
Hm, well is the voltage changing or is it constant? Sometimes a multimeter
will be good enough to catch some of the voltage swings of the signal.

Warm is fine, hot is bad.

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Old Mar 06, 2012, 01:23 PM
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If anyone has done the wifi booster mod for the dx6i, i'd like to pick your brain.

Do you HAVE to use a patch antenna as part of the equation? I expected that the booster would simply add omnidirectional range to my 2.4tx. I was also under the impression that patch antennas are pretty narrow field and as such have to be pointed to the rx in order to be effective.

I'd like to broaden my range omnidirectionally since i'm not really interested in going on long missions in one direction and back again. Is this mod not suitable for my needs, or could i still benefit from the wifi booster?

Thanks for your helps.
An omni is fine. I have an amp on my DX8. I've flown over 2 miles and have a solid link. I even use the small 3 dbi omni on the Tx.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=....c0.m270.l1313

Here's a link to a thread where you get more info:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1247186

Good luck,
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 02:22 PM
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I couldn't find your post ?
I made bullet points replying to your queries within your quote in my prev post
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Thanks, Ill look now
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 02:40 PM
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see above fro my 2 cents
Allot of great advise, you just helped me out allot

After spending 40+ hours reading, you just sumed it all up withen a few lines

I'm going to start to buy some equipment soon

I'll take your advise on the Easy Star , or Sky walker or something similiar, I think the 56" Delta wing I'll leave for night flying only with LED's , no FPV

I want a slow, stable, long battery life plane for FPV
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Right. There is just no mic on your cam. So red black are obvious and white is your video signal
...or not, as seems to be the case!!

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Hm, well is the voltage changing or is it constant? Sometimes a multimeter will be good enough to catch some of the voltage swings of the signal.

Warm is fine, hot is bad.

-Blues
Couldn't see variation - and the avo shows two decimal places. I'm coming to the conclusion it is dead. Ho hum!
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Colonel,

Just to be sure, did you test your TV composite input with another camera or game console?

Martin
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Colonel,

Just to be sure, did you test your TV composite input with another camera or game console? Martin
Yes, the Wii is normally connected to those inputs; and I've even been remembering to change the source to 'Game'.

Thanks!
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