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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:29 AM
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Anyone know what the power consumption is on this Rx?
Alex, can you please advise regarding this? I've posted twice and I think no one has an answer because there were no replies. If Alex, or anyone else knows the answer, please feel free to share

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 05:20 AM
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If all else fails just solder the wires straight to the camera. Its a better connection anyways.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Alex, can you please advise regarding this? I've posted twice and I think no one has an answer because there were no replies. If Alex, or anyone else knows the answer, please feel free to share

Thanks
A RX isn't measued in power consumption like a TX is. If you are in doubt, go with a bigger battery on the RX
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:05 AM
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The only true way to get a reading of the RX is manufacturer documentation or... testing it with a watt/multimeter.

Like what waffleman said... Its a RX, just put a bigger battery on it!

Chris
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Alex, can you please advise regarding this? I've posted twice and I think no one has an answer because there were no replies. If Alex, or anyone else knows the answer, please feel free to share

Thanks
Analysis paralysis. You are really overthinking this hobby. Just get a voltmeter from Ebay and connect it to the ground station. When the battery gets low, charge it.

After flying for many years, my ground station consists of a VRX glued to the back of a Crosshair antenna that hangs from a satchel on my side. Inside the satechel is a battery, a voltmeter and an on/off switch. That's it.

-Alex
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:07 PM
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A RX isn't measued in power consumption like a TX is. If you are in doubt, go with a bigger battery on the RX
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The only true way to get a reading of the RX is manufacturer documentation or... testing it with a watt/multimeter.

Like what waffleman said... Its a RX, just put a bigger battery on it!

Chris
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Analysis paralysis. You are really overthinking this hobby. Just get a voltmeter from Ebay and connect it to the ground station. When the battery gets low, charge it.

After flying for many years, my ground station consists of a VRX glued to the back of a Crosshair antenna that hangs from a satchel on my side. Inside the satechel is a battery, a voltmeter and an on/off switch. That's it.

-Alex
Thanks for the help guys. I just wanted to make sure that my ground station doesn't die on me if I'm a mile or two away. But both the voltmeter and bigger battery are great options. Appreciate it fellas
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Hey guys I was curious if mounting my 1.3 800mw vrx to the back of my RMRC 5 turn helical will cause any problems?

Also the helical is my first semi directional Antenna, usually use blue beam set which works great. I was curious what the beam is like when it comes to height? I know the side to side is a pretty wide beam.

Thanks Again,
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Hey guys I was curious if mounting my 1.3 800mw vrx to the back of my RMRC 5 turn helical will cause any problems?

Also the helical is my first semi directional Antenna, usually use blue beam set which works great. I was curious what the beam is like when it comes to height? I know the side to side is a pretty wide beam.

Thanks Again,
A helical is not "semi directional", but clearly a directional antenna. No, mounting something behind the reflector does not hurt as long as you do not electrically connect it to the reflector (asuming it's conductive on it's back side).

HTH

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Analysis paralysis. You are really overthinking this hobby. Just get a voltmeter from Ebay and connect it to the ground station. When the battery gets low, charge it.

After flying for many years, my ground station consists of a VRX glued to the back of a Crosshair antenna that hangs from a satchel on my side. Inside the satechel is a battery, a voltmeter and an on/off switch. That's it.

-Alex
+1 on keeping it simple, Alex

most of my flying is done with my super simple ground station heh heh... 5.8 vRx/SPW & 4000mah 2C on my hat, fpv-japan recorder in my pocket, fatsharks on my peepers
Super simple, and the 4000mah batt was the only decent 2C lipo I had lying around when I tried the hat concept, I can go out for an all day fly with the guys and barely puts a dent in the lipo
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:02 PM
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A helical is not "semi directional", but clearly a directional antenna. No, mounting something behind the reflector does not hurt as long as you do not electrically connect it to the reflector (asuming it's conductive on it's back side).

HTH

Markus
Thanks Marcus Appreciate it!

Cheers,
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Hey guys, I don't have the Fatshark Battery to power up my Dominator goggles. Would it be okay if I powered it up with a 3S Lipo instead?
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:49 PM
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going to take the ham radio license


What are the free online sites for studying up on it?
I used HamTest Online to great effect last year. Note that it is not free but you can do a free demo session to see if you like it. The Canadian test is similar but different and the online software knows that. It keeps track of what you have studied and has lots of study questions and practice exams. I ended up passing Basic with Honours when I took my test. I don't think this kind of study is right for everyone but it sure worked for me.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Hey guys, I don't have the Fatshark Battery to power up my Dominator goggles. Would it be okay if I powered it up with a 3S Lipo instead?
No, Fatshark's run off of 2S (7.4V)
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:10 PM
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No, Fatshark's run off of 2S (7.4V)
But here it says 2S-3S.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:24 PM
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But here it says 2S-3S.
Yep...been running 3s for a year now. No issues.
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