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Old Mar 24, 2012, 07:17 PM
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It still has one flex point right at the edge of the board which creates a lever arm (especially when the solder wicks up under the insulation). I've done a lot of things just like he did, and I've seen several of them start to fail because I didn't apply a strain relief to get out to where the cable still flexes. It should be plenty strong since it goes all the way across the receiver, but I still think it might be wise to put a good glob of hot glue over those wires to fix them to the circuit board.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:50 AM
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It still has one flex point right at the edge of the board which creates a lever arm (especially when the solder wicks up under the insulation). I've done a lot of things just like he did, and I've seen several of them start to fail because I didn't apply a strain relief to get out to where the cable still flexes. It should be plenty strong since it goes all the way across the receiver, but I still think it might be wise to put a good glob of hot glue over those wires to fix them to the circuit board.
I think that VI is spot on.... the potential for that joint to flex and fail <in time> is very high.....
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Old May 07, 2012, 02:35 PM
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OK, I am being lazy here because I do own two Nanos but they are installed in airframes so I am asking you guys!

If you have two Nano receivers bound to a transmitter module as master and slave, would the master receiver still operate correctly if I was to power down the slave?

The reason I ask is that I have a pusher prop model of a F-20 tigershark which is small and wouldn't take retracts. I considered a take-off dolly plugged into an extension lead tied to the fuselage to steer the nosewheel of the dolly. This lead would unplug as the model lifted off.

Now, how's this for an idea? If I had two receivers, one in the airframe for flight controls and one with a separate battery for the steering servo mounted in the take-off dolly. If I was to take off leaving the slave receiver on the dolly, then power off the slave after lift-off, will it affect the master which is flying my F-20 around?

I am sure I could do a test but you guys just know soooooo much

Thanks

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Old May 07, 2012, 03:07 PM
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No, it won't affect the master. The slave receiver will still be trying to steer the dolly while you were flying though.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 04:40 PM
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I have been testing the nanos and They do work very well. Installed in a large Habicht glider on aerotow distances of 700 meters were reached.
This was on a aerotow meeting in Nijverdal, netherlands. Heavy 2,4 useage that day and Reliable connection All the way.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, Maarten. It's always good to hear things like this, especially overseas where the frequency rules are quite different. It's like the wild west in Europe as the rules are very laxed compared to the U.S., so noise and issues should be much more of a problem.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Jim you are welcome!
Next up is my quarter scale Long Fox.
There is another aerotow meeting coming up, I'll make some pictures and try to get some video too.
Regards Maarten
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 11:51 PM
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That would be great, thanks!
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Old Jun 24, 2012, 09:45 PM
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JD...

there was talk before of providing some of your sailplane rx's for sale as they suit hotliner applications better than the Nano's. Where did we end up with that?..
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 08:20 PM
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We have a few available from our private/replacement stash. You would need to PM me and let me know how many you need and we can setup a Paypal transaction.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:58 AM
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How much reciever effecientcy is lost with the Nano antenna inside a built up balsa fuse. I have been using my nano without problems on my Oly II but the ends of the ant are exposed under the LE of the wing resting on the top of the fuse sides. On my Chrysalis the fuse is pretty wide and the preferred mounting is flat on the fuse floor/bottom. What do you think?
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Should be no problem mounting inside a wide open balsa fuse. The key that Jim always points to is to make sure you get the RX as high up in the plane as possible (like in the canopy area for example) and make sure it is not blocked by things like big lipos or motor block/fuel tank, etc. I would not mount it on the floor though. And also make sure there is no loose wiring near the RX (zip ties are a good thing ).

I run a Nano-E in a foamy Habu, and the RX sits at the rear of the canopy hatch with the whiskers sandwiched between the fuse canopy sidewalls and the canopy cover. Works perfect!

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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Thank you Pat, I'll have to think on this since there is no place other than under the wing to mount the reciever. forward of the wing is all battery and motor. my canopy is a flat balsa piece.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Thank you Pat, I'll have to think on this since there is no place other than under the wing to mount the reciever. forward of the wing is all battery and motor. my canopy is a flat balsa piece.
The key to a successful installation, no matter where, is a thoughrough range check.... be sure to check ALL orientations and follow the directions on how to perform the test....

It it passes, then you're good to go.....
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Juan is right... a range test tells all!
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