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Old Aug 30, 2011, 10:34 PM
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hepppp! :-) is this a good set up?

Making an easy star into fpv?
Fpv equipment: lawmate 1w tx/rx 1.2ghz
8dbi patch antenna stock whip on tx
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RC equipment. Easy star rtf
Now this is where I need help..
Motor. Brushed/brush less
Esc?
Tx/rx what could i use for a tx/rx that will give me about 2km?
Lip battery: 3s 1600 and 1700 will run tx and plane off it. I will be flying in a well known area so i don't need gps. Possibly my roof.. will I be able to fly for very long and will I be able to get off the ground?
Thanks recommendations for mtor /esc /tx/rx will be appreciated
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 11:32 PM
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http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=508
Would this be a better start?
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 02:09 AM
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Thats good stuff. Tx will run hot, needs air flow at all times. On a RC car/truck, it will need a fan or bigger heat sink. aka, PC parts.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 04:50 AM
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you never need a 1 watt unless your going 40KM+
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 11:26 AM
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I think there is two tx problems to over come on a rc car. One, range on the ground is shorter than in the air. The other is separation between the Tx and Rx. The more powerfull the Tx, the farther your going to want it from the Rx and servos. Catch 22 we call the here in the States.

There is a few truck based FPV threads here, you should go there and see what they are running. I would guess a 300mw Tx with a clover leaf antenna would work good. But that's a guess on my part. Lower mw to play nice with the other electronics and the CL antenna to help with the multipathing.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Ummm I thought an easy star was a plane? :-)
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 02:50 PM
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you never need a 1 watt unless your going 40KM+
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Oh well I/still need a radio with a good range to control the plane so who knows how far i can go. Would a dx5e be good for long range? Ifci put a long antenna on the rx?
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 03:23 PM
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Ummm I thought an easy star was a plane? :-)
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Is there an issue with using the lawmate 1.2ghz 1w system with a spektrum dx3.0 2.4ghz radio.?
Ummm... Here is a quote from you yesterday @ 10:30pm.

That is a GROUND based radio. Thought you were doing ground based fpv.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Would a dx5e be good for long range? Ifci put a long antenna on the rx?
Perfect. Just make sure to mount the vTx as close as possible to the Rx. Good Luck.

OK, that's a bad joke. If you searched and read a LOT on RCG, you would know that 2.4 is not the best choice for fpv. FM is a better choice.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 04:24 PM
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Yah I was looking at the futaba radios but i can't find a good cheaper one around 200$ I guess the best bet would be to look at the classifieds. Right?
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I bought a 7 ch Hitec used for $50 with a adj channel fm module. Took the module off and put a dragon link on it. I need more channels, 7 isn't enough. Might put the DL on a JR 9503.

I need more channels for flaps and LED lights.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 07:13 PM
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How much is a dragon link? And what does it do? Could I put it on the stock easy star radio?
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 09:29 PM
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How much is a dragon link? And what does it do? Could I put it on the stock easy star radio?
You dont need one of those. You have to open the transmitter and solder wires and add resistors and stuff.

You just need a good FM 72mhz 6 channel radio. That would work best.
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Old Sep 01, 2011, 08:59 PM
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How far would the range be? I need at least 2-3km
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