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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:08 AM
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Hi all, looking for a great long range FPV plane. I have a x8 wing, so looking for a conventional air frame like a skywalker or a FPV 186. I am asking the question here, as we all use dragonlinks for LR, and therefore a good place to ask.

I don't want to have to set up a bungee, and hand launching would be best.

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I think you answered your own question , the Skywalker in my opinion is the best FPV plane , the FPV 186 is just the same plane but , covered . But the epp Skywalker version is best for me .
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:44 AM
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How about the new Penguin from Readymade RC?

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Thanks - looked at the penguin, but the skywalker has a config file for my apm.

Epo, epp or fiberglass....?

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Just got my second hand DL V2 system up and running, bench tested it and it seems like it's working. However, I don't think I'm on the latest firmware, as I don't get the yellow LED to bind; I hold for about 4 seconds and get a flashing green LED to bind. Bind works fine doing this and I have full control. I also don't know how to get micropower mode...

Does this mean I'm on older firmware? Is there any major drawbacks to this firmware? Is the cable available for user updating?

Super excited to try this system out. Was also a breeze to hookup to my DX6i (got a 9x ready to be modded for it when I get a chance). Well, besides having to do 3 ID changes before getting a bind...
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:24 PM
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hi, im running a dragon link v2 and just bought fatshark attitude goggles and they are connected to eagleyes and 2 lawmate rx via rca cables - vtx is LM 1w . im noticing a rolling picture when dl is on full power stood 4 feet away but is okay if i move a bit. what is this likely to be ?

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:44 PM
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hi, im running a dragon link v2 and just bought fatshark attitude goggles and they are connected to eagleyes and 2 lawmate rx via rca cables - vtx is LM 1w . im noticing a rolling picture when dl is on full power stood 4 feet away but is okay if i move a bit. what is this likely to be ?

thanks
Anytime you place a tx of any band very close to a receiver, you overload the receiver-also known as "swamping" it. The solution (as you noticed) is to move a couple feet away, or if that's not possible, install a filter on the rx.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:21 PM
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TO Mike, ( jetpilot), I have PM you regarding tracking number for DL. It hasnt arrived yet and getting a bit concerned
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 05:25 PM
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How about the new Penguin from Readymade RC?

Paul
I fly the penguin and it's great. Tons of room inside and its a simple build. This is my first FPV plane so I can't comment on the others. My only negative comment is that the elevator control horn is so close to the ground some people have damaged it when landing in the grass. I heard of one guy that moved it and the control rod to the top of the stabilizer.

I would definitly give the penguin a thumbs up.

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Just move the horn on top, works great and is easy to do.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:05 PM
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If you have Versoin 2, I can sell you the HT cord. Just send 5 dollars to www.dragonlinklabs.com via paypal and I will get it right to you !

Mike
Hi Mike I'm having the same issue trying to hook up my Dominators to my Dl, I'm in Australia will there be extra for frieght?, will send the $5 now and will forward frieght if required. Thanks
Yours truly John
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Hi Mike I'm having the same issue trying to hook up my Dominators to my Dl, I'm in Australia will there be extra for frieght?, will send the $5 now and will forward frieght if required. Thanks
Yours truly John
Hi Mike
I decided to make it a bit more worth while to ship the lead and ordered another receiver, both payments via PayPal. Thanks John
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:44 PM
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I have the exact same RMRC Rx w/ SAW. I still get interference from the DL when pushing the limit of my range. Try that same experiment without the VRx antenna in place. Move the VTx away from the VRx until the reception starts to get poor. Now turn on your DL on high and you will see the horizontal banding. The DL still needs another low pass filter, or it will limit your video range.
IBCrazy just posted a thread on how to build an easy notch filter for the DragonLink to prevent this interference.
Mike, your product is awesome, but the filtering is not quite perfect yet.
Iskess - i'm still waiting for my order from rmrc with the low pass filter for 433mhz... But I'll let you know if it works. I have heard that actually it is 433mhz signal itself getting picked up by the metal case of the digital receiver that causes the video distortion.

I've been told you can just remove the metal part of the case. I might try building one out of acrylic if it turns out the Lp filter doesn't help.

I will definitely report back about it here

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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:16 AM
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dl rx v1

Can I still buy a DL Rx v1?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:29 AM
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Can I still buy a DL Rx v1?
No but you can buy a V2 12 channel receiver with V1 firmware that will work with your Dl V1.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:34 AM
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Iskess - i'm still waiting for my order from rmrc with the low pass filter for 433mhz... But I'll let you know if it works. I have heard that actually it is 433mhz signal itself getting picked up by the metal case of the digital receiver that causes the video distortion.

I've been told you can just remove the metal part of the case. I might try building one out of acrylic if it turns out the Lp filter doesn't help.

I will definitely report back about it here

Cheers
Kris
I tried to ground the case as IBCrazy suggested but it didn't work. Check out this post. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23238925
Keep in mind, this was a mod to my Racewood Rx which gets terrible UHF interference. My RMRC Rx looks identical inside and out, but they must have done some mod because it is much better. I still get the interference at the edge of my range though.
Let me know if the low pass filter works for you.
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