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Old Jun 27, 2012, 02:57 PM
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No. The details of how to order are in sid's blog which is the link at the bottom of the first post
in this thread. I don't know of any retailers that have Rangelink.

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Actually Sid responded and said that indeed this is his new website but it just being tested. I guess if figured that when I got order number 1.
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Sorry if this question has been asked, I'm guessing it has but I just couldn't find it.

The manual lists two different receiver settings for RSSI in the latest firmware; RF RSSI and link quality indicator but it doesn't do anything to explain the difference or when you'd use one over the other. Can someone explain the difference?

I'm currently seeing 2.1 - 3.0 in my OSD which I assume is traditional rf RSSI.

5 km, almost lost it (5 min 19 sec)


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Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:10 AM
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If I order today when I receive the rangelink ????
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:25 AM
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If I order today when I receive the rangelink ????
Sid shipped mine the same day via EMS. I got it 7 days after ordering. Not bad for international shipping the the US.

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Old Jul 02, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Sid shipped mine the same day via EMS. I got it 7 days after ordering. Not bad for international shipping the the US.

Scott
+1, I ordered already 3 RL systems in total, and all deliveries were really fast in therms of Sid handling them, but also with effective shipping.

Sid does an outstanding job.

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Old Jul 02, 2012, 02:08 PM
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+1, I ordered already 3 RL systems in total, and all deliveries were really fast in therms of Sid handling them, but also with effective shipping.

Sid does an outstanding job.

Markus
I guess flying one plane at a time isn't enough, is it Markus?

And yep, Sid does his part to keep his customers happy. No regrets whatsoever, as a UHF newbie.

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Do UK customers get hit with customs?
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 03:46 PM
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I don't mean to be rude, but you need to give people time to respond. This is a forum. People aren't just sitting at home hitting refresh, hoping that they can answer everyone's questions immediately.

That being said, I can't help, as I am not in the UK. That would depend on what your government's customs regulations are. It is illegal to declare a value lower than that of what is actually being shipped, so check with your local laws on what you will be charged on $300ish.

This might be of interest...
http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...HMCE_CL_000014


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I guess flying one plane at a time isn't enough, is it Markus?

And yep, Sid does his part to keep his customers happy. No regrets whatsoever, as a UHF newbie.

Scott
:-) :-) :-)

One was for my flybuddy, one is to be permanently mounted on the roof of my home using the same tx ID as the third one I use to go fly with.

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Sorry if this question has been asked, I'm guessing it has but I just couldn't find it.

The manual lists two different receiver settings for RSSI in the latest firmware; RF RSSI and link quality indicator but it doesn't do anything to explain the difference or when you'd use one over the other. Can someone explain the difference?

I'm currently seeing 2.1 - 3.0 in my OSD which I assume is traditional rf RSSI.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPcLEiQoikc

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Aaron
Id love to know the answer to this also.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Id love to know the answer to this also.
I asked Sid this a couple weeks ago and his response was basically this.

Default setting is RF RSSI (RF Signal Strength)
The RSSI Quality is a packet loss indicator.

Basically he said it is personal preference since some want to know signal strength and want to know how many packets they are getting to the rx
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Rf RSSI shows you true radio signal strength, but the Rx can still receive 100% of the packets
sent from the Tx down to a very low Rf RSSI value (e.g. 15-20%). If you use the packet based RSSI
then it will simply read 100% most of the time, and when you see it start to drop
you know you're losing packets, and probably very close to the edge of your range.
I'd rather have a more progressive indication of range, and see things like problems
with antennas and connectors and external interference, so I use Rf RSSI. But it
can be somewhat more distracting as you'll see it drop and rise while you're banking
and such, while full control is maintained.
When I originally range tested RL out to 30 miles on the ground, out at 25 miles,
I could hold the plane in one orientation and still get 100% packets (packet based RSSI showed 100%),
turn it so the antenna pointed at home, and it'd quickly drop to 50% then 0.
I tested DL with Rf RSSI over the same route, and I saw it drop progressively over the entire drive.

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Rf RSSI shows you true radio signal strength, but the Rx can still receive 100% of the packets
sent from the Tx down to a very low Rf RSSI value (e.g. 15-20%). If you use the packet based RSSI
then it will simply read 100% most of the time, and when you see it start to drop
you know you're losing packets, and probably very close to the edge of your range.
I'd rather have a more progressive indication of range, and see things like problems
with antennas and connectors and external interference, so I use Rf RSSI. But it
can be somewhat more distracting as you'll see it drop and rise while you're banking
and such, while full control is maintained.
When I originally range tested RL out to 30 miles on the ground, out at 25 miles,
I could hold the plane in one orientation and still get 100% packets (packet based RSSI showed 100%),
turn it so the antenna pointed at home, and it'd quickly drop to 50% then 0.
I tested DL with Rf RSSI over the same route, and I saw it drop progressively over the entire drive.

ian
Looks like we were typing at the same time. This is a better explanation than mine. I also run true RSSI so it changes gradually as I near my limits.
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