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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:34 PM
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make sure you have the right plugs

So whats the general concept here, I am not going to double post build pictures, so maybe we post them on the other thread since this one is a "discussion" ????
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:27 PM
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I get my carbon here :
http://www.rcfoam.com/index.php?cPat...b07d3473675619
foam glue:
http://www.rcfoam.com/cart.php?targe...category_id=90
And reinforced packing tape at Staples or Office Depat.
Staples have better quality tape which doesnt turn yellow with age :-)
I checked my local hobby shop and couldn't find the CF or the Foam Glue.

Can you listed the dimension or part number of CF you used?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:23 PM
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This is what I used:

Carbon Fiber Strip: 4mm x 1mm, 1m Long
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=465
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:30 PM
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I checked my local hobby shop and couldn't find the CF or the Foam Glue.

Can you listed the dimension or part number of CF you used?
http://www.rcfoam.com/product_info.p...b07d3473675619

Here is the one its long but you will use the rest
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Both Penguin threads seem similar now though I guess one is a build thread.

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make sure you have the right plugs

So whats the general concept here, I am not going to double post build pictures, so maybe we post them on the other thread since this one is a "discussion" ????
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:54 PM
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I need to get this plane in the air as I am just doing silly stuff now like my pitot tube cover.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 10:36 PM
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I'll post all construction pix on the other thread lets keep this for discussion and other technical stuf on the other thread before it all becomes big mess. :-)

here is the construction thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post22977185
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:35 AM
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I need to get this plane in the air as I am just doing silly stuff now like my pitot tube cover.
It would be great to hear some flight experiences from the average FPVr.
I'll search for the "other thread" but just in case, would someone mind posting it. If I missed it, sorry. (Found it. FPVL, I presume)
Best,
Steven
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:39 AM
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It would be great to hear some flight experiences from the average FPVr.
I'll search for the "other thread" but just in case, would someone mind posting it. If I missed it, sorry.
Best,
Steven
We haven't had too many flight reports yet. Hopefully someone will post more soon.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:46 AM
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ET does sell an extension cable and RMRC stocks it. $4.49

I use this on my Penguin and the GPS still works just fine.

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...products_id=47
Yes, I zoomed in on that eariler, I am not sure the plug will match. ??
Wished there was a better pic.
Guess it works.
Thanks for the info.
Gy the way you use a Ring on your GPS?
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Yes, I zoomed in on that eariler, I am not sure the plug will match. ??
Wished there was a better pic.
Guess it works.
Thanks for the info.
Gy the way you use a Ring on your GPS?
The RMRC cable is like a servo connector only with 4 wires. If you have a DF13, Molex or other type small configuration connector, it won't work. When I have this problem, I cut the OEM cable close to OSD end and splice 4 wires (24AWG or spare servo wire, twisted) for the exact length I need. Never had a problem. Just make sure you solder joints are lapped and shrink sleeve each one individually. Then shrink sleeve the whole joint bundle. It doesn't hurt to add a ferrite ring to help with conducted emissions. Place it as close as possible to the GPS and wrap as many turns as possible. The newer GPS's have pretty good EMI filtering. You can easily test by measuring cold or warm start lock time with and without your camera and VTx operating.
Best
Steven
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 10:34 AM
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It would be great to hear some flight experiences from the average FPVr.
I'll search for the "other thread" but just in case, would someone mind posting it. If I missed it, sorry. (Found it. FPVL, I presume)
Best,
Steven
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post22977185
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Yes, I zoomed in on that eariler, I am not sure the plug will match. ??
Wished there was a better pic.
Guess it works.
Thanks for the info.
Gy the way you use a Ring on your GPS?
In worse case scenario I cut the wires (MAKE SURE YOU NUMBER THEM ON BOTH CUT ENDS !!!!) I had 5 wires there so I just resoldered extension and all is good.
Ferrite ring wont hurt anything and you want it as close to GPS as possible ( another reason to extend wires is to have at least 5 loops on ferrite)
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Yes, I zoomed in on that eariler, I am not sure the plug will match. ??
Wished there was a better pic.
Guess it works.
Thanks for the info.
Gy the way you use a Ring on your GPS?

If you are using the stock ET equipment and haven't modified any of the plugs, that extension cable works just fine. The GPS unit already has a ring built into it, but adding another couldn't hurt.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:22 PM
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figured out mounting two cams (other thread)
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