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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:19 AM
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hey guys, i wanted to install a 1.3ghz 1000mw VTX behind the pan/tilt camera system in the canopy. Which VTX would fit best? Here is the one i am looking at currently:

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=922

I'll be using a Cloverleaf with it as well.
Are you sure you need a 1 watt Tx? Reason I ask is high power Tx's tend to make placement of other components more limited. RMRC is the place to buy from.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:12 PM
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I just found in the box a 4mm x 400mm carbon fiber rod that looks like it was meant to be the second spar. Only thing is I don't know how to install it because there is no hole in the wing for it. As seen in my previous post the wing has lite-ply in that place with no hole...
CF is optional and to be used in the stabilizer, if you follow this forum you will find a lot of references about it. The manual do not have this information. Some others installations prefer plane carbon fiber, you can get one in RMRC. bye
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:18 PM
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hello,
I have Power Package HC3516-1350, which spacer recommend 2mm or 3mm ?
about the batt I bought lipo 3s 5000mAh 25C, is this ok 25C ?
Thanks
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:28 PM
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hello, I have seen many issues with go pro and other cams, kind of RF interference. My suggestion is made a Faraday cage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage), in practical terms is put your camera inside of metallic cage (with the lens open for sure), my camera has this problem but there is NOISE SHIELDING KIT to fix this problem. it will be easy to made it. regards
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:47 PM
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hello,
I have Power Package HC3516-1350, which spacer recommend 2mm or 3mm ?
about the batt I bought lipo 3s 5000mAh 25C, is this ok 25C ?
Thanks
Depend on where it mounts on the wood plate. The outer hole set gets the 3mm and the inner gets 2mm.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:20 PM
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hey guys, i wanted to install a 1.3ghz 1000mw VTX behind the pan/tilt camera system in the canopy. Which VTX would fit best? Here is the one i am looking at currently:

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=922

I'll be using a Cloverleaf with it as well.
About what I have done.
Only I got the 400mW unit with the cloverleaf
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:15 PM
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I'd go with the 800mw instead of the 1000 due to price. You won't notice 200mw in the air.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:29 PM
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I'd go with the 800mw instead of the 1000 due to price. You won't notice 200mw in the air.
Thanks. Im using the 1 watt in my fpv raptor and with the crosshair im getting excellent range at 8-10 miles away. I would like my Penguin to get similar range if not further which is why i am deciding on the 1 watt.

Buddy of mine uses a 1500mw on his penguin but it seems overkill to me. He is getting incredible range with that setup.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Sounds good! To answer you question about the Tx fitting behind the camera, it will be fine. However, I don't run my transmitters with the case on.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Just picked one up. Whats a good HK motor for these
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:46 PM
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hey guys, i wanted to install a 1.3ghz 1000mw VTX behind the pan/tilt camera system in the canopy. Which VTX would fit best? Here is the one i am looking at currently:

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=922

I'll be using a Cloverleaf with it as well.
Running the VTX on top of electronics wont be as beneficial using the Cloverleaf. If the space below the antenna doesn't have batteries etc then you will be alright. I mounted my vtx on the tail boom.

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:23 AM
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A good friend pointed me at this thread; lot's of great info here, I'll be reading for a while

Maidened my Penguin yesterday and got it all FPV ready today, should be in the air tomorrow weather permitting. If you would like to see another build log, mine is HERE.

Cheers and Happy New Year everyone!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:35 AM
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Just picked one up. Whats a good HK motor for these
I have seen a couple guys using the D3536-5 1350kv Aerodrive motor. I just took one of those off my Zephyr and plan to put it on my Penguin - not happy with the oem motor I bought with the Penguin,
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Would the NTM prop drive 35-30a 1400kv 560w make a good choice?
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Hey!
I got the clay from a local Hobby Lobby store (the craft shop, not the r/c shop). If you don't have one around you, someplace like Micheal's would have it also.

Make sure you get clay that DOES NOT DRY! This is most important! I would also recommend picking up some PVA mold release. You can get PVA locally at West Marine (sometimes) or online (CST - composite structure technology, Fiberglast and a bunch of others).

I'd recommend BID (bi-directional) fiberglass cut on a 45 degree bias. BID is easier to get around compound curves. Cutting on a 45 helps with the unraveling.

Keep us posted with what you come up with! I'd be interested to see!

Best
Peter
well, I got the clay but only one I could find was multicolor for kids so it's a playdo. Will try this. You don't know the brand name of the clay u used?
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