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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Are there no problems with thos wires without plastic? Are they insulated?
They would be lacquered - like motor windings.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Don't be afraid of the Gamepad-TX - it is really better than it looks.
And of course you can remove the dummy antenna to make it even more compact.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Are there no problems with thos wires without plastic? Are they insulated?
I'm asking because I bought these for v929 http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-4-...r-p-51434.html and they have same wires.
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You can also use Kynar wire : http://stores.ebay.com/AngelSix/_i.html?_nkw=kynar

I always use it on my micro hybrids.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:17 AM
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You can also use Kynar wire : http://stores.ebay.com/AngelSix/_i.html?_nkw=kynar

I always use it on my micro hybrids.
Thanks. Everyday I learn something new
On BG website it looks like those leds can be plugged directly to battery without adding any resistor. This is really good.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:23 AM
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And of course you can remove the dummy antenna to make it even more compact.
I don't believe the antenna is a dummy as you can clearly see a cable running up the inside on mine!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:25 AM
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I don't believe the antenna is a dummy as you can clearly see a cable running up the inside on mine!
Open the back of the TX and you will see the wire ends flush with the base of the antenna. It's not connected to anything - purely cosmetic.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Open the back of the TX and you will see the wire ends flush with the base of the antenna. It's not connected to anything - purely cosmetic.
Got me there! lol Haven't taken the back off, just could see the cable! As you were
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:26 AM
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They apparently used a real antenna and then clipped the wire at the base. The antenna is not connected to the Tx at all. The Tx fcb has the printed antenna on the board itself. You can twist and pull out the antenna and you will see what we mean

See antenna printed on the fcb at the upper right next to the LCD in this photo:


...and this one with the antenna twisted and pulled out of the Tx:

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I don't believe the antenna is a dummy as you can clearly see a cable running up the inside on mine!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:28 AM
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Yup I replaced mine with a blanking grommet
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:35 AM
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I can tell you the range is around 500-600 (icle dot in the sky!) feet straight up! Stand in an empty field and claim as high as you can, it will go out of range start to fall and as soon as it's in range again it will level out and keep flying!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:44 AM
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Yes it will recover if high enough and out of range. The range is actually only about 150 feet LOS tested at its absolute best though This 9cm diameter micro would not even be visible to the naked eye at 500-600ft

Yea I know we men have this measuring problem
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I can tell you the range is around 500-600 (icle dot in the sky!) feet straight up! Stand in an empty field and claim as high as you can, it will go out of range start to fall and as soon as it's in range again it will level out and keep flying!
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Crash kit for indoor flying in a tiny living-room!
A piece of foam, cable ties and some strong double sided tape.
Added weight: 1.2g.





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Crash kit for indoor flying in a tiny living-room!
A piece of foam, cable ties and some strong double sided tape.
Added weight: 1.2g.





Nice zip-tie guards They kind of make the X4 look like a water bug.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Yes it will recover if high enough and out of range. The range is actually only about 150 feet LOS tested at its absolute best though This 9cm diameter micro would not even be visible to the naked eye at 500-600ft

Yea I know we men have this measuring problem
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Yes I agree about 150 feet side to side, but I reckon I was about 8-10 average tree heights up before it lost range, I was almost right above the TX, as I said a little dot in the sky! Maybe yours is smaller then mine!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:39 PM
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nice! Im a newbie here and I just joined.In modelzone you get it real cheap.How much was yours?and will the thing do flips?
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