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Old Apr 29, 2007, 02:12 PM
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As my father says.......... even if his pacemaker is affected, at least the pacemaker wont interfere with his plane, which he rates as being the worst of the two scenarios Now thats a modeller
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Old Apr 29, 2007, 07:28 PM
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yup, life is to short to be worried about dying.......
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Old Apr 29, 2007, 07:34 PM
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life is to short to be worried about dying

Easy to say when your not waiting for the other shoe to drop
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Old Apr 30, 2007, 07:18 AM
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Ya... Specialy when you only have one shoe..
Thanx for the support allen

Later

Will keep you posted
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Old May 07, 2007, 11:18 AM
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Had defrib instaled back home resting will send DX-7 to MEDTRONIC for true output testing.. will keep you posted
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Old May 07, 2007, 06:37 PM
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DX6-
https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/f...ive_or_pdf=pdf

DX7-
https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/f...ive_or_pdf=pdf
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Old May 07, 2007, 07:40 PM
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That's one half of the required information.. the other half needs to treat with how the measured outputs affect things like defibs, I'd expect.
Merely stating the amount of output and that that output meets a "specification" doesn't say what the guidelines for the criteria are.
I get the idea that Medtronics is interested in this situation..
There being a LOT of us old guys with APUs in our chests fiddling with r/c.
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Old May 11, 2007, 11:05 AM
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Just read this in the news. Thought you may find it interesting. Although, hopefully they warn you about this stuff when you have a pacemaker installed.

http://tech.monstersandcritics.com/n...ash_pacemakers
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Old May 11, 2007, 09:26 PM
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Just read this in the news. Thought you may find it interesting. Although, hopefully they warn you about this stuff when you have a pacemaker installed.

http://tech.monstersandcritics.com/n...ash_pacemakers
What headline grabbing BS. iPods were tested but not other players. Must be withing a few inches. blah blah blah. Sorry helix, no slam on you, it's an interesting headline to pull... and quite relevant to this thread... it's just the way the study was done and the story written that's so obviously more about the attention than the facts.

Back to pacemakers: If darn near anything on the planet can affect them, from iPods to microwave ovens to RC toy radios, WHY AREN'T THEY SHIELDED A LITTLE BETTER?
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Old May 12, 2007, 08:50 PM
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Back to pacemakers: If darn near anything on the planet can affect them, from iPods to microwave ovens to RC toy radios, WHY AREN'T THEY SHIELDED A LITTLE BETTER?[/QUOTE]

Problem lies i think with the actual monitoring of signals from the heart to the leads that are placed inside the heart and relay info to defrib/pace unit.
The leads can`t be shielded from the hearts signals
The unit itself can take a hit of lightning and still keep on ticking if you survive such thing
I dont worry so much about losing pacing capabilities of unit but i`m scared
about the drfribelator going off from unit mistaking my heart rate of 70-120 bpm to a signal from TX and getting ZAPPED
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Old May 12, 2007, 08:57 PM
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There being a LOT of us old guys with APUs in our chests fiddling with r/c.[/QUOTE]

I`m only 36 Sparky but thanx for your interest...their has to be alot of older people involved in RC than we think and medtronic does 80% of all units installed right now.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 09:07 AM
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Medtronic still doing tests on my new DX7 ...still waiting for results of total output power
Will keep everyone posted.When results are in....
defrib hasn`t gone off yet...
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Medtronics

Fuzzy

I received a small booklet from Medtronics the other day on Electromagnetic Compatablity for ICDs, which listed a minimal risk for Radio controlled items with at least a 6 inch spacing between the device & the antenna.

Then again they may be talking about garage door openers. They also listed the same guidelines for wireless communication items ( the SS type devices fall into this class, well at least the Extreme devices do)

Ok How are you feeling?

The no shocks are a good thing. Here in the States if you get zapped the guidelines say you can't drive for 6 months. They don't pull your license just make a note to your insurance.

Best
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 01:33 PM
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Hi Fuzzbuster,

Been flying XPS system for 3 months and 72 for over 30 years! Absolutely no problem with my Pacemaker/Defib. I also have a Medtronics. and I am 77! Only things I can't do are things I have done too much of already! Go fly, enjoy!

Phil
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 04:08 PM
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Any results from Medtronics?
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