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Old Feb 15, 2009, 01:17 PM
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That is not necessarily correct. You can build an effective Faraday cage from aluminum window screen.

You might look for a way to get part of antenna external to the fuse.

Rick
You can see one of the test here:

http://004edc4.netsolhost.com/FM_and_2.4_Radios.htm

Not in the test mentioned, but in some test the RX worked better when inside the foil skin. My foil is thinner than Flight Metal and about a quarter the price.

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Old Feb 15, 2009, 01:48 PM
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Rick,
Not going to get into much of a debate on this one. There has been over 6 known test with 2.4 systems to test this foil with no problems. And there is a huge difference in EMP and distorting or blocking a radio wave. Just look up all the other radio systems that have worked just fine with these foil systems. One test used the JR device that was looking for lost frames (at least that is what I think you call them) and at 200' with a bocked cover with 2 mil foil it lost none. And guys would not be flying 20k+ jets if these foil systems had any problems at all.

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I'm not an expert on 2.4 GHz. I am not always willing to accept "tests" by someone who is trying to sell me something, however.

Having see the way you test everything, I know you will conduct extensive range checking before it ever leaves the ground.

Thanks.

Rick
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Old Feb 15, 2009, 05:07 PM
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I'm not an expert on 2.4 GHz. I am not always willing to accept "tests" by someone who is trying to sell me something, however.

Having see the way you test everything, I know you will conduct extensive range checking before it ever leaves the ground.

Thanks.

Rick
I totally agree with test where things are being sold. And I have done a ton of research on this subject. And there is a ton of info on what type things block what type of signals. The cool thing is that if I do have any problems at all range checking I could make my antennas look like the ECM antennas on the real B-36, and in the end may do that.

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Old Feb 15, 2009, 05:21 PM
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there is a ton of info on what type things block what type of signals.
Where? The rest of us could sure use that info!

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The cool thing is that if I do have any problems at all range checking I could make my antennas look like the ECM antennas on the real B-36, and in the end may do that.
Great idea! Functional scale antenna!
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Old Feb 15, 2009, 05:27 PM
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[QUOTE=Angelo]Where? The rest of us could sure use that info!


Just type in:
what materials can block radio frequencies.
It is all out there.

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Old Feb 15, 2009, 05:28 PM
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I have been playing with the BC8DX and the Xtrema. The BC8DX simply Rocks, it is the best and easiest charge I have ever seen, I can charge 2 8C 5000 mah at once, but only at 3 amps each. But still for a plane with 6 each 8C that makes it easy. I will have 3 of them, or the Xtrema, it can also do about the same, just in a different way.

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The BC8DX is a great charger, a semi-clone of the Hyperion (which beat it to market) but with some cool graphing added. The one drawback is the lower wattage though, I would have liked to see 250 - 300 watts per port rather than the 160 watts per port for the BC8DX, which is a tad lower than the Hyperion at 180 watts per port...

Jack
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Old Feb 15, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Ok,
I know I can put a stop to the confusion.

Do you all think I could convert this to electric ????

DAG

YES of-course! I just got a electric shock from the two round batts...
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Old Feb 15, 2009, 08:14 PM
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I got all 6 cowling done today.

DAG
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Old Feb 15, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Looks great X 6
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Old Feb 15, 2009, 11:21 PM
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Very nice Dag.
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Old Feb 16, 2009, 07:49 AM
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Every time I visit this build I'm more impressed. Again my compliments. Mike
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Old Feb 16, 2009, 08:38 AM
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Hi DAG

Are you going to skin those nacelles, or use them as a plug for fiberglass?
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Old Feb 16, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Thanks all,
At this time I am going to skin and glass the cowls to become plugs for molds, but, and that is a big but, they come in light enough, they might be the cowling's I use.

Thanks all,

DAG
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Old Feb 16, 2009, 11:44 AM
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Thanks all,
At this time I am going to skin and glass the cowls to become plugs for molds, but, and that is a big but, they come in light enough, they might be the cowling's I use.

Thanks all,

DAG
Unless they are all the same and you can get 6 molds from 1 plug I'm not sure you get any benefit. Might as well skin 'em, glass 'em and call it done!

Nice work!

Jack
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Old Feb 16, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Unless they are all the same and you can get 6 molds from 1 plug I'm not sure you get any benefit. Might as well skin 'em, glass 'em and call it done!

Nice work!

Jack
You are right Jack,
They are all 6 different, I bet in the end they are my cowls.

DAG
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