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Posted by yosemitez | Mar 24, 2013 @ 06:54 PM | 3,716 Views
MY QAV500 current state on 3/24/13

QAV500
Naza GPS
Immersion 5.8
PR-100A & Pt-1B Transmitter Lost Model Locator
GoPro 3 (sucks!) video is nice when it works
Posted by yosemitez | Mar 24, 2013 @ 06:49 PM | 3,548 Views
HT-FPV Setup 3/10/13 (1 min 2 sec)

Posted by yosemitez | Mar 06, 2013 @ 03:08 PM | 7,736 Views
Just got the PR-100 Transmitter & PT-1B Receiver Lost Model Locator and will be doing a mini review as i get it set up and working.
http://www.com-spec.com/rcplane/products.html

This is the short range model which is said to work up to 2 miles.

Here are photos of the units. I can say it is VERY well made and there are even numbers on the back of the RX to show the sequence of folding in the antennas.

The Rx antenna is 18" long so i had to wrap it through the frame of the HT-FPV so that it wouldnt be sticking out anywhere and get damaged. Further testing will see if the degrades range.

The RX takes a 9v battery while the TX takes a CR2032 that is said to last a month. There are lots of channels to choose from when you buy the units and the considerations are if your club has a RX then you get a unused channel for your model, otherwise it does not matter.

The included manuals are well written and easy to understand and i was up and running in a matter of minutes. Turn it on and adjust the 4 position Gain switch to high to see if you can pick up the signal, if it is strong you turn it down until faintly heard and then rotate the unit to find the direction of the strongest signal.

Once it clears up I will do a range test.

The PR-100Ais a 50-channel receiver with a three step attenuator (close, medium, and long range) and is powered by a 9V battery. You can monitor signal strength two ways: with the speaker and by the meter. It also has battery test switch, a volume control, and a channel selector.
Posted by yosemitez | Mar 05, 2013 @ 03:22 PM | 4,118 Views
did a range test with futaba t8fg and a r617fs by leaving the tx on a bench at the edge of a field and driving way up a road that is hundreds of feet above in elevation and 1.4 mile away los. got solid green on the rx even while rotating the ht-fpv. further up the road it was solid green but rotating the quad would induce red blinking on the rx.