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Old Oct 19, 2009, 11:36 PM
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Old Oct 19, 2009, 11:48 PM
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nice set up
good idea to be able to set up within minutes and be descrete.

at .5 miles i am surprised you don't just use a rubber ducky mounted up above your head or above other peoples heads?

so you can fly .5 miles all around you
Old Oct 20, 2009, 12:30 AM
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Reck
nice set up
good idea to be able to set up within minutes and be descrete.

at .5 miles i am surprised you don't just use a rubber ducky mounted up above your head or above other peoples heads?

so you can fly .5 miles all around you
Now I fly between 1 and 1.5 miles so the patch is nice for that.

I tried a rubber duck antenna and had terrible results with it. Here's a video from that same thread where I document my ground station

http://www.vimeo.com/1663194
Old Oct 20, 2009, 12:44 AM
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I love videos

cool experiment

I used an antenna that looks just like your first small one, but with 1.2.
maybe it is the same antenna?

didnot work for me either.

Bought a 1.2 sytem from my local spy shop and used the , what i call a rubber ducky that came with it, much higher dbi. I think it is 6

Bigger X2 but X4 better reception. better for sure anyways but pay a big price for aerodynamics

my oracle switches far away from me without a doubt
Old Oct 20, 2009, 04:13 PM
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Yes, the monster-groundstation was a part of my diploma project at university I did last summer. To my surprise (2 PCs, 3 monitors, 3 microcontrollers and dozen of cables..), the system worked perfectly during the first test flight. But it really neads a better plane, it's too large and heavy.
Unfortunately there wasn't a second flight until now, simply because I didn't had time for flying ANY planes :-( So all the stuff is still waiting in the storage for a come-back, hopefully next summer!

Haha, I didn't meet the police until now, but I'm sure they will ask me "some" questions ;-) At least the walkers didn't seem to feel comfortable with the large parabolic antenna pointing at them, or was it more because of my flying-skills? Hmm...

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Old Oct 20, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Hueber that is awesome, why couldn't you live in N.Y.?
Old Oct 20, 2009, 07:42 PM
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Here is my g/s, the black box holds a Duo 2400, single airwave receiver, oracle diversity controller, EasyCap 2.0, and an ezTracker.

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Old Oct 20, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Mine is somewhat smaller than Hueber's. But I expect he has a bit more range.

There was another thread where someone had a Solo briefcase ground station. Amazon had the briefcase for less than $20. I still want to add diversity, but it works well as it is.
The primary goal was fast set up. It takes less than 30 secs to get it ready.
I use a TV tray to set it on.

Morris
Old Oct 20, 2009, 07:52 PM
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Mine is somewhat smaller than Hueber's. But I expect he has a bit more range.

There was another thread where someone had a Solo briefcase ground station. Amazon had the briefcase for less than $20. I still want to add diversity, but it works well as it is.
The primary goal was fast set up. It takes less than 30 secs to get it ready.
I use a TV tray to set it on.

Morris
Don't know if it was mine you saw.... there have been a few people use a briefcase for a GS.

I don't use this one anymore, it did work quite well but I took it apart to make a custom case GS.
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Old Oct 20, 2009, 08:01 PM
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Have shown this before in one of the other GS threads...

This is what I use now, it's a bit big and heavy, thinking to go back to something a bit lighter and more compact....

Or just make a second, compact GS for a "quick grab-n-go" GS.

Not that this one is hard to setup, it's all ready to go at any time, it's just very heavy.

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Old Oct 21, 2009, 03:08 AM
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Hueber that is awesome, why couldn't you live in N.Y.?
No worries, I guess I will have enough range to fly to N.Y. for a visit ;-)
Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:41 AM
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Galaxiex,

After seeing the Voltage indicator in your old box, I started looking for the RPM meter and the speedometer also

I like the new box better ! How much does it weigh ? I know what you mean about size and weight, but what can you do... Mine weighs 45 pounds At least I will build some more muscle carrying mine around

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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:20 AM
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My humble base station...

I wear it around my neck.
I've flown my plane out to 4km with a 200mW VTx

At 1:30 and the end of this video you also see the Windsurfer Antenna, which I use now. It is at least as good as the 8dBi patch antenna.

Frafjord (4 min 58 sec)
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 11:25 AM
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I dont think I will be hiking to the top of any mountains soon with my ground station, portability has its advantages

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Old Oct 21, 2009, 04:36 PM
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Did you get it on video?
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Windsurfer Antenna, which I use now. It is at least as good as the 8dBi patch antenna.

Ok, where would one buy a windsurfer antenna?


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