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Aug 12, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Yeah I used to live in Jetmore, KS - it's a pretty small town - would be a perfect place for FPV.

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Aug 12, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Again, ONE MORE TIME:
Please keep on topic. If you want to chit-chat, use your PM. A lot of the above posts are off topic!
Aug 12, 2010, 02:43 PM
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someone should start a new thread and this one should be either closed or buried because whenever someone mentions anything else that doesn't match the OP's setup he gets upset

you should know that whatever worked for you should work for others with different radios on 2.4, and if not at least the info is here so we can compare results

really the topic has been discussed all the way and you proved that it works
you shouldn't be uptight about people going off topic that much

we don't need a new thread for every radio or brand if what we are trying to achieve is the same thing (boost a 2.4 radio)

also when you start a new thread, you have the option to choose the type of thread and this one is labeled a discussion
maybe you should have chose "build log" or "mini how-to".

Moe
Aug 12, 2010, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by mkmkmk13
... you shouldn't be uptight about people going off topic that much

we don't need a new thread for every radio or brand if what we are trying to achieve is the same thing (boost a 2.4 radio)
It is not the fact that other radios are discussed that might benefit from this booster mod, it is the fact that you guys start discussing farting and other wildly off topic nonsense. I totally support and understand Crist's sentiments, do that elsewhere please, keep these topics clean and informative!

Cheers,

Sander.
Aug 12, 2010, 02:55 PM
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Sander, here is what i'm talking about

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Originally Posted by g00bd0g
Can you please clarify this "solder very carefully the cable from the booster to your tx module".

That is the part I need help with.

Thanks!
Guys, I consider this as being off topic. Please start another thread on doing a mod to the Turnigy transmitter.
Thank you.

And here is ur posts Sander


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Now, I'm not sure if Vodafone and O2 would say the same of my 2-Watt 910MHz vTX however. That's the exact frequency they use for GSM in the UK
You naughty boy!

Cheers,

Sander.
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Oh, you can bet on it that anything >100mW is illegal to use if you don't hold a HAM license in the US and anywhere else. Actually, if the booster does not have CE/FCC approval it isn't legal to use anyway which for these China/eBay devices is almost a guarantee. In professional installations things are different, as permissions have to be granted for such an install, takes some paperwork and often a fee (esp. in commercial applications).

However I wouldn't worry about it much, most folks don't fly in rural areas (Tushev excluded) but out in the boonies hence you're generally not causing any issues with other equipment.

Cheers,

Sander.
so you did help derail this thread off topic.

anyways i said what said, and i'm done talking about going off topic

Moe
Aug 12, 2010, 03:42 PM
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Welcome to the Internet... if you're new here, you might want to take a look around - it is populated by human beings - I know they look like computers, but they are actually people. Sometimes we like to be a little human, a little friendly, a little chatty even - it's normal, don't freak out.

New thread where we can be human beings...
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1290897
Aug 12, 2010, 04:13 PM
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so you did help derail this thread off topic.

anyways i said what said, and i'm done talking about going off topic

Moe
I'm sorry, I don't claim to be innocent here, I do my fair bit of off topic posting every now and then too. I just think that if the TS (topic starter) wants to keep a clean and tidy topic he has every right to want to keep off topic chit-chat to a minimum and make requests to that effect ... Whether the other folks posting in that topic want to comply to his wishes is another story though.

Cheers,

Sander.
Aug 12, 2010, 04:44 PM
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That's funny, taking about "off topic" is "off topic"

Damn, i'm off topic too !!
Aug 12, 2010, 05:02 PM
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Unsubscrided oops off topic.... Sorry that im not sorry!
Aug 12, 2010, 07:47 PM
First to go over 106K feet
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Sander is right about me wanting to keep a tidy informative thread about modifying a DX7 for long range.

It is not about modifying any RC TX for long range otherwise the post on the Turnigy TX would have been welcomed.

Please show some respect for this thread and start one yourself on any topic you wish, but if you're going to post to this thread, keep it on topic.
Thanks.
Aug 12, 2010, 08:03 PM
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Aug 19, 2010, 01:15 AM
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Hey Chris

I've just ordered the parts to give this a try on my DSX9.
I didn't read in the diydrone post about an attenuator...I have no idea if I need this, or how to find out...Any ideas?

I also bought a patch antenna as recommended in the original post but I am concerned about the need to keep this constantly pointed at the model. I'm guessing this is more of an issue at closer ranges?

Initially I think I will just use the antenna that comes with the amp from diydrones and see how we go.
This is going to be used on a multirotor heli, where I actually only use a satellite receiver connected to my flight controller. I don't actually want to be able to fly 10miles away, just aiming to be as secure as possible at 500m max.
Aug 19, 2010, 01:53 AM
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Originally Posted by h20boynz
Hey Chris

I've just ordered the parts to give this a try on my DSX9.
I didn't read in the diydrone post about an attenuator...I have no idea if I need this, or how to find out...Any ideas?
You need the attenuator, or enough coax, between the output of your RC Tx and the WiFi Amp to attenuate your RC Tx's output power to an acceptable level so as not to over drive the WiFi AMP and risk burning it out. The advantage of using preset attenuators is they are small and the attenuation is clearly defined and you don't need to deal with long lengths of cable to get enough attenuation.
Aug 19, 2010, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by garris2
You need the attenuator, or enough coax, between the output of your RC Tx and the WiFi Amp to attenuate your RC Tx's output power to an acceptable level so as not to over drive the WiFi AMP and risk burning it out. The advantage of using preset attenuators is they are small and the attenuation is clearly defined and you don't need to deal with long lengths of cable to get enough attenuation.
Thanks garris...

I'll pick one up when the other gear arrives.

Thanks!
Aug 20, 2010, 03:32 AM
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With the amplifier my Transmitter is buzzing much more! Is it normal?

Greeting Thilo


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