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Old Aug 03, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Most people I know just remove the labels and stick velcro to the PCB. We have to include the label - it has the FCC/IC/CE information.
Jim, is there any "no/no" with using "C/A" to reattach the label?
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Old Aug 03, 2011, 11:06 PM
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The label is not required, except for FCC identification. The only thing you can NEVER do is put anything (except the label) over the space between the two antenna wires. If you put glue, epoxy, rubber, etc. over this area the range falls on its face. The parasitic loads induced by certain materials can cause a real problem. It took awhile to find a vinyl (label) that didn't cause an issue.
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 12:55 AM
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--I wrapped mine in clear packing tape with the label installed. Is that good or bad?
Old Aug 05, 2011, 01:00 AM
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Here is what I'm using a couple of Nano in.
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 10:27 AM
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"...The label is not required, except for FCC identification. The only thing you can NEVER do is put anything (except the label) over the space between the two antenna wires. If you put glue, epoxy, rubber, etc. over this area the range falls on its face. The parasitic loads induced by certain materials can cause a real problem. It took awhile to find a vinyl (label) that didn't cause an issue..."

Jim,

That caught my eye. I understand what you are saying about materials over the space between the antenna wires. How about velcro on on the bottom of the unit across that space?

The picture shows an example where the velcro does not quite reach that area, but what if it did cover it?

Please advise. Thanks,

Paul
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 11:29 AM
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That's how I secure all my Nano's in my planes, and often times the velcro extends past the end on the RX. Nary a problem so far.

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Old Aug 05, 2011, 01:16 PM
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That's fine. It's the FRONT side of the board that I am concerned with (between the two coils). If you put anything between those, you would be better off cutting the antenna wires off.
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 01:34 PM
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Understood. Thanks, Paul
Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Setting up a Nano for another model.
According the manual, the LED (how come it's not blingy blue?!) blinks when a reboot has occurred.
Is there an option to make it blink at another rate to indicate that failsafe (signal loss) has occurred? I know I can do this with a Tattletale but can the Nano indicate that a loss of signal condition has happened?
Old Sep 30, 2011, 04:31 PM
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That's fine. It's the FRONT side of the board that I am concerned with (between the two coils). If you put anything between those, you would be better off cutting the antenna wires off.

cut the antenna wires off if I put anything between the coils... gotcha, will do!
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 05:16 PM
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No, there is no special blinking for signal loss.
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completed a little project I've wanted to do for a while... "powersafed" my nano with a deans plug pigtail... pretty simple idea, just solder up to the servo bus. I also bolstered the bus with an extra run across the bottom of the pins... not all that needed (Jim's said the bus of the Nano is good for 30 amps or something if memory serves), but done for giggles.


...Nano now ready for plugging in giant scale servos... no regular servo plugs from the battery to be overloaded, etc etc. woot.





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Old Mar 23, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Now THAT'S a mod!

Serious question about installation: most of my installs have the RX on it's "back" velcroed or double side taped to the bottom of the fuse at a 45 deg angle. But Jim's comment about not covering up the front area between the antennae have me wondering if this is best. Rationale for bottom of fuse is that this is least obstructed path through wood / covering to TX when the plane is in the air. Would I get better range with the front of the RX facing outward from the plane?

I am of course careful to locate the RX away from batteries, metal objects, wires, and all servo wires are secured and kept away from the RX as much as possible. Thx.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 11:19 AM
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I keep looking at the picture above and getting worried about a failure. I think I would hot glue the power wires to the circuit board to prevent flexing at the edge of the board. I just have a feeling it is going to pull the pins away from the board traces because of the extra leverage and a blob of glue should move that flex point away from the first solder joint.
Old Mar 24, 2012, 11:26 AM
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I think KM said and the pic shows he re-enforced the whole buss bar all the way thru ----- rick


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