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Feb 06, 2013, 03:25 PM
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I really would love to set my brand spanking new shiney (not really shiney) DL system in but family, GF and other issues are trying to hold me back...DAMN YOU REAL LIFE! DAMN YOU!

On the other hand..if I keep GF happy she lets me play with my planes and hex..lol
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Feb 06, 2013, 04:14 PM
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Hi I purchased a dragonlink uhf system last week( my name is Erik Locklear) and I received it two days and am having issues connecting it. I had everything set up and plugged in correctly and I was trying to bind it by first turning on the radio, but then when I did the radio transmitter started to beep rapidly and I could watch the voltage rapidly going down. The radio I am using is a new futaba 7c 2.4ghz fasst with what seems like a built in rf module. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Erik
Feb 06, 2013, 04:42 PM
Dixie Normious
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Originally Posted by Eyeinthesky1
Hi I purchased a dragonlink uhf system last week( my name is Erik Locklear) and I received it two days and am having issues connecting it. I had everything set up and plugged in correctly and I was trying to bind it by first turning on the radio, but then when I did the radio transmitter started to beep rapidly and I could watch the voltage rapidly going down. The radio I am using is a new futaba 7c 2.4ghz fasst with what seems like a built in rf module. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Erik
how are you powering the DL TX? take some pic's of your set up..i really hope you hooked it correct, casue by the sounds of it, something is crossed and your battery suffered?

without the DL hooked up is it normal?

need more details!
Last edited by Eastcoast78; Feb 07, 2013 at 12:02 AM.
Feb 06, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Yes without the DL hooked up the radio is normal. I'm not able to get a picture at the moment, but when I hooked it up I connected the radio plug on the dragonlink to my radio via the trainer port connection I ordered with the dragon link. Do I need to turn off the 2.4ghz rf transmission? I don't understand the issue here,
Feb 06, 2013, 06:21 PM
a wild pilot
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Originally Posted by viper522
RMRC 1258/1280 400mW VTX, inverted Vee antenna
RMRC 1258/1280 4ch VRX, optimized patch antenna -or- BiQuad antenna
DragonLink (any)

If it doesn't go at least 2 miles with full control then you've installed something wrong. This combo has been proven so many times it's redundant.
Thanks for your help!
Feb 06, 2013, 06:23 PM
a wild pilot
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Originally Posted by JohnVH
Yep, easy 2 miles, EASY. Im going to hit 3 this weekend wx permitting with that setup, and my trusty Dragonlink V2!
Thanks, John! Good luck!
Feb 06, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by alwaysconfused
Mike if you could be so kind as to check your PM's for a request I sent you.
Thanks!
I sure will !

Mike
Feb 06, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Eyeinthesky1
Hi I purchased a dragonlink uhf system last week( my name is Erik Locklear) and I received it two days and am having issues connecting it. I had everything set up and plugged in correctly and I was trying to bind it by first turning on the radio, but then when I did the radio transmitter started to beep rapidly and I could watch the voltage rapidly going down. The radio I am using is a new futaba 7c 2.4ghz fasst with what seems like a built in rf module. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Erik
Hi Erik,

That is what I like to hear, fast delivery times Now for the RC radio, that is not good How do you have your Dragon Link connected ? It sounds like a direct short from what you describe... I am assuming you have it hooked up via the Futaba Trainer plug ??? If you can an ohm meter, can you unplug the trainer cord from BOTH the RC transmitter and the Dragon Link. With the cord connected to nothing, check between the RED and BROWN wires and make sure there is no short.

Given waht you say, do NOT attempt to turn on your TX with this connected any more until we figure this out. Let me know if you can do this or not, if not, I can just send you another Futaba trainer cord right away, and you can try the new one.

Mike
Feb 06, 2013, 07:22 PM
Dixie Normious
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Originally Posted by Eyeinthesky1
Yes without the DL hooked up the radio is normal. I'm not able to get a picture at the moment, but when I hooked it up I connected the radio plug on the dragonlink to my radio via the trainer port connection I ordered with the dragon link. Do I need to turn off the 2.4ghz rf transmission? I don't understand the issue here,
Im not sure with fruitaba, i use spektrum, i know when i plug anything in my trainer port, it cancels out 2.4 automaticly. But if there is a way to turn it off, i would.
maybe someone can give their input.
Feb 06, 2013, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by khaled_abobakr
I'm impressed ... so in other words .. you're telling me regardless of the noise in this band .. I'll still be able to reach the clouds ??... that is because of the good filteration or noise rejection techniques implemented in the DL .. and not found in other UHF systems ...

I really like how easy it sounds .. and I hope it is true .. well .. it seems to be the case

I need to make a decision quickly ... but t it is out of stock everywhere ...

Khaled


DragonLink has exceptional filtering and the RF IC's we use have very good adjacent channel rejection.

You can buy directly at http://www.dragonlinkrc.com/
Feb 06, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Hey Mike -
Could you check the PM I sent you.
Thanks
Feb 07, 2013, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by alwaysconfused
I really would love to set my brand spanking new shiney (not really shiney) DL system in but family, GF and other issues are trying to hold me back...DAMN YOU REAL LIFE! DAMN YOU!

On the other hand..if I keep GF happy she lets me play with my planes and hex..lol
Sound like you need to get your priorities straight, RC comes first :P
Feb 07, 2013, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by blively
Hey Mike -
Could you check the PM I sent you.
Thanks
Hi,

I got your PM, and all Dragon Link equipment is fully guaranteed, I will send your replacement today

Mike
Feb 07, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Appreciate that.
Feb 07, 2013, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Eastcoast78
I am going to try my best to narrow down why your having your Problems. This is mainly about the DOSD.
Have you looked here? Ready for some reading? All jokes aside, if you have any questions, guys well try there best to figure out any Problems you have.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1211816



Im stubborn to, as i dont know what apm2.5 is

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Thank you for the great follow up

I guess in general, It's hard as a newbie, to rely on/trust info from so many different places, when it could be all found/distributed via the manufacturers website. Though learning, tinkering and discovering is all part of the fun in being a mad scientist, it's frustrating getting held back a day or two by a cable that I believe should be standardized and shipped with the osd as part of the package. So, I believe you've provided my answer.. I've installed an updated driver and program, remaining is to power the board and try it again. Thank you very much for all your help! btw, wouldnt it be nice if the osd were powered by the usb during testing?


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