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Old Oct 14, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Historic Crash of 737 flown with Futaba Super 8


did anyone see this awesome show on Discovery channel ? here's the link.
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/cu...oric-crash.htm
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 07:47 PM
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I believe it actually was a 727
Old Oct 14, 2012, 09:40 PM
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did anyone see this awesome show on Discovery channel ? here's the link.
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/cu...oric-crash.htm
I saw it. And I'm still trying to figure out why they claimed the 2.4ghz radio they were using only had a range of 50 yards?

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 12:52 AM
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I saw it. And I'm still trying to figure out why they claimed the 2.4ghz radio they were using only had a range of 50 yards?

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Was wondering that too. Maybe they had a longer range, but wanted to add drama to the folks at home
Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:13 PM
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prolly because the Tx and the Rx was both inside planes? 50 yards max maybe.
Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Because they don't want to make anyone nervous. Remember the dumb a$$ that was planing on sending a turbine model in to a government building?
Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:15 PM
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The range was reduced because metal blocks & scatters RF, which causes shadowing and multi-path problems. The larger the object in terms of wavelengths, the worse the problem becomes. And from a wavelength standpoint, a 727 looks infinitely large to a 2.4 GHz signal - which has a wavelength of approximately 5".

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