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Jan 21, 2013, 08:03 PM
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@ E_ferret: Wow! Thanks mate! I really appreciate it. I was about to ask my cousin in Sydney to send me one. It's good to know I can get them locally. It's faster. Hehehe!
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Jan 26, 2013, 10:21 PM
Renegade Fun Forever!!
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Wow Jim! Alot has gone on in a year Send me a pm with your cell and we can chat. been too long since I was back in here Just been too busy with the new job! Doing average of 70 hrs per week. Blake asks every week when are we going out to fly the jets again........ sigh.... Still have everything and in perfect order Blake has become an awesome pilot too! (punk 10 yr old )
Mar 15, 2013, 12:21 PM
Make UAVs, not drones! ;-)
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Congrats Jim! If you ever release an encoder board, I would love to have one in one of my single stick transmitters.

Mar 15, 2013, 01:58 PM
Thermals, Tom
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Originally Posted by jazzboy
Congrats Jim! If you ever release an encoder board, I would love to have one in one of my single stick transmitters.

That would be something.
No issues to date with my Kraft SS and Nanos but it's pretty basic.
Mar 30, 2013, 06:56 AM
I'm a Hitec Fanboy
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Receivers for carbon fuse DLG

Wondering if and when you will have a new sailplane receiver, good for carbon fuse? I have a few nanos but not sure the antennae are long enough to exit the fuse.
Mar 30, 2013, 01:49 PM
The new RFU/Expander combos will be out shortly.
Mar 30, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Is FCC certification not required for that?
Mar 30, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rebell
Is FCC certification not required for that?
FCC has already certified the DivBee module... which is the heart of the RFU, no more FCC'ing needed.
Mar 30, 2013, 11:02 PM
Yep, absolutely no more new FCC requirements for anything we release in the future. The DivBee can be dropped into any product and sold without needing FCC approval.
Mar 31, 2013, 04:03 AM
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Good, that is how I thought it to be.

But, the following had me slightly confused. I understand that the blue LED require more volts, but may I ask then why then is it a problem that a blue LED was not included in the FCC sample?

Last edited by rebell; Mar 31, 2013 at 02:57 PM.
Mar 31, 2013, 03:46 PM
When you get a product approved, the approval must be that exact product. You are not allowed to change any part values, which would include the LED type, unless you file for a "class 2 permissive change". This requires partial re-testing of the device.
Last edited by JimDrew; Mar 31, 2013 at 06:27 PM.
Apr 01, 2013, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by JimDrew
The new RFU/Expander combos will be out shortly.
Hear that noise? It's me anxiously drumming my fingers.

How will we know when we can order these, Jim? Do we need to watch the XPS website or will you make an announcement here in this forum?

And what kind of initial quantities do you expect to have available? Will there be plenty for everyone or will a lucky few get some and the rest of us have to wait?

Finally, do you have a price yet?

Apr 01, 2013, 10:27 AM
Announcement will be made via our email list (customers who have previously ordered from our online store), our website, and of course here.

The first batch is just a few thousand pieces, but as soon as they arrive are tested the next (larger) batch will be built. Since this is the first time that othe radio systems will be supported, the market is much larger, so stock is something that I will be paying attention to. I have figured out pricing for the individual pieces yet. We have cables of various lengths, and other associated items to work out pricing for as well.
Apr 01, 2013, 10:35 AM
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sell 'em a crimp tool and tell 'em to man-up already

(I dig my crimp tool, every extension a custom length)
Apr 02, 2013, 05:05 PM
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"Crimp" - ? Did you mean to say Crip, or Chimp. Just not sure what a Crimps, is...

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