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Sep 06, 2006, 01:34 AM
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Did you try in in a helicopter? With all carbon frame and hard 3D flying. And some serious noise level abord if it's an electric machine.
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Sep 06, 2006, 01:48 AM
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We are testing it right now with a carbonized E-Flite CP Pro.
Sep 06, 2006, 01:49 AM
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a toy heli

get back to us when ya try a full size 90 class heli.
Sep 06, 2006, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JimDrew
Julez, it is not likely that we can make the Rx smaller enough for your application.
Well, an external antenna would be enough to satisfy most of us. Additional modding like replacing the case with shrink tube can be done by oneself.

But hey, I'd be more than happy if the system in the current state will work as advertised. One thing at a time.


Sep 06, 2006, 02:23 AM
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The size of a plane or helicopter is not going to matter. Be it a "toy" or 50% in size, the system works the same.
Sep 06, 2006, 02:35 AM
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well, much as i hope the system does indeed work and do well.
testing in a 300 dollar toy, dosen't inspire confidence. some of us are flying 2000+ helis.
Sep 06, 2006, 03:02 AM
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Give 'em a little time. I'm sure they will test it in all sorts of planes before it finally hits the market.
But one does not use a Ferrari for driving lessons after all, does one?
Sep 06, 2006, 03:06 AM
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a more accurate anology:

ya don't function test your new design ferrari brake pads on a little red wagon.
Sep 06, 2006, 03:40 AM
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sheesh, just because a heli costs $2000 doesn't mean it isn't a toy. and the only difference between it and the $300 toy is maybe a higher vibration level but modern electronics are pretty much immune to this anyways.

Sep 06, 2006, 04:52 AM
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There is a huge difference in noise level (more bearings, more vibrations), a big rotating carbon disc, flat carbon frames which influence the RF and can shadow the antenna, carbon radio trays which influece the antenna construction and much more.

You can't compare that to a plastic toy with carbon look which doesn't even have real carbon parts.

Just because a bicycle brake works on a bike it would be ridicoulus if the manufaturer said it's good for a Ferrari too... same with 2.4GHz radios

I do agree that a $2k machine is a toy too, but a different kind (like mountain bikes and Ferraris are both toys). The proof that it works as well as 35/72MHz systems can't be made without actually flying it in many different machines.

And about modern electronics, some modern synthesizer rx are way more sensitive to noise and especially vibration than the older stuff.

Sep 06, 2006, 07:20 AM

Great system!
BUT: I'd also like to have a detachable antenna like Julez! This is by far easier to install in some planes, in some planes it wouldn't be possible w/o it.

Sep 06, 2006, 07:40 AM
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Just asking about the 14MZ again . It's RF module is quite a bit smaller than most other radios . Would that cause a problem ? I sure wouldn't want to be left out !

Sep 06, 2006, 07:53 AM
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What's with the hounding of Jimdrew about the applicability in a helicopter? If you aren't happy with the testing that is available now, just pick another vendor for your 2.4GHZ needs.... Oh wait, there aren't any others yet!
Sep 06, 2006, 08:13 AM
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Hope this is real. Any test report yet?
Sep 06, 2006, 08:36 AM
I've been waiting for this too....subscribed.

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