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Dec 17, 2006, 03:11 AM
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Landing platform #9 + monster crashes


It looks like the end of landing platforms. The last test flight was a FPV test with the Astak camera and a pylon just for the transmitter antenna. The reception was horrible. It was a black screen most of the time. During the first landing attempt, pulled back on the cyclic after some failed attempts and the tail hit the ground, damaging the forward tail gears again.

So it was off the landing platform and back to skid mounted antennas. Also replaced the receiving collinear antenna with the original whip antenna and the reception improved drastically. Seems the collinear is too directional.

Then the GWS receiver started glitching again. It seems the 2.4Ghz transmitter interferes with the 75Mhz receiver. At another point 230ft away, the cyclic stopped responding. Seems the GWS locks the servo positions if it loses the carrier.
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Jan 02, 2007, 03:53 PM
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Heavy Mods?


With all the work you are doing to this little bird, I am surprised you are still using the stock TB and TR drive systems... Why not add a CF TB and a Belt Drive on the tail? It would prevent loosing the TB during boom strikes, and with proper belt tension, you won't loose the belt if the TR comess in first..

Just a thought..
Feb 11, 2007, 07:48 PM
Nice skate paqrk for a police state...suppose the Russians and/ or the Chinese have that nice of skate parks?


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