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Old 10-13-2009, 11:32 PM   #21
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When I get a chance and have a helper,
Have your servo switch a light on by remote, maybe several on different channels w/different colours to make sure you have a good link.

Of course that will be the tree your plane will fly in to when you install that receiver.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:37 PM   #22
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I guess I'm just looking for examples of what others have experienced with planes made from standard construction materials.
For example, something like " I have flown close to the ground (x)number of feet away"

Or "With my Tx antenna collapsed, I get reliable signal for at least (x) feet on the ground, before servos get glitchy"

Or "I never fly low, farther than (x) distance away, cause I lost a plane once doing that."

I understand the signal should improve with height, just looking for some normal plane radio specs, regarding distance limits for reliable control. Hope this makes sense. When I get a chance and have a helper, I'll try a range check, Tx ant fully up, receiver and servos up a tree to simulate plane flying. If a squirrel steals my equipment, I'm blaming Daren!
Thanks, didn't Spectrum do some crazy range test when the radios first came out? Didn't they fly some large plane, with a spotter some huge distance to prove how good their system is?

I really commend you as well for these interesting tests. That barrel test is something I would never have thought of. Keep posting. Daren
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