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Re: Antennas

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:58 pm
by boatbobber
OK OK I get it !!!! Of course I will test, that is all I have been doing for three years. Unfortunately, my experience with electronics is limited at best but I can say I know a lot more now than I did three years ago. I may try to project the exposed section of the wire antenna out the top of the boat just to see how much improvement is gained in range. My latest problem is not enough power to the micro jet drives, so my engineer suggests we jump up to an 11.1 volt battery to throw more juice to the brushed motors. Well, my engineer is a great cad design guy with strong experience in water tight design but he knows less than I do about RC electronics. I contact my battery person in China and she ships me a custom 11.1 volt battery to fit in my battery compartment. Not so fast, I remember my electronics guy telling me something a year ago about the rx circuit board not being designed for any more than 7.4 volt. Now I have a great battery but I am waiting for my electronics to be redesigned to handle the extra voltage. I am hopeful that if I hang around here long enough I might be able to save some steps. I do see light at the end of the tunnel, I just wish it was a little brighter...Jeff

Re: Antennas

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:29 am
by kaptain_zero
Sorry, didn't mean to go off the deep end on you.....<grin> It's just that I've wasted a lot of my youth jumping to conclusions.

Oh... and one last thing...... just make sure that the faint light you see at the end of the tunnel isn't really a train coming the other way! :twisted:

All the best and I hope your project works out in the end.


Kaptain "I never know when to say when" Zero

Re: Antennas

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:33 am
by Burnt Toast
the Spektrum DX5 , stay away from these in rc boats , they are rubbish .
Im using the Turnigy 2.4 9x its great so far , cant falt the setup at all .
Im about to put a RX in to a carbon fibre hydro hull .