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    Very Close Call

    Right,

    Got my IBCrazy antenna kit and got it together. Of course I needed to test it so I went out for a flight. My LRS is still on itīs way so I used my 2.4Ghz and 1W wifi Booster.

    Almost cost me my plane.. and my pants.

    Watch and weep.



    P.S. Thanks trappy for your `when in the shit apply throtle and pull upī advice, I think that saved the day, but it sure was scary as hell.
    Last edited by Garbach; 10th April 2011 at 03:02 PM.

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    Wow! That was real close to disaster
    Yeah, Trappy's advice to go full throttle and yank/bank has saved my airplane several times; one time over a lake!
    Glad to see you got her back though

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    Yeah, quite exciting indeed.... and as I was struggling to see through all the static where the hell I was going a car pulled up next to me with some very interested guys wanting to have a look.....

    When I said "hold on a minute, I'm loosing her" they kindly drove off offering to look out for the plane! Friendly dudes indeed!

    Glad as hell I got her back... I'll probably ground myself now until my LRS has arrived.

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    Good you got it back!
    I see, I see, what you don't see..

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    Awesome skills there dude, I could not believe you got that back, well done

    Mark

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    Looks like you had some external interference. Odd because the area is so rural. It looks vacant, but the control issue tells a whole different story. What antennas were you flying on the video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBCrazy View Post
    What antennas were you flying on the video?
    Better yet, what 2.4GHz control system were you flying?

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    R/C gear: Futaba FASST 2.4 Ghz with full range receiver and 1W WiFi Booster on Tx

    Video gear: 500mW lawmate 1.2 Ghz VTx at 1080 Mhz with standard rubber ducky. I have the inverted vee but that gave so much interference with my Rx (made the rudder and elevator do a full deflection) I chose to use the standard rubber ducky. I don't have a low pass filter on the VTx

    VRx 1.2 Ghz Lawmate with IBCrazy fast patch kit.

    Image was still perfect till I banked really hard during the blackout and the loss of altitude.

    I thought the 1w booster would have given me more range but it might be the interference of the VTx because of me not having a low pass filter. Ah well, my LRS is on it's way so that will hopefully help to sort things out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbach View Post
    I don't have a low pass filter on the VTx

    ...

    I thought the 1w booster would have given me more range but it might be the interference of the VTx because of me not having a low pass filter. Ah well, my LRS is on it's way so that will hopefully help to sort things out.
    Yup, there's yer problem. I don't fly 1.2Ghz, but I have seen many comments on RCG that 1.2GHz harmonics cause problems with 2.4GHz control. Could also depend on your setup too. ie: how far away is the vid Tx located?

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    wow, I completely missed that thread. that was intense! very well reacted, kept it cool (at least on the controls) and brought her back in one piece. time to get a LRS!

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