• Model Airplanes

    From KK4QBN@KK4QBN to K7elh on Thu Jan 12 04:51:14 2017
    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: K7elh to KK4QBN on Wed Jan 11 2017 08:02 pm

    Anyone here into model airplanes?
    That would be me, I believe a few others are also, what you need to
    know? Check out my channel on youtube KK4QBN

    Isn't there an Amateur Radio channel for RC? I've not been able top find

    Are you speaking of control frequencies in the amateur band? Yes, they are called the ISM portions of the Amateur frequencies, and MANY MANY companies and individuals are transmitting on them illegally. Like your favorite 5.8ghz Video downlink that MILLIONS of toy grade multirotors are transmitting on now? An Amateur License is required to TX on these, yet the companies and people are still doing it. the FCC just hit Hobby King with a big fine not too long ago for selling receivers that operate in the ISM band without stating they are required to have amateur license.

    Hobby king replied to them "We are very small company, we about to shut down"

    Hobby king is the LARGEST provider of RC and ELECTRONIC gizmos in China, US, and probably the world. but they don't give a crap to follow rules, I don't care to purchase cheaper items from them (1) Im licensed to use them, (2) their cheap (3) if they screw up I charge back through paypal. But yes.. A lot of stuff is illegaly being run on amateur bands. I'm working on getting a UHF module to wire into my FSi10 so I could stick a GPS board, an ardunio board and a camera on my glider and fly it about 15 miles out and back with the power we're legally able to TX, but it is now illegal per the FAA to fly FPV (Cameras and goggles) the law states LINE OF SIGHT. But it does not say whether it is visual sight, or RF LOS. hahaha.

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  • From Ed Vance@CAPCITY2 to K7elh on Thu Jan 12 23:57:00 2017
    01-11-17 20:02 K7elh wrote to KK4QBN about Model Airplanes
    Howdy! Eric,

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    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: KK4QBN to K7elh on Wed Jan 11 2017 06:30 pm

    Anyone here into model airplanes?
    That would be me, I believe a few others are also, what you need to know? Check out my channel on youtube KK4QBN
    Tim Smith (KK4QBN)
    KK4QBN BBS

    Isn't there an Amateur Radio channel for RC? I've not been able top
    find any info on it.

    In the 1970's Cincinnati, Ohio held a yearly Hamfest for OM's Only.

    The one I went to had for its entertainment several (6 or 7?)
    Radio Controlled Airplane flown by Amateur Radio Operators on Amateur Radio Frequencies.

    It was announced over the Public Address System for everyone to turn OFF
    their Handi Talkies so the aircraft being flown by the Hams wouldn't get
    any interference.

    "I think" the frequencies being used to control the planes were in the
    lower part of the 6M and 2M Ham Bands.

    IIRC after about a half hour or so the flying had to end early because
    someone accidently keyed their radio and all the airplanes were brought
    down before a accident or crash happened.

    One of the planes had 'bomb bay' doors on it and Snoppy parachuted out
    of the plane. Cursed Red Baron!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I didn't take time to try reading Part 97 to see which Ham Band Segments
    could be used for Radio Controlling Model Aircraft before I started writing this message, but I'm sure You will find it under a Mode for MCW
    (Audio Modulated Continuous Wave) A2 ??? or something like that.

    Hope this helps.

    73 de Ed W9ODR


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  • From xfdrak@PHARCYDE to KK4QBN on Wed Jun 21 18:04:54 2017
    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: KK4QBN to K7elh on Wed Jan 11 2017 06:30 pm

    I think the scenario for me would play out thusly.
    1: Buy expensive toy.
    2: Buy expensive accesories for toy.
    3: Play with toy for a few weeks.
    4: Toy collects dust for a while.
    5: Toy gets played with for a few weeks.
    6: Bored now.
    7: Let's glue some Estes rocket engines to the wings and remote ignite them.
    8: Expensive bill for breaking someone's windshield as toy spirals out of control at 1000 kmh.

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  • From KK4QBN@KK4QBN to xfdrak on Thu Jun 22 01:44:39 2017
    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: xfdrak to KK4QBN on Wed Jun 21 2017 18:04:54

    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: KK4QBN to K7elh on Wed Jan 11 2017 06:30 pm

    I think the scenario for me would play out thusly.
    1: Buy expensive toy.
    2: Buy expensive accesories for toy.
    3: Play with toy for a few weeks.
    4: Toy collects dust for a while.
    5: Toy gets played with for a few weeks.
    6: Bored now.
    7: Let's glue some Estes rocket engines to the wings and remote ignite them. 8: Expensive bill for breaking someone's windshield as toy spirals out of control at 1000 kmh.

    thats the differnce in buying a "Toy" and a true hoby grade RC product, d'nt get me wrong. multorotors are excellent camera platforms but BORING to fly. eve aerobatic one. the real fun is in fixed wing..


    I especially love seeking out thermals with gliders. it takes skill, and I would'nt dare put a GPS unit on one unless I was planning on making a full fledged commercial or military drone.

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  • From Daryl Stout@TBOLT to KK4QBN on Thu Jun 22 10:50:00 2017
    Tim,

    I especially love seeking out thermals with gliders. it takes skill, and I K>would'nt dare put a GPS unit on one unless I was planning on making a full K>fledged commercial or military drone.

    One of the enticements of ham radio is being able to use the RC
    aircraft in the 6 meter band. There are quite a few hams locally who do
    this.

    Daryl, WX1DER
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  • From KK4QBN@KK4QBN to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 22 18:37:06 2017
    Re: Model Airplanes
    By: Daryl Stout to KK4QBN on Thu Jun 22 2017 10:50:00

    I especially love seeking out thermals with gliders. it takes skill,
    and I would'nt dare put a GPS unit on one unless I was planning on
    making a full fledged commercial or military drone.

    One of the enticements of ham radio is being able to use the RC
    aircraft in the 6 meter band. There are quite a few hams locally who do this.

    yes, and when/if I ever get up enough money.. I will also!

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