1. Got a question or need help troubleshooting? Post to the troubleshooting forum or Search the forums!

Sky shots

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ben R, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Ben R

    Ben R Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2014
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    88
    boo hoo... yea they're poor quality. its an old camera
     

    Attached Files:

    Frankn and Mike Kelly like this.
  2. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    21,722
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    Flown from a printed quad I hope.

    (Ours are a hoot)
     
  3. Ben R

    Ben R Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2014
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    88
    no .. not printed
     
  4. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    21,722
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    Then print a couple already :)

    We printed a smaller one and a ginormous one...

    Not cheap, the money is all in the electronics, but fun to do.
     
  5. Ben R

    Ben R Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2014
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    88
    #5 Ben R, Mar 8, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
  6. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    21,722
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    There is an entire thread on this. As for radios... These days 2.4 GHz is the one. We back fit our older futaba radios with those transmitter modules. Works like da bomb.
     
  7. Ben R

    Ben R Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2014
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    88
    I do enjoy the short antennas at least. But I have 30 years of radios in a box... all my newer ones are using an older version of these
    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/transmitters/2238tq24ghztraxxaslink2ch
    I would get them used from people with broken traxxas crap. Only thing still running am or fm are some old tamiya M chassis cars. I just love it when someone turns on their new digital car and sends mine into the wall. I guess FCC threw away the old xmitters? or is it just that the 2.4 is digital just unregulated.
     
  8. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson ༼ つ ◕_ ◕ ༽つ
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    21,722
    Likes Received:
    7,084
    The 2.4ghz ones are all digital and self-addressing (like self-assigned IP addresses) for non-conflicting addressing.

    If you have anything like a futaba 7/8/9 with the removable transmitter channel modules you can just get a 2.4ghz module and plug it in. The ones in your photo .. not sure (I remember those, but never used that style). If they only have removable crystals then I doubt you can get a conversion (but I am by no means sure). You can probably find an old futaba (or a clone) on ebay cheap (worst case). We had a couple hanging around from when we did planes and robots.... Never thought they would be reusable :)

    We had replaced the throttle sticks with self-centering ones (mostly for tank-drive style robots) and I had to go find the old throttle sticks and wire them back in).
     
  9. Frankn

    Frankn Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2015
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    22
    I use to fly RC planes. Built a kit controller and receiver But that was back in the days of 54 and 27 frequencies Digital proportional had just came in. You must have the same bucket list. I have a printed UFO on my list. One motor in the middle with servo controlled louvers on the bottom to make it go in any direction.. Hay, I can dream can't I ? lol Frank.
    Sorry, I never painted a UFO. You will have to settle for the Wrights
     

    Attached Files:

    #9 Frankn, Mar 14, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015

Share This Page