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 Post subject: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 1:42 am 
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Hi all my article has been published. I was going to do a build thread on here but I figured I'd throw a link instead.

http://flitetest.com/articles/how-to-ma ... wave-vtx-m

It is a project that makes the airwave VTx module a motherboard so it works.

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 Post subject: Re: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:19 am 
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Congrats, Steve! I can carve a canopy plug and make a fiberglass mold, but that electronic stuff is total magic to me.

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 Post subject: Re: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:37 am 
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My problem with making plugs and moulds is the waiting part.
I just imagine electronics are plumbing. If there is no flow of water then the " taps" don't work...

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:00 pm 
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In the Air Force we said that the British made Lucas relays ran on magic smoke. If the smoke got released the relay would no longer work.


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 Post subject: Re: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:25 am 
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Nicely done Steve, I think there should be a note that some Vtx's are 3.3V (tx5823) and the same could be done with a different voltage reg.

ugh lucas...the prince of darkness...


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 Post subject: Re: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:04 am 
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Cheers Beerman,

I just designed it for the Airwave 25mw unit. Bruce on RcModelreviews.com did a slightly different one for another make of vTx.

anyone who wants to add things can but I am not qualified to talk about the other makes of Tx. I am not strong on electronics, which was why I posted it. I was so shocked it didn't release the smoke that I figured if I can do it anyojne can :lol:

/Steve


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 Post subject: Re: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:10 am 
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Here's my contribution, I needed 5v for the #16 keychain cam and 3.3v for the vtx on my quad.
I robbed the 3.3v reg off of an old hard drive and the caps too.


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 Post subject: Re: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:13 am 
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You guys scare me with your wickedly brilliant minds. :thinking

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 Post subject: Re: I got published on flitetest
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:01 am 
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Nice I am going to try one of those cameras, but rcmodelreviews didn't rate it because
it cropped the image too much when using fatshark goggles... Have you tried?
Report back with onboard footage please !!

/Steve


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