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  1. Strikes me that this thread is missing some basic points about aeroplanes. To make a turn an aeroplane has to bank and yaw. At the same time. If you look at the pure effects of controls then ailerons control bank whilst rudder controls yaw. And if you put some bank on with the ailerons the plane just flies straight with one wing down. Or if you put some rudder on then the the plane flies straight, skidding (nose offset to one side). The secondary effects of the controls are interesting. In simple terms if you put aileron on and create bank, then generally the plane will also start
  2. I want to be able to swap the Tx out of my plane and pop in an alternative Tx. So I was looking for a simple lightweight connector plug system. Given that I don't use audio - would using servo leads and connectors be sensible? Or is having such connectors in the middle of cable runs guaranteed to generate some nasty interference side effects? Cheers
  3. I'd be interested to know the reply to Luke's question - but I can't find an earlier reply from W3FJW-Ron Cheers
  4. Hi Guys I've had a good play as per the suggestions. The good news is that the horizontal lines are definitely vibration and only occur with the camera/tx assembly in the mount. The camera mount is a simple alloy plate with a hole in it that the camera lens body fits tightly into. My next move will be to try and source some thin rubber/foam servo tape (but thinner) type material to line the alloy mount with, to see if the issue is metal to metal movement between the camera and the mount. Cheers
  5. Hi Guys The camera Tx is a board, not in a tin can, and is heatshrink attached to the back of the camera. The camera is on a pan and tilt. The Tx can only move/vibrate if the camera is moving/vibrating - which is possible given the pan and tilt mounting. There is no microphone. The motor ESC is in the plane fuselage, more or less vertically under the rear portion of the wing. 9" from camera/tx. The plane's rx is on the floor of the fuselage, at the back of the cockpit opening. So approximately 3.5" vertically under the camera/tx. For ease of connection/disconnection I run th
  6. Hi Guys I've got the dreaded horizontal lines on the video when using full power on my motor. The camera and tx both run off a dedicated 2s lipo. Completely separate to the motor. Plane is an EasyStar on the stock brushed motor which has three little capacitors attached. Tx is 10mW 2.4GHz attached to the back of the camera. The lines only seem to appear when on full power. They are not there when throttled back for cruising flight. Any suggestions on how to cure this would be most appreciated. Cheers.
  7. Hi Guys Thanks for the info. I did some trials the other day - ground to ground. With a standard omni directional aerial I was surprised to find that I had a good picture at 400 metres. With an 8dbi patch antenna the picture was slightly better. Aiming the antenna at 45 degrees to one side hardly made any difference. At 90 degrees the picture was poor - but I could still have orientated a model. 180 degrees was unusable. At all angles, putting the patch on its side seriously reduced the picture quality (polarisation is important). I then moved to 150 metres. At this distance
  8. Hi Guys I’ve realised that there are big gaps in my knowledge on aerials – so please excuse the dumbness of these questions... I’m on 2.4GHz and have a 10mw transmitter on the camera on the airplane, with the aerial mounted vertical. I’ve been using the little ‘twig’ omni directional aerial that comes with the Chinese rx. I also have an 8db patch antenna. I’ve tended to use the patch for when I know I’ll mainly be flying in a certain direction and the twig for buzzing around the field. But I do get plenty of outages and at one field I seem to always get the effect that I am looking th
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