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    Problem with Skysport 4 transmitter TV4F
    Thought you'd make it a bit clearer Doug. Couldn't remember if there was a TX damage problem with the Xtal out (seemed to remember reading a caution a million years ago). Probably to do with frequency safety issue as you said, (everyones' planes twitching wildly in the pits perhaps) Was pretty sure circuit damage was possible leaving aerial down too long as it warns against it in the Futaba Manual (ie carry range test out within 5 mins or some such). I thought the older Futaba meters were a combined signal and battery meter? John B
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    Ron, I was referring to posting videos so that we could all see them. You posted this question- "I have two videos but am not sure how to post them on youtube. Is there anyone who I could send them along to? " I sent you a PM offering my help and asked in this thread how big the video file is. I got no response to either except "Are you on Facebook?" Doug 😎
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    Yes Peter, hopefully the glue will see this device and submit LOL! Martin.
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    I did this, well sort of, by using the settings in my transmitter, which at the time was a spektrum DX6i. You use dual rates, and exponential settings, I would imagine most modern 2.4 sets have this feature. In simple language, dual rates (D/R) will limit the throw, so by experimenting you flick the switch, and all of a sudden you have limited the throw of the rudder, flick it back for slower speeds and you have full movement. Exponential (expo) nulls the centre stick movement, and is generally on the same switch, so it makes the stick (rudder) in your case less sensitive, so easier to use at higher speed. Just remember though, most transmitters and receiver have aeroplane terminology, so, if your rudder is right stick, this is labelled as the aileron in the instructions, menu and so on
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    MK1 Micro Magic converted to race spec
    Just finished up a Graupner MK1 Micro Magic..this is the boat that came before the racing version, or MKII. This is the 4th MM I’ve built, the ones before we’re MKIIs, one a German kit, 2 were the later Asian manufactured kits. All good boats. Anyway, I found the MK1 on EBay, once it got to the house I decided to use some spares, carbon tube and 3D printed parts to build her up to racing specs. Maiden will probably be this weekend.
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    At long last the new Dry Dock is completed, we now need a new centre piece for the dining room table. It needs to be something interesting to provoke conversation, which the models have done quite regularly. All I have to do now is finish the rest of the stuff that is not in camera shot!!!
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    My old Graupner Optimist which I made from the kit in 1979. It has been sitting gathering dust in my garage for around 20 years since I last used it, so I thought it was about time to give it a bit of a birthday and tidy it up. Originally fitted with a Graupner sail winch (which I later sold) and was sailed with a Futaba 6ch 27mhz FP6FN TX (which was bought in 1978 and is still going fine, but not used any more) I've bought 2 cheapo winches and when I have time I'll get it back on the water (maybe with a motor as well)
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