Mk3.1 FF system 2.4ghz - Possible Interference?

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  1. Cam Batten

    Cam Batten Member

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    Hi Guys,

    What are the thoughts on signal interference from this http://www.rtmotion.com/page/product-info
    with a 2.4ghz reciever for the gimbal, as well as 2.4 ghz rx for the craft? (MR)

    I will be running Futaba 8fg for the gimbal remote, and Jeti DS-16 for the MR system, can anyone confirm if this setup will run without troubles with the follow focus?

    Cheers,
    Cam
     
  2. Mark MacEwen

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    I'm also getting one and would like to know the answer to the above question pls
     
  3. Gary Haynes

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    Cam I've never heard of anyone using or needing follow focus on a copter. You may be the first thusa test pilot.
     
  4. Brad Meier

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    Cam, I don't have a definite answer but I would think that since your futaba unit is specifically paired to that receiver you should not have a problem. Just my thought though
     
  5. Cam Batten

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    I thought the same Brad, thanks for the thoughts.

    Gary - the FF will primarily be used for shoots not on the copter, however I have a few idea's in mind that could be used from the air and would like to make sure it's all safe before testing. I won't have my unit for a little while yet so somebody may try it beforehand
     
  6. Justin Marx

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    Hey Cam, your good.. Tested it today, no issues at all.
     
  7. Gary Haynes

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    Justin was your test a ground test or on a copter in flight?
     
  8. Justin Marx

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    Hey Gary,

    It was on the ground.
     
  9. Gary Haynes

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    I think Cam wants his airborne which sometimes has different results as many of us that fly them have learned the hard way :)
     
  10. Justin Marx

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    Hahah gotcha..
     
  11. Angus Benson-Blair

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    Given that the TX is not mounted on the aircraft I would say that you will probably be fine. The best way to approach this is to test gradually. Luckily you are using a DS-16 which is an amazing TX. Make sure you use the DS-16s antenna strength telemetry feed to see how things are going. Start by doing ground tests ie aircraft on the ground and testing to see if you get comms when lets say 500m away. Then take her up and start testing distance again. Done correctly there is very little risk in this (providing you have a good failsafe setup).

    Also, another thing to consider with the DS-16 is using two RXs on the aircraft and using the Enlinks to provide a genuine dual redundant comms link between you and the aircraft. The Enlinks are a bit messy as you need one per channel but this has to be one of the very safest setups out there at the moment.
     
  12. Cam Batten

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    Great advice, thanks Angus and all who replied. Looking forward to some testing!
     

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