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02-15-2003 01:27 AM  14 years agoPost 1
LEOJBI

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Hello,
Looking for some info on that optical sensor. How does it work? and who makes it? thanks
Leo

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02-15-2003 02:01 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Heli-Driver

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Arlington, TX

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The optical sensors emit a beam of infrared light and collects the light when bounced back off the bottom of the cooling fan. You need to paint your metal fan flat black except for a 3/8" strip or spoke from center out to the edge.

Mount the sensor as you would a hall sensor and set your sensitivity at the governor.

I sell the kits to make your own, you just supply a servo wire and solder it together.

You can message me or visit my website (Click on the "homepage" link at the bottom of my post) and order them there through paypal. I also have a page there showing the sensors and how they mount on a few helis.

They really work great, I've been using them almost two years and it's still working like new.

thanks,



Raymond

Predator Gasser SE/231 X 2
Century Helicopters

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02-15-2003 07:36 AM  14 years agoPost 3
rcpilotsteve

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BC Canada

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I just bought the parts off Ray to do mine. The schematic Ray includes is very simple to follow. It took less than an hour to construct both Sensors, and I had 95% and 96% signal. Very simple, very effective, why would anyone want to go through the trouble of mounting that little magnet.......
Definitely worth doing

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02-15-2003 12:39 PM  14 years agoPost 4
Hotwings

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Florida, West Palm Beach.

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I agree it's not hard to do, but if you don't want to build the sensor i sell them plug and play, look in my gallery. c-ya ron

Please cancel my clearance, I have the field in sight. Got my RW Turbine Waiver, need lottery!

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02-15-2003 05:01 PM  14 years agoPost 5
Maxx

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Shreveport Louisana

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Leojbi, e-mailed you off-list!
Chris

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02-16-2003 09:04 PM  14 years agoPost 6
tommytee

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NorthEast UK, Newcastle

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March issue of MHW has a comprehensive article on gv-1 optical sensors

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02-16-2003 09:14 PM  14 years agoPost 7
rcpilotsteve

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BC Canada

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Tom, is it good or bad? I don't get the magazine. Enlighten us with an intelligent summary.
I am leaning towards the positive myself, for obvious reasons!!!!

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