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11-05-2004 02:52 AM  13 years agoPost 1
JFields

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Tuscaloosa, Al

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What is the range of our radios? Our we talking miles here? Is there a formula I could use to figure it out?

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11-05-2004 02:53 AM  13 years agoPost 2
rchelifreak

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Melbourne, Australia --M.R.C.H.C. and K.D.M.A.S.--

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roughly 1.5km



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11-05-2004 03:11 AM  13 years agoPost 3
TerryG

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So. Daytona, FL

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A little under a mile. For all practical purposes, its really 'as far as you can see it.'

Once the model get far enough away, it becomes a dot and, although the radio still has full control, your brain doesn't. You lose perspective and getting it back becomes problematic.

With more practice, that distance becomes greater, but it will never approach the actual range of the radio (unless you like REALLY BIG models. )


Terry

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11-05-2004 03:34 AM  13 years agoPost 4
greenboot

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Marblehead, OH

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There is never a distance where the signal disappears. It just keeps getting weaker the further away you get. It depends a lot on a lot of factors like the orientation of the antennas. Your heli will become invisible to the naked eye before you lose signal.

Tom

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11-05-2004 03:39 AM  13 years agoPost 5
nickt919

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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I've always wondered if Curtiss ever approached that distance doing climbouts to the clouds. I don't have the best of vision but his heli sure looks like a grain of pepper as it goes out of sight on some climbouts. Totally amazing stuff to watch.

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11-05-2004 05:07 AM  13 years agoPost 6
JitsuGuy

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Curtis is bionic so the things he can do aren't really things the average Joe can do.

J

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11-05-2004 05:20 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Furious Predator

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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i can do a lot of things Cutris can....i just choose not to, lol
i think with a high climb out, its all a matter of knowing your machine, if it will keep doing what you last told it to do, having a vigor myself i know it does it quite well. Also knowing how fast the machine rolls/flips is another factor, he has had so much practice he could flip it over and put it into an inverted hover with his eyes closed just because he knows the timing.
Well......thats my theory, cuz i dont know anyone that has telescopic eye sight.

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11-05-2004 10:10 PM  13 years agoPost 8
ChristianM

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Oslo, Norway

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Check out these guys they have flown their plane up to 11,200 feet (more than 2 miles) using a Futaba 8UF (http://www.noskylimit.50megs.com/). Probably a little bit higher than what Curtis flies his heli . I would not expect this kind of range closer to the ground since the signals will be attenuated by objects on the ground.

Christian

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11-05-2004 10:25 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Gearhead

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Vt

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I get it, it's a riddle, right,,,

the answer,,, as far can you cast a broad.

LOL

Jim

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11-06-2004 08:40 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Ringding

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Austria

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Curtis can even do a piroflip behind a tree (as shown in this years 3D masters)

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11-06-2004 01:03 PM  13 years agoPost 11
joeyM

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langhorne, pa

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you will lose sight of the model before you lose control of it---ive been a ham operator for over 20 years now and you would be suprised at the range of a signal on fm even if its only 1/2 watt--range is very good due to the fact that the model is in the air above houses, trees, big buildings,etc.---in radio transmission the higher the antenna the better--its just reversed in this situation the reciever is very high and the antenna is on the ground---there are alot of ham ops that like to work through amateur radio sattelites in space and can work through them with very low power due to the height of the sattelite......joe

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