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01-17-2009 05:42 PM  9 years agoPost 21
nivlek

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I find it odd that the DX6i is the only set (that I know of) that has the power output selectable in its menu . If it was possible to do that on the budget set , why not do it on all of the others ?

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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01-17-2009 06:07 PM  9 years agoPost 22
raptorheli2

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thats interesting, what options does it have?

i guess if it is possible it was an oversight in first place but this is best way to get round it now?

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01-17-2009 06:39 PM  9 years agoPost 23
nivlek

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From the manual :

The power setting screen is used to place the transmitter in one of two power settings. A-EU 328 is appropriate for most European countries conforming to EU 300-328, while B-US 247 should be selected for use in the United States and countries outsde the EU.

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01-17-2009 07:00 PM  9 years agoPost 24
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The power setting screen is used to place the transmitter in one of two power settings. A-EU 328 is appropriate for most European countries conforming to EU 300-328, while B-US 247 should be selected for use in the United States and countries outsde the EU.
lf it can be done as easy as that on the 6 l`d say it rather proves my point.

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Yes, l know it`s against the law and l would never dream of breaking any law even if it`s only there to cost me money.
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exactly.

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01-17-2009 07:30 PM  9 years agoPost 25
mrloudly

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The law says the speed limit on the Motorway is seventy MPH

Do we all do that?

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01-17-2009 07:59 PM  9 years agoPost 26
raptorheli2

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well, put it this way. if the police know you were doing more than 70mph when you crash. you aint being paid by the insurance are you.

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01-17-2009 08:19 PM  9 years agoPost 27
mrloudly

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You're right, and to be fair I sometimes see police on the motorways. Can't ever remember bumping into an OFCOM official at my local field though
The stupid part of it is, a complete amateur can go out, buy a 90 heli, fill it with fuel, kill somebody and as long as they're using a legal radio set, be insured. Madness...
As you say, "we don't make the laws" probably be much better if we did...

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01-17-2009 08:26 PM  9 years agoPost 28
raptorheli2

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ummm, not QUITE true. you need to be certified to fly solo or i assume once again the vicious circle starts. but ffs lets not go there
As you say, "we don't make the laws" probably be much better if we did..
amen to that.

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01-17-2009 08:32 PM  9 years agoPost 29
synodontis

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The stupid part of it is, a complete amateur can go out, buy a 90 heli, fill it with fuel, kill somebody and as long as they're using a legal radio set, be insured. Madness...
not quite, since the amateur in question will need help from someone experienced in order to build and setup the heli in question, so somewhere in this chain will be responsible individuals advising him what NOT to do. (Of course there is nothing stopping such individuals stealing or obtaining well set up heli and dive straight in, but that's rare). Helis require much more commitment and respect for their use than getting a car and joy riding.

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01-18-2009 01:45 AM  9 years agoPost 30
billm

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With all the chatter I see that my radio not be ok in the UK.
Why not? I figure it's 2.4. I did not know the output was the problem. I have a US DX6 is that the same as the UK version. God I hate the gimbels. Thanks for your help and keep the chatter up.
Hope to fly over the pond and fly with all of you. The first beer is on me.

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01-18-2009 07:46 AM  9 years agoPost 31
mrloudly

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"certified to fly solo"

How does this work? I thought there was only "A" and "B" certs? Certainly no certification for newcomers at our club to solo. Come to think of it, we don't even have a heli examiner... There is however, some fantastic flying and we all help each other. Isn't this what a hobby is all about, not rules and petty regulations, if you want that, best route's full size...
A quick look on ebay shows a multitude of ready to go nitro helis (can't spot a 90 at the mo but there's plenty about). I learnt to setup and fly helis many moons ago with an MFA500 in my back garden, with no help... I'm still here, still flying 3D (sort of ;-), and now helping others. To say it can't be done without help though is ludicrous.

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01-18-2009 09:49 AM  9 years agoPost 32
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Can't ever remember bumping into an OFCOM official
I doubt you ever will since they dumped most of the employees when they deregulated most of the frequency bands.
i only know of one man covering East Anglia so you have no chance of seeing anyone from Ofcom and since 2.4ghz is unlicensed its free to abuse.

No one really cares how much power you have

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01-18-2009 09:50 AM  9 years agoPost 33
nivlek

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Come to think of it, we don't even have a heli examiner...
That's another silly quirk in the BMFA certification scheme .
A fixed wing club examiner , can also issue a helicopter 'A' certificate ! The examiner needs absolutely no experience of flying helis or their maintainance , he might never have even seen a heli fly , but he can take you for the exam ! As a matter of fact , I took my heli 'A' with a fixed wing examiner when I was on holiday at the RC Hotel in Corfu !
I have a US DX6 is that the same as the UK version.
I really don't know , but I doubt it - the DX7 sets have different outputs .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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01-18-2009 10:00 AM  9 years agoPost 34
nivlek

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I just had a look at Inwoods Models site , and they sell the DX6i tx for £65 , that's currently about 96 USD . If you could live with the DX6i , that's probably the cheapest legal option .

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01-18-2009 10:32 AM  9 years agoPost 35
mrloudly

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It's the same old thing, we love rules here in the UK and everyone is an expert in the implementation thereof...

In fact, there's that many rules I actually get pleasure now from twisting or doing completely the opposite.
I own and run an engineering factory. By law we have to display the "Health And Safety At Work Act" poster. This of course we do, upside down... There is NO rule that says it has to be displayed upright, so why shouldn't it be upside down???

This country is stifled by ridiculous rules, it's time we all stood up and said a collective "BOLL.X" to those in high viz jackets

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01-18-2009 01:40 PM  9 years agoPost 36
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By law we have to display the "Health And Safety At Work Act" poster. This of course we do, upside down... There is NO rule that says it has to be displayed upright, so why shouldn't it be upside down???
Hey nice idea, this probably gets it noticed more than ever. We do a similar thing with our speed limit signs at work. The limit is 10mph on site, so we display 9.5mph .It gets so much attention from people attending site that it works by being stupid and getting noticed

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01-18-2009 05:19 PM  9 years agoPost 37
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Mrloudly

Boy do i agree 100% with you.

I work for TNT and the amount of stupid H+S rules we have to adopt is crazy and gets added to on a regular basis.

This country is overregulated to say the least.

As for the 2.4ghz thing,its just crap,i know several people using US Spektrum gear here,i will happily fly alongside them all day long.

The fact is a beginner CAN buy a heli,apply for his BMFA insurance and then get it airbourne with no outside checks or assistance.

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01-18-2009 05:49 PM  9 years agoPost 38
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I would have a chat with Inwoods when you get over here. I have just bought a DX6i from them for less than £40, for tx only deal. I have just had a look at mine and the power is indeed changeable for the country you are in. This in my opinion is a bonus and should be available on the dx7 but it isn't.
Hope your stay in Britain is a happy one

Good luck
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01-18-2009 08:35 PM  9 years agoPost 39
tim deakin

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Just fly and dont worry about it!

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01-18-2009 08:47 PM  9 years agoPost 40
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Just fly and dont worry about it!
Yes very responsible! Its not so much if the insurance pays out it will be whether they renew next year is the issue!

Are you actually aware there are very few insurance companies doing insurance for our hobby and other sports?

Without them we dont have any! Even if we can get insurance there would be a higher premium.....The insurance companies already have a few claims processing now and its in the millions level.

Without going into details these were accidents that happened a few years ago and are coming to a head now.

This level of idiocy is unbelievable.

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