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  1. It does go away... The irony is, when its...

    It does go away...

    The irony is, when its gone completely the flying gets boring.

    I flew RC for over 20 years and had a long break because there was no excitement in it anymore. Came back...
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    Correct, the majority of flight controllers on...

    Correct, the majority of flight controllers on the market to do not have altitude limits built in.

    In many of the DJI controllers you can manually set an altitude limit and it will not fly...
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    Jamming will only stop some of them. For under...

    Jamming will only stop some of them. For under $100 I can get a flight controller that is programmed by PC before flight to fly a pre programmed course over many waypoints. If you jam the TX signal...
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    +1 for the Taranis. It's the cheapest radio I...

    +1 for the Taranis. It's the cheapest radio I own and the most capable.

    When I started in helicopters my first CP heli was a Blade 400. This cost me $500 and gave me nothing but trouble. Two...
  5. Welcome back. I had a 10 year break also and...

    Welcome back. I had a 10 year break also and came back to the hobby in 2010. What a lot of changes. My old Kraft radio didn't even have dual rates or expo. Now the cheapest 2.4 radio on the...
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    Will this radio have voice prompts via a built in...

    Will this radio have voice prompts via a built in speaker?

    Edit, just found a thread on RCG that claims it does.

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=31645379&postcount=205
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    LOL.. all good, nobody was more surprised than...

    LOL.. all good, nobody was more surprised than me. I definitely agree with you that there are some people flying drones that shouldn't be allowed to.

    Now tell me more about those hot beach...
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    Well, I'll tell you a "friendly" true story...

    Well, I'll tell you a "friendly" true story Bobby… I am a long time RC pilot and started when I was 14 in 1978. Friends, family and neighbours have always wondered why a grown man wants to play...
  9. What size battery are you using? This will...

    What size battery are you using? This will determine the best rate to charge it.

    Forget electricity for a moment and think about water in a bucket.

    Your bucket holds 3 Gallons (Capacity)...
  10. No the JR9303 a nice radio but is an older model...

    No the JR9303 a nice radio but is an older model now and does not do telemetry. Any of the newer Spektrum Radios will do the job nicely and have telemetry.
  11. How close is your transmitter to the receiver...

    How close is your transmitter to the receiver when you are trying to bind?

    Usually you need at least 1-2 meters distance apart or the bind process may not work.

    In some cases the distance needs...
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    Hi, As Porcia suggested the P3 thread on RCG is a...

    Hi, As Porcia suggested the P3 thread on RCG is a good place to get answers.

    You are right, their service centres appear to be backlogged 6-8 weeks.

    They don't want customers doing their own...
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    Sorry about your problem with HK. Agreed, The...

    Sorry about your problem with HK.

    Agreed, The Armatttans are great and who else gives you a lifetime warranty against crash damage?
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    Another mode 1 flyer...I think we are dying...

    Another mode 1 flyer...I think we are dying breed.

    Glad you are happy with the radio. Didn't know mode changes were easy on this one.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Its human nature, people need to vent when they...

    Its human nature, people need to vent when they are unhappy, angry or frustrated. I don't have a problem with that. I do it too.

    Posting about a bad experience with a Hobby Store or a product...
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    Congratulations on your new radio. Your first...

    Congratulations on your new radio. Your first impressions are the same as mine were, it felt lighter and cheaper, and the gimbals were too soft. I tightened them to maximum tension which makes...
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    Even if the pilot has every intention of flying...

    Even if the pilot has every intention of flying safely, clear of airports, below 400ft, these machines still have the "technology" to fly away by themselves.

    This video of a DJI Inspire is a...
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    Congratulations on your new radio. Look forward...

    Congratulations on your new radio. Look forward to hearing your report.
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    Jim I have used HK a lot and I know they are far...

    Jim I have used HK a lot and I know they are far from perfect. I have had a number of problems with non delivered orders and faulty products so I know getting a refund takes far more time and effort...
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    Agreed. If a drone brings down any size...

    Agreed. If a drone brings down any size aircraft and people die the operator would likely be facing manslaughter charges under existing criminal laws.
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    There are some pictures floating about of models...

    There are some pictures floating about of models with colour screens. I don't know much about them but may be worth researching before a purchase.

    They sure look nice.
    ...
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    That would be nice!. Also the Horus will...

    That would be nice!.

    Also the Horus will eventually appear. Looking forward to that one too.

    http://www.frsky-rc.com/product/pro.php?pro_id=144
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    I wouldn't argue with that.

    I wouldn't argue with that.
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    If you changed the word "will" to "may" I would...

    If you changed the word "will" to "may" I would agree 100% with this comment.

    Nobody can say for a certainty that the engine will continue developing power - it may - but there are too many...
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    Sorry, I thought you did in these earlier posts...

    Sorry, I thought you did in these earlier posts...
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