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Old 09-05-2006, 05:20 PM
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Default XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing a new product in the near future that will allow you to upgrade you exiting Futaba, JR, and Hitec radio systems to 2.4GHz.

Our system replaces the existing transmitter RF module and includes a brand new receiver.

This is a professional upgrade, not a park flyer upgrade. Our system offers up to 5 miles of range, no frequency conflicts, the ability to have up to 390,000 people flying at the same time, and gives you the option of having telemetry data.

Information and pictures of the prototype units are on our website.

http://www.xtremepowersystems.net/xtremelink.php
Old 09-05-2006, 05:33 PM
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Very interesting. Great announcement, been waiting for a while for somebody to do it. I guess all the need of multiple antenna's, size and weight restrictions, etc. have been overcome that limit the other system?

Ed M.
Old 09-05-2006, 06:21 PM
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

Better radio chips!
Old 09-05-2006, 08:17 PM
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

How much $$$$???
Old 09-05-2006, 09:37 PM
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MSRP for the "flight pack" will be $179. This includes your choice of transmitter module (JR, Futaba, or Hitec) and one 8 channel receiver. MSRP for the 8 channel receiver will be $99. MSRP for the 10 channel receiver will be $119, and MSRP for the 16 channel receiver will be $149. MSRP for the telemetry system will be $129. Additional sensors will vary in price, depending on what they are. Considering a good 10 channel PCM receiver is right at $200 street price, this system is quite a bargain, besides having its numerous other advantages.
Old 09-05-2006, 10:14 PM
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

Jim, this is the most significant thing to happen to RC in 60 years! Thanks for the announcement.

the ability to have up to 390,000 people flying at the same time
Flying. Boating. Driving. Makes no difference with 2.4Ghz [sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 09-05-2006, 11:01 PM
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

I wonder what the 'official' word from AMA will say on this technology
Old 09-05-2006, 11:56 PM
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The AMA was made aware of the system many months ago. I think the Spektrum radio system has shown that 2.4GHz itself has no real problems. We have just taken it to the next level, and supported your existing equipment.
Old 09-06-2006, 02:06 AM
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And that is what I wanted to hear! Soon we will be able to throw away our frequency pins
Old 09-06-2006, 11:41 AM
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

Jim,
I fly with a TX tray and strap, the TX lays flat on the tray and that little antenna in the module would hit the tray?? i guess i could drill a hole in the tray for it to go thru. V..
Old 09-06-2006, 04:01 PM
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The antenna sticks out about .25" more than the carrying handle.
Old 09-06-2006, 07:32 PM
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

Hi there everyone,

It seems very interesting, this new technology.

But have some question, if I may ask.
First, how do you guys stand by your product, by this I mean if it surpassed the regulated
requirements and also if there is any warranty?
Also, if you guys could or may offer a technical support if any trouble does occur with your setups.

I’m very interested in this new technology “product” and I may consider to use them in the
future, but would really like to know on how you guys will stand behind you product.



Regards,
Danny Koolman
www.arubarcclub.com
Old 09-07-2006, 12:41 AM
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

What about this AMA rule about modifying transmitters from the 2006 manual:

"Any user modification of a Transmitter that might affect the
transmitted signal is prohibited by law and safety concerns. This
includes user replacement of frequency determining plug-in crystals
and use of plug-in frequency modules from another manufacturer.
Transmitter crystal replacement, with or without a change in frequency,
requires transmitter emission realignment by the manufacturer. Use of a
frequency determining module manufactured for use in another brand
transmitter, can result in off frequency and spurious emissions that
cause interference to other fliers."
Old 09-07-2006, 01:15 AM
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Use of a frequency determining module manufactured for use in another brand
transmitter, can result in off frequency and spurious emissions that
cause interference to other fliers."
It's manufactured for use in Futaba, Hitec, and JR. Don't use it in any other brand... yet.
Old 09-07-2006, 10:46 AM
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I plan on switching. Been waiting for this ever since I heard about spread spectrum. I hope with volume that the price comes down on the receivers. I have about a dozen planes I keep in the flying que. Also interested in the warrenty and support.
Edwin
Old 09-07-2006, 12:29 PM
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This will force the major manufacturers to compete on a higher level methinks.
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

Stupid question here...

I've been out of the hobby for over 8 years and am now getting back into it. So my knowledge of radios is now 8+ years old and I was never a big electronics guy back then even. This sounds like the best thing to come along since workable R/C 50 years ago and I want to understand it a bit better.

When flying with the spread spectrum system, do you simply turn your radio on and it scans for a free frequency, then locks on with the receiver? Then you go fly with no concern for interference at all?


Thanks,
Mark

Old 09-07-2006, 03:18 PM
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

Would a 2.4gHz onboard video camera transmitting that close to the Rx effect it at all?
Old 09-07-2006, 04:24 PM
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For those who really want to know how well the 2.4 stuff works - get a Spektrum radio - cheap - and so far -every one I have seen works flawlessly- we did a test with on board recording altimeter -to 2000 ft -plane was tiny up there - it all worked perfectly - I use mine in my lil electrics - til I get the go ahead from Spektrum for approved use in larger stuff
Ther is nothing magic about this stuf - just that current technology allows for an incredible amount of usable information and storage to be stuck in a very small package.
OR go on line (insert joke here) to Horizon and read the info on the Spektrum . It tells the whole story the do's and don'ts inc.
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Default RE: XtremeLink™ - 2.4GHz for Futaba, JR, and Hitec radios

What about modules for Airtronics?
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What about modules for Airtronics?
Bwah-hahah-hahah!!!!
Old 09-07-2006, 07:16 PM
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Couldn't resist!
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I think it is about time we got bulletproof radio links. RC has been at the bottom of the food chain as far as technology leaps it seems. Look at everything else electronic. Quantum leaps. Now it's RC's turn. Hallelujah!! [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Hi folks. Does anyone know if this system wil render gasoline engine spark ignition, electronic or magneto, RFI to the RX a thing of the past? Tom
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Hi folks. Does anyone know if this system wil render gasoline engine spark ignition, electronic or magneto, RFI to the RX a thing of the past? Tom
It should. As I understand 2.4 is way above all that stuff.

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