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Nomad

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Hitec Optic6 digital TX and RC
« on: November 16, 2006, 11:42:34 AM »

I have been studying the manual very thoroughly for the TX, and came across the failsafe setting for the TX.
From what I understand when this is used and the reciever loses signal from the TX the failsafe in the RC kicks in and goes to a preset sequence, dive planes up and blow ballast as an example.
Hence no need for a seperate failsafe to be purchased.
Would this be correct?
Thanks
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Malc Reade

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Re: Hitec Optic6 digital TX and RC
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 02:54:32 PM »



I have a Hitec Optic 6.  I think I need to get my nephew (9) to translate the manual for me....

Alternatively, I'll need to do a degree in transmitters?  ;D ;D

Malc



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Re: Hitec Optic6 digital TX and RC
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 03:31:22 PM »


What happens if you plug it all together and try it out?
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Nomad

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Re: Hitec Optic6 digital TX and RC
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2006, 04:20:40 PM »

Good idea, doh, why didnt I think of that, will switch off the TX when she is under the water at the weekend(Fingers crossed) it does work.

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Re: Hitec Optic6 digital TX and RC
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2006, 04:41:46 PM »

Can you program a delay time of say 5-6 seconds into the built in failsafes?

If not, then they may be of limited use. Most failsafes are aimed at aircraft modellers, where you are transmitting, erm, through the air. With submarines, we are transmitting through a much more viscous medium, thus radio glitches are the order of the day. If the failsafes trigger immediately you can guess what effect this will have on your submarine.

Thus failsafes designed for submarine use tend to have a failsafe that kicks in after a few seconds, long enough to ignore glitches, but trigger when a major signal failure occurs.

Andy

Nomad

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Re: Hitec Optic6 digital TX and RC
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2006, 04:55:58 PM »

Understood, will check it out over the weekend about the failsafe time limit.
It doesnt say anything about it in the manual :-[
Better yet, will annoy the good lady and use the bath Friday :P and check the net for further details.
It would be nice if it worked ok with a time limit, and save a few bob on a seperate failsafe:)
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