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  • #16
    Which tx and Rx did you wind up getting?

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    • #17
      https://www.mikesfalconry.com/FMV-LE...Mhz-p/2000.htm

      we use the radio tracking receiver rather than GPS as it is less expensive but also much simplier and not needing lap tops etc...
      these transmitters are quite small and Larry is threading their antennae into the Parachute cord, heat shrinking and then putting the body of the transmitter inside orange golf whiffle balls..
      hopefully this will all work. We have different frequencies for each tow line (4) so if one is lost for good, we can switch frequencies and not keep "seeing" that frequency while we are looking for a new one...We are adopting a policy that we will NOT leave a tow line behind this year and plan to make good on that promise to the farmer who had extensive damage to his machinery last fall after our aero tow event last year.

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      • #18
        Well thought out nice!

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        • #19
          Just to be clear, the farmer did NOT have any damage to his equipment from our lines. He did, however, have to stop and collect one before the combine ingested it.

          A hassle for him but no damage.

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          • #20
            Those transmitters/receivers are nice! They would be perfect for Dawn Patrol and other events where the models drop ordinance.

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            • #21
              Am I reading the price right on the receivers? I wonder how the freeflight trackers compare with these systems on performance.

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            • #22
              We don't know either, most of the time we are surrounded by a sea of corn over our heads and we are hoping for the best possible signal to find the lines that otherwise are impossible to locate.
              Heck, even a model airplane in that much corn can be hard to locate as I experienced last year with a fly away towplane and then a dead stick landing 3/4th of a mile away from the field...
              I am putting one of these in my tow plane this week for our event...and future events.
              Last edited by kjkavaney; 07-08-2018, 03:48 PM. Reason: typo

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