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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 07:36 am
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Tony, suggest you read my original thread first for more details on the origins of my layout, might help.

How long it takes to learn depends on the individual and how they learn.
Best method is with an instructor and a suitable beginner aircraft. Regular use of an r/c program such as FMS (available free on the web) hooked up to the transmitter you are going to learn with via an adaptor will speed up the process.
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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 09:31 pm
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Morning Bob, it has that cool nip in the air again a bit cold to sitting out side for the fist morning coffee.
Will go back and have a look on your early posts.

WOW RC planes have sure come a long way with that word  technology, quite a few different ones as well, checked out FMS and couldn't believe it seeing 72nd scale planes flying out of a blokes hands.

All I need to buy is a transmitter, they are cheap enough now as well, do most of them come with USB support .have seen iPhones have an app as well .

Hopping to build the bus wire plug panel for the third station module today, the hot days are well gone now we had 29  degrees yesterday, the way I have designed the panels makes it easy to connect the bus wires with ease, pics on my last post.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 10:40 pm
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This the sort of adaptor you get.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Flysky-1024-Simulator-USB-Cable-FS-SM100-for-FS-GT3B-GT3-GT2-GT2E-VRC-TH9B-X-FMS-/191966157110

If you get a tx that runs DSM2/DSMX you can also use the radio to control battery radio trains using Deltang rx/esc's

However before buying a radio you need to talk to whoever is going to teach you to find what mode they use so you get a compatible radio. This isn't the forum for that, go enquire at your local club before spending money.
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 Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 10:59 pm
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Robert that needs to be DSM2/DSMX.
As far as I know, the early DSM R/C such as the Spektrum Dx6 is not compatible.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 3rd, 2017 12:30 am
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Yes, typo ,thanks for pointing out Tony. Fixed.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 3rd, 2017 09:11 am
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Thanks Bob, Tony, a new hobby I can look into if my health stops me from setting my layout up, so long as I get a few years running trains..
Always being interested in RC planes.
Tony.

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I know a bit about flying R/C. Well, rather, I did know a bit once upon a time.
Started flying in 1958 with home built single channel R/C. My Dad was a founding member of the Victorian MARCS Group.

Later we used Grundig multi channel tuned filter R/C. Not Digital Proportional. Just ON - OFF on each channel.
Retired after the 1965 Canberra Nats when I wrecked every model I had. To say the least, my Dad was not happy. He gave up R/C and concentrated on 3.5" Live Steam.  Found out later the Bonner servos were worn out from usage.

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Yes, it was a hit and miss approach in the early days of r/c, also very expensive. The galloping ghost systems seemed to give the best value for money before the Japanese PPM sets hit the market.
I repaired and built some vintage era equipment for owners.
Being a model train person first the planes were just a sideline. I only had control line and free flight initially but soon got tired of the unreliable little engines so started experimenting with electric power in the early 70's.
These days the r/c hobby is cheap as chips and reliable for the most part.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 01:14 am
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Bob.
I will be passing through Glen Innes at the end of the month on my way to see my Webmaster in Armidale.

Would you care for a visitor for an hour or so on the 28th?

The next day I will be in Newcastle for the GRITH steam up over the weekend.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 04:46 am
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No problem Tony, if you turn up at lunch I can feed you.
.....Now just got to read up on how to prepare a can of beans :>)

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