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June 29th, 2004, 12:48
Has anybody used the hitec eclipse 7 radio with AFP? I would like to know if you leave the antenna down or if you extend it. I have the spectra module in this TX and I have been told that I could burn up the module if I use the TX for a extented time with the antenna collapsed.
June 29th, 2004, 16:08
I don't have an hitec eclipse, but I know about the antenna problem. Strong transmitters can burn when the antenna is too short, because when it is they can't release all their energy. For RC-transmitters you don't have to worry about this, because they are not that strong, but some transmitters can be damaged when you totaly remove the antenna.
June 29th, 2004, 22:04
the spectra module does get very warm after about 5 minutes with the antenna collapsed. Hitec was no help on this issue as there reply was not to use the TX with the antenna down. So I guess I have to sit in front of the computer with the antenna up hitting the monitor. My wife thinks I am nuts.
June 29th, 2004, 22:19
That is not very common. Is your transmitting module removable? I have an Multiplex MC2020 and I always remove my transmitting module to save my batteries. Maybe you can do the same to look a little bit smarter...
[ 30. June 2004, 00:24: Message edited by: Luuk ]
June 30th, 2004, 00:05
I did not know you could do that. Yes it is removable. Hitec is like a Futaba radio.
So I remove the module and turn on the TX with antenna down and nothing should burn up. I hope. Thanxs for the help, I will try this tonight.
It is about 7 o`clock here in Florida and very hot.I used to live in Germany ( Ludwigshafen am Rhein ). Moved to Florida in 1975. I have been sweating ever since. What is the weather like in Holland?
[ 30. June 2004, 02:06: Message edited by: microeng ]
June 30th, 2004, 08:23
Nice to help you out.
The weather in Holland is not bad, it's about 15° Celcius but I hope it gets warmer soon because I like hot weather. Success with AFP!
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