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Few Questions from a Newbie

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Few Questions from a Newbie

Postby ConcreteTurtle » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:16 am

Hi All,

I'm just starting out and have a few questions regarding subs in Oz...

- What frequency should I be after in the radio gear for my upcoming kit. I understand that 2.4Ghz is a no go, but what else is legal in Australia. Any suggestions on a good place to pick up this gear?

- Are there any hobby shops around the place that bring in kits? I've spoken to a few, but no-one seems to know of any.

Anyway, thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you,

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Postby Slats » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:35 am

Hi mate

36Mhz and 40Mhz are legal.

Nope to Australian Hobby stores - by online.

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Postby redboat219 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:16 pm

Have you tried the Deep Down site?
http://graysubs.tripod.com/

Click on the items on the left side.

Be sure to check out the Model Submarine Systems Australia (MSSA) link.
http://graysubs.tripod.com/home_page.htm
They have a 1/72 scale Los Angeles class kit.
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Postby ConcreteTurtle » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:38 am

Hi again all,

Just a quick follow up regarding radio gear. I'm looking at getting a 36/40MHz Tx / Rx. Are computer radios (PCM) a good idea for subs?

Any suggestions where is a good place to buy JR from here in Oz.

Thanks again guys.

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Postby Slats » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:14 am

Yes you can go computer radio Angus, but get a computer radio that is PPM = FM NOT PCM

PCMs don't work too well with model boat ESCs that typically have a fail safe and don't work well either with fail safes linked to the blow / surface system servo either.

PCM was designed for flyers not boaters or submariners.

I use the Futaba 6 ch computer radio for Castle Hill Hobbies.

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