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Re: surface radios for subs

Postby Sub culture » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:19 pm

No that wouldn't work.
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Re: surface radios for subs

Postby Wheelerdealer » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:50 am

It would if each 'transmitter' had its own crystal of different frequencies and you had 2 receivers in the boat :) Still much easier to get an 8Channel set to start with.
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Re: surface radios for subs

Postby GreyAkula52 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:35 pm

My Solution........ Buy A Multi Channel Aircraft Radio ( # of Control Channels To Give You
What You Want To Do) and Have It Converted To 75MHz.

I Just Had A Good Looking ( Inside And Out ) 72 MHz Futaba 8 Channel Converted
To Surface. Works Like A Charm. :D So, Before You Buy That "Great Radio", Call Tony At
Radio South And Ask Him If He Can Do The Conversion For You. :wink:

Just A Thought! :idea:

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Re: surface radios for subs

Postby flying jeep » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:37 pm

Cptn Andre, any chance he can convert early non gold seal ( wide freq ) aircraft radio to surface freq?
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Re: surface radios for subs

Postby Sub culture » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:15 am

Wheelerdealer wrote:It would if each 'transmitter' had its own crystal of different frequencies and you had 2 receivers in the boat :) Still much easier to get an 8Channel set to start with.


Well yes, but I think the technical term for that one is 'a right old bodge-up'! :P

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Re: surface radios for subs

Postby balsaboatmodels » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:14 am

The 75mhz thing got my attention.

Have a 4 channel Airtronics on ch74, 75.something mhz, bought in 2006 hat has not been used yet.
And a kit for Dumas, Blue-something sub from same year, still not built.
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Re: surface radios for subs

Postby flying jeep » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:24 pm

Ok guys, after all that I bought a Tracker III from Mikes Subworks at the regatta here in Indy last August. It works but has a servo buzz on all channels. Mike has been great trying to help me figure out what the problem is. I even got a second receiver from my wife for Christmas that does the same thing. Polk must be busy as heck as they can't return my call. I've tried trying it out in the middle of the yard as well. I've also tried setting the transmitter to a different channel.
Does anyone have any other ideas???
Thanks,
Jay

P.S. I just found that the only servo that does not buzz with this radio is the one supplied with the radio. Every other servo in my shop buzzed with this radio. Hmm.....How do you return a radio that works great with its own servo?
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