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Old 01-29-2008, 04:46 AM
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What's the HUGE HOBBICO announcement ?

I saw on RCU where Hobbico is alerting to a "Huge Announcement" at 10:00am Thursday 1/31 at the Snowbirds Nationals at the Hobbico booth. Anyone have any idea what this huge announcement will be about ?
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:06 AM
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Hmm, what could it be????

My guess is a new engine line.



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Old 01-29-2008, 10:27 AM
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my guess...they are no longer going to support any of the products they sell. sorry, I couldn't resist
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:50 AM
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my guess...they are no longer going to support any of the products they sell. sorry, I couldn't resist
I have been more than pleased with their support over the years.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:19 AM
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If it's happening at the Snowbirds, it's RC Car related, which directly translates into me not caring.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:57 AM
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You have a good point. I didn't know what Snowbird was. Prolly is car related .
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:29 PM
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It is the NEW Radio system that is capable of 100 distinct channels. The servos are "Daisy-Chained" together similar to a Computer network. Each servo has its own "IP" address and the Rx sends out a data string to all servos and each servo extracts only the part of the data string intended for itself. There will be High data rate channels (qty 50) and low rate channels, (qty 50) The high data rate channels will get data at 1024 instructions per second,( at 2048 resolution) and the low data rate channels will be getting instructions at 512 per second, (1024 resolution). The system will have bidirectional data transfer. The initial package will only Tx down to the Ground transmitter when the data string going UP to the model receives 3 data faults per second. (As manifested by an audible tone), and when the data fault rate reaches 6 per second, there is a different audible tone.
There will be a modeling package with the system that will easily create a virtual model with actual servo placement, orientation and geometry. This can be used to nearly simulate the entire radio setup without the model, as long as the geometry is known. And can indicate geometrical errors such as a Pull-Pull rudder setup that has binding!
This will work in concert with a GPS and Accelerometer module that will vitually recreate any flight on your PC. Simply download the data from the FFDR, (FUTABA Flight Data Recorder) into your PC and you can see your flight recreated onscreen. The software also allows the input of Windspeed and barometric pressure.
The GPS and Acceleromter package can be programmed to automatically fly the plane towards the Ground Transmitter should there be a lost link event. The idea is that if the range is exceeded or the Signal-to-noise is exceeded, the plane will fly towards the Tx to gain a better signal.

THIS WILL change RC as we know it!!!!

Don't ask me how I know this!!!!
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:34 PM
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Re: What's the HUGE HOBBICO announcement ?

OH MY!
I'm not just really sure what I just read....... I was busy with my tape measure checking the length of each of my legs. Seems like one is a tad longer than the other.......
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:44 PM
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I heard the "now legendary" Sweed is coming here to be the Nat'l company rep in the US. They needed a "Hard Man" for the job and best of all any purchas over $50 you get a fee bag of "Jallepino's" :Banane24:
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:44 PM
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wow, I got to get me one of them thar "Daisy-Train'd" radidios
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:28 PM
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It is the NEW Radio system that is capable of 100 distinct channels. The servos are "Daisy-Chained" together similar to a Computer network. Each servo has its own "IP" address and the Rx sends out a data string to all servos and each servo extracts only the part of the data string intended for itself. There will be High data rate channels (qty 50) and low rate channels, (qty 50) The high data rate channels will get data at 1024 instructions per second,( at 2048 resolution) and the low data rate channels will be getting instructions at 512 per second, (1024 resolution). The system will have bidirectional data transfer. The initial package will only Tx down to the Ground transmitter when the data string going UP to the model receives 3 data faults per second. (As manifested by an audible tone), and when the data fault rate reaches 6 per second, there is a different audible tone.
There will be a modeling package with the system that will easily create a virtual model with actual servo placement, orientation and geometry. This can be used to nearly simulate the entire radio setup without the model, as long as the geometry is known. And can indicate geometrical errors such as a Pull-Pull rudder setup that has binding!
This will work in concert with a GPS and Accelerometer module that will vitually recreate any flight on your PC. Simply download the data from the FFDR, (FUTABA Flight Data Recorder) into your PC and you can see your flight recreated onscreen. The software also allows the input of Windspeed and barometric pressure.
The GPS and Acceleromter package can be programmed to automatically fly the plane towards the Ground Transmitter should there be a lost link event. The idea is that if the range is exceeded or the Signal-to-noise is exceeded, the plane will fly towards the Tx to gain a better signal.

THIS WILL change RC as we know it!!!!

Don't ask me how I know this!!!!

HUH?
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:37 PM
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It is the NEW Radio system that is capable of 100 distinct channels. The servos are "Daisy-Chained" together similar to a Computer network. Each servo has its own "IP" address and the Rx sends out a data string to all servos and each servo extracts only the part of the data string intended for itself. There will be High data rate channels (qty 50) and low rate channels, (qty 50) The high data rate channels will get data at 1024 instructions per second,( at 2048 resolution) and the low data rate channels will be getting instructions at 512 per second, (1024 resolution). The system will have bidirectional data transfer. The initial package will only Tx down to the Ground transmitter when the data string going UP to the model receives 3 data faults per second. (As manifested by an audible tone), and when the data fault rate reaches 6 per second, there is a different audible tone.
There will be a modeling package with the system that will easily create a virtual model with actual servo placement, orientation and geometry. This can be used to nearly simulate the entire radio setup without the model, as long as the geometry is known. And can indicate geometrical errors such as a Pull-Pull rudder setup that has binding!
This will work in concert with a GPS and Accelerometer module that will vitually recreate any flight on your PC. Simply download the data from the FFDR, (FUTABA Flight Data Recorder) into your PC and you can see your flight recreated onscreen. The software also allows the input of Windspeed and barometric pressure.
The GPS and Acceleromter package can be programmed to automatically fly the plane towards the Ground Transmitter should there be a lost link event. The idea is that if the range is exceeded or the Signal-to-noise is exceeded, the plane will fly towards the Tx to gain a better signal.

THIS WILL change RC as we know it!!!!

Don't ask me how I know this!!!!
I gotta get me some of YOUR drugs!!!!

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Old 01-29-2008, 01:38 PM
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Well... theres another portion of my life I'll never get back. Dang it... Daisy chained together? At that point don't you think it would all be wireless? Each servo has a built in receiver and takes signal directly from the radio.. oh an its solar powered.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:38 PM
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They are going to use glue on all of their ARFs starting right now
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:49 PM
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Sounds interesting to me. It's not close to April Fools yet... so could be! It doesn't sound like a cheap setup though. If true it will push the industry forward - just have to wait a few days to find out.
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