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Old 01-30-2008, 06:03 PM
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Re: What's the HUGE HOBBICO announcement ?

The way I heard it described was that Hobbico "hopes" to make an announcement at the upcoming EFEST in Champaign and that it is a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.

Interesting stuff.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:27 PM
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I heard it was an 11


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Old 01-30-2008, 08:25 PM
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Re: What's the HUGE HOBBICO announcement ?

And again.To think I have been accused of having too much time thinking planes and related components!
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:34 PM
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Yep, this site, if nothing else, does make us more comfortable with the addiction. Maybe Hobbico will come out with a pill to make the wives understand!

Oh, by the way... CAMSS69... I need to borrow your prop balancer!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:35 AM
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Yep, this site, if nothing else, does make us more comfortable with the addiction. Maybe Hobbico will come out with a pill to make the wives understand!

Oh, by the way... CAMSS69... I need to borrow your prop balancer!!
Oh THAT prop balancer! Sorry it was a late night...

Nah... sorry it only does certain props... LOL
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:49 AM
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Sure you can borrow it...

Gonna be a long drive from GA though...

Who's this?
I was talking about the "prop balancer" in your avatar!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:02 AM
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New system.... HHHH.....-Sounds like a "Smackdown" for sure! To Infinity and Beyond!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:54 AM
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Re: What's the HUGE HOBBICO announcement ?

Hobbico is buying Horizon.
All JR radios will be absorbed by Futaba systems.
Resistance is futile!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:58 AM
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Now that's funny . . .
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:36 PM
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maybe they should have announced they are on pacific time too?
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:11 PM
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Well.... what is it?!?!?!?!?
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:36 PM
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Hobbico is buying Horizon.
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Resistance is futile!!
Cool you'll get to wear a red shirt !


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....they going to be launching a range of foil hats shiny, shiny side out..........
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:19 PM
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I would cry , then quit the hobby.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:29 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!!!!

What's cool about this is to combine FFDR with the currently in development IEEE 802.11 wireless networking connectivity downlink to Tablet PC's that the judges use. Just think, they will no longer have to figure out if a plane actually stalled into a spin, or stalled a wing and autorotated all the way through a snap roll. Additionally, the tablet PC's will be used to instantly provide audio feedback through the pilots transmitter in the form of a bell (good score) or buzzer (bad score). If the pilot hears a number of consecutive buzzers, he can go ahead and land, get out a cold brew and watch the rest of the contest as a spectator knowing he was going to get hosed anyway.
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