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  • I'd love to know how the swappable build goes, I've been seriously considering buying a kit or two, the Spitfire appeals to me quite a bit actually.

    Never considered rigging up an APM to one before though.

  • Thanks for the info gents.  I'm in the process of building my first 'FliteTest' swappable  RC aircraft, so I may end up creating a 'Dusty' drone, or a blunt nose Versa more likely as the first APM equipped aircraft.  I've had an RTF Steadidrone Quad with APM 2.5 before, but I'm enjoying starting from scratch with a fixed wing.

  • It depends on the type of transmitters you are using for your telemetry, if they are frequency hopping such as the 3DR telemetry radios then 915mhz can legally be used up to 1W as long as a minimum of 20 hopping frequencies are used (which I'm pretty sure it does by default) although it only goes up to 100mW you can at least use it full power. however 433mhz can only legally be used without a license up to 25mW because there is no there is no provision in the regulations for frequency hopping, the 25mW restriction applies no matter how you are transmitting.

  • Just make sure if you use UHF RC that you separate far enough your RC channel from your telemetry, otherwise you'll stomp all over your RC link with your telemetry. If you're running 2.4 RC though you'll be right. Good luck, make a post of your build when its done!
  • Thanks Matt, 433 it is!
  • Well, you get approx double the range with 433 as 915, plus 433 is legal in Australia if you have the advanced amateur radio operators licence, whereas 915 is very close to the mobile phone 3g 900mhz networks, so I would recommend 433 unless you're out remote.
  • Hey All,

    I have a quick noob question for Australia; 433Mhz or 915MHz for telemetry?

    Thanks!

  • Wish I could have been there.  Will have to catch up next time....

  • A good day out on Sunday, great to put names to faces! Thanks very much to the guys that made an effort and turned up! 

  • Guys there is a circle memorial, called the federation pavilion. we will be setup on the open area to the right of that in centennial park. Give us a call or SMS on 0423880243 if you get lost! Flying from around 6:45am
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