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New Trumpeter Kilo 1:144 Build

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    • #92
      Tiny seam, but I am ok with it

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      • #93
        Since I use in my saltwater pool, and have to run the RX antenna up an antenna rod which will stay above the water I am going to use 2.4 Ghz system and give Bobs 2.4 Ghz antenna extension tutorial a go. RX & TX should arrive today. I chose the Flysky FS-i6xF. I learned years ago not to use a TX that has a moveable antenna, they always break.
        Last edited by biggsgolf; 02-20-2021, 11:07 AM.

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        • #94
          Finishing touches on the hull seams…. using a heating blanket Click image for larger version

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          • #95
            Replacing servo connecter wires with navigation lighting wires. Will connect to channel 6.
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            • #96
              Originally posted by biggsgolf View Post
              Replacing servo connecter wires with navigation lighting wires. Will connect to channel 6.
              Exacly how does that work? You solder a LED on + and signal and switch it on by activatiting the specific channel?

              Jörg

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              • #97
                Correct, I solder all LED’s, then spray Tech Spray Turbo Coat, then seal with Heat Shrink.

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                • #98
                  I also use a waterproof connector ( available on Nautilus Drydocks) on the wet side which then feeds the lights in the upper hull

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                    Happy to reprt that I successfully completed attaching a testing RG-178 Coax to the RX. The wet side will be set inside a Mast. Also installed a switch (under the blue tape). LED cabling has been run thru the bulkhead as has the RG-178 Coax. Please know that the RG-178 comes in various diameters. The photo of the Navi Lights is to show that I flattened them to make it easier to mount to the Sail Walls. Being 1:144 Scale I am going to make holes in the Sail and mount them inside, not protruding thru the holes as they would be huge! I am also installing a White Rudder light and an amber blinking Mast Light.



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