Remote Controlled Drones, Planes and More with Jason Howard, K6DGN – ETH070

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Remote Controlled Drones and More with Jason Howard, K6DGN, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks.

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Tech Corner – Remote Controlled Drones and Jason Henderson - Remote ControlMore with Jason Howard, K6DGN

Welcome to Jason Henderson, K6DGN to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast. Jason has been flying Remote Controlled Planes, Helicopters and Quad/Tri copters since 2009. In 2013, he married his love of RC vehicles to a new love of Amateur Radio.

What does someone need if they want to get started in this niche of the hobby?

  1. A Plane – If you are wanting to go the First Person View(FPV) style, Jason recommends getting a Hobby King Bixler – pusher plane.
  2. Radio – Jason’s personal opinion of the two best radios is the Spektrum & Futaba brands of radio. After looking the some of these and a couple websites, here are the cheapest ones I found. However, if you are looking into getting into this hobby, you might want to spend a little more money on your radio, because, I believe, you can use one radio on multiple vehicles.
    1. Futaba 6K Air 2.4GHz R3006SB

    2. Spektrum DX6E 6Ch Transmitter

  3. Batteries and charger
    1. Hobby King 20A ESC 3A UBEC – This is the battery pack for the Hobby King Bixler
    2. Hobbyking DC-4S Balance Charger & Cell Checker 30w 2s~4s

  4. Camera and goggles
    1. Fatshark 700TVL CMOS V2 100 Degree Fixed Mount FPV Camera NTSC PAL

    2. Fat Shak FSV1103 Transformer Full Panel Viewer

Where can you get RC stuff from?

  1. http://www.getfpv.com
  2. http://www.readymaderc.com
  3. http://www.amainhobbies.com
  4. http://www.flitetest.com
  5. http://www.hobbyking.com

Where can you find the transmitter/receiver that uses ham frequencies?

  1. Dragon Link
  2. TSLRS
  3. Team Black Sheep
  4. Immersion RC – EZ UHF – Most popular

What is the best way to learn how to fly an RC craft?

  1. Realflight.com – With this system, the controller that comes with it is just for the program. Click here to buy on Amazon
  2. Phoenix Flight Simulator – You can buy direct from the company or check out this link from amazon that comes with a radio that you can actually use with your RC vehicle.
  3. Practice, Practice, Practice

 

What kind of RC things do you have?

RC-Planes - Remote Controlled

 

RC Truck - Remote Controlled


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Hamfests

05/27/2017

 

05/28/2017

 

*Information taken from the ARRL Hamfest Calendar

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