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And I hate to mention, has anybody checked the legalities of modifying tx's from the BMFA and insurance perspectives? I know in the past this has been a definate no no, I'm not aware of the position changing.
Interestingly the new 2012 BMFA handbook (download from website) has a whole section on CE marking and that it's the importers responsibility to ensure the equipment has a valid (i.e. not fake) CE mark, but no mention anywhere Tx conversions.
FRSky hack modules are CE marked.
It's my understanding that it's the unit as a whole that needs to be compliant hence why the DSX9 is different to the JR version elsewhere. I will find out the situation because we have a few shows coming up and a couple I'm going to have some responsibility for, I too need to have a clear conscience!Maybe macman can advise, he seems to be an authority in this area having considerable 1st line experience.
As far as official regulations go, a CE certificate is something the seller needs to have to legally sell anything. OFCOM regulations cover the transmit power level and the specs of the wanted and unwanted RF generated.
I can't see how replacing the rf stage of the tx (using the PPM interface to a module or an internal board, not by changing individual components) is any different from making your own battery pack, or just doing the onboard wiring loom between rx and servos, when it comes to the reliability of the system.
Well you did ask...PDR
I have entered other events, and even the British Nationals using my own designed and built 459 MHz system.
So YOU'RE the one who's always hogging the peg.......
.......using my own designed and built 459 MHz system. But there again, I'm unlikely to interfere with anyone else on THAT frequency..............!
Yes, I'm aware of the Immersion R/C system. At the moment spread spectrum is not officially permitted on 459 MHz, though Ofcom say (unofficially) that they would treat any request for it sympathetically. As a consequence, I've been trying to get an Immersion system for evaluation, but to no avail! Communications with them are best described as "erratic"! Which is a shame.....
Sorry that was meant to be sent as a PM Pete, dunno why it came through as a post... I'm not really venturing outside the antique RC board now, fewer toes to tread on there
Seems perfectly OK to me Phil, please keep your knowledgeable contributions coming!