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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by Dennis Jones » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:41 am

Glad you sorted it Mick. If you don't want the AR600E receiver I will probably buy it off you sometime.

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Post by michael hilton » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:44 am

All peace and quiet on the home front. The little chap is far to noisy for me....
Hello Peter, you are so right, it pays to sit back and give the problem some thought...
Hello Dennis, I will try to 'bind' the AR600e again, if it will not bind, you are welcome to the receiver. I have read that there are fake AR600e around.....I think mine is more to do with incompatibility issues.
The voice over commands are 'interesting' on the Quads sounds programme..... :)
All being well I expect to install the electronics this week.
On second thoughts, I will probably route all the wiring through the hole already made in the floor, by extending the wire runs, and use cable 'tidies'. The switches/charging lead/remote start can then be relocated somewhere in the rear cab area....Mick
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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by michael hilton » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:30 pm

Still waiting for delivery of the winch cable I ordered, lost in the post I would guess ?....meanwhile I had a clear out and shift around, ( although you would hardly believe it ).
There are many wonderful and interesting builds ongoing, I am amazed at the achievements, the skill levels are magnificent, well done lads......
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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by michael hilton » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:53 pm

Hello Quad builders....here is a mistake I made earlier....I forgot or missed fitting the winch 'cable' and consequently had to disassemble the motion/audio/batteries/smoker etc, :oops: The cable is 3mm rope spray painted.....Mick
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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by michael hilton » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:33 pm

Hello Dennis, the winch on the Quad is so geared to rotate extremely slowly, you have time to make a cup of tea for one revolution. On my DX6 it appeared as if by magic on toggle switch 'D', so as not to confuse myself I left it there. :D.....Mick

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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by michael hilton » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:45 am

Welcome to the Forum Fabian. Hello all, sorting the wiring out for a cleaner look. Thought I would run the smoker and sounds. Come on 'gels', or is it just me....?
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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by Peter Silcock » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:26 pm

Doubt whether it would pass an emissions test- new O2 sensor perhaps?

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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by michael hilton » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:05 am

Hello Peter, too true....if I remember correctly, blue smoke denotes the engine is burning oil....white smoke means incomplete combustion....go figure :roll: I finally decided to route and extend all of the wiring for remote/smoker/motion module/charging etc, through the indicated hole and into the equipment boxes under the crew cabin floor.....Mick
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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by michael hilton » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:10 am

Marking time at the moment....living out in the 'sticks' I am awaiting delivery of EC5s, silicone wire, grommets, etc,. I started re-routing the wiring with switches, to appear in the equipment boxes. This looks to be the most convenient location. Extending the wiring and so on....
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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by Peter Silcock » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:48 am

Its coming on Michael and a very neat job too. Its always a bit frustrating when you run out of wire connectors and such. If I remember correctly Thomas on his site recommends twisted wire to the speakers from the sound card. I cant remember why - was never much good at physics. Might be worth a quick check.

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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:29 am

> twisted wire to the speakers from the sound card

Modern "Class D" amplifiers create the audible sound signal by modulating a high frequency digital signal. The digital signal is in the 250kHz range, so is not audible to the human ear but it can cause interference to other digital devices, as the speaker wires can act as antennas.

High end amplifiers use filters to remove this digital signal before it leaves the amplifier board but cheaper ones sometimes use the inductance of the speaker coils as part of the filtering.

By twisting the speaker wires together, there is a cancellation effect, which reduces the transmission of the signal.

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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by Dennis Jones » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:36 am

A fountain of knowledge our Adrian !!

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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by michael hilton » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:39 am

Thank you Peter and Adrian, I can follow your thoughts and recommendations. There is sufficient twisted wire for the speakers. I increased the length of the speaker wire somewhat to route these cables, Speaker/Steering Servo/Motor through a 'cable tidy' Thanks again lads. All being well I should have the wiring sorted over the weekend :roll: ...Mick

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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by Peter Silcock » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:15 pm

By twisting the speaker wires together, there is a cancellation effect, which reduces the transmission of the signal.

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Ah that explains it Adrian - thanks for clarifying.

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Re: Quad, Mick, for the use of.

Post by Martin Taylor » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:45 am

Hi Mick, Can you advise how you fixed the end of the winch cable to the cable drum or I am I missing something obvious?? I intend to use 1.5mm wire rope. Also what is the correct fitting for the "outboard" end of the cable eg.hook/loop ?? and is there a known supplier of such bits?
All help gratefully received.
Martin

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