R/C rangefinder

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    purple sith
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    R/C rangefinder

    well after a lot of experimenting, research and invaluable help from Jim at Hyperdyne, I now have a fully R/C rangefinder! The transmitter is in the right gantlet, with the reciever in the rear of the helmet, and it works a treat! I had previously installed Hyperdyne's servo kit with the voice rec, but had problems with it working in the field, but this has no problems at all!

    http://www.btinternet.com/~erostang/files/jools1.avi

    http://www.btinternet.com/~erostang/files/jools2.avi

    if you look closely, you can see the LED on the gauntlet flash when the unit is pressed!


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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    How much did it cost?

  3. #3
    purple sith
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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    all in, approx $120. All the parts are available from:
    http://www.hyperdynelabs.com

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    Bountys Hunted's Avatar
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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    That is just toooooo cool!!! Awesome setup, simply awesome.

    How do you like their voice rec? Fit, function okay?

    -Rex

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    purple sith
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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    Thanks for the kind words
    I loved the Voice kit, it fitted in perfectly and seemed fine... until I wore it to a con, and all the background noise threw it out and it just wouldn't work I ended up standing there with all these people thinking I was nut's shouting "TARGETTING ON" over and over to get it working. that's why i decided to go down the R/C path.

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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    Personally, I would feel rather foolish shouting inside my helmet all the time...and unless you had a Fett voice modulator installed, some of you Deep South boys would be like "targheeeeet down."

    But seriously, how much of a pain/electrical knowledge did you need to install it? I think it looks pretty sweet!


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    purple sith
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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    yeah, it didn't sound to hot with a london accent either; watch out it's cockney Fett!
    My electrical knowledge is pretty basic, along the lines of 'this is a battery, and it goes in this hole, lights magically come on', but the instructions that came with the kit were really clear, and any bit's that seemed just too much I bought pre-assembled (like the R/C kit). Appart from that, a few nights in with the soldering iron and the dremmel and it all seemed to work out.

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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    That is just too kool. Thanks for the lead on the parts. I cant wait to get my new helmet. Damn I love this forum.
    Three cheers for the DENT
    ST

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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    Well....

    I know where all the loans for graduate school are going...

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    secol_FETT's Avatar
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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    damn man very cool..... can you post inside helmet pics

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    Account Deactivated thksdad's Avatar
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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    hey, let me just say, that is a pretty kick a$$ set up you got there. i would love to do that to my helmet. its not to bad of a price either. hey, PM me about what i need to get! :-)
    Michael

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    T-Visor's Avatar
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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    Yeaahh, that's Viagra for the rangefinder! 8)

  13. #13
    Rodann
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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    That's really cool. I think I'll finally have to get one of these kits, but I'm confused as to which kit (or all?) to buy.

    Which one is $120? They come out to $185 together.


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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    do you think that would work with an aluminum rangefinder?...i would like to buy the servo and al, but im concerned for the weight of the stalk...lemme know

  15. #15

    Re: R/C rangefinder

    I am glad the link to Hyperdyne still works.

    I have been trying to get my RF working and this may do the trick...

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    Re: R/C rangefinder

    try mine...

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