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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 11:31 AM - Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #1

    After many months of working on it, the kit is finally ready to show off. The kit comes with a low profile servo, transmitter with Alco switches, servo coupler, controller board, and 4 AA battery holder. It can run on either 4 AA batteries (lithium or alkaline) or a 6v rechargeable battery pack. A set of instructions is also included in either PDF or MS Word. The instructions do not provide step by step installation, but rather a couple of ways that the kit can be installed. This is because of all the different helmet and RF stalk makers, there is no way for me to write a "one size fits all" installation guide.

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    Here is a vid of the kit in my helmet.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XT-...ature=youtu.be




    Although the instructions have some good ideas of how to install the servo and connect the stalk, the kit will probably require a little inginuity to get everything to fit. The kit uses a standard 315 MHz transmitter/receiver combo that are not keyed to each other, so it is very likely that the kit could be triggered by another person that has the same kit. I am looking into having each R/T keyed to only the parts included in each kit, but I am not sure if it is possible using the parts that are in the kit. The micro-controller code will come pre-loaded, so everything should work right out of the box.
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 12:10 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #2

    Was trying to view the sellbuddy ad directly through sellbuddy by typing the ad number "14", but it says it's been deactivated?
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 12:31 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #3

    I don't have on hand right now, and I need to make a few changes to the sellbuddy link. The youtube video should work though.
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 12:58 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #4

    I need to read over your txt been busy bro
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 1:16 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #5

    Hey JC, is it possible to have the servo kit come with Alco push button switches?
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 1:51 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #6

    The alco switches come with the kit. In the pic they are soldered to wires coming from the transmitter. I am actually changing that to having wire terminals connected to the switches to make it easier to remove the transmitter without having to remove the switches from the gauntlet.
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 2:10 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #7

    Thanks JC gotcha, when will the sellbuddy ad be up?
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 2:55 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #8

    I'm going to try to fix it tonight. I won't have any available until this coming weekend, and it will only be a few kits for right now.
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 27, 2014, 3:02 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #9

    Ok thanks, I'll be on the look out for the updated sellbuddy
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 6:45 AM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #10

    This looks like a great kit, and very neat and tidy. I currently have a salamanderking kit installed in my ASOK cold cast (replaced the RF light kit with yours - which is great by the way), takes up a lot of room in the bucket and I had to replace the servo with a more low profile one to fit my noggin in! ;-)
    I have a deposit down on a Bobamaker lid, so I might have to get your kit for that badboy!
    Great work
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 8:50 AM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #11

    Looks great..... I'll snag one once the Sellbuddy is ready.....
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    2 Days Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 8:56 AM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #12

    If Fettanator is your new business name....you just scored points! LOL Love it. Ill be back.
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    1 Day Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 12:30 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #13

    Sellbuddy is all fixed, now I just need to build some kits to post. Yeah, Fettinator is my business name. I am hoping to copyright it soon (it is pretty expensive to do it), and I'm going to try to come up with a log as well.
    I will try to get some kits built as soon as I can, and I am already coming up with ways to improve the servo kit, but those are down the road; I want to redo the board shape to fit in an enclosure, and maybe down the line have it light up the rangefinder. Maybe I will do 2 servo kit versions; this one and a version that lights the RF. Once those are done I would like to come up with a kit for the EE-3 that will play sound clips and have lights.
    Anywho, thanks for the interest and the patience with this project, I hope you guys (and gals) like it, once I get some built lol.
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    1 Day Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 2:25 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #14

    oooooh like the sound of the EE3 kit ;-)
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    1 Day Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 5:53 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #15

    uggghhhh. This place is not good for my wallet.
  16. 1 Day Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 8:12 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #16

    what size is the servo? dimensions?

    I bought a different kit off here and it was way way too big to fit in the lid. if the size is right. my cash is yours.
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    1 Day Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 8:59 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #17

    The board that goes in the helmet is 2" L x 2" W x .5" H. I don't have the specs on the servo on hand but if you go to servocity.com and look up the hitec hs-77bb, that's the servo that comes with the kit.
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    1 Day Ago - Oct 28, 2014, 9:32 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #18

    Definitively interested in a kit, it should match up nicely with my FPH2 light kit
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    17 Hours Ago - Oct 29, 2014, 4:22 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #19

    I gotta get me one of these!


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    15 Hours Ago - Oct 29, 2014, 6:00 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #20

    Are these available? If so where do I go to purchase one>
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    14 Hours Ago - Oct 29, 2014, 7:07 PM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #21

    I will have a couple ready this weekend. I have 2 kits out to TDH members and I would like to get some feedback from them before I do a full run.
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    9 Hours Ago - Oct 30, 2014, 12:11 AM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #22

    I'm in as soon as these are available!

    Nice work.
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    36 Minutes Ago - Oct 30, 2014, 8:47 AM - Re: Fettinator RC rangefinder servo kit #23

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    I will have a couple ready this weekend. I have 2 kits out to TDH members and I would like to get some feedback from them before I do a full run.

    Attach the Installation guide here Justin

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