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    Much as I hate replying to myself... Video...

    Much as I hate replying to myself...

    Video cameras are quite different from still-image.

    Your average digital still-image camera has a ton of electronics to post-process the image it took, much...
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    With low end video cameras, the difference is...

    With low end video cameras, the difference is more marked.

    CMOS video cameras tend to produce slightly fuzzy, less colour correct images. CCD tend to be better at this, but cost more to produce.
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    I've found the OptiDrive circuitry to be very...

    I've found the OptiDrive circuitry to be very sensitive to the ingress of moisture.

    I've otherwise had no problems with it, and none since I made it more water resistant.
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    It's a lot to do with the electromechanical...

    It's a lot to do with the electromechanical construction and the wear characteristics.

    Alternators and AC motors (though you do need a way to start an AC motor if you have only a single AC phase...
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    There's a few standard by which r/c radios...

    There's a few standard by which r/c radios operate.

    Old, cheap, AM systems just encode an analogue signal. Very bad, very very prone to interference.

    Newer ones seem to PPM encode, but still...
  6. Thread: Dirty Carb

    by Bodshal
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    Bah, I'm replying to myself again! I just...

    Bah, I'm replying to myself again!

    I just noticed that thread I linked to no longer has the fuel tank message any more!

    The crux was this: You don't need to remove it from the engine. Unscrew...
  7. Thread: Dirty Carb

    by Bodshal
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    Read this thread...

    Read this thread, specifically the message about the fuel tank issue, it tells you how to clean your carb.
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    O.S. (http://www.osengines.com/) is a...

    O.S. is a manufacturer of glow engines and glow plugs, amongst other things.

    The #3 is the model number of one of their glow plugs.

    That's it, really.
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    I hate replying to myself, but I intended to add...

    I hate replying to myself, but I intended to add that perhaps once the engine warms up, the temperature of the exhaust gas is enough to de-congeal this goo so it runs better. Entirely an unresearched...
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    Random 2c, based on recent observations: - If...

    Random 2c, based on recent observations:

    - If I use lots of after-run, the engine always bogs a bit next time I start. This makes some sense, if not all the oil gets out of the engine durign...
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    Hm, I must have mis-remembered, sorry. :( My revo...

    Hm, I must have mis-remembered, sorry. :( My revo is 3600 miles away at the moment - I'm suffering!

    Still, just pull the engine off the mount then. Four bolts (silver coloured everywhere I've seen...
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    Get in there with the tools and work it out!...

    Get in there with the tools and work it out! Traxxas gave you those tools for a reason. It's not as difficult as you may fear. First time I did it, I pulled the engine, then realised I probably...
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    Pinnacle Studio, which you said you use, will...

    Pinnacle Studio, which you said you use, will produce WMV's - Windows Media. Go into the settings menu to set the quality and stuff. It'll be under the "Streaming" section of Make Movie.
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    Having yanked the rod out of the rod end, and...

    Having yanked the rod out of the rod end, and losing a spacer in the process, I small spot of CA on the threads wouldn't go amis. Not too much, so that you can still undo it if you need to.
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    In my (brief) experience, it only broke (or...

    In my (brief) experience, it only broke (or popped out after being squished back in place) when landing upsidedown, but with the wheels hitting the deck first, or when slowing down suddenly (such as...
  16. Thread: Revo Gallery

    by Bodshal
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    Sticky: Yet another Revo owner...

    My Revo Gallery
    http://www.flirble.org/chrisy/thimg/revo_thumb.jpg

    All stock right now, but I have plans! (Spot my Heli in the background of some of the pics...)
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