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I converted my Air Swimmer to 2.4 Spektrum and re-designed the Weight Transfer system.

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Published on Oct 22, 2011

*Please read this* I love the Air Swimmers and even have been getting prepared for the next race. But I was not happy with the Infra Red controller, as I kept aiming it towards the ground and loosing control. It also gets interferred with by others, including the Fluorescent lights. So I decided to put in one of the inexpensive Orange Receivers from HobbyKing.com and change to digital proportional control. ToysRUS sells a radio version, but still it's only 40 Mhz. I wanted Spektrum.

So the setup I designed for the tail fin works great, but the weight transfer system turned out to be just 12 grams too heavy and disappointing. Just a slightly bigger fish (more helium) would fix this, however.

Therefore, I decided to see if I could completely re-designed it to keep it simple and light. It now works very precisely, as you will see. I can easily guide it around with more control and the comfort of a real transmitter. (Synchronized Swimming)

I hope you enjoyed seeing this video and what a person can do if they set their mind to it.

Please take a moment rate the video, subscribe, and stay tuned for more RC Television shows. Thanks kindly for all your support.

Best Regards,
Dave Herbert
Academy of Model Aeronautics # 8221
Contest Director, Leader Member, Scientific division.

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