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    • July 17, 2017 11:18 PM EDT
    • Thanks Greg, I'll give that a try next time. It'll be a while though -- right now I'm busy getting ready for my annual ghost town camping trip. 



    • July 17, 2017 1:57 PM EDT
    • Quick update, on the Revolution, go to menu #6 "RF CONFIGURATION" and then "RF-CHANNEL[CH:XX]"

      You can select channel from 12 to 26.

      here's a list of the channels and their frequencies:

      So the Revolution has the ability to change channels to avoid other systems.


      If you don't have any information your Drone's channel, then I'd try 12 and then 26 (opposite ends)


      Also note that Zigbee and Wi-Fi can overlap, so you might plan your wifi and zigbee:




    • July 17, 2017 1:20 PM EDT
    • Ray Dunakin said:
      Eric Warhol said:


      Now you can take the drone with you on your next research trip into the desert. You can get 360 photos of buildings. I've seen guys who get great close up photos of a rail car or engine from all angles including the roof. Makes for great reference photos.

      Yes, exactly! Plus I'll be able to get good close shots of inaccessible things, like the top of headframes, or mines that are way up on a cliff, etc.



      Out here it would helpful to know if there is a bandito around the next rock!

      I never really realized how deep your railroad goes into the scenery, if I wasn't already, I'd be pretty amazed!




    • July 17, 2017 12:16 PM EDT
    • I've contacted Precision RC and will report back what I find.

      I believe at least the Revolution can be "moved" to avoid interference.



    • July 16, 2017 11:03 PM EDT
    • Mike if you re-read Ray's post, you will see that the train operated after the drone was landed and turned off.


      Also, if you are not familiar with the Revolution, it indicates if you are connected.


      It seems to me that the Revolution should have changed channels, and I will look into that from my relationship with the manufacturer.


      On the drone side, I do not know if your system is always locked to a particular frequency or not, if you can find that out, I'm sure we can track down a solution... (track down, get it? ha ha)


      Regards, Greg

    • July 16, 2017 5:19 PM EDT
    • Ray, did you try re-binding each controller to it's individual ESC...i.e. drone controller to drone, engine controller to engine?  All of my RC's are 2.4's, but if I accidently turn on a vehicle ESC before I turn on the right tx, I'll end up having to re-bind to the right controller.

    • July 16, 2017 2:39 PM EDT
    • Awesome work!! Both drone video and of course your amazing railroad...

      Thanks for sharing!


    • July 16, 2017 10:06 AM EDT
    • Finally got a chance to watch the entire video.  I've been following your railroad from it's very beginnings. This is by far the best overall view we have ever had.  I hope you work out the R/C bugs so you can get some operating video.

    • July 16, 2017 1:15 AM EDT
    • Greg Elmassian said:

      Strange, the 2.4 GHz stuff is supposed to hop channels to avoid this situation. Is there an option to change channels on your drone?

      Which R/C system are you using on the loco?

      Gotta be a way.



      Yeah that's what I thought too. I'm using the Crest Revolution for the loco.  I don't know about changing channels on the drone, I haven't seen that option anywhere in the app, but I'll look into it. 

    • July 14, 2017 11:06 PM EDT
    • You never cease to amaze me, Ray. Terrific video. Ditto, the In-Ko-Pah. 

    • July 14, 2017 4:17 PM EDT
    • Strange, the 2.4 GHz stuff is supposed to hop channels to avoid this situation. Is there an option to change channels on your drone?

      Which R/C system are you using on the loco?


      Gotta be a way.



    • July 14, 2017 7:38 AM EDT
    • Don't you just hate when that happens?

    • July 13, 2017 10:27 PM EDT
    • Pete, the Dos Manos depot was under its protective cover when I shot that quickie video. Nearly all the plants on the layout are artificial. The rocks were hauled in my previous SUV, an Isuzu Trooper.


      Today I finally got around to shooting some drone video of the layout with the train running -- or rather, I tried to do that. Unfortunately I discovered that the drone's R/C apparently interferes with the train's R/C. Whenever the drone was running, I couldn't control the train at all. First tried starting the train after launching the drone, and the train only ran backwards and couldn't be stopped. Then I tried starting up the train prior to launching the drone, but couldn't control the speed and when the train derailed on a switch, I couldn't even use the emergency stop to shut it down, until after I landed and shut off the drone.


      Both operate in the 2.4 ghz band.




    • July 13, 2017 8:18 PM EDT
    • I thought Garden Railroading forums were supposed to be a "FAMILY" oriented event? Where are the pictures and videos of your boys livery? 

      Or are you embarrassed to show them because they are DIESELS and his stuff might show yours up!

    • July 12, 2017 7:34 PM EDT
    • Here is the youtube link

    • July 12, 2017 7:12 AM EDT
    • Haha thanks guys.
      Mike try this for a video. If it does work I'll have to upload to YouTube.

    • July 11, 2017 11:45 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:


      Uh oh, looks like Ned Beatty is in trouble, now.

    • July 11, 2017 10:44 PM EDT
    • Looks like you received your Henry, Shawn. Any chance you have a video of it yet?