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cluft

14 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2005 :  12:25:27 PM  Show Profile
Theres an alternate plane locating device thats available at about 1/2 the price of the walston. Bruce Musser sent this link to me awhile back and I'd thought I'd pass it along

http://www.theplanelocator.com/csi_site/index.html

cut and past it into your browser

Carl Luft

Fly2High

70 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2005 :  10:59:00 AM  Show Profile
Does anyone use this system? How does it compare to the Walston? The price for a receiver and transmitter is only $200. It would be nice to have a complete setup for the price of the transmitter from Walson.
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raschow

8 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2005 :  10:10:40 AM  Show Profile
Actually, Tx + Rx is $250 - still a bargain. Good Lift!

Good Lift!
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Fly2High

70 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2006 :  08:54:55 AM  Show Profile
I found on RCGroups a whole discussion on the Plane locator and some testing of it at:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396806

Seems to be good to more than a mile when used with a longer antenna. With the cheaper price for transmitters, it might be the way to go. I wonder if the Walson overlaps any of the frequencies and so you ight be able to use both to track the transmitter. Have to look into this more.
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mikel

106 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2006 :  10:19:46 PM  Show Profile
The bargain plane finder was used this weekend. Compass locates plane swallowed by stealth cloud....
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aeajr

475 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2006 :  03:18:57 AM  Show Profile
Any other reports on the use of this Plane Locator?

Ed Anderson
LISF

Best regards,
Ed Anderson
aeajr on the forums
Long Island Silent Flyers
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kzimmerm

4 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2013 :  12:34:51 PM  Show Profile
What frequency does the ESL utilize for the Walson plane locator?

Kurt
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aeajr

475 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2013 :  1:26:41 PM  Show Profile
The Walston's that I have are on 220 MHz. However it may span beyond that.

Best to contact the MFG
http://www.walstonretrieval.com/main.htm

Best regards,
Ed Anderson
Long Island Silent Flyers
ESL Newsletter Editor
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tbroeski

24 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2013 :  3:05:19 PM  Show Profile
I have plane finders at half the price for ESL

tom@adesigner,com
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tbroeski

24 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2013 :  3:08:40 PM  Show Profile
http://adesigner.com/sailplanefinder/
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aeajr

475 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2013 :  09:29:27 AM  Show Profile
More on plane finders can be found in the Novice Lounge:

http://www.flyesl.org/forums/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=14


Best regards,
Ed Anderson
Long Island Silent Flyers
ESL Newsletter Editor
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