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« on: August 09, 2018, 04:09:15 AM »

I've been sitting here for ages, fiddling about with the components of the Bodnar system and trying to figure out how best to install the thing. I googled it hoping to find lots of pictures of different ideas but there is very little. Here are the things I'm unsure about
Should the receiver and battery be external? Otherwise how to remove battery without unscrewing things
How to attach the bits to a faceplate. Glue, sticky foam, just stuff it in
Make the rat trap part of the faceplate or the model
enclose the aerial in some way
An good ideas/photos?
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 08:22:52 AM »

In New Clarion August 2015 there is a good desrciption and photo of how chris Redrup does it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 10:28:02 AM »

Bill can you post a pic of the Bodnar system? I have not seen it. I use a Bauer RDT system and usually build a micro servo into the model and then plug my receiver/battery unit into it. The RX/battery goes into a recess with a cover (on my senator the cover happens to be the wing). I leave the antenna internally because balsa and tissue are basically invisible in the RF spectrum ...if however I have carbon to del with i keep the antenna out side the airframe.

what model are you installing it in?
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 01:30:11 PM »

Thanks Ron - I'd missed that one. I've got a better idea now.
BG here's a link:
http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=245

It's going in a coupe initially but it should be transferable to other models
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 02:04:04 PM »

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Tony Shepherd wrote an article on the Bodnar RDTs in the April 2018 edition of the New Clarion!

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 05:56:32 PM »

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Tony Shepherd wrote an article on the Bodnar RDTs in the April 2018 edition of the New Clarion!

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http://www.sam1066.org/nc0418.pdf   Page 6
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 02:05:08 AM »

Bill, I installed Bodnar RDT in a 36" span Corsair, and it works well. The pictures show the faceplate and other bits and pieces that I made up for mounting it. The pivot for the wire is a short length of aluminium tubing in half of a plastic RC hinge which was then trimmed to size and epoxied into a slot in the faceplate. The same principle could be used to make a more compact version to suit a coupe pylon.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 02:53:54 AM »

Thanks all for the input. I've got a good idea of what's needed now - time to do it.
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