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Forum: UAV / FPV 11-21-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
The dry lake bed where this video was made...

The dry lake bed where this video was made has/was used by model airplane flyers as far back as the 1940's. Early in the '40's it was a gunnery range for fighters flown out of Daggett - I have been...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-21-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
So - now I get to the meat of the posting. Why I...

So - now I get to the meat of the posting. Why I chose to get into FPV flying.

Once you have done all of the above (the other two posts) and have chosen a camera, made a mount and flown the plane...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-21-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
The real problems with any - "on board" - camera...

The real problems with any - "on board" - camera systems are many fold.
Actuation, vibration, view, and of course resolution are the most relevant.

Activation is simple. Either the camera is...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-20-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
The Solution really is not a very good long range...

The Solution really is not a very good long range platform. It is too draggy and way too slow. Might be able to go out 2 miles or so with it but not much farther without some serious work and...
Forum: WWI Era 11-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By hillbille
Yes, probably. Having the power doesn't always...

Yes, probably. Having the power doesn't always mean you "need" that power. The E-Flite PT-17 is designed to fly using the power 15 and does so very well. A lot of people choose the power 25 because...
Forum: WWI Era 11-17-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By hillbille
Maxford or E-Flite PT-17. Both are good flyers...

Maxford or E-Flite PT-17. Both are good flyers and both will take the Power-25.

Hillbille
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-17-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By hillbille
There actually are a TON of stabilizers out on...

There actually are a TON of stabilizers out on the market today. The limiting factors are usability (given specific pilot requirements) and cost.

Almost every OSD advertised in today's market...
Forum: Aerial Photography 11-16-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By hillbille
Old school Frank. Best set up for any stabilizer...

Old school Frank. Best set up for any stabilizer is to have the servo arm control rods as close to the inside as possible and the control surface horn have the control rods out farthest so that the...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-14-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By hillbille
You can just buy a cable for the Mobius - a...

You can just buy a cable for the Mobius - a usb/video out cable - and use it as your FPV camera - and also record from it while flying.

Just a thought.

For the ES - I think I used to put a...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-13-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
Yeah, the only reason I added the post about the...

Yeah, the only reason I added the post about the Solution being a 3 channel plane is that a lot of people think you have to have ailerons for a PA/OSD to work, but that's just not true.

The...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-13-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
One more thing to add. The Solution is a 3...

One more thing to add. The Solution is a 3 channel plane. So there are no ailerons - rudder/ele/thro only.

Hillbille
Forum: Beginners 11-12-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 307
Posted By hillbille
Unloading. You are doing your tests with the...

Unloading.

You are doing your tests with the motor unable to move anything but the prop! Later on when it is attached to the plane - the plane will move and when it does the prop (and motor) will...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
LOL!! Also keep in mind that all of the settings...

LOL!! Also keep in mind that all of the settings are in METRIC and not imperial. So that ground speed is not 44 MPH but 44kph. At 44 MPH this plane would be flopping it's wings like a bird and the...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
Here is a fairly self explanatory cap from the...

Here is a fairly self explanatory cap from the video. I tried to point to and explain the functions.

Watch the video again after you look at the photo and you'll see how things work a little...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-12-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
LOL!! That HUD s you call it is just an OSD (On...

LOL!! That HUD s you call it is just an OSD (On Screen Display) from a Cyclops Tornado.

It is very helpful to have - but can be a little distracting too. Almost too much info to look at and fly!...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
Frank - It looks as if it may be a week or...

Frank -

It looks as if it may be a week or two - weather (winds) are going to be over 10 mph for a while due to the storm systems moving across the west coast.

Do you have a lot of wind over...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-10-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By hillbille
Long range (for me at least!) FPV

My first long range FPV flight. Out over 1.3 miles using 5.8Ghz video equipment.

http://youtu.be/89bTJpbz-iI


Hillbille
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 11-03-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By hillbille
Normally you can not use a "y" lead on flaps. You...

Normally you can not use a "y" lead on flaps. You need to be able to match the servos for travel and speed and that usually is not able to be done using a "Y".

If you MUST use a "Y" then one of...
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,410
Posted By hillbille
I'll add a well done to the list! I have also...

I'll add a well done to the list! I have also been trying a few flights around the area. Nothing to really put into a video yet though. The desert is tough. There are no lush ponds or green trees so...
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-19-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,410
Posted By hillbille
I also have a Mountain Models Magpie. It is over...

I also have a Mountain Models Magpie. It is over 5 years old now but still flies! It is really my workhorse! LOL!! I also use a Mike Power's Solution as well. No quads or multies for me although I...
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-13-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,242
Posted By hillbille
No, I certainly don't if you don't. ...

No, I certainly don't if you don't.



Hillbille
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-13-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,242
Posted By hillbille
How about video that is exclusive to the contest...

How about video that is exclusive to the contest and has never been previously posted in any other venue?

Also how about taking the video within the parameters of the contest dates?

Also -...
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-13-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,410
Posted By hillbille
Okay - for bragging rights - I'm in too. In...

Okay - for bragging rights - I'm in too.

In my case it's more of a want to participate than it is a will participate as I have a project going that will take me through Oct. 25. Then it's all...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-09-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By hillbille
Have you ever "used" it? If not I urge you...

Have you ever "used" it?

If not I urge you to lubricate the bearings (there are two main bearings on the shaft - one on the outside of the "can" and one inside.) and by all means tighten or verify...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-07-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By hillbille
You need to find someone with a 3D printer - and...

You need to find someone with a 3D printer - and get him to print you one up!! LOL!!

Hillbille
Forum: General RC items For Sale and WTB 10-05-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By hillbille
I'd bet that "Callie" graphics either has a...

I'd bet that "Callie" graphics either has a "copy" or can make one for you if all other means fail.

http://www.callie-graphics.com/

Hillbille
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-05-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 874
Posted By hillbille
Wait... you're not home... away on Holiday??? ...

Wait... you're not home... away on Holiday???

In that case you should get a notification of shipment e-mail tomorrow.
An attempt of delivery notification will be left in your post Monday.
A...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By hillbille
Hold down the scroll wheel and turn on the TX. ...

Hold down the scroll wheel and turn on the TX.

Release the scroll wheel and then "scroll" down the menu to WING TYPE
"click" the scroll wheel to select this menu
Again scroll until the selection...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-31-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By hillbille
I have flown the 6100's in almost every Parkzone...

I have flown the 6100's in almost every Parkzone plane I have had, as well as several of the HP F-16's.

I have flown them out to around 1/2 to 3/4 mile away in a Radian and never had an issue....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-18-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By hillbille
Modern (LOL! This means a system less than a year...

Modern (LOL! This means a system less than a year old - because at LEAST once a year - certainly once every two years - all the radio manufacturers come out with some sort of "new" system!) radio...
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