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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-16-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 308
Posted By hillbille
It still can be useful. There are several flight...

It still can be useful. There are several flight simulators that have dongles that the old Tx can be used for. If nothing else the switches and such can be salvaged.

Hillbille
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-13-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
Or - this old fat guy shaking a 14' sectioned...

Or - this old fat guy shaking a 14' sectioned sprinkler pipe in the neighbors tree trying to get one out of it!

Everyone has at least ONE funny video - or could certainly put one together with...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
Been giving this a lot of thought lately. ...

Been giving this a lot of thought lately.

Perhaps the need is for a regularly scheduled event - or two regularly scheduled events I should say.

Perhaps these events (AP for one and AV for the...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-07-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
The reason I like multiple entries is because you...

The reason I like multiple entries is because you might get an opportunity to get a better angle of the same photo on a different day - and - you also might find a better photo to enter after you...
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 12-05-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By hillbille
Spektrum AR8000 DSMX receiver - $75

I have a Spektrum AR8000 Rx I want to sell for $75. It is in very good shape but it is used and does have velcro on both the receiver and the remote sat. for mounting.

A longer remote sat cable is...
Forum: Radio Equipment For Sale & WTB 12-05-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 55
Posted By hillbille
3 Spektrum AR 6200 Rx's w/sats

I have available 3 AR6200 Spektrum Rx's w/sats. These are all used, but well cared for. They all have velcro on them for mounting.

See photo.

I would like to sell all of them in one lot for...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-04-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
LOL!! Me too! How about an "Enter as...

LOL!!

Me too!

How about an "Enter as often as you wish - ONE ENTRY per post!!

That way we'll get a lot more photos!!

Sad that it has to be a contest with only one "winner" because I...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-03-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
Nigel - no harm no foul - and everything I say...

Nigel - no harm no foul - and everything I say and do on these forums is mostly for fun. I laugh at myself far more than at anyone else. I still believe you've got your foot in the door here - and...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-03-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
Ahh, it's very easy to make suggestions for...

Ahh, it's very easy to make suggestions for others to do, especially when you yourself will not be one of the ones doing it! LOL!!

I usually try to imagine a flight from take off to landing with...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
LOL! I think anyone that can "program" an...

LOL! I think anyone that can "program" an autonomous flight - and record that flight with all of the distances, altitudes, angles and directions - plus rotation to keep a camera "pointed" correctly...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
Nigel - no problem - and probably no winner...

Nigel - no problem - and probably no winner either. I don't think people are so shallow as to vote for something that would appear as bland as an autonomous flight would - do you? Really?
...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-03-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By hillbille
Well fellas - there ain't many tunnels around out...

Well fellas - there ain't many tunnels around out here - and the ones that are around I wouldn't want to fly anything through - unless you want to see it on the 6 o'clock news (Man - Woman - Child...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-02-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,768
Posted By hillbille
Yes I read that. I wondered - were your tests on...

Yes I read that. I wondered - were your tests on just the metal connectors alone - or were they testing the complete housing and outer shells?

Reason I ask is that in making my own - from "kits"...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,768
Posted By hillbille
Too much trouble - the paper and tape - if all...

Too much trouble - the paper and tape - if all you want is labeling just use a silver Sharpie and write on the connector.

Hillbille
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-01-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,768
Posted By hillbille
The outer "housing" and/or sleeve is merely a...

The outer "housing" and/or sleeve is merely a "holder" for the metal contact connectors. The metal connectors are what is really important. People bypass them in order to save weight all the time...
Forum: New Product Announcements 12-01-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By hillbille
I have a thread dealing with the question of WHY...

I have a thread dealing with the question of WHY some things aren't made - and one of the questions concerns servo connectors.

Why aren't servo connectors made in various colors?

Red, White,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,768
Posted By hillbille
Not true! LOL!! But, I don't just enter these...

Not true! LOL!! But, I don't just enter these things lightly. I have "looked" and "searched" and there just isn't a reasonable copy being produced in colors.

It's like an "X" mount for electric...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,768
Posted By hillbille
LOL!! You'd think that as "pricy" as those first...

LOL!! You'd think that as "pricy" as those first ones are - some enterprising person with a 3D printer would be churning them out and selling baggies of them on e-bay!! LOL!!

Hillbille
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,768
Posted By hillbille
Yes I have seen those - have you? There are about...

Yes I have seen those - have you? There are about 5 usable connector housings in that package. The others are not for anything I own or would ever imagine using for RC - our mileage might differ...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,768
Posted By hillbille
Yes, it's a real shame that "color" isn't part of...

Yes, it's a real shame that "color" isn't part of the "build - your - own" sets.
It's not even a big enough part to attempt to get 3D-Printed! LOL!!

Shame as I think they would certainly sell....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,768
Posted By hillbille
Why don't they make servo connector housings in...

Why don't they make servo connector housings in various colors? I mean I realize that they Do make a few, but these are not normally available to us - the buying users - in any bulk type packaging...
Forum: UAV / FPV 11-21-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 415
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: 415
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: 415
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: 415
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: 202
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: 202
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: 252
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: 252
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: 286
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...
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