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Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-31-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By JZSlenker
AZ, gonna have to respectfully disagree with you....

AZ, gonna have to respectfully disagree with you. I fly x-8s for work in a professional video environment. We built them from scratch 5 years ago before you could purchase a heavy lift MR off the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-31-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By JZSlenker
Yup, you can't isolate your camera from...

Yup, you can't isolate your camera from vibration, not significantly anyway. Balance your props perfectly, balance your prop shaft and even your motor itself. Check your wings for dings or other...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-28-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By JZSlenker
If you are flying for fun. Naza for sure. Good...

If you are flying for fun. Naza for sure. Good value, good beginner options. Relatively easy to setup.

If you are doing pro type cinematography I still recommend Hoverfly. I know I know, there...
Forum: 3D Flying 04-07-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,187
Posted By JZSlenker
Tweaks for PZ Visionaire

Well after spending the last 2 years concentrating on MRs for work I finally have some time to get back to planes. I thought it would be fun to work on learning 3D. I talked to quite a few RC...
Forum: Aerial Photography 07-03-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By JZSlenker
Shoot a greenbank telecope

Two quick clips from a shoot we did at the Green Bank radio telescope in WV. We were flying out of the dish which is 150' off the ground. Shot with a T2i on a custom built X-8 running a Hoverfly...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 02-03-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,066
Posted By JZSlenker
I love my DX6. It's perfect for BNF stuff. If...

I love my DX6. It's perfect for BNF stuff. If you need more options and channels I recommend the Hitec Aurora over the DX7 and DX8. I have both and am very happy with both of them.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-28-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,600
Posted By JZSlenker
For multi rotors you want a minimum 2:1...

For multi rotors you want a minimum 2:1 thrust-weight ratio. Take this and any payload weights into account when calculating your motor/prop combination. What Flight Controller will you be using?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-22-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,875
Posted By JZSlenker
headsup RC is the way to go - I have many of...

headsup RC is the way to go - I have many of their 2,3,4 cell batteries. I've tried many other brands but they are by far the best in my opinion. Jeff stands behind them 100% too.
Forum: Beginners - Helis 01-22-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By JZSlenker
I highly recommend RADDS as well. I was a plane...

I highly recommend RADDS as well. I was a plane pilot who wanted to learn helis so I could build a X-8 for work. I learned by using RADDS in one of our open warehouse areas flying a Blade 450. It...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 10-19-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By JZSlenker
Thanks, I was disappointed with the MKTR camera...

Thanks, I was disappointed with the MKTR camera gimbal. It was not smooth enough to do video even thought I upgraded to the high torque digital Hitecs. It's smooth enough for stills but not good...
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-18-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,954
Posted By JZSlenker
I was hoping someone would try the aftermarket...

I was hoping someone would try the aftermarket GoPro lens and report on it. I like the gopro but it is just too wide. Look at this footage (shot on my HFP X-8). It's waaaayyy too wide. It looks...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 10-18-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By JZSlenker
First test flight with video. This was shot with...

First test flight with video. This was shot with a simple GoPro set at 1080. There is no camera stabilization or post processing.

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Forum: Aerial Photography 10-04-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By JZSlenker
I started this project by purchasing a plastic...

I started this project by purchasing a plastic project box, 4 pin XLR connectors and a 12V switch mode regulator board. Pro batteries typically put our 14 - 18V so the regulator will drop that...
Forum: Aerial Photography 10-02-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By JZSlenker
A more pro friendly Lawmate RX

I'm finishing up my X-8 build and decided we needed a better way to interface with the Lawmate 1.2Ghx RX. My biggest complaint about any of the gear I use at work is a lack of durable connectors. As...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 09-30-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By JZSlenker
OK, I'm flight ready. Props are mounted. Weight...

OK, I'm flight ready. Props are mounted. Weight has been adjusted for CG balance. I've done a current draw test. (Maxes out with a peak of 130 amps when throttle is slammed) I adjusted my sub trim to...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 09-24-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By JZSlenker
Well I spent 6 hours of my work day balancing 15...

Well I spent 6 hours of my work day balancing 15 props (and snapping one in half)http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/mad.gif Man that was time consuming. I put my longer servo extensions...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 09-23-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By JZSlenker
All the electronics are on board now. - 5V UBEC -...

All the electronics are on board now. - 5V UBEC - 12V UBEC for Video TX - variable UBEC set to 7.5V for gimbal servos - Hitec 9 Channel RX - Spectrum 6 Channel RX - Lawmate 1.2Ghz video TX

I'm...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 09-20-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By JZSlenker
Assembly of the painted frame is complete with...

Assembly of the painted frame is complete with rubber grommets etc. The ESCs are sub assembled with not connectors. Everything is soldered and shrinked.
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-14-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,954
Posted By JZSlenker
Can't beat the GoPro for the money, but beware it...

Can't beat the GoPro for the money, but beware it has an extremely wide lens. It's 170 degrees in 720P mode. I've used it on a 450 heli for areal shots before. I'm not sure how your software will...
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 09-14-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By JZSlenker
HoverFly X-8 Build

Parts are all in and now begins the X-8 build. http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif Here is a list of the gear and some pictures of the frame.

HoverFly Pro Board
HoverFly...
Forum: Power Systems 09-09-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By JZSlenker
Well I tried the Y adapter to no avail. I don't...

Well I tried the Y adapter to no avail. I don't get any lights on the card whatsoever. I guess the programming card is bad. I started down the road of programming with the TX. Four programmed,...
Forum: Power Systems 09-08-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By JZSlenker
ok, thanks Chellie, I'll try that tomorrow. The...

ok, thanks Chellie, I'll try that tomorrow. The ESC's are opto, so there is not BEC but the programming card has a power input connector that I was using. Still I will give it a shot. Why...
Forum: Power Systems 09-07-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By JZSlenker
Rctimer 50a esc not connecting to program card

I just got several rctimer 50a opto escs and a hobbywing programming card (from rctimer). I can't seem to get the card to connect at all. I've provided a 5v power input to the card, but get nothing....
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 09-06-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By JZSlenker
you will be fine then as long as you tame down...

you will be fine then as long as you tame down the throttle and pitch curves in your TX
Forum: General RC E-Heli Talk 09-06-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By JZSlenker
You can certainly use that setup if you want to...

You can certainly use that setup if you want to although if you are trying to save money you may be able to go another route. You can turn an CP heli into a more tame flyer by adjusting your...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-06-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,932
Posted By JZSlenker
I used to have a nice F150 to transport things,...

I used to have a nice F150 to transport things, but gas prices and getting our of construction drove me into a Honda Civic. I just fly one plane at a time. Planes go in the trunk and Heli's go on...
Forum: Pennsylvania 09-01-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,564
Posted By JZSlenker
harrisburg

harrisburg
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,141
Posted By JZSlenker
in the trash! Crazy! Nice find.

in the trash! Crazy! Nice find.
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 08-31-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,050
Posted By JZSlenker
Lack of "Model Match" for this project would not...

Lack of "Model Match" for this project would not be an issue as the TX will only be used for this X-8 not any of my other planes or helis. The X-8 will live at my office. (Company is paying for it)
Forum: Beginners - Helis 08-30-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,626
Posted By JZSlenker
I have about 60 packs through by Blade 450 CP. I...

I have about 60 packs through by Blade 450 CP. I spent time on the sim first and then followed RADDs lesson plan. I also tamed down the heli pitches and throttle curves to make it into a trainer. ...
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