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Forum: Multi-Rotors Today, 02:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
update: picked up the fatshark 250mw 5.8ghz. ...

update: picked up the fatshark 250mw 5.8ghz. read a few forums and felt the distance and location i plan on fpving at first is very small at the club so this will be enough power ,plus it use's...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft Today, 12:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,655
Posted By tobydogs
hello my friend, hows the skimmer coming...

hello my friend,

hows the skimmer coming along? last i heard you were redoing the carbon fiber control rods.

i have to say the idea of using balsa sticks to be control rods were...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-25-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
h ey there fish, question. what should i buy to...

h ey there fish, question. what should i buy to replace my fatshark video tx .the one i had was in a plastic case with the antenna permanently soldered on. i opened it up and the pc board was damaged...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By tobydogs
post the link and i'll watch it[popcorn].

post the link and i'll watch it[popcorn].
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-24-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
6 flights at the field and i really stink at the...

6 flights at the field and i really stink at the sticks with the quad....:Q,crashed it several times and it is still 100% sound to fly.

seems my brain isn't programed for reverse...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-24-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
i have to get used to the tx sticks first before...

i have to get used to the tx sticks first before i go off flying wearing the googles. i hope to go to the field after church and will be taking the goggles with me just in case i get brave or cocky...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-24-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-wj6ySu9_I ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-wj6ySu9_I


i added light to the bottom for better line of sight flying,i would loose orientation very quickly and obviously still need lot of practice. this is...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 05-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By tobydogs
does this count as a complete cycle,how many cycles do you get in a battery?

hey gang,i'm sitting here rather than being at the field do to winds being 10mph with gusts to 20+mph. the trees are swaying and then perfectly still taunting me:mad:......:Q[it's always worse at the...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-22-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,655
Posted By tobydogs
flywheel, post some pictures of the...

flywheel,
post some pictures of the operation. i'd like to see the changes and how your going about it. sounds interesting. so many times we build something and after the fact discover a...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-21-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
thanks fish, just finished making...

thanks fish,

just finished making another video in high winds 10 to 15mph with higher gusts. she flys great and like you said,theres no reason to mess with it. it hovers so easy with little...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-20-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfLZdYotVRs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfLZdYotVRs


heres the video of todays second flight. i read so many openpilot cc3d forum threads of people having all kinds of flight control issues. ...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-20-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
thanks pizzano, last night i went into...

thanks pizzano,

last night i went into the shop late and played around with programing....lost everything including connection with the cc3d board to the computer. tried for an hour and went to...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-19-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
that is the rx antenna. its a piece of heat...

that is the rx antenna. its a piece of heat shrink tubing with a thin plastic paint brush handle inside to make it stiff. the wire to the antenna is loose so if i flip[and i will flip] the plastic...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-19-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
with a fresh battery i did the following tests. ...

with a fresh battery i did the following tests.

first test i held the battery and throttled up slowly till it was push on my finger tips steady and level ,i was shocked cause holding it from the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-19-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
yikes!!!! super heart rate going!!!:D:D:D all...

yikes!!!! super heart rate going!!!:D:D:D all smiles so far.

i have the bird all programed and ready to fly,as i type 2 1300mah 30c 3cell turnigys are charging. i plan on getting better...
Forum: UAV / FPV 05-17-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By tobydogs
FB, here come my venting on your flight,so...

FB,
here come my venting on your flight,so please don't get all serious on me and flip out.
when i first saw your post here at wf and the negative response's i wanted to chime in but...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-17-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 78,478
Posted By tobydogs
ditto that!! fascinating stuff nigel. serious...

ditto that!! fascinating stuff nigel. serious history of dangerous times.[popcorn]
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-17-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By tobydogs
my brain is getting weird....every time i read...

my brain is getting weird....every time i read the title of this thread i see"sea worlds first..." gotta get a better pair of glasses:Q i keep thinking fish with vectoring systems...:oops:[jk]
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-17-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
yes,it powers up on connecting the usb. it is the...

yes,it powers up on connecting the usb. it is the only source of power till you start assigning motors and esc' programing. at that point you power with a battery also and the rx get power for the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-17-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
top of the morning to you Pizzano,you have all...

top of the morning to you Pizzano,you have all your priorities right on.

wife,kids,grand kids ,and of coarse flying comes before building. except when freezing temps and snow,rain,very high...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-17-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,655
Posted By tobydogs
thanks for sharing those pictures,clearly it...

thanks for sharing those pictures,clearly it works. i still have to maiden my bird of time built 2 years ago. one thing that i never fully liked was the way the kit built elevator halves go...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-17-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 182,786
Posted By tobydogs
i wound up in the shop before dinner and started...

i wound up in the shop before dinner and started the repairs, came up and ate ,also ordered the new 260. i just went down to turn off the light in the basementat 12:am and started more repair...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 05-17-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,655
Posted By tobydogs
looks great!! the ribbon mounting of the...

looks great!!

the ribbon mounting of the wings is a first i have ever seen this. very interesting method. will they give if your wing tip touches when landing?

i also hate when epoxy...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 05-16-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 182,786
Posted By tobydogs
CB, OUCH!!! that hurts.:( sorry to hear...

CB, OUCH!!! that hurts.:(

sorry to hear of the ding in the car,if you have homeowner insurance you may be covered there. i know golfers use it if they bean someone on the coarse.

i'm...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-16-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
good morning FB, some use cleanflight, i'll...

good morning FB, some use cleanflight, i'll look it up now.[popcorn][coffee and donuts in hand]

first i downloaded open pilot directly to the mac and deleted it from windows 7 parallels...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-16-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By tobydogs
will traveling with a quad be a problem in your...

will traveling with a quad be a problem in your backpack?certainly lipos might not go thru tsa very well. but i wouldn't know.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-16-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
ahhhh,the joys of a nice challenge in programing...

ahhhh,the joys of a nice challenge in programing the cc3d control board using Openpilot download.

Openpilot has a huge web site with many thousands of posts on their own forum. many folks...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-14-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 560
Posted By tobydogs
FB, thats a great idea!!!! i would also...

FB,
thats a great idea!!!! i would also have to change out the esc's but like you say ,it will be setup as i want. but best part is i get to use the blades new body and motors. only issue is...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-12-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 600
Posted By tobydogs
no problem pizzano, interesting you...

no problem pizzano,

interesting you mention clearing and reprograming the control board on the blade. this is where i'm at with the mini 250 quad.

i downloaded the "open pilot...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-12-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,478
Posted By tobydogs
i don't want to ask the obvious,but i almost...

i don't want to ask the obvious,but i almost learned the hard way last weekend with my skimmer 600 sail plane. the battery was at 10.3volts after a 35-40minute flight:blah:. i only used motor power...
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