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Old 03-10-2015, 06:57 PM
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A few pics from Monday's session:


Nice pics. The new skull canopy is awesome.
The door Matt is a great idea for a heli/pad.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:33 PM
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I just left, it was hard saying goodbye to those helis, haha kidding, we had fun but little challenging with wet grounds, tail blade burns on the 180 cfx , think i am going to get orange or green ones to match the trex 450... Forgot but newjaks color scheme for the 600 size is sick. I like it those new canopies pop
This is the basic FPV I was talking about. http://www.getfpv.com/fpv/fatshark-t...o-goggles.html. I'm looking at getting the next model up from this one
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:54 AM
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
This is the basic FPV I was talking about. http://www.getfpv.com/fpv/fatshark-t...o-goggles.html. I'm looking at getting the next model up from this one


I can't wait to see the FPV work.
Hobby Stop in Seaford told me the local
RC Flyers down there are doing FPV dogfighting.
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:29 AM
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My quad arrived today! I will post some pics later
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:03 PM
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I started work on my quad today. So far I just opened the box and laid out the parts. I dry fitted a few to get an idea of the size. That's my 450 pro in the background
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
I started work on my quad today. So far I just opened the box and laid out the parts. I dry fitted a few to get an idea of the size. That's my 450 pro in the background

Cool! Good luck with the build and looking forward to flying again in the spring
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:15 PM
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I made a little more progress in the build. All of the frame assembly is complete. I just have to install and wire the electronics.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
My quad arrived today! I will post some pics later

We have a Fat Shark FPV setup.
First test was attached to the dig collar. Too funny.
Next test was attached to the Traxxas Rustler.
Great fun. Ran the car 100 yards or so for a range test.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by NASCARNOAH View Post
We have a Fat Shark FPV setup.
First test was attached to the dig collar. Too funny.
Next test was attached to the Traxxas Rustler.
Great fun. Ran the car 100 yards or so for a range test.


Pic of the FPV K-9 Dog
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by NASCARNOAH View Post
Pic of the FPV K-9 Dog

How much run time do you get?
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
How much run time do you get?



Didn't think of checking that.
Probably had it on for about 15 minutes between
The dog cam and then the car cam
The lipo powering the goggles was a 2s.
It started at 4.0 and ended at 3.8
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:57 PM
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I fired up the electronics today. All checked out OK
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by NASCARNOAH View Post
Didn't think of checking that.
Probably had it on for about 15 minutes between
The dog cam and then the car cam
The lipo powering the goggles was a 2s.
It started at 4.0 and ended at 3.8
I am now looking to upgrade my quad control system. I was looking at the Naza but now I think I will go for the APM 2.6. I like the features including the Mission Planner software that allows waypoint flying
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:07 AM
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Newjak, here's the monitor I just got, the pilot uses...I like this dude's setup a lot make sure you put video on youtube for 60 fps

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEtI7SCjeXM[/media]
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:17 PM
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[QUOTE=SmoothCruizer;970929]Newjak, here's the monitor I just got, the pilot uses...I like this dude's setup a lot make sure you put video on youtube for 60 fps

I just ordered a new flight control system for my quad. I am undecided on which type of ground station I will go with. The one you linked to looks good
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:19 AM
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A trick I came up with during the course of building a few Slow Sticks is to take a craft stick (popsicle stick) and narrow it just enough to fit inside the Slow Stick stick. I then cut it into 1" pieces, epoxy 3 together and epoxy them into the end of the stick. This not only beefs up the end of the stick a bit, it provided something solid to screw into for the screw that fastens the motor mount in place.

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Old 03-25-2015, 05:20 AM
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Picked up a Slow Stick as a partial trade last week and got it together this evening.. Built it light with a CG at the 4" point. Should be fun to fly.

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Old 03-26-2015, 12:58 AM
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Just finished maidening it. Flew great, only needed some nose up trim. Flies dead slow at about 1/3 throttle. A 6 minute flight (to establish a baseline), averaging 1/2 throttle, resulted in a per cell volt reading of 3.97 - to 3.99 (the pack was at 4.1-4.13 initially). Looks like 20 minutes or more should be easy with light throttle.

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Old 03-27-2015, 08:38 PM
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Hey everybody. Just letting you know I'm still here. Still working on my Edge 540 but I have everything for it. I also picked up a mini quad which fed the need for a bigger quad. I went back to the ground for the winter but am trying to get back in the air soon.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:09 PM
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[QUOTE=Sahara54;971359]Hey everybody. Just letting you know I'm still here. Still working on my Edge 540 but I have everything for it. I also picked up a mini quad which fed the need for a bigger quad. I went back to the ground for the winter but am trying to get back in the air soon.[/QUOTE

Good to hear from you. I would really like to see that Edge in the air. i went through boat mania a few months back and now I'm going thru multi rotor mania. I picked up a quad last month and I'm already looking forward to my next build. Next up will be a hex our maybe an octo.
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:29 PM
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I bought the Electrohub from Flitetest with the intention of converting it to a dragonfly setup after it cut my chops on piloting a larger quad. I want to eventually have a gimbal and do some aerial video so I figured going a dragonfly would give me the maneuverability and speed of a tri-coper with 2 extra motors for lifting power.

I also picked up a Eflite Taylorcraft 450 last night and a nice older Hots 40.
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:33 AM
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I like the electrohub. I think I will pick one up as well. This way I can build a knock around quad that I won't be too worried about if I crash
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:59 AM
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Pretty cool......I tested my FPV 2 part camera/transmitter, works good. Like looking through one of my security cameras... the image quality should just do the job using the monitor. they have camera/transmitter combos for small aircraft on Banggood.com cheap now, well now everyone is getting quad, I ordered a 250mm quad kit for put together during the year. not a racing version but just something else to play with FPV quad style instead of the Cub setup I just tested. these transmitters get warm just testing so I can see it needing constant airflow
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by SmoothCruizer View Post
Pretty cool......I tested my FPV 2 part camera/transmitter, works good. Like looking through one of my security cameras... the image quality should just do the job using the monitor. they have camera/transmitter combos for small aircraft on Banggood.com cheap now, well now everyone is getting quad, I ordered a 250mm quad kit for put together during the year. not a racing version but just something else to play with FPV quad style instead of the Cub setup I just tested. these transmitters get warm just testing so I can see it needing constant airflow
I'm still waiting for my video transmiter to get here. My gimbal came in today.
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