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Posted by BWX_ | Oct 08, 2014 @ 04:16 AM | 1,467 Views
Was taken before take-off. It was few years ago now, before I ever flew an RC- anything. I have gone up with him in a Star-Duster stunt plane many times several years ago, and this one several times.

Next time I fly with him it will be a completely different experience after learning to fly RC helis and then RC airplanes.

I actually flew a real plane before I ever flew an RC plane, but not for long.. Just taking the stick and pedals and turning and stuff. It's still a blast! he offered to let me land the thing but I declined. Maybe this time I'll take him up on the offer..

Hope to get an on-board shot with a Mobius on my head sometime, maybe it'll be this year, maybe next spring.

I think will be a cool video though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqrLap15vdg

http://youtu.be/RqrLap15vdg


Hmm... it won't make a video box.. oh well.
Posted by BWX_ | Oct 06, 2014 @ 05:32 PM | 1,817 Views
I made a playlist of all the youtube vids I made with Sport Cub S.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...ZlUOqe9qIJh_KZ
Posted by BWX_ | Sep 01, 2014 @ 09:11 AM | 1,542 Views
Example:

Mobius mic pops example (1 min 5 sec)


I bought it on Amazon and the guy says he will give e an exchange so I'm not worried about it.. but I would rather try to fix it,

I'm going to try a few things before I send it back. I'm going to run clear tape over buttons to see if that helps as I think it may be buttons bouncing off of the case, they seem "loose" on my Mobius.

If that isn't it, it may be microphone itself loose inside cam and intermittently knocking into side of case inside or maybe something else loose in there.

He says he has sold thousands and only one or two with issue similar to this but it was due to external power source (maybe USB cable?)- or something.

Running off battery in above clip.. Will produce mic pop with slightest movement or very small vibration, but sometimes it doesn't.

Using this headband:
http://www.zebralight.com/Headband-w...H52_p_110.html a

-and the motorcycle helmet mount that came with cam, with strap run through the slots after the one plastic piece removed from mount, it's totally silent. These pops have happened with different mount and no mount.

Here's an example in totally different situation:
http://youtu.be/vQa0hYRhpoQ?t=1m20s

Check right as I go around corner.. Cam isn't vibrating that much and mount is making no noise. Being powered by USB cable and attached to headrest with a "Gorilla pod". Obviously not the best mount and if camera was complete still, this wouldn't happen, but cam should be able to take a little vibration without causing it's own noise internally.

Kind of a bummer.
Posted by BWX_ | Aug 30, 2014 @ 04:20 AM | 1,943 Views
Well I did the assembly and adjusted all the clevises last night (Thurs, Aug 28th 2014). Did the maiden flights today (Fri).

The very first take-off was a little sketchy. I had no expo and wasn't used to the snappy ailerons, and it was almost bad. I recovered and next flight I dialed in 30% EXP on all the control surfaces and now it feels just right. I have really short sticks on my DX9.

Didn't get the first few flights on video, but I got the 4th and 5th (battery packs). I actually landed and took of more than once per pack.
From now on I'll call the pack a "flight".

Here's the 4th flight video.

Maiden day with SPORT CUB by Parkzone (8 min 22 sec)





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The Old Sketchy Super Cub
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I was up at my uncle's Harley shop a couple weeks ago and saw an old dirty foamy on a shelf. Turns out it was a Super Cub, I think HobbyZone..

This one: http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...ric-HBZ7100#t4

It had been crashed a couple times (at least) and the light sensors for the crash technology were gone (probably a good thing).

The 8.4v NiMHd batts were old, but one had way more capacity than the other. I cycled the one that could only hold about 90 mAh at first about 20 times and I got that one up to about 650 mAh, it was listed as a 1000mAh batt.

The other one didn't need much cycling and after 4 or 5 cycles it held 1222 mAh.

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Posted by BWX_ | Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:38 AM | 2,521 Views
Post #1 for flight vids and on-board vids, some pics.

Vids of mods and building in Post 2
Pics of mods and building in post 3
(guess you're only allowed 40 pics/ post. So I'll just continue adding modding/build pics throughout the thread.)

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First glide test.. boy am I glad I did it too. Elevator was reversed and no damage done. It could have been bad.

I caught rudder being reverse, not sure why I didn't catch elevator.

Parkzone Radian maiden glide test- CRASH (0 min 18 sec)



Maiden Flight! Went pretty well.
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Posted by BWX_ | Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:34 AM | 2,274 Views
Love this little glider..

Some pics of a holder I made for it so I never have to take wings off.. It works quite well actually.





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Posted by BWX_ | Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:24 AM | 2,213 Views
It was the first plane I have ever flown, like ever in my life. I can fly CP helis though, at an intermediate level.

VisionAire second flight - and CRASH!! (4 min 16 sec)

Posted by BWX_ | Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:19 AM | 2,129 Views
Maiden day pics




Coming up with paint scheme on my PC..
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